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A Message from our Minister: July 2022

  • 4 July 2022
  • lorna.graham

Dear Friends

Summer is here! All winter long, we long for the longer, sunny days, the colourful abundance around us, and some time to just relax a little. And that time is now! 

It’s so easy to just live from day to day, going through the motions, sometimes even wishing our days away. But if we do that, summer will be over before we know it… So let’s enjoy all the blessings the summer brings, and make the most of every single day!

The schools might be closed for summer, but the church is not! Please join us for worship every Sunday: During the month of July we have joint services at the West Kirk of Calder, at 10am; and during the month of August we have joint services at Polbeth Harwood Church, at 10am. Youngsters will be made very welcome, and after the children’s address they can go out to have some fun with our amazing team of youth volunteers.

In Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 (ICB), a very wise man said: “So I realize that the best thing for people is to be happy. They should enjoy themselves as long as they live. God wants everyone to eat and drink and be happy in his work. These are gifts from God.” So let’s follow his advice – this summer, and always!

May God bless you all,


A Message from our Minister: February 2022

  • 14 February 2022
  • lorna.graham

Dear Friends,

This time of year it can be so dreich outside… But I know where you can find warmth and comfort – every Sunday in the church! Come add a splash of colour to your week, and some joy and laughter too. We can all do with a bit of cheering up after such a long winter! Come worship God, feel his love surround you, and become part of an amazing bunch or caring and kind people. And then, after a cuppa, biscuit, and blether, you’ll have all the strength you need to face whatever lies ahead of you.

It’s so easy to feel isolated and alone when the nights are longer than the days, and even when it is supposed to be light, the sun shyly hides away behind the clouds. But on Sundays we remember that no matter how dark it is outside, or even within your heart, Jesus is the light for the world.

So please come join us at the church – we can’t wait to meet you or welcome you back again!

May God bless you all.


A Message from our Minister: December 2021

  • 10 December 2021
  • lorna.graham

Hi Everybody

And just like that, Christmas is around the corner!

It’s been so nice to welcome you all back to church this past 6 months. I’m really thankful that our church doors a now fully open again, and we can meet every Sunday to worship God and have fellowship with each other.

In Luke 1:38, after the angle told Mary that she was going to give birth to the Saviour of the world, Mary responded with these words: “I am the Lord's servant, may it happen to me as you have said.”

It’s my prayer that this Christmas, and all through 2022, we will be able to hear God’s voice the way Mary did, and respond with the same trust and enthusiasm.

May God bless you all this Christmas, in the new year, and forever more!


A Message from our Minister: July 2021

  • 3 July 2021
  • lorna.graham

Hi everybody,

Summer is here!

A wee reminder of our worship arrangements for the months of July and August:

  • Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, we will have a worship service in both our churches. These services will be recorded and available to watch online in the afternoon. (Please remember to book a seat with the Session Clerk if you would like to attend the service.)
  • On the Sundays in-between, worship will take place online, and can be found on our website and Facebook pages. There are 2 clips available: Church from your Couch and Kids’ Kirk. These are available from 10am, but can be watched at any time after that. We also have a phone service, which means that if you don’t have internet access, you can dial 01506 286 884 to listen to the worship service. A transcript of the sermon is also available on the website.

It looks like from September onwards we might be allowed to take another wee step closer to ‘normality’ at the church, so please keep an eye out for any news on our website and Facebook pages.

I hope that all of you will find some time to relax and soak up the sunshine during the holidays!

2 John 1:3: “Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.”

Kind regards,