August 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.



13 Aug – 19 Aug                    Sun 13             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship in UNION STREET

                                                                                        Conclusion of Holiday Club

                                                                                        Tea and coffee after worship


                                                Tues 15           10.30am  Lyle Gateway  (US)

                                                                        7.00pm    Congregational Board (US)


                                                Thur 17            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)

                                                                        2.00pm    Guild tea & chat in Westburn Church


                                                Sat 19              9.00am    Walking Group leave from Newark St


Walking Group – Mugdock Country Park – We are hoping to co-ordinate this date with the Riverside Ramblers from Dumbarton (Rev. Ian Johnson’s congregation) for a joint trip.



20 Aug – 26 Aug                    Sun   20           10.00am Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am Morning worship

                                                                                        Sunday school and crèche

                                                                                       Tea and coffee in transept after worship


                                                Tues 22           10.30am    Lyle Gateway in Union Street


                                                Thur 24            10.30am    Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Sat 26              tbc             Wedding of Maxine Johnstone & Christopher Paul




Guild – during the summer recess the Guild will meet for tea and a chat in the following locations between 2.00 and 4.00pm:          

                                                            Thursday 17th August in Westburn Parish

                                                            Thursday 21st September in Lyle Kirk, Union Street building.



27 Aug – 2 Sep                      Sun 27             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship                                                                                                                                              Sunday School & Creche

                                                                                         Tea and coffee in transept after worship


                                                Tues 29           10.30am   Lyle Gateway in Union Street


                                                Wed 30            7.30pm    Pastoral Care team meeting in Union St


                                                Thur 31            10.30am   Lyle Gateway (US)                                   



Time off – the minister will be on holiday from 25th July to August 7th and during that time if anyone requires the services of a minister they should contact Rev Alan Sorensen on 01475 721741


Getting to know you - As previously intimated there are a number of “district gatherings” taking place to allow you to get to know the minister.  You will receive a personal invitation when it is your turn.  There have been a number of problems in getting everyone together and arranging a date which didn’t clash with another important event so apologies if your date was cancelled.  Rest assured ALL will be rescheduled after the summer holidays.


Holiday Club - this year our summer Holiday Club is again based on Guardians of Ancora and will run from 7th August to 11th  August from 10.30 to 12.30 each day.  Registration 10am on the 7th with BBQ on Wednesday 9th August from 6pm to 8.30pm.  NB Sunday Worship will take place in the Union Street building on Sunday 13th August


Walking Group – the full programme of walks for the year is available at the rear of the church today.  If anyone would like further information please speak with Jimmy Fisher.


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


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.