Whether you’re a member of the congregation, a resident of Troon, or are just passing through…
Welcome Home Children of God!
Grace and Peace to you from God, and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Welcome home Children of God.
Each service of worship begins with these words. They remind us of God’s loving intent towards creation and our response to that embracing love. We are far from perfect but try our best to live out of such a love. We don’t promise to have all the answers, but we try to walk together in the questions.
You will find all kinds of different folk at Troon Old, even a Tennessee Hillbilly for a minister. We come from all over Troon, from all parts of Scotland, and a few us from around the world. We don’t all believe in the same ways, or vote for the same parties or serve with the same gifts. Yet we are bound by the same love of God who reminds us that if our hearts are united in Christ, our heads don’t have to be.
Whatever questions or doubts, wounds or gifts you bring to life, we believe you are beloved of God. We hope you will feel warmly welcomed in our midst. The Apostle Paul says “you are no longer strangers and aliens, but citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” As such we try to see each other as God sees us, as beloved children of God.
We are continuing to support the Church of Scotland World Mission Stamp Appeal. This year the appeal is in support of The Church of Scotland HIV Programme, which supports 29 projects in 17 countries, including Scotland.
There is a collecting box in the Hall Corridor – simply drop in your used stamps which will be sold on to raise money for this worthwhile cause. Remember to leave a 1cm margin round each stamp so the stamp itself isn’t damaged.
… sees our Minister step out of a small plane at 10,000 feet up in the skies above Fife. This Jump for Joy (or loony leap – you decide) is in place of Dave’s Leap of Faith bungee jump that was called off earlier this Autumn.
It’s all in a good cause, specifically our Steeple Fund, set up to finance the necessary stonework repairs, clock repairs and other remedial work on the “old church” steeple (our church hall).
Come along to an extended Saturday Café, from 10 am to 1 pm. We hope to see as many of you as possible at this fun event. Santa will arrive at 11:00 to get orders for gifts from our youngest members. Lots of stalls with last minute gift ideas.
Troon Churches Together would like to invite you to come along and join in our Christmas celebrations at this extra special time of year.
During the period of Advent, when we anticipate the coming of Jesus, there is a wonderful variety of church services – and other seasonal events hosted by the churches – taking place around the town.
Keep an eye out for the Troon Churches Together Christmas in Troon 2015 leaflet, delivered to your home with the December issue of Going Out. The leaflet has details of all the church services and special events for Advent and Christmas throughout Troon. You will be made very welcome at any of these services and events in any church – you don’t have to be a member to attend!
Remember that apart from the special services listed in the leaflet, worship continues in all Troon churches at the regular times throughout December.
The Malawi Committee of the Presbytery of Ayr are offering an alternative gift scheme running up to Christmas 2015. The scheme will buy much needed solar powered lights for our partner projects in Bandawe and Limphasa Presbyteries, in northern Malawi.
You can buy a gift card for £10 or multiples of £10: for every £10 a solar light will be purchased and sent to our partners in Malawi for distribution. This could be the perfect gift for your friends and family!
Why Solar Powered Lights?
In Malawi, few homes or public buildings have electricity. Without electricity, families have to use homemade kerosene lamps. These are a poor source of light, emit toxic black smoke and are extremely hazardous, which often means that children can’t study in the evening. A solar light saves the family money, improves health, makes their home safer and allows children to complete their homework.
For a fuller explanation, watch this short YouTube video:
How To Buy
Gift cards, in multiples of £10 (£10 = one solar light), can be bought from our Church Office.