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Update Newsletter

February 18th, 2020


   February 2020                             Update














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Church of Scotland Scottish Charity Number SC004594

Did You Know 

  • A summary of the accounts of 2019 are included in this issue of Update. A letter from the minister and trustees is also included and members are asked to read and give it their careful consideration. 
  • There is reference in this UPDATE for a need to constantly improve the halls. Work to upgrade the floor in the Panbride Hall (the carpeting was 30+ years old) and the link has now been completed. 
  • The patient representative group (PRG) is a patient lead group of volunteers. Their purpose is to promote co-operation between medical practice staff and patients to the benefit of both. The PRG is NOT a forum for complaints which should be referred to the medical group business manager. The PRG annual meeting is scheduled for the 30th March 2020 at 6:15pm at Parkview Primary Care Centre, Barry Road. A warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to find out more about the group.

New Style Communion Card

 Communion Dates for 2020 “Do this in remembrance of me” 

You are warmly invited to share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion on 

Sunday 16 February 11 am Newton Church, 3pm Panbride Hall 

Retiring Offering for FABRIC 

Sunday 17 May 11am Newton Church, 3pm Panbride Hall 

Retiring Offering for BENEVOLENT FUND 

Sunday 30 August 11am Panbride Church, 3pm Panbride Hall 

Retiring offering for F.O.G. SQUAD 

Sunday 15 November 11am Newton Church, 3pm Panbride Hall 

Retiring offering for JAFFA 

If you are no longer able to attend worship but would like to receive home communion please speak to your elder or contact the minister. 

Carnoustie Panbride church of Scotland Scottish Charity Number SC004594 



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Rev Annette Gordon 

Phone number: 01241 854478 


Musings from the Manse 

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”. John 13:34 

By now you should have received your “new look” Communion Invitation which gives the dates and times for each Communion of 2020. You will see also on the reverse the different ways that you can keep in touch with your Elder. 

It is important as Christians that we continue to care for one another and, of course, the office of Eldership, a spiritual office of the Church of Scotland, is concerned with the oversight and pastoral work of the whole congregation not only its members. 

There are many tasks undertaken by elders – attending meetings; visiting; praying; serving the Sacrament of Communion; leading worship and serving on committees both within our own church and at presbytery. And, indeed, our own presbytery is looking to see how we can best release members of the Kirk Session for mission. 

However, we live in a time when the rhythms of life have changed and there are many different pressures on our time. 

We are hoping to find a way of pastoral contact that is more flexible and effective. 

It could be that a different method of communication would be more convenient for you. You may prefer your elder to contact you by ‘phone or email or text or even Twitter or Facebook! You may be happy just to speak to your elder when they deliver your copy of UPDATE. 

Of course, you may value your regular visits from your elder and want to keep that treasured relationship the way it is. 

We are conscious also that some people might need more frequent visits at different times in their life when they face difficult situations such as illness or bereavement. 

Therefore, we are hoping to set up a Pastoral Care Team. This will be open to anyone in the congregation who may feel they are called to pastoral care in Christ’s name. 

If this is something you are interested in, please let me know. There will be full training given for this important ministry. 

And, indeed, if you would like to benefit from Pastoral Care Ministry, please let your elder know or contact me on the ‘phone number or email on the back of the Communion Invitation. 

It is also our desire as elders that the Body of Christ is not broken by exclusion so if at you are not receiving any kind of contact out with Sunday worship and would like a visit or a ‘phone call etc, please do contact me. 

Blessings, Annette 


Loving Father you have made us your people, richly provided us with good gifts and called us to live for you; may gratitude be in our hearts; may generosity be in our hands; may justice and righteousness guide our feet and may the life of your kingdom and the joy of heaven be found among us. Amen ( 

Friendship Circle 

Friendship Circle members have been informed and entertained in recent months. We enjoyed Christmas songs from the Monifieth Singers and a personal appearance from Sir Walter Scott! We found out about Radio Lollipop which provides care, comfort, play and entertainment for sick children in hospital. A very useful talk was information on Self Directed Support. The S.D.S. team work across Dundee and Angus to provide advice and guidance to disabled people and carers who are deciding which is the right kind of support to meet their needs. A comprehensive report on another two of our talks will be found below this article. 

Future meetings are as follows 

February 25- John Knox and the Scottish Reformation. 

March 10- Sailors’ Society. 

March 24- Angus Glens. 

April 7- Outing. 

All welcome at 2pm in church hall. 

