Christmas family service

This Sunday, December 15th, at 11.00 am, we have our Christmas family service. This is a celebration of the coming of Jesus into the world, and as we talk and sing and think together about this (with a little help from the Brownies and the nativity play), we’ll reflect on what this means for us and our world today. Oh, and there may be cake and mince pies as well…

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Advent begins

Advent is the name that we give to the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day. During this time, we focus on Christ coming as a baby, born in Bethlehem that first Christmas day, and also on the promise of his coming again, in glory, to put the world to rights. We will also think about Jesus’ promise to come into people’s lives, to restore their relationship with God.

But what sort of world does Jesus come to today? With a little help from John Lewis (and a dragon), Lidl and Argos (other stores are available), we’ll be thinking about this question. “Advent and Advert” begins this Sunday morning, December 1st, when we ask “Who’s really welcome?”

Then on Sunday afternoon, at 4.00 pm, we celebrate Messy Christmas. This is an event for children with their parents, grandparents and carers. We’ll explore something of the message of Christmas through crafts, games and the story of the birth of Jesus, and conclude with a meal. All are welcome.

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Coffee Morning and Craft Fayre

From 11.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday November 23rd we are holding our annual coffee morning and craft fayre. So, if you fancy a tea or a coffee and some home baking, and a chance to buy some unique hand-crafted gifts (and some frankly amazing Christmas cakes), then come along to the church and drop in. You’ll be very welcome.

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The Big Quiz 2019

On Saturday evening, November 16th, we are one of the venues across the country for what aims to be the UK’s largest multi-venue quiz. This is organised by the Christian relief agency Tearfund, in aid of women victims of civil war in Nigeria. With rounds on Books, Stage and Screen , Nature, Sport, History, Geography, Music, Food and Drink, and a picture round, there will be questions that people of almost any age can answer. So why not come along and join a team, or even bring a team, and enjoy a night of fun, knowing that at the same time you will be helping to make a difference in the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. We suggest a donation of £5 per person, but you are welcome to make any contribution you would like.

The quiz starts at 7.45 pm, with refreshments from 7.15 pm. You are welcome simply to turn up on the night, but it will help us with our planning if you let us know if you plan to come along. And for more information, please contact David, the minister.

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A busy Sunday

This Sunday, November 3rd, we continue to look at the book of Ecclesiastes and explore the purpose of life, asking “Is it all meaningless?” And if there is a purpose, where can it be found.

Then in the afternoon, at 4.00 pm, Messy Church is on. Our theme that we’ll be exploring through games, crafts, food and the Bible is “Light in the darkness”. Everyone is welcome to join us for this.

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Messy Church is back

This Sunday, October 6th, Messy Church restarts, at 4.00 pm.

At Messy Church families come together to think about some of life’s big questions, and to have fun while we do so. We join in crafts, play, songs and a story, all on the same theme. Finally we have a simple meal together. Our theme for this Sunday is “Harvest” and we’ll be thinking about Jesus feeding 5000 people…with five loaves and two fish

Messy Church craft table - cropped

This is an event for families and not just for children, so the idea is that children come with parents, grandparents or carers. It’s running at a time which we hope will suit families well – after a day chilling or a trip out somewhere perhaps – and in a form that involves doing things together. And we’ll finish in time to get all ready for nursery or school the next day

Everyone is welcome to come and join us, whether you go to church somewhere or whether you never go at all. If you’d like to know any more details about it, please get in touch, by email at david.millerstonpastor@gmail.com or by phoning 07975531585.

We hope to see you there if you can make it.

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Time for Messy Church again

Messy Church logoThis Sunday, June 23rd, we have our final Messy Church before the summer, at 4.00 pm.

At Messy Church families come together to think about some of life’s big questions, and to have fun while we do so. We join in crafts, play, songs and a story, all on the same theme. Finally we have a simple meal together. Our theme for this Sunday is “The good Samaritan”

This is an event for families and not just for children, so the idea is that children come withMessy Church craft table - cropped parents, grandparents or carers. It’s running at a time which we hope will suit families well – after a day chilling or a trip out somewhere perhaps – and in a form that involves doing things together. And we’ll finish in time to get all ready for nursery or school the next day

Everyone is welcome to come and join us, whether you go to church somewhere or whether you never go at all. If you’d like to know any more details about it, please get in touch, by email at david.millerstonpastor@gmail.com or by phoning 07975531585.

We hope to see you there if you can make it.

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I believe in the church – but what does that mean?

Church - showroomChurches are everywhere, so of course we believe in them – how could you not? So what do we mean when we use the words of the Apostles’ Creed to declare our faith and we say “I believe in the church”? Are we just saying we believe in the fact of buildings or institutions (and so many of them)? Or do we mean something more, and if so, what? What is the church anyway? That’s what we’re going to be thinking about this coming Sunday. And (spoiler alert) we’re going to see that somewhere in the midst of all these different denominations and organisations, there is God’s church – the people He has brought into being through the work of Jesus and the gift of His Holy Spirit. The church is God’s family, a group of very imperfect people, who recognise our need of Jesus and His power to forgive us and to change us, so that we can love and serve God, and so that we can be a channel His love for the world. if you look at the picture, which is a photo of one of the newer churches in Glasgow, you see that they’re using a building which used to be a tile showroom. The sign is still there. And that’s what the church – God’s showroom, where his love and transforming power is seen. Amazingly, the church is God’s “show and tell”. Now, that’s something worth believing in.

If you want to know a bit more, and see how you can find your home in God’s family, you’re welcome to join us this Sunday or any Sunday at 11.00 am for our morning worship time…or if you want to talk a bit more with David, the minister, you can phone him on 07975531585 or email him at david.millerstonpastor@gmail.com.

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This Thursday, May 16th, at 7.30 pm…

Out of the darkness - bluer

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Messy Church is back

After a wee break, Messy Church is back this coming Sunday, May 12th, at 4.00 pm.

AMessy Church logot Messy Church families come together to think about some of life’s big questions, and to have fun while we do so. We join in crafts, play, songs and a story, all on the same theme. Finally we have a simple meal together. Our theme for this Sunday is “The lost son”

This is an event for families and not just for children, so the idea is that children come with parents, grandparents or carers. It’s running at a time which we hope will suit families well – after a day chilling or a trip out somewhere perhaps – and in a form that involves doing things together. And we’ll finish in time to get all ready for nursery or school the next day

Everyone is welcome to come and join us, whether you go to church somewhere or whether you never go at all. If you’d like to know any more details about it, please get in touch, by email at david.millerstonpastor@gmail.com or by phoning 07975531585.

We hope to see you there if you can make it.

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