2014 - June 12th - KS Minutes

Ardnamurchan Parish Church

Minutes of Kirk Session meeting 12th June 2014

Ardnamurchan Kirk Session met in the church on 12th June 2014. The meeting was constituted with prayer and scripture by Rev. Fiona Ogg.

In attendance: Rev Fiona Ogg, Bridget Cameron (Session Clerk), Val Phillipps, Eilidh Canning, Alan Macpherson (Fabric Committee), Joan Kelly (Treasurer) and Moira Fisher.

Minutes of the last KS meeting 15th May 2014 were approved.

Intimations: Fiona to send round tick list for date of KS meal.

Matters Arising:

Hymn Books: Eilidh Canning has organized labels for the hymn books. Some bookds are still available for dedication.

Fundraising: Easyfundraising.org has raised about £6.60.

The ceilidh at Sonachan organized by May McNicol raised over £770. Bridget will write to thank Mary and also Helen Ferguson.

Annals of the Parish are on sale now, costing £4.00. Thanks to Jon Haylett and his team.

Sunday School: Sunday School organized a sponsored walk for Christian Aid. Money is still coming in.

Kilchoan Show and Sports: Photos from General Assembly and from Restoration project to go on stall at show.

Wednesday Open Church: Wednesday teas and scones to go on church website.

Finance:

Money donated by Marine Harvest has been used to publish Annals of the Parish.

£100 has been received from Sheila and Richard Houston's open garden day.

Tod and Taylor and A Bradley have been paid.

£140 has been paid for new hymn books.

Bills for electricity and fire extinguishers are due t be paid.

Property:

CARTA – Fiona is to ask is someone will come and give us advice.

The west wall is still damp inside. Lack of ventilation may be a problem as the windows cannot be opened.

We are waiting for a visit from the General Trustees.

Windows at Sanna Mission Hall have been opened and closed regularly. Hugh Cameron is trying to source materials for repairs.

Moira Fisher to ask R Bolton if he is still willing to carry out repairs to former manse / meeting rooms.

Handrail in church toilet is rusty. Jim Angus is to be asked to check it/

General Trustees Property Seminar is on 19th June in Inverness.

Fundraising:

Val had booked tables for Kilchoan Show and Sports and Kilchoan Regatta. Val has paid for table at show. Regatta Committee waived the fee for table. Some materials for both tables have been sourced and organized. We need to check what else needed.

Ceilidh on 30th July is being organized. Artistes have been recruited. Musicians still to be confirmed. Margaret … and Bridget Cameron have organized a raffle.

Acharacle Produce Fair is on 10th July. Bridget, Moira and Fiona to help.

The Car Boot Sale proposed for 6th August is still to be organized. Suggested amount per car is £15.00.

Listed Places of Worship Scheme – Fiona is to investigate further.

National Churches Trust – an estimate from A Bradley expected soon.

Heritage Lottery Fund – this might also be worth investigating.

Rosalind Taylor thought we could apply for grants now that we have started fundraising.

Sunday School presentations will take place on 29th June at Sanna Mission Hall. There will be a barbecue after the service.

Worship:

Dates: 22nd June – Peninsula Picnic at Kingairloch at 2.30pm

29th June – Sunday School presentation at Praise in Sanna followed by barbecue.

Songs of Praise in July at Sanna. Date to be decided. Eilidh suggested a sign be put up.

10th August – Joint service with Acharacle in Kilchoan. There will be lunch in church after the service.

Bible study in September – dates to be decided.

Back to Church Sunday – date to be decided.

AOB:

16th Aug – Peninsula Churches to get together at Salen Wood School.

Bridget and Val to attend John Fraser memorial service in Canna next Wednesday.

DONM

July & August – none, Sept 11th, Oct 9th, Nov 13th and Dec 11th

Annual Reports

Receipts and Payments 2014

Sunday school accounts 2014

Trustees annual report 2014

2014 - May 15th

Ardnamurchan Parish Church

Minutes of Kirk Session meeting 15th May 2014

Ardnamurchan Kirk Session met in the church on 15th May 2014. The meeting was constituted with prayer and scripture by Rev Fiona Ogg.

In attendance: - Rev Fiona Ogg, Bridget Cameron, Val Phillipps, Moira Fisher and Alan Macpherson (Fabric Committee). Apologies: - J. Angus, E. Canning and J. Kelly.

Minutes: - Minutes of 4th March and 2nd April were approved.

Hymn books: - Eilidh Canning to organise labels for the sponsored hymn books.

Fundraising: - Easyfundraising.org.uk has been set up.

The ceilidh at Sonachan will take place on 17th May at 8pm.

