The Steering Group for the new congregation agreed to adopt this schedule for upcoming services. Note that Devana Parish Church, Fonthill Road is the current Ferryhill building and Devana Parish Church, Holburn Street is the current South Holburn building.
We are planning a united service on the first Sunday of each month which will include the Sacarament of Holy Communion and this will move between the sites. On the regular Sundays we are shifting both services by 30 minutes. The service in the Holburn Street site will be a half hour earlier at 10:00 a.m. and the service at Fonthill Road will be later at 11:30 a.m. This still allows for bus arrivals in time for both services and will allow David and Peter to be able to participate together in leading both services.
28 May, 11:00 a.m. @ Fonthill Road - First Service of United Congregation
4 June, 10:30 a.m. @ Holburn Street - United Communion Service
11 June, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street & 11:30 a.m. @ Fonthill Road
18 June, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street & 11:30 a.m. @ Fonthill Road
25 June, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street & 11:30 a.m. @ Fonthill Road
2 July, 11:30 a.m. @ Fonthill Road - United Communion Service
9 July, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street - Summer Service
16 July, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street - Summer Service
23 July, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street - Summer Service
30 July, 10:00 a.m. @ Fonthill Road - Summer Service
6 August, 10:00 a.m. @ Fonthill Road - Summer Service
13 August, 10:00 a.m. @ Fonthill Road - Summer Service
20 August, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street & 11:30 a.m. @ Fonthill Road
27 August, 10:00 a.m. @ Holburn Street & 11:30 a.m. @ Fonthill Road
We will be reviewing how this works and it will inevitably take a bit of time for us all to get used to the new times, but it will soon become the new normal as we work together.
As we prepare for a new congregation, the Steering Group has been working to create a new structure of teams that will take a lead in planning and organising much of the ministry of Devana Parish Church. The six new teams have draft remits which are available to download here. These have been created with input from all three churches.
We need people to be a part of these new teams in order for the new congregation to work well and serve our new larger parish and the new church family. If you have already been in one of the teams at Ferryhill then you may see some similarities in the remits to teams you have been a part of before. You are encouraged to offer to play a role in the new teams. If you have not been involved before, then this would be an ideal opportunity to get involved and play your part in the formation of the new congregation. Please give this your prayerful consideration.
Note that the new logo for the congregation is a re-imagining of the traditional Presbyterian logo of the burning bush alongside a symbolic depiction of the meeting place of two waterways (Dee and Denburn) also shaped to match the flow of the river Dee along the southern edge of the new parish. The burning bush has three larger leaves within it recognising the Trinity and the three churches comprising the new Devana Parish Church.