Category Archives: Church

Harvest Food Bank

The Harvest Thanksgiving Service will take place in Garvald Church on Sunday 31st October at 9.30 am. We would like to collect donations for the Food Bank from anyone in the Church or Village who would like to help. There is a green plastic box sitting in the bus-shelter beside the Village Green where donations of non-perishable food or toiletries may be left at any time. The box will be emptied regularly and everything transferred to the Church from where it will be taken to the Food Bank after 31st October. We had a fantastic response last time we did this so please help with anything you can spare.

Reconnecting

Covid restrictions are easing and you may be planning to break free with some enthusiastic dancing in a night-club. Go for it!

Alternatively (or indeed, additionally) church services are taking place every second Sunday in Garvald or Morham at 9.30 am. We have even started singing again and having coffee afterwards. Here is the timetable and everyone is welcome.

Services in Garvald and Morham churches from August 2021

All services take place at 9.30 am, last about 45 minutes and are followed by coffee in the Stables at Garvald or the Laird’s Loft in Morham

Sunday 15th August Morham

Sunday 22nd August Garvald

Sunday 29th August Morham

Sunday 5th September Garvald

Sunday 12th September Morham

Sunday 19th September Garvald

Sunday 26th September Morham

Sunday 3rd October Garvald

Sunday 10th October Morham

Sunday 17th October Garvald

Sunday 24th October Morham

Sunday 31st October Garvald

Christian Aid Week 2021 – Focus on climate crisis

10 – 16 May 2021

This climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day.

Christian Aid Week

From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people like Rose are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.

Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will have the water they need to live. A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.

Every envelope. Every gift. Every challenge can change lives.

Christian Aid envelopes will be delivered through your letterboxes over the next couple of days. Please donate whatever you can.  Due to Covid 19 it has been decided that volunteers will not be knocking on your door to collect the envelopes but you can either deliver them yourself to The Old Schoolhouse, Garvald – there will be a collection bucket at the door.

Or you can donate on-line. https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

Or you can complete the form below asking for your donation envelope to be collected.

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    Re-opening of Garvald Church

    We are hoping and planning to re-open Garvald Church on Easter Sunday

    The Easter Sunday service will be at 9.30 am on 4th April. Everyone Welcome.

    Please remember to wear a face-mask and use hand-sanitiser.

    There might be a little bit of an Easter Egg hunt for the young-at-heart!

    Christmas Church Services

    Sunday 13th December: 3rd Sunday in Advent. 9.30 am service in Garvald Church
    Sunday 20th December: 4th Sunday in Advent. 9.30 am service in Morham Church
    Thursday 24th December : Christmas Eve service in Garvald Church at 6.00 pm. We will play recordings of carols and you can hum along behind your masks. Members of the congregation will do readings of the Christmas story. For the final carol, weather permitting, we would like to go outside the church, spread out as much as we can and gently sing.
    Christmas Eve Watchnight Service in Morham Church at 11.30 pm will follow the same plan.
    To guarantee a space in the church at either or both of the Christmas Eve Services please use the contact form below. We will endeavour to fit in any late arrivals but the capacity of each church is significantly reduced right now.

    Christmas Eve collections will be in aid of Leuchie House


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      Upcycling Project for a Covid Winter

      Here is a fantastic opportunity for anybody looking for a little creative project to keep them busy during the dark winter nights. The photo below shows two chairs – there are 20 altogether – which can be stained/painted/varnished and decorated any way you like. They can be ribboned/cushioned/accessorised and even sat on! Then next summer they can be entered in the specially created category in the Garvald Flower Show for upcycled chairs – and you can bask in the admiration of all your neighours. All we ask in return for a chair, is a small donation to the church roof fund.

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        Church Closed

        We are very proud of the the fact that the churches in Garvald and Morham are open every day for everyone and anyone to visit.

        Sadly we have just been informed by Church of Scotland HQ that all churches are to be locked as an additional precaution to try and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

        However, the two graveyards are lovely peaceful spots on a Spring Day and we encourage you to include them in your daily walks.

        So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

        Isaiah 41:10

        Church Services in Garvald and Morham

        As you have probably gathered from the news ,there will be no church services in Garvald or Morham for the next few weeks.

        However both churches remain open every day and you are more than welcome to visit, enjoy the peace, say a prayer, do some piano practice (or any musical instrument) and appreciate the daffodils.