March Notices

17 Mar – 23 Mar                     Sun   17           10.00am Choir practice                                                                     

10.30am  Morning worship

   Sunday school & crèche

   Tea and coffee after worship


                                                Tues 19           10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Thur 21            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Sat 23              11.00am   Messy Church (US)

                                                                        7.30pm    Philharmonic Choir Concert (NS)






24 Mar – 30 Mar                     Sun 24             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                         10.30am  Morning worship with BB parade UNION ST

                                                                                         Sunday school & Creche

                                                                                         Tea and coffee after worship


                                                                        3.00pm    Music in Lyle Kirk


                                                Tues 26           10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Wed 27            7.00pm   Bible Study Group (US)


                                                Thur 28            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)



The Boys’ Brigade – Inverclyde & District Battalion will join with the congregation of Lyle Kirk on Sunday 24th March at 10.30am.  NB service will be in Union Street that day to accommodate larger numbers.



Music in Lyle Kirk - Riverside Youth Band return performing under the baton of musical Director Mark Good. No charge for admission but there will be a retiral offering for their funds – 3pm

Sunday School – please note there will be no Sunday school during the school holidays on 31st March and 7th April.  It will resume on Sunday 14th April.


Guild – Guild meetings for the coming month in Union Street at 2.00pm as follows:


Thursday 14th                         A mixed bag.

Thursday 21st                                  Seema's Project in Pune, India with Dr Pam Cairns.

Wednesday 27th                      Lunch at West College Scotland, Finnart Street


NB The Guild coffee morning is coming up next month on Saturday 6th April between 10am and 12 noon.  Tickets available from Guild members and donations will be gratefully received.


Flat for rent

There is a vacancy in the Trust Property at 34 South Street, Greenock. The Flat is a middle floor 2 Bedroom Flat comprising Lounge, Small Kitchen, Bathroom (walk in shower). Gas central heating. Application form or further details from the minister.


Fairtrade Fortnight is a time to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year we are focusing on the people – in particular the women – who grow the cocoa in the chocolate we love so much. £1.86* is the amount a cocoa farmer in West Africa needs to earn each day in order to achieve a living income. Currently, a typical cocoa farmer in Cote d’Ivoire lives on around 74p** a day. Almost all cocoa farmers in West Africa live in poverty. For women the situation is even worse. They plant and harvest on the farm, look after children, carry water, collect wood, cook and clean for the family, and transport the cocoa beans to market but often with fewer rights than men.

This is why we at Fairtrade are campaigning for a living income to become a reality for cocoa farmers in West Africa. If we can work together with governments, chocolate companies and retailers to make the commitments and policies necessary, then we can make it happen.

If we are online we can sign the Petition for Cocoa Farmers to be paid a living wage of £1.86 per day and of-course we can all ENJOY MORE FAIR TRADE COCOLATE!


Church Office - The church office is usually open each Thursday afternoon between 2.00pm and 4.00pm for anyone in the church who needs assistance with admin work/printing etc