9.8.20  Fundraiser - Personal Bunker Rakes 

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 7.8.20  Video Reflection - "Exam Results" 

Please click on the date/title box to view. Check that the sound is set to ON in bottom right-hand corner.

 5.8.20  Renfrewshire Foodbank 

Another great Foodbank collection yesterday, especially given the awful weather.  A total of 50 bags were donated.
A huge thank you to all who contributed.

We continue to receive donations every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 7 – 8 pm at the West Halls.

The collection will be at the West Halls, Main Street (next to Carrick Centre). There will be a crate at the front doors to leave items, so no social contact.

Please consider giving generously to the Foodbank. Those with the least often struggle most in such times.


Any donations are gratefully appreciated. The items they are desperately short of just now are:

UHT Milk
Tinned Potatoes
Tinned Fish
Tinned Tomatoes
Tinned Creamed Rice
Tins or cartons of Custard
Tinned Fruit, Coffee (small jars)
Soap and all Toiletries.


NO plastic bags needed at the moment

Thank you.


 31.7.20  Church Magazine 

August Record now available to view. Click on button at top of HOMEPAGE.

Copy date for September issue is Friday 21st August for publication on 6 September 2020. The editorial team would love to hear from you.​

 30.7.20  Video Reflection - "Being in the Presence of Christ" 

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 29.7.20  Sing-a-long 

Please join us at our online dementia inclusive sing-a-long "Come Zoom with Me!" on ZOOM on Wednesday

18 August at 3 p.m.

We will be singing songs from the King and I, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers as well as some Rat Pack favourites amongst others.

Contact Frankie for details: familyandcommunity.houstonkirk@gmail.com
Tel: 07817 210777

 23.7.20  Video Reflection - "A Time for Everything" 

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 18.7.20  MND Trek 2021 

Many of you know David Sweeney who is a member of the Kirk, and his mum Christine was also a member. David is raising funds for MND Scotland.  Please read the article and support David and MND Scotland if you can!  The neck scarves look fab and could be used as a face covering!


Please click on the date/title box to view the MND article.

 18.7.20  Video Reflection - "Time for Rest" 

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 18.7.20  Blog 

New post from Frankie - CARE HOME DAY 2020 AND "COME ZOOM WITH ME!".

 16.7.20  Ministerial Cover 

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

 16.7.20  Prayer Meeting Verses 

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 10.7.20  Coronavirus Update 

Despite the Scottish Government's last minute decision to permit Churches to open from Wednesday the restrictions are still prohibitive and not conducive to worship.

We will not be opening the Kirk at this stage and have a team looking at various options and safety measures required.

The Kirk Session will meet at the beginning of September. We will not be opening the Kirk in any form before this time and will communicate ways we are reopening following that.

Our online services will continue and please contact the Minister should you need any pastoral assistance.

We all look forward to meeting and worshipping in our beautiful Kirk again, and will do so, as soon as it is less prohibitive and safe to do so!

The building is closed, but the church is still open and very active!!


 9.7.20  Bible Study via ZOOM 

We are thinking of starting a "ZOOM" bible study group mid-August. Please let Gary or Frankie know if you are interested by emailing:


All are welcome!

Once we have an idea of numbers we can put something together and find a time that suits the majority.


 7.7.20  Renfrewshire Foodbank - Letter of Thanks & Info 

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 4.7.20  Carnival Programme 2020 

Despite the carnival being cancelled this year we have distributed the programmes around the village free of charge to advertise the many local businesses who supported this year's Carnival. If you haven't received a copy you can collect one this Tuesday outside The West Halls during the Foodbank collection. Keep an eye out for information about the raffle in the coming weeks!

 4.7.20  Tour de France 2021! 

A few of us have been cycling recently, anything from 13 to 30 miles. We are thinking of starting a road cycling club from the Church, welcome and open to anyone.

We will probably start after the school holidays mid-August. If you’re interested please email the Minister

 3.6.20  Standing Order & Gift Aid Forms 

If you are unable to print out the form(s) we would be very happy to deliver the printed forms to your home.


Please contact Kay Farley on 


(01505) 613314   or email: mikeandkayfarley@btinternet.com

These details will remain on the Standing Order and Gift Aid Form pages of the website.

 18.5.20  Offerings 

A few people have been asking how they can continue to give their offering/donate when not in church.


There are a few ways to do this:

(a) set up a standing order

(b) give online

(c) for those who give by WFO envelopes - these can be handed in to the West Halls on a Tuesday 10 -12 noon and 7-8 p.m. during the Foodbank collections. There will be a box available to deposit.

Please click on the date/title box or button on homepage (Weekly Offerings) to access the methods of giving.

While we can’t meet in the church, we are being Church more than ever before and we are grateful to everyone for their support!


 5.5.20  Scripture Readers 

If anyone would be willing to record a short video, reading the scripture for our recorded service on a Sunday, please send a message on this page or email the Minister


You don’t need to be a member, or even live here, and can be any age, you just need to be able to video record two readings and send them in by a Thursday.        

 12.3.20  Church Magazine 

Copy date is ... for publication on Sunday ...

 17.6.20  Online Sing-a-long 

Please join us at our "Come Zoom with Me" dementia inclusive online sing-a-long on 

Wednesday 17th June at 3 p.m.

All are welcome for some fun, singing and laughter!

Email Frankie at familyandcommunity.houstonkirk@gmail.com
or tel: 07817 210777 for more details.🎤🥁🎼