Prayer Meetings

March 31, 2020

Since all the regular physical gatherings have been suspended, the 7.30am; 9.15am; 7.00pm and 8.00pm PRAYER ‘meetings’ will continue on-line:
NOTE: these meetings are protected with a password. Please email office@tpc.org.uk for the password.
Many smart phones and tablets are supplied with earphones that have a microphone on one of the wires. If you log in on a computer with no microphone or camera, you will be able to see and hear others (which is fine for Sunday morning) but they won’t see or hear you.
If at first you see only one face on your screen (the person speaking) click on the icon ‘grid view’; your screen will fill with pics of other participants. To be heard, click ‘unmute’. To be seen, ‘start video’.

Prayer Ministry Box

March 31, 2020

Because of coronavirus guidelines being tightened the prayer box has had to be removed from outside the church as a precaution. However, should you require prayer for yourself, a friend or neighbour please do not hesitate to contact Marion Murray. All requests will be prayed for by the prayer ministry team in the strictest confidence. Please contact office@tpc.org.uk for the contact telephone number. Thank you.

Visiting Friends

March 31, 2020

Please contact Dorothy Beaton or Marion Murray should you require help with shopping or a friendly phone call. If you know of anyone in your street who is vulnerable and may benefit from this, we would be extremely grateful if you could let us know so that no-one is missed. Email office@tpc.org.uk and your message will be passed to Dorothy and Marion.

Church Magazines

March 31, 2020

The Villager has arrived at church. To keep to the spirit of the
Government rules to avoid unnecessary contact, however, it will not be delivered as planned. The Church newsletter has also been delayed.

Announcements

March 23, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS: All inclusions for the church announcement sheet should be e-mailed to: office@tpc.org.uk by Thursday evening.

Online ‘Virtual’ Service

March 23, 2020

Till the danger of passing on the Coronavirus is over, the church will ‘meet’ every Sunday ‘on-line’, to worship God. There is no need to leave your house. There are two ways to take part in our short service:
1. You can listen in the Mixlr App or on the TPC website as before, at http://www.torranceparishchurch.org.uk/listen-live/ , where you will be able to hear the service and see just the screen.
2. You can listen and watch the service using the Zoom webinar conferencing App at https://zoom.us/j/462751387 The Meeting ID (for people with the App already installed) is: 462 751 387. You’ll be able to see and hear the people leading the service, who will also be at home contributing via Zoom, as well as the song words.
In either case you don’t need a fancy computer – you can join using the Zoom App on a Laptop, a tablet or even your phone.
If this is your first time taking part with us in worship, we are delighted to welcome you. Thank you for joining us on-line. If you’d like to find out more about what goes on here, email office@tpc.org.uk

 

Coronavirus Advice

March 14, 2020

In response to the outbreak of CoViD-19, we encourage members to read the guidelines issued by the Church of Scotland.

https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/advice-for-churches-covid-19-coronavirus

TPC has appointed Jen Barge, Phil Malloch and Brian McKenzie to keep the church abreast of developments promptly.

TPC has reinforced its already good hygiene practices:    In the café, staff may continue to serve scones etc kept under cover, using tongs. On Sundays there will be no biscuits at tea/coffee.

So that church services etc can safely stay open for the healthy – as long as permitted – anyone, of any age, who feels newly unwell is asked not to attend that week. We advise those most at risk of complications (elderly, and/or with underlying health problems) to stay at home meantime, and listen on-line if you can (see below).

To save you touching door handles, the welcome team will open the front door for you as you arrive. The doors to the Ladies and Gents Toilets will be wedged open. Don’t remove the wedge!

Please bring your own Bible, or read it on the screen.

Use Soap and Water often. As soon as we can get supplies with over 60% alcohol, we will provide Hand-sanitisers too for the café.

Nigel will stop shaking hands at the door meantime.

If we are told to stop meeting, use the church website to stay in touch. Hear past sermons, and even listen live on Sundays at 10.30am

http://www.torranceparishchurch.org.uk/the-word-of-god/listen-live/

For health advice, go to www.nhsinform.scot

(Scottish Health Information you can trust)

Jumble Sale Postponed

March 10, 2020

At the Kirk Session meeting on Tuesday evening, the Session decided, for health and safety reasons, that it would be in everyone’s best interest to postpone the jumble sale due to the Coronavirus risk. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

The Word

March 10, 2020

In preparation for Sunday 15 March the passage to study is from Deuteronomy 12:1-32 (NIV Pew Bible Page 191) The one place of worship. Workbooks are available from the bookstand in the foyer for groups and individual study.

 

Community Ceilidh – Thank You!

March 4, 2020

We raised over £700 for Torrance Primary PTA who are fundraising for new interactive whiteboards for the school. If anyone still wishes to contribute to the fundraising before we hand over the funds to the PTA, please place any donations in an envelope marked PTA in the plate on  Sunday morning. Thanks to all who contributed food, baking, photographs, help on the night, and to Foy ceilidh band for providing the music.

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