Sunday 13 October 2019


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.

The Guild  next meet on Tuesday 15th.October at 7pm in the Hall .Their guest is Charlene Condeco. All are welcome. This year The Guild are supporting Mary’s meals Backpack project by collecting school bags and backpacks and  items as per the list below.

Backpack, notepad, pencils, pens, crayons, eraser, ruler, sharpener, pencil case, towel, shorts or skirt, t-shirt or dress, flip flops or sandals, small ball e.g. tennis ball, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, spoon. A box for items will be available in church till the end of November. Clothing items should be suitable for ages 4 to 12.  

Sacrament of Holy Communion will  be celebrated here in Laurieston next Sunday 20th October at 10am

Alpha Course in Brightons Church:  Wednesday evenings 18 September - 23 November 2019.  Exploration of basics of Christian faith.

Proceeds to the Refurbishment Fund. A small number of purses and other items made in the Church of Scotland tartan are available for sale in the coffee area of the church. 

The joint Board meeting with Redding and Westquarter will be on Wednesday 25th September at 7pm in Redding church hall .If you are unable to attend can you please inform Margaret Ferguson.

The Guild are supporting Mary’s Meals by collecting school bags and items to go in them such as pencils, notebooks, crayons and other school items. Clothing such as Tshirts and shorts as well as toiletries (toothpaste and brushes, hand towels and faceclothes) would be greatly appreciated.

There will be a meeting of the Guild on Tuesday afternoon at 2pm in the Hall.

News from South Africa, Easter 2019

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