My Dear friends in Max West,
You will see from the update from our Interim Moderator the ongoing problems and processes our Session is faced with as we seek to find, with Presbytery, an acceptable way forward for Maxwelltown West in calling a new Minister.
With the huge dearth of Ministers and continuing financial constraints in the Church in general, all kinds of measures are being considered to resolve the problems. Things sadly “ain’t what they used to be!!”
It is some time since I have written with an update and that is because there has been little really to say. The Kirk Session is still in conversation with Presbytery’s Ministry and Resources Committee about the future of Maxwelltown West but no real progress has been made. When I last wrote with an update in Contact I reported that the Kirk Session had until Presbytery met on 26th June to come up with alternative proposals. The only realistic proposal that the Kirk Session could see was a linkage with Lochend and New Abbey.
DUMFRIES MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT IN AID OF CHURCH ORGAN FUND
In Maxwelltown West Parish Church on Friday 25th October 2013 at 7.30pm.
Tickets – £7.50 (including refreshments)
Payment can be made at the door on the night.
Dear Friends in Max West,
Just a very short note to say a wonderful thanks to you all for your most generous donations to our Organ Fund Account, following my appeal in our last edition of Contact.
The generosity of our membership continues, with the total of our fundraising now currently standing at the grand sum of £27,835 against our original target set at £30,000, to cover our costs of the replacement. Thank you all very much again for responding to my appeal. It is most heartwarming and I am sure, with our Dumfries Male Voice Choir Fundraising Concert to follow shortly, on Friday 25th October, we will hopefully exceed the original target figure of £30,000.
Kindest regards and many thanks again to you all D McN, Treasurer