Queensferry Parish Church

QPC Weekly Notices

God’s Glorious Cathedral Wed 28th Jun

During the month of July our morning services at QPC will focus on some of the wonderful aspects of our creation.  The opening of the book of Genesis will provide the backdrop for this and we would love it were you able to send us photographs for each week on the themes that we will be exploring.  The easiest way to send photographs in would be to email Ian Harrower - ian.harrower2@virgin.net - and also the Church Office - office@qpcweb.org  Each week in July we hope to do a short feature with the photographs submitted.  To inspire you, the following themes will be explored on the following dates and any photos you have reflecting these different parts of creation should be sent in.  Some of the photos will also be displayed on the Church's Facebook page.

23rd July - In praise of animals and people

30th July - In praise of all creation

Church Magazine Fri 9th Jun

Copies of our latest Church Magazine are available in the vestibule  - also some large print copies.  Items for inclusion in the next issue, to be published early September, should be sent to the editor at magazine@qpcweb.org by Saturday 12th August, 2017. Please send any pictures as separate attachments. 

Weekly Notices Fri 9th Jun

There will be a short break in the publication of the Weekly Notices over the summer holidays.  The next issue will be on Sunday 6th August. If there is an event/information you wish to highlight before then, please contact the Church Office.

Holiday Club Fri 2nd Jun

Please take a flyer from church this morning, and use it to invite a family that you know to come to holiday club. Bookings are now coming in. There are forms available at church this morning, or forms can be downloaded from www.qpcweb.org Also - please keep the fruit corner yoghurt pots coming in! Many thanks!

Hillstop Fri 2nd Jun

Hillstop will be closed during Holiday Club week - 31st July - 4th August, opening again on Monday 7th August.

Strictly Dundas 2017 Fri 2nd Jun

Following the success of last year's event, the organisers are pleased to announce the return of Strictly Dundas 2017 -  It Takes Two on 29th Oct an evening of dance demonstrations and supper or the main Strictly event on the November.   Tickets are available now from QCCC or contact carol.findlay@qccc.org.uk   Money raised will be shared between Dalmeny Kirk, RNLI & QCCC

Teddies for Tragedies Fri 2nd Jun

Teddies for Tragedies is a knitting pattern!  This project started around 1986 and Queensferry Parish Church has been involved since 1999 when the Guild first took up the challenge.  Our Teddy Bears, (over 6,000 since 1999-2016) and other knitted items such as beanie hats, blankets, scarves and mitts, have been sent to orphaned and refugee children in places such as Malawi, Nepal, Romania, Moldova, Syria, Haiti, Chernobyl, even Scotland, through various charities.  They give the children comfort, hope, and something of their own to love.
It has also been proved that children in hospitals recover faster if they have one of these Teddies.  Teddies have gone to many places where there are disasters, whether natural or man made. Sadly there will always be a need for them. All too often there are Civil Wars, Famines or Natural Disasters.  If you would like to help with knitting, or crochet, you can contact Norma Brown, co-ordinator at clairebear_tft@yahoo.co.uk.  This year’s ‘Teddies Blessing Service’ is on Sunday 20th August during both services. The teddies (also blankets, beanie hats, scarves and mitts) will be sent where they are needed some time later. Norma will give an update on what happened to last year’s donations during the service.

Stepping Stones Local Bereavement Support Group Fri 2nd Jun

- Helping you at a difficult time. The next Stepping Stones Programme will run every Wednesday evening for six weeks commencing on Wednesday 30th August. You are warmly invited to come along to the Hawes Inn for 7:30 pm where you can meet with others in a similar situation. There will be an invited speaker each week who has experience in the areas listed  - Personal Experiences, Grieving Process, Health and Well Being, Money and Legal Matters, Practical Matters, Socialising and Thinking Ahead - and who will be happy to answer any questions you have. Hopefully there will be something that helps in every session. If you wish to know more or have any questions beforehand please don’t hesitate to make contact with Nara or Christine on 07849648688. Transport can be arranged if required and tea/coffee will be provided.

A date for your diary Fri 2nd Jun

QPC is pleased to welcome the Ballinger Family, a renowned Bluegrass band, accompanied by world class banjo/mandolin player, Matt Flinner.  They will be performing here at QPC on Tuesday 26 September at 7.30pm.  More details to follow but please put that date in your diaries. 

On a Sunday….. Thu 11th May

Welcome

If this is your first time worshipping with us or you still feel quite new here please pick up a Welcome Booklet in the vestibule.  Ask anyone on the Welcome Team for help.

Sunday's @10

A crèche facility for children aged 3 and under is available during the 10 a.m all-age service, from approx 10.15. Older children are encouraged to join our Sundays@10 activities . Parents/carers may leave their children, stay with them or come and go as preferred.

11. 30 traditional service. 

Coffee and fellowship between the services.

Have you missed a service and you would like to have been there? The church web site has a section for sermons. Go to www.qpcweb.org

Don't forget, QPC has a Facebook page! If you'd like to have information posted on the page, please send the text plus a photo to communications@qpcweb.org

During the week…... Thu 11th May


The Pastoral Assistants are part of our Church's Pastoral Care Team, supporting the ministers by visiting those at home or in hospital in need of support. If you know someone who would like a visit please contact the church office(0131 331 1100) or individual Parish Assistants. Betsy Clarke (0131 331 2783), Anne Forsyth (0131 629 7833), Nigel Hutchison (0131 331 2996) Christine Kirkcaldy (07766 339706) . 

The flowers from church are delivered each week to those who have been bereaved, are ill or are having a special celebration. If you know of anyone for whom these would be appropriate, please contact one of the Pastoral Assistants or Esther.

Home Groups - mutual support in the walk of faith . 

 Evening groups -Wed evenings, 7.30-9.30pm twice a month.  For more information, please contact Bob Gemmell, Ian Forsyth, Julia Irving or Anne Orr.