LUNCH CLUB

The Lunch Club takes place every year in the Church Hall from October to March.  Anyone is invited for the meal. Cost £4.  Soup, main course and cake with tea or coffee.
 

THE FISHERMEN'S MISSION

The Fishermen’s Mission was established in 1881.  We are the only national charity that works solely with fishermen and their families.  We offer practical, financial, pastoral and spiritual support as well as a vital emergency response service.  We have staff all around the UK and for every £1 donated to the Fishermen’s Mission we spend 88p on providing services.

Our nine core values are:

PRACTICAL: we aim to provide the right assistance at the right time whenever and wherever it is required, no matter how complex or demanding the circumstances.

EFFECTIVE: We are committed to ensuring that our practical help and support makes a real positive difference to people’s lives.

TRUSTED: we aim to be recognised and respected for being there consistently and reliably in times of need.

HONEST: we are dedicated to conducting ourselves with discretion, being guided by our belief in Christian values.

HELPFUL: no ‘job’s worths’ to be found in the Fishermen’s Mission. We will not dodge issues and we will strive to provide sup port whatever the circumstances or challenges.

LOYAL: we dedicate ourselves to the work of the Fishermen’s Mission and to those we aim to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

TOLERANT: Through our conduct and faith we encourage understanding and empathy towards all those that make fishing their Livelihood.

CONSIDERATE: we aim to conduct ourselves with empathy and sensitivity, regardless of the intensity of the situation and to care without judgement.

APPROACHABLE: we will be open to all people at all times and will always try and find time for Others.

'Immediately they left their nets and followed him’ Mark 1:18;  As Jesus called the fishermen to be his disciples, so the Fishermen’s Mission go in His name to them.

Further information can be found on our website www.fishermensmission.org.uk Superintendent Marian Dixon Port Officer, Kirkcudbright.
 

GIFT AID

Gift Aid is the current arrangement that allows churches and charities to claim back from the Inland Revenue the tax paid by donors on their charitable contributions.  By using this scheme Kirkcudbright Parish Church can increase the value of any donation you make by one-quarter.

To be eligible to give under this scheme you must be a UK tax payer.  Each year you must also have paid tax to the Inland Revenue equal to the value of the sum that Kirkcudbright Parish Church will reclaim from your contributions.  Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and tax deducted from the interest you have earned on your savings all qualify for this.

If you would like your regular  or occasional donations to Kirkcudbright Parish Church to be covered by the scheme all you have to do is sign a declaration form. The church will need to keep a record of your donations. For one-off or occasional donations for specific purposes this is relatively easy.  However, if you wish regular contributions to the church to be included you can start using Gift Aid envelopes or complete a bank standing order.  If using Gift Aid envelopes we will supply you with small individually numbered and dated envelopes.  These are then placed in the collection plate at Sunday service.  All records are kept in the strictest confidence (they are only necessary for Inland Revenue audits).

If you would like to start using Gift Aid envelopes or would like a bank mandate form please contact Margo Kerr (see ‘Contacts’ page).

Note:- Should you no longer pay any tax then your contributions would not be eligible for Gift Aid status. You can withdraw from the scheme at any time by notifying the church.
 

MUMS AND TOTS

One of our success stories with thirty Mums having now enrolled their tots.  The group now meets, by popular request, in the Church Hall on both Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12 noon continuing throughout the Summer months during the School Holidays with part re-location to the Scout Hall for some weeks while the Church Hall is let for Summer art exhibitions.

Contact Pat Parker for details.

DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES

The Deadline for all articles, rota information etc. is the 3rd Sunday of each month.

All contributions to be e-mailed to Sonia Maynard at maynard.sonia@yahoo.co.uk the day before the deadline date, handed to her at Church or left at Cavers & Co.

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