Kirk Session Teams
Children, Youth and Families Team
This is a team of people drawn from both the Eldership and the congregation and our remit is to oversee the work with our young people and their families. Those on the group either are active participants in leading some of the children or young people’s work or have an interest in the Christian education of those youngsters and their families. Currently we oversee Kidsteam (pre school to Primary 7); Grid (Secondary age) and Messy Church. We also work with Andrew Kennedy. our Youth Worker and support the projects he leads both in chudh and in the community.
We are a team of six proactive individuals, supported by many more, all keen to promote the Christian message to the local community and beyond. We have many initiatives on the go, every one of which is an outreach beyond the church’s walls. 'Acts of Random Kindness' including angels and stars, made and given with love by our church members, were available throughout the town; an 'Easter Trail' with giveaway Easter eggs for youngsters on Easter Sunday; a personal Christmas card delivered to all homes in the community; the Auchterarder Community Garden and, most recently, we introduced 'TryPraying' to the town which gave away a booklet encouraging people to pray. As restrictions continue to ease, we are planning and very much look forward to, holding community events at which all will be very welcome
All suggestions to help in our Mission will be very welcome.
COVID Update: We are all aware that handling coins and banknotes has been one of the COVID disappearing items. We are not being allowed to uplift the offering on Sundays using the red collection bags, therefore we have reverted to using the Plate at the rear of the Church, for members leaving their WFO (Weekly Freewill Oand gift aid envelopes, cash and Tearfund pennies. If you are happy to contribute your offering, monthly, into the Church bank account you just need to complete a bank Standing Order form and send it to your bank. You can also set up standing orders on-line through your own bank account. If you pay UK income tax on pay, pension or investments please use a Gift Aid Declaration form which then allows the Church to collect from the Government the income tax back (at no additional cost to you). If you require a APC Standing Order form and/or a Gift Aid form please contact Allan Russell firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the links at the end of this article.
The finance group would like to record our grateful thanks to all members who already give their offering and donations through the banking system. We are fortunate that some members also contribute to the youth projects, youth worker, food bank, music fund and donate their loose change to Tearfund. If you wish to have additional information on these items, or the weekly free will envelopes please speak to Alan Mordaunt or Allan Russell.