Welcome to the website of Moncreiff Parish Church
I am Kevin de Beer, currently serving as the interim moderator at Moncreiff Parish Church, and it is my privilege to share a few words regarding our life together as a church gathering for worship in Calderwood, East Kilbride.
We are part of the wider witness that is the Church of Scotland and are currently in vacancy. A period of vacancy offers us an opportunity to engage in a prayerful process as to who our next minister might be. It also offers us an opportunity to intentionally share our ongoing ministry as those who gather to worship God and witness to God’s saving love revealed in Jesus Christ. It is my hope that as you scroll through our website or visit our Facebook page you will gain a sense of a vibrant and active church. If you are in the Calderwood area it would be wonderful to have you visit with us and the details as to how to find us as well as our various ministries are readily available on the website.
One of the privileges of being ‘in vacancy’ is working on our parish profile and we would be delighted if you would read through it. The profile will give you a real sense of our hopes and dreams regarding ministry. If you happen to be a minister within the Church of Scotland then we are also hopeful that you would prayerfully consider whether God might be calling you to serve as our minister of Word and Sacrament.
It was when we were working on our parish profile (an exciting process that included 30 leaders sharing their experience and expectations of our life together) that an elder proposed the use of an acrostic to offer a bird’s eye view of who we are.
It is a real privilege to share that acrostic with you and we hope that you would read through the rest of the website as well as the parish profile to get a better understanding and appreciation of our shared worshipping and witnessing life.
We are simply Moncreiff...
Motivated – by a real sense of God at work in our midst
Open – to the possibilities of change/growth
Noticing – the challenges in front of us
Committed and Caring – we believe that we can offer the support necessary in the fulfilment of our shared call to
Reaching – beyond ourselves into the wider community
Expectant – that God has been busy with us and is still shaping us to be
Intentional – in the ways in which we say yes to the many and varied opportunities that are before us, and so we invite each other to consider the possibilities of joining together as church in
Fellowship as we seek to follow Christ in the living out and the sharing of the Good News of God’s Love
Our journey continues and it is my hope that this acrostic will give you a taste of who we are. Please join with us in the act of worship. We would consider it a privilege to meet you.
Yours in Christ’s service
Kevin de Beer (interim moderator)
"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.