Dates for your Diary
Upcoming / Current
Praise Group – Rehearsals usually take place at 7.20pm every Friday in the hall. The Praise Group leads Sunday morning worship. New members always welcome.
The Lossie Singers (Choir) – The Choir meets in the Hall on Friday evenings at 7.30pm for about an hour. It is good fun and fellowship and a chance to learn some religious and non-religious songs in a relaxed and entirely non-judgemental atmosphere. There is a Christmas Concert planned for 2.30pm on Sunday 10 December 2023, in the Church. If you are interested in coming along, contact us via the website or the church’s Facebook page. The Choir had a successful visit to Donau Eschingen in Germany in October 2019 and we are again looking at the possibility of returning to an area with which we have a number of links.
Out of the Box Christmas Musical – Mary and Joseph and Hank the donkey – Thursday 07 December 2023 at 6.30pm
Out of the Box bring their family show to St. James’ as part of their Scottish Tour – Chris and Carol will be known to many children locally through the Summer Holiday Club at St. James’. This is sure to be a fun evening. Entry is free and there will be refreshments in the Hall afterwards.
Weekly or so
Mondays 2.30pm – Guild (More details here) – The Guild meets every second week.
Wednesday 2pm (Every second Wednesday) – Drop in, St James’ Hall (More details further down this page) (Note this is currently suspended until further notice).
Thursday 4pm – Junior Praise Group practice in the Fellowship Hall
Friday 2.00 – 4.00pm – Indoor Bowling in St James’ Hall. They have 2 bowling carpets. It is not a competitive group, they have fun and laughter, followed by a cup of tea and cake. They do have sets of bowls which can be loaned out, but would still be pleased for any donations to the group. If you are interested, please contact Vernon on 815553.
Fridays 7.20pm – Praise Group practice in St James’ Hall.
Sunday services at St James’ begin at 10:00am.
Our Good News Club (Sunday School) runs during this time. You can find out more details about how GNC works in this article.
Tea and Coffee is normally served in the Hall following every morning Service, when we join together for a time of fellowship.
Joint Bible Study Group
In pre-Covid times, this normally met every Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Manse. More details in this short article. All welcome. During Covid times and beyond, there has been a weekly Wednesday Zoom meeting led by our Minister, Rev. Geoff McKee, and attended by folks from both Churches in the linkage. Again, all are welcome. The meetings generally follow the format of a Reflection, followed by a Bible study and then a time of prayer focusing especially on people known to us within our congregations and wider community. This a good time of fellowship, reflection and prayer. If you are interested in attending, please contact us via this website in the first place and our Minister, Geoff, will send you a Zoom link.
If Elders / Managers know of someone ill, hospitalised or in need of a visit please pass their name and address to Rev McKee. He can be contacted by telephone on 01343 208852 or email GMcKee@churchofscotland.org.uk
Wednesday Drop-in (currently suspended)
Every second Wednesday in the Church Hall at 2pm. All welcome. Suggested Donation £1.
See the article linked to in the paragraph above for forthcoming dates.
Information for the Bulletin
Please submit any notices to Tracey by lunchtime on Thursday by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 814642. Any late notices can be passed to Susan McSheffrey, Session Clerk – telephone 01343 812362.
Harvest Thanksgiving appeal:
For the next two weeks we are collecting for the Christian aid Libya Flood Appeal. Pick up your brown envelopes at the front door.
£25 could provide one emergency kit with vital supplies for families who have lost everything in the floods.