LEGACY In a letter to all members in September, I let you know that the Kirk Session had agreed that redeveloping and extending the current sanctuary building was their preferred option for the future. The letter explained that this would mean retaining the current sanctuary building, removing the pews and adding an extension on the manse side to comprise a multi-purpose hall, toilets, office, meeting areas and soft play space. The resultant building would meet our needs and provide us with a modern, fit for purpose community church complex while at the......
The Kirk Session met on 4th November with 44 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: The Kirk Session noted the busy schedule of December Christmas Services and that the church choir was rehearsing for the Nine Lessons and Carols which was taking place on the 15th December at 10.30am. Messy Church continues to attract an average attendance of 35 children and 15 adults. Outreach: The Befrienders Coordinator is keen to hear of anyone in the congregation who would benefit from a Befriender or from anyone who would......
KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 15th April with 41 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: Greenbank held Lenten Bible Studies following the topic, “The Mystery of God”, chosen by Clarkston Churches Together. The group met on a Saturday morning and enjoyed a lively discussion with warm fellowship. Similar Groups met in churches on different days and times and in the White Cart and Overlee. The idea being that you could attend any of the venues at a time or......
LEGACY UPDATE For a number of reasons beyond our control, the Kirk Session has come to the view that proceeding with its preferred option of creating a new church on the site opposite Williamwood High School is likely to result in a high risk of delay and too large a funding gap to make it feasible. The Session however remains committed to the aim of creating a sustainable, worshipping congregation for future generations and so has gone back to the other options in the architect’s original feasibility report, ie, building a new church on our existing site, probably on the manse site, or re-designing the......
KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 4th February with 54 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: Among the worship s was one from the choir which held another successful Nine Lessons and Carols in December. As always new members are welcome to join. The choir meets on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm. Other Christmas services were also well attended including the Watchnight service and the participation of young people in the service was welcomed. Thanks were also expressed to Lorna......
The Kirk Session met on 5th November with 53 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: Among the worship reports was one from Messy Church which is proving very successful with about 35 children attending the last meeting. Thanks were expressed to members of the Worship Group for leading two of the morning services in October. Outreach: The Kirk Session received a report from our representative at Glasgow North East Foodbank where more donations and volunteers are required. If you can help contact Alex Howie via the Church......
On Sunday, 25th February, six members of the congregation, Lynn Armstrong, Graeme and Helen Bradshaw, David Mitchell and Laura and Fraser Simpson were ordained as elders. Jeanette Mackay, who has been an elder for 35 years at St James in Paisley, was admitted as an elder in Greenbank. Here’s the low down on them. Lynn Armstrong Lynn was honoured and humbled (and terrified) when asked to be an elder. She was christened and went through Sunday School at Greenbank Church, many years ago. She met her dear husband Craig at Orchardhill Church.......
KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 6th February with 44 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: The Kirk Session received reports on the services over the Christmas period including the well- attended Family Nativity Service, Nine Lessons and Carols, Watchnight Service and Christmas Day Services. Over Lent it is the intention to promote House Groups in addition to the Saturday morning group. Volunteers were called for to host the groups during the Lent period. Messy Church continues to attract good......
The Kirk Session met on 6th November with 48 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: The Worship Group had conducted morning services on 1st and 8th October when the minister was on holiday. Thanks were expressed for this and especially to Ron Livingston and Helen Howard for delivering the sermon. The Saturday Morning Book Club continues to meet and anyone is welcome to come along for breakfast at 8.45am followed by an hour of discussion. A report was received from Messy Church which has an average attendance......
KIRK SESSION – WHAT DO THEY TALK ABOUT? The Kirk Session met on 7th February with 56 members attending and they discussed a wide range of issues. Worship: Gillian Foy was thanked by the Moderator for agreeing to take up the post of Prayer Promoter. The choir had a very successful and well attended Nine Lessons in Carols service although there was great sadness at the death in January of long standing member, Florence Denholm. An appeal was made for new members to join the choir – if you would like more......