Church & Community Activities

HEALING SERVICE
The next Healing Service is on Sunday 14 January 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 9 January in the Church Hall at 7.30pm (please note new time.)  This will be a talk on Caribbean Islands by Sandy McIntosh. Refreshments will be served and the meeting takes place in the Church Hall.  All are most welcome to any of the meetings.

BOOK GROUP
The next meeting of the Book Group will be on Wednesday 17 January at 7.30pm in the Rectory.  The book being discussed is The Underground Railroad by  Colson Whitehead. New members will be made most welcome.

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 25 January 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!

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.

AYRSHIRE CHARITY QUIZ
The January Quiz is now available on the Welcome Desk.  The theme is ‘A Matter of Science’ and all the answers in some way relate to terms used in the world of science.  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 4 February 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.