Ardchattan Parish News
Christmas in Ardchattan..
25 December 2014
As usual, Advent and Christmas were a very busy, exciting joyous and thoughtful time in Adrchattan.
'Real Advent Calendars' were purchased to remind folk daily of the real Christmas Story - with a Fairtrade Chocolate behind each window aswell!
The Advent Study Group found much to think about and reflect on in the Ghent Alterpiece during their weekly meetings at the Manse.
Christmas trees were decorated (the one in St. Modan's being so large that a second set of lights had to be purchased!).
Barcaldine School left some splendid Shepherds and Kings in church from their Nativity Play there, for congregations to enjoy and ponder on.
In Ardchattan Kirk, All Stars provided an excellent Nativity Story, which was followed in the afternoon with their Christmas Party and a Half Hour Happening in the North Connel Hall.
In Benderloch folk heard St. Modan's bell ring out at midnight to announce Christmas Morning from our Watchnight Service and later, in Ardchattan Kirk, friends and families gathered from across the Parish to rejoice and celebrate the wonders of Christmas Day.
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New Elders Ordained..
25 November 2014
On November 23rd Allison Davies and April Barron were Ordained as Elders to our Parish.
The photograph shows Rev. Jeff with Allison and April, surrounded by the other members of the Kirk Session.
Welcome to Elsa..
20 November 2014
Operation Christmas Child..
15 November 2014
Shoeboxes delivered in Irvine!
The Sunday School filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. These simple shoe box gifts bring joy and good news to children all over the world.
09 November 2014
Rememberance Sunday service was held in Ardchattan Kirk. The boys and girls of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Guides joined the congregation in worship and paraded their colours. The true meaning of Rememberance was brought home by the Minister in his sermon; he shared the story of an Appin man, a regular soldier in the British Expeditionary Force, killed on this day 100 years ago at the Battle of the Ypres.