Special thanks for secret santa and the latest from the Royal Burgh

1st Inverbervie Scout Group, who do you recognise
1st Inverbervie Scout Group, who do you recognise

Church Services

Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland Rev Dennis Rose

The Lunch Club committee in their pinnies, wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas.

The Lunch Club committee in their pinnies, wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 10 am at Arbuthnott, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie and 6pm Gourdon

Thursday, December 24, 7pm Family Service at Bervie, 9pm at Gourdon Mission Hall, Carol & Readings- Conducted by Andrew Jones. 11.30pm at Arbuthnott Church Watchnight service (road/weather permitting)

Friday, December 25, 11.30am Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie

There will be a short combined Christmas Day Family service.

Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson

Sunday, December 20, 9.30am Carols and Communion, Friday, December 25, Christmas Day 9.30am Christmas Communion - Anglican / Episcopal

“Remember, too, we are one of the few places that are still open on Christmas Morning, to welcome, not only our saviour, but you as well into God’s family!

There will be Mince Pies to share and, most definitely, in my Churches in Inverbervie there will always be Chocolate”

The Reverand Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk

Arbuthnott, Bervie and Kinneff Church Calendar 2016. 2016 Church Calendar with Beautiful photographs are ON SALE NOW for £6! While Stocks last. Available in Arbuthnott and Bervie Church, Bervie Church Centre and from Kay Forrest on 01561 362451

The Children’s Nativity

Sunday, December 20, 11.30am at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.

The Children from Kingdom Kids will be performing their Nativity play with your help once again, everyone is invited to come along to watch, sing and enjoy the celebrations.

WoTS Magazine

Bervie’s WOTS Magazine Edition for February/March information deadline is on Friday, January 22, please email local information to be included to WOTS.editor@yahoo.com

Please remember, without your information there would be no news!

WOTS is distributed free of charge to most Bervie Residences but a donation towards production costs are most welcome.

Give Blood in Bervie

Tuesday, December 22, 4.30pm-7.30pm at the Bervie Sports centre, Kirkburn, Inverbervie.

Knit and Natter TONIGHT

Thursday December 17, The Knit and Natter Ladies will be meeting in their new Fortnightly craft and chat session. 8pm-10pm, The Salutation, King Street, Inverbervie. All Welcome.

Secret Santa for The Royal Burgh

Special Thanks to the help and kindness from the great team at Tidy Tangles, King Street, Inverbervie for collecting in all our generous donations.

Secret Santa will provide a few gifts and hampers out to residents who have been nominated by friends, neighbours and relatives.

Anyone wishing to donate a gift or something towards a Hamper can do so at Tidy Tangles by Friday, December 18.

Special Thanks go to local business’ Fotheringham Property Development, Bannermans Butcher and other local Business for their extremely generous donations towards this local cause, also to the Volunteers involved with collecting, sorting, wrapping and distributing these gifts and Hampers at one of their busiest times of the year. Another example of great Community Spirit and Christmas good will.

Bervie Food Bank

Bervie Food Bank is preparing for the Festive Season by booking in extra emergency food parcels and now working with Bervie Primary School.

Bervie P5 class is collecting in food donations as part of their Festive Nativity Topic work.

The pupils of P5 have had such a fantastic response to their call for donations that one of the Food Bank donation Wheelie bins had to be brought in to collect it all.

The final weigh in will take place later this week at school and will be announced soon.

Caroll Evans from Bervie Food Bank said: “We are delighted with the response and the professional approach the pupils have taken on this matter, they are helping us to learn more about the need of such facilities and can only be a good thing, my son Jamie is involved with the P5 project and I could not be prouder, this is a cause very close to my heart and I can see Jamie showing the same commitment to help our local community”

The Foodbank can provide three days of emergency food supplies, If you find your self in Personal Crisis, illness, separation, homelessness, low wage or other circumstances please contact us now on facebook at Bervie food bank or call 07703154431 for more info.

The Bervie Food Bank is working together with the South Aberdeenshire Food Bank and The Trussel Trust.

Business Sponsor’s, Dick Karpinski & Partner, Hornblowers, Alan Milne Roofing and EJB Plumbing.

Bervie Youth Project

Sadly, due to festive activities we were short on volunteers to run Sports and Café on Saturday, December 12, so we are having something special on Saturday December 19 being our last week of the year.

Sports Activities FREE 3pm-4pm at Bervie Sports Centre, Kirkburn Inverbervie P6 and above, then Youth Café FREE 7pm-9pm at The Herd Centre, Townhead, Inverbervie for all P7 and above.

Fotheringham Property Development have Sponsored all of our December Projects, securing sports, Youth café and a Pizza Party to celebrate Christmas, The continued generosity of Fotheringham’s means we can run FREE for local Youths, providing Sports Activities and Youth Café to all members.

Anyone interested in being involved with Bervie Youth project, as a Sports Mentor/Leader, a Youth Café Volunteer or a Volunteer Admin worker, Please get in touch with Caroll on carollevans77@btinternet.com. Many hands make light work.

1st Inverbervie Scout Group

1st Inverbervie Scout Group has had their final meeting of the year. The Scout Group runs 3 Sections, all with healthy membership.

Beavers age 6-8, meet on a Wednesday, Cubs age 8-10 half, meet on a Thursday Scouts age 10 half – 14, meet on a Tuesday.

Contact Neil Paterson on 01561 362749 or email cubs@bervie.net for further information

JOIN THE ADVENTURE. (Do you recognise any of the faces in our photo?)

Hanover Court & Craigview

Monday, December 7, we had our Annual Christmas Party where we tucked into a lovely meal by the Ladies of Hillside Outside Caterers in the Masonic Hall, Thanks to Dave for switching on the heating.

We then went back to Hanover court where we were entertained by Jack McPherson where he had the ladies up dancing, Thanks to the singers also Peggy for her party piece which was enjoyed with a cuppa and mince pies, by the way John Brown that was a lovely hat you had on! HO HO

Ally Bally would like to Thank his committee for all their help through the year. Next date is Saturday December 19, 11am with Carol Singers from The Church. All Welcome, and maybe a cuppa.

The Lunch Club

On Tuesday, December 8, The Lunch Club enjoyed their last meeting of the year and were in Stonehaven to enjoy a Christmas party yesterday. With up to 20 Local Residents benefitting from this local gathering and the Volunteer Committee who arrange and run the fortnightly Lunch club wanted wish all the Local Residents a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Pictured in their pinnies are (L to R) Christine Robertson, Ally Bally Ironside (2015 Citizen of the Year) Chriss Watson and Isobel Buchan, with 2 missing Committee members this week John Roberton and Sheila Taylor, both were very much missed this week.

For more information or to join the waiting list for the Lunch Club, please call Isabel Buchan on 01561 361007.

To let Caroll our Inverbervie Correspondent know whats on in Bervie.

Contact Caroll Evans at carollevans77@btinternet.com , by writing to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU or calling 01561 361587

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