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.
Robert (Bobby) and Moira McKee are celebrating 60 years together following their marriage at Troon Old Parish Church on 24th July 1954. The minister presiding on that occasion was Rev Wilbur Lavalette from the Abbey Church in Kilwinning.
Moira’s parents Thomas and Hilda White lived in Troon, although Thomas had sadly died in 1951. Soon after the wedding they moved to Bobby’s home town of Kilwinning, then Irvine. Since the 1970s they have lived near Bury in Lancashire. Although it’s been a long time, they still send their best wishes to anyone in Troon who may have known them.