God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.
Ephesians 2:20-22 (The Message)
Hello and Welcome to our Moncreiff Family,
It is great that you stopped by and we hope you find what you are looking for. There is much happening around the Church building and after the past 18months it feels exciting. It is also a little nerve-wracking as we continue to live with Covid-19, and so we are continuing to support the wearing of masks, using hand sanitiser and physical distancing. We are hopeful though realistic that we are still going through the valley of the shadow of death. The horizon stretches before us and we continue to move forward with confidence and prayer. Please abide by the safety protocols for your benefit and those around you, whether you are coming to church event or a group or activity.
We are welcoming back our Uniform Organisations with the exception of the Guides who joined up with another EK Guide Company. The Guild is moving to Tuesday afternoons, the Chill Out Club has started back, Slimming World is on Saturdays and a number of other groups are using our space. It is lovely to be able to support such a wide range of church and community groups.
It takes time to rebuild and restart. But it is also a great opportunity to start new groups, welcome back others and come up with new ideas. Working with David Kennedy our Energy Efficiency Officer we are putting recycling bins in place for clothing and ink cartridges along with paper, glass and tin. He is also leading workshops on the Warm House Discount so do check that out if you are on low income (under £16000). And if help with debt or budgeting is something you need check out our CAP information.
For those wanting to explore faith, revisit promises made, or want to join the Church then join with us for our ABC of Discipleship group – 4 sessions on Thursdays from 10am in the Sanctuary starting 16th September. Using videos, discussion and bible texts we explore Acceptance, Belonging, Commitment and Discipleship. An evening series will be in late October (just to settle on which night!)
We are here for the parish and people of Calderwood with the compassion and capacity to welcome you wherever you are from. So whether you join with us online through Facebook, YouTube, or in person – God bless you and welcome. Do explore our pages for more information and drop us a message anytime.
"We love because He first loved us." (1 John 4:19)
We believe in God, who is the source of all life.
And in Jesus Christ, who shows us how to live.
And in His Holy Spirit, who makes this possible.
In gratitude for our lives, we are committed to helping all to move towards wholeness through our:-
Worship, Work & Witness.