15.5.22  Upcoming Concert 

We are delighted to be hosting the Glasgow Chamber Choir on Sunday 19 June at 5 p.m. in the Kirk. 

Tickets will be available at the door, entry from 4:30 p.m.

Choir director: Michael Bawtree

Accompanist: Christopher Nicol (Organist at New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden).

For more details about the choir, click on the Date/Title box above.

 11.5.22  Funeral Notice - Nancy Ballantyne 

The Funeral Notice can be read by clicking on the "Funeral Notice" button on the HOMEPAGE.

 

 9.5.22  Houston and Killellan Agricultural Society Annual Show 2022 

The Show will be held on Saturday 4th June in Houston Playing Fields.

 

Schedules for Craft and Baking and children’s entries are available from committee members, the Paper Shop or by contacting Isabelle Stuart e-mail issistuart@gmail.com  or tel. 07508 905298.

 9.5.22  Calendar of Services in March 'Record' 

CORRECTIONS to CALENDAR of SERVICES (page 16)

Sunday 22 May - worship begins at 10 00

Friday 3 June - worship begins at 12 noon

 

 9.5.22  MND Golf Charity Day 

Many congratulations to all the Sweeney family who held a fundraising golf day recently at the Old Course Ranfurly to raise money for MND Scotland. The family lost their mum Christine to motor neurone disease in recent years and David decided he was going to do the Nepal Trek to raise funds for MND Scotland (more details of this can be found by clicking on the MND Trek button under the Charity banner on the Homepage).

The Golf Day raised an astonishing total -  £23,080.

 5.5.22  Christian Aid Week 

More collectors are needed.  

 

A couple of hours of your time in the week beginning 15th May is all that's needed.

 

Contact Caroline Morrison (01505) 690636 or our minister (01505) 612569 if you can help.

Thank you.

 5.5.22  Christian Aid Week 

Christian Aid Week this year is 15 - 21 May when paper envelopes will be delivered in Houston.

You can also donate via Houston & Killellan Kirk's e-Envelope which can be found in the Christian Aid information box on the HOMEPAGE.  You will need a QR CODE reader on your phone/tablet to access the site.

Alternatively, you can click on the Christian Aid button under the banner CHARITY ON THE HOMEPAGE and this will take you directly to the donation page for Houston & Killellan Kirk.

 5.5.22  Letter from Keith & Ida 

The latest letter from Keith & Ida can be viewed by clicking on the Date/Title box above or via the OVERSEAS MISSION subpage under the tab INFORMATION

 

 25.4.22  Easter Code Sessions 

Photos of the Easter Code sessions we had with P7 in the West Halls can be viewed by clicking on the Date/Title box above.

You can click each photo to view an enlargement.

1.     Reflection crosses. Each child wrote something about Easter on their own cross and then these were stuck onto a larger cross – one for each classroom

2.     Hearing about the Crucifixion

3abc Busy making “stained glass windows” with a cross on (3 photos)

6.     Learning about the Passover (one boy wearing a prayer shawl)

7.     Some of the “stained glass windows”

8.     Washing someone’s feet

9.     Listening to a story

10.   “Three women” ready to go to the tomb, 2 “angels” who appeared there and “Peter” who ran to the tomb – all dressed up for a wee bit of drama

11.   Listening to a story

12.   “Three women” dressed for the drama of visiting the empty tomb

 6.3.22  DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 

The people of the Ukraine are living the reality of daily bombardments and war. Many are fleeing for their lives and there is an urgent need to support them. The Disasters Emergency Committee are appealing for donations to get aid, urgently, where it is most needed. If you would like to make a donation you can access the DEC appeal website by clicking on the button on the HOMEPAGE or by clicking on the Date/Title box above.

THANK YOU.

 24.2.22  Men's Shed Update 

Please click on the Date/Title box above or the button on the HOMEPAGE for latest news.

 1.2.22  Cameo Club (formerly the Senior Citizens' Club) 

Marilyn Stewart is stepping down as Leader of the support group and we are now looking for someone to take her place.

 

The Club meets every alternate Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. in the West Halls from September to April.

 

There is a transport rota that ensures members can attend the club and a support group supplies cakes for afternoon tea. There are currently 13 members in the Club.

 

It is really important that the Club can continue as it provides a much needed communication link for the members.

 

A copy of the Leader's remit can be viewed by clicking on the Date/Title box.

 

If you can help in any way or know of anyone who might be able to help, I would appreciate if you can contact me.

Thank you.

Jim McBeath   (01505) 613763

 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!

 16.2.21  Church Magazine 

Copy date for the next 'Record' is Friday 20 May for publication on Sunday 5 June.

Thank you for all your items in the past. We would love to hear what has helped you through lockdown!

Email:  grannykate284@gmail.com