A message from Neil on Friday 9 October 2020

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Some information to keep you up to date with life in St Andrew Blackadder

Friday 9 October 2020


1. Harvest

We celebrate Harvest in our services this Sunday both in church and online. We are encouraging people to express their thanks to God for his gifts
by making a donation of non-perishable food items to East Lothian Foodbank, and/or, contributing to Tearfund’s thirst campaign.
Tearfund envelopes are available in the church building or you can make a contribution directly to www.tearfund.org/thirst.
Places are available at the 9 am service still. If you’d like to come please contact Julie in the office - 895233, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Sunday Services

Worship on Sunday will continue to be both online and in the building. The 9.00 am service is open to all. The 10.30 am physical service is reserved for people booking a place for an under 18 year old. Please contact Julie to reserve a place.
Douglas Hamilton is taking the services on 18 October as I am on holiday for a week.
This also means there will not be an update next Friday.

3. Growing Young

Thank you for your interest in and support for the Growing Young summit that was held last weekend.
It went very well. I know some of you feel a bit in the dark and are not sure what Growing Young is all about.
Don’t worry. We finish our series on Exodus this week. Our next one will be entitled Growing Young.
In the meantime, could you help?
Listening to people of all generations is a key part of Growing Young.
Our Growing Young team are looking for a few people who would be willing to offer their perspective on a number of points.
If you might be interested Mary Leckie will tell you more. Contact Julie in in the office and she’ll pass your details onto Mary

4. Gift Day

We normally have a Gift Day in June but did not this year. A number of people have enquired if there will be one at all.
After discussion we’ve agreed that there will be a much simpler and lower key one in mid November. Details to follow.

5. Guild

Guild Video Meeting. This features speakers from St Andrew's First Aid who will teach you how to use a defibrillator!
There are also hymns, notices, prayers and readings by our members. To view it, please click on the following link:
It's also visible on the St Andrew Blackadder YouTube channel and is searchable-for in YouTube as "Guild Video Meeting October 2020”.

6. Christian Aid Quiz

Click here to to view the October 2020 quiz which has the theme "Ten" because October is the tenth month of the year.
The answers to the August Quiz are also avaliable on this page.
We would appreciate it if you could make a donation of £1 via the Christian Aid website, as explained on the quiz.

7. Tear Fund Christmas Cards

With the decline in the sale of greetings cards, this is the last year Tearfund will be partnering with Potters House to produce Christmas cards.
With the uncertainty of "lockdown" arrangements, Ruth Gordon will not be ordering or selling Tearfund cards this year.
Cards are however available to order online here or call 01909 492868.

8. Prayer Gathering

Every Wednesday at 7.00 pm for 30 min on Zoom. Please contact Julie in the Church office for the Zoom contact details.


Rev Dr Neil Dougall
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St Andrew Blackadder Church of Scotland, North Berwick
St Andrew Street, North Berwick, EH39 4NU
Scottish Charity SC006421 

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