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Perth North Church
PERTH NORTH GUILD
Wednesday 13th October 2021
The Guild held a Welcome meeting on Wednesday 13th October with an excellent attendance of 39 old and new members.
The next meeting is on 10th October at 2 pm when our minister, Kenny Stott, will give an insight into the projects being supported by the Guild over the next 3 years. New members are welcome.
CHRISTIAN AID - KILT WALK
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Liz and Janice are doing a sponsored walk (kilt walk) for Christian aid. They have raised money for the charity for at least the last 15 years. Due to covid there are no door to door collections and they are wondering if you would consider sponsoring them for this worthy cause.
You can donate here.
PLEASE NOTE - all donations HAVE to be received by the Kiltwalk by 3RD MAY
The Hunter foundation are matching 50% of donations raised for our charity.
The walk is over the weekend of 23rd, 24th , 25th April and they plan to walk 5/6 miles each of the three days - or more - you never know!!
Friday 9th April 2021
Well after all the restrictions we have finally managed to get the Christmas banners down from the church and the new ones went up this morning. We hope that you like them. We think that they are very eye catching and send a clear message to passers by. Many thanks to Shonagh who did all the negotiations and to members of the City Centre group involved in the design but our special thanks to Dougie and Andy from DAS Signs who have been incredibly helpful. It is great to have such an accommodating local firm to work with.
Thursday 1st April 2021
Nice to see that lots of people are visiting the church garden and taking the opportunity to leave a wee massage. Easter blessings on all.
Monday 29th March 2021
We invite you to visit the church garden during Holy Week. We are open for a time of prayer and reflection. We have provided small markers and pens for you to leave a message planted below the cross as a way of remembering and connecting with one another
COME ON YE SAINTS
Sunday 28th February 2021
Banner of encouragement put up this morning. Thanks to Iain, Steve and Debbie. Great work all and hope that all “Saints” are encouraged by it.
CHRISTMAS CARD TO THE CITY
Monday 14th December 2020
Here is our “ Christmas Card to the City “ which went up on the church gates today. Many thanks for the wonderful and creative pieces of work - 31 in all. Also thanks to Gordon and Fraser who helped us put them up. We had lots of interest from passers by which was very encouraging. Go and have a look if you can. See if you can spot your own piece.
Monday 7th December 2020
Church Garden now fully festive with trees and lights. Looking great so if you are in town, have a walk past especially late afternoon when it is lit up. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making the garden special this year
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Preparations in the church garden for Christmas. A big thank you to all who helped
Thursday 26th November 2020
Sunday 31st May 2020
Pentecost- all age; creative. this morning- in house poetry; pictures( thanks A, J and Z), music , drama- all seeking to communicate God's new kingdom- and praise God for the opportunities to worship with others today
Sunday 17th May 2020
For those you joined us for worship - how to remember a bible verse, daily exercise and being vulnerable!
Sunday 3rd May 2020
For those who listened online here is the proof
Also here is a link to 'I Will Say' which was used during our prayers for others:
Monday 13th April 2020
Sunday 12th April 2020
For those who listened online here is the proof ( Empty, broken, filled)
Friday 10th April 2020
Members of Perth North use their windows and gardens to tell the Easter story.
Sunday 05th April 2020
For those who have listened to morning worship here is the proof
'PLAYLIST FOR LIFE' - GUILD
Wednesday 11th March 2020
On Wednesday Allison Caskie welcomed members to the Guild meeting 'Playlist for Life' speaker Liz Wilson.
Playlist for life - Music for Dementia - is a charity which was instigated by Sally Magnusson. Liz gave a most inspiring talk about the charity, its work and positive impact on those and the families that have a loved ones that have dementia. The Charity was founded in 2013, they received a grant from the Carnegie trust, now in 2020 playlists are providing a flashback of memory to those suffering form this condition. G.P prescribe a playlist for dementia patients as they are so effective, they can improve communication and even dance/balance skills.
Silent Auction - in aid of church funds
Liz reminded guild members that she is running a silent auction on Saturday 28th March. If any guild members would like to donate an item for the auction she will be happy to collect them at the next guild meeting on Wednesday 25th March
UPDATE - Please note that the decision has been made to cancel the Silent Auction.
Jacqi Brown raised £700, during 2019, from the sales of homemade jams, jelly and marmalade, also apple tarts, apple and pear crumbles, using produce from her garden & local shops.
Members of Perth North Church and other local supporters are thanked for their valued contributions and hope they enjoyed the produce.
'THE MAN WHO WALKED' - GUILD
Wednesday 26nd February 2020
Margaret Fortune welcomed the guild members to the meeting. The speaker was John Burgess from Balbeggie who has a passion for walking. He started off the evening by sharing a short account of his journeys around the world.
