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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD ............................................................................................................................. 1
PRESTWICK SOUTH MINISTERS ........................................................................................... 2
THE PRESTWICK SOUTH STORY .......................................................................................... 3
SUMMARISED DIARY OF DEVELOPMENTS .......................................................................... 5
OTHER RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ........................................................................................ 7
IN MEMORY OF ........................................................................................................................ 8
RECENT ORGANISATIONAL AND CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS ......................... 9
SUNDAY SERVICES ................................................................................................................ 11
COMMUNION SUNDAY ............................................................................................................11
CD DISTRIBUTION ................................................................................................................... 11
TEA AND COFFEE ................................................................................................................... 11
FLOWER DISTRIBUTORS ....................................................................................................... 12
KIRK SESSION ......................................................................................................................... 13
KIRK SESSION COMMITTEES ................................................................................................ 14
TRANSPORT TO CHURCH ...................................................................................................... 14
CONGREGATIONAL BOARD 2010 – 2011 .............................................................................. 15
OFFICE BEARERS ................................................................................................................... 17
CHURCH OFFICER .................................................................................................................. 18

COMPUTER ADDRESSES ....................................................................................................... 18


CHURCH CALENDAR 2010 – 2011 ......................................................................................... 19
CHURCH COMMITTEES .......................................................................................................... 21
FINANCE COMMITTEE .......................................................................................... 21
PROPERTY COMMITTEE ...................................................................................... 21
SOCIAL COMMITTEE ............................................................................................ 21
MAGAZINE COMMITTEE ....................................................................................... 22
CD DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE .......................................................................... 22
FLOWER COMMITTEE .......................................................................................... 22
TEA ROTA .................................................................................................................................23
CRECHE ROTA ........................................................................................................................ 24
PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ........................................................... 25
CHURCH ACTIVITIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER ........................................................... 26
INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH ACTIVITIES ....................................................................... 27
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL ......................................................................................... 27
THE BIBLE CLASS ................................................................................................. 27
PRAISE BAND ....................................................................................................... 28
BADMINTON CLUB ................................................................................................ 28
THE BROWNIES .................................................................................................... 29
THE GUIDES .......................................................................................................... 30
GOLF ...................................................................................................................... 30
WORKING PARTY ................................................................................................. 31
TAEWONDO ........................................................................................................... 31
THE CHOIR ............................................................................................................ 32
THE GUILD ............................................................................................................. 32
THE 2ND / 4TH PRESTWICK BOYS’ BRIGADE ................................................... 33
THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP .................................................................................. 34
THE TEDDY TODDLER CLUB ............................................................................... 34
ELDERS NOMINATED TO VISIT CHURCH ORGANISATIONS .............................................. 35
WORSHIP GROUP ................................................................................................................... 36
MEDIA ....................................................................................................................................... 37
PEW CARDS ............................................................................................................................. 38
SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS .......................................................................................................38
LIFE AND WORK ...................................................................................................................... 38
NOTES ...................................................................................................................................... 39
FOREWORD
One of my favourite humorous religious stories concerns a Minister
who lived next to a railway line. Every day, at precisely 10.32am he
would leave whatever he was doing and go into his study. From there
he could see the Inter-City 125 rush past the bottom of the garden.

Whether it was in the middle of a phone call, or a small meeting, or


someone calling at the Manse, the Minister would get up at 10.32am,
go into the study, and gaze at the express train as it flashed past.

A Student Assistant was appointed to the Church and quickly became


aware of the obsession that the Minister had each day at 10.32am.
Eventually the Student Assistant plucked up the courage and said to the
Minister in a very gentle way:

“Isn’t your hobby getting a little out of hand?”

“Oh, I’m not interested in train-spotting,” explained the Minister.


“I just like to see the only thing that moves in the parish without me
having to push it.”

With the Prestwick South Manse situated in St. Quivox Road there is
obviously no railway line close at hand. However, in our fairly busy
Church I’m delighted to report that a great deal happens without any
direct involvement from myself. Therefore I am once again indebted to
all who contribute to the life and witness of Prestwick South Parish
Church by the giving of their time and talents.

As a new Session begins may we continue to grow in faith through our


support and loyalty for the Church, the Organisations and for one
another.

Kenneth C. Elliott

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PRESTWICK SOUTH MINISTERS

1882 – 1900 Rev. Archibald Alison

1895 – 1908 Rev. Ernest Finlay Scott


(Initially as Co-Minister during
Rev. Alison’s illness)

1909 – 1910 Rev. Robert Cameron MacMillan

1912 – 1934 Rev. Alexander Gibson

1935 – 1947 Rev. George Napier Christie

1947 – 1976 Rev. James Burgoyne Yorke

1976 – 1980 Rev. Jack Brown

1981 – 1988 Rev. Thomas B Girdwood

1989 – Date Rev. Kenneth C Elliott

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THE PRESTWICK SOUTH STORY
In 1879 members of the United Presbyterian Church in Ayr
(Cathcart and Darlington Place Churches) decided to establish a
Preaching Station in Prestwick to provide for the members of the
United Presbyterian Church living in the Prestwick area and the
throngs of summer visitors who came to the town.

After much searching by Thomas Bone and James Andrew, the


two elders appointed to oversee the project, a site was secured
and building began in October 1879. Building was completed for
the official opening on 25 April 1880. This building through the
years has been continually renovated and now contains our
present Vestry, Waiting Room, Flower Arranging Room and
Session House. The original entrance is now used as the Church
rear doorway, the date 1879 carved above. The cost of the
building was £450.

At that time the Prestwick population was 2,800. Attendance at


the new Church was initially small with around 20 at Sunday
services and up to 30 at Wednesday Prayer Meetings. With the
advent of summer, Services were better supported and preachers
were provided from local Ministers. Rev. James Rennie, a
former Moderator of the U.P. Church, resident in Prestwick, was
a great help and the Misses Rennie helped with the singing and
accompaniment on a harmonium presented by “Friends of the
Mission Church”.

The debt on the small church was soon discharged and as this
Mission Church was still under the oversight of Darlington Place
Church, Ayr, it was decided to apply for status of a full Church.
Permission was granted and the first minister, Rev. Mr Archibald
Alison, was inducted on 4 July 1882.

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At the Annual Business Meeting, in December 1882, the decision
to build our present Church was taken. The completed Church,
total cost £1,900, was opened on 5 June 1884.

Within a year a manse was built in St Quivox Road opposite the


present Manse. That Manse was large enough to house the
Minister, his wife and five sons and four daughters.

The financing of the Church building and Manse was a


tremendous burden on a small congregation but by the efforts of
Minister, Congregation and friends, including donations of £450
from Sir Peter Coats, £250 from the Ferguson Bequest and
£32.15/- from Presbytery and £601 proceeds of a Grand Bazaar
from 24 – 26 July the debt was cleared in 1894.

The first Manse was sold and replaced by 15 Southpark Avenue


in 1946 and then replaced by the present Manse in St Quivox
Road in 1950.

A new Church hall was built on the site of Ryefield House and
grounds adjacent to the Church at a cost of £11,575 and opened
by Dr. Leonard Small, Ex-Moderator of the Church of Scotland,
in 1960.

In recent years many more changes have taken place, a sign of


the Faith and Commitment of the Congregation. This has
included a Church Garden, New Vestry, Church Hall Kitchen
Extension and the New Millennium Stained Glass Window.

Further alterations and changes will be required to meet new


legislation. Indeed, a Feasibility Study of Prestwick South Parish
Church has recently been completed and the Property Committee
are currently examining what possible changes may be required
to the property to take Prestwick South forward into the 21st
Century.

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SUMMARISED DIARY OF
MAJOR DEVELOPMENT
1865 United Presbyterian Church. Presbytery of Kilmamock.
First discussions on the needs of Prestwick.

1880 The Mission Hall was opened. (The present Session House)

1881 Full Church status in the Presbytery of Kilmarnock

1882 First Minister appointed. (Replaced Visiting Preachers)

1884 The new Church building was opened.

1900 Joined with the Free Church to become Prestwick South


United Free Church. U.F. Presbytery of Ayr.

1903 Vestry accommodation added.

1905 Memorial Window to Sarah W. Stewart Gilfillan.

1922 Wired for Electricity.

1923 Memorial Window to 2nd Lt. William A. R. Monteith.

1927 Ryefield House and grounds adjacent to the Church


purchased.

1957 Pulpit area remodelled. Organ moved to the South side of the
Church and the Pulpit moved south from the centre.

1960 The New Hall was opened.

1962 Front area of the Church opened by removing the gates and
part of the front wall.

1965 Gas CentraI Heating installed in the Church.

1967& 1972 Memorial Windows given by 3rd Prestwick Brownies.

1979 Small Hall, formerly the Mission Station redesigned to serve


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as the Session House and to hold small meetings.
1981 Gas central heating installed in the New Hall. Pulpit area
redesigned to provide clearer platform area for the
Communion Table and for Wedding and Baptismal
Ceremonies.

1984 Pulpit and Choir area redesigned.

1985 Church bell equipment installed. Wyvern Organ installed,


this being the third organ in the Church's history -
apart from the harmonium in the early days of the
Mission.

1990 The new comprehensive Notice Board was erected in the


forecourt and dedicated in memory of Mrs Marguerite
Simpson.

1991 The new Vestry was dedicated in memory of Mrs Jean


Deans. The old Vestry was turned into a much needed
Waiting Room.

1992 The Church Garden was completed, transformed from


waste ground at the rear of the Hall.

1993 The New Kitchen Extension was opened by Provost Gibson


MacDonald of Kyle and Carrick District Council

1995 Three Ramps were constructed to facilitate access to the


Church and Halls for the disabled. £900 towards
this project was provided from funds resulting from
Rev. Kenneth Elliott’s 1994 Sponsored London Marathon Run.

2000 To mark the new Millennium a new Stained Glass Window


was dedicated The Window was funded by donations from
members of the Congregation and Organisations. The Artist
commissioned to design and install the window was Catriona
Wilkinson.

2008 A new Allan Organ was unveiled on the 26th October and
formally dedicated on the 30th November.

2010 Installation of Powerpoint and new Church Lighting.


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OTHER RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
1993 On Good Friday, 9th April, a Metal Sculpture depicting
Christ on the Cross was erected in the Church Garden. It
was a gift from the art department of Ayr Academy.

1995 An improved Sound System was of significant help to those


with hearing difficulties and incorporated facilities for
recording weekly services for the benefit of house
bound and sick members.

1996 Two side Pews were removed to allow availability for the
accommodation of members in Wheelchairs.

The Session House was Refurbished. Carpet Tiles were


fitted, New Chairs were purchased and purpose-built
furniture was constructed.

1997 External Speakers were fitted to the Organ.

2000 In May of this year Project 2000 was launched. The object
of Project 2000 was to completely enhance and transform the
wooden interior of our Church, including the Pews and the
Window Sills. Indeed, under the guidance of Bob Bell and
the Working Party, members of the Congregation were asked
to volunteer for this very ambitious project. Although such
work, including scraping off existing varnish and
sandpapering, was often slow and laborious the end results
are certainly worth all the effort and upheaval.

Thirty nine Elder’s Mail Boxes in the shape of a Celtic


Cross were erected outside the Session House. The Mail
Boxes were designed and built by Jim Meikle. Part of this
unique structure was actually built from one of the Pews that
had recently been removed from the Church.

2002 Further improvements were made to the Sound System,


including the provision of new Speakers and a Mixing desk.

