23 00 Community Carol Singing
23 30 Watchnight Service
Sunday Worship is cancelled until further notice.
All hall lets for the West Halls & Killellan Halls are cancelled until further notice.
Each week a podcast will be available from 10 p.m. on the Saturday evening.
Media Meeting Thursday 29th March 18 30 Killellan Halls
Sunday 11 November 2018
Kirk Session Meeting Wednesday 23 October 19 00 West Halls
Sunday 15 March 2020
This week the church flowers
were kindly gifted by
The Minister will be on holiday from Sunday 19 July - Monday 10 August.
Emergency pastoral cover is being undertaken by
Rev. Dr. Alistair Shaw, Johnstone St. Paul's (01505)321632
Saturday 23 February
West Halls, Main Street, Houston
10.30 a.m. - 12 noon
Tickets : Adult £2.50/Child £1
Tickets will be on sale at the back of the church from Sunday 10 February
Indonesian Tsunami Christian Aid Appeal
Houston and Killellan Kirk is supporting the appeal to help the hundreds of thousands of desperate survivors needing water, food and shelter.
If you would like to donate, please give what you can at the Church or at
Sunday 16 September 2018
in aid of the
Trussell Trust Local Foodbank
Come and join us this Sunday at 11 a.m. for our Harvest Thanksgiving service.
We will be gathering in the harvest that we are donating to the local Trussell Trust Foodbank, and blessing it as it goes.
This week we will be looking at the real miracles as Jesus feeds the 5000, the first miracle is that Jesus actually cared for those on the sidelines…because first century gods were for the rich and powerful not people like that crowd.
The second miracle, in loving your neighbour and sharing what you have, there is harvest enough for all. This is not a story of a magician who exponentially increased loaves and fish…it a story of compassion, loving your neighbour, relationships and sharing.
So come you thankful people come…let us love, care and share and there will be a harvest for all. See you on Sunday…it’s going to be great!
Houston & Killellan Kirk Carnival 2018
A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED ORGANISE THE 2018 KIRK CARNIVAL AND THOSE WHO CAME ALONG.
The Kirk Carnival is a massive team effort and we are hugely grateful to the Carnival Committee and the very willing groups behind them who have worked so hard. We achieve so much as a team and it has been a real pleasure to be joint coordinators. Special thanks are due to last year’s coordinators Jim McLaughlin and Kate Jackson for their support.
We have raised money this time for “Kirk and Community Projects” and we have provided a showcase for the activities of the Kirk.
An up-to-date total will be shown by clicking on the CARNIVAL icon on the homepage.
2018 Carnival photos can be viewed under Photo/Video --> Photographs --> Carnival 2018.
Mike Farley and Maggie Deans
We are looking for volunteers to sell advertising for the Carnival Programme and also looking for new businesses and organisations who might want to advertise in this year's programme.
Please contact Bill Manley if you are able to help/wish to advertise.
Bill Manley Telephone (01505) 615825
Sunday 2 September 2018
Come and join us this Sunday at 11 a.m. for a busy all-age service.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism; we look forward to welcoming baby Jessica’s friends and family to the service.
It is also our cradle roll service, and Sunday Club re-dedication service, as we celebrate those who have been baptised in the past and look forward to worshipping and growing with our young church in the future.
In baptism, song and drama, we will look at the significance of promises…the daily ones we make and break…the one’s we all make in baptism…and the one Jesus gives that he will be with us always.
Come along and join us you are…it’s for all ages…it’ll be chaos …but we can promise it’ll be fun!
Harvest Thanksgiving Service
Sunday 15 September 2019
Soup, bread, cheese and something sweet with your tea/coffee
Please let us know if you are coming.
Scavenger Hunt and Beetle Drive
Saturday 27th October
at 6 p.m.
The West Halls
Bring along your completed Scavenger Hunt form and enjoy a Beetle Drive.
Scavenger forms will be available at the Kirk or from the uniformed organisations before the October school holiday.
No charge, just come along and have fun!
FAMILY FUN NIGHT
Sunday 11 June
Visit to Houston of our missionary partners
Ida & Keith Waddell
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing hundreds and affecting an estimated 2.6 million people.
Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged. More than 700 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes. The full scale of the disaster is still unfolding as search and rescue operations continue and more heavy rain is predicted. The UN predicts that this may become one of the worst weather-related disasters on record in the southern hemisphere.
DEC members are working closely with national partners to support the relief effort, delivering emergency shelter kits, food such as pulses and maize flour, water purification tablets and urgent health assistance.
People need help now.
Crocuses on the Mound
1st Houston Boys' Brigade
Parents' & Friends' Association
5.4.20 Discussion on Zoom
This week, for the first time, we are offering the chance to have a discussion about the service, or anything in general, on Tuesday 12 noon - 1 p.m. on Zoom.
If you wish to join us please use this link and details:
Topic: Sunday Service Discussion
Time: Apr 7, 2020 12 noon London Time
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/351230203…
Meeting ID: 351 230 203
It is with deep regret that we announce the death of
Our thoughts and prayers are with xxx and family at this sad time.
Funeral arrangements to follow.
The Minister, Kirk Session & Congregation
of Houston & Killellan Kirk wish everyone
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
SERVICES of a MINISTER
If you need the services of a minister in the period 7th - 16th October, please contact
Rev. Eileen Ross
Telephone : 0141 887 2801 Email :
SERVICES of a MINISTER
If you need the services of a minister in the period
Saturday 30 March - Saturday 6 April 2019,
Revd. Ann Knox (Inchinnan Parish Church)
Telephone : 0141 389 1724 Email :
To donate to Christian Aid Week, click on this button
Your love protects from storms, from drought, and now from coronavirus.
Your love protects our global neighbours battling the spread of this illness.
Your love protects with soap, clean water and medical supplies.
Love never fails, Coronavirus impacts all of us...but love unites us all!
There are no red envelopes this year
Instead, you can give online
by clicking on the button above to help those of all faiths and none.
You can also give with cash/cheque at the
the Paper Shop
outside the pharmacy.
If you can’t get out perhaps the person doing your shopping could help or phone Caroline on 01505 690636
Please pass this information on to as many friends
and acquaintances as possible.
Thank you so much for your support
HOUSTON & KILLELLAN KIRK
The weather is set fair and the organisation is in place for a great event on Saturday with the Parade, Stall, Tearoom, Fairground and Stage Performance Area all ready to go.
Why not dress in blue to reflect our Carnival theme “Blue Planet”? Please turn out and enjoy the day.
Don't miss it!
Saturday 12 May 2018
12 noon : Fancy Dress Judging at the Kirk
12 15 : Parade from Kirk to West Halls
12 45 : Crowning of King & Queen at West Halls
13 00 : Carnival opens
STAGE EVENTS - CARRICK STAGE
13 00 Houston & Killellan Boys' & Girls' Brigade Pipe Band
13 15 Kirsty McKay School of Dance
13 30 Scottish Country Dancing
13 45 Singing for Wellbeing
14 00 Dancewest Scotland
14 30 Zumba
15 30 LUCKY PRIZE DRAW
Lest We Forget
Reflective Remembrance Service
Sunday 15th December 19 30 Houston & Killellan Kirk
Sunday 9th December
Houston & Killellan Kirk