Welcome

This Week

Sunday 24th January

 

Morning Worship with Neil Glover from Grandtully

Morning Service on YouTube - tap here

Dial-in, Sunday morning onwards  ‍01887 ‍440446

The service in print here

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Zoom Service, Sunday 10.30am - tap here

or Zoom from tablet or phone:
Zoom meeting room ‍920 ‍598 9200

Password - 316316

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Post-service Zoom coffee and Biscuits, 11.30am - tap here

or Zoom from tablet or phone:
Zoom meeting room ‍920 ‍598 9200

Password - 316316

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Linkage Newsletter 21st January - tap here

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Aberfeldy Parish Church of Scotland. Scottish Charity number SC007899

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USE OF ABERFELDY PARISH CHURCH – December 2020

Dear friends

Managing a building that is closed for worship appears to have some challenges!  These can be mitigated if we all do our little bit. The following may seem to be draconian, but please help us by observing these rules & regs.

Entry to the building

Everyone planning to go to the building must text Annette – ‍07736 ‍384035

Yes, this does apply to all those simply popping in, as well as those who are required to go in for work or maintenance purposes.

Why – We are trying to reduce the numbers going in and out. We certainly don't want a clash with a funeral!

Signing in – Trace and Protect

We are all required to sign in every time we enter the building. Sheets are now provided at all three entrances. Once again this must be done by everyone, no matter how long you are in the building.

Why - If it was found someone later tested positive, we need to know who has been in the building on the same day. We must be able to trace you!

Doors

Please use the back door.

Why - The front door is only being used for funerals. We are trying to reduce the amount of cleaning required!

Bell Tower door is not for general use. The bell ringers use this each week and is to be cleaned by them after use.

Cleaning

We are required to clean down ALL the surfaces we touch. Wipes are provided for door handles, paper towel and hand gel can be used for bigger surfaces. There are additional cleaning materials in the kitchen.

If you are in the building and make a mess, I know that's unlikely to be YOU! Please clean up.

Why – We are not cleaning the church building as often as pre lockdown. It must be kept clean for funerals!

Toilets

There is only one toilet in use – the disabled toilet. Please do not use the others!

Why - We are not cleaning the other toilets, so please respect the limited hours we have to clean! Unless you are volunteering of course!!

Kitchen

Is out of use to all!

Key holders

The outer doors must be kept locked when the building is empty. Failure to do so invalidates our insurance policy. Please double check you have locked the door.

 General issues

If you spot anything that needs attention please contact Annette, who is now back off furlough. – ‍07736 ‍384035

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Breadalbane Community Larder - Update

As you may know, Breadalbane Community Larder has been Aberfeldy Co-op's 'FoodShare' partner since March, taking 'Best Before' and 'Use By' food which would otherwise be thrown away or sent to their bio-digester.  Not wanting to lose this valuable partnership, we have decided to continue collecting these items and have this food available outside the rear of the church building for people to come and help themselves during Larder opening times (11.00am -12.30pm each Saturday).

We will also be piloting two other ideas:

  • 1. alongside the 'FoodShare store' on a Saturday morning, customers can come to the Larder and collect items from the stock indoors, for a nominal fee. This reduces the stigma and helps maintain customer dignity
  • 2. emergency deliveries of food parcels, without the need for a referral, will continue. This service can all be accessed by calling ‍07513 ‍652597 or ‍0345 ‍30 111 00 Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

If you know of anyone struggling to make ends meet please let them know about the support provided by Breadalbane Community Larder.

The Larder is a joint initiative of several local churches and also involves members of the local community.  If you would like to be involved please contact the team on ‍07513 ‍652597 or email breadalbanecommunitylarder@btinternet.com

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Part-time Debt Coach

(8 -16 hrs p/w) based in Aberfeldy

Aberfeldy Parish Church is seeking to appoint a part-time Debt Coach for the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Highland Perthshire project.

For an application form or to arrange an informal chat contact: angelahanvey@capuk.org

Further information here

Job description here

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Use of Church Premises October 2020 - tap here for information from Angus Macdonald, Session Clerk

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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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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 Abbeyfield.

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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