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Congregations across Scotland will be joining together remotely for a special Pentecost service on Sunday 31st May at 10am.
Rt Rev Martin Fair will be hosting the service which will include worship, prayers, music, a sermon, Bible readings, and will close with the Moderator’s wife Mrs Elaine Fair singing The Blessing.
The Moderator is encouraging congregations and people of faith across Scotland, and beyond, to join together in worship as a whole church.
This service which will be available to view on the Church of Scotland facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/churchofscotland or through the Church of Scotland website – www.churchofscotland.org.uk
***Due to this joint service, there will be NO St Columba’s Zoom service or Youtube reflection on the 31st.***
In these strange times when we are unable to worship together St Columba’s income has been hit hard. We still have our Ministries & Mission contribution, salaries and other overheads to pay.
If you would normally give to the church through Free Will Offering envelopes or open plate, please consider setting up a standing order either via Internet banking or you can be sent a form to post or hand in to your bank. For further details contact the treasurer Dorothy Woolley by email (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone on 01592 745003.
Regular or one off donations by cheque would also to be welcomed. Again please contact Dorothy about this.
Alternatively you can make donations via our give.net page at https://www.give.net/20197489 This has options for one off or monthly donations. If you do wish to donate to the church on a regular basis setting up a standing order would be preferable as give.net take a small percentage for an administration fee.
We would like to thank each and every one of our St Columba’s Church family for their continued support through this unprecedented time.
Sunday 24th May
This morning, we have a Zoom gathering for worship at 11am. The details are below.
There is also a reflection on YouTube (click this link)
Next Sunday (24th May) we will have another online reflection and Zoom gathering. On Pentecost Sunday, we will be joining with the Moderator of the General Assembly and congregations from around Scotland at 10:30am.
In the evening of Sunday 31st, there will be a shared Pentecost evening worship with other Glenrothes churches. Details of both these services will be posted here in a few days.
This afternoon there will be an online version of Heart and Soul – click here to join from 2pm –
Please join us on our new audio and video platform ZOOM!
Join us on a Sunday Morning from 11am for our Sunday service. Topic: St Columba’s Virtual Sunday Morning Service. Time: This is a recurring meeting: Meet every Sunday 11am
Join us on a Wednesday afternoon from 1pm-1.30pm for a cuppa and a catch-up. Topic: St Columba’s Virtual Drop-In. Time: This is a recurring meeting: Meet every Wednesday 1pm-1.30pm
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INFORMATION AND RESOURCES RELATING TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Each Sunday we will live stream or upload worship on the YouTube channel. There will also be other occasional items.
COVID-19 Information (updated Saturday 21st March)
The Church is not a building, the Church is not a steeple.
The Church is not a resting-place, the Church is a people!
I am the Church! You are the Church!
We are the Church together!
All who follow Jesus, all around the world,
yes, we’re the Church together.
Richard Kinsey Avery (b. 1934) and Donald Stuart Marsh (b. 1923) Reproduced from CH4 CD-ROM edition, number 204
Words and Music: © 1972, Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188, USA. All rights reserved. Used by permission. CCLI No. 178199
St Columba’s building is now closed except for NHS Baby Immunisation Clinics, which are regarded as essential and will be taking place on Thursdays. These will be run by the NHS nurses, who will take responsibility for the Coronavirus precautions. The only other access will be by Carol or one of the other folk who has the alarm code very occasionally to keep an eye on a possible ant infection in the kitchen. No other key holders should attempt to access the building because the alarm will be set.
However, St Columba’s Church is still very active. There will be regular updates through the Facebook page, website and on the dedicated telephone number (01592) 366016. The answering machine in the church office will be checked by remote access.
There is also an ongoing programme of telephone calling of members and others. Please keep in touch with folk and if they need advice or help, please contact me (742233), Carol or the church office (752539).
St Columba’s Parish Church is situated beside St Columba’s roundabout, near the Kingdom Shopping Centre in Glenrothes. We seek to share God’s love with the people of the parish and beyond.
Our main worship service starts at 11am and all are invited to stay for Tea and Coffee after the service at about 12 noon. We start the service together and, except when we have family services, children leave for the crèche or Junior Church after about 20 minutes.
We welcome visitors to our services. Please don’t worry about what to do when, what to wear or feeling you have to be on your best behaviour! We are just delighted to welcome you.
Messy Church is held on the second Sunday of each month between 4pm and 6pm. This is for anyone, but especially families. It includes crafts, games, singing, stories and we end by sharing a hot meal together.
We hold special services, especially around Christmas and Easter. We also sometimes share worship with the other churches in Glenrothes and Leslie.
See Our Malawi Partnership page for details of our partnership discussions with Chuluchosema CCAP Church in Malawi.
St. Columba’s Parish Church of Scotland, Glenrothes (SC016386)
Minister – Alan Kimmitt (01592) 742233 or email@example.com