May Notices


19 May – 25 May                    Sun   19           10.00am Choir practice                                                                                                                                                                   10.30am Morning worship with baptism of Eogan Stevenson

   Sunday school & crèche

   Tea and coffee after worship


                                                                        11.45am Walking Group planning meeting


                                                Tues 21           10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)

                                                Wed 22            7.00pm   Bible Study (US)


                                                Thur 23            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)

                                                                        7.00am    European elections (NS)


                                                Sat 25              11.00am  Messy Church (US)



The Walking Group will hold a planning meeting after the morning service on 19th May in the side chapel in Newark Street and all interested are welcome.


The Newark Street building will be used for the European election vote on Thursday 23rd May and will be out of bounds from 7am until 10pm.




26 May – 1 June                    Sun 26             10.00am  Choir practice

                                                                        10.30am  Morning worship IN UNION STREET

                                                                                         No Sunday school or Creche

                                                                                         Soup lunch served after the service


                                                Tues 28           10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Thur 30            10.30am  Lyle Gateway (US)


                                                Sat 1                2.00pm    wedding of Angela Smith & Derek McCallum (NS)



Sunday School – please note there will be no Sunday school on 26th May due to the school holiday.


Gateway – urgent appeal for at least 2 new volunteers to join the Thursday morning rota which at present involves 1 duty per month.  If you can spare a couple of hours a month, please speak with Jim Crawford or Carole Chamberlain.


Stated Annual Meeting – this will take place soon once a suitable date has been identified


Social & Fundraising – The committee is looking for contributions for a Lyle Kirk cookbook. There are two ways to contribute a recipe firstly using the sheet which you will find at the rear of the church then return to Betty Terris or Jan Duthie, OR you can download the recipe sheet from the website and email it to adding a photograph of the dish if you have one.


Flats for rent

There are two vacancies in the Trust Property at 34 South Street, Greenock. One flat is on the Ground Floor and the other is on the First Floor.  They both comprise 2 bedrooms, lounge, small kitchen and bathroom (walk in shower). Gas central heating. Application forms or further details from Wilson Evans (725968) or the minister.


Christian Aid Week

This will take place from 12th to 19th May.  There will be envelopes available on Sunday 12th May, either in your chair back or from one of the welcome team.  Please either make your donation on the 12th or take it away and return it on Sunday 19th May with your donation.


Zimbabwe Lunch

The Kirk Session agreed to hold a lunch in order to raise funds for our twinned congregation in Zimbabwe, St Andrew’s Bulawayo.  The service on 26th May will therefore take place in the Union Street building for ease of catering the lunch and it would be great if as many people as possible could come along.  The proceeds of the lunch will be split between St Andrew’s and the flood appeal which has devastated parts of Zimbabwe.  On the day the minister will give a short presentation on his visit to Zimbabwe last year as part of our outreach commitment.


Noisy Offering

The children in the Sunday School would like to thank everyone for their generous offerings for their Noisy Collection.  In total £720 was raised and the children have decided they want the money to be spent on the following:- Pair of piglets x 1 = 22, Pair of chickens x 1 = 8, Hook line and dinner x 1= 13, Pack of 5 mosquito nets x 1=15, Mobile health clinic x 2 = 230, Sheep x 2 =20, Water pump x 3 = 90, Nanny goat x 1 = 22, Cow x 2 = 300 Total £720