8.5.21 Sunday Worship - Livestream
On Sunday the 09 30 service will be livestreamed. Access via your YouTube subscription channel or click on the LIVEstream button at the top of the HOMEPAGE at approximately 09 25. A recording of the service will be available in their usual forms later in the morning.
7.5.21 Christian Aid Week
Next week is Christian Aid Week. If you would like to donate online, please click on the Christian Aid logo on the HOMEPAGE. Thank you.
Our friends at Freeland Church, Bridge of Weir are starting an Online Alpha Course on 18th May. If anyone would like to attend, please click on the Date/Title box for more details.
2.5.21 Church Magazine
May edition now available to view. Click on the button at the top of the HOMEPAGE.
28.4.21 Feedback from Renfrewshire Foodbank
Feedback received from Elizabeth Alexander, Manager of the Renfrewshire Foodbank, indicates that the weight of essential items donated to date by the generous Houston Community totals a tremendous 14,827.3 kg. This is possibly not terribly meaningful until advised that “this equates to 35,304 meals for people in our community in food poverty.” Elizabeth remarked further “Thank you so much for everything, we really appreciate all you are doing.”
Hopefully we can see the light at the end of the Lockdown tunnel. However, sadly, this does not suggest that the levels of food poverty are reducing. Indeed, the impact of Lockdown is more likely to increase the demands on Foodbanks.
Collections at West Halls will continue, until further notice, every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
and 7 to 8 p.m.
The local Foodbank continues to be keen to receive:
Most food and toiletry items, and in particular –
Tinned and dried potatoes
Bottles of squash and cartons of juice
Cleaning items such as bleach and cleaning spray
Washing up liquid and laundry detergent
Shampoo, deodorant, shower gel, shaving gel and razors
The folk at the Renfrewshire Foodbank will be most grateful for our continuing generous support.
Click on the Date/Title box for details.
21.4.21 Sunday Worship Podcast
Starting this Sunday, the 09 30 church service will be recorded and shown on our YouTube channel at approximately 11 30. This will replace our pre-recorded services which were available from early Saturday evening.
Click on the Date/Title box to access the letter.
We are delighted to see the Houston and Killellan Kirk Men's Shed project and logo winner Lucy Dempster featured on page 15 of the March Edition of the Scottish Shedder.
Click on the Date/Title box to access the article.
Traditionally, retiral offerings are collected after our Easter Services. Although there will not be the opportunity this year for all to do so at the Kirk, our chosen charities have an even greater need for our support than probably at any time. Our retiral offering contributions will be gratefully received at:
Foodbank at West Halls
on Tuesdays 6th and 13th April
between 10 a.m. and 12 noon or 7 – 8 p.m.
Alternatively, donations may be made using the tab in the Charities Section on the HOMEPAGE.
Details of our chosen charities for 2021
St Vincent’s Hospice will be known to many as providing in-patient care to those with life limiting conditions, but also a day care service offering emotional and other support. About 70% of the running costs have to be achieved through fundraising.
The Star Project is an award winning Community Development Organisation based in Paisley, delivering a diverse programme of creative group, community, and individual support to adults and families.
The Mwandi Baby Milk Project has been supported for a number of years by sending funds through the Kirk’s Missionary Partners based in Zambia. The money is used to purchase baby milk for children where mothers are unable to provide this.
The Charities, as always (and perhaps more so in these difficult times), are most grateful for our support!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
These details will remain on the Standing Order and Gift Aid Form pages of the website.
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!
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.
16.2.21 Church Magazine
Copy date for the next 'Record' is Friday 19 February for publication on Sunday 7 March.
Thank you for all your items in the past. We would love to hear what has helped you through lockdown!