Jon Haylett has received a copy of the Annals of the Parish and is happy with it. The printers require a cheque before going to print. Session agreed that the treasurer, J. Kelly, send a cheque for the sum of £693.20.

The Community Centre hall has been booked for a ceilidh to be held on Wednesday 30th July.

A fundraising lunch is to be provided at Acharacle Produce Market on Thursday 10th July from 11am to 3pm. Soup, sandwiches and home baking to be provided.

Sunday School: - The Sunday school coffee morning raised £510.00 to be shared between the school they support and the church restoration fund.

The Sunday school has organised a sponsored walk for Christian Aid on Sunday 18th May.

National Churches Scheme: - An estimate is required before an application can be made. Fiona to contact A. Bradley.

Property: - Awaiting arrival of materials for Sanna Mission Hall. Volunteers will be needed to help with the work.

R. Bolton to be reminded about quote for repairs to former manse/meeting rooms.

Worship: - It was agreed to discuss a follow up to the Lent reflections at the next Session meeting. It was suggested that there could be a link to back to church Sunday in the autumn.

Breakfast in church on 6th April was very successful. Another breakfast is proposed for 10th August at the joint service with Acharacle.

General Assembly: - Fiona has organised a photo montage for the Presbytery stall.

Information stalls: - It was proposed that stalls be booked for Kilchoan Show and the Regatta. There is to be a photo display and update on the restoration project. There will also be information on the restoration appeal. Annals of the Parish will be on sale. Alan and Moira to organise activities for the children and Val to book stalls for both days.

AOB

The General Trustees Property Seminar will take place on 19th June in Inverness.

Fundraising: - Alan suggested that tea, coffee and scones be on sale in the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm. The Session agreed.

DONM

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 12th June.

2014 - May 15th

Ardnamurchan Kirk Session met in the church on 15th May 2014. The meeting was constituted with prayer and scripture by Rev Fiona Ogg.

In attendance: - Rev Fiona Ogg, Bridget Cameron, Val Phillipps, Moira Fisher and Alan Macpherson (Fabric Committee). Apologies: - J. Angus, E. Canning and J. Kelly.

Minutes: - Minutes of 4th March and 2nd April were approved.

Hymn books: - Eilidh Canning to organise labels for the sponsored hymn books.

Fundraising: - Easyfundraising.org.uk has been set up.

The ceilidh at Sonachan will take place on 17th May at 8pm.

Jon Haylett has received a copy of the Annals of the Parish and is happy with it. The printers require a cheque before going to print. Session agreed that the treasurer, J. Kelly, send a cheque for the sum of £693.20.

The Community Centre hall has been booked for a ceilidh to be held on Wednesday 30th July.

A fundraising lunch is to be provided at Acharacle Produce Market on Thursday 10th July from 11am to 3pm. Soup, sandwiches and home baking to be provided.

Sunday School: -The Sunday school coffee morning raised £510.00 to be shared between the school they support and the church restoration fund.

The Sunday school has organised a sponsored walk for Christian Aid on Sunday 18th May.

National Churches Scheme: - An estimate is required before an application can be made. Fiona to contact A. Bradley.

Property: - Awaiting arrival of materials for Sanna Mission Hall. Volunteers will be needed to help with the work.

R. Bolton to be reminded about quote for repairs to former manse/meeting rooms.

Worship: - It was agreed to discuss a follow up to the Lent reflections at the next Session meeting. It was suggested that there could be a link to back to church Sunday in the autumn.

Breakfast in church on 6th April was very successful. Another breakfast is proposed for 10th August at the joint service with Acharacle.

General Assembly: - Fiona has organised a photo montage for the Presbytery stall.

Information stalls: - It was proposed that stalls be booked for Kilchoan Show and the Regatta. There is to be a photo display and update on the restoration project. There will also be information on the restoration appeal. Annals of the Parish will be on sale. Alan and Moira to organise activities for the children and Val to book stalls for both days.

AOB

The General Trustees Property Seminar will take place on 19th June in Inverness.

Fundraising: - Alan suggested that tea, coffee and scones be on sale in the church on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm. The Session agreed.

DONM

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 12th June.

2014 - April 2nd - Kirk Session Meeting

Minutes of Kirk Session meeting 2nd April 2014

Ardnamurchan Kirk Session met in Kilchoan Community Centre on 2nd April 2014. The meeting was constituted with prayer and scripture by Rev Fiona Ogg.

In attendance: - Rev Fiona Ogg, Bridget Cameron, Eilidh Canning, Val Phillipps, Moira Fisher, Joan Kelly (treasurer) and Alan Macpherson (Fabric Committee).
Apologies: J Angus, W Kelly, H Cameron.