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IN MEMORY OF
Through the generosity of certain people the following items have been gifted
to the Church in recent years:

1994 On Sunday, 7th August, at the Morning Service a new


improved Pulpit Light and additional Church Illumination
was dedicated. These were the gift of Miss Joan Gillespie
and her sister Mrs K Richmond in memory of their mother
Mrs Jane Anna Gillespie.

1996 The refurbishment of the Session House included a Lectern


in memory of Eric Allan Boyd who sadly died at a very
young age in 1970. This was gifted by Eric’s parents.

1998 On Sunday 22nd March a Bible Marker was dedicated in


memory of Mr Jack McMurtrie, our former Church
Officer. This was gifted by Mrs May Fyfe in memory of her
brother.

On Sunday 24th May two new Pulpit Falls were dedicated in


memory of Mrs Helen Armour. These were gifted by Mr
Gibby Armour in memory of his wife.

1999 On Sunday 2nd May two Magazine Holders were dedicated


in memory of Mrs Elma McLean and Mrs Evelyn Rowe.
These Magazine Holders were gifted by Mrs McLean’s son
Jamie and niece Fiona; and by Mrs Rowe’s daughter Eunice.

2001 On Sunday the 8th April two New Hymn Boards were
dedicated in loving memory of Mr Fred Paton. The Hymn
Boards were gifted to the Church by Fred’s wife, Nancy.

2002 On Sunday 15th September a Communion Table Runner


was dedicated in memory of Mrs Margaret McClure. This
was gifted by her daughter Janice.

2004 On Sunday 20th June, Pottery sets were dedicated at a


special dedication service in the memory of Eunice Swann.
They were gifted by her friends and family.

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RECENT ORGANISATIONAL AND
CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
1990 The Social Committee was formed to stimulate fellowship
among members by arranging various functions and events.

1991 On Friday the 20th September The Teddy Toddler Group


opened it’s doors to mums and young children.

1992 The 4th Prestwick Junior Section and Anchor Boys had
their first meeting on 3rd September.

1996 In April a spectacular and highly colourful three day Flower


Festival in aid of the Simona Trust was held in the
Church.

1997 The Junior Choir performed for the very first time on
Sunday
the 18th of May.

1998 The Congregation embarked on the Buchanan Campaign


with tremendous enthusiasm. On Friday 24th April
approximately 380 packed Belmont Academy in Ayr for a
Family Meal. The final result of the Campaign reflected that
income had risen from £43,598 to over £67,000.

1999 On Sunday night, the 21st March, the Choir plus some
additional members from the Congregation, under the
leadership of David Ferguson performed the Sacred Cantata,
‘The Good Shepherd’ by T Mee Pattison. All proceeds
were donated to the Macmillan Cancer Relief Ayrshire
Appeal.
On Sunday 25th April the Junior Choir performed ‘Captain
Noah’.

2000 Music continued to play a key part in the Church with the
Choir performing ‘The Sayings Of Jesus’ on Sunday the
2nd April. Then on Sunday 14th May the Junior Choir
performed ‘The Shepherd King’.
As part of the Church’s Millennium celebrations the
Dunaskin

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Doon Brass Band led a Special Songs of Praise on Sunday
4th June featuring some of the Congregations favourite
Hymns including the Number One choice ‘Thine Be The
Glory’.

2001 On Sunday 13th May the Junior Choir performed ‘The


Singing Dancing Carpenter’. This modern musical about
the life of Jesus once again highlighted the youthful musical
talent in the Church.

2002 On Sunday 28th April the Junior Choir performed ‘Joseph


And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ to a packed
Church. Such was the success of this production that due to
popular demand the Junior Choir gave an additional
performance on Sunday 19th May.

2003 The Congregation once again embarked on a Stewardship


Campaign - ‘The Bright Future Campaign 2003’. The
format of the successful 1998 Campaign laid the foundations
and income rose by approximately 16%.

2004 In October 2004 the Church celebrated it’s 125th


Anniversary. A special Exhibition took place in the Church
Hall on the 9th and 10th October with Photographs and other
items depicting the past 125 years. On Sunday the 10th
October a special Anniversary Service was held, when a
packed Church gave thanks to God for Prestwick South
Parish Church. After the Service a Buffet Lunch, complete
with a Birthday Cake, was provided in the Hall.
It truly was a very moving and memorable occasion.

2006 On Sunday 31st December the Prestwick South Praise Band,


under the leadership of Brian McGhie made their very first
appearance before the Congregation

2007 The Congregation embarked on the Reaffirmation


Campaign seeking to review not just financially, but also
spiritually, their commitment to the Church. Income rose by
approximately 13.7%.

2010 The 4th Prestwick Boys’ Brigade amalgamated with the 2nd
Prestwick.
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THE FUTURE
WE GO FORWARD IN FAITH GIVING THANKS TO GOD
FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN THE PAST.
SUNDAY SERVICES
Our Sunday Morning Service in Prestwick South begins at 11.00am and
all Visitors are made most welcome. On the Third Sunday of most
months Family Services take place where young people are in Church
for the entire Service.

COMMUNION SUNDAY
Communion takes place five times a year in Prestwick South, this
Sacrament is normally celebrated on the first Sunday of October,
December, March and June. In October and March there are two
Communion Services at 11.00am and 2.00pm.

There is also an Open Communion at the 11.00am Service on the first


Sunday of the New Year.

CD DISTRIBUTION
The Service is recorded each Sunday for the benefit of anyone that
cannot attend Church. At the present time five volunteers weekly
distribute CDs to 20 homes. If you would like a copy of the Sunday
Service on CD, then either speak directly to your Elder or phone Mr
Andrew Mitchell, the CD Convener (Tel. 470194).

TEA and COFFEE


Tea and Coffee are served each Sunday in the hall after the Morning
Service. All members of the Congregation and visitors are warmly
invited to join in this time of fellowship. This is organised by the

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Social Committee under the supervision of Mrs Ann McPike. Ann is
responsible for the rota system of volunteers willing to serve Tea and
Coffee. New volunteers are always welcome. If interested please
telephone Mrs Ann McPike (Tel 01655 882467).

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FLOWER DISTRIBUTORS
September Mrs Margaret Nairn 11 Midton Avenue.

October Mrs Jean McCormack 22 Biggart Road.

November Mrs Helen Inglis 16 Laughlanglen Road.

December Mrs Eva Dougall 11 St.Andrew’s Avenue.

January Mrs Helen Bell 119 St.Quivox Road.

February Miss Marion Ronald 8 Kingscroft Road.

March Mrs Margaret Boyd 41 Fullarton Road.

April Mrs Alison Armour 20 Ardlui Road Ayr.

May Mrs Katie McKail 49 Caerlaverock Road.

June Mrs Janet Foggo 1 Woodlands Street.

July Miss Joan Gillespie 14 Barony Road.

August Mrs Ella Mitchell 4 Glenpark Avenue.

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KIRK SESSION
MODERATOR: Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott

SESSION CLERK: Alan C. Moir


NAME ADDRESS TEL. ORDAINED

Alison Armour 20 Ardlui Road. 267928 2008


Margaret Bingham 126 Adamton Road. 476411 1987
Wilson Connell 17 Rowallan Crescent. 478308 1966
Anne Connor 7 Powmill Road. 470698 1999
Jean Dunlop 10 Grangemuir Road. 474739 1987
William Elphinstone 12 Highfield Avenue. 470373 1996
Malcolm Foggo 1 Woodlands Street. 470026 1961
Joan Gillespie 14 Barony Road. 477541 1996
Wilma Goodwin 4 Adamton Road. 470137 1987
Ann Green 25 Marina Road. 478393 1987
Neil Hannah 10 Allanvale Road. 477501 1999
Helen Inglis 16 Laughlanglen Road, Ayr. 440818 1993
Neil Inglis 16 Laughlanglen Road, Ayr. 440818 1975
William Irvine 2 MacRae Drive. 475394 1979
Susan Johnson 14 St John Street. 478633 1996
Allan Kerr 3 Cochrane Place. 479960 1967
Catherine Laverie 28 Caerlaverock Avenue. 476007 2008
Ann Mackay 15 Briarhill Road. 477738 2008
Arthur Mackay 15 Briarhill Road. 477738 2008
Jack McCormack 22 Biggart Road. 470714 1956
Karen McGhie 53 Ayr Road. 477538 1999
Shona McGill 1K Albyn Court, Kyle Street. 471899 1994
Katie McKail 49 Caerlaverock Road. 475239 1996
George McLean 22 Rowallan Crescent. 479551 1959
Ann McPike 8 Ashgrove, Maybole. 01655 1999
882467
Frank McQuade 5 Hunter Street. 475632 1983
Karen Mathers 10 Southpark Avenue. 475113 1993
Alex Miller 13 Crawford Avenue. 479923 1967
Andrew Mitchell 4 Glenpark Avenue. 470194 1983
Alan Moir 98 Ayr Road. 476883 1977
John Park 20 Ayr Road. 475209 1988
Nancy Paton 5d Monkton Court. 474582 1999
Ina Ross 17 Aitkenbrae Drive. 474260 1993
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Hector Scott 17 Morris Road. 477952 1979
Jim Thomson 3 Woodlands Street. 475972 1990
Robert Watson 10 Craigneil Drive. 470285 1988
James Yee 20 Marina Road. 477163 1993

KIRK SESSION COMMITTEES

MINISTER’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Convener: Rev Kenneth Elliott


Session Clerk: Mr Alan Moir
Clerk ToThe Board: Mr Malcolm Foggo
Presbytery Elder:
Elders Training Officer: Mr George McLean

GROWTH COMMITTEE

Convener: Mrs Margaret Bingham


Mrs Jean Dunlop
Mr Bill Elphinstone
Mr Malcolm Foggo
Mrs Wilma Goodwin

TRANSPORT TO CHURCH
If you have difficulty getting to Church on a Sunday please let your
Elder know. Your Elder will then make every effort to arrange transport
as quickly as possible.

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD 2010 - 2011


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Several years ago it was agreed that people serving on the
Congregational Board must retire after three years, with the exception
of those holding positions of responsibility.

This structure has proved a great success, allowing fresh faces to join
the Board while also retaining a sense of experience and continuity.
Each year the opportunity is given for three Elders and three Church
members to join the Board.

CONTINUOUS APPOINTMENTS

Chairman: Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott


Clerk to the Board: Mr Malcolm Foggo
Treasurer: Mr Frank McQuade
Session Clerk: Mr Alan Moir

FINANCE

Gift Aid Convener: Mrs Aileen Telfer


F.W.O. Convener: Mrs Margaret Moir

PROPERTY

Property Convener: Mr James Yee


Vice Convener: Mrs Helen Inglis
Working Party Convener:

SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR

Co-ordinator Mrs Katie McKail

(BOLD ABOVE DENOTES MEMBER OF KIRK SESSION)


ELECTED FROM KIRK SESSION

Mrs Susan Johnson 14 St. John Street. Retire


Mr Andrew Mitchell 4 Glenpark Avenue. 2011
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Mr John Park 20 Ayr Road.

Mr Bill Elphinstone 12 Highfield Avenue. Retire


Mr Jack McCormack 22 Biggart Road. 2012

Mr Neil Inglis 16 Laughlanglen Road Ayr. Retire


Miss Shona McGill 1K Albyn Court, Kyle Street. 2013

ELECTED FROM CONGREGATION

Mr Herbert Hannah 7 Sandhill Gardens Troon. Retire


Mrs Ann Mackay 15 Briarhill Street 2011
Mr Brian McGhie 53 Ayr Road.

Mr Stephen Miller 6 Whitehall Avenue. Retire


Mr Hugh Stevenson 43 Marina Road. 2012
Mrs Carol Summers 28 Allanvale Road.

