A MESSAGE FROM YOUR MINISTER
PLATE & GIFT OFFERINGS FOR REGULAR CHURCH SERVICES
‘The Lord loves (and rewards) a cheerful giver’
2 Corinthians 9.7
During the difficult times of the ‘lock down’ restrictions church services in all church buildings throughout the land were suspended. We are glad to announce we are beginning to open up again. We ask that you please put on one side each week the offering you would normally place in the plate offering at the Sunday morning service. If you have not made an arrangement already you can also set up a regular gift offering by standing order at the local bank to ‘Fort Augustus Parish Church’ or ‘Glengarry Parish Church’. We appreciate that it is not going to be easy for many at this time of national and world crisis. The Church is still there for you. The doors may be closed during the week but, prayers are offered daily for everyone. We are there to provide support in times of illness and bereavement. It is not possible to visit each others homes in this time of risk to our health. The Minister is happy to chat over the phone with anyone in the community who is in need. Weddings are currently being arranged at the moment for restricted numbers of thirty people, it is possible to plan these in advance at either Fort Augustus or Glengarry churches for tentative dates in the future or re-schedule if, you have already booked a date previously. Baptisms are being conducted and can be arranged during Sunday worship. The Church always depends upon generous giving to help cover the practical overheads to keep it functioning as the ‘historic Christian hub’ at the centre of every community. Especially at this time, we ask that you continue to keep your weekly offerings and bring them to church each time we meet for Sunday services. Thank you for your continued faithfulness and generosity at all times.
Keep well and keep safe,
‘God bless you all’
Rev Anthony Jones
Church of Scotland Manse, Fort Augustus
tel: 01320 366210
There are different ways of supporting the two congregations of the Great Glen. Financially there is the offering on Sunday morning during Sunday worship, regular support by setting up a standing order, and practical support by supporting occasional fundraisers.
Please get in touch with the treasurers if you would like to support the congregations or with the minister or session clerks if you would like to volunteer.
Saturday 16th June, 2018
Mad Hatter’s Gallery……..
see if you can find yourself in the gallery!
“Brave the Shave”
Gordon Batchen recently took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s “Brave the Shave” appeal. Gordon is a member of Fort Augustus church and on 21st August duly fulfilled his appointment with the barber! In taking part Gordon raised £380 for this good cause.
Every penny donated by sponsors goes to Macmillan Cancer Support so they can support people affected by cancer when they needed it most providing nurses, support centres, advice lines and much more.
If you would like to “Brave the Shave” and help an extremely worthwhile cause please visit: https://bravetheshave.macmillan.org.uk/
On the second Tuesday of each month we share lunch at Fort Augustus Church Hall. Please come along for a bowl of soup, lovely sweet, and the craic.