Intimation Sheet

Intimations for the Intimation Sheet should be sent to the Church Secretary before 12 noon on Wednesday.


Intimations for Projection

Intimations for projection before the start of the service should be sent to Iain Scott


Church Service & Website

Any items for projection during the service or insertion on the website should be sent to Ronnie Anderson 





Any items for insertion on the Facebook page should be sent to Catriona Connelly 


Sunday 10 November 2019

Kirk cleaning party:  Team 8

Flower Delivery Rota:  Today is Kathryn McCartney and next Sunday is Margaret Moncrieff.

Coffee Duty Rota - Today is Fay & Eddie Goutcher

and next Sunday is Norma McBeath & Sheena McKerrell.

The Church flowers today are kindly gifted by Ina Jefferson


We welcome our uniformed organisations to our service today.


“We Will Remember Them”

As is the tradition, a retiral offering will be taken after today’s Service, to be divided evenly between Erskine Home and SSAFA.  The Service will be followed by a short service and the laying of wreaths at the village War Memorial.


HOGMANAY CEILIDH:  Come and join us as we celebrate bringing in the New Year  with a family ceilidh in the West Halls on Hogmanay from 8pm - Midnight.  BYOB and snacks - £2 per ticket available from Carolyn at the rear of the church or through


RECORD:  Copy date is Friday 15th November for publication on Sunday 1st December.  Please note there will not be an issue in January 2020!  Enjoy your month off!  Thanks to you all for your continued contributions. / 01505 61367 / 07821 694 462


FOODBANK:  Currently the greatest needs are for tinned potatoes, tinned tomatoes, tins of meat, fish e.g. tuna or pilchards, tinned fruit, rice/custard, diluting juice, cartons of long-life juice (not chilled), shampoo, bars of soap, toilet paper (ideally in packs of two or four), shower gel, deodorant, shaving gel, razors, toothpaste and toothbrushes. There is a particular need for men’s toiletries. During the month of November only, donations can have a Christmas theme, but please do not donate chocolate biscuits/shortbread or chocolates any later, as these may not be distributed before Christmas.


THE REAL ADVENT CALENDAR:  Those ordered will be available for uplift (as well as payment of £3.99 each, if not paid on ordering) next Sunday 17 November.


WARM CLOTHES FOR THE HOMELESS: supported by the Glasgow City Mission and the Simon Community, is again one of our key Local Outreach appeals here at the Kirk.  We are seeking donations of new warm underwear, t-shirts, waterproof jackets & trousers, joggers, jumpers, woolly hats, scarves, gloves & socks to keep these vulnerable men & women as warm as ourselves during the winter months.  The Kirk’s Mission Team are confident that those attending the Kirk Services will respond generously, as you have in previous years, by leaving your donations at the rear of the Kirk on one of the following Sundays: 17 November or 24 November.  (Alternatively, to arrange collection, contact


CHOIR INVITATION:  The choir is now practising for the Lessons and Carols service on Sunday 8th December at 7.30pm.  Once again we invite others to join the choir for this special event.  It is a chance to sing with the choir, but without committing yourself throughout the year.  If you enjoy singing and can perhaps read music at least a little, come along on Thursday evenings to the Killellan halls (7.30pm) and help make this a memorable event not only for those who come along to listen but for yourself as well. For any further information speak to or email Peter ( or any choir member.


WEE SLEEP OUT:  Following the success of the Big Sleep Out last year, some of the young folk in Gryffe High, Scouts, BB and Youth group wanted to do it this year.  On 7 December at Gryffe High there will be over 100 young folk along with staff, the Minister and volunteers sleeping outside again overnight to raise fund for Social Bite, to raise awareness and help those who have to do it every night.  You can sponsor the team by following the link which is on our Facebook page and website:




MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER:  WEE WALK  We’ll meet at the Kirk at 9.30 and walk on paths to the On-X where people can have a coffee or a bite of lunch.  There will be transport back in Mike Farley’s car or the X7 bus.


MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER: CHIX WITH STIX invite anyone who are keen on knitting or crochet to come along and join this happy group on Monday mornings from 10-12 noon at the Killellan Halls.


TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER:  WEE BLETHER  For all those who enjoy a cuppa and a chat come and join the Wee Blether in the West Halls from 10.30am until 11.30am.  Everyone welcome.


TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER:  GUILD  We are delighted that Fiona Taylor will be our speaker this evening.  Her talk is entitled "Health Care in the Community".  As usual we are in the West Hall, Main St, where the meeting will begin at 7.30pm.  A warm welcome awaits everyone.


WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER:  HOUSTON AND KILLELLAN KIRK SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING GROUP at 8pm in the West Halls.  Everyone is welcome to join us and enjoy a social evening.  No experience required.


THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER:  YOUNG SINGERS GROUP:  For primary and secondary school age from 7-8pm in the Church. 


THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER:  H & K CHOIR  The choir is now practising for the Lessons and Carols service on Sunday 8thDecember at 7.30pm.  We extend an invitation to you to come and join us.  Practice in the Killellan Halls at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER:  WALKING GROUP  The Walk will be to Carbeth and back.  This a 5.5 mile walk through a country estate.  Walk starts at Mugdock Country Park and is mainly level tracks.  There are two steeper sections with rough paths and a wooden boardwalk along the way.  Recommend you bring a flask and a snack.  Plenty of choices for lunch at the finish.  Meet at the Church at 9.30am.  For further information, please contact Irwin on 612962.


SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER:  YOUTH CLUB  Youths from to P7 to S4 all welcome. 





If you are, how about using Fairtrade ingredients.


Not only will you make a delicious cake, you will be helping the farmers who grow all of these:


Currants, raisins, sultanas, mixed fruit, dates, dried apricots, white, icing, caster, dark muscovado, light brown soft and demerara sugars,

almond and brazil nuts.


You can order these from our display in Church

on 17th November for delivery the next week.


And don’t forget - our local Co-op stocks

Fairtrade demerara, light brown, icing, caster & granulated sugar





Friday 22nd November at 8pm in the CARRICK Centre, Main Street HOUSTON


The next concert features Aria (Sonia, Paula, Louise, Claire, Jennifer, Lynne, Joanne and Jim make up Aria).  Formed in 2005 the singing group were members of the Glasgow Youth Choir.  In 2007 they were regional winners of the BBC’s Choir of the Year and also winners of the Glasgow Orpheus Trophy!  Also performing is classical accordionist, Ryan Corbett (a child prodigy and student at the Conservatoire.)

Booking essential - TICKETS Adult £12. Child/Student. £5

For more information and tickets please call 01515 229597 or email: