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Holburn West Church of Scotland registered charity number SC013318.

Elders' packs are now ready for collection from the Church Office.

Harvest Offering: Sunday 1st and next Sunday 8th October there is the opportunity to give to our Harvest Offering in two ways: donations of non-perishable foods to Instant Neighbour and donations to the Christian Aid Harvest Appeal (Give Peas a Chance: Malawi).

Unitary Constitution Teams: Under the new Unitary Constitution Strategy there are now 5 teams made up of Elders, members of the congregation and co-opted individuals. Over the next few weeks we will feature the teams.

Pastoral Team - Convener Sheila Smith: The purpose of the Pastoral Team is to develop care and concern for each other, within the congregation and within the local community, to provide a welcoming environment and to encourage the congregation to reflect the love of God through fellowship, friendship and fun.

Friday Indoor Bowling: Our Church Indoor Bowling starts up again on 29th September and I look forward to seeing all bowlers return for bowling in the large hall, ready to start for 2 o'clock. We are a friendly group and, if you have never bowled before, but would like to give this a try, we can provide bowls, if you just bring soft shoes along with you. If you would rather just come along and watch initially, and join us for a cup of tea, that will be fine too.  Please contact Elizabeth McRobbie.

Church Coffee Morning Saturday 28th October 10 am - 12 noon: Please put this date in your diary now. Donations of goods for the following stalls will be gratefully received: Home Baking, Chocolate Tombola, Christmas Presents and decorations, Bric a brac and Books. All welcome. Please bring a friend! It would be helpful to have any items for the Chocolate Tombola well in advance. A box will be available in the front vestibule on Sunday mornings for your donations. All other donations can be brought to the halls on Friday 27th October between 2 and 5 pm. Any queries to Sheila Smith or Laura Fettes.

Walk the Line: thank you again for your generosity, £300 has been donated plus about £50 reclaimed from Gift Aided donations.

Crèche and Junior Church: The crèche and junior church meet together in the Small Hall at 11am most Sundays of term time. In the holidays, and the first Sunday of the month, children's activities will be available in the vestibule of the Sanctuary. All very welcome.

Volunteers are required to set up for the Communion Services which take place in October, February and May. If you feel you could help please contact Alison Laing.

Buildings: If you need to bring anything to the attention of the Buildings Committee, please contact the church secretary or, if urgent, the minister, in the first instance.

City-wide Prayer Gatherings 2017: The October Prayer Gathering will be held in Gilcomston Church, Union Street AB10 1TP on Friday 20th October from 7.30  9.00pm. The full calendar for the year is posted on the noticeboard beside the pigeon holes.

The Church Office will be open from 9am to 1pm, Wednesday to Friday. Tel. 01224 571120.

For more news about events for Aberdeen Presbytery, please visit the Presbytery of Aberdeen Diary.

For information about events in and around Aberdeen, please click on the North East Scotland Christian Diary