May 2022 – News in Brief

(a)  The Methodist Church in Scott Street is hosting a Platinum Pudding Party this coming Saturday afternoon (29th May) to which all are invited.

(b)  Friends/Quakers:  Stella also gave a warm invitation to an afternoon of Dances for Universal Peace, being held in the Subud Centre from 12.30 – 4 on Saturday 25th June.  A flyer has also been distributed.  Stella also thanked those who had responded to her
request for knitted dementia-friedly hippos – she had been able to send 20 from Perth to the organisers in Fife.

(c)  St Ninian’s Cathedral hosted a Big Brekkie for Christian Aid and were delighted to report that it raised over £1000.

(d)  The Congregational Church is slowly getting back to ‘normal’ with organsations starting up again.  Warm appreciation was expressed for  Rev. Gordon Campbell’s  contribution to providing worship for all.

(e)  Scone Church will be holding a Fair, out of doors if weather permits, on 20th August – more details will be sent nearer the time.

(f)  on behalf of the North Church, thanks were expressed to those who came on the prayer walk round different churches during Holy Week. There was a good representation from a number of churches, and the walk was enjoyed and appreciated by those who took part.

(g)  The Salvation Army have welcomed a new Community Coordinator, who started three weeks ago.  The Furniture Project is now established in the Barclay’s buiding in the Glasgow Road, and a van driver recruited.  On Saturday 11th June, the Salvation Army is hosting a Strawberry Afternoon tea.

Advance notice was given that the Govan Songsters will be visiting Perth in September – a poster will follow.

(h)  St Matthew’s will be having various stalls, food  and games to coincide with the Vintage Car Rally being held in Tay Street on Saturday 4th June as part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. On Sunday 5th June at 11a.m. there will be an outdoor Songs of Praise in Tay Street.

The church sanctuary will be hosting a number of art exhibitions over 9 weeks in the summer.

(i)  The Union of Catholic Mothers at St John’s Catholic Church will be hosting their annual barbecue on Tuesday 21st June, and invitations are being sent round the other churches.