There will be a cup of tea/coffee in the hall after the morning service. All welcome.

Youth Lunch – at Dave & Sally’s after the morning service. All P7-S6 welcome. We plan to look at the “I am” statements of Jesus in John’s gospel. Please pray that they would grow in their relationship with Jesus.

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

Preacher next Sunday morning: Mr. Alex Ferrier is unable to take the service next Sunday morning, but the Rev. Ian Macinnes from Ferintosh Free Church is able to take the service.

Our Café & Blether Macmillan Coffee Morning raised a fantastic £737.95. Thank you to all who contributed baking and monetary donations.

Thank You – The family of Margaret Seaton want to thank the church fellowship for their sympathy and prayers following her death and for the prayerful and practical concern shown to mum while she was living in Fortrose.

Upcoming preachers:
1st October: AM Rev. Iain Macinnes (Ferintosh); PM Rev. Dr ArthurFraser
22nd October: Rev. Donald Morrison

Community Groups: The next community group gathering is on the 4th of October. Details are as follows:

Time: 7.30 pm
Bible passage for study: Acts 8: 26- 40.
Town group: At Dave and Sally’s (Directions to follow via email)
Countryside group: At Roddy and Evelien’s (Directions to follow via email.)

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.

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!

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.

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.

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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