Messy Church

mc_logo_s

We have times for fun, worship and friendship for preschool children and parents or carers on Tuesdays at 1:00pm.  The next meeting is on Tuesday 9th February from 1 – 2.30 pm.

This is a chance for children to learn through play and crafts, work together as they are able and enjoy songs and stories connected with faith. Parents and carers have a chance to play with their children and talk to each other over tea and cakes and worship with their children. It is open to all preschool children and parents/carers. Hope to see you there.

PIE, PINT & PARABLE

Pie and pintOn Wednesday 17 February at 7pm, we are hosting our next pie, pint and parable evening, in the First Edition, Bank Street, Kilmarnock. First Edition has a pie and pint evening on a Wednesday, which offers a selection of pies and drinks for £5.99. The evening will be informal and while sharing food and a drink we will consider one of Jesus’ parables with some points for discussion. It is open to all, but it would be great if you were attending if you could bring along someone who has lost contact with the church or has no contact with church at all! For further information please speak to the minister or Gary Noonan.

New Day

rsz_1rsz_20160304_113839New Day follows the experience of three friends in their search for answers as they are faced with grief, a struggle with identity and unexpected illness.

Performed by an enthusiastic cast of young Christians, this inspirational musical tackles hard questions in such a way that may cause you to consider each day in a new light!

Tickets £10 each and available at http://www.actoffaith.co.uk/tickets or from the theatre box office.

The Mitchell Theatre – Friday 5 & Saturday 6 February

Eastwood Park Theatre – Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 February

East Kilbride Village Theatre – Friday 26 & Saturday 27 February

Motherwell Theatre – Friday 18 & Saturday 19 March

Bible Study for Lent – The Psalms “Prayers for today’s church.”

Bible_Study_Feb_2016Our Bible Study for Lent is the York course “The Psalms – Prayers for today’s church”The studies are held on a Thursday evening between 7.30 – 9.00 pm. These will start on 18 February and run for 5 weeks. Course Booklets priced £4 can be easily ordered.All are welcome so come along and share discussion and learning together.

See Ian Rennie for further information.

Howard Centre – Broken Chains Co-ordinator

An Opportunity to Serve

You may already have heard of, or taken part in, Broken Chains which meets at the Howard Centre in Kilmarnock every Sunday afternoon between 3.15 and 4.45pm.

At Broken Chains, we aim to assist people of Kilmarnock and surrounding area who are marginalised through homelessness or substance misuse.  We seek to create a safe place for people to meet and attend a short period of worship followed, at 4pm by a two course nutritional hot meal.

Volunteers from different churches and denominations in Ayrshire support Broken Chains through service and preparation of the meal.

Our Co-ordinators have a key role in Broken Chains – as members of our Committee which meets every two months or so to discuss and plan, and also by taking on one Sunday each month as their “own”.  This means coming along at 2pm to set up, pray with the kitchen team before the doors open, and either lead worship themselves or arrange for someone else to lead worship, then at the end of the afternoon ensure everything is cleared away, usually finishing up not long after 5pm.

We are currently looking for the right person to act as Co-ordinator on the second Sunday of each month.  If you are interested in this form of ministry and service, or know someone who might be, then please contact Rev Alison McBrier at the Howard Centre.  You can get in touch with her by phoning 01563 541337, or emailing her at amcbrier@churchofscotland.org.uk.