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News and Notices -Sunday, 23rd August 2015

posted 23 Aug 2015, 11:41 by St. Thomas' Church Aboyne   [ updated 23 Aug 2015, 11:41 ]

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  1. Next vestry meeting Wednesday 2nd September 19.30 at Tanardale. If you have any points you want raised please let Daphne or Vittoria know.
  2. Next Saturday, 29th August 10.00 –12.00 Aboyne/Dinnet Church are doing a line of silver for the Tear Fund. Somewhere around Strachan’s I would guess.
  3. Message from Jo, Hannah in South Africa has started a knitting club for the ladies who work on the reserve. They are away from their families for a couple of weeks at a time and this way of using their leisure has proved really popular. (It can get very cold on the reserve, it’s so high.) Jo would like any spare knitting needles or patterns to send to Hannah, please.
  4. Doors Open Day St Thomas' is participating in Aberdeenshire’s Doors Open day this year, weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September and because the theme is food and drink we’ve fixed the Harvest Festival to coincide. It looks like being a busy weekend.   Aberdeenshire Council have produced a brochure and I have put copies in the church.  St Thomas' will be open to the public Saturday 19th Sept 14.00 to 16.00 and Sunday 20th Septwhen we have invited others to join us in the 11.15 service then proceed through till 16.00. On Saturday we will be decorating the church as usual for Harvest Festival. We can do it in the morning, but if anyone wants to come and do some in the afternoon that’s fine too - we would appreciate helpers for decorating.  On Sunday we plan to have our usual service followed by a bring and share lunch. Besides decorating and lunch, we will need helpers through the afternoon on both days to welcome people and tell them a bit about the church, make tea/coffee, and run the very simple 20 Questions Treasure Hunt for families I have prepared. I’ve put a sheet in the church and if you are able to come along for an hour, or more on either day I’d be very grateful if you could sign up.  I shall myself be in the church throughout.
  5. I’m not here next sunday, so next edition N&N will be in a fortnight’s time.
Anne Harper – Vestry Secretary