Services at Arbuthnott, Bervie, Gourdon and Kinneff Church of Scotland with Rev Dennis Rose
Sunday, March 22, 10am Arbuthnott and 11.30am service at Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie
Services at St David’s Episcopal Anglican Church, Victoria Terrace, Inverbervie with Rev Samantha Ferguson
Saturday, March 21, 6.30pm Roman Catholic Mass
Sunday, March 22, 9.30am Holy Communion - Anglican / Episcopal
The Reverend Samantha J Ferguson, M.Theol (HONS) Rector at www.episcopalinverbervie.org.uk
Friday Prayer Group
Prayers Help! Join us tomorrow (Friday) at 9.45am in Bervie Church Centre or send your prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Margaret on 01561 362964
Today (Thursday)will be Gourdon Guild’s Closing Meeting at 2.30pm at Gourdon Hall.
“Woman of the Way”
Today (Thursday) - 7.45-9.45pm
Women of the Way is a group open to ladies of the parish. It meets fortnightly, to learn more about God and discuss how members can apply their faith in their daily lives and to support one another. As well as studying the Bible, and a time of prayer, the group always have lots of fun at meetings. They have recently welcomed a number of new members, and are always delighted to have new people along. WOW meet in Arbuthnott at the home of one of the members. For further information, please contact Caroline Jones (Tel: 361178) or Margaret Benton (Tel: 362964). Alternatively, you can e-mail email@example.com
Fair Trade Café
Wednesday, March 25, 10-11.30am Fair Trade Café, coffee and hot pancakes, open to all. Please come in and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.
WoTS Magazine Deadline
Tomorrow (Friday) is the deadline for all the community information for April/May WoTS Community magazine entries, information and any donation can be arranged with the Editor at WOTS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council Report from Chairman Neil Paterson
It was another busy, but positive and productive meeting of RBICC this month.
Jason Schroeder of Aberdeenshire Men’s Sheds addressed the meeting, giving an interesting talk about the Men’s Shed movement, it’s history, aims and, importantly how to get one set up in the Royal Burgh. The purpose of a Men’s Shed is to improve the quality of life for men, especially those with time on their hands, for whatever reason, retirement, redundancy or shift worker.
They will meet with other men, have a laugh, share and learn new skills and help in community projects. The next step for Inverbervie is to push ahead and set up a working committee. To that end there will be an open meeting on Monday, March 30, at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers for all interested parties.
Another initiative we are trying to get started is a First Responders group. First Responders are volunteers who aim to provide quick response basic life support until emergency services can arrive. There has been considerable interest from volunteers willing to be involved, so we are preparing the paperwork to make this happen. Watch this space.
RBICC are also going to assist the Bayview Hallgreen & Craigarbel Land Management Group in getting assistance from Landscape Services in maintaining a stretch of ground in the area. This land has become overgrown and messy in recent years and needs immediate action to clear it of weeds and overgrown shrubbery. Once cleared, it is hoped the area can be properly landscaped to make a pleasant, landscaped area.
The next meeting of the community council will be Monday, April 13, at 7:30pm in the Burgh Chambers (above the library). As ever, all are welcome. If you wish to bring anything to our attention, you can e-mail email@example.com.
Bervie Youth Project
This Saturday, March 21. there will be NO sports event this week as the Bervie Youth Project members attend the matinee performance of Hairspray the Musical at Stonehaven Townhall.
Youth Café 7-9pm, The Herd Centre, Townhead, P7 to Young Adult, free hot drinks.
Bervie Youth Project are currently Sponsored by Stonehaven and District Lions Club for March.
Community Litter Pick date for the diary
Along with our friends at 1st Inverbervie Rainbows, Bervie residents are invited to go along and show support for the annual community litter pick, where volunteers tidy up the streets, parks and walkways around Inverbervie, in association with Keep Scotland Tidy. Aberdeenshire Council, Watson Bervie/What’s on Inverbervie and Bervie Cleaners all come together and pull resources.
Date for the diary, Saturda, March 28, 10am – noon meet from Bervie Church, King Street, Inverbervie.
Daffodil Tea for Brighter Bervie
Brighter Bervie invite you to a Daffodil Tea on Tuesday, March 24, from 2 to 5pm at Bervie Church Centre, King Street, Adults £5 Children £3.
Breast Buddies Bervie
Breast Buddies Bervie is a breast-feeding support group held in Inverbervie every Tuesday morning between 10-11:30am at the Living Rooms café (open during term time). We welcome pregnant and breast-feeding mums to come along and see what we are all about and have a cup of tea or coffee (just a £1 donation to the Living Rooms café).
We encourage mum-to-mum support but also have two volunteer breast-feeding counsellors and a volunteer NHS breast-feeding peer supporter available to provide information and support in the group or one-on-one if required.
How we began: Kate O’Donnell and Clare Hesketh talked to pregnant and new mums and, as breast-feeding mothers ourselves, we identified a need for a breast-feeding group for support and information beyond that which a baby/toddler group provides.
The Living Rooms café have been very accommodating to us and we thank them for allowing us to get started so easily. Since setting up the group last August, Kate has trained as an NHS breast-feeding peer supporter and we also have help running the group from another ABM (Association of Breast-feeding Mothers) breast-feeding counsellor who comes from Stonehaven every week, Claire Clark.
Come along at any stage, we are a welcoming bunch of mums and we hope to see you there! We have a page and a closed group on Facebook, search for ‘Breast Buddies Bervie’ to keep up to date with group information and chat to other breast-feeding mums online.
The Livingrooms Inverbervie
An Easter Exhibition will be in place from Monday, March 23, to Saturday April 4, 10am-3pm, during opening hours at The Livingrooms Inverbervie, Church Street.
Exhibits will depict the meaning of Easter through poetry, art, photography, story, song and even food and drink! Come and see it for yourself.
Inverbervie & District Day Centre
The hardworking voluntary group have lost and found their funding in the last week, Group Secretary Sheila Taylor said: “We are delighted that funding has been found to keep us here this year.”
Councillor George Carr said: “The funding has been secured for the next financial year, which is great news. After that we will need to see how reducing Council Budgets will affect this but, in the meantime, it gives the Day Care Centre an opportunity to look at alternative funding, should that be necessary. I would look to the new KD Partnership to assist with this.”
Castle Lodge Mother’s Day surprise
On Sunday, March 15, the staff had arranged for beauty therapists to attend during the morning for some make-overs. The Ladies of Castle Lodge received Hair and Beauty make-overs and very much enjoyed their girlie morning with staff, friends and visitors.
Mother’s Day gift
The generous businesses, crafters and residents of the Inverbervie area donated wonderful gifts and vouchers to the Watson Bervie/Whats on Inverbervie facebook page Mother’s Day Gift Hamper Give-away.
The lucky winner was Annie Beatty, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, well known in Bervie for her no-nonsense attitude and her purple coat. Annie has been ill and her family were delighted she had received so many nominations and kind wishes. Annie enjoyed spending some quality time with her family and enjoying her treats.
Citizen of the year and Young Citizen of the year 2015 nominations
Please submit your nominations in writing, stating your nominated person and reason for the nomination and include your name and address. These can be submitted through the Watson Bervie/Whats on Inverbervie facebook page, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting to 50 Church Street, Inverbervie DD10 0RU.
The process is open from now until Sunday, May 31.