To post church notices here: contact Christine B direct, especially if urgent (details on back of EKO). Alternatively, click on 'Contact Us' in the menu and the message will go via the Church Office.
Dates for your diary
20/5/18 EKO Magazine Deadline for handwritten or typed items. (The following Wednesday for 'electronic copy').
12/6/18 Coalburn Silver Band Concert. Tickets will be on sale soon, or pay at the door.
Group Taking Summer Breaks
Many, but not all, of our church groups take breaks over the summer. We will update our calendar (What's On and View More Events) as soon as we learn of changes.
Christian Aid Week (13th-19th May):
House-to-House Collection across the week. We could use more helpers - please speak to Mary Smith (or use 'Contact Us').
The Big Sing: Christian Aid Sunday (13th), a Choir made up of singers from many of the local Churches will lead “The Big Sing”,for Christian Aid. This year it will be in our own Old Parish, and will be conducted jointly by Mary Coles of Greenhills Church and Colin Thomas, our own Organist and Choirmaster.
Thursday Coffee Morning (10th) in support of Christian Aid, with some extra stalls. Details above in 'Dates for your diary'.
Prayer requests can be left in the box on the shelf beside the visitors’ book, or in the box upstairs. Requests should mention first name only of person to be prayed for and reason for the prayer.
World Mission Stamp Appeal
Please keep putting your used stamps into the boxes at the Church vestibule and hall, and into the pocket on the notice board at the Glebe St Hall. See our 'News' section for more detail on beneficiaries.
As the work needed on the Manse is about to start, please note that as from 7thMay, the Minister’s address will change (details from the Church Office). Her phone number remains the same.
Scottish Country Dancing
We wish Janette Shiach well in her retirement after many years of teaching Scottish Country Dancing in our church, and welcome Dorothy Cumming who has agreed to take over when the group returns in September.
Consultation re Sound System for Glebe St Hall
Organisations using the Glebe St Hall will be consulted in the not too distant future on their thoughts about a sound system - whether they would benefit from having one, and if so, in what way. Their delegates will visit with the appropriate form.
*** Closing Date was12th May.***
VACANCY: YOUTH & FAMILY WORKER
£22,266 per annum, pro-rata (Full- or Part-time by negotiation):
Temporary for 12months, with review towards the end of that period.
We are looking for a Youth and Family Worker to strengthen links with families in the community through increasing the range of activities and support the church currently offers to families and young people. The post will be either full-time or part-time as agreed by negotiation with the successful applicant.
Informal enquiries may be made to our Minister, Rev Anne Paton.
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