Silver Line

Silver Line was founded by Esther Rantzen in November 2013. It provides a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK who are lonely. The helpline is open 24 hours and 365 days of the year. Most weeks they receive between 800 to 1,000 calls. 

The specially trained helpline teams can offer information, friendship, and advice . 

They also offer weekly calls to people age 55 and over, who would like to receive regular weekly telephone friendship. The calls last approximately 30 minutes, and take place on the same day, at the same time, each week. Older people and volunteers are matched carefully, to ensure they have some common interests and compatible personalities . 

The Telephone Friendship Service is not a counselling service, and no specialist advice or support is provided, The service is free and our older people and Volunteers never meet. This helps to ensure that the safety of older people and volunteers which is paramount. 

Silver Line has now joined forces with Age Concern and hope to extend the service Silver Line has relied entirely on voluntary donations to cover the cost of all Silver Line services, and has received funding from various organisations including the Lottery. Another way they raise funds is by asking people to use Amazon Smile. 

Leaflets are available at Health Centres and the Library. The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 4 70 80 90 and the web address is PH. 

 Carnoustie Golf Links Community Benefits Fund 

Donald Archibald, gave a very interesting and enlightening talk about his job as Administrato r of the Carnoustie Golf Links Community Benefits Fund. He explained that the programme has provided almost £185,000 in funding to local community groups and organisations in and around Carnoustie since CGLMC was granted charitable status in 2014. 

As part of his job he is keen to improve awareness of the potential funding available and help promote the availability of funding through local media. 

Some of the Groups/Organisations that have received funding are; Carnoustie Theatre Club, Carnoustie Memories, 

Colourful Carnoustie, Church of the Holy Rood, Carnoustie & District Horticultural Society, Carnoustie & Monifieth’s Men’s Shed, Carnoustie Coastguard Association Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club, Carnoustie Community Development Trust. 

The Charity also helps support the Xmas Lights and Bonfire Night and in 2019 they helped the British Legion provide Christmas Hampers to people through the local Food Bank. 

He explained the criteria for applications and applications are welcomed from all community groups and organisations within the electoral ward of Carnoustie and District; encompassing Carnoustie itself and the villages of Barry, Easthaven, Monikie, Muirdrum and Newbigging. 

The majority of funds will be destined for distribution to local groups annually, but they do intend to ring fence a sum each year in order to build a sizeable capital fund which will, at some time in the future, be used to support significant town projects. 

You can find further details of how to apply on the Carnoustie Golf Links website: PH.

Moment for Mediation

“Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”

~~Barbara Winkler~~

FOG Squad

The children and their families are invited to an Early Morning Family Service on Easter Sunday in the manse garden at 9am. Remember to bring your hard boiled eggs to roll. 

We look forward to seeing you there! AS.  


JAFFA have started the new year with new plans! We welcome Susan as a leader and her support is very much appreciated. Our S3 are taking it in turns to plan Cafe Church and there has already been much discussion on the merits of various local cafes! We have started our new venture – JAFFA Explore – where we are taking our sessions out and about. Our first choice is ice skating in Dundee on Saturday the 8th February. We will continue to meet on the last Sunday of the month, to coincide with Soup and Sweet. All young people S1 to S4 very welcome to join the fun! JS. 

Men’s Breakfast

This has now taken place on 3 occasions and there are around 10 regulars. They meet from 10am for around an hour. Breakfast consists of juice, bacon//sausage butties, croissants and any amount of tea or coffee and blessed banter for blokes which nearly resolves many of the issues of the day. Cost is a voluntary contribution. The regulars would be pleased to welcome any male who wishes to come and see what is on offer. Non church members are welcome. GG.

Needles and Pins 

The group started back in early January meeting fortnightly in the Session Room at 2pm. The ladies are busy making items for our stall at the next Pancake Coffee Morning on 7th March. We hope to have a selection of Easter gifts available then. Our next meeting will be on 3rd March and we would welcome any new members who like to be creative. If anyone has any spare double knitting wool we would be very happy to accept it. One of our members is making snuggle muffs and can use up odd bits of wool. PJT. 

Coffee & Chat 

We meet on a Wednesday morning in the Panbride Hall at 10am -11am for coffee and pancakes and of course a chat! Usually the Fairlogie Café is on the 3rd Wednesday of the month so you have an alternative to go to that day. All are welcome. PJT.

