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Holburn West Church of Scotland registered charity number SC013318.

N.B. From Sunday 7th January 2018 morning worship will begin at the new time of 10.30am. 10.30am will be the starting time throughout the year.

Guild:   Sunday 18th February, the Soup and Sweet Lunch will be served immediately after the morning service. Adults - £6. Children, 10 and over - £2. All proceeds to the Guild Projects. Do come and enjoy a lovely lunch. Tickets available from Guild members.

Lent Study Group: A series of themes that arise in the excellent television drama "Broken" will be explored at meetings over the season of Lent. They will begin the week beginning 12th February, Mondays 7.30 - 9.30pm in the Small Hall, and Thursdays 1.30 - 3.30pm in the Vestibule: so there is a choice of attending an evening or afternoon meeting to explore the same session. The TV series "Broken", written by Jimmy McGovern and starring Sean Bean, is set in an estate parish somewhere in the UK. The church used at the centre of the series is in Liverpool but the series never explicitly states that this is where the narrative is set. The series focuses on the life and ministry of of Father Michael Kerrigan, a Roman Catholic priest, who, despite past trauma and anxiety about his own inadequacies, attempts to bring the light of Christ into the lives of the people amongst whom he ministers. The series portrays real life at its most gritty and unvarnished, and in doing so raises many questions along the way about how to live faithfully when life is very hard.

  1. Poverty and Morality
  2. Suicide and Gambling
  3. Courage and Truth
  4. Theft or Lying?
  5. Reconciliation
  6. Justice and Forgiveness

Pastoral: The Pastoral Team will meet on Monday 19th February at 7pm in the vestibule.

World Day of Prayer: This year's WDP will be held in Mannofield Church on Friday 2nd March at 2pm. All welcome.

In a Strange Land: Understanding and enabling Christian Spirituality within dementia. An interactive workshop Saturday 24th February 2018, 9.30am to 3.00pm, South Holburn Church. Please see noticeboard for more information.

Christian Aid Gathering Thursday 1st March, 10.00am to 1.00pm Holburn West Church, Great Western Road, Aberdeen. Come and celebrate the work of our partners in Bolivia, and learn how they are transforming lives by standing up to climate change, overcoming inequality and tackling injustice. Hear from Sally Foster-Fulton, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, and discover new ways to support Christian Aid's work. Be inspired to raise awareness, to raise money and to raise your voice. To confirm your attendance, please contact the Christian Aid Office, Glasgow. Email address glasgow@christian-aid.org .

The 2018 Gifford Lectures Discerning the Dawn History, Eschatology and New Creation, Professor N.T. Wright: Monday, 12th February Wednesday, 7th March 2018. www.abdn.ac.uk/gifford/

P&J Minibus Competition : the 9th Aberdeen Scouts would like to thank everyone very much for the tokens that they collected in our behalf.  We have been able to put in 8 entries to the competition and are keeping our fingers crossed for the draw.

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.

Church Flower Calendar 2018: the new flower calendar is now available on the table in the church vestibule. Anyone willing to donate or deliver flowers, please add your name.

Book Lending : Further titles have been added to the books for borrowing in the corridor. Who Was Jesus?, Why Be Good?, Why Believe in Jesus' Resurrection?, Why Did Jesus Have To Die? Don't forget to return books no longer required to the book shelves.

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.

 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.

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.