Dates for your diary
8/10/17 Harvest Sunday - envelopes issued in EKO or picked up at church can be returned this week or next. Contributions will be divided equally between Loaves and Fishes (a local group who run one of the food banks in East Kilbride), and Christian Aid, who have issued an emergency appeal after all the disastrous flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India.
9/10/17 MEN'S ASSOCIATION URGENT NOTICE: The first meeting of the new session has unfortunately had to be CANCELLED. We will see you in two weeks time Instead. Sorry for the disappointment.
12/10/17 First meeting of New Members Group - 7.30pm in the Lounge Area of the Lower Hall. See below for more detail.
17/10/17 Prayer Group now meets meets FORTNIGHTLY in the Lounge Area, Lower Hall after Sunday ServIce
EKO Magazine: Deadline for submissions for the November edition are 22 October (hard copy) and 25 October (electronic).
1/11/17 POSTPONED SEE BELOW Kirk Session 7.30pm Lower Hall - Elders please note.
4/11/17 Early Notice: Exclusive Evening of Music and Art in aid of Kilbryde Hospice Glebe St Hall. (See 'News' section for more).
4/11/17 and 5/11/17 14th East Kilbride Community Arts Exhibition returns - Glebe St Hall (See 'News' section for more).
5/11/17 New Members admittance will take place with the Session gathering at 10.45am - Elders please note.
8/11/17 NEW DATE: The next meeting of the Kirk Session has been rescheduled to 8 November.
25/11/17 Christmas Fayre
The Minister: The congregation has been told of our Minister's recent serious fall while travelling. More details are given in the Pastoral Letter at the end of our 'News' section.
News at 8 Oct 2017: The Presbytery has appointed an Interim Moderator (Rev Sarah Ross, Blantyre Old) to help us during Anne's absence.
New Members Group:
1) Thinking about becoming a member of the Church or know someone who is? You do not need to be sure... maybe you are just interested in finding out what is involved.
2) Joined us in the recent past and not been to a new members' group yet?
3) New to our congregation and want to learn about the Old Parish, its mission and service?
Four meetings are planned, starting Thursday 12th October, 7.30pm in the Lounge Area of the Church Halls.
Please telephone Stewart Smith, or speak to him (or a Duty Elder) after Church.
Calls for help:
1) Church Cleaning Teams - only twice a year for a couple of hours. Please speak to Lorraine Muir, David Kent, any elder, or use the website 'Contact Us' button.
2) Property Matters: Any member with any experience in the building trades and who would be able to help with church property matters, please contact Jim Colthart.
3) Helpers needed for table service at the Art Exhibition. Please add your name to the notice in the Lower Hall. Thanks.
ECO Tip: Help save the planet! Special envelopes available on both Church Hall Glebe Street Hall noticeboards for recycling old mobile phones and used printer ink cartridges.
The Minister's Pastoral Letters are available to read in our 'News' section. (Not published July and August).
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