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Our Sunday services are held at 10.30am after which tea, coffee and other refreshments are served. Have a look at "What's On" to see what else is happening in the Church, and check out some of the highlighted events below which are coming up soon.
Please do come along and join us - you can be assured of a very warm welcome!
My name is Tanya Webster, and it is my pleasure at the start of 2020 to introduce myself as the new minister of Midstocket Parish Church.
I was born in Zambia to a Scottish mother and an English father and was brought up in South Africa.
I did my first degree in Accounting and auditing in South Africa and worked for the accounting firm KPMG in Pietermatitzburg near Durban for several years before moving to Scotland.
In 2004, I experienced a call to Church ministry, and was accepted by the Church of Scotland as a candidate for full-time ministry.
I graduated from Glasgow University in 2009, and after a year as a probationary minister in Kirriemuir, I was ordained and inducted as minister at Ardrossan Park Church.
I was minster there and Moderator of the Presbytery of Ardrossan before hearing God call me to Midstocket Church.
I am aware that being in the ministry can be challenging and rewarding and requires leadership, energy and compassion.
Midstocket Church has regular opportunities for worship, and a wide range of community activities. I hope to meet you at some of these events during 2020.
Our journey begins together.
Annual Presbytery Service
Annual Presbytery Service This will take place at High Hilton Church on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7.30pm. The preacher at this service will be the Moderator of the General Assembly, the Right Rev. Colin Sinclair. All are welcome to attend.
Our Giving Plates
At our Christmas Eve Family Service, Rev. Tanya Webster gave away plates with home baked goodies and instructed those who received a plate to pass them on restocked with more treats so that the Christmas message of love carries on through the year. On the back of each plate, it says that it started its journey at Midstocket Church, Aberdeen in December 2019 and we would love to hear where each plate gets to on its journey. Please let us know and send a photo if you pass on or receive one of our Giving Plates.
As the focus of fundraising at the Music @ Midstocket Recitals this Autumn, we have decided, with the permission of the Kirk Session, to raise funds towards purchasing a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD). It would be placed outside the church and could be accessed by the community at any time.
The PAD will cost £2,000 and there will be additional costs for installation and insurance. In addition to the proceeds from Music @ Midstocket Recitals donations would be welcomed from
- Groups who use the church premises
- Other Community Groups
~ if wished
As part of the Wildcat Project, the Trust, in conjunction with the Scottish Ambulance Service, will arrange a training session for interested parties. The Scottish Ambulance Service will also maintain the PAD.
Pam Michie and Joy Brockley
An enthusiastic group of members has started work on the design and layout of the garden and Jim McColl, recently retired from his television Beechgrove Garden work, has joined the team to advise on the Bible Garden Project.
The reasons for the initiative were:
• To create a new community facility.
• To make the Church grounds more accessible
• To provide a small area for quiet contemplation in the heart of the community.
• To provide an educational facility
• To extend our links with schools, young people and youth groups.
• To have a garden that encourages us to develop our understanding of the stories of the Bible.
Tulips Crocus Thistle Fennel
Lily Anemone Lily of the Valley Apple
Juniper Sage Poppy Rose
Myrtle Narcissus Mint Coriander