|The Church of Scotland Parish of Howe Trinity has several active community groups including the traditional Guild, the After 8's, a Prayer and Worship Group, as well as the Choir and Music Group. All groups are well attended, but new members are always welcome. See below for further details of each group.|
|BIBLE STUDY AND PRAYER GROUPS|
|The church has a bible fellowship whose principal aim is to try
and bring the bible message and it's meaning alive to modern day living. This
group has been meeting every Tuesday for over 12 years and still finds bible
passages that surprise and challenge us today. They do not go in for sermons
and everyone is encouraged to join in the discussion.
The Bible Fellowship meet each Tuesday evening (7.30pm) in the Lounge
|Formally known as the "House Group", the Wednesday
Evening Study Group is an opportunity to meet other people in a relaxed
atmosphere and develop friendships. It is an opportunity for bible study, in
which everyone can contribute their thoughts. It is an opportunity for the
honest facing of doubts and questions. It is a place for encouragement and
mutual support. It is a place where people can come and just be, secure in the
knowledge that they are accepted just as they are.
You are welcome to join us on every Wednesday during school term time - 7.30pm in the Church Hall Lounge.
|Wednesday Evening Study Group|
|We meet weekly on Thursdays in the Lounge. We pray from 7.00 -
7.30pm., but the Lounge is available from 6.45pm for people who wish to sit
quietly and gather their thoughts before we begin.
Our prayers are spoken and unspoken. We have a rota of people who have indicated a willingness to lead our prayer times. This is an informal and friendly gathering to which everyone is welcome.
|The Tuesday Morning Bible Discussion Group meets every Tuesday
at 9.30am in the Church Hall Lounge except on the last Tuesday of the month
when we meet at 9am.
|Tuesday Morning Bible Discussion Group|
|The choir was re-established in 2000 in order to strengthen the
musical life of the congregation and support the praise.
The choir practices on the first Sunday of the month, and leads the praise at the morning service on the following Sunday, when there may be a short introit or anthem or a new hymn for the congregation to learn.
New members are always welcome. An ability to sing in tune is essential, the ability to read music is preferred, but not compulsory.
Howe Praise is made up of musicians and vocalists who lead contemporary praise
within our congregation.
|The Dance Group meet every Wednesday evening between September
and April at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.
New members will be made very welcome - even if you havent danced much before!
|Scottish Country Dance Group|
|With more than 40,000 members, the Church of Scotland Guild is
Scotland's largest voluntary organisation. Today, membership is open to men and
women and a warm welcome is extended to all.
The local Guild in Howe Trinity meet on the third Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Church hall.
|The After 8's is a local Young Womans Social Group. They meet
at 8pm on the last Monday of each month in the Lounge. The group gives the
opportunity for the women of the Howe to meet in a relaxed, informal manner and
make new friends. Past events have included basic car maintainence, dinner at
the planetarium, a reflexology evening, and a guided tour of Alford.
|The After 8's|
|Howe Trinity Church Book Club meet every few weeks depending on
the size of the book they are reading! Books are chosen to help allow a
faith-based discussion - but they also try to read from as wide a range as
possible. Recommendations and new members always welcome.
Download a list of current book considerations here, or a list of previous books read here
The club meets on average once a month on a Saturday at 10am in the hall lounge (details of the next meeting will be included in weekly notices) and all are welcome.
|Howe Trinity Book Club|
|With the construction of the new church hall, it was posssible
to accomodate a badminton court, and therefore the Howe Trinity Badminton Club
was soon formed.
The club meets on a Thursday evening at 7pm in the church hall and all are welcome.
|The Fairtrade Group help promote Fairtrade goods and policies
within the Alford area. Members have worked with Alford Fairtrade Village
Steering Group (now Alford Fairtrade Group) to obtain 'Fairtrade Village'
status for Alford and continue to be involved in their work to maintain this
status. The group organises awareness and fundraising events particularly
during Fairtarde Fortnight.
Fairtrade goods from Traidcraft can be ordered from the group. Any member of Howe Trinity wishing to join and help promote Fairtrade principles would be most welcome.
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