Presbytery has introduced a ‘Good Ideas Fund’ which encourages churches to apply for an award up to £500 in support projects centred on being a ‘Missionary Church’ Applications in writing/email should be sent to graeme.donald@btopenworld.com  1 Upper Loan Park. Lauder. TD2 6TR. There is no application form and no closing date.

Our Sunday Services, although remaining Covid restricted continue to attract good attendances. Our thanks to our Worship Team – Claire, Christine and Ken who together with readers and organist Mary Shields lead us in joint worship.

Recent fabric work on the church manse based in Lauder has ensured that Presbytery agreed to the renting of the currently unoccupied manse. Arrangements for letting now sit with a letting agent.

Our church finances remain stable thanks to generous contributions from members – who are reminded please when, on making a contribution through the bank, to say who has made the contribution = thank you – and a decision by the General Assembly to reduce significantly the Ministry and Mission payments to the central church in 2021.

Led by our Guild members a number of Lauderdale residents who live on their own now receive regular phone calls from a Guild member and have expressed their gratitude for this opportunity to chat.

Next Session meeting: 12th January 2021.