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.
As Presbyterians we think in our believing, and believe in our thinking. If our are hearts are united in Christ, our heads don’t have to be. We firmly believe in unity without uniformity. As children of God we can learn how to disagree well. The particularities of our theology and polity guide the ordering of our lives according to the word of God.
The Church of Scotland is Trinitarian in doctrine, Reformed in tradition and Presbyterian in polity. It exists to glorify God and to work for the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom throughout the world. As a national Church, it acknowledges a distinctive call and duty to bring the ordinances of religion to the people in every parish of Scotland through a territorial ministry. The ecumenical heart of our tradition always makes us attentive to unity of the church universal. Click on the link below to learn more about our history and beliefs. http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about_us/our_faith
Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda.
We often speak of the old and misused motto: The Church reformed, always being reformed. It is important to note that God is the reformer and we are the ones be being reformed. For more information on this concept please click on this helpful article from the PC(USA). http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/today/reformed/
Troon Chorus are holding their Spring Concert entitled “Choral Classics”, in Troon Old Parish Church on Saturday 29th March at 7:30pm. The programme is a varied one and includes Pergolesi’s Magnificat, works by Gilbert & Sullivan, Mancini and Simon & Garfunkel. There will be three guest soloists.
Tickets are priced at £8/£7 and this includes tea and coffee at the interval. Tickets are available from Words and Music, Chorus members or at the door on the evening of the concert. The Ayrshire Hospice will receive a donation from this concert.