2009 Year of Homecoming
INVITATION!! INVITATION!! INVITATION!!
HOMECOMING 2009 COME AS YOU ARE
Friday 18 September to Sunday 20 September
In September 2009, across the country, churches are celebrating homecoming. The celebration is in a special service when church members are inviting friends and neighbours to accompany them to church on a Sunday which has been set aside for “Back to Church Sunday.”
Come and See
In Blairgowrie Parish Church we are going to celebrate over a whole weekend – from Friday 18 September to Sunday 20 September. Over this Open Weekend, On Friday afternoon and Evening, Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday afternoon, the church and halls in James Street will be open for a browse around to see what goes on.
Friday: 2 - 4 pm & 6 - 8 pm (Informal Praise Service 7 - 8 pm)
Saturday: 10 - 4 pm (Soup Lunch available 12 noon - 1.30 pm)
Sunday: Special Service 11 am, 2 - 4 pm
There will be displays by our organisations of their activities around a central display which will tell the history of how our church got here. If you have photographs or other memorabilia of the life of our church over the years, we would love to include these in our displays. If you would like to display your items, please contact Irene Morrison, phone 01250 872930
We will also be displaying details of what the Church of Scotland is doing for people outside Blairgowrie and outside Scotland.
On the Sunday morning there will be a special service in the church when the whole family of the church will be celebrating coming home – coming home to our church building and coming home to God. This service is for people coming back to church whether they are returning after one week, one month, one year or one decade. If you have not been to church for some time, this service is one way for you to come back and see what goes on - you may be pleasantly surprised!
This is an invitation to all our members and friends to be part of Blairgowrie Parish Church’s homecoming celebration – our Back to Church Weekend -
v Come and have a look round our church building and halls
v Come and enjoy finding out about the history of our church
v Come and see what the church is doing in Blairgowrie and elsewhere
v Come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in good company
v Come and have a soup lunch on Saturday
Come as You Are
On the Sunday morning please join in our fellowship as we celebrate homecoming in worship. Come as you are – and if you know someone else who may enjoy the weekend’s activities - why not invite them to come with you?