Hymn books: - Thirty books have been ordered. The books may be sponsored for the sum of £10.00. Information about this is to be put in the intimations, on the church website and on the Kilchoan blog.

Fundraising; - Andaparishes has been registered with www.easyfundraising.org.uk.

National Churches Scheme was thought to be worth investigating. Val is to look into this.

Property; - Repairs to cladding on Sanna Mission Hall are to be done using voluntary labour. Funds held in trust by the Kirk Session are to be used to pay for materials. Any further repairs are to be done in consultation with other denominations that use, or have links with, the hall. It was suggested that other denominations be invited to any services held in the hall by the Church of Scotland.

Andrew Bradley is to give a detailed estimate for work on the south wall of the church as instructed by architect Rosalind Taylor. This work is to include the roof leak on the north wall. The tower is to be repaired at a later date. The west wall is drying out.

The Kirk Session is to ask R. Bolton for a quote for repairs to the former manse/meeting rooms.

Fundraising: - A fundraising ceilidh, organised by May McNicol, is to be held at Sonachan Hotel on 17th May.

The Annals of the Parish ready to go to the publishers. Marine Harvest has donated £500.00 towards the cost. Jon Haylett has formatted all the printing which will save a lot of money.

A car boot sale is proposed for 6th August. It was also suggested that the sponsored walk should take place in the autumn. It is hoped that the date for the proposed July ceilidh can be changed to 30th July.

Sunday School: - A Coffee Morning is to be held in Kilchoan Community Centre on 14th April.

Worship: - The Kirk Session is to discuss a follow up to the Lent Reflections.

There will be breakfast in the church before the service on 6th April. There will be a service on Good Friday at 11am. On Easter Sunday 20th April there will be a formal Communion Service at 2pm.

The Presbytery stall at the General Assembly on Saturday 17th May is to be coordinated by Ken Gill. Fiona is to organise a photo montage for the stall.

There is to be an information table on the work of the church at Kilchoan Show. Penny Gospels and Annals of the Parish will be on sale. Materials from the General Assembly stall will be included.

Elders’ Conference: - The Kirk Session has agreed to contribute towards expenses for those attending.

Youth Group: - Eilidh has sought the views of the pupils at the High School and it was agreed to review this at a later date.

Back to church Sunday is on 28th September. Noted.

The next Kirk Session meeting will be in the church on 15th May at 3.45pm.

The meeting closed with the Grace.

2014 - March 4th - Joint Kirk Session With Acharacle

Minutes of Kirk Session Meeting 4th March 2014

The meeting closed with the Grace.

Stated Annual Meeting Minutes - 2013

The Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation took place on Sunday 2nd March - at this meeting the minutes of the 2013 meeting are now published below.

Ardnamurchan Parish Church

Minutes of Stated Annual Meeting 17th March 2013

2014 - Jan 9th - Kirk Session Minutes

Ardnamurchan Parish Church

Minutes of Kirk Session Meeting 9th January 2014

The meeting was held in Kilchoan Primary School and was constituted with prayer and scripture.

2013 - November 4th - Kirk Session Minutes

November Kirk Session minutes - it was decided at this meeting that minutes would be displayed on the site and available in the church. The Session hopes this will develop more awareness of and openness about the management and decision making by this church court for the benefit of the congregation and the building.

Ardnamurchan Parish Church

Minutes of Kirk Session Meeting 4th November 2013

AOB: a) General Assembly: The Presbytery elder is invited to go to the General Assembly in May. If the Presbytery elder is unable to go, someone else can go instead.

b) Cosy Cafe: it is proposed to set up a Cosy Cafe for High School children. It is hoped that this can be set up in the new year. It was also suggested that there be an informal family service from time to time.

c) Dates: The Harvest Service took place in the Community Centre on Sunday 27th October. £215.09 was raised for Unicef from Jars of Grace. A discussion took place regarding the venue for Harvest Service. Some members of the congregation have intimated that they would prefer to have the service in the church. This will be discussed at a later date. In the meantime, the Community Centre has been provisionally booked for 14th September 2014.

d) Correspondence: an email had been received questioning the decision, minuted in Sept, to start restoration of the building. Noted.

e) Minutes: it was proposed that next year minutes would be numbered and bound in a new minute book.

Elders’ Day was held at the chalet, Acharacle, on Monday 16th September 2013.

It is proposed to have a Time to Remember service at the joint lunch club in Acharacle on 11th December.

The Glenborrodale carol service will take place on 12th December.

The next meeting will take place in Kilchoan Primary School on Thursday 5th December 2013 at 4pm.

The meeting closed with the Grace.