Life groups

We’d love you to join us for LIFE GROUPS in a 5 week series connecting our Sunday service to our Monday-Saturday lives.

Each week we will be looking at how our Sunday gathering can help our us live our Monday-Saturdays differently as we worship the creator and sustainer of the universe in all that we do.

It isn’t another thing to add to your to-do list. It is a passionate call to allow God to expand our view of worship.

We’ll be running different groups one within the church building meeting weekly in a socially distant manner and others online.

If you’re interested and would like to join please follow the link

https://forms.gle/aLst5wrrqT1c4Y6g8

Appointments from the Annual Vestry Meeting

At our recent Annual Vestry Meeting which was held on Sunday 4th October the following where appointed to the various position within the parish of Derryvolgie.

Wardens

Rector’s Church Warden: Jonathon McMurray
Rector’s Glebe Warden: Lynn Perry
People’s Church Warden: Andrew Sproule
People’s Glebe Warden: Stewart Gavin

Select Vestry

Rhona Gavin (Secretary)
Colin McDonald (Treasurer)
Maureen Atcheson
Mark Hassard
Rodney Ingram
Noreen Kavanagh
Mark McDowell
Frank Bailie
David Pedlow
Derek Shuter
Laura Coburn
Jim Hamilton

Diocesan Synod Persons

Stewart Gavin
Derek Shuter
Jonathon McMurray

Parochial Nominators

Stewart Gavin
Noreen Kavanagh
David Pedlow
Andrew Sproule

The big clean this Saturday @ 10am

A big thank you to everyone who has signed up to help out this Saturday with cleaning the church, and if you haven’t there’s still plenty of time to sign up here:
https://forms.gle/kzLNqLFPQHozwm7Q8

We are planning on starting the cleaning around 10am, if you can, please bring your own brush and shovel along with you.

Derryvolgie Big Clean and Sunday cleaning rota

With the church buildings reopening we need to do a full clean of the building on Saturday 29th August and there will also be additional cleaning needed every Sunday, both before and after services.
We are looking for volunteers to sign up put their names on a rota, just like the tea rota.

The Sunday cleaning would be wiping down all touch surfaces which we anticipate should take around 10 mins or so.
Your help is greatly appreciated!

You can sign up here: https://forms.gle/3AS3LFu1y82mKK5u6

Planned date for reopening our buildings for worship

It has been a while since we have been able to meet physically in our building, gathered as the community of God. Rather we have been scattered into our homes meeting online each week as a parish. The scattering of God’s people is not a new thing. It was one of the greatest catalysts to early church growth.

The last few months have offered us opportunities in our homes, streets, workplaces and community to share and show the love of Christ in very practical ways. Thank you for continuing to be his hands and feet in this community. We do not want to see this decrease rather we desire it to increase as our awareness of his Kingdom grows and deepens.

As lockdown shifts, we are seeing several restrictions being lifted and we are pleased that the guidelines now allow the return to physically meeting as the church in our building. The Select Vestry have discussed and are continuing to work through several protocols and guidelines which will ensure everyone is as safe as we can possibly be when we return to our buildings. We are also pursuing the possibility of livestreaming the service ensuring that even if you are unable to join us physically in church you can join us virtually at the same time.

Please continue to pray for wisdom and discernment as we work through the details and we will release more information about what you can expect from the new physical services before we return on Sunday 30 August at 10.30am.

Every Blessing

James