Mrs Gwen Boyd 71a Midton Road. Retire


Mr John Telfer 79 Marchburn Avenue. 2013
Mr Bill Wallace 33 Gray Street

PLEASE REMEMBER:

If you would like to serve on the Congregational Board then speak to


the Minister or Clerk to the Board. The opportunity is there for all
Church Members.

OFFICE BEARERS
Minister
Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott 68 St. Quivox Road
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(Tel. 478788)
Church Secretary
+ Hall Letting Convener
Miss Dorothy McPherson Vestry
(Tel. 678556)
Session Clerk
Mr Alan Moir 98 Ayr Road
(Tel. 476883)
Clerk to Congregational Board
Mr Malcolm Foggo 1 Woodlands Street
(Tel. 470026)
Congregational Treasurer
Mr Frank McQuade 5 Hunter Street
(Tel. 475632)
Gift Aid Convener
Mrs Aileen Telfer 79 Marchburn Avenue
(Tel. 478492)
F.W.O. Convener
Mrs Margaret Moir 98 Ayr Road
(Tel. 476883)

Property Convener
Mr James Yee 20 Marina Road
(Tel. 477163)
Working Party Convener
Currently Vacant

Sunday School Superintendents


Mrs Ann Mackay 15 Briarhill Street
(Tel. 477738)
Mrs Katie McKail
49 Caerlaverock Road
(Tel. 475239)

Roll Keeper
Mr Allan Kerr 3 Cochrane Place
(Tel. 479960)
Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Mrs Katie McKail 49 Caerlaverock Road
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(Tel. 475239)
Life & Work Convener
Mrs Margaret Moir 98 Ayr Road
(Tel. 476883)
Flower Convener
Mrs Elizabeth Highcock 9D Ardayre Road
(Tel. 474311)
Sunday Service CD Convener
Mr Andrew Mitchell 4 Glenpark Avenue
(Tel. 470194)
Social Committee Convener
Mr Neil Inglis 16 Laughlanglen Road, Ayr.
(Tel. 440818)
Organist and Choirmaster
Mr David Ferguson 199 Hillfoot Road, Ayr.
(Tel. 268992)
Tea Convener
Mrs Ann McPike 8 Ashgrove, Maybole.
(Tel 01655 882467)

CHURCH OFFICER
The Church Officer at Prestwick South Parish Church is
Mr Willie Main, Telephone Number 286224.

COMPUTER ADDRESSES
Church Website: www.south-church.org.uk
Vestry E-mail: office@pwksouth.plus.com
Manse E-mail: kcelliott@tiscali.co.uk
CHURCH CALENDAR 2010 - 2011
PLEASE NOTE: The dates listed below are provisional and are subject
to change. If there are any changes they will be intimated in the
monthly Newsletter and from the pulpit during Sunday Services.

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2010
September
Monday 6th Kirk Session.
Tuesday 7th Girvan Golf Outing.
Sunday 12th Harvest Soup Lunch.
Tuesday 14th Congregational Board.
Sunday 26th Harvest Thanksgiving for MAF.

October
Sunday 3rd Communion.
Tuesday 26th Congregational Board.
Saturday 30th Sunday School Hallowe’en Party.

November
Saturday 6th Scottish Party Night.
Monday 8th Kirk Session.
Sunday 14th Remembrance Sunday.
Saturday 20th Guild Coffee Morning.

December
Saturday 4th Hospice Lunch.
Sunday 5th Communion & Praise Band
Advent Evening Service.
Friday 10th Sunday School Christmas
Pantomime Outing.
Sunday 12th Choir’s Christmas Presentation.
Tuesday 14th Congregational Board.
Saturday 18th Beginners & Primary Sunday
School Christmas Party.
Sunday 19th Family Christmas Service.
Friday 24th Watchnight Service.
Saturday 25th Christmas Day Service.

2011
January
Sunday 2nd Open Communion.
Friday 14th Burns Supper.
Tuesday 25th Congregational Board.

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February
Monday 7th Kirk Session.
Sunday 27th Youth Service.

March
Sunday 6th Communion.
Wednesday 9th Church Fellowship Meal
& A.G.M.
Saturday 12th Guild Coffee Morning.
Saturday 19th Sunday School Coffee Morning.
Tuesday 22nd Congregational Board.
Friday 25th Campaign Meal.

April
Sunday 17th Palm Sunday Praise Night.
Monday 18th – 22nd Holy Week Services at
– Friday St. Nicholas Church.
Sunday 24th Easter Sunrise Service.

May
Sunday 8th Christian Aid Service.
Monday 9th Kirk Session.
Tuesday 10th Spring Golf Outing.
Sunday 15th Family Barbecue & Games.
Tuesday 17th Congregational Board.

June
Sunday 5th Communion.
Sunday 12th Presentation Service &
Congregational Outing.
Thursday 23rd Evening Car Outing.

CHURCH COMMITTEES
FINANCE COMMITTEE

Gift Aid Convener: Mrs Aileen Telfer


Treasurer: Mr Frank McQuade
F.W.O. Convener: Mrs Margaret Moir
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Buchanan Campaign
Continuation Co-ordinator: Mr George McLean

PROPERTY COMMITTEE

Convener: Mr James Yee


Vice Convener: Mrs Helen Inglis
Working Party Convener:
Electrical Safety Officer: Mr Andy Laughland
Child Protection: Mrs Katie McKail
Mr Jack McCormack
Mr John Park

SOCIAL COMMITTEE

Convener: Mr Neil Inglis


Secretary: Rev. Kenneth Elliott
Treasurer: Mr Bobby McPike
Mrs Ellen Grant
Mrs Elspeth Haddow
Mr Jack McCormack
Mrs Catherine Laverie
Mrs Margaret McLean
Mrs Ann McPike

