News

THIS WEEK

Monday 7.30pm Prayer Group in East Calder Church Prayer Room
Tuesday 7.45pm Singing Group Practice in Kirknewton Church
Wednesday 7.30pm Housegroups meet
Friday 7.00pm Boy's Brigade Open Evenining in East Calder Church Hall


Updated 11th December 2017


PASTORAL CARE

Please advise Brenda, Ken, the Session Clerk or your Elder, of anyone known to you who is ill, either at home or in hospital, and who would welcome a visit.

Updated 25th June 2017


CHRISTMAS SERVICES

17 December (3rd Sunday in Advent)
11.15am: Joint Family Nativity Service in East Calder Church
        (NO SERVICE AT KIRKNEWTON)
24 December (4th Sunday in Advent)
9.45am: Morning Worship in Kirknewton Church
11.15am: Morning Worship in East Calder Church
7.00pm: Family Service in East Calder Church
9.45pm: Torchlight Carol Singing: meet at Meadowbank Road, Kirknewton
11.30pm: Watchnight Service in Kirknewton Church

Updated 11th December 2017


BOYS’ BRIGADE NEWS

Carols and Mince Pies. On 15 December at 7.00pm, we will be having an open evening in East Calder Church Hall with Carols and Christmas Readings, followed by tea/coffee and mince pies. All welcome.
Christmas Post. Once again, the Boys’ Brigade will be organising a Christmas Card postal service in the villages of Kirknewton and East Calder only. The cost will be 25p per card. Post boxes will be in both Churches on 10 December and in East Calder at the joint service on 17 December. The cards will be delivered as soon as possible on and after 17 December. In previous years, we’ve had a few envelopes with incomplete or no addresses and it would be appreciated if full addresses are given. The proceeds will go towards the BB Camp.

Updated 3rd December 2017


SLEEPOUT EVENT

We would like to thank everyone for their generous donations and good wishes and we are absolutely delighted that the amount we have raised far exceeds our expectations so again, MANY THANKS!      Gillian, Craig and Colin

Updated 11th December 2017


WE HAVE A CRÈCHE!!

There will now be a crèche each Sunday in East Calder Church and at Joint Services in both Churches during the summer.
Parents of crèche children can take their wee ones out to the crèche after the children's song.

Updated 25th June 2017


ENERJ

EnerJ meets in East Calder Church Hall every school term Sunday during morning worship at East Calder. We welcome all children aged 3 to Primary 7.

Updated 12th November 2017


YOUTH CHURCH

Youth Church meets in East Calder Church for 11.15am and then going over to the Hall. We welcome any young people from S1-S6 and look forward to seeing you.
We will be exploring a wide range of topics and activities throughout the rest of this year.
The Youth Church will finish for this year on 19 November and re-start in January.
Please do contact this website for further information.

Updated 12th November 2017


IN FOCUS

In Focus is a time of informal evening worship, meeting in fellowship, sharing and giving thanks to God for his faithfulness towards us. Also, importantly, time for tea/coffee and chat.
Jesus said “Where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among you”
With this promise in mind, you are invited to come along to meet with Him and His people to learn more about Him, and hear real life God experiences of others. The programme varies week on week. Sometimes, people will share what their favourite hymns are and why; others, will share their personal experience of their understanding of God’s nature, e.g. God the shepherd; whilst others, will reflect on the verses of “When we walk with the Lord”. Our Ministry team and others will talk on Big Issues from a Christian perspective, and the songs of praise evenings will conclude the end of each term.
If you have never attended In Focus before, please come along and join in Fellowship together.
For more information on anything relating to In Focus, please contact this website. If you wish to go, but require a lift or want to go with someone, arrangements can be made.

Updated 22nd October 2017


PRAYER MEETING

The weekly Prayer Meeting in East Calder takes place on a Monday evening from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in the Prayer Room at the back of the Church. Entry by the back door. Everyone very welcome.
During our time of vacancy, there is an additional Prayer Meeting at 2.30pm on the last Sunday afternoon of each month, when we can come together to pray and seek God’s blessing upon us as we go through the process of waiting for a new Minister to be called.
There is also an opportunity to come to the Prayer Room at close of Sunday worship in East Calder Church for individual confidential prayer.

Updated 12th June 2017


THE GUILD

For those members wishing to attend a Guild Christmas Service, the West Lothian Presbyterial Council of the Guild are holding their Christmas Festival in St John's Church, Bathgate on Thursday 14 December starting at 7.00pm when we will be joined by the "Network Choir". This is a non-ticketed event, those wishing to attend just come along on the night. (Details of this event are in the Guild Syllabus)
The Guild will restart on 6th March 2018 after its winter break.

Updated 11th December 2017


BIBLE STUDY GROUP

The Bible Study Group is held in Kirknewton Church Hall on the last Wednesday of each month (except July, August and December). In addition to the formal discussion and learning, there is also fun and laughter as the group share, with each other, life’s ups and downs and put the world to rights. The group is open to everyone, ladies and gents, from both Churches and anyone who would like to come along will be made most welcome.

