Let us no bide awa' frae the Kirk
Lent Studies Week Three
1st March 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week three (Wednesday 3rd March):

Click for Video Lent Study Week Three Video

Here is the link for our Lent Discussion group Zoom meeting for Thursday 4th March at 11am:

TopicDate/TimeZoom LinkMeeting IDPasscode
LENT WEEK 3 DISCUSSION GROUPMar 4, 2021 11:00Click Link840 0397 9513163513

The Well Near Me
24th February 2021
The Well

Do you have concerns about your or a family members health & wellbeing?

The Well can provide information, guidance, support to anyone over 16+ in regard to their health and wellbeing. The staff can provide the needed information to empower people and help them find the tools to resolve their problems. We can provide information on topics such as social care, care at home, housing issues, bereavement, carer support, benefits and many more.

The Well is operating every:

  • Monday 1pm - 3pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 12noon
  • Wednesday 10am - 12noon
  • Thursday 10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm
Click for Document The Well Near Me Leaflet
Click for Website The Well Website

Walk Through the Bible
24th February 2021
KART

KART are having a taster session for the 'Walk through the Bible'. Mainly to help people see what we are doing, and getting volunteers on board.

This is a ministry that I am keen on expanding, giving more opportunities to schools across not only Kirkcaldy, but the whole of Fife.

The event itself is on Tuesday 16th March, 7.30-8.30pm and I would appreciate if you could promote it to your congregation.

Click the link below for a short video:

Click for Video Walk through the Bible Video

Lent Studies Week Two
24th February 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week two (Wednesday 24th February):

Click for Video Lent Study Week Two Video

Coffee, Book and Chat
18th February 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, at 10.30am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 842 5181 3548


Lent Studies Week One
16th February 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week one (Wednesday 17th February):

Click for Video Lent Study Week One Video

Lent to Easter 2021
11th February 2021
Lent to Easter 2021

Lent

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next 6 weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story. For further details, please see:


Click for Website Lent Study Course Material

Each Wednesday, beginning on the 17th of February, there will be a short online reflection, on the theme of the week, followed by a weekly Zoom discussion group, each Thursday from 11-12 noon. The reflections will be posted on the Bennochy website. Zoom links for discussion group, to follow.

The Church of England has also created an ‘app’, to offer study materials for each day of Lent. This can download on a mobile device and can be found at:

Click for App Lent Smartphone App

Christian Aid Bible Readings

Christian aid offer a Bible reflection, action and prayer for every day of the year. The Bible passages come from the New Revised Standard Version which we use in many of our worship materials. We hope these reflections will inspire you to pray for an end to poverty.

It provides daily prayer from Christian Aid that people might wish to use for Lent.

Click for Readings Christian Aid Bible Readings

Holy week

For each day of Holy week, from 29th March, there will be online worship as follows.

  • 29th March: St Bryce Kirk
  • 30th March: Abbotshall
  • 31st March: Linktown and Auchtertool
  • 1st April: Kirkcaldy Congregational (Maundy Thursday)
  • 2nd April: Bennochy (Good Friday)

Easter Sunday

More details to follow, but an online joint service is being planned, with communion.

This pattern of worship may change, if lockdown restrictions are eased, and ‘in person’ worship is allowed. The Bennochy website will keep you updated of any changes.


Coffee, Book and Chat
8th February 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 17th February 2021, at 10.30am.

Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 892 8120 1898


Presbytery of Fife Conference
2nd February 2021

The new Presbytery of Fife has its first meeting on Saturday, 6th of February. It takes place on Zoom, and the morning conference sessions are open to everyone.

There will also be a Messy Church session where you can join in from home. This starts at 11.15 am.

Please see the Messy Church Instructions including what to bring along to participate. There will be crafts, songs, story and activities and you are welcome to join in as much or as little as you want.


Coffee, Book and Chat
14th January 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting a Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, at 10.30 am.

Here is his Invitation.

We are going to try something different for lockdown. A morning gathering with the title, Coffee, book & chat (in any order you like). As the invite says, you bring your own coffee and chat, and we can think about something to read together. I am thinking about something that helps us reflect on faith in daily life. How long will we meet, mayber about an hour, but let's wait and see.

If this is of interest to you, even if you can't make the first meeting, then please let me know.

You will need to bring your own coffee and chat!

We meet next Wednesday, the 3rd of February at 10.30 am. Please feel free to join us, and pass the invite on to anyone you think might be interested.


Scripture Union Easter Activity Camps
10th January 2021
Scripture Union Holidays

Scripture Union Scotland are running Activity day camps throughout the Easter holidays, the main ones for Fife will be held at Lendrick Muir (near Kinross).

If you know any young person that you think might be interested please let them know.

Also please do not let finance be an issue, if you have someone keen to go but the cost is too high, let Chris know and he will be able to get something sorted.

Chris can be contacted via Chris Beattie, KART Youth worker, 07746373860.

Booking can be made via the following links:


Sunday Worship Suspended
21st December 2020
Bennochy Church

On Saturday evening, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, announced stricter Coronavirus restrictions, over the Christmas period, and from Boxing day, 26th December 2020.

With the whole of mainland Scotland moving into tier 4 restrictions, it means that our capacity on a Sunday morning is reduced from 46 to just 20. As this number includes the minister, organist, and welcome team, this leaves us with a very small capacity.

There is an option to try and organize a booking system, but that has its own problems, and with the Scottish Government saying we need to reduce face to face contact, we have no real option but to suspend ‘in person’ Sunday worship. I will again record Sunday Reflections, to go onto the Bennochy website.

Because of the tighter restrictions running through to 18th January 2021. Services will be suspended until at least the first Sunday in February. The Kirk Session will review the situation in the middle of January and decide accordingly.

I realise how disappointing this news is, especially those who have been attending these past few months. However, it is important that we play our part in minimizing contact with others, and so help to reduce the spread of the virus. As soon as it is safe to do so, ‘in person’ worship will recommence.

Please keep looking at the Bennochy web site for updates.

Further information can be found in Robin's Christmas Letter.


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