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Preparations in hand for Strawberry Tea held on 13th July when we raised the sum of £850 and counting !!- A big THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make this, our biggest Fund raiser of the year, such a successful event.  





ON SUNDAY 5TH JUNE AT CORPACH THREE PEOPLE JOINED THE CHURCH BY PROFESSING THEIR FAITH   WE WELCOME ROBERT, CAMERON AND MARGARET JANE MALCOLM
The proud parents David and Marion Malcolm with their family, Cameron. Margaret Jane and Robert (Sandy)



Harvest Thanksgiving

A Joint Service was held in Corpach Church on Sunday 4th October when once again we supported the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal.  Lunch was served in the Hall following the service and was much enjoyed by all who attended.



Visit of the Moderator Rt.Rev.Dr Angus Morrison on Tuesday 29/09/2015

Kilmallie hosted the Farewell Lunch which concluded the Moderators visit to Lochaber Presbytery.





A Variety of photos from the the lunch showing guests and members of the Congregation enjoying an excellent meal prepared for us by our 'kitchen' ladies led by Ethel Conacher.   Top-middle is Irene Burns being presented to the Moderator in recognition of 62 years involvement with the Sunday School both in Corpach and Caol.


Our Annual Pancake Tea was held on Shrove Tuesday 17th February 2015
from 2-4pm in Caol Church Hall.  Despite the adverse weather conditions there was an excellent turn out and as usual it was a most enjoyable afternoon.




Once again our Strawberry Tea and Baking Stall, held on 9th July, was a great success and raised £800.  Congratulations to all who worked hard to make this annual event so enjoyable.   

As always Norma had prepared a Quiz Sheet which raised £194.  The winner was Helen Curran, Blarmafoldach. - Well done to all who completed it!!




ADVANCE:
As you may remember Presbytery wants us to put together a 5-year plan.  When we learned that Caol Church Hall was in urgent need of repair we had to put that plan 'on hold' until we had a clearer idea of what we faced.   As it turned out (and partly thanks to a most generous anonymous donation) we have enough cash to repair the Hall.   There are other jobs which need done in Caol however and we have also recently been warned that harling requires to be repaired at Corpach Church.   We estimate - and we emphasise that this is only an estimate - that we will require to find something like £40,000 over the next 5 years for property.  The Minister and Session Clerk propose to put the following 5-year plan to the Kirk Session 0n 6th August and (if Session agrees) to bring it to the Congregation on the morning of 17th August, when there's to be only one service (this time in Caol):
  1. A Stewardship programme, with help from '121' with a view to raising £40,000 over the next 5 years
  2. Continue 'Messy Church'
  3. Improve the lighting at Corpach Church
We have already begun to do two other things which would have been part of that plan: we now have a Church website and we have increased the number of Sundays during the year upon which we only have one morning service.   If the Congregation endorses this plan on 17th August we mean to report it to Presbytery and to use the September issue of the magazine to outline the need for a Stewardship programme.




An article taken from the April 2014 Blueprint, the magazine of news from Girlguiding Scotland.


"Snippets from Archives from Girl Guide Gazette WW1

July 1915

The 1st Kilmallie or 1st Inverness-shire company is very busy collecting and drying sphagnum moss and sending it to various hospitals."

This same company still meets in Caol Church.


















 


 









 

 

 

 







 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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