Sunday 11 March 2018
For those unable to make the Service today a copy of the Service is available here
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
Musical evening - Friday 16 March, 7 p.m.: in Slamannan Church, with joint choir, Sophie McClements and friends, Philip Hacking + community singing
News from South Africa, December 2017
Rev. Graham Duncan’s newsletter is available here.
See Organisations for full details
A copy of the accounts is available here
News from South Africa, June 2017
Rev. Graham Duncan is now officially retired, but seems to be working as hard as ever. On 13 March, the opening of the Centenary Year of the Faculty of Theology, he presented the Vice Chancellor and Principal with a copy of the Centenary book he has edited. That same afternoon, at a symposium in his honour, Graham was presented with a Festchrift (a collection of essays) written by over 60 colleagues from South Africa and around the world. At a conference on 'Deconstructing the Past', he presented a paper on the complicity of South African Presbyterianism with apartheid', and he has been commissioned by the church to oversee production of a history of Presbyterianism in South Africa, to mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in 1999. He still teaches, and does research, and was proud to see two of his students awarded doctoral degrees. Sandra continues to offer hospitality to the many guests who come to visit, and works with Violet Mashao at Mamelodi, helping with the orphaned children's feeding project. More news and photos in the Newsletter, available from the minister
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.
Freewill Offering - Have you ever noticed that there are a few people in the Church who put nothing in the Offering on a Sunday and simply pass the plate to the person sitting next to them? Don`t worry as this is because more and more members are making their offerings direct to the Redding and Westquarter Church bank account. If you would like to make your offering in this way please contact the Treasurer who will give you all the details.
Church website – Our website is up and running and is constantly being updated the address is, www.laurredwest-churches.org.uk. If you have any information, photos etc. for Redding and Westquarter page, please pass them to William Scott.