Harvest Thanksgiving 30 September 2018 & notices

Today was our Harvest Thanksgiving services followed by a soup & sandwich lunch. Any food donations will be given to the North Ayrshire Food Bank in Ardrossan. Grateful thanks to everyone who contributed.


The Guild meet this coming Wednesday (3rd October). The speaker will be Richard Wiggan who will talk about the Street Pastors movement. All are very welcome to come along and listen.

CrossReach Christmas card catalogues and order forms are available in the hall lobby.

Tickets for the Fashion Shown on 24th October from 7.30 pm can be purchased from Nan or Evelyn at £5.00 each (includes refreshments).

The Session meet on Tuesday 16th October from 7 pm. Board members, and anyone else who is interested, is encouraged to come along where the 5-year plan will be under discussion.

The Community Cafe now has its own page within ‘Organisations’. Please do have a look at the photographs from last Wednesday’s gathering.

CrossReach Christmas cards

Yes, it’s that time again. I will have the CrossReach Christmas Cards catalogues available from beginning of September. Over the years we have greatly supported the work of CrossReach by buying cards etc. I hope that this will be another good year. Do pick up a catalogue or have a look at the sample cards which I hope to have on display later. The cards are good value and good quality. No p&p as I distribute them. Payment only on receipt of order. Please do support this good cause.

Many thanks.

Evelyn Slater

Presbytery Elder from September 2018 magazine

Presbytery Report

Presbytery has been in recess since June and will recommence with a meeting on 4th Sept. when Rev Tanya Webster will be installed as the Moderator of Ardrossan Presbytery in succession to Rev David Watson.

At the June meeting Representatives of Milala Presbytery were present and addressed and sang for Presbytery

It was agreed that recognition would be made of service in all areas of ministry at 25 years, 40 years, 50 years, 60 years and 70 years. You might be interested of a few listed Andrew Taylor 59 years, Ross Mitchell 46, Alan Ford 41, Alan Ward 40, David Watson 30.

Approval was given for St Cuthbert’s to get a reduction of contributions in Ministries and Mission of £5397 for the setup of a community cafe and Notice Boards.

Provisional arrangements were made for a Conference to be held in  September to discuss the future of the church within the Presbytery. This has now been postponed until February 9th in West Kilbride Parish Church.

Congregations will be asked to consider all of their facilities including buildings and look at possibilities of working together – looking forward – who are going to be the office bearers in 10 or 15 years.

William Parker    Presbytery Elder

More notices from September 2018 magazine

Community Cafe 

Wed 12th & 26th September.  11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Call in, catch up, fill up and relax in great company. A great way to meet friends and pass the day

Sample Menu
Special      £3.50
Mince & Tatties
Soup £1.50
Sandwiches £1.50
Cake £0.50
Tea & Coffee £1.00 Free refill

Before the summer break we had visit from the Fire Brigade who gave advice on safety within the home.

Donations of home baking, books and magazines gratefully appreciated. Ever fancied being a waiter/waitress? Now’s your chance! Special request?  Just let us know

Looking forward to meeting you all.

 Angela Beattie      

 Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal

Leaflets are available in the church vestibules and hall for this year’s appeal. Filled boxes should be returned to the church by the end of October. Alternatively items for the boxes should be handed in by the middle of October. Follow THIS LINK for more information too.

Please see Ann Turner if you have any queries. Empty boxes are always needed so if you have any spare please hand them in to the church.

Ann Turner

Safeguarding Training

Safeguarding Training for new volunteers and volunteers wishing update training will take place on Saturday 13th October 2018 in Kirkgate Parish Church.

Time:    9.45 am registration for prompt 10 am start until 1 pm.

Anyone wishing to attend the above Training please contact Maureen Crilley, Safeguarding Co-ordinator ASAP