As part of the vibrant Mid Deeside Church we extend an open invitation to both men and women to any of our meetings, all are welcome.
We meet for worship and fellowship at a local level whilst being part of a National body of the Guild itself and supporting it through our projects.
You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome on the second Tuesday of each month from October to April at 7:30 p.m.
All are welcome at all of our meetings. For more information on Guild matters please contact:
Edna Wildgoose Tel: 82266 or Margaret Stewart Tel: 82595
A good attendance of some 20 members shared the first meeting of the session on Tuesday evening. This was particularly encouraging since at least 6 "regulars" were unable to be there.
Margaret Stewart, Guild Leader, opened the meeting with a reminder for members of the aims and ethos of the Guild and read a beautiful poem about the power of a smile.
The main speaker for the evening was Dorothy Daldry from Prospects in Scotland - All Friends Together, a Guild project for MDC in 2016/2017. This organisation strives to make a significant, positive change to the lives of people with learning difficulties, helping churches to welcome these people and include them in activities and to build friendships.
She brought her son with her, a young man with learning difficulties, who showed great confidence in standing before all the members, to tell them what belonging to the group meant to him. He received a warm round of applause from the members!
Also with her was a friend and fellow-worker who did craftwork with the group. She brought some wonderful examples of their work- and admired the MDC banners!
As usual there was a great buzz of chat and laughter in the room, showing, I think, how happy everyone was to be back together again.
The next meeting, on November 8th, will be our Open meeting when Steve Christie will talk about supporting communities in Manipur, India.
A very warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to attend.
Edna warmly welcomed members and friends and led worship for our Advent meeting which was enhanced by the flickering candles decorating the Lochnagar room. We were delighted to welcome the Thursday Girls from Banchory who provided an excellent and varied programme of songs for us. We enjoyed everything from Christmas songs and Scottish songs to Native American Indian songs and lots more besides. We were also privileged to witness the “World Premiere” of their new signature song called Thursday Girls which was written by two of them and is sung to a well-known Abba tune! It was a real pleasure to enjoy their wonderful talent and their obvious enthusiasm for singing together. After our lovely cup of tea and festive “fine pieces” Edna reminded everyone about the next meeting in January when Rev Alec Wark will speak about our theme – “Go in Peace”.