Church & Community

Church & Community

There are different ways of expressing our faith as Christians and one of those is through practical and prayerful support of justice and fairness in the world about us, which we do through the following groups. Throughout the year special Sundays and events help us to raise awareness for these groups and give support.

Eco Award

 

 

Eco Award

 

ECO-CONGREGATION

We have gained our Eco-Congregation award. The aim is to encourage every group and member of the congregation to be aware of issues that affect our environment by encouraging careful use of our resources and recycling. A monthly Green Page will be found in the Kirk News. A Green Group meet to encourage environmental issues within the congregation. For information on our Green Group please click here

 

FAIRTRADE CHURCH

We are a Fairtrade Church which commits us to use Fairtrade goods as far as possible in all of our work. Fairtrade tea and coffee etc are to be found at the Loaves and Fishes and each group of the Congregation uses Fair Trade goods for refreshments.

 

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Christian Aid 2016

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CHRISTIAN AID

This is our main means of support for the poor of the world. Christian Aid week is held each May. We join with our friends of the Roman Catholic Church and the Scottish Episcopal Church in Kemnay is supporting a Nearly New shop, filling Smartie tubes and a sponsored walk by primary age school children and raise about ten thousand pounds each year.CHRISTIAN AID 2016 
We believe in Life before death
In Bangladesh Morsheda and her neighbour Feroze know the huge difference your support this Christian Aid week can make. Join in with the week we love every neighbour.
Fundraising events can be found on the church calendar here.

TEAR FUND

Tear Fund is a Christian relief and development charity reaching people in poverty abroad and at home. The Congregation are invited to support Tear Fund at Harvest Thanksgiving in October.

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 SUFFERING CHURCH SUPPORT

As part of the church’s World Church interests the congregation are asked to be concerned for fellow Christians facing persecution throughout the world. Information is shared through Kirk News and occasional Sunday service ‘Sharing Times’ from sources including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Open Doors and Barnabasfund. Suffering Church Sunday is usually marked on the first Sunday in November.’

Scottish Bible Society

SCOTTISH BIBLE SOCIETY

The congregation support the work of the Scottish Bible Society through the appointment of a local church representative and the distribution of their quarterly magazine “Alive and Active”

EARL HAIG FUND

A retiring collection is taken at the Remembrance service in November to provide support for the care of those who have served our nation.

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OTHER CHARITIES

The Congregation supports other charities through  various groups e.g. Loaves and Fishes Coffee Shop, Good Morning Group and youth groups.