Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman Parish CHURCH

 

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Duffus, Spynie & Hopeman Calendar

   
 

October 2017

Sun 1st  

All-age Harvest Thanksgiving communion service, Hopeman Kirk 10.30am (also Traidcraft stall & food collection for Moray Food Bank)                             

 

Sponsored walk, Hopeman to Burghead “Bothy” & back. Leave Hopeman Kirk 2pm. In aid of church funds       .

Tue 3rd The Guild, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2.15pm Moray Presbytery open meeting on "What is mission?"

Speaker: Tony Stephen, Banchory West Church               at St. Andrew’s Lhanbryd Church hall, 7pm.

Thur 5th  

Sitting down service, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2 for 2.20pm

Sun 8th

Family Service, Hopeman Kirk 10am

Family Service, Duffus Kirk 11.30am

Sun 15th

Family Service, Hopeman Kirk 10am

Family Service, Spynie Kirk 11.30am

Wed 18th

Men’s group open meeting, Hopeman Kirk Hall 7.30pm

Speaker: David Adams, on his Pluscarden pilgrimage

Thur 19th  

Sitting down service, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2 for 2.20pm

Sat 21st

Changing World, Changing Church? day conference

Williamson Hall, Elgin 10am-3pm

Sun 22nd

Family Service, Hopeman Kirk 10am

Family Service, Duffus Kirk 11.30am

Tue 24th

Prayers for peace in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Spynie Kirk 4pm

Thur 26th  Spynie soup & sweet lunch, Spynie Hall 12noon-2pm
Sun 29th

Service & Sunday School, Hopeman Kirk 10amFamily Service, Spynie Kirk 11.30am

   
 

November 2017

 

Thur 2nd   Sitting down service, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2 for 2.20pm
Sat 4th

Coffee morning, Spynie Hall 10am-12noon

Sun 5th

All-age communion service, Spynie Kirk 10.30am

(also food collection for Moray Food Bank)

Mon 6th Kirk Session, Duffus Kirk Hall 7pm
Tue 7th

The Guild, Duffus Kirk Hall 2.15pm

Sat 11th Act of Remembrance, Spynie Hall 10.45am
Sun 12th

Remembrance Service, Hopeman Memorial Hall 10am    Act of Remembrance, Duffus War Memorial 10.45am Remembrance Service, Duffus Kirk 11.30am

Wed 15th

Men’s Group, Hopeman Kirk Hall 7.30pm                        Speaker: Commanding Officer, RAF Lossiemouth

Thur 16th   Sitting down service, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2 for 2.20pm
Sun 19th

Family Service & Sunday School, Hopeman Kirk 10am Family Service, Spynie Kirk 11.30am

Mon 20th Congregational Board, Duffus Kirk Hall 6.45/7.30pm
Fri 24th

Prayers for peace in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Spynie Kirk 4pm

 

 

  December 2017
Sun 3rd

All-age communion service, Duffus Kirk 10.30am                (also food collection for Moray Food Bank)

Tue 5th The Guild, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2.15pm
Sun 10th

Family Service & Sunday School, Hopeman Kirk 10am Family Service, Spynie Kirk 11.30am

Thur 14th   Sitting down service, Hopeman Kirk Hall 2 for 2.20pm
Fri 15th

Carol service, led by Men’s Group, Duffus Kirk 7pm

with collection for Mission Aviation Fellowship

Sun 17th Nativity service, Hopeman Kirk 10.30am
Thur 21st

Blue Christmas service, Hopeman Kirk 7.30pm

Sun 24th

All-age service, Duffus Kirk 10.30am

Christingle service, Duffus Kirk 6pm

Watchnight service, Hopeman Kirk 11pm carols, for 11.30pm

Mon 25th Christmas morning service, Spynie Kirk 10.30am
Sun 31st

All-age service, Spynie Kirk 10.30am

    


MORE INFORMATION

Accessibility

All 3 churches have an induction loop system.  Those with hearing aids can switch them to the "T" position.

Large print hymnbooks are available

All 3 worship spaces, and the halls at Duffus and Hopeman, have reasonable access for wheelchairs.  There are disabled access toilet at Spynie Kirk and Hopeman Kirk.

Sunday Services - these are normally around 1 hour long.

Children have the option of going out to Sunday School at Hopeman, and are offered some quiet activities in Duffus and Synie during the readings and sermon.  All children of all ages are most welcome as art of our church family.

Communion, also known as the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper, is celebrated at united services.  The table is the Lord's table, and so is open to all, of any age, who love God even a little, and want to love him more.  Jesus says "Come, take, eat".

Sunday School at Hopeman - all children and young people from aged 3 upwards are welcome.  They meet in 2 groups, with the older group having the opportunity to develop their work in new ways, taking more responsibility.

Moray Food Bank - Food banks have been established to meet the growing number of those in need in the area.  Donations are required of non-perishable items, in date.  Please avoid food high in salt, sugar or saturated fat - healthy, nutritious food is what people need.

Men's Group offers an opportunity for men within the community to meet once a month during the winter months for fellowship and to hear interesting speakers.

The Guild - The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which enables both women and men to exress their faith in worship, prayer and action.  The Guild meets in aboth Duffus and Hopeman,and has speakers on a range of interesting topics.  Meeting are open to everyone.

If, after church, you wait a while
Someone may greet you with a smile.
But if you rise and quickly flee

We’ll all seem cold and stiff maybe.

The one beside you in the pew

Is perhaps a stranger too.

All there, like you, have fears and cares

All of us need each others’ prayers.

In fellowship, we bid you meet,
With us, around God’s mercy-seat