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Abbey Church Notices - 11 July 2010

Intimitations on Sunday 11 July 2010
Including news of possible fully escorted 11 day tour of the Highlights of China including The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, Beijing Zoo (home of the famous pandas), Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven, together with a full day excursion to Xi’an’s excavation site of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors.

[1] The recent death, following a lengthy period of decline, is formally recorded, sadly, of long-time Abbey Elder Mr Eddie Clark. Eddie died on 8 July and his funeral will take place at Dunfermline Crematorium on Friday commencing at 2.45 p.m.

[2] ‘Last Sunday evening’s concert,’ write Catherine and Carol Madden, ‘was an outright success, the total amount raised from ticket sales and donations realising the staggering sum of £983. We were quite overwhelmed by the generosity shown by people. This takes Catherine’s total to £3532, so she is well on her way and wants to say a huge thank you to everyone who responded positively in any way to her appeal’.

[3] Weddings will take place in the Abbey during the course of next week as follows: On Friday at 12.30 pm Angela Paton will be married to Neil McQuillan and, on Saturday at 12.30 pm and 2 pm respectively, Joanne Gallighan will be married to David Cook and Nikki Hynd to Scott Flynn.

[4] A final reminder of the list on the Nave Notice Board for the names and telephone numbers of any others interested in the Associate Minister’s promotion of a coach outing to Durham Cathedral on Saturday 11 September. Updated information will be provided by Mr Paton in due course. Also on the Nave Notice Board is a photograph of the Minister, Associate Minister and new Abbey Mission Partner, Mr Jimmy Maxwell, who participated in last Sunday’s Services.

[5] Following the recent congregational holiday to Austria and Bavaria’s Oberammergau Passion Play and the usual enquiries anent possible future holidays which invariably result from those tours, the Minister and his wife have recently been alerted to a very competitively affordable fully escorted 11 day tour of the Highlights of China including The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, Beijing Zoo (home of the famous pandas), Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven, together with a full day excursion to Xi’an’s excavation site of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors. The proposed holiday, flying KLM from Edinburgh via Amsterdam, would take place at the start of April next year (2011) and anyone interested in going, even if only in principle at this stage, should put their name and telephone number on the sheet on the Nave Notice Board adjacent to the promotion details.

[6] Next Sunday the Minister will continue his series of Services on ‘Christianity and the Theologians’ by looking at so-called Existential Theology – the theology, that is, of existence and of what it means to assert that something (be it the world, the universe or God) exists.

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