Dates for your Diary

Condor Court Services 

Sunday 8th March ; Sunday 3rd May at 2pm 

Stated Annual Meeting 

Sunday 1st March after worship 

Coffee and Pancake Morning 

Saturday 7th March in Panbride Hall 10 -11.30am 

Holy Week Short Services of Reflection 

Monday 6th – Friday 10th April 10.15 in Panbride Hall 

Early Morning Family Service in Manse Garden 

Sunday 12th April at 9am 

Men’s Breakfast 

Saturday 21st March, 18th April at 10am Panbride Hall

Creche Rota


1st Annetta Anderson / Gillian Sawers

8th Dawn Barrowman / Joyce Brown

15th Tom Black / Marion Palmer

22nd Joanna Stout /Beth Lee-Smith

29th Gillian Sawers / Dawn Barrowman


5th No Creche

12th No Creche

19th Annetta Anderson / Marion Palmer

26th Tom Black / Joyce Brown


3rd Beth Lee-Smith / Joanna Stout

Cycling without Age

Cycling Without Age was formally launched in Carnoustie recently at an event in the Kinloch Care Centre. The concept first started in Denmark in 2012 and has now spread to over 40 countries. The first Scottish Chapter was established in Falkirk in 2016 and there are now 53 Chapters in Scotland. Carnoustie is the first community based initiative in Angus and Dundee.

Trained volunteers – the Trishaw pilots take up to 2 people, who have limited mobility, out for rides in the local area in the specially designed trishaws. Volunteer training is ongoing and there will be a managed roll out programme over the next few months and soon you will see many passengers in the trishaws again enjoying the experience of “the wind in their hair and experiencing nature close up”.

For further information about volunteering to help as a pilot please contact Lorraine Young at Further information will appear in future issues of UPDATE as to how passengers can book a trip in a Trishaw

Fundraising & Social Committee 

The first event for 2020 will be a Coffee/Pancake Morning to be held on Saturday 7th March from 10.00 until 11.30 am in Panbride Hall. Tickets will be £2.00 and donations of cake and candy would be greatly appreciated. The hall will be open on Friday 6th March from 4.15 until 5.30 pm to receive any donations. 

A Soup and Filled Roll Lunch is being organised for Saturday 9th May in Panbride Hall from 12.00 until 2.00 pm. This is a new venture for the Fundraising Committee based on the success of the monthly soup and sweet lunches and we hope that priced at £5.00, this will be well supported. 

A Strawberry Tea is planned for Saturday 13th June and more details of this and other events will be intimated in the next issue of Update. 

The use of bottle and gift bags at the Coffee Morning held in November was a great success and it is proposed to repeat a bottle/gift stall at a Coffee Morning later in the year so please save all your old bags until then. HH.

Flamingo Cards

The new Spring Catalogue should be available soon. If you would like a catalogue, you can see me after the Sunday service or by telephoning 853919. 10% of all sales goes to church funds. PJT.

Congregational Register


Rex Robertson 1 December 2019


Graeme Charles Fyffe and Fiona Morven Ross

at Panbride Church on 3rd January 2020


Mrs Fiona Wallace 2/11/2019

Mrs Olwen Clark 15/11/2019

Mrs Renee Taylor 23/12/2019

Mrs Margaret Sturrock 24/12/2019*

Mrs Gladys Ramsay 19/1/2020*

*Member of congregation

Flower Calendar


1st Mrs Eleanor Simpson Mrs Jean Granger

8th Mrs Marion Palmer

15th Mrs Karen Primrose Mr J Weir

22nd Mrs Pat Sawers

29th Mrs Lesley Thomson


5th Mrs Joan Davidson

12th Mrs Beth Lee-Smith

19th Mrs June Black Mrs Susan Hamill

26th Mrs Rosanne Porter


3rd Mrs Dorothy Blacklaws

If you would like to have your name added to the list of volunteers who donate the flowers please contact our Flower Convener whose contact details are in Church Directory.

Church Directory

 Minister Rev Annette Gordon  

Session Clerk Mrs Lyn Ross

Clerk to Board Mr Walter Ruark

Treasurer Mr W John Winterton  

Gift Aid Mr Stan Beattie  

Church Secretary Mrs Nicola Keen & Rollkeeper Contact via: 

Organist Mrs Marjorie Rennie

Church Officer Mrs Mary Bushnell  

Fabric Convener Mr John Porter  

Fund Raising & Social Convener Mrs Helen Harley

Flower Convener Mrs Eleanor Whamond 

Magazine Convener Mr David Taylor  

Health & Safety Mrs Linda Nicoll  

Friendship Circle Mrs Cathie Connor  

FOG Squad Team Leader Mrs Alison Stuart

Youth Group JAFFA Mrs Joanna Stout  

Creche Mrs June Black  

Safeguarding Co-ordinator Mrs Linda Nicoll