Recent Events 2018
Community Christmas Carol Singing
Led by our Youth Leader, Jay, and accompanied by members of the Granite City Brass Band, our annual Carol Singing outside the Church was a great success. Members of the community (including 7 dogs!) joined the congregation to sing favourite carols on a cold, crisp but dry evening. Afterwards in the warmth of the Sanctuary the community spirit continued as we enjoyed mince pies and non-alchoholic mulled wine. It was a memorable start to our Christmas celebrations.
On Sunday 9th December 2018, Hannah Hazel Johnson, daughter of Les and Lynne Johnson and granddaughter of Willie and Hazel Wightman was baptised in Midstocket Church by the Rev. Maggie Whyte.
June Morrison with her MBE award
Our congratulations to June Morrison who was presented with a MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in December.
Our Advent Café Church on Friday 7th December was well attended and after enjoying coffee and mincepies we started to make table decorations appropriate for Christmas. As you can see, great fun was had by everyone and some beautiful arrangements were made.
The Men’s Group met on December 3rd, to listen to Graeme Thompson, a former soldier and long-serving Aberdeen policeman (the ‘Midstocket Bobby’) talking about a fund-raising cycle run that he undertook from John o’ Groats to Land’s End support of the Colonel’s Funds for the Scots Guards Association.
Reverse Advent Calendar
We are running a Reverse Advent Calendar for 4 weeks from 2nd December. Members of the Congregation are being asked to bring food donations of tinned foods. The donations will be sent to Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) Any unwanted baby or children’s jackets would be gratefully received too.
On 22nd November, the Men’s Group visited the exhibition centre to view the construction of the new harbour at Nigg and was given a presentation by representatives from Dragados, the company contracted for the works.
The Guild Coffee Morning
Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018
A moving service took place this morning to mark in particular the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Small crosses have been made of every member of the former Beechgrove and St Ninian's Churches who fell in the war, and Mile End School painted a collection of white stones with poppies and a message on each one.