Church & Community Activities

HEALING SERVICE
The next Healing Service is on Sunday 10 December at 4.00pm  It is hoped that this will be of benefit to many people in the community who live with a whole range of conditions and who long for the help that God alone can bring.

FELLOWSHIP
The  Fellowship meets again on Tuesday 5 December in the Church Hall at 7.30pm (please note new time.)  This is the annual Beetle Drive followed by Festive Refreshments.  Everyone is welcome.

BOOK GROUP
The next meeting of the Book Group will be on Wednesday 13 December at 7.30pm in the Rectory.  The book being discussed is The Lemon tree Café by Cathy Bramble. New members will be made most welcome.

QUIZ NIGHT
The Quiz Night last Friday raised £310 for the Mission of St Ninian’s.

TRAIDCRAFT
The next Traidcraft Stall will be in the Hall, following the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 3 December. There are Traidcraft catalogues on the back shelf of the church if you would like to place orders for Christmas cards and Advent calendars.

KNIT n’ NATTER
Come along and enjoy a cup of tea and fellowship whilst knitting small projects which will be send to charity.  The next meeting will be on Thursday 30 November at 1.45pm in the Choir Vestry. 

If you are able to look at www.knit-a-square.com there are patterns available for downloading, if not, patterns will be available. There are crochet patterns as well. Knitting patterns use 4mm or 4.5mm needles and crochet patterns use a 4.5mm hook.  Our first parcel of blanket squares, mitts, hats and toys has safely arrived in South Africa.

The group would be grateful if anyone has any odd balls of wool in any colour (the brighter the better!) that they would be willing to donate, there will be a box at the back of the church for donations. Knitting is not compulsory, just come and join in the chat and fellowship and invite your friends to come too!

CRAFT GROUP
The Group will all be crafting in their own homes and coming together to show what they have made and have tea and cake and chat.  Everyone is welcome to come along.  It would be wonderful to have congregational input in the Craft Stall at the Christmas Fair this year to make it the best ever.  Hand made gifts, knitting, crochet, sewing.  If you would like to contribute please could you price your items and leave them at the back of the church marked ‘Craft Group’.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
 Our current programme focuses on the Festivals when the children and young people lead services in church.
If you would like more information about the Sunday School please use the email form on the Contact Us page.

NOTELETS
Notelets have been produced and are on sale at the back of the church. A pack of six is £4.00 and all profits will go to the Mission of St Ninian’s.

CALENDAR STALL
There will be a Calendar Stall at the Christmas Fair in November (instead of the Holiday Stall).  When you are on your travels this summer please remember to bring back a calendar for the stall.

AYRSHIRE CHARITY QUIZ
The November Quiz is now available on the Welcome Desk.  All the answers are the names of animals, birds, flowers or insects.  Entry cost £1 with all proceeds being donated to SeAscape, a charity which works across South Ayrshire to help homeless people and those in housing need. Please support this worthy cause – you might be surprised to know how many need this help in Troon.

SOUTH AYRSHIRE FOOD BANK
St Ninian’s will be collecting food donations on Sunday 3 December and your donations should be placed in  the boxes at the back of the church.  The Foodbank are always grateful for all the donations they receive but there are some items they are running low on. Therefore when you consider your next donations for next Sunday they would be particularly grateful for UHT milk, small packets of tea bags, small bottles of diluting juice, tinned custard, jam, dried pasta, pasta sauce, breakfast cereal and tinned mince/stew/cold meat.

Following the Meeting set up by Troon Churches Together in April 2013 a Foodbank Hub is now operating in Troon from Troon Old Parish Church Halls.  The attached leaflet give full details of this scheme and also a list of items that can be donated.  Here at St. Ninian’s we are going to collect such items on the first Sunday of every month and a box for donations will be placed at the back of the church. The Foodbank Hub is open at Troon Old Parish Church on Tuesdays and Fridays from 12 noon – 2.00pm More details of local community services can be found on the Troon Churches Together page.  

FULL DETAILS OF ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE DIOCESE OF GLASGOW AND GALLOWAY, INCLUDING THE DIOCESAN NEWS,  CAN BE FOUND HERE.