Ministries at Torry St. Fittick's
Torry St. Fittick's is a community of people made up of different ages, nationalities, and church backgrounds. We gather together to express our faith in word and deed in various ministries, some of which are listed below:
Torry St. Fittick's Community Café is run by volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 09.30am to 2.30pm serving fresh, healthy, home-made food to order at reasonable prices. Take-aways are available and if you are in a hurry, you can phone/text your order to 07723 778788 and it will be ready to pick up.
Established in 2012, the Café has grown in popularity each year. On Tuesdays from 2-3pm we have an informal "chat and tea" group where all cakes are a £1. Drop by for a "fine piece" some time!
The Church of Scotland is committed to reducing CO2 emissions from churches by 5% per annum and here at Torry St Fittick's we take this very seriously.
We are one of 276 churches signed up to the eco-congregation award scheme an ecumenical programme that helps congregations make appropriate practical and spiritual responses to current environmental issues.
The eco representative Karen McCrossan and her `Green Team` take care of the administration and assessment of our ecological impacts on the planet and together our whole congregation are working hard to achieve the recommended goals and targets in order to achieve our second award.
The Church of Scotland Guild, with around 23,000 members, is one of the largest voluntary movements in the entire country. Up until 1997, the Guild was a woman-only organisation but now across the country and here in Torry St. Fittick's, men are more than welcome.
The Guild meet across the year for fellowship, encouragement and to create opportunities for continuing growth in Christian faith through worship, prayer and action. In Torry the Guild is dedicated to fundraising for national and international mission. Alongside these efforts, there are annual Burns' Suppers, summer barbecues, regular speakers and other fellowship-building events.
Every second Wednesday, Torry St. Fittick's host a wonderful three-course meal for all who would like some delicious, nutritious, freshly-prepared home-cooked food, along with great fellowship and fun. All are welcome and the charge is just £3.
Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church. It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables.
The next Messy Church event runs on November 29th 2015.
Nursing Home Worship
We are fortunate in Torry to have a number of nursing home communities and at Torry St. Fittick's, it is one of our joys to help minister in these communities. We have regular services in Torry Care Home (1st Sunday of the month), Banks o' Dee Care Home (2nd Sunday of the month), St. Peter's Court (3rd Sunday of the month) and Provost Hogg Court (Last Sunday of the month). All these services take place at 2.30pm.
Parent and Toddlers Group
Our Parent and Toddlers group meets on Tuesdays in our Large Hall from 9.00am to 11.30am. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and guardians and for kids to make friends and have fun in a safe, secure, and healthy environment. The free play context is ideal for early socialisation development. It costs £1 for the first child and 50p for all subsequent children.
Monthly Coffee Morning
Last Saturday of every morning, from 10am until noon, we host a coffee morning in our large hall. Come and sample our homebakes, cake and candy. There is also a huge range of bric and brac - books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, children's toys, bespoke hand-crafted items - all on offer. It costs only £2 and you can be sure your coffee cup won't run dry! Come on over for a real Torry welcome!
Co-ordinated by our Parish Worker, Kathryn Fraser, and in conjunction with the other local churches, Torry St. Fittick's contributes to the worship life and faith formation at Walker Road Primary School.
Kate helps to run assembles and in partnership with the teachers, seeks to be a positive and encouraging presence for the students.
Over the years, the Torry St. Fittick's Summer Clubs have become a fixture in the holiday schedule of local children. Over the course of a week, led by a large team of volunteers, dozens of local kids are entertained with games and fun, outings and drama, all centred around an exciting theme and directed towards introducing them to Jesus.