However the main talk was 'Cape Wrath Ramble' John decided to do this walk which was over 300 miles and took 3 weeks (he did do the odd hill on the way) He also raised money for the air ambulance at Scone.
John gave a very entertaining talk sharing stories regarding the people he met, the bothys and hotels he stayed in and the experiences of being on his own in a tent, also sleeping under the stars.
We were honoured to see an array of beautiful pictures of Scotland from sun rise to sun set.
COMMUNITY COUNSELLING SERVICE
After almost 5 years of delivering a confidential listening service we are delighted to be launching our Community Counselling Service in partnership with Maggie Edwards of Bridges Counselling. Maggie has 5 years of experience and is a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has worked with people struggling with issues including-
* Mental health
* Childhood Abuse
* Alcohol & Drug Addiction
* Sexual Abuse
* Relationship issues
* Long term illness
* Work related issues
* Panic Attacks
* Carers Support
* Eating Disorders
* Terminal illness
* Domestic Abuse
* Low self-esteem
For further info please click here
'SOMETHING SCOTTISH' - GUILD
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Ann Graham welcomed Guild members on Wednesday for ‘Something Scottish’. The evening entertainment comprised of a reading, singing and poetry, all in Scottish. Also 'Hunt the haggis' game. We had a recital from Lola with her violin which was excellent. To occupy the members while supper was being prepared, they took part in a word game entitled 'The Mither Tongue'.
Wednesday 8th January 2020
The Guild meeting was opened by Janice Taylor who welcomed members after the Christmas break. Pat Munro gave an interesting talk and power point presentation regarding her involvement with the Zambia project. The project revolves around Empowering teenage mothers in Zambia. Pat works closely with Mabel who is a deaconess with the United church of Zambia. the project funds these girls to:
> Complete their education
>Teach those who do not go back to education vocational skills
> Knitting, sewing
> Looking after Hens
The girls then gain skills which allow them to be employed of start a business of their own.
GUILD CHRISTMAS PARTY
Wednesday 11th December 2019
On Wednesday 11th December the North Church Guild celebrated Christmas with the usual Christmas party. Enjoying Fellowship Food and Fun. The evening started off with Alison giving thanks for the food we were about to share. Meanwhile there was a crossword to keep us busy. entertainment came from a few select guild committee members who performed a new take on the famous song from the Sound of Music 'Raindrops and Roses'. The evening finished with some Carol Singing and prayers.
Wednesday 27th November 2019
On Wednesday 27th November Janice Taylor welcomed guild members to an evening titled ' Companions on the way' which is the theme for the Guild this year. Reverend Kenneth Stott was the speaker for the evening, who gave an interesting talk on the theme.
THE GANNOCHY TRUST
Wednesday 13th October 2019
The Guild meeting was opening by Margaret Fortune, who welcomed members and the Guest speaker Carol Downie.
Carol gave a very interesting talk on The Gannochy trust. 'The Past, Present & Future'. She explained the reasons for the trust being set up and what it has achieved and how the vision of A.K. Bell is being carried out for the people of Perth & Kinross also throughout Scotland.
If anyone is interested in any of the Guild meetings they are most welcome to join the group. Information can be found on the church web site.
WALKING THE PEREGRINOS
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
On Wednesday 23rd October over 30 guild members attended the meeting titled 'Walking the Peregrinos'.
The meeting was opened by Evelyn Sheerer who welcomed Anne Stewart who gave a very interesting talk on her journey walking the Camino from Galicia to Santiago de Compostela.
A vote of thanks was given by Dorothy Kennedy and the evening ended with tea, cakes and fellowship.
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Wednesday 25th September 2019
Some 200 gathered at Perth North Church on Wednesday (25th September) when Rev Anne Stott (centre) was ordained as an Ordained Local Minister in the Church of Scotland.
She is supported by her husband Rev Kenneth Stott (Perth North Church) and her daughter Rev Amy Stott (Assistant Curate at Ascension Church, Victoria Dock, London).
Anne has recently been appointed as Community Minister for the new community of Bertha Park in Perth. She will also be working to develop support for churches caring for children with Additional Support Needs and their families.
GUILD'S BIG QUIZ
Wednesday 11th September 2019
The "Big Quiz" started our 19/20 season on 11 September with a enjoyable evening of friendly competition.
We had approximately 15 teams taking part from the Guild and wider congregation. Hamish Coulter took on the role of Quiz Master and Brian Swan had the role of Score Keeper totalling the scores throughout the evening. The winning team was the "Taysiders in Space" which was headed up by Fraser.