Come and meet Neil and Elizabeth Watson
Neil would like to invite you to meet with him and his wife Elizabeth on Wednesday 6th December in Spott Community Hall between 7 and 9 pm.
Neil welcomes the opportunity, through this get-together, to give you an insight into who he is and hear his initial thoughts on the way ahead. But more importantly, it will give Neil the chance to really get to know you, the people, at the heart of Spott Church.
Refreshments will be served, so please come along and enjoy the chat. Transport to and from the meeting can be provided. Call Christine Gray on 01368 863 035
New Youth Group for S1 to S6: Some young people are starting a group for S1 to S6 in Dunbar Parish Church Hall every second Sunday evening from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm starting on Sunday 12th November 2017.
The aim of the Group is to encourage young people in their faith, and will include games, chat, and exploring the Bible. The next sessions will be on the 26th November and the 10th December and will continue after the festive holiday period.
Reverend Neil Watson’s first day at work
Neil’s first day at work took place in Spott Parish church on Sunday 8th October 2017 at 10.00 am. As is the custom in the Church of Scotland, a new Minister is “Preached in” and this honour was performed very proudly by his Father, the Reverend Mike Watson who is currently the locum at Cockenzie and Port Seton :Chalmer’s Memorial Church.
After the “Preaching in” component part of the service, Neil administered his first Sacrament of Holy Communion. The service was very well attended and Neil’s wife Elizabeth and his Mother Jacqui were in the Congregation watching proudly.
The ordination of Neil Watson will take place at Belhaven Parish Church on Thursday 5th October at 7.00 pm to which all are welcome. There will be nibbles and refreshment served in the church hall after the Ordination Service.
The Annual Stated meeting of Spott Congregation will take place on Sunday 7th May 2017 after the service of Holy Communion. The Annual and Treasurer's reports for 2016 will be discussed and the Congregation will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
"Art at St Mary's"
There is an Exhibition of Art at St Mary's Church in Haddington in aid of the lighting project from Friday 12th May to Sunday 14th May 2017.
Admission is free.
The café serves teas, coffees, home-baking, and light lunches and is open between 10 and 4 o'clock on Friday and Saturday, and from 1.00pm to 4.00pm on Sunday.
TRAIDCRAFT "BIG BREW" on SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2017
We are invited to support the Traidcraft "BIG BREW" on Saturday 25th February 2017 from 10.30 to 12.00 noon in Dunbar Parish Church Hall (just off Dunbar High Street). Traidcraft products (including Easter chocolate goodies) and home baking will be available or just pop in for a rea or coffee. Any donations of baking will be welcomed and can be brought to the Hall any time after 9.00 am on Saturday 25th February.
Traidcarft is a fair trade organisation, that sells fairly traded products (foods, beverages, hoiusehold goods, clothing, and gifts) but also runs life changing development projects around the world. Every pound raised at "BIG BREW" will help people in developing countries boost their skills, work together with their peers, and increase their incomes. This means that they will be better able to feed their families, keep their children in school, and get healthcare when they are ill.
This event marks the beginning of FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2017 (25th Ferbuary to 12th March)
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