Sunday 16 September 2018


For those unable to make the Service today a copy is available here


Holiday Visiting Cards are available for anyone who will be visiting another church while on holiday; a simple way to pass on greetings from Laurieston Church.

Bereavement Support Groups, using the ‘Seasons for Growth’ programme, are again being offered by Falkirk Trinity Church.  Contact the Church Office (611017) for more details.

The Chit-Chat Café meets in Redding Church Hall every second Tuesday at 2 p.m.  On Tuesday 18th September there will be a special fundraising café in aid of the Strathcarron Hospice ‘Raise the Roof’ appeal.

The Joint Board and Session meeting will be in Laurieston Old Folks’ Hall on Wednesday 19 September at 7 p.m.

Harvest service will be held on  Sunday 7th October, 10 a.m.With the Braes Churches’ Joint Harvest Praise, on Sunday 7th October at 7 p.m. in Brightons church. Please bring donations of food and/or money for Falkirk Food Bank.

125th Anniversary Dinner -Thursday 25th October.  Please place your details on the list in the information area if you are interested in attending.

Cheryl Forbes & Gordon Cree Friday 12 October, 7 pm

Unison Kinneil Brass Band- Thursday 6 December, 7 pm.

News from South Africa, December 2018

Rev. Graham Duncan’s newsletter is available here.

Charity Collections

As a church, we already have a number of fundraising efforts and support various charities throughout the year.  From time to time, members also ask to be allowed to raise money for their own preferred charities on a Sunday morning.  To keep this within reasonable limits, the Board has decided that all such requests should be directed to the Clerk, Mrs Margaret Ferguson, who will give permission for no more than 3-4 appeals each year, with certain restrictions:  people will be given the opportunity to contribute at coffee time after the service, but must not be put under any pressure to do so; and no raffle tickets will be sold.  This policy will be kept under review and may be changed at a later date.

Church Maintenance- We are looking for volunteers for ongoing church maintenance tasks (eg gardening, painting, tidying) in the church and church hall. If interested could you please add your name and contact number to the list in the informatrion area.

Cafe Area- the recently refurbished cafe area is now open for tea, coffee, biscuits and chat after the Sunday Service. Photographs of it in use and under construction are available here. Many thanks to all those who donated their time and enthusiasm allow the project to go ahead.

Volunteers Needed: Polmont Young Offenders Institution Tea Bar are looking for people who can spare a couple of hours to help serve teas, coffees, soft drinks and snacks to visiting family members, many of whom have long distances to travel.

New Elders and Board Members: We are becoming very short of office-bearers in both Laurieston and Redding & Westquarter Churches. If you would like to find out more about what is involved in being an elder or member of the Congregational Board, please speak to the Minister or Session Clerk; likewise if there is someone whose name you would like to suggest. There may also be people who would be happy to visit elderly and housebound members without taking on the full responsibilities of eldership: please let us know if that is the case.

New members: If you are already a member of another church and wish to transfer your membership here, this is very straightforward: just let the Minister or one of the elders know.

Morning Worship next Sunday will be held at the usual time of 10a.m

Hospitals Please inform the Minister if you know of anyone who is hospitalised. Give her their names and ward number if known.

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      Laurieston Parish Parish Church of Scotland- Scottish Charity Number:  SC 007383     Redding and Westquarter, Church of Scotland-  Scottish Charity Number:  SC 008787