Month: August 2015

Life for African Mothers update

Earlier in the year we encouraged people to knit baby clothes for mothers in Africa who otherwise would struggle to keep their new-born babies warm when they leave hospital. The response from the congregation was tremendous and we have now had a note from Angela Gorman, the CEO of the Life for African Mothers charity, which reads:

“Just a little message to let you know that your donation of baby clothes is being shared between Liberia, with a shipment being collected tomorrow, the Congo, with a van coming to pick up a shipment by the end of this week, while another shipment is going to orphanages in Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria where newborn babies are abandoned because of poverty. The beautiful quilts are going to the orphanage as the babies will have them with them on a longer-term basis – their very own quilt! Thank you again and very best wishes, Angela.”

Life for African Mothers logoLife for African Mothers is incorporated as a Charity: No. 1140183 – http://lifeforafricanmothers.org/

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Project ROCK Celebration

COPC interior - November 2014Our Celebration Service for the completion of Phase One of Project ROCK will be held on Sunday 30th August at 6.30pm in the Parish Church in the Village.

Our worship will be led by Very Rev David Lunan, the former Moderator of the General Assembly who led our 350th anniversary service in 2009.

We have also invited a number of local dignitaries and people who have been involved with the project (funders, representatives of Presbytery and the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh and the professional team), so we would be delighted to see as many of the congregation as can manage that evening. There will be tea and coffee (and probably cake!) after the service.