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Welcome to Mearns Kirk, an ancient church in the midst of a modern thriving suburb of Glasgow.

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A Word From Bob

I said I would keep everyone posted re my university course and I am happy to announce that I passed. It was not an easy subject but it was very interesting and very relevant to my future as a minister. Thank you all for your support and encouragement over the past year. I doubt I could have succeeded without it.
Now that I am in the probationary phase of my training I will be about the parish more and I have already started a short series of presentations on Monday evenings. These have been very well attended and I would like to thank everyone who has been able to come along for their input. For this initial run of presentations I have focused on aspects of our faith and worship which we encounter regularly but perhaps don’t get enough opportunities to delve into a little more deeply. Thus far we have discussed the Trinity, the Nicene Creed and one of Jesus’ more difficult parables. The conversation has been lively and there have been many fascinating questions brought up. I have left each meeting with a lot to ponder.
This set of presentations will run till Advent but I hope to do further sets in 2016 and will keep you posted.
God bless you all.

Christmas Fayre in the Hall
28th November
10:00am in the Church Hall

Church Services

Our Gift Services are on 6th December, when folks are encouraged to bring a gift for children aged 0-16 years, marking on the gift tag whether it is for a boy or a girl and for what age.  To ensure your gifts reach children in Glasgow who are most in need, we will pass them on to other organisations to distribute. Most gifts are given for very young children but it would be appreciated if some of you would buy a gift for 11-16 year age range (e.g. clothing, hats and gloves) so that they are not left out. Your generosity in recent years has been very much appreciated by children and parents who are less fortunate than ourselves.

The following Sunday has a traditional advent service in the Church at 9.30 a.m., a Café Church Service in the Hall at 11 a.m., and our Candles, Carols and Communion Service in the Church at 6.30 p.m. The Nativity Play is on 20th at 10.30 a.m.  This is always a wonderful service! Watchnight as usual takes place on 24th at 11.30 p.m. and the Christmas Day service is at 10.30 a.m.

More information on all services on the Church Services webpage.

Used Stamp Appeal

It is that time of year when we are sending and receiving Christmas Cards, usually with a stamp on the envelope received. It would boost the response to the appeal if more people could cut the stamps off the envelopes leaving about 1 cm (1/2 inch) of border.
We have had an excellent response from the congregation to this ongoing appeal, including two people handing in stamp albums. All stamps are suitable whether old or new, British or foreign. Thank you to everyone who regularly hands in stamps in the vestibule.

Mearns Kirk
Woman’s Guild

Victorian Christmas Fayre

Saturday 28th November

Church Hall

10 a.m.  - 12 noon

£2 adults       £1   children

(including coffee and cake)

Your Elder and the Newsletter

Your Elder will see you 2-3 times a year
If you still wish to receive the paper newsletter then this will be delivered to you each month they are published - 9 times a year. Delivery could be by an Elder or a volunteer.
The electronic newsletter will come as a PDF attachment sent via email or it can also be accessed via the church website.

For those people who have opted for no visit and an electronic newsletter you will be given the contact name and number for an Elder but you will not be visited unless you request a visit.

Anyone who wishes the e-Newsletter only should fill in the form on the Contact Us webpage or email the church office

Winter Newsletters

The December Newsletter is now available online here DecNewsletter. The November edition is still available here NovNewsletter. If you wish to download, please right click and save target as...

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ith warm Christian greetings,
Joe Kavanagh

Mearns Kirk  - Charity Number SC007125

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