MAGAZINE COMMITTEE

Editor: Rev. Kenneth Elliott


Sub-Editor: Miss Dorothy McPherson
Distribution Convener: Mrs Anne McLaughlin
Production Team: Mrs Jean Sinclair
Mrs Eva Dougall
Mr Hugh Stevenson
Mrs Elizabeth Stevenson
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Mr Bill Elphinstone

CD DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE

Convener: Mr Andrew Mitchell


Distributors: Mrs Willa Gebbie
Mrs Elizabeth Highcock
Mrs Katie McKail
Mrs Elspeth McMurdo

FLOWER COMMITTEE

Convener: Mrs Elizabeth Highcock


Mrs Alison Armour
Mrs Helen Bell
Mrs Margaret Boyd
Mrs Ness
Mrs Sandra Robertson
Mrs Rita Tennant
Mrs Sandra Wallace
Miss Sheila Wilson

TEA ROTA
SEPTEMBER 2010 – SEPTEMBER 2011
TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
SEPTEMBER 10 5 12 19 26
OCTOBER 17 24 31 3 10
NOVEMBER 7 14 21 28
DECEMBER 5 12 19 26
JANUARY 11 23 30 2 9 16
FEBRUARY 6 13 20 27

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MARCH 13 20 27 6
APRIL 3 10 17 24
MAY 1 8 15 22 29
JUNE 19 26 5 12
JULY 3 10 17 24 31
AUGUST 7 14 21 28
SEPTEMBER 11 25 4 11 18

Team Number
M. Nairn (477630) M. Kerr (478001) M. Ronald (476703)
1
J/W Goodwin (470137) D. McQuade (475632) J. Foggo (470026)
2
I. Ross (474260) C. Laverie (476007) E. Grant (474632)
3
M. Millar (479923) S. Park (475209) J. Stevenson (671435)
4
J. McCormack (470714) M. McCormick (470841) M. Russell (471787)
5
M. Lawson (475473) M. Taylor (479725) W. Gebbie (478088)
6
A McPike (01655 882467) G. Boyd (678086) M. McLean (475236)
7

PLEASE NOTE:
The First Person in each Team is responsible for the provision of milk.
PLEASE REMEMBER:
If you are unable to attend, please arrange a Substitute. Could the Team on
duty please check the FRIDGE is clean and discard any out-of-date items and
if the TABLECOVERS are stained could they please be taken away to be washed and
returned the following week. Instructions for the DISHWASHER are on the wall
above it.

The Sunday Teas and Fellowship are much appreciated by all who attend.
Thank you for your continued help and support.
Ann McPike (Tel: 01655 882467)
CRÈCHE ROTA
SEPTEMBER 2010 – SEPTEMBER 2011

TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6
SEPTEMBER 10 26 5 12 19
OCTOBER 3 10 17 24 31
NOVEMBER 7 14 21 28

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DECEMBER 19 26 5 12
JANUARY 30 2 9 16 23
FEBRUARY 6 13 20 27
MARCH 13 20 27 6
APRIL 24 3 10 17
MAY 1 8 15 22 29
JUNE 5 12 19 26
JULY 17 24 31 3 10
AUGUST 28 7 14 21
SEPTEMBER 11 4 11 18 25

Team Number
1 Katie McKail 475239
2 Janet Foggo 470026 Moira Lawson 475473
3 Linda McCall 478636
4 Lesley Douglas 474070
5 Liz Kerr 479760 Sheila Galt 311757
6 Diane Shaw 671952 Lesley Muir 671578

PLEASE NOTE

Sunday Morning at 10.40 am in the back Hall.

If you are unable to attend it is YOUR responsibility to arrange a


substitute.

Anyone wishing to help contact Katie McKail (Tel: 475239)


PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
AND YOUNG PEOPLE
For our Church to comply with the Child Protection legislation, the
Safeguarding Co-ordinator and all new volunteers, must be approved
by the Central Registered Body Scotland (CRBS).

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POLICY STATEMENT

The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the


wholeness and well-being of each individual.

It seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people,


regardless of age,
who come into contact with the
Church and its Organisations.

It is the responsibility of each individual within the


fellowship of the Church to Prevent
the physical, sexual or emotional abuse
of children and young people.

The Policy Statement is displayed throughout the Church and Hall.

This clarifies the Church of Scotland's viewpoint regarding the welfare


of children and encourages each member to take responsibility for
the well-being of the children and young people in the Church.

Katie McKail Safeguarding Co-ordinator

CHURCH ACTIVITIES IN
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Although Sunday Worship is at the centre of our faith within Prestwick
South Parish Church we are fortunate that many Organisations and
Groups also exist. These Organisations and Groups cater for the
spiritual and social needs of all ages and remind us that Church offers
much more than coming together for one hour on a Sunday morning.

DAY ORGANISATION TIME

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Sunday Sunday School 11.00am
Bible Class 11.00am
Praise Band (Sometimes Friday) 7.00pm

Monday The Brownies 6.30pm


The Guides 7.45pm

Tuesday Golf (Times can vary) 8.20am


Badminton Club 7.30pm

Wednesday Working Party 9.00am


Taekwondo 6.00pm
The Choir 7.30pm

Thursday The Guild 2.15pm


The Anchor Boys 6.30pm
The Bible Study Group 7.30pm

Friday Teddy Toddler Friday Club 9.30am


Taekwondo 6.00pm
The Boys’ Brigade 6.30pm

INFORMATION ABOUT
CHURCH ACTIVITIES

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL


Meets from 11.00am every Sunday. Children from birth to Primary 6
are welcome.
There are regular Family Services where children, of school age, are
encouraged to attend and sit with their families, although Sunday

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School teachers are available to supervise any children whose parents
are unable to attend.
A Summer Sunday School operates throughout the holidays.

