Big thanks to the girls from “Get Connected” for giving up their Saturday afternoon to do some much needed painting in the church toilets.

Community Fair – Superheroes Wanted

While all those who support the Community Fair on September 6th are clearly SuperHeroes, we’re hoping that some will come along to the Mickey and Minnie Mouse Club Room at the fair. There will be games and prizes, music and dancing in the Club Room and a parade. Children (and adults who are brave enough) are invited to come along dressed as a SuperHero or a Princess and take part in the activities and the Grand Parade.

Hope to see lots of amazing costumes on the day!

Community Fair – Helpers Wanted

We are looking for some volunteers to help with the Community Fair on September 6th. Help is required on the following stalls:

Second Hand Fashion and Bric-a-Brac – Jessie, Sheila and Isabel are looking for at least 2 more helpers

Baking – Maggie is also looking for at least 2 helpers

Lucky Dip Tins – Buy a ticket, win a tin of food; its as simple as that. 2 people to work at this stall required

Flower Arranging – Moira is going to demonstrate simple flower arranging and will help those who want to have a go at learning a new skill themselves. Somebody to act as a Gofor for the stall is required.

Even if you can’t come along for the entire day, maybe you have an hour free when you could come down to help.

Donations of tinned food for the lucky dip and the grand tombola run by Barbara are also wanted as soon as possible, and we’ll be looking for some home baking to sell on the day.

If anyone wants to have another stall or is willing to help on any of these then please talk to Maggie or Barbara ASAP.

Thanks in advance to all the volunteers



Book Club

We are holding the first meeting of the book club on Wed September 3rd at 7 pm. This will be a short meeting to discuss how often the group want to meet, decide on the first book to tackle and get any suggestions for future reads. Anyone who wants to come along to find out more is welcome.

Community Fair

September is the time for the annual Community Fair and this year we are going to make it a little bit different so that we attract families as well as our regular customers. So look out for Mickey Mouse and Princesses along with food and stalls to appeal to all tastes.

The community fair will be on Saturday 6th September from 10am till 2pm.

Look out for more details on the church website and Facebook page, on the notice board in the Community Hall and in the next magazine.

Christian Aid Ceilidh

Christian Aid are holding a ceilidh on Saturday September 6th from 7.30 to 11.30 at the Abbotsford Hotel. Voice Box will provide the music and there will be supper and a raffle.

Tickets, costing £7, are available from Tim. (01389 761676)

Parish Weekend

The Parish Weekend for St Augustine’s has been arranged for October 3rd-5th at The Cathedral of the Isles, Millport, Cumbrae. Revd David McCarthy will be coming to lead us on a weekend which will include a bit of a party, free time, and a look at how we share leadership in the Joint Charge.
These weekends are always full of fun, and nobody has ever regretted attending!

Please note that the weekend is for members of both Charges, and Vestry members of both congregations should try to attend. We will make it as affordable as possible!

Transport will be organised.

Let Kenny know asap if you intend coming!

Woolly Hat Sunday

Can’t think of what to knit next? Well why not knit hats, gloves, scarves, balaclavas for the seafarers and contribute to St Aug’s Woolly Hat
Day at the end of October. And get your friends to contribute too.

Every year we celebrate Sea Sunday, celebrating and praying for the seafarers who visit our ports, bring vital food and goods from around the world. Every week the Mission to Seafarers receive woolly hats knitted by their supporters which they give out to seafarers at their port centres. The woolly hats, and balaclavas and scarves and fingerless glove not only keep the seafarers warm, but are also a symbol of the
care and support that the Mission gives seafarers all over the world.

We will have a Woolly Hat Sunday on October 19th, when we can all bring our hats to both churches for a wee blessing before we send them off for the Mission!

In addition, we have a scarf on pins in the Community Hall. Anyone who is in for a few minutes is welcome to add a few rows – we need it to be 5 foot long by Woolly Hat Sunday!

Countryside Trip

The next countryside trip will be a visit to Gourock on Saturday 30th August. Meet at the car park at Kilcreggan at 1.45 pm to catch the 1.58 pm ferry across the water. The visit will include a trip to a tea room, either in Gourock or Kilcreggan.
All welcome

Summer Outing

The summer outing this year is to “The Bannockburn Experience” on Sunday 24th August, leaving after the 11 am service. This is a new and exciting place to visit and includes audiovisual 3D displays and the chance to take part in a game re-enacting the Battle of Bannockburn.
There will be the chance for shopping and to get something to eat on the way home, when we stop at Dobbies Garden Centre complex just outside Stirling.
Please put your name up on the noticeboard quickly if you are interested as places are limited by the size of the bus. There will be a waiting list so that if anyone has to drop out, those on the list can be contacted and offered a space.