This Saturday 26th November, 10-11am at Panmurefield Baptist Centre, Lawers Drive Broughty Ferry Ukrainian parents are invited to come and choose two St Nicholas gifts for their child/children/teenagers. 1 gift with a value of £10-20 and 2nd gift value of £5.
There will be gift bags and wrapping paper available too so you can wrap the gift before you leave.
When you arrive you will be asked how many children/teenagers you have and their ages.
You will be given coloured tickets that match the gifts suitable for your child/teenagers age range.
You will then enter the room where the gifts will be on display and you can exchange the tickets for gifts. We ask that everyone please kindly respects these rules.
All gifts are brand new and have been donated by local business and people from the community.
If you need to bring your children with you, that’s not a problem they can sit in our other hall while you select the gifts. Children will not be allowed in the gift hall, so to keep the gifts a surprise.
As featured on STV news on 25 July 2022, we continue to support local Ukrainian refugees by holding ”Coffee and chat” events twice per month. These events provide an opportunity for Ukrainians to meet together and visit a free shop of clothes, toys, toiletries and house goods. We also have local hairdressers offering free haircuts.
On Saturday 30th July from 9am to 2pm we are holding a donation day to stock up our free shop. Further information can be found in the flyer below.
It is no longer a legal requirement for those attending places of worship to wear a mask. However, you may still wish to do so out of sensitivity to the feelings of others and the current high level of infections.
When attending the service in person at Panmurefield Baptist Centre please note the following:
• Please do not come to the service if you have any COVID symptoms.
• Please do not come to the service if you or anyone in your household is self-isolating.
• Although social distancing is not required, please sanitise your hands on entering the building.
• Some windows and fire doors will be open to give maximum ventilation in the building.
• If you are able, it is prudent to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending.
• All the toilets are now available for use. Please sanitise your hands before going in and wipes are available to ensure it’s clean.
• Those who wish to give an offering, should do so by bringing the money/cheque in an envelope and placing it in the basket in the foyer. The best way of giving to the church is via bank transfer. For more information on this please get in touch with the church treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpathian Aid has been working in Romania now for nearly 30 years and partners with various organisations to tackle poverty and discrimination and to show the love of God.
In particular they partner with Casa Harului, which is a Christian Holiday centre near Deva in mid-western Romania. They helped to build the centre in the mid 1990’s and have sponsored camps there and provided volunteers most summers since they started having camps in 1995. More recently they have been focussed on supporting camps with families whose children have disabilities.
We are all shocked and saddened to see the disturbing scenes in Ukraine, and the displacement of thousands of Ukrainians into wider Europe.
Maria & Dani at Casa Harului have been contacted by a Christian Pastor in Ukraine and some other organisations looking for safe haven for some refugees. They are now hoping to house 40-60 Refugees, but to do this they need to reset the centre, after being closed for best part of two years
Stage 1 – is to get the electric back on, the plumbing checked and frozen pipes repaired, and getting licences renewed for Fire Safety. They also have to clean the centre and to organise the rooms and make up beds in preparation for the arrival of refugees in the next few days.
Stage 2 – is to welcome the refugees, settle them, which will be very challenging remembering what these women and children have just been through. They obviously then have to feed & clothe them and supply them with toiletries and sanitary products.
A few people are asking, for how long?? This is a difficult question to answer, but certainly for the short to medium term these vulnerable refugees will need to be looked after, longer term will depend on how long the conflict lasts.
This will all cost a lot of money, so with the help of Broughty Ferry Baptist Church, a few volunteers have organised a “10,000 Steps a Day for March for the Ukrainian Refugees to raise an initial £5,000” You can find out more details on the Just Giving Page with the link below