CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH

Worship, Socialise and Grow with us into the Future

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Minister: Rev. Janet Mathieson

Scottish Charity Number SC009939

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Williamwood Church Sunday Service

JOIN US ON ZOOM EVERY SUNDAY FOR THE LIVE SERVICE AT 11.00AM

If you are on our e-mail list you will receive a weekly invitation a couple of days before along with the link and password. The service is followed by opportunity to join small conversation groups for those on Zoom . 

If you are not on our e-mail list but would like to join the service please contact Evelyn Wallace using the contact forms on the Website

TO CONTACT KEY PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH CLICK ON CONTACT BOX BELOW 

Sunday School meets every Sunday from 10-10.30am via Zoom
Sunday School leaders will be there and have stories; music; crafts; activities and prayers all ready.
Contact Maureen McCulloch for the Zoom link for yourself or any youngsters you know who might like to join in. 
All are welcome

Williamwood Church Newsletters.   To access the Newsletters please use the links below.

May 2021 Newsletter 5

To access previous bulletins / Newsletters Click HERE 

FLOWER CALENDAR

To see the flower Calendar for 2021  please click on the flower link below. 

There are flowers in a vase on the chancel every Sunday when the Church is open.  They are delivered to people on behalf of the members of Williamwood Church.

A GUIDE TO ACCESSING ZOOM

Please click the link above for information on how to access Zoom Including by Phone

ADVICE FOR CHURCHES COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK

Quick Info

Inspire Magazine

During the current lock down conditions we are not producing our usual Inspire magazines.  An online Bulletin is published instead and can be found on the home page and our Facebook page.  Elders can print out and deliver paper copies if you wish.  

INSPIRE FEBRUARY 2020

Inspire NOVEMBER 2019

Inspire AUGUST 2019

Inspire May 2019

 

Prayer Circle

This is a confidential group of seventeen people who will pray for a person or a situation when it is requested.  Lorna Martin and Anne Clark can be contacted by phone or you can e-mail the minister using the contact information on the website.

Format of Sunday Services
Worship at Williamwood is at 11.00 every Sunday morning and other times as announced. The format of worship is traditional and we use CH4 and the Good News Bible. The choir lead our singing and contribute to worship with a range of anthems, both traditional and modern.
Dates for Your Diary

Please see the Yellow notices on the webpage for information at the moment.

 

Hall Enquiries

we are very fortunate that our halls are frequently in use. If you would like to enquire about using our halls please contact Fiona Gunning using the contact information below.

Our Minister

Jan was called to Williamwood in November 2015.
She is active in all areas of the Church, its organisations and its people

Our Mission

Our mission is to share the love of God through worship, outreach, welcome and care with people in our local community and across the world

 

THE LORD IS RISEN

ALLELUILA

A VERY HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE

The Clarkston Christian Aid Committee are hosting a virtual Quiz via Zoom on Tuesday 11th May, starting at 7.30pm. The link to join in is:-

https://zoom.us/j/99362821799?pwd=cEJNQnUxcnBwTkRUUXhKV0VGdlVmZz09

Meeting ID: 993 6282 1799             Passcode: 608242

There is no entry fee but donations would be gratefully received using the local Committee’s Christian Aid Week donation e-envelope, the link for which is:-

https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/clarkston-district-churches?channel=status

It would be good if you were able to take part …. we’re sure the questions won’t be too difficult!!

This year’s Christian Aid Week is from Monday 10th to Sunday 16thMay. It will again be different this year i.e. no “house-to-house” collection but there are still ways in which you can donate to the work of Christian Aid.

Anne & Ross have some of the usual envelopes should you wish to make a donation. They’re happy to deliver one to you if you let them know. Alternatively, you can donate online via Christian Aid’s website (There is a link on this page) or  (www.christianaid.org.uk) or by using the local Committee’s e-envelope, the link for which is:-

https://envelope.christianaid.org.uk/envelope/clarkston-district-churches?channel=status

 

Alan, Val, Andrew and Shona Brown have now completed the Kiltwalk Triathlon for Christian Aid.  If you use the link immediately below  you will be able to download the video shown in Church o n 25th April.    

https://avanan.url-protection.com/v1/url?o=https%3A//we.tl/b-qAwDFrutDt&g=NjA0NmUxZGE5ZTM4YzBmMQ==&h=ZDcwNmFlZmI1YzU3MGQ0ODcwZDYxYzQyZWQ5NjRkODI2YTVjMjIwNzk4YjFlMmEzZThlZjJjZTFhNDE4ODIwNA==&p=YXAzOmNvczphdmFuYW46bzoyZWJjOGI1NGEyMGNkMDRiOTVmYzMyZDFkYjgwYjU2Zjp2MQ==

You can also use the link below to donate. Many Thanks

https://virtual.thekiltwalk.co.uk/fundraising/ScotlandsVirtualKiltwalk2021-ValerieBrown

   About Us

Williamwood Parish Church is a very busy and active part of the community.  We strive to ensure that our Church and halls are used to their full potential.  We have just come to the end of our year long 80th Anniversary Celebrations, where we had several social events which were enjoyed by all.  A state of the art new heating system has just been installed and are now looking at other ways to increase the buildings energy efficiency as well as  improve and maintain the buildings.

Weekly worship on a Sunday morning is of course always at the heart of the life of our Church and we continually strive to move forward into a bright future. Throughout the church year there are special services when we celebrate particular occasions.  The main celebrations of Communion in Williamwood are on the first Sunday of March, June, September and December.  Additional communion services may be held, for example at Easter. There can be lots going on especially over the Christmas period so keep an eye on the website for information.

