Sunday Service, Sunday 18 October 2020
We have now moved into the Manse in Strichen, but until my Induction I am still minister at Fenwick & Riccarton.
Thank you to Andy Black for allowing me to use his message for Loudoun: Newmilns as the “Pulpit Supply” for Fenwick & Riccarton today:
God Bless – Colin
Church Services are cancelled as are most of our other regular activities. However, that does not mean Church has stopped. We just have to work out new ways of doing it. We still have a pastoral concern for our people.
Colin and Laura’s farewell and presentation
The world continues to face an unprecedented situation with the spread of COVID-19, and our Church family has been forced to be physically distant from each other.
Fortunately we have found new ways to continue to care and connect.
We have enjoyed worship every Sunday using the internet (links to this are posted on the Church website and facebook page). Zoom meetings including Tea and Coffee (virtual) after the Service on a Sunday let us catch up with friends (if anyone needs a link to this please contact Colin or Kevin). The Church gates are festooned with prayer ribbons, the Contact Group has been keeping in touch by phone, the Covenanter is available online and will soon be delivered again and all our members have received cards made by our young people.
Sadly, as groups and meetings are generally not allowed, it looks like we will need to continue to find new ways to enjoy fellowship this Autumn/Winter until we can be properly reunited in person. This Newsletter is designed to let you know how you can get involved in these. We’re sending it out to all our members but we would like you to share it with friends and neighbours as everyone is welcome to join in. If you need another copy to share with family or friends please let us know (contact details are on the back page).
We’re trying for a mixture of real and virtual activities so there’s something for everyone – if you are online or not.
You can download the full newsletter below and if you wish to take part in any of the projects or events please send the details requested on the last page to:
Think of Fenwick and you may think first of our attractive and historical white washed Kirk with its crow stepped gables. Built in 1643 it has been described by visitors in various terms as quaint, a beautiful wee Kirk, and as a place of God’s presence and peace. As a building it points to the wonderful heritage of the Parish. But, we are more than that!
Fenwick Parish Church is a lively, active and busy congregation. We serve a semi rural population, centred on the village of Fenwick but including the hamlets of Waterside and Moscow as well as a large rural hinterland. The make-up of the congregation is mixed from the very young to the not so young. The Kirk Session and congregation are rising to the challenge of melding the traditional with the contemporary. Sunday morning worship is a mix of organ led and band led praise and seeks to be inclusive of the generations. Members of the congregation are involved in scripture readings, prayer and occasional dramas. We seek to be outward looking as a congregation running regular Alpha courses to introduce members of the community to the Christian faith and are actively involved in supporting a number of overseas projects.
CHURCH SERVICES – SUNDAYS 10.00am
JUNIOR CHURCH and Ycam – 10.00am