Sunday School
Superintendents: Mrs Ann Mackay Tel: 477738

Mrs Katie McKail Tel: 475239

THE BIBLE CLASS


The Bible Class meets every Sunday at 10.55am outside the New
Vestry. It is open to young people Primary 7 upwards. The aim of the
Bible Class is to discuss and further young people’s understanding of
the Church and its Beliefs.
Those attending certainly enjoy coming together and any new members
would be made most welcome. One meeting each month we have tea or
juice to try and stimulate our minds! Several games and entertainment
evenings are also arranged throughout the Session. These evenings are
enjoyed by all.

Bible Class
Leaders: Mrs Fiona Elliott Tel: 478788

Mrs Ann Mackay Tel: 477738


PRAISE BAND
The Praise Band only formed towards the end of 2006. Indeed it was on
Sunday 31st December 2006 that they made their very first appearance
before the Congregation.

Since then they have taken part in several Services within Prestwick
South. It is hoped that the Praise Band will contribute to the worship in
the Church.

Anyone interested in joining will be made most welcome.

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Leader: Mr Brian McGhie Tel: 477538

BADMINTON CLUB
Over the years Badminton has been a regular attraction at our Church
Hall. The Tuesday night club continues to be a great source of activity
and fellowship.

If you are interested in joining you will be made most welcome on a


Tuesday night between 7.30pm – 10.30pm

For more information please contact -

Treasurer
& Secretary: Mr Malcolm Foggo Tel: 470026

THE BROWNIES
The Brownies have had yet another busy year with lots of craft work
and badges.

Some of the girls went on a march with Rainbows, Brownies and


Guides through the streets of Ayr to celebrate the start of the
celebrations for 100 years of guiding. This ended up with an activity
afternoon at the citadel.

We had a heart start course with Andrew Laughland followed by a first

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aid course which Ann Mackay ran and we are extremely grateful to
both of them for giving up their time. The girls really enjoyed both the
courses and learned lots of new skills.

We had a Halloween party and a visit to the Pantomime at Christmas.

The girls enjoyed a Easter themed evening which finished up with an


egg hunt.

We made good use of the garden with several evenings spent in it


playing games, cooking sausages and marshmallows on barbeques and
our last night we had water games.

A special visit for the brownies came in the form of two owls that
joined us for an evening. The girls got to hold and touch the owls and
were also given a lot of interesting information from the owners. In
addition the brownies were able to observe the owls flying about the
church hall

To finish off our session we are heading off to Blair Drummond Park in
August prior to restarting our new session.

For any information regarding the Brownies please contact

Leaders: Shona Macduff Tel: 280989

Liz
Brady Tel:
475729
THE GUIDES

Guides are girls aged 10-14 years who


want to meet new friends, and try new things. Being a Guide is a great
way to discover more about yourself and the world around you in an
environment that you can be yourself. Girls choose the things they want
to do and have great fun doing it.
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We meet on Monday nights from 7.45pm till 9.30pm in the hall. We
currently have spaces for new members. If you are interested in joining
us either as a Guide or a leader please call us for further information.

Guide Guider: Lyn Semple Tel: 671290

Assistant: Eilidh Cameron Tel: 471428

GOLF
On a Tuesday morning a small group play Fullarton Golf Course in
Troon. An open invitation is extended to anyone who would like to
come along.

During the course of the Year there are also several Golf Outings,
including the Prestwick South Open for the McKnight trophy which is
held annually in September at Girvan Golf Course.

If you would like more information then contact

Golf Convener: Mr James Yee Tel: 477163

WORKING PARTY
The Working Party was formed in 1995. During
that time a tremendous amount of work was carried
out ensuring many minor repairs and general
upgrading of Church property was carried out
efficiently and economically.

Following the recent retirement of Ron Highcock

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as Convener we are currently seeking an individual who would offer
leadership and guidance to this very important small band of hard
working people.

If you wish to join the Working Party then please come along to the
Church Hall on a Wednesday morning at 9.00am. Tea or Coffee is also
provided.

Working Party
Convener: Currently Vacant

TAEKWONDO
TaeKwonDo only started in Prestwick South in 2005. Under the
leadership of Kuli Chahal it meets in the Church Hall on a Wednesday
and Friday night from 6pm to 8pm. The first hour consists of a
Children’s Class while the seond hour is for Adults only.

TaeKwonDo is a great form of exercise that appeals to people of all


ages. Some of the benefits include building self-confidence, boosting
your fitness level and learning self defence.

Leader: Mr Kuli Chahal Tel: 07958

355160

THE CHOIR
In Prestwick South we are very fortunate to have a very enthusiastic
Organist and Choirmaster in David Ferguson. This is also reflected in
the large Choir that we have in Prestwick South.

The Choir practices are held on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. New


members will be made most welcome, so come and enjoy the
fellowship.

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Any enquiries to David Ferguson.

Organist and
Choirmaster: Mr David Ferguson Tel: 268992

THE GUILD
The Guild Meets on a Thursday at 2.15pm from October to March and
a very warm welcome awaits anyone interested in coming along.

The aim of the Guild is to invite and encourage Women and Men to
commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enable them to express their faith
in worship, prayer and action.

As always a varied and interesting programme of events takes place


during the course of the Session. In addition there are several extras
including our Annual Lunch.

If you are free on a Thursday afternoon then come and join us.

Convener: Mrs Ann McGiffen Tel: 470293

Secretary: Mrs Helen Crawford Tel: 476657

THE 2ND / 4TH PRESTWICK


BOYS’ BRIGADE

It was decided in April 2010 to amalgamate the 2nd Prestwick Boys’


Brigade with the 4th Prestwick. The Anchor Boys will meet in
Prestwick South Church Hall, while the Junior and Company Section
will meet in Kingcase Primary School.

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THE ANCHOR BOYS’
The Anchor Boys meet on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm until
7.45pm in Prestwick South Church Hall. The boys enjoy playing
games, doing arts and crafts, listening to stories. Any boy from
Primary 1 to 3 will be made most welcome.

