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
Thursday 11.30am Lunch Club in East Calder Church Hall
12.30pm The Break in East Calder Church Prayer Room
Friday 4.00pm Kosy Kaff in Kirknewton Community Hall
6.30pm Boys' Brigade meet in East Calder Church Hall
Saturday 8.00am Men's Fellowship in East Calder Church Hall


Updated 12th November 2017


ANNUAL BEREAVEMENT SERVICE

Kirknewton and East Calder Church's annual Bereavement Service takes place in East Calder Church on Sunday 3 December at 3.00pm. This service is for anyone who has been bereaved, either this year, or in any previous year and it gives families and friends an opportunity to come together and remember any loved ones who have passed away.
Following the Service, tea/coffee and home baking will be available in the Church Hall.
This is an open Service and all are welcome.

Updated 12th November 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


SLEEPOUT EVENT

The "world's largest ever sleepout event"- billed as a Live Aid for Scottish homelessness - is to take place in Edinburgh.

For more information click here

Updated 15th November 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

The Guild meets in East Calder Church Hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm. The topic this week is “Living Stones” and, as with all our meetings, this is an open evening, when a warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to come along and share this evening with us.

Date for your diary: Our next meeting on 21 November is a special Fellowship Evening, when we will be celebrating 130 years of the Church of Scotland Guild and 90 years of the Guild here in East Calder! If anyone would like to come along on 21 November and help us to celebrate this happy event, you will be made most welcome.

Updated 5th 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 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 22nd October 2017


THE BREAK

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 22nd October 2017


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

You are cordially invited to come along to the next meeting on Saturday 18 November. The venue is East Calder Church Hall and there will be cereal and tea/coffee from 8.00am for an 8.30am start. The meeting will finish by 9.30am.
If you can’t make it and would still like to know what is happening, please contact this website.

Updated 12th November 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


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:
Tinned potatoes
Tinned fruit
Diluting juice
Long life fruit juice (not requiring refrigeration)
UHT milk
Instant mashed potatoes
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 2nd October 2017