Church Service Sunday 27th September 11.30am

Notices for week beginning Sunday 27th September
These notices provide information about what is currently happening in Wigtown Parish Church and
the National Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland website is providing regularly updated
information at
www.churchofscotland.org.uk
.
1.
You will always be welcome at our Sunday Morning Services.
2.
Tuesday: CommuniTEA zoom, 10:30 am. Let us know if you would like to be included and
we’ll tell you how.
3.
Next Sunday: Harvest Sunday
Morning Services 11:30 am Wigtown Parish Church. 10 am Kirkcowan Parish Church.
Message from the Manse, 10:30 am online at
www.facebook.com/wigtownparishchurch
4.
Machars Churches Basics Food Bank – Update
This year has seen an increase of 71% from the previous year. To date 3,802 bags of food
have been distributed to 875 adults and 232 children. 92% of requests have been due to
problems related to Benefit payments. Food donations have decreased dramatically since the
COVID lockdown and as a consequence more food is being bought. Two grants of £5,000
and £3,500 have been received from Dumfries and Galloway Community Fund and Monthly
direct debit payments now amount to £755 each month. This year we are anticipating a bigger
demand for Christmas Food parcels with a target of 100 families. Please get in touch if you
would like to nominate an individual or family to receive a Christmas Food Parcel.
The food bank is now registered with Smile, Amazon who will donate 0.5% of the net
purchase price of eligible purchases to our charity. Look out for this when purchasing from
Amazon. https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC049351
How you can donate to the Church
The Church of Scotland has launched an online donation system to support the work of our
churches nationally and locally.
Your giving to Wigtown Parish Church or Kirkcowan Parish Church will help us to continue our on-
line and in-person ministry and ensure that we are sustained, equipped and resourced to face the
future.
Follow the link below to the Church of Scotland donations page.
1. Choose a congregation you wish to give to and ensure that you click the donate to a congregation
button
2. Opt in to gift aid (applicable to UK taxpayers only)
3 Complete your donation which will bring you via PayPal but also allows you to donate with a card
https://cos.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate/
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