16/06/19 Church Family Quiz Night* Organised by the Youth Group and our Youth and Families Worker. 7.30pm Glebe St Hall. Teams no longer have to be in fours - now open to individuals etc to join - everyone welcome. Contact Iain Shaw.
23/06/19 Sunday School Promotion and Closing Service. See Special Notices for more.
23/06/19 Visit by World Vision representatives re the Walk for Water project for which we fundraised earlier this month. (See 'News' for total to date).
23/06/19 Community Link Appeal - for toileteries for Women's Aid and Lindsay House First Stop.
5/08-9/08/19 Holiday Club* For primary school age children Mon-Fri from 10am to 12noon in our Church Halls. Flyers and child registration forms available in church and on our Holiday Club page (go to Youth/'The Young at the Old'. If interested in helping out, even if only for one session/day, please contact Iain Shaw (Youth & Families Worker).
18/08/19 EKO Deadline for submitting hand/type written scripts for the September edition of the church magazine. Electronic scripts should be in by Wednesday 21st August.
General Assembly 2019
Please go to our News section for information and links to important reports from the Assembly. To quote the Life and Work Team: "Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assembly have the potential to reshape the Church of Scotland at every level". Find out how you can help our church respond ...
Art and Crafts
Poppies:Thank you to everyone who has been making poppies. Would you please have all your completed poppies in the church hall by the first week of September to allow us time to mount them for display. Many thanks, Moira Gray.
Summer Holiday Club Help Required
I am busy planning and preparing a 5-morning summer holiday club for primary school children from Monday 5th – Friday 9th August from 10am until 12noon. Information on this (and registration forms) are available on this site (go to Youth/The Young at the Old section then Holiday Club), as well as in the June EKO magazine and church intimations.
To run such an event needs a team of volunteers so please give it your prayerful consideration and if you would like to get involved in helping out, even for only one of the days, let me know Iain (Youth & Families Worker)
While Crèche continues to operate more or less as usual during the summer months, Sunday School takes a break. All our children wil receive a gift when they join us at the Promotion and Closing Service on Sunday, 23 June, 2019 during the early part of morning worship. We hope that family and friends will join us.
Thank you to everyone who has generously supported us with bronze and silver coin this year. At the time of writing we have received £111.51.
Church Activity Groups (Updated for Summer):
A summary of our activity groups for adults and children is available to download and print off - click on the 'Adults' heading and then 'Download Weekly Schedule'. But please note: many take a break over the summer. The What's On list of events will be updated as news comes in from groups. Tai Chi, Badminton and the Coffee Morning generally continue through and the Guild changes to a Summer Guild - check their details.
Christian Aid: The total from the House-to-House Collection and donations from the Congregation so far has come to an excellent £ 3,341, and proceeds from the special Christian Aid Coffee Morning on Thursday 16th May totalled £241.70. In addition we have the contributions made throughout the year in the 'wee red boxes' available in the lobby. Our final total will be announced when known. Many thanks for your generosity.
Quicker Link to 'Listen to a Service'
In response to feedback, we have made listening to a service even easier: Just Click the button on the Home page. You will find a list of services led by our Minister, recorded over the last year. Happy listening!
Tea, Coffee, Chat.....Thursday Coffee Mornings
Why stay at home by yourself on Thursday mornings? Now the weather is better, why not come along to the Glebe Street Hall, any time between 10am and 12 noon, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or tea, a wide selection of biscuits, served by cheerful waitresses who always have a kind word for people? Where else would £1 get you all of that? There’s also a stall with things for sale, often including home-made jam or even freshly picked stalks of rhubarb. And there’s a wide selection of second-hand books to suit all tastes – all for a few pence. So, come along yourself and bring a friend, or even more than one! Everyone welcome, men and women alike.
Church of Scotland Special Prayers
See our Faith Matters page and the Church of Scotland website for prayers, including one written by Moderator Rt. Rev. Susan Brown - A Brexit Prayer for Peace and Unity. As our political leaders continue to wrestle with divisions over Brexit and our changing position within Europe and beyond, a series of Brexit prayers is being published on the Church of Scotland website each week, calling for congregations to "come together" in prayer and reflection.
Glebe St Hall Storage
Please note that nothing further should be stored in the 'dunny' without permission. (Kirk Session)
Anyone interested in becoming a member of our church, or just finding out more about what it involves, is invited to speak to the Minister as we are hoping to get a group together to explore this.
Welcome to East Kilbride Old Parish Church!
Join us for worship on
Sunday Mornings from 11am – 12noon.
We hope you will feel a warmth and friendliness and that your experience of our worship together is enjoyable, meaningful and encouraging. Please also look out for activities you could be a part of during the week – there are lots of opportunities to meet with a friendly crowd! East Kilbride Old prides itself in being known as a welcoming church.
From the church of the past to the church of today…
“This website includes a section on the history of the church and its graveyard because we know may visitors are interested in this. The current building dates back to 1774 (though there has been a church on this site since pre-Reformation times).
When today’s church was built, it stood in the midst of a small village. Today it stands in the midst of a large new town with a population of around 75,000 people.
Beautiful as it is however, our church is not the building, but the people. Within that building, there is a warm church family. People of all ages meet together, all striving to reach out to the community we serve in the Village area and East Mains.
We have active organisations for children and adults, giving a wealth of opportunities for fellowship and sharing, and everyone is assured of a warm welcome.”
Rev. Anne Paton