Connections & Communications – February 2013

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Connections & Communications – February 2013

Keeping you Informed

Alf’s Study Leave   Alf is now in the U.K. and well into his Study programme. He will also extend this leave with a couple of weeks of annual leave due, in order to visit relatives and to attend the wedding of his niece. Finally, he hopes to have a few days visiting the Hansens at ‘their’ Chateau in France before winging his way back to us in order to again take up preaching duties at St Aidans on Sunday March 10th.


Meanwhile, here at St Aidans, with your continued support, life will continue with our old friend Rev. Bob Scott conducting the Communion Services on January 27th and February 24th; the Kids Friendly team organising the Services on February 3rd and March 3rd; Dr. Greg Morgan leading the Service on February 10th; and Robin Guy leading the Service on February 17th. Your full welcome to these people will be most appreciated by them, and by Alf who has arranged for them to assist in this way.


Calendar of events 2013.On the Notice Board is a large print of all the Services and other events planned for St Aidans throughout 2013. This shows a full and interesting programme for the Congregation. Take note and plan to be involved.


Film Fund Raiser – It is hoped to arrange a Fund Raiser Film event similar to the successful effort of last year. Bruce Hay is to confirm with the Cinema people as to a suitable time and film title and hopes to make a tentative booking of a cinema for mid March.  More about this event in the coming weeks.


Winter Speaker series – A short series of topical speaker and discussion evenings is planned again this year for August/ September. The Umbrella Topic chosen for the series is “GREED IS THE NEW VIRTUE”.  Speakers have already been confirmed for the Sunday evenings August 11th and 18th. In addition, it is planned to hold a Soup and Sonatas evening on September 22nd-(An evening of light tea plus music appreciation).


Newsletter editor – After 20 years!! of stirling service as Newsletter Editor, Malcolm King has retired from that position. Thank you Malcolm for your outstanding contribution.   Ralph Penning has, happily, agreed to fill that gap meantime, and any contributions for the newsletter should from now on be forwarded to Ralph with a deadline, each month, of the 20thRalph’s E-mail address is