Advent at St. Ninian’s

LIGHT UP A LIFE
The Ayrshire Hospice Light up a Life service will take place on Wednesday 29 November at  St Meddan’s Parish Church at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to remember loved ones and if you wish to light a candle in their memory.

There is also a Christmas Concert where you can remember loved ones on Sunday 26 November at 7.00pm in the Grand Hall Kilmarnock. Tickets priced £10 (under-16’s £6) are available from Lynne 01292 288488 or by emailing community@ayrshirehospice.org. The Concert includes the Salvation Army Band & Isle of Cumbrae RBLS Pipe Band.

DIOCESAN ADVENT QUITE DAYS 
There will be two Diocesan Advent Quite Days, both on Saturday 2 December from 10.00am for 10.30am – 3.00pm. One is at Holy Trinity & St Barnabas, Paisley, led by Bishop Gregor Duncan and the other at St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas, led by Bishop Gordon Mursell.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, but tea and coffee will be provided from 10am.

Please apply to Jennifer FitzGibbon (secretary), Development Team for Prayer and Spirituality, e-mail j2fg@aol.com; phone 01294 823992, by 24th November if possible or write to the Diocesan Centre (mark envelope ‘Advent Quiet Day’)

ADVENT – MORNING PRAYER
The Rector would like to follow the example of Holy Trinity in Kilmarnock and so will be celebrating Morning Prayer every morning in Church at 8.30am, Monday – Saturday throughout Advent beginning on Friday 1 December. The Service is said and will last about 25 minutes. Please join him if you can.

A SPACE FOR GOD?  A SPACE FOR YOU?
There will be a time for reflection and prayer space, quiet and music – every Thursday evening in Advent from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in Saint Ninian’s Church starting on Thursday 7 December.

TORCHLIGHT SERVICE FOR CHILDREN (and adults!)
There will be a special service to welcome the coming of the Lord Jesus – The Light of the World on Saturday 9 December at 4.30pm. This will include the story of how God enters our world in his Son the Lord Jesus and fills it with light and love. There will be Readings, Songs and Prayers in Church, a Procession round the outside of the Church, Lighting of the outside Christmas Tree, concluding with a Welcome Party in the hall.

Please bring your own torch!

HEALING SERVICE
The next Healing Service, which takes place on the second Sunday of each month, is on Sunday 10 December and then on Sunday 14 January 2018.