"A Little More" Virtual Choir

Fresh from the editing computer is our latest musical endeavour for your enjoyment and uplift. It is a wonderful upbeat song with a real summer vibe from Fischy Music, arranged by our own Kevin Haggart, with a very important message about the One we believe in. This song was written as part of the collaboration between Spill the Beans and Fischy Music and is featured in the current issue of Spill the Beans.

Thanks to all the musicians and singers (some joining us for the first time from Blantyre and Canada) for their contributions.

If you want to use the song in your own online worship, then please feel free to do so either using the YouTube video itself or you can download a HD copy here (file size 377MB, download from Dropbox service).

Traidcraft Stall

We are launching a new ordering process for our Traidcraft Stall. The new summer catalogue will be available to pick up from the church on Wednesday 1 July (1 - 2 p.m. or 7 - 8 p.m.) or you can choose from the Traidcraft website (www.traidcraftshop.co.uk). Orders should be sent to Shelagh Bain by Monday 6 July either by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone 07714 894826 and will be available to pick up on Wednesday 15 July at the same times. If you are unable to get to the church, please contact Shelagh and she will deliver your catalogue and order to your home. Please have the exact money ready to pay for your order when you collect it. We currently have the following items in stock: small bars of orange, cappuccino and caramel milk chocolate, marmalade, jam, honey, peanut butter, speciality teas, drinking chocolate and liquorice sweets. All other sweets, apart from jelly beans, are out of stock until August.

Peter's Pause For Thought - Food

This week's online assembly and pause for thought is now available. And can you beat my kitchen creation?

Song this week is "Why?" from Fischy Music.

Worship From Ferryhill

You are welcome to join us online for morning worship (or catch up later).

See you online!

 

Life And Work Magazine - May 2020

life and work cover may 2020

During this challenging period, Life and Work is printing as normal, however many subscribers will have their deliveries delayed, especially if they normally receive it through their church. With this in mind, they have made the May 2020 issue available on their website. This can be accessed by clicking the cover image on the right.

This complimentary copy includes features on how the Church is responding to the coronavirus crisis both locally and nationally, an interview with the Moderator-Designate, the Rev Dr Martin Fair, and reflections on the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

 

Sunday Post-Service Fellowship

For those missing our time of fellowship following Sunday worship, we invite you to join us for a cup of tea (you'll have to supply your own!) and a chat online. We have set up a weekly Zoom meeting which you can access on a PC, tablet or mobile phone using this link and login:-

https://zoom.us/j/92966076568?pwd=S09TRGljVHpvTUVFZmVVeE5JVkpZZz09

Meeting ID: 929 6607 6568, and password: 005056

Alternatively you can call 0131 460 1196 to dial in to the conversation (you will need a note of the meeting ID and password above).

Our Zoom fellowship will begin at 1 p.m. for about an hour.

Instant Neighbour Donations

Every Wednesday from 15 April, there will be a chance for you to donate food for local charity Instant Neighbour at the church. Non perishable food items and toiletries can be dropped off between 1 and 2 p.m. and between 7 and 8 p.m. Items will be distributed to vulnerable and housebound people at this difficult time. Distancing instructions will be adhered to at all times. Thank you.

Changes to Morning Worship

As many of you will have already seen, churches across the Presbytery have been instructed to no longer have public gathering for worship. This is sensible, the right thing to do, and accords with government advice with regards to Covid-19.

It does not mean that the church itself is doing nothing. Remember that the church is not a building, it is people of faith who make up the church. And we are still active.

Worship will still be happening on Sunday morning and you will be able to access it through our YouTube channel as usual - www.youtube.com/ferryhillparishchurch - or go to our Webcast page. We are also working on how to use technology to our advantage through group video conferencing for other ways to meet virtually, discuss and worship.

Our Pastoral Care Teams are on the case, adapting to the new circumstances, but please expect contact over the next few months by phone, postcard or email rather than in person.

Remember that we have a weekly newsletter which you can sign up to by clicking on the link on the right of the homepage.

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Signing the Lord's Prayer

Over the next couple of months we will be encouraging us all on a Sunday morning to join with Rev Mary Whittaker during the Lord's Prayer to also sign the prayer. If you would like to practise that, please use the video above!