Leader: Mrs Liz Kerr Tel: 479760

JUNIOR SECTION
The Junior Section meets in Kingcase Primary School on a Friday
evening from 6.30pm until 8pm. The boys enjoy a varied programme of
games, crafts, badge work, and marching. Any boys from Primary 4 to
6 will be made most welcome.

Leader: Mr Ruari Harris Tel:


07843103928

COMPANY SECTION
The Company Section meets in Kingcase Primary School on a Friday
evening from 7.15pm until 9.45pm. The boys enjoy a very varied
programme of marching, games, crafts and badge work. Boys
participate in local Boys Brigade competitions and get to attend
outward bound weekends. Any boy from Primary 7 upwards will be
made most welcome.

Leader: Mr Kenny Bell Tel: 479627

Captain: Mr Ken Sinclair Tel: 264298


THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The group meet in the Vestry on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
starting in October. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are very informal. A
Bible passage is read and discussed for about an hour; everyone is free
to say as much or as little as they want. The meeting ends with a cup of
tea or coffee and a time of fellowship.
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Everyone is welcome whether they come to one meeting or every
meeting.

Leader: Mrs Margaret Bingham Tel: 476411

THE TEDDY TODDLER CLUB


Last Session the Teddy Toddler once again enjoyed another very
successful year.

The group continues to meet on Friday mornings, 9.30am - 11.30am.


Given that some of the children are moving on, we are still in a position
to welcome new members.

If you require further information simply contact the Church Hall on a


Friday morning.

Contact: Church Hall Tel: 678604

ELDERS NOMINATED TO
VISIT
CHURCH ORGANISATIONS August 2010 – May 2013

ORGANISATIONS DAY TIME OF MEETING ELDERS NOMINATED

Crèche & Sunday 11.00am Wilma Goodwin


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Sunday School Karen McGhie

Bible Class Sunday 11.00am Ann Green


John Park

Brownies Monday 6.30pm Helen Inglis


Catherine Laverie

Girl Guides Monday 7.45pm Susan Johnson


Alex Miller

Badminton Club Tuesday 7.30pm Shona McGill


James Yee

Choir Wednesday 7.30pm Alison Armour


Bill Elphinstone

Praise Group As arranged Karen Mathers


Frank McQuade.

The Guild Thursday 2.15pm Willie Irvine


Jack McCormack

Anchor Boys Thursday 6.30pm Anne Connor


Jim Thomson

Boys’ Brigade Friday 6.30pm Neil Inglis


Andy Mitchell

Bible Study Group Thursday 7.30pm Jean Dunlop


Katie McKail

Teddy Toddler Club Friday 9.30am Allan Kerr


George McLean

All initial visits MUST be carried out prior to the November Kirk Session
Meeting. A second visit should be made prior to the May Kirk Session.
WORSHIP GROUP

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In 2003 the Minister set up a Worship
Group within Prestwick South Parish
Church. The formation of such a group
was in response to the decline in
numbers entering the Ministry. Indeed,
it appears likely that in future more
and more lay people will have to be
involved in leading worship.

The Worship Group was also set up to


allow those interested in leading
worship the opportunity to share their
talents with the Congregation. Since
2003 the Church has greatly benefited
from the contribution made by
members of the Worship Group.

If you are interested in finding out more about this Group then please
speak to the Minister.

Leader: Rev Kenneth Elliott Tel: 478788

WORSHIP GROUP

Mrs Margaret
Bingham
Mrs Helen Crawford
Miss Joan Gillespie
Mr Brian McGhie
Miss Shona McGill
Mr George McLean
Mrs Ina Ross

MEDIA

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In our modern world it is important that the Church competes with all
the many other attractions that are available in everyday society. That is
why it is essential we advertise our faith through the many
opportunities that come our way.
Indeed, within our own local area there are numerous ways in which the
life and witness of Prestwick South can be advertised.

PUBLICATIONS
If you have any interesting reports or you wish to publicise forthcoming
events regarding a Church Organisation or Group then simply e-mail
the following publications:

ayrshirepost@s-un.co.uk Ayrshire Post


Howeljones@aol.com Prestwick’s Going Out
editorial.aa@cfpress.co.uk Ayr Advertiser
If you don’t have access to a computer then please speak to the Church
Secretary.

LOCAL RADIO
Our own Minister is very involved with West Sound 1035AM. Kenneth
co-ordinates ‘Sunday Night At Nine’ and presents the programme every
third week. This religious magazine programme is broadcast every
Sunday night between 9pm – 10pm. During the programme there is a
Newsdesk which highlights local Church events. To have an event
advertised over the airwaves of West Sound either speak to the Minister
or e-mail:
kenneth.elliott@westsound.co.uk
Alternatively simply e-mail the ‘what’s on spot’ at West Sound:
whatson@westsound.co.uk
FINALLY PLEASE NOTE!

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PEW CARDS

Visiting the sick, the elderly, the house bound and the bereaved is given
priority by our Minister, Mr Elliott, but he must be kept informed of
new cases.

Members are urged to use the Pew Cards provided in the Church.
Simply fill in the details of those to be visited and then deposit the
Cards into either of the two Pew Cards Boxes located at the back of the
Church (situated next to the Magazine Racks). By co-operating in this
way members can ensure that care and support is given where and
when it is needed.

SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS

It is always a pleasure for the Church to congratulate members on


special occasions. If you know of anyone in the Congregation about to
celebrate a special event then please let either, your Elder, the Minister
or the Church Secretary know about it.

LIFE AND WORK

“Life and Work”, the monthly magazine of the Church of Scotland, can
be ordered through Mrs Margaret Moir on Prestwick 476883. A team of
ladies deliver the magazine each month to the homes of subscribers.
For news and comments on all aspects of the mission and witness of the
Church “Life and Work” is essential reading.

NOTES

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