Notices from September 2018 magazine

Harvest Thanksgiving

The Harvest Thanksgiving will be on Sunday 30 September. Donated items will be gifted to the local Foodbank.

Sunday School

The Sunday School begins the new session on 2nd September when we look forward to welcoming back our members and extend a warm welcome to any boys and girls from the age of 2 to 11 to join us.

We hope you all enjoyed the lovely summer.

Sunday School Teachers

Afternoon Club

The Afternoon Club resumes on Monday 3rd of September, 2-4 pm. Please do come along and join us if you would like to play bridge, board games or knit and natter!  It is always nice to see new members.

All are welcome.

Nan Smith

Country Dance Club

The club commences on Monday 10 September 2018 at 7.30pm.  New members are always welcome even if you have not danced for many years. It is good mental and physical exercise.

The club is open to everyone not only church members so please come along and give us a try.

Ann Turner 


The choir will be back “in residence” on Sunday 2 September with practices resuming also that day at 10.15 prompt in the small hall. I have certainly missed hearing the choir sing over the last two months so it will be lovely to have them back to lead our praise.

Anyone wishing to join the choir will be made most welcome – no choir experience required!

September Anthems

2/9      Lead me Lord                   Wesley       

9/9      My life flows on               Hymn 565                                                             

16/9    Christ be with me            Norman Bowman

23/9    There is a longing           Hymn 720 

30/9   God’s will for creation    Hymn 136                                                                                                                                                                  

Rosemary Smith

Men’s Club

The Men’s Club will re-commence on Tuesday 25th Sept. from 7 – 9 pm, every 2 weeks. We have a wide and varied programme and all are invited to attend.

25th Sept.  Discussion/Blether

9th Oct.      My Journalistic Experiences – Stewart Nicol

23rd Oct.   Slides of Hong Kong/Talk – R.Brown

6th Nov.     Photographs & Music around Scotland – Bea Nicholson

As usual tea/coffee & biscuits       

Tom Sommerville

Boys Brigade

1st Saltcoats Boys Brigade has restarted for the new session. P1-3 boys meet on Thursday night from 6.30-7.30 pm, P4-6 boys on Friday night from 6.30-8 pm and P7 and older boys from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Gordon Cunningham Captain

Girls’ Brigade

Dear Friends, 

Regretably, I have to inform you that due to current staffing issues which we have tried our best to resolve the Girls’ Brigade is not able to resume following the summer holidays.  It is the hope of everyone connected with the company that Girls’ Brigade will be able to start up again in the near future. Meanwhile if you would like to consider becoming a Commissioned Officer or Auxiliary Helper further information can be found on the GB Scotland website or feel free to speak to me anytime.

Lorna Hamilton.  

The Guild

The Guild commences on Wednesday September 5., and we look forward to welcoming everyone back after the summer break. We start the new session with a short talk on the theme for this year. This is Seeking the Way, given by our Minister Rev. Sarah Nicol. We are delighted Sarah is to be our opening speaker, and she will be sure of a warm welcome.

On September 19, Alison Montgomery will be with us, telling about the trials and tribulations of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Remember the Guild is open to everyone, so do come along to any meeting that interests you. You will be made most welcome.

We meet at 2pm on the 1st. and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

 Sheila Sarginson.