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Parish News Round-up

Thursday January 7 2021

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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Greenhills Parish Church, East Kilbride, was raised to Full Status in the Church of Scotland at a service on December 20 2020.

Greenhills was founded in 1975 as a Church Extension Charge, and is the last Extension Charge to be raised to Full Status. The service was conducted by the Rev Maxine Buck, Moderator of the Presbytery of Hamilton, and the Rev John Brewster who has served as the parish minister for almost 33 years. It was an enthusiastic worship with music from Malawi, and everyone wore Kente scarves from Ghana.

As singing was not allowed, the people's response to God was stand up applause, and the exchange of peace was a formal bow to each other. Many greetings were received from local churches and faith groups, politicians, and international friends. Everyone received a beautiful enlarged photo of the stained glass window as a souvenir of the day.


Freuchie Parish Church in Fife was keen to celebrate Advent this year despite all the restrictions and being unable to hold the usual events such as December Messy Church.

This year the church took a different approach, working with the Parent Council on lots of ‘Festive Freuchie’ events. One highlight was when the young people and their families came to the church (staggered over a time interval of a couple of hours and all socially distanced) to help decorate the village tree – bringing decorations that they had made at home. When they arrived through the darkness, they found the stained-glass windows of the church brightly illuminated and (electric) tealights lighting their path.


Ladies from Forfar East and Old Parish Church knitted over 200 angels before Christmas, which were distributed around the town, in the local primary school and playgroup, care home staff and residents and the Big Kirk Shop.

 


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