Dunlop Parish Church
Sunday 3rd September 2017
Scottish Charity No: 000447
Readings: Romans 12: 1 - 8 Matthew 16: 13 - 20
Praise : 198, 633, 200, 542, 502
You are warmly invited to join us for tea or coffee in the servery area of the church after the service.
Monthly Evening Service first Wednesday of the month – this coming Wednesday.
From September onwards, there will be another opportunity for worship - a chance to meet less formally to think and talk about what the Bible has to say to us about our daily living, and how that affects the way we respond to the many and varied challenges faced by our world today.
These Wednesday services will differ from our usual Sunday worship in two key respects - we won’t be singing, although we may sometimes listen to music, and there will be the chance to talk during the service about the scriptures and how we think about them. Discussion will be very much encouraged, but is not compulsory! These services will last around 20 - 30 minutes, and will include times of listening, silence, speaking, prayer and contemplation.
The first of these monthly meetings will take place in the Rear Church Hall at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 6th September.
It would be lovely to see you there! Alison
Exploring the Bible will resume on Tuesday 12th September. Caldwell vestry at 10.15am. All welcome.
The next meeting of the Dunlop Alzheimer’s Circle of Friends Musical Minds will be on
Thursday, 14th September 2017, in the church hall from 2pm-4pm.
The group is meant for anyone affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, but all who are interested will be made very welcome.
Eddie, Bill and Andy will provide the music. Contact Susan Shorrock 482109 or Jean Spence 428593
Churches on the Air Event – Saturday 9 September 2017
From 10am until 4pm on Saturday, 9th September, Dunlop Church will participate in the ‘Churches on the Air’ Event.
The annual event is organised by radio enthusiasts who are also active Church members in order to exchange messages of greeting and fellowship between Churches of all denominations throughout the UK. Last year we exchanged greetings with over twenty other Churches from various denominations throughout the UK using the special callsign GB0DPK. Contact was also made with a number of stations in Europe and further afield.
The event will also aim to demonstrate to young (and not so young!) people a little of the origins and technology of the radio communications we all now take for granted.
All are welcome to come and see the station in action. It will be located next to the Church from 10a.m. with tea and coffee being available for visitors inside from 2pm to 4pm.
Today - 28th Annual Ayrshire Doors Open Days (Organised by Kyle and Carrick Civic Society)
Free access is available to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland. All are of architectural or cultural interest and many are not normally accessible to the general public. Last year, more than 6,500 people visited the 50 Ayrshire venues open to the public. www.doorsopendays.org.uk (leaflet at the back).
Dunlop Kirk is participating today from 1-4pm. The church is a ‘B’ listed building with 27 outstanding stained glass windows to appreciate. Adjacent to the Church are the Clandeboyes Hall and the Hans Hamilton Tomb, both ‘A’ listed buildings. Tea and coffee will be available and guides will be on hand to show visitors around the church and churchyard.
Everyone is very welcome to join our morning services at 11.30am and the church is also open every Sunday afternoon until the end of October, from 2-4pm.
The Board and Session will meet on Wednesday, 6th September in the rear church hall at 7.30pm.