Due to repair works on the access ramp to the church hall all organisations which use the hall will not be meeting for the week beginning 3rd October. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes and hope to be back to normal as soon as possible.
Update: The congregation voted to accept the proposed change to the unitary constitution. This has now been approved by Clyde Presbytery.
The church Trustees recently decided to change the church constitution and move to a Unitary Constitution. The final decision ultimately lies with church members and adherents. Correspondence has been sent out explaining this decision in more detail.
There will be a congregational meeting after worship on Sunday 8th May to allow members and adherents to vote. Anyone who cannot attend the meeting can ask for a ballot paper which must be returned by the time of the meeting. Please ask your elder of one of the Session Clerks for a ballot paper.
We will be holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Renfrewshire Foodbank in the church hall on Saturday 13th August, 10am -12pm.
Meanwhile, collections continue on a weekly basis. Donations can be dropped off in the vestibule of the church hall every Sunday morning.
Much Needed Items
Items that are in short supply right now are:
Long Life Milk
Small Diluting Juice
Since we started live streaming services from church the audio service via the telephone has ended. Audio from the latest service is now available from the website.
Listen direct from the website or download it to a memory stick for anyone you think will appreciate it.
Please note that it could be up 48 hours after the service before audio becomes available.
As Stephen mentioned during our recent Communion service we were contacted earlier in the year by a lady who had bought a communion chalice in a charity shop in Norfolk. Further investigation of the cup revealed that it was engraved "Kilbarchan Baptist Church 1904". The lady contacted us thinking it may be ours and expressing a desire to return it to us. Kilbarchan Baptist Church was situated where the Guide Centre now sits. The Chalice was engraved to mark the reopening of the Baptist Church in 1904. Unfortunately the church closed down and was finally demolished in the 1950s. We are grateful to Susan and Bernard for returning the cup to the village and were pleased to welcome it to our communion table at our recent communion service.
Admin is painfully aware that some of the content included in the Groups & Organisations page is out of date. Can all church organisations please have a look and let admin know of any changes that are required? Thanks
We operate a Covid Sense approach in our buildings. Face coverings are optional. If you prefer to wear a mask and would prefer a space where you will not be surrounded by others who choose not to then the front few pews on the right side of the church are set aside for this purpose. We are still operating distancing measures and you will notice that every second pew has been closed for use. We hope that these measures will help make everyone attending church feel as comfortable as possible.
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