Church of Scotland



Sunday, 14 August 2022

This weeks intimations


Monthly Praise evening: Fullarton Connexions has extended an invitation to all congregations to join in a monthly contemporary praise service.  There will be a service this evening at 6:30pm, and the following one will be on Sunday 11th September, all are welcome.


Change to Pastoral Cover:  Essential pastoral cover for the period 15th – 28th August will be provided by the Rev Lynsey Brennan of Dundonald Parish Church.  Lynsey can be contacted on 01563 850243.


Girdle Toll Foodbank:  The Girdle Toll Parish Church Foodbank will reopen for clients each Friday from September 2nd onwards from 4-6pm.

The Acorn Roadshow is a Church of Scotland supported initiative visiting Irvine on Wednesday the 7th September at 7.30 pm at Irvine Old Church Hall.  The main object is to promote mission and prayer in a simple and accessible way.  The secondary aim is to encourage unity with a view to the planned one parish in Irvine, Dreghorn and Springside.  The main lead will be Dr Michael Harvey, the format will be relaxed and aims to be enjoyable.  The event starts at 7.30 pm, and tea and coffee will be available from 7.00 pm.  Registration will be through Eventbrite, which will be available about two weeks before the event.  More details to follow.

Bible Study and Prayer Group: The Bible Study offers a great opportunity to explore the Bible for today and our new Bible Study group starts on Zoom on Thursday 15th September from 7pm.   The Zoom Prayer Group creates space to listen for God and pray together, and this continues Thursday 29th September, also from 7pm.  This is a new season, and all are welcome.  For easy access details please speak with the minister.     


Committees: We are appealing for people to join our new committees.  The choice of committees is as follows: Finance, Property, Halls, Pastoral Care, Communication, Social Events, Eco and Outreach/Mission.  The Sunday Teas team are also looking for helpers for their rota on a Sunday.

If you are interested in helping on any of the above your services will be much appreciated.  Please contact Sheena Henderson.


Coffee Club:  The Coffee Club is now closed for the summer break.  Thanks to all who have served at and supported the Coffee Club throughout a challenging year! 

The Steptoe Project:  We are on the look out for items which can be sold  to raise funds for church projects (eg-  the restoration of the church clock). Please contact Freddie on 01294 217936 if you have any antiques, clocks/ watches, silver cutlery,  old collectable toys, car parts or any other items which can be recycled/restored.

Seating:  Seating upstairs and in the centre area downstairs   is unrestricted.  Seating in the downstairs west and east wings will retain a one metre social distance. Please feel free to continue to wear a facemask if you wish to do so.

Thought For the Week:  Please visit our website at –

Livestream and online services:  Our Sunday worship services are livestreamed and can be accessed via YouTube and Facebook pages. Videos of services are also up-loaded for later viewing. Please search for ‘Dreghorn and Springside Church’ to find our pages and to subscribe for quick links and updates.

Camera and audio recording: The livestream camera is focused on the chancel      area only. The camera begins livestreaming as the service starts and finishes after   we have sung the blessing. Please note that audio of the organ music is being recorded as the congregation gathers and leaves the building.

COVID 19:   We are keeping up-to-date with the latest COVID guidance and have stewards available at the church buildings on a Sunday morning to provide support. You will be most welcome, but if you are experiencing continuous cough, fever, loss of taste or smell then join us online instead.

Order of Service:  Entries to Joan Ballintyne by Thursday 9.00pm. ( 01294 214403 or email –  Please speak to Joan if you would appreciate a large print copy of the Order of Service.