The Global Involvement Group (GIG) met on 2 May 2012 and laid plans for developing the partnership with Bemvu in Malawi and for its wider agenda. Details here: Global Involvement Gp 2 May 2012
Faith Time: A monthly opportunity to come together informally to discuss aspects of faith. The next Faith Time is at 7.30pm on Monday 7 May, meeting in Kilmelford Church and followed by refreshments at the manse. We are invited to bring a song or hymn which has been personally meaningful in our journey of faith, say a little about it, and sing it together.
The Xplorers met in Kilmelford Church on Sunday April 1st when our theme was Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. As quite a few people were on holiday we re-organised ourselves into two groups. Before we divided into different activity groups we all, and I mean all, drew round our feet, cut the shapes out and decorated them, adding appropriate words, before gluing our footprints on to a long piece of paper complete with palm leaves and “cloaks”. One group made some cards after the story telling and the others made a mobile to represent Easter.
Ken lead our Prayz time and during the telling of the Palm Sunday events we even heard the donkey’s hooves clip clopping along the road. Kilmelford Ukuleles were joined by a young peoples’ percussion section in a very spirited rendering of “Hosanna to the King”. [Thank you Olwen and Neil for your vocal support]
On Good Friday afternoon a number of children and adults met to decorate the church, to make cards, have some refreshments and listen to a story. There were many comments about how good the church looked on Easter morning. Thank you, children.
Our next meeting is on May 6th and we are beginning to plan our summer “picnic”. We will circulate details as soon as we know them.
LENTEN DISCUSSION SERVICES – we are having a series of Lenten discussion services in our Netherlorn Churches, on the subject of “Faith in the Nation”. The last meeting will be at Kilmelford Church on 3 April at 7.30pm. Come along and get a Christian perspective on some of the things that are happening in our society and in our nation just now!
Family Ceilidh & Licensed Buffet
Saturday 3rd March 2012
Craignish Village Hall
7pm – midnight
Ceol an Aire
Argyll Young Musicians
Ceol an Aire:
Ruairidh Morrison- Accordion
Angus MacColl jnr. –Bagpipes
Ewan MacDonald-Keyboard and Guitar
Performing a mixture of traditional Ceilidh dance tunes and a variety of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic songs plus concert sets.
Most of this group played at last year’s Craignish Arts Festival
Tickets: individual £8.00 or family £20.00
Available from Ardfern Village Store
Ishbel 500277, Chris 500674,
Joan 500292, Pat 500683, John 200371.
Bemvu New Year greetings – message received from Rev Picklen Chafulumira, minister of Bemvu congregation in Malawi
Okondedwa Abusa Ross,
I am here bringing to you and the Netherlorn churches Christmas greetings and wishing you a prosperous New Year 2012, from the family and the Bemvu faith Community. Let’s be glad for the free gift God has given each one in the world. John 3:16. The peace of mind has come, the freedom is with us, the king of kings of Justice, and the powerful God is given to us. He is wonderful indeed. Let us all welcome him in our hearts, homes; churches work places, market areas elsewhere. Praise be to God. John 1:12.
This Sunday I am finishing 2011 end of year programme at Bemvu with all sacraments and expect the gathering to be over whelming.
Happy Christmas and God bless you.
Ine mbale wanu.