A message from Neil

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

Friday 26 November 2021


 1. Gift Day

A huge thank you for your very generous contributions. A total of £41,058 has been given. The target was £30,000. This means that all the projects will get 25% more than we had suggested we could contribute. Paul explains that God loves it when people give cheerfully rather than reluctantly or under compulsion (2 Corinthians 9:7 ), and God's joy will be shared by the people whose lives will be changed by your generous giving.

We want them to get the benefit quickly, so if you would still like to contribute please do it before Sunday 12 December when this year’s Gift Day appeal will close.

2. Worship this Sunday

It is Advent Sunday, and we celebrate communion in church at both 9.30 and and 10.30 am. If you are live-streaming the service remember to prepare your own ‘bread’ and ‘wine’ so you can participate too.

To prebook click here
To live stream or watch later click here

3. Church Visitor

Has the Holy Spirit given you gifts of caring? Are you empathetic and a good listener? Do you have four hours a week available?
We are looking to recruit a Church Visitor who will help St Andrew Blackadder care for some of the older members in the congregation who are not able to participate in activities in the way they once did. Some of this will be done by visiting people in their own homes, and some of it over the phone.

This is a significant commitment which is why a modest salary is offered.

If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, have a word with Jenny Kellock who has been the Church Visitor, or me.

5. Kaleidoscope for December

Kaleidoscope is now available. Please could all deliverers collect their packets. And if you pick up your own copy, please do so this weekend.

4. CrossReach Cards and Calendars

CrossReach is the social care branch of the Church of Scotland: "Care you can put your faith in". Jean McAulay will be selling calendars and cards in aid of CrossReach at all Services until Christmas.
CrossReach Calendar with 12 scenic photos plus Envelope for posting; £5.
Pack of 10 cards with envelopes: Road to Bethlehem, Arriving at Bethlehem, Kings at Manger, Shepherds; £3.80. Scottish Winter Scene with Gaelic and English greetings; £3.50. A Scottish Winter with Gaelic and English greetings; £3.75.

5. Cunningham House

Sunday is the last day for donations of pants, vests and socks for Cunningham House.

10. Prayer

 Each Wednesday on Zoom between for 30 minutes starting at 7 pm.
Please contact Julie in the Church Office if you do not already have the Zoom incantation.

11. Sunday 21 November

We welcome Rev Mike Watson who will be leading worship at both services.


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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