Rev Dr. Ruth Morrison
We are recipients of God’s good news and as such, we remember Jesus’ command to his followers to ‘go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation’ (Mark 16.15). Sometimes that will need no words but will show itself in action. The kind deeds we do and love we have for one another.
The way we live out justice and mercy (Fairtrade Fortnight is nearly here). And, the decisions we make about the environment (Earth Hour is fast approaching). However, sometimes it will mean using words and talking about our faith openly and honestly with those who are interested – and not just in church. That’s not always an easy thing to do, but it is part of being a follower of Jesus and sharing the good news is what we are called to do.
There are over 200 people in our congregation from all areas of the town but mainly from Dalmuir, Mountblow and Old Kilpatrick.
Average Sunday morning attendances are around 80 including all age groups. The children are present for the first part of the service and then leave the service for their own classes. There are Creche facilities for pre-school age children at each service.
Tea/coffee is served each Sunday after our morning service providing a time for fellowship and conversation.
A Congregation with Charity
The congregation has a very big heart and provides much charitable giving, both locally and overseas. We have just completed a three year overseas mission programme supporting the Emanuel Hospice and the Christian Agency for Social Action (CASA) in Oradea, Romania for which we raised £18,000.
We also support local charities such as Erskine Hospital, St. Margaret of Scotland Hospice and the Preshal Trust. Once a month, we provide a short service of worship at Frank Downie House, a local care home.
A Congregation with Music
Music is an important part of our worship and we have an electronic piano/keyboard. Our services are enhanced by DB Voices, who periodically sing at the start of our service. The Church is fitted with a new sound system and there is an acoustic loop for those with hearing aids.