Updated 26th November 2017


HOUSEGROUPS

Our mid-week opportunity for Bible study, sharing, fellowship and prayer has re-started. Groups will meet at the homes of two of our members on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm and, throughout this church year, the groups will study the Gospel of John.
All welcome – if you would like more information on our house group programme, please contact this website.

Updated 24th September 2017


LUNCH CLUB

The Lunch Club will resume on 19 January 2018.
The Lunch Club will be open in East Calder Church Hall at 11.30am on the first and third Thursday of the month, with an excellent choice of tasty soups and tempting sweets.
We extend a warm welcome to all our customers old and new.

Updated 11th December 2017


THE BREAK

The Break will resume on 19 January 2018.
The Break will take place at 12.30pm in East Calder Church Prayer Room on the first and third Thursday of each month, following the Lunch Club.
During this Church year, the Break will focus on "The Sermon on the Mount".

Updated 11th December 2017


THE SINGING GROUP

The Singing Group meets weekly throughout the year on Tuesday evenings at 7.45pm in Kirknewton Church for an hour of singing, laughter and fellowship followed by coffee and biscuits. Although primarily formed to rehearse the hymns for the Sunday services we also practise other music - spiritual, classical and popular. We aim to sing several pieces a year as a group at some of the important anniversaries within the Church, such as Easter and Christmas. We would love to welcome anyone who just likes to sing to come and join us any Tuesday evening.

Updated 5th September 2016


WCHS NEWS

JINGLE AND MINGLE
Once again, West Calder High School is hosting a Christmas Tea Party for Senior Citizens on Wednesday 13 December from 1.15pm-3.15pm. More information to follow.

Updated 3rd December 2017


SANTA'S SLEIGH RIDE

ATTENTION ALL CHILDREN! SANTA IS VISITING EARLY!
Once again, East Calder Scout Group has invited Santa to drive around Kirknewton and East Calder on his sleigh next Sunday, 17 December! He will, unfortunately, have to leave the reindeer at home, as they will be resting before their mega marathon around the world on Christmas Eve.
Look out for Santa’s elves at the following designated stopping points. They should arrive a few minutes ahead of the sleigh to give you all enough time to get ready to come outside for Santa’s arrival.
To meet as many children as possible and stay on schedule, Santa regrets that he will not be able to stop anywhere in between these points, so please only wait beside the elves at the stop signs. Remember to bring any last-minute letters for Santa! Please note the new route/times and that stop times are approximate.
KIRKNEWTON:
4.00pm: Hillhouse Terrace (at junction with Hillhouse Wynd)
4.10pm: Meadowbank Road (at roundabout only)
4.25pm: Kaimes Crescent (half-way along, outside nos 62-44)
4.40pm: Smithy Brae (at Cemetery)
4.50pm: Park Terrace (at Christmas tree)
5.05pm: Station Road (at junction with Caledonian Court, near Railway Station)
EAST CALDER:
5.20pm: Calderwood (at Christmas tree)
5.35pm: Main Street (at junction with Almondell Terrace, near The Grapes)
5.45pm: Main Street (at Tesco)
6.00pm: Broompark View (at junction with Calderhall Avenue)
6.15pm: Broompark View (at junction with Broompark Road)
6.25pm: Oakbank Road (at junction with Firbank Grove)
6.40pm: Oakbank Road (at the Doo Club (Homing Pigeon Society))
6.55pm: Langton Road (at junction with Langton Crescent)
7.05pm: Langton Grove (at large grassy area in middle of Seven Wells)
7.20pm: Langton Road (at junction with Langton View)
7.35pm: Redcraig Road (at Scotmid)
7.50pm: Limebank Park (at grassy area)
8.00pm: Finish
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE FROM EAST CALDER SCOUT GROUP!

Updated 11th December 2017


WEST LOTHIAN FOODBANK (Reg Charity Number SC008274)

Having been back in touch with the Foodbank organisers, we have been informed that they would be grateful for donations of food items as listed below:
Long life fruit juice (not requiring refrigeration)
Instant mashed potatoes
Curry sauce
Toiletries (eg deodorant, shower gel etc)
As before, these items can be left at the front door of either Church on a Sunday morning and will be delivered on your behalf.
If anyone would like to make a donation of money it would be very gratefully received and can be done in several ways – see website
https://westlothian.foodbank.org.uk/give-help or, alternatively,
You can pay directly into their bank account using a cheque or card in your own bank branch.  The details you will need are West Lothian Foodbank, Clydesdale Bank Sort Code 82/70/05 Account no 80575476. If you can add your name as the reference this will really help them.
Or, you can send a cheque directly to them at:  West Lothian Foodbank, 33 Market Place, Whitburn, West Lothian EH47 0EU.

Updated 3rd December 2017