St Ninian’s Traidcraft Sunday 4th August: the stall will be open in the Hall before and after the 11:00 Service.

6th August Transfiguration Eucharist + Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Balmaghie Church led by Christopher.

Please note: Helen will be away from 10th August. Notices for the 11th and 18th August need to be with her by Wednesday 7th August.

10th August Diocesan Festival for the Mother’s Union. 11:00 @ Holy Trinity Motherwell (ML1 3AD)

Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Church Competition – Parish Pixels
Ecclesiastical Insurance is running a photography competition, where one Anglican church in Scotland will win a prize of £1,500 and also be in with a chance of winning a further £5,000.
Churches are asked to submit one photo and one sentence that shows how special and unique their church is. Full details on poster on noticeboard. Closing date 31st October 2019.

St Ninian’s MU Bookstall: during the summer there will be a bookstall in the Hall and donations of books would be very welcome. Please bring them and leave them in the basket by the font (or speak to Marjorie).

Healing Blankets are available in both churches. If you know of someone suffering illness, grief or loneliness, in need of a
‘comforter’, please take a blanket from the front of church. The recipient will know that they are enfolded in the prayers of the church.

Donations for local Food Banks can be left at the back of
both churches. St Ninian’s supports CD ‘Helping Hands Food Bank’ and Christ Church supports Kirkcudbright Food Bank. Non-perishable foods please, also toiletries.

Advance Notice: Monday 11th to Friday 15th May 2020
Silent retreat at Alnmouth Friary led by Christopher the Rector. Please see notice board for details.

Dates for your Diary
18th August Dalbeattie Churches Together @ Kippford
25th August Backpack service 11:00 @ St Ninian’s
31st August Ministry Celebration Service, St. John’s, Dumfries
7th September Scottish Guild of Servers 90th Anniversary Eucharist 13:00 at St John’s, Princes St. Edinburgh.
September Study/Fellowship groups will resume.
September/October Autumn Talks @ St Ninian’s and Christ Church.