Notices

The latest edition of EAGLE is available in Church and online via our Eagle Page or via the following link – Eagle February 2018 The next edition will be available at the end of April 2018 – please send articles etc. to the editor (contact details on the Eagle page) by 18th April 2018.  Thank you

ST JOHN’S MOTHERS’ UNION – there is a box at the back of the church for non-perishable food donations to support the Moray Food Bank – please support this worthwhile outreach by the members of the Mothers’ Union. The group also collect for Mary’s Meals at their meetings as well as at the Tea/Coffee after the 10.00am Sunday Eucharist and 10am Thursday Eucharist. 

CHURCH CLEANING – more volunteers are needed – please contact Barbara Westie (email Barbara@outlawell.plus.com). Even better if you can come as a pair.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP GROUP – please see details of our new Youth Fellowship Group and their facebook page via this link.

FORRES BOYS BRIGADE – Please see the Boys Brigade webpage via out links webpage.

LENT TALKS – starting on Wednesday 21st February at 5pm and running for five weeks, their will be a series of talks exploring the elements of our salvation. The talks will explore the role played by OIL, WATER, BLOOD, BREAD and WOOD. Each service will conclude with a service of Compline.

St Johns Easter

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – there will be an Ecumenical Service at St. Leonard’s at 3pm on Friday March 2nd.

FUND RAISING MEETING – Monday 5th March 2018 at 2pm in the Parish Room

VESTRY MEETING – Monday 5th March 2018 at 7pm in the Parish Room

MOTHERS’ UNION – Tuesday 13th March at 2pm – details and venue tba

BOOK CLUB – our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 13th  March at 7pm at 4 Leslie Place, Forres. The book to be discussed will be The Churchwarden by Margery Roberts.

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Churchwarden Christopher Jamieson has devoted himself tirelessly to St Benet’s Church and its Anglo-Catholic tradition. Single, lonely and prickly, he feels happier in the company of eighteenth century church architecture and beautiful vestments than in that of his colleagues. But the parish is struggling and, when the Church authorities plan a takeover by a hugely successful and popular Evangelical church, Christopher finds himself at odds with his upbringing, his associates, his fellow churchwarden, Caroline, and even his loyal and sympathetic friend, Max. As the takeover becomes more certain, his outlook on life becomes more bleak and desperate, until he takes a step that will change everything.

COFFEE MORNING – Saturday 17th March 2018 from 10am to Noon in the Town Hall, Forres – please bring any donations for the Chocolate Stall (no matter how small) to Church on a Sunday where Tina will collect it from you,

Eco Cong 07 03 18ECO-CONGREGATION MORAY GROUP – will be meeting from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 17th March in the Williamson Hall, Duff Avenue, Elgin when David Bethune (Program Coordinator, Eco-Congregation Scotland) will give a presentation on the Scottish Churches Awards scheme. There will also be a chance to discover how to register as an Eco-congregation as well as moving beyond registration. In additional there will be a
Graffiti Wall for environmental issues as well as Tea and Coffee.

QUIZ—Saturday 7th April 2018 in the Church Hall – details tba.

BEETLE DRIVE – Saturday 28th April 2018 in the Church Hall – details tba.

USE of the CHURCH HALL or PARISH ROOM – if you would like to use the Parish Room please contact Tina on 01309 676936 or email secretarystjohnsforres@gmail.com

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