Bennochy Parish Church

Bennochy - Latest News

Christmas Teas Update
9th December 2018
Christmas Teas

The final total for our Christmas Teas on 23rd November is £940. The Women’s Group would like to thank everyone who came along and all those who helped in any way to make this a successful event.

Flower List 2019
2nd December 2018
Sanctuary Flowers

The Flower List for 2019 is now available in the vestibule of the Church. If you wish to donate flowers, please put your name on the list against the appropriate date or speak to Senga Booth.

Brian Booth Retirement
2nd December 2018
Church Music

As you may be aware our Organist, Brian Booth has announced his retirement. He has held the Organist position in a number of Churches for a total of 62 years. It is the intention to celebrate this achievement by way of a presentation in early January and we invite members of the Congregation to make a voluntary contribution from next Sunday and the following one. Envelopes are available with your order of service for any member wishing to donate, or you can enclose your donation in your own envelope (marked Brian) and place in the open plate.

Community Christmas Party
2nd December 2018
Community Christmas Party

Everyone is invited - adults and children of all ages, to the inaugural free Community Christmas Party on Wednesday 12th December, from 4 – 6pm, in the Church Halls - for catering purposes, entry by ticket only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To reserve your ticket contact Louisa Turner, Development Worker.

Christmas Messy Church
2nd December 2018
Messy Church

Christmas Messy Church will be held on Sunday 16th December, from 2 - 4pm. An afternoon to share in crafts, activities, games and afternoon tea with the family, as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Everyone welcome, though children must be accompanied with an adult.

Christmas Poinsettias
25th November 2018

If you wish to have a poinsettia(s) in the Church for a friend or in memory of a loved one, please put your name on the Poinsettia List in the vestibule of the Church by Sunday 9th December. These plants will decorate the Church on Sundays 16th & 23rd December. After the service on 23rd December you can take the plants home (or earlier by arrangement with Senga). The cost will be £6 and these are large plants. Payment should be made to Senga Booth.

Olive Branch Café Christmas Lunch
18th November 2018
The Olive Branch Café

Tickets are available at the cafe for a Christmas Lunch on Thursday 6th December - see the forthcoming events notice board for menu. This will be a ticket only event and the normal menu will not be available that day. Last opening day for the cafe will be 13th December restarting on 10th January.

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal Update
18th November 2018
Blythswood Care

Thank you to everyone who has filled a shoebox or given a donation. Again, as a church, we have filled 92 boxes and Dunnikier School has filled 58 boxes. Two excellent results! The boxes are now being checked before beginning the journey to Romania - things that we take for granted but will seem like luxuries to people living in poverty. The boxes will bring a smile to adults and children and hopefully they will enjoy opening them as much as we enjoyed filling them. Thank you for being part of this Appeal

16th September 2018
The Olive Branch Café

Can you or a friend (or both!) spare a few hours on a Thursday once or twice a month?

We need volunteers in the kitchen, serving customers and to help with tidying away tables and chairs etc.

If you are interested and would like to know more, please speak to Alison Hamilton (Open Door Project) or any of the enthusiastic volunteers in the congregation!

Thank You from Kirkcaldy Foodbank
2nd September 2018
Kirkcaldy Foodbank

Kirkcaldy Foodbank would like to thank you on behalf of the volunteers and those who find themselves in the desperate position of having to seek help from the foodbank.

The number of client visits to the Foodbank has remained over 600 since November 2017 (other than in December, when the Foodbank was closed for over a week); in April 2018 it was over 700 for the first time; and in May 2018 it was over 800 (805) for the first time.

Our aim continues to be to feed those families and individuals who are hungry and cannot afford to feed themselves for a variety of reasons. Times are tough and some people in the local community are struggling to put food on the table. There are so many other financial demands to keep a roof over their heads. Some may be working but simply not able to survive on the minimum salary they receive – others may be temporarily out of work and falling into the ‘pit’ of delayed or sanctioned benefit payments.

If anything this crisis has increased since we set up and your donations of food are very much appreciated and vital if we are to continue to tackle it until other avenues can be found to ensure people do not find themselves in these critical situations.

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