There will be a cup of tea/coffee in the hall after the morning service. This will be followed by our monthly Bring & Share Lunch. All welcome.

Evening Prayer – A time of prayer will be held before the evening service at 5.20 pm. All welcome.

Community Groups: The community groups meet again this Wednesday evening, 4th of October. If you intend to go please mark your name on the signup sheet at the door so we have an indication of numbers. We may ask some people to attend the other group to balance the numbers. Details are as follows: Time: 7.30 pm
Bible passage for study: Acts 8: 26- 40. There are study notes
available at the door.
Town group: At Dave and Sally’s
Countryside group: At Roddy and Evelien’s
(Directions are on the sign-up sheet.)

Curry Night – We are delighted that Mr. David Forbes will be speaking on his experiences in India. We are also calling for any men who can make a curry! The men will be treating the women to curry on Saturday the 7th of October. If any men feel they have the requisite skills to make a pot of curry, please indicate your willingness and what type of curry you would be able to make on the sign-up sheet at the entrance. Also, if any of our young folk are willing to help with serving on the night, please indicate your willingness on the sign-up sheet as well.
We hope to have a small book stall from Christian Focus Publications available on the night so remember to bring some cash in case you
want to buy some books. If anyone is able to help with the bookstall on the night, then please let Rory know.

Hope Explored: We plan to run a three-week course beginning on the 24th of October. The course explores the meaning of biblical hope and touches on the key elements of what it means to be a Christian. This course is suitable for anyone who wants to explore further about the Christian faith. We will meet at Fortrose Free Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings for three weeks, beginning on the 24th of October. Please do come along and bring a friend!

Upcoming preachers: 22 nd October: Rev. Donald Morrison

An Evening of praise with Ruth Campbell. Date: 3rd November. Ruth is a member in the Free Church congregation of Covenant Church Newmilns and is a talented Christian singer song writer. Put the date in the diary and come along and bring a friend.

Testimony evening – After the evening service on the 5th of November Isaac Gajendran will speak about how he came to faith and also about the church in India.

Quiz in support of Damaris House
When? Friday 10th November at 7pm.
Where? Fortrose Free Church.
Please come along, invite friends and family and enjoy the evening. There are multiple choice questions, picture rounds and questions for different interests from chocolate to China, Frozen to Finland, The Beano to boxing. Teams of up to six. You can be allocated a team on the night. Donations will be for Damaris House in Athens which supports women and their children who have been the victims of trafficking. Tea/coffee and goodies will be provided and there will be a short talk on the work of Damaris House.

Blythswood Shoeboxes: There has been a request for toiletries from some of the folks in our congregation who are filling Blythswood shoeboxes. If you are able to donate any items, they are looking for: >Men’s & Women’s toiletries >Toothpaste & toothbrushes >One size gloves.
Any donated items can be left near the front door.

2024 Calendars are now available at the door with a suggested donation of £5. We are grateful to Sandy Sutherland for producing these and allowing the proceeds to stay with the congregation.

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