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

There are a limited number of places available for folk to attend in the Church building if they have booked to do so.  

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

A GUIDE TO ACCESSING ZOOM

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

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure

East Reffrewshire culture and Leisure’s  own instructors are making short videos to keep you connected and active while at home. To access these videos and for information please click the link below

Everyday Exercise (1)

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

 Welcome To Williamwood Parish Church on the Web

We are pleased to have our church building open again for Sunday worship- and our bells will remind us of that each Sunday just before 11am.
As the bells ring out you are invited to worship.
Numbers in our building  are limited in line with Scottish Government and Church or Scotland guidelines so we are pleased that our services will continue to be available via Zoom. (Use the contact box to ask for an zoom link if you don’t already get one)
We’re really grateful to all the folks who have worked so hard to get our building ready and to enable our worship to be accessed on line.
(if you are coming into the building we ask you to wear a face-covering and observe the hygiene and other protocols which are in place and which will be pointed out as you arrive)
We’ve learned a lot in recent months: most importantly that the Church gathers to worship in a building but in other places too and our Church is the people of God living out the values and the love of Jesus.
At Williamwood we are a parish Church, serving our local community and the world beyond. We are here for everyone, whether you are a member or not, so if you need any help, support or just a chat please contact us and we’ll do what we can to help. 
If you’d like to join us as a member or at worship or in our activities we’d be delighted to have you. Please let us know.

May each and all know God’s blessing upon you

 Rev Jan Mathieson          

 

You are invited to find a suitable stone and paint or decorate it with symbols of remembrance (such as poppies) or of peace (such as doves) or with a cross or other suitable image.  You can then place these around a tree in front of our church building as a personal act of remembrance.

HARVEST THANKS

A very big thank you to all who donated food goods for Harvest on Sunday 4 October 2020.  The Talbot Association were absolutely delighted with the donation and couldn’t believe how generous our congregation were, especially during this current pandemic.  My car was absolutely full to the roof, I couldn’t fit another bag in!  They asked me to pass on their most grateful thanks.

I am also delighted to let you know that we managed to raise the great sum of £396.05 which will go to FarmAfrica.

Thank you for choosing to share with those who are less fortunate here in Glasgow as well as abroad, your generosity is very much appreciated.

Helen McKenzie                                                            Harvest Co-ordinator

   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

Follow this link to read the Tribute to Flo smith

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  2019 – 2020

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

To see the archive of previous photographs just follow this link

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

Links to the Wider Church

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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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