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

Youth Lunch – We plan to continue to look at the “I Am” statements of Jesus as we meet together monthly for lunch. Thank you for your ongoing prayers for the church children and youth. Dates for upcoming youth lunches: >October 29th @ The Manse > November 26th @ the MacLeman’s
Please speak with Dave or Sally for any more information, or if you would like to host a lunch.

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

Community Groups meet again on Wednesday the 1st of November at 7.30pm. The Town group will meet at the manse and the Countryside group will meet at Willie and Rona’s. The Bible text we will look at is 2 Peter 1: 5-11. If you are interested in attending a group and haven’t done so before, please speak to Rory after the service.

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. If anyone is available to help with setting up and helping with refreshments on Fri evening, it would be greatly appreciated. Also if those with baking skills wouldn’t mind making some simple traybakes that would also be welcome. Please speak to Kirsteen if you can help, thank you so much in advance!

November Communion – Unfortunately Rev. Colin Macleod has had to pull out of taking the communion services here at the end of November. At this stage we have not been able to find a replacement preacher. Rory will therefore take the communion services next month and someone else will
take the communion services at the end of February.

“Fortrose Free Church Women’s Choir is now “New Song Women”
Ladies, if you would you like to serve the Lord with your singing voice, you’re invited to be a part of the FFC Women’s Choir, now called “New Song Women” We will work on music for the Fortrose Free Church Carol Service set to take place on 16th December 2023 at 6pm. All ladies are most welcome, and no audition or experience needed, only a desire and commitment to serve the Lord in song with one another for His glory. Romans 15:5-6.
6 rehearsals will be held at Fortrose Free Church on alternating Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and we’ll prepare two pieces for the Carol Service.
Fridays 7:30-9pm
27th October
1st December
15th December
Saturdays 10-11:30am
4th November
18th November
9th December
Sign up by speaking with Eileen Mackintosh 07709 175753 or get in touch by email: eileen_mackintosh@yahoo.com

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.

Harvest Thanksgiving – There will be a harvest thanksgiving service on Wednesday the 8th of November.

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.

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. There are only around 30 left, so be sure to get yours before they are gone.

Notices – If you would like something included in the notices, please email fortrosefreechurch@gmail.com by 9pm on a Thursday to guarantee inclusion in that week’s notices.

Mailing List – If you would like to be included on our mailing list, either postal and/or email, please email your details to fortrosefreechurch@gmail.com.

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