Image from the Sanctaury window

Holburn West Church of Scotland registered charity number SC013318.

Pastoral: if you know of anyone who is unwell or in hospital and would appreciate a visit, please make the minister or Sheila Smith, Convenor, Pastoral Team aware.

Door Duty – Please contact Alan Johnston as soon possible if you wish to join / leave the Door Duty Rota on Sunday morning.

Westword: The October edition of Westword is due soon.  Please consider writing a short item for your church magazine and letting others know what is going on at Holburn West.  Task groups leaders might wish to use this to let people know what has been happening or future plans for example, or maybe you have some photos of events to share through Westword (with permissions of those who are in the photo).  All items to be email to publicity@holburnwestchurch.org.uk or handed to the editor for the October edition, Yvonne Bain, by the deadline of 22nd September.

Indoor Bowling: Commencement of our Church's Indoor Bowling for Autumn 2019/Winter 2020. We meet in the large hall on Fridays 1.45 - 4.00 to enjoy carpet bowls, tea, biscuits and a general catch up again. We are a friendly group who would welcome any newbie to the game or anyone who hasn't played for a while. Just come along with soft shoes and bowls, if you have them, on Friday 4th October when we are to resume. A little request from me - If anyone knows of, or has ladies' bowls, lighter, smaller bowls, that is, that are just sitting in a cupboard, maybe we could purchase them. We have spare heavy bowls but are keen to obtain lighter bowls. Eliz McRobbie

Jams for Sale in aid of Church Funds: various kinds available, see Joyce Cormack.

Saturday 28 th September Scottish Bible Society – Family Quiz Night organised by Aberdeen Action Group 7pm The Garden Room, Midstocket Church, Harcourt Road. £5 Refreshments served at the interval. Raising funds for the Scottish Bible Society. Contact Edna Findlay vesnaby33@aol.com

Saturday 28th September Powerpoint Scotland an evening of lively worship, excellent speakers, multimedia and lots more – challenge and encourage young people in their faith, worship God, teach the Bible in an engaging and exciting way. S1-S6 or youth leaders bring your youth group. Gilcomston Church, Union Street 19.30-22.00 £5.

Sunday @ 4 – the last Sunday of each month an informal café-style worship service starting 29 th September to 29 th March, Mannofield/Craigiebuckler Churches. See poster on notice board for further info.

Church Coffee Morning & Sale - Saturday 19th October 10am – 12 noon. Donations please for Home Bakes, Books and Bric-a-brac, also we will have a Christmas Stall – any donations of items suitable for Christmas e.g. decorations, gifts, wrapping paper will be gratefully received at any time. The Chocolate Tombola will also be appearing so donations of anything chocolaty big or small can be left in the box in the vestibule – thank you.

Centre for Ministry Studies, University of Aberdeen: Saturday 14th September, Saturday 12th October and Saturday 2nd November – see notice board for further information.

Saturday 16th November Pastoral Care in Action – Day Conference 9.30am-3pm Cults Kirk Centre £10 includes lunch. Register on line www.ferryhillparishchurch.org

Sunday 17th November Encounter (Aberdeen) – Encounter Youth Prayer Event “Come Without Fear” McDonald Norwood Hall Hotel, Garthdee Road, 15.00-19.30 encounter God through worship, Bible teaching, worship and prayer stations. £5 booking essential (includes dinner) www.suscotland.org.uk/encounter

The Chaplaincy Department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary are currently recruiting new volunteers to assist in our ward visiting duties. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is pastorally minded and enjoys meeting a variety of new people from all walks of life. The Ward Volunteers are integral to the service the Chaplaincy department provides at the hospital and we would very much like to add to our team. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in this opportunity, then please visit the website for more details, a task description and an application are available in the church office or they can be found at http://www.nhsgrampian.org/nhsgrampian/gra_display_simple_index.jsp?pContentID=3045&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show& ?

Date for your diary – Saturday 19th October Coffee Morning & Sale 10am – 12 noon

The Church Office Tel. 01224 571120: churchoffice@holburnwestchurch.org.uk

Rev Duncan Eddie, can be contacted on 01224 325873.: DEddie@churchofscotland.org.uk

Holburn West Church: Charity No: SC 013318

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