|April 2021||May 2021|
|2nd – Jean Cruickshank|
|9th – Joyce Beattie|
|18th – Pat Anderson||16th – Maureen Fairbairn|
|25th – Alison Cresswell & Mary Ramsay||23rd – Agnes Beattie|
|30th – Pat Croall|
Cups of Friendship
As I’m sure many of you are aware, the Kirk Session were delighted to support Lily White with her “Cups of Friendship” initiative in early February. To quote the Church of Scotland website, “Lily White used money set aside for her cancelled birthday party to fill them with teabags, coffee sachets, milk, packets of biscuits and cakes for two…. Lily said: “God tells us to share with others, to care for one another, be kind and use our gifts and talents to do ‘His’ work. “We have all taken things for granted and lockdown has made us all think about what is important. “Church is important to me and I have missed seeing my church family each week and I am sure they have missed me. “I worry about people who are on their own, they must feel lonely and isolated, and I want these Cup of Friendship boxes to make people smile and to show that someone is thinking about them.”
Thanks to Lily and some generous donations of postage we were able in those first weeks of lockdown to reach out to many folk isolated and/or living alone. A team of volunteers has filled a further 100 boxes and we are in the process of distributing these to church members and to the wider community.
Lily’s vision was for this cup of friendship to continue and expand seeking further ways of reaching out in friendship to the community. If you’d like to suggest ways in which we can develop this, please get in touch. THANK YOU Lily.
Agnes Beattie would like to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ to the Minister and the congregation for the cards and well wishes she received during her recent period of ill health, it was greatly appreciated. She is feeling much better and hopes to be attending church very soon.
Knit & knatter
It’s been a year since our last Knit and Knatter meeting, but we are looking forward to meeting up again when it is safe to do so. We hope everyone is keeping safe and well. We don’t have any projects ongoing or planned for the future, but feel free to share your crafty creations on our Facebook group page. Have you have learnt a new skill during lockdown? Please share that with us to! We love all crafts, not just knitting! Please also check the Facebook page for any information, covid updates and future meeting dates – find us on Facebook: Knit & Knatter Arbroath, or contact Angela on (01241)871328.
This is a key worker teddy knitted by one of our members during lockdown. (photograph supplied by Angela Pagan)