For Further information on the History of Williamwood follow this link

Some members of The Kirk Session

Kirk Session members are the elders of the Church and are chosen from those members of the Church who are considered to have the appropriate gifts and skills to pursue the spiritual affairs of the Congregation. The Kirk Session meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, September and November.  Additional meetings may be called for specific purposes.

The Congregational Board

Here are some of the board members who are appointed from within the Congregation.   Board Members are nominated and then appointed at the Stated Annual Meeting and serve for a period of three years after which they may seek re-election. They contribute to the management affairs of the Church.  Board Meetings are February, April, June, October and December

Norah Gray Retires

The Church choir recently spent a very pleasant evening on the occasion of Norah Gray’s retiral. The minister and session clerk were present when the choir said a very reluctant farewell to Norah after 60 years.

Norah’s name meant music in Williamwood. She was always there to sing solos, play the organ, and take choir practices when we were without an organist and, if any musical event was to be held, Norah was the first one to be consulted.

Norah will be greatly missed by the choir but we know that, Sunday by Sunday, she will be in the church supporting us.

Congratulations

Many congratulations to our organist Sarah Alexander on receiving her degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on Thursday- what an achievement!

WHATEVER DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS AND WHATEVER TIME OF THE DAY THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON IN AND AROUND THE CHURCH AND HALLS. Follow the links below for information for all users of the Church and Halls

                                                                                                                       

WEDDINGS

Williamwood Church may be the place that you choose to get married.  We have prepared a leaflet to give you the basic information and the contact details of the people you need to get in touch with as you plan your special day.

 

WEDDING INFORMATION

PREVIOUS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS

BAPTISMS

If you are thinking about having your baby baptised, please contact Rev Jan Mathieson on 0141 579 9997.

PICTURE GALLERY   2020

Links to the Wider Church

BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE WIDER CHURCH.  Just click on the icon

The Church of Scotland

The Lodging House Mission

Kwenderana
Sanctuary First
Crossreach
Christian Aid Scotland

 

Location

Williamwood Parish Church – 4 Vardar Avenue, Clarkston, G76 7QP

Sunday Services

Sunday Service  –  11.00am

Sunday School  –  10.50am

Phone & Email

Minister – Rev. Mathieson  01415799997  JMathieson@churchofscotland.org.uk

Website   www.williamwoodparishchurch.org.uk

Calendar

Due to Covid Restrictions there have been changes to the calendar so please check with the organizations

Sundays

10.50am – SUNDAY SCHOOL

11.00am – WORSHIP

MONDAYS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 1.30pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

5.00pm – 6.00pm – SHIROKAWA KARATE ACADEMY

6.45pm – 8.30pm –  128th JUNIOR SECTION 

7.00pm – WILLIAMWOOD PIPE BAND

TuesdayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 1.30pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

4.20pm – 9.00pm  –  McCARTHY SCHOOL OF DANCE

7.30pm  –   (Alternate Weeks)THE GUILD

WednesdayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 1.30pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

6.30pm – 7.45pm  –  3rd WILLIAMWOOD BROWNIES

7.30pm – 9.00PM  –   GUIDES

ThursdayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 3.15pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

9.45am – 11.45am  –  WILLIAMWOOD TODDLERS

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

3.30pm – 5.00pm  LEGO THERAPY (Ladies Choir Room)

6.30pm – 7.30pm – RAINBOWS 

7.30pm  –  CHURCH CHOIR (Session House)

7.30pm – WILLIAMWOOD PIPE BAND

FridayS

7.00am – 9.00am  –  OSCARE PRE-SCHOOL

9.00am – 3.15pm  –   CLARKSTON NURSERY GROUP

3.00pm – 6.00pm  –   OSCARE AFTER-SCHOOL

6.30pm – 7.30pm  –  128th BB ANCHOR BOYS

7.35pm  –  128th BB COMPANY SECTION

7.35pm  –  128th BB SENIOR SECTION (or as arranged)

SaturdayS

9.00am – 5.00pm  –  McCARTHY SCHOOL OF DANCE

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

The Moderator of the General Assembly is inviting everyone to participate in his Lenten Challenge. When on your daily walk, see if you can find a cross hidden in plain sight. It may be a cross on a railing; a formation on a tree or in the sky ; a shadow or anything else. It you wish you can take a photograph and enter it in a competition ( details on the Church of Scotland website) or send it to Joan Black and it will be added below.

To see the archive of previous photographs just follow this link

Clarkston Community Council

Why not take a look at the Clarkston Community Council Facebook page.  You will find up to date information about what is going on in your community.  This year there are a couple of comptetions for the Easter period.  A Miniature Garden Competition and a Cake Decorating Competition.

To access this and for more information you can follow this link     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2624418054268522/

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Testimonials

What congregation are Saying

My wife Val and I joined Williamwood Church in 2012 and along with our two children, Andrew who’s 11 and Shona who’s 8, we are all involved with the life of the church here.
Andrew is at the Boys’ Brigade, Shona is in the Brownies, Val is an elder and I’m part of the property team looking after things like fire safety and security.
We all enjoy being part of the family of Williamwood whether it’s the services and Sunday School each week or the different special events like concerts, coffee mornings and trips.
It’s great to be part of such a friendly group of people who are all working together to share the Good News and trying to make a difference for the better in our community.

Alan Brown

As Session Clerk it is an honour to serve the Rev Jan Mathieson and sixty three Elders who diligently visit their district at least four times a year with an invitation to Holy Communion and also visit our organisations’ twice a year. Contact me on  0141 321 8033, or e mail –             margaretctrobertson@gmail.com

Margaret C.T. Robertson

I was baptised in Williamwood Church in 1981 and since then have been brought up to feel at home in the Church.  I went through all sections of the BB and am now an adult officer.  I started my piping career as a young junior section boy.  I am now an active elder of the Church, and would like to encourage people to attend and help it to continue to grow.

Alan Black

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