27 October 2019

Today saw the dedication of the 1st Saltcoats Boys’ Brigade (BB). Their colours were presented during the first hymn “All my hope on God is founded”. Later during the service, the BB leaders confirmed that they would, by their work and example, seek to advance Christ’s Kingdom and work in partnership with the Church to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and by prayer and personal preparation seek to equip themselves in every possible way for this service. The boys present stood to affirm their promise to be a loyal member of The Boys’ Brigade and to support the activities of the Company.

Finally, the congregation were asked to stand and promise to support the work of our Company of The Boys’ Brigade and to pray for its Leaders and Boys that God will keep them Sure and Steadfast in their faith. Unfortunately, a significant number of boys were missing from the service but those who managed to come ably reflected their commitment.

The colours were returned to the BB leaders during their anthem “Will your anchor hold” and were paraded out of the church to the National Anthem.


Next Sunday (3rd November) there will be a short informal communion service directly after the main service. This will take place below the chancel steps. All are very welcome to remain behind. This will be repeated on Sunday 1st December.

Congregational members were reminded of the upcoming Clothes Show on Tuesday coming (29th October). Tickets are £5.00, including refreshments, and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will go to church funds.

This week’s Men’s Group meeting will be on Thursday 31st October (not Tuesday 29th) and the guest speaker will be Rev Sarah Nicol speaking about growing up in Africa. All are very welcome.

Parker’s Preserves have raised a magnificent £610.00 towards church funds. Grateful thanks to Muriel and William Parker for their tasty produce!

Blythswood Shoe Box appeal contributions must be returned by next Sunday. More information can be found HERE.

The November edition of the Church Magazine is now available. An electronic copy can be picked up from the Magazine page.