September Notices


Please remember that parking at the front door is reserved for “blue badge” holders only.  Parking at the side of the church building should be for those who have more minor mobility problems.  If you are able, please park in the surrounding streets and leave the grounds free for those who need it. Also please do not park on both sides of Newark Avenue as it makes access impossible for emergency services.


Gateway will return to full function on Tuesday 5th Sept with the restart of Chair Exercises and the much

loved soup is back on the menu.


All sections of the Boys’ Brigade will resume on Friday 8th September as follows:

5.30-6.30pm                Anchor Boys               primary 1 to primary 3

6.30-8.00pm                Junior Section             primary 4 to primary 6

7.00-10.00pm              Company Section       primary 7 to secondary 6



17 Sep – 23 Sep                     Sun   17           10.00am Choir practice                                                                                                                                              10.30am Morning worship                                                                                                                                              Sunday school and crèche                                                                                                                                   Tea and coffee in transept after worship

                                                Tues 19           10.30am    Lyle Gateway in Union Street


                                                Thur 21            10.30am    Lyle Gateway in Union Street

                                                                        2-4pm       Guild tea & chat in Union Street

                                                Sat 23              10.00am   Christian Aid coffee morning in Westburn




24 Sep – 30 Sep                     Sun 24             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship                                                                                                                                              Sunday School & Creche

                                                                                         Traidcraft stall

                                                                                         Tea and coffee in transept after worship


                                                                        12.00pm   Walking Group leave from Newark Street


                                                Tues 26           10.30am   Lyle Gateway in Union Street


                                                Thur 28            10.30am   Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Fri 29               7.00pm     Choir concert in Newark Street


                                                Sat 30              11.00am   Messy Church in Union Street                             



Christian Aid coffee morning will take place on 23rd September in Westburn Church.  Tickets priced £2 are available from Anna Patterson, or just come along and pay at the door.


Walking Group – Three Lochs Way – Arrochar to Inveruglas - Last stage of Three Lochs Way starting from Arrochar and going through Glen Loin from head of Loch Long to meet the access road to Loch Sloy(possible detour to dam if time permits) and finishing by descent to Loch Lomond at Inveruglas. Around 6 miles of walking. Total ascent around 250 metres on good paths.


Communion – the next Communion will take place on Sunday 1st October.  Invitations are available for Elders to collect from the side chapel on Sunday 10th September.


Pastoral Care - It is vital that the pastoral care team are kept informed of members of the congregation who might be in need of either a visit from one of the team, a visit from the minister or perhaps to receive the church flowers.  In order to assist in this process, a pastoral care card has been placed in the centre aisle seats and at the rear of the church.  Please make use of them and pass to the minister on the way out of church giving as much information as you can.


Traidcraft stall - There will be a Traidcraft Stall on the last Sunday of each month


Kirk Session Fund – there will be a retiral offering in support of the Kirk Session Fund after our communion service on Sunday October 1st.  The purpose of this fund is to assist in communication with members and those living within the parish by way of pastoral support; to recognise service by individuals to the Church; to reimburse individuals providing catering or other materials for events held within the Church’s premises; to support the development of a new venture within the Church; and, in exceptional circumstances, to provide direct financial support to a member or to a person or persons living within the parish  but is not normally to be applied to fund the ordinary charitable activities of the Church 


Church Office - The church office will be open each Thursday afternoon from 2.00 until 4.00pm in the vestry at Union Street.  If any conveners require any assistance with admin work they should visit the secretary at that time.  Telephone number of the office is 01475 722694.


Notices – any items for the monthly notices sheet should be in the hands of the secretary no later than the last Wednesday in the month.