Current Notices

Welcome to our Church.  If you wish to know more about our activities, or any other matter, one of the Duty Team at the door will be delighted to help.


You are all warmly invited to join us for tea and coffee after this service in the Carswell Centre.


Our grateful thanks to Rev John Martindale, who is our Locum Minister during Andrew’s absence.    John’s contact details, for your information, are:  Phone:  0141 882 9932   email:


Crèche  -  We are delighted to have some of our youngest members attending crèche in the Carswell Youth Base during Sunday service.


Churchbuilders (for children and young people) continue their own activities in the Carswell Centre after the first part of this service.



EPYC - our Church Youth Group meets at 7.00pm on Sunday evenings in the Carswell Centre.  For further information, please contact James Edgar 07710 977309 or


Prayer Group meets in the Carswell Centre on Sunday mornings at 10.30am.  You are most welcome, either regularly or occasionally.


On the 3rd Sunday of each Month, we hold our Early Service at 9.30am in the Church and Kairos at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.

 Our Mid Week Service takes place on Wednesdays at 11.00am in the Carswell Centre.  Come and enjoy this shorter, relaxed service; and tea and chat afterwards.


Thanks to everyone who attended or helped at this Wednesday's Mary’s Meals lunch.  The fantastic sum of £454 was raised!   The October date is the 17th.


Our Harvest Celebration takes place Next Sunday 30th September. We welcome gifts of flowers, plants and fruit to decorate the church.   Please bring any donations to the church on Saturday 29th September, between 09.30 and 11.30.


Lodging House Mission Harvest Appeal 2018  - Next Sunday

If you are able to help with the LHM Harvest Appeal  - any donation of food (or money) will be very gratefully appreciated. The LHM relies so much on donations of food as they are now open 364 days a year and this allows them  to provide free breakfasts and lunches to homeless men and women. It would be very much appreciated if you could stick to the required items that they know they use - as this helps reduce time and space requirements enormously with sorting all the donations out (some of us know how big a task this is as we helped with this last year!!!).   You can find the list on the Church Website Home Page or there are copies available at the back of the church.  Most needed items are diluting juice, tinned meat and tinned vegetables. Please also note that tea and coffee are not required this year.


The Guild - Our 2018/19 session starts on Wednesday 3rd October and this will be an evening with the Strathaven Singers.  Meeting as usual in the Carswell Centre at 7.30pm.


Elders are reminded that the next Kirk Session Meeting will be on Thursday 4th October at 7.30pm in the Carswell Hub.  Agenda to follow. Our Moderator will be the Very Rev Bill Hewitt.


Our next Messy Church will take place in the Carswell Centre on Friday 5th September from 4 to 6pm.   Please join us to enjoy learning from the Bible, having fun with crafts and eating together in a warm and friendly environment.   Contact Kirsty Clark  as soon as possible to book your place.    We are looking for help with registration from 3.45pm to 4.15pm and would very much appreciate a couple of volunteers.  


Communion Sunday  -  7th October.   Would Elders please uplift their District Invitations from the front of the church.    Could you please also check the duty schedule and confirm to Marlyn that you are free to carry out your duty. Thanks.


Good Money Week. What does ethical investment mean? Is there a Christian response to financial problems? An open meeting arranged by Eastwood Ecumenical Peace and Justice Forum. Monday 8th October at 7.30pm. Newton Mearns Baptist church.   All welcome.



~  Training Opportunities at the Carswell Centre, 27th October 2018  ~

We have arranged 2 half-day courses at the Carswell Centre on 27th October. These have been devised and will be delivered by Church of Scotland staff in response to new Church Health and Safety Requirements.    The Courses are:-


9.30am - 1.00pm  -  Health and Safety Risk Assessment Course  -  An introductory course to Risk Assessment to address new Church of Scotland requirements.  We hope to set up small teams to carry out initial risk assessments in our Buildings.  These Risk Assessments will then be co-ordinated and monitored by our Health and Safety Administrator.  This course is open to anyone  -  from the Congregation, the Kirk Session, Church Organisations etc  -  interested in learning more.


1.30 pm - 3.30 pm  -  Basic Food Hygiene Course

This course would be useful for members of organisations (Church and others) who use our Kitchens in the Laird Halls and Carswell Centre.   Some people may wish to attend both courses, and if so we will offer a free lunch to these lucky participants!   Please advise our office by Thursday 27th September if you wish to attend either or both courses, and if you will require lunch:


We anticipate that this will be of interest to others as well, and after 27th September we will offer any remaining places to our neighbouring churches.  




“Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress.  He stilled the storm to a whisper”   Psalm 107:28f


Lord, we pray for all those who have been affected by recent storms, both at home and abroad.  Help and support those in devastated communities, and those who work to restore them.  Would you be with people experiencing the storms of life. May they know you as their life guard and strong support in times of trouble.  We pray in Jesus’ name, amen.