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Flower Calendar

September 9th, 2015



6 Mrs M Law, 12 Kinloch Park

13 Mrs M Taylor, 40 Ireland St

Mrs M Cowan, 48 Ireland St

20 Mrs B Easton, 3 Panbride Road

27 Harvest Thanksgiving

Mrs J Beattie, 14 Lownie Road


4 Mrs E Watson, 2 Muirdrum

11 Mrs J Sturrock, No 2 Cottage,

Carlogie Farm;

Mrs S Devaney, ‘Cashel’ Slade Carmyllie

18 Mrs D Booth, New Downie Farm

25 Mrs P Scanlan, 3 Watson Way,



1 Mrs M Easton, 76 Spence Cres

Mrs J Jones, 102 Caesar Avenue

8 Mrs A Clark, 66 Chapman Drive

15 Mrs P Geekie, 24 Caesar Avenue

22 Mrs M Low, 16 Manor Gardens;

Mrs N Reid, 10 Edradour Gdns,


29 Mrs A Scott, 17 Bruce Drive

Boys’ Brigade

September 9th, 2015


The 1st Carnoustie BB are looking forward to welcoming their boys back for the new session. Boys can join from Primary 1 onwards. Parents are encouraged to support the local company

and bring their boys along to join in the fun activities.

It is still possible to enrol. Go along to BB Hall, Maule Street on the appropriate evening

Anchors – Primary 1-3 Thursday evening 6.30pm; Juniors – Primary 4-7 Tuesday 7pm;

Company – Primary 7 to 6th Year Friday 7.30pm. and speak to the Officer in charge.

Any further enquires contact Bryan Knight Tel 852521

Fund Raising

September 9th, 2015


By the time you get this copy of Update it is hoped that another successful Safari Supper will have been held.  This social event has proved to be very popular in the past and thanks to Pat Taylor for organizing it and to all the people who host the starters and main courses and for the sweets.

A concert by the Arbroath Instrumental Band is to take place in Newton Church on Friday 30th October 2015 at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets will cost £8.00 and can be purchased either from committee members or from the Fobel shop at the end of September onwards.

A Coffee morning is to be held in Panbride Hall on Saturday 31st October 2015 from   10.00 a.m. until 11.30 a.m.  Tickets to cost £2.00 and can be had from the end of        September.  Donations of tray bakes, cake and candy and tombola would be greatly     appreciated and can be handed into Panbride Hall from 3.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.on       Friday 30th October.                                                                                                         HH.

Five Questions

September 9th, 2015


The questions in this issue have been answered by Dorothy Booth one of our elders who has recently taken over as Presbytery Elder.

1. What is your favourite hymn?

Very difficult to choose one as there are several I enjoy singing, but have decided on

‘Christ be our light’ Hymn 543 which I first heard at the General Assembly in 2003.

2. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?

Heriot Kirk in the Scottish Borders. One of my sons was married there and my two

grand-daughters had services of Blessing there.

3. Who is your favourite biblical character?

Noah, who had the faith to do as God asked. It’s a good story as well.

4. What is your favourite Bible reading?

Psalm 121. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. In the

beauty of hills and mountains it is easy to appreciate that God is all around.

5. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?

I admire anyone who strives to overcome adversity. I am grateful to Maggie Keswick

Jencks, who, although she did not live to see her vision fulfilled, started the process

with the help of family and friends that created the Maggie Centres.

Did you know?

September 9th, 2015


There are a number of memorial plaques in Panbride Church. One of them is dedicated to the memory of a former schoolmaster of Panbride School. It was unveiled 90 years ago in 1925. It reads:- “In memory of William Young 1791-1875: schoolmaster, session clerk and registrar of Panbride. A man greatly beloved. Erected by parishioners.” He was the last parochial schoolmaster of Panbride and the report in the Panbride Church Supplement of February 1925 continues “he loved this Church, and many can still remember his venerable figure as he sat or stood in the seat above which the tablet has been placed”. Have a look at it the next time you are in Panbride Church.

The Minister has been invited to conduct the annual service for the Fellowship of St Thomas in September. The Fellowship is for people who have worked in Asia – in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The service will follow the Order of Service used in the Church of Bangladesh. The readings and prayers will be led by Jim and Jan Watson who served in the Baptist Mission in Bangladesh while the minister was working there, and who lived 5 minutes along the road when Matthew, Frances and Andrew were in Barisal.

At a service on June 7th 2015, 300 young people in the Church of Bangladesh were confirmed. The Service was held at St. Barnabas’s Church, Rajshahi where Matthew and the group had celebrated New Year’s Day 2011.

