Being Methodist in our Christian Life in Scotland today  –  Discussion Paper

To facilitate the important discussion we are asked to hold, copies of the Paper are available on the vestibule table (or by email from a Church Council member).

Two open meetings are to be held on

Tuesday 4th December from 7pm-9pm and Sunday 20th January (over / after ‘faith lunch’). All members of the congregation are urged to attend.

If you cannot attend, please give your views to a Church Steward or the Council Secretary, Margaret Goudie.

Church rotas

Jenny is asking for availability so she can compile rotas of duties for Sundays in December – February inclusive.  Please let her know if you wish to join and contribute, even on an infrequent basis – every little helps! Jenny compiles roots for door stewards, coffee after worship, and counting the offerings; training can be offered!

Worship Consultation

The meeting of the worship consultation on 7th November decided

  • An ‘Alternativity’ Advent Liturgy will be used during worship on Sundays from December 2nd  to January 6th;
  • the Tree will be erected on Friday 7th December and decorated on Saturday 8th December;
  • arrangements for porch and window displays are being finalised;
  • there will be no offering during worship on Christmas Day.

Traidcraft continuing

Traidcraft has notified its fair traders that it now proposes to continue trading after the end of the year.

It will be a much smaller organisation, and we do not yet know which lines will continue.  Watch this space!

Methodist Church Craft Fair

Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December

This will be held on from 10am – 3pm upstairs. If there is high demand for tables, downstairs will also be used.  All interested in booking a table should contact Liz Kay on 01382 226426 or 07946855121 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Free entry, but coffee and teas will be available to purchase.

Help in hosting would be much appreciated.  It would be great to have someone on tea and coffees.

Also, some donated home baking would be much appreciated too to help earn a few £s with the tea and coffee.

Property Redevelopment

The redevelopment steering group will meet on Tuesday 13th November.  The architect has not been invited to this meeting; we want to explore where we stand, and what questions we have, before we invite the architect to meet us.  If you have any points you wish the group to note, or questions you believe we should be putting to the architect, please contact either Lorna or Margaret.

The link to the church intranet is now live, and can be found in the links section at the bottom of every page of the church website – The intranet contains minutes of meetings, and documents relating to church redevelopment.  Please contact if you would like to be granted access, which is open to all members of the congregation.