Church news

Connect Church: AFTER more than 10 years of holding their Sunday morning family worship services in Pathhead Primary School, Connect Church will hold their final service there on Sunday at 11.00 a.m.

From the following weekend they will meet in their own premises in St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, adjacent to the former Rio Bingo Hall.

To mark the move, celebration services will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 6.00 p.m and Sunday, August 19 at 11.00 a.m, when visiting speakers from Inverness will be present.

The congregation are excited about the next step of their journey.

Charity event: LOCAL churches and charity EMMS International will come together in a sponsored Bike and Hike fundraising event on Saturday, September 1.

Bike and Hike 2012 gives people the chance to visit some of the most beautiful churches in Fife as they raise sponsorship for local and international projects.

Now in its third year, Bike and Hike helps communities raise money for their own church projects and the work of EMMS International.

The charity works in partnership with some of the poorest communities in Malawi, Nepal and India to transform lives by supporting health and education projects. Find out more by visiting

Strawberry teas: BENNOCHY Parish Church will host Strawberry Teas tomorrow (Friday) from 2.00 p.m to 4.00 p.m.

The refreshments will be served in the church garden, unless it is wet in which case they will be served in the church hall.

Coffee day: A COFFEE day will take place in the West End Congregational Church hall on Saturday.

The monthly event runs at the church in the High Street from 10.00 a.m until 2.00 p.m.

Street Pastors: THREE new Street Pastors for Kirkcaldy were commissioned at a ceremony held in the Salvation Army Hall, Hill Street on Saturday.

After acting as observers for the past few months and undertaking extensive training they have now joined the Street Pastors team patroling the High Street area on Saturday nights.