Welcome

This Week

Sunday 2nd August

 

Morning worship with Rev Geoff Davis at Tenandry

Traditional and Contemporary Services on You Tube here

Traditional Service Dial-In from Sunday ‍01887 440446

The service in print here

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No Contemporary Zoom service this week

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No Zoom coffee and biscuits this week

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Upper Tay Church of Scotland Community Newsletter - July

Linkage Newsletter 30th July

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"IT IS WITH REGRET THAT WE HAVE BEEN  OFFICIALLY ADVISED THAT, FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE FOR THE CHURCH BUILDINGS TO BE OPEN FOR  COMMUNITY OR OTHER USE"

Approval has been given for the Larder to change location from the Breathe premises to the Aberfeldy Church building as the loading and unloading of goods was becoming increasingly problematic next to the traffic lights.

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Aberfeldy Parish Church of Scotland. Scottish Charity number SC007899

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To our Facebook Page:

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Fundraising for CAP Highland Perthshire

In an effort to raise some funds for CAP Highland Perthshire I've signed up to participate in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk (hoping it will be cancelled and I can walk locally!). Those who know me will know that 5 miles will be a real effort as I can barely walk a mile these days!

Please give generously to support the work of CAP in this area. We anticipate the need for this service will increase as the impact of Coronavirus is already being felt with redundancies being made.

Just click on the link below and donate what you can. Sir Tom Hunter will add 50% via The Hunter Foundation to whatever you give.

https://edinburghkiltwalk2020.everydayhero.com/uk/angela-8#

Thank you for supporting CAP Highland Perthshire in this way.

Angela Hanvey
Centre Manager - Highland Perthshire
Christians Against Poverty
07513 652597

YOUR COMMUNITY LARDER NEEDS YOU!!

As lockdown eases and a number of our trusty volunteers are returning to work or visiting family further afield, we are putting out a plea for a few more volunteers to help pack in the Larder. We are also reducing our opening from three days to two, splitting the Thursday customers between Tuesday and Saturday.

The Larder continues to be very much appreciated by our customers, with numbers fluctuating as some go back to work but others, sadly, are made redundant. We very much appreciate our faithful (and ever cheerful!) drivers and packers who make it all possible.

The Larder Co-ordinating Team

The Community Larder

Offers a home delivery service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11-12.30pm.

For many these last few months have been difficult, separated from friends and family and feeling the emotional and financial pressures of these times! Thankfully the Breadalbane Community Larder has continued to support people in  area and, to date has distributed a total of 310 food parcels to households across the area. More than 78 adults and 31 children have benefitted from the deliveries made by our volunteer team. As time goes on, it's getting tougher for more people, however, we are encouraged that one or two people are now coping better and therefore don't require our support. We continue to pray that for those we are helping, a longer-term solution will be found. Our sincere thanks go to everyone who has given donations, goods and their time to make this all possible. Donations of goods can still be made via the trolley at the door of the Aberfeldy Co-op and at the Strathtay Store. There continue to be generous donations not least from the Aberfeldy butchers and Piece in the square as well as the Coop. In June we celebrated Volunteers Week and we want to take the opportunity to thank our dedicated team of around 37 volunteers who have done a tremendous job over the past two months! Their dedication, love and selflessness has been a testimony in itself to the love of Jesus for this community. Even before the lockdown, the churches in the area saw a need and responded immediately to help support those who were most vulnerable over this time. One of our volunteers said 'it has been great to meet volunteers from other churches and get to know them. It is also wonderful that locals have been asking what we are short of and going to buy it!' Along with other organisations, businesses and individuals, the Larder has had to change and adapt the service to respond to the ever changing developments of this pandemic. You may well be aware that we have now relocated to the Lawers Hall in Aberfeldy Parish Church to allow us to expand and to help with loading and storage of goods. We are extremely grateful to the folks at the Breathe Lounge for their help and use of their premises up to this point. We cover as far as Logierait and Glen Lyon. If you know someone who is struggling to make ends meet as their financial situation has changed due to COVID-19 please make them aware that the Community Larder was set up specifically for them. People can self-refer by contacting ‍07513 6525978 or contact the Council Support Line on ‍0345 ‍30 11 100 or directly on ‍07513 ‍7 652 597.

