Welcome to Troon Old

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 hope you will stop by and see us.

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Snowflake Christmas tree decoration with BB logo

BB Pipe Band Calendars and more…

The 1st Troon BB Pipe Band is doing a spot of pre-Christmas fund raising by selling calendars and Christmas tree decorations.

The calendar features professional photos of the band and costs £7.

Christmas tree snowflake decorations cost only £5 – see the photo above.

You can buy these seasonal goodies from any band member, or at band practice nights in our Church Halls on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 till 9 pm.  Or contact Fiona Brodlie by email to place an order.

Stamp Appeal 2015

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.

Stamp Appeal 2015 poster

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Could it be a skydiving Dave Prentice-Hyers?

The Jump for Joy

Saturday 12 December 2015

… 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).

If you’d like to contribute, we have an online fundraising campaign at http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/troon-oldparish/jump

Good luck Dave!

Christmas Cafe snowmen having a snowball fight

Christmas Cafe

Saturday 12 December 2015

Christmas Cafe 2015 poster
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.

Come and enjoy a mince pie and coffee with us!

Christ the King of Kings

Sunday Worship 22 Nov 2015

26th Sunday after Pentecost; Reign of Christ

Rev David Prentice-Hyers

Scripture
Revelation 1: 4b – 8   •   Psalm 132   •   Mark 13: 1 – 8

Sermon

For other recordings of sermons at Troon Old, please see Sermons Online.

For the second week running we are featuring an iconic depiction of Jesus.  This week’s artwork is a painted panel from Greece, c1600: Christ the King of Kings (click to see the full image).

Christ the King of Kings, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55319 [retrieved December 12, 2015]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_King_of_Kings_(Greece,_c._1600).jpg.

Christmas star with Troon Churches Together logo

Advent and Christmas 2015

front cover of Christmas in Troon 2015 leafletTroon 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.

Click here to download your PDF copy.

Church services and special events taking place in Troon Old

Monday 7 December 11 am Senior Citizens’ Carol Service followed by lunch in the Town Hall.
Saturday 12 December 7:30 pm Troon Chorus Christmas Concert, in support of the charity Crossroads.
Sunday 13 December 10:30 am Gift Service & Nativity.
Sunday 20 December 10:30 am Lessons and Carols.
Thursday 24 December 6:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.
Friday 25 December 10:30 am Christmas Day Family Service.
Sunday 27 December 10:30 am United Service shared by
Church of the Nazarene
Portland Parish Church
Seagate Evangelical Church
St Meddan’s Parish Church
St Ninian’s Episcopal Church
Troon Old Parish Church

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Troon Chorus At Christmas

Troon Chorus Christmas Concert

Saturday 12 December 2015

Troon Chorus Christmas Concert 2015 poster
Troon Chorus’ Christmas concert is on Saturday 12th December at 7:30 pm in Troon Old Parish Church.

The programme features Vivaldi Gloria and other Christmas music.  Come along and enjoy an evening of festive music, with guest soloists and instrumentalists.

Tickets priced £8 are available from Words and Music, choir members or at the door on the evening of the concert.  This year the Chorus is supporting the charity Crossroads.

Eastern Orthodox icon of Jesus Christ as the True Vine

Sunday Worship 15 Nov 2015

25th Sunday after Pentecost

Rev Rona Young

Scripture
Hebrews 11: 1 – 12   •   Psalm 16   •   John 15: 1 – 11

Sermon

For other recordings of sermons at Troon Old, please see Sermons Online.

This week’s artwork is a 16th century Eastern Orthodox icon of Jesus Christ as the True Vine, from the Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens.

Eastern Orthodox icon of Jesus Christ as the True Vine, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55553 [retrieved December 4, 2015]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_the_True_Vine_icon_(Athens,_16th_century).jpg.

School pupil in Malawi doing homework by light of solar lamp

This little light of mine…

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.

a collection of TOP Talk magazines featuring Autumn 2014, the first in colour

TOP Talk Autumn 2015

Front cover of TOP Talk Autumn 2015The latest issue of TOP Talk church magazine is now available online.

In this issue…

  • Another Presbyterian President? – our Minister’s Letter explores God’s grace with a little help from Donald Trump
  • A retirement tribute to Moira Gemmell
  • Loads of news from our organisations and activities
  • Our choir master David Moore and the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra take South Africa by storm!
  • Episode 6 of “Troon Old, The History”

plus many other news stories, features and dates for your diary.

Click here to download your PDF copy.