Words of advice

July 1st, 2015

Defination of a SERMON

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day,

I’d rather one would walk with me than merely tell the way.

The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear.

Fine counsel is confusing, but example’s always clear,

I may not understand the high advice you give,

But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live

Christmas 2015 comes early

July 1st, 2015

Christmas 2015

This is possibly the earliest that the word Christmas has been mentioned in a newsletter! But there is a reason! I am planning that we have a Chrismon Tree in Church for Christmas this year – and the preparation of this involves you!

A Chrismon Tree is decorated with Christian symbols in white or gold colours and the lights on the tree are white. The decorations are handmade, which is where you come in. On Saturdays 28th November and 5th December there will be workshops in the Panbride Hall where the various symbols will be made. There will be craft materials available and salt dough shapes will be made and fired in the microwave, then painted. Symbols made will include stars, crosses, alpha and omega shapes, doves, angels, fish and many more. If people are unable to come to the workshops, shapes can be made using wool or crochet. All we ask is that they are in white or gold. Templates can be provided. Please put these dates in your diary. Then on 12th December, the tree will be decorated with the symbols in preparation for the Nativity Service the next day. After the festivities are over, something is done with the tree, but that is for the next newsletter! MSB

Panbride Youth Group

July 1st, 2015

Panbride Youth Group

The Group had a great evening in the Ganges Restaurant and one of the youngsters showed off her language skills by saying a few words to one of the waiters in Bengali. He was very impressed! We all had a very enjoyable evening and a lovely meal, and it was a good way to get together again. By the time you read this, we will have had our weekend at Teen Ranch which is possibly to be our last time together as a Youth Group.

The Youth Group was started in 1982 following a recommendation from the Kirk Session and was originally for fourth year pupils who had moved on from Bible Class. Originally it met at 10.00am each Sunday. And so, after 33 years, sadly Youth Group looks as if it has come to an end. There will be some who remember the joint services with Barry and Carnoustie Youth Groups, the weekends at Angus House in Edzell, through the Presbytery Youth Committee, weekends up Glen Isla at Dalnaglar and more recently Teen Ranch weekends.

There have been sponsored walks, sponsored cycle runs, 12 hour sports marathons, the Youth Group has conducted services, and some have been to Bangladesh. More recently the Group did an audit of energy usage in the church, established the courtyard garden, and for about 30 years has donated monthly to Christian Aid. Thanks to all the leaders and young people over the years who have been part of the Group. We are sorry that it seems unlikely we can continue. Whatever happens we hope that we will still be able to keep in contact with the young people. Matthew, June and Lyn

Did You Know?

July 1st, 2015


Rev Dougal Edwards, Ordained Local Minister at Barry and Carnoustie has been nominated as Moderator of the Presbytery of Angus for 2015/2016. We wish him well in this appointment.

The new Pentecost Banner which was displayed for the first time on 24th May during our Pentecost service has been much admired. Thank you to the Banner Group for their skill in the design and making of this Banner.

It is planned to display many of the Banners we use throughout the year at the Harvest Thanksgiving Service in September.

The Plant sale realised £1546.30p which was a wonderful amount. Thank you everyone who helped and supported this event in any way, especially Dorothy and Rosanne.

Thank you to all those who have helped with serving the Teas and Coffees after the services this session. It has been much appreciated. Lots of people have come round for a cuppa and a chat and enjoyed the opportunity to do so. The money donated is used to buy the tea, coffee and biscuits for the kitchen and any leftover is given to the kitchen and hall fund.

Five Qestions

July 1st, 2015


The questions in this issue have been answered by David Ross who is a member of the choir.

1. What is your favourite hymn?

So many to choose from! Being in the choir I like a rousing tune that gets all the congregation going. So I suppose it must be Battle Hymn of the Republic (“Mine eyes have seen the glory)”.

2. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?

Growing up in Kilsyth I went to Kilsyth Old Parish Church—happy memories.

3. Who is your favourite biblical character?

Paul for many reasons. His complete change from Christian hater to a deep Christian faith is an inspiration to us all. I have also visited many of the Mediterranean places he went to so I can better relate to him.

4. What is your favourite Bible reading?

Has to be First Corinthians Chapter 13—a good passage about Love that ends, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” – wonderful words.

5. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?

Again, so many to choose from. Being a scientist, I have to go with Leonardo da Vinci – one of the greatest minds in human history on so many areas of Science and even found time to paint the Mona Lisa.