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Olive Branch Café Reopens
18th March 2018
The Olive Branch Café

The Olive Branch Café will be re-opening on Thursday 29th March in the newly refurbished Methven Hall and we look forward to welcoming our customers back from the extended break. The Café opens from 11am for Teas/Coffees and Cake, with lunchtime Soup & Sandwiches etc. from 12 noon.

Bunny Drive
11th March 2018
Bunny Drive

The Women's Group's annual Bunny Drive will be held on Tuesday 3rd April at 6.30 pm in the Methven Hall. Tickets £4 adults and £2 children can be had from Group members. Come along and enjoy the excitement, a delicious buffet supper, prizes and a raffle. This is a fun evening for all the family.

Adverse Weather for Sunday 4th March
3rd March 2018
Snow at Bennochy

With the congregations safety in mind if you feel that it is unsafe to come to Church then please remain at home. However if you feel you still wish to come to Church, it will be open for worship but on an ad-hoc basis.

Robin will be attending and the Church will be open.

As a result we will provide be a much shorter service and singing will be dependent on the attendance of the organist.

Thanks from Salvation Army
4th February 2018
Xmas Gifts

On behalf of The Salvation Army - Kirkcaldy Corps I would like to thank you for your kind and generous donation of toys and some monetary donations. These toys were used for our 2017 Christmas Toy Appeal. Every Christmas holiday season there are hundreds of families across Scotland who experience some type of hardship that prevents them from having an enjoyable Christmas season. Your generous donation enables us to continue to do our part to help needy families within our surrounding community in Fife.

Thank you for support to the Salvation Army - Kirkcaldy Corps. It has truly been appreciated. - Heather Coles, Major in the Salvation Army.

February Messy Church
4th February 2018
Messy Church

Abbotshall & Bennochy Messy Church team would like to invite you and your family along to our next session, which is planned for Sunday 18th February from 2pm - 4pm. Please note that we have changed our time to have fun, meet with friends and eat together whilst hearing about Abraham's journey, through games, crafts and activities. Everyone is welcome. Age is no barrier, but children need to be accompanied by an adult.

If you are unable to join us on 18th February our next sessions are as follows - Sunday 2pm - 4pm, 13th May, with our large community session of Messy Sunday on 10th June 2018. All sessions meet in the church halls of Bennochy Parish Church.

If you would like to join the team in supporting sessions, with ideas, cooking or with particular prayers, please speak with Louisa Turner, Development Worker in the first instance.

Bennochy Community Garden Project
4th February 2018
Community Garden

Its official! Over the past 18 months, there has been a small group of volunteers, from the Bennochy Community Garden Project, who have dug and got dirty, with planting and creating an orchard, bulb and mosaic art, along with planting bulbs and wellies, all within the church grounds. There has also been a small group of volunteers, from within the congregation, who have busied themselves in all weathers, in the church garden.

All the hard work, of all the volunteers and children from Dunnikier Primary school, has been recognised.

At a recent awards ceremonies, our partners – Growing Kirkcaldy, accepted certificates on behalf of Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy was awarded a Silver Gilt, for the Small City 2017, category from Britain in Bloom and a Gold award, for the Small City 2017 from Keep Scotland Beautiful. Britain in Bloom judges rated the Community Involvement throughout Kirkcaldy as Gold standard. This included the church garden which all our volunteers, contributed sterling hard work. Growing Kirkcaldy has expressed their thanks to Bennochy Community Garden Project and the Volunteers maintaining the Bennochy church grounds, and stated that we should all be proud of each individual’s efforts, which have contributed to the awards. Well done to everyone!

Good news continues - the Project was recently awarded £200 from Asda's Green Token Fund. Thank you to all who shopped at Asda and donated to our green token collection. The monies will be going towards some raised planters for our garden.

And more exciting news ...a volunteer at the Olive Branch Café - Ian Thislie, mentioned a fund which we could possibly apply to, to further support our community garden fund, we applied and were successful. We were granted four times more than what we had applied for! The Bennochy Community Garden Project's vision is hopefully going to be realised in 2018. A meeting to discuss our vision and the best way to realise it is to be held on Wednesday 7th February at 11am in the church gardens initially followed by refreshments indoors. We have invited partners from the community to attend the meeting and you are also cordially invited to join us, to decide the best way to spend our funding. If you are interested in the Bennochy Community Garden Project but are unable to attend the meeting, please have a chat with either the Minister or Louisa Turner, Development Worker.

Lent Studies
28th January 2018
Lent Studies

The joint Lent studies course begins on 18th February and will run for five Sunday evenings. It is based on the film, 'the way'. All meetings start at 7pm.

Meet, ask, talk around the Christian faith: ‘a journey through Lent’ based on the film The Way.

Suits ages 13 - 113. Expect humour, stories, ideas. Come to one, a few or all - each meeting stands on its own.

Dates for the classes:

  • Sunday 18th Feb. 7pm in Linktown Church
  • Sunday. 25th Feb. 7pm in West End Church
  • Sunday 4th Mar. 7pm in Abbotshall Church
  • Sunday 11th Mar. 7pm in Bennochy Church
  • Sunday 18th Mar. 7pm in St. Bryce Kirk

Kirkcaldy Town Walk
21st January 2018

The Walkers next walk is on Sunday 28th January leaving from the Church at 12.45pm. The walk is around Kirkcaldy and is less than 5 miles. There are no steep hills but it may well be muddy underfoot at times. Meet at Church at 12.45 p.m. Come and join us.

The Green and Quirky Upcycling Project
4th January 2018
The Green and Quirky Upcycling Project

A new year. A new project for Bennochy.

The G & Q aims to save tired, old castoffs from end of life in landfill, transforming them into useful, pleasing items which can be sold via social media. Our church will benefit from the profits from sales.

The sort of things we shall upcycle are:

  • Small pieces of furniture (bedside table, small bookcase, chest of drawers)
  • Fabric, yarn and sewing basket oddments
  • Lampshades

We already have several pieces waiting to be resurrected. We have no storage space in church and so we must limit ourselves to the number of projects we can reasonably work on and keep safely at home. So,

  • If upcycling appeals to you
  • If you are skilled in woodwork / sewing/ electrical work/or keen to learn skills
  • If you can attend fortnightly workshops at church
  • If you have space in your shed to store the project you are working on
  • If your creative hands are itching at the prospect of a fresh, new venture at Bennochy
then speak to Dianne, 07980367632.

First planning meeting Wed 17th Jan at 11.00am in the Meldrum Room, open to all in Bennochy Community.

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