breadalbanecommunitylarder@btinternet.com

Breadalbane Community Larder

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The Use of Church Premises - Please Click for a letter from Dr Harry Mowbray, Interim Moderator

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Support CAP through your on-line shopping!!  We’ve started using easyfundraising, a clever website that turns your online purchases into free donations for us, at no extra cost to you.  Simply shop with any of over 3,300 online retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S, and when you make a purchase, the retailer will send us a free donation. It’s as simple as that! Please visit our new easyfundraising page at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/caphighlandperthshire/ and click ‘support us’ – we really do need your support .

You could raise over £120 for Christians Against Poverty Highland Perthshire Centre if you use #easyfundraising to book your holiday and buy your travel essentials. If just five of us do this, we'll raise over £600 for FREE!
Visit (click)-> http://efraising.org/PcR8m1bn40

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Aberfeldy Parish Church has just become anEco Congregation’. This, for the time being, is more a statement of our intent than a statement of how 'eco friendly' we are as a church, so we look forward to working together to be better stewards of God’s creation. 

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Flower rota - Please make yourself known to Kate Scott if you are able to help in any way with the flowers.  She is desperately short of helpers, especially to deliver them after the Service.  If you feel able to help in anyway please contact Kate.

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If dropping off any less abled people, please use the drop off zone at the back of the Church near to the ramp.  This is a safer route for all concerned and leaves the front door accessible for all to enter, in particular those coming over from Abbyfield.

In accordance with Fire Regulations, we have to allow access for the Fire engine and to allow people to exit the building safely in case of a fire. We have had Yellow lines painted down the side of the building for this reason.  Please refrain from parking on these yellow lines.

There are plenty of car parking spaces at the Town Hall, School Campus and Dr’s surgery that are within an easy 2-3 minute walking distance to the Church. Please be kind enough to leave the car park spaces for those who have severe walking difficulties.

There will be a zoned area for all ministers on duty at the front of the Church on the grassed area.  Please leave this space for the minister who may be rushing in from running a service elsewhere.

Thank you for your co-operation - The Health & Safety committee

Judy Ewer  is currently updating Churchsuite – please would you be so kind as to email her at:- judy.ewer@adwgls.org.uk
with your updated email address. Thank you

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Tea and Coffee Rota
We have a wonderful team of folk who serve tea and coffee week by week. However, as of January we will be a few folk down so please let me know if you are able to join the team. We would love to have you on board! Thankyou.  Anna Sibbald

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The Horizon Lunch Club meets on Tuesday and Wednesdays in Aberfeldy Town Hall – 12noon - 1pm.

Good nutritious home cooked meals.  The emphasis is on good company and getting out to meet people.  Transport can be provided locally.   

3 courses plus tea and coffee for £7 and £1 for transport if required contact - Anne Duff 07789977037

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Harry Peck is offering  Bridge Classes. Contact him at 11 Duntaylor or mobile-07836662222.

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Welcome to Aberfeldy Parish Church

"Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink." JOHN 7: 37

Nestled near beside the Tay, a few miles east of the Loch, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery of Highland Perthshire, we are truly in the Heartland.

So, welcome!

And thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

In the following pages, between words and pictures, you should be able to find everything you might want to know about us. But if there is anything you'd like to ask, we'd love you to get in touch.

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Contact

To contact Church Administration email: annette.macdonald@aberfeldyparishchurch.co.uk   Mobile-07736384035

To contact Neil or any of the Ministry team, you can email Judy (Neil's PA) at  judy.ewer@adwgls.org.uk

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