CHURCH OF SCOTLAND - WILLIAMWOOD PARISH CHURCH

Worship, Socialise and Grow with us into the Future

General Info

Minister: Rev. Janet Mathieson

Scottish Charity Number SC009939

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Accounts

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown measures we have been unable, as yet, to hold the Stated Annual Meeting for 2020.  The full Annual Report has been approved by our Independent Examiner and a copy can be made available on application to the Treasurer.  Abbreviated Accounts for 2019 with the Budget for 2020 are available for review…….. HERE

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

                                       

To access the Sunday School on the Web just click the box 

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 now seeing some of the restrictions imposed on our lives – and on the life of the Church being relaxed as COVID 19 is controlled and suppressed.

We hope we might be able to open our church building in early August for some sort of collective worship though with limited numbers and other measures in place.

In the meantime, we continue to worship together from our homes via Zoom. You can access this by using the internet or by dialling in on a telephone. Use the contact facility on this page to request the invitation code if you do not already receive it.  We also continue our congregational life on this website and on our Facebook page.

If you need help or a chat please contact your elder or the Minister. If you live in our parish (even if you are not a member of the congregation) the Church is also here for you. Please get in touch if you want to join in anything or if you need help.

We hope everyone is able to enjoy this summer season and that all may know God’s blessing in their lives.

Jan

Thank you for all of your pictures over the past few weeks.

We are so pleased to be sharing the final product with you here – Enjoy!

Music- The Lord’s My Shepherd (Stuart Townsend)
Sarah Alexander- Piano
Kerry Alexander- Violin
Emma Alexander- Viola
Special thanks to Marc McMillan for putting the audio together.
And thanks to all of you for sending your photos in!

Video Link Here

 

Williamwood Web Worship

Worship for Sunday 2nd August 2020 

Today is the ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O Lord, and all thy saints shall bless thee (Psalm 145: 10)

LET US WORSHIP GOD

Click on the Facebook icon and listen to – or join in – the hymn: O Lord, thou art my God and King…. (CH4: 100; Ps.145)

A prayer to start the day:

Lord Jesus Christ, who once walked this earth and made it holy, crowds followed you where you went and you fed them in body, mind and spirit.

Today we gather in your name and in fellowship with one another.

In this time of worship, we praise and bless you for the love you show, still, to us and to all.

Through this time of worship, feed us once more, we pray – that we may become, anew, your church in the world, embodying and enacting your love.

Teach us to do your will.

Turn to us in mercy and forgive us when we do not but persist in seeking after that which robs us and others of abundant life.

Take away our anxieties; our apathy; or greed and our guilt – and sustain us, henceforth and for ever, by the strength of your holy Spirit, that we may live like you and love like you, your holy and faithful people, called by our glorious and gracious God: eternal and ever-blessed Trinity whom we worship and adore this day and unto all eternity.            Amen

Old Testament Reading

Psalm 145: 8-9; 14-21

Gospel Reading

Read Matthew 14: 13-21

What connections can you find between these two passages of scripture?

Where do you think God’s presence is today?                                          

Have the changes experienced by our world and our church recently  led us to find God in new places?

Count the blessings you enjoy and which are God’s gift to you The Church – and all God’s gifts – are not for the church alone. The work of the church is to share God’s blessings with others. How can you take part in this work?

What can we learn of God and godly living from previous generations? What – and how – can we tell younger generations of God?

Click on the Facebook icon and listen to – or join in – the hymn: The  king of love my shepherd is…..CH4:462)                                                                               

Closing Prayers

Give thanks to God for all God’s goodness to you.

Ask God’s blessing on the people and situations which concern you

Pray the Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                           

Click on the Facebook icon and listen to – or join in – the hymn: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah….(CH4: 167)

May God’s abundant blessing be yours now and always.

Amen

   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.

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

Sundays

10.50am – SUNDAY SHCOOL

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

PICTURE GALLERY 

2019 – 2020

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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