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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 a member of the Pastoral Team aware.

Sunday 16th September: the Rev Duncan Eddie will be leading worship at St Mark's church for the celebration of a baptism. The locum for St. Mark's, Mr Stiubhart MacChoille will lead the morning worship at Holburn West church.

The  Co-ordinating Team will meet   on Wednesday this week (12 September) at 7.30pm.

Westword: For all groups and all creative writers - our next edition of Westword is due very soon.  It would be great to hear from each task group about the activities that have been undertaken or planned: photos will be particularly welcome with a short description of the event. Please submit your items by email to publicity@holburnwestchurch.org.uk or hand your item to Yvonne Bain or any member of the publicity group.  Deadline for submissions: 18th September.

Big Issue Aberdeen - as an initiative by the former grouping of St Mark's, Queen Street and Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting churches, a distribution centre was set up at Queen Street Church for the Big Issue in Aberdeen.  Since our amalgamation, the magazine is distributed from St Mark's Church on Tuesday's, Thursday's and Friday's from 9.30am to 12 noon and 12 noon to 2.30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 12 noon.  We celebrated 10 years of Big Issue Distribution last month.  When we first started we had over 40 volunteers but the numbers have dropped over the years and now we have only 27.  What we are looking for is more volunteers in order to cut down the number of shifts required by each person.  If you are free to volunteer, all you would be committing to is one 2.5 hour shift per month.  If you think you can help or would like more details, please contact Kathleen Innes (contact details available from the church office).

Guild: The new session of the Guild for 2018-19 begins on Wednesday 26th September at 7.30pm with a service of Welcome and Dedication led by Rev Duncan Eddie. We warmly welcome all members, old and new, to join us then.

Choir: practices are starting again on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Large Hall. All that is required is a love of singing - and a sense of humour! New members will be made most welcome.

Holburn West Church Indoor Bowling: Time for us to return to the new session of Indoor Bowling, Friday 5th October.  We are a friendly group who meet on Fridays 1.50 - 4.00pm in the large hall and enjoy playing bowls and having a get-together over a cup of tea. If you feel you would like to see what goes on and maybe join us, please drop in but, give me a ring first so that we know to expect you.  Bowls can be provided, just bring along casual shoes to wear.   Contact: Liz McRobbie.

Crèche and Junior Church: The crèche and junior church meet together in the Small Hall at 10.30 am 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.

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

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

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