News

THIS WEEK

Monday 7.30pm Prayer Meeting in East Calder Church Prayer Room
Tuesday 7.30pm Singing Group Practice in Kirknewton Church
Wednesday 7.30pm Housegroups meet
Thursday 10.00am Forget-me-not Café in East Calder Church Hall
Friday 6.30pm Boys' Brigade in East Calder Church Hall
Saturday 8.30am Men’s Fellowship in East Calder Church Hall
6.30pm Games Night and Beetle Drive in East Calder Church Hall




Updated 19th February 2018


NEW MINISTER

Subject to the approval of Presbytery, we are delighted to announce that, on Sunday 4 February, the congregation of Kirknewton and East Calder Church voted to invite Rev Alistair Cowper to be our new Minister! Details of his Induction will be given at a later date.

Updated 7th February 2018


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2018 - “ALL GOD’S CREATION IS VERY GOOD”

This year’s World Day of Prayer service takes place in East Calder Church on Friday 2 March at 7.00pm. A very warm invitation is extended to everyone.
This event is organised by the local Ecumenical Group of which our Church is a part and it would be good to see many of our fellowship joining with other Christians in this annual worship event.
Tea and coffee will be available after the service – all welcome.

Updated 11th February 2018


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


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 has now restarted.
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.
Please do contact this website for further information.

Updated 4th February 2018


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 8th January 20187


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.
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 4th February 2018


THE GUILD

The Guild will restart on 6th March 2018 after its winter break.

Updated 17th 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 11th February 2018


THE LUNCH CLUB

The Lunch Club takes place 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 and look forward to seeing you all.

Updated 22nd January 2018


THE BREAK

The Break, our midweek time of praise, worship and fellowship meets in East Calder Church Prayer Room on the first and third Thursday of the month at 12.30pm (after the Lunch Club). Each half hour meeting gives the opportunity for singing, praying and hearing a message from God’s word in an informal environment.
During this Church year, the Break will focus on “The Sermon on the Mount.”
Please do think about coming along. You will be made most welcome.

Updated 22nd January 2018


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


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP

After a number of months, the Men’s Fellowship have now resumed their meetings, at a new time slot of 8.30am (please note the slightly later starting time).
We will meet in the downstairs hall at East Calder.
A warm invitation is extended to all the men in the Church family.
We have a number of outside speakers coming along, not forgetting you can sample the delicious filled rolls and have a good blether over coffee or tea with like-minded guys.

Updated 11th February 2018


FORGET-ME-NOT CAFÉ

The Café meets on the last Thursday of each month between 10.00am and 12noon in East Calder Church Hall and caters for people with dementia and their carers.
Those who come along enjoy playing board games, taking part in quizzes (which help as memory joggers), singalongs, or just chatting with each other and enjoying a cup of tea. Everyone is free to come and go, as they please, just like any other café. The Café mornings are open to everyone, so why not pop in for a cup of tea or coffee. You will be made very welcome!

Updated 19th February 2018


GAMES NIGHT & BEETLE DRIVE

The Social & Community Committee is planning a Games Night and Beetle Drive on Saturday 24 February from 6.30pm to 9.00pm in East Calder Church Hall.
The Games Nights we have held in the past have been a great success enjoyed by all. We hope to have a good turnout of our own Church Members as well as people from our villages. Please come along and bring your friends and family with you.
If you have any board games you would like to play with others please bring them too! There will also be a craft table so come along and show off your skills.
This will be a completely free night with tea/coffee/juice and home baking provided half-way through the evening.
We look forward to seeing you all there. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Updated 22nd January 2018


SPRING FAYRE – SATURDAY 17 MARCH

Last year’s Spring Fayre was a great success and we are hoping to make this year’s even better. This could be your chance to buy gifts for Easter which are a wee bit different to those you buy in the shops.

What can you do to help?

We would be pleased to receive donations of new mugs (preferably with a child theme) & foil covered mini eggs over the next few weeks - these will be gift wrapped with Easter Eggs and sold on the day (these can be handed to any committee member from now until Sunday 11 March).
Are you good at crafts? Would you be willing to make some simple crafts to sell at the Fayre and/or would you be willing to show others and help them to make some too?
Would you be able to bake for our Cake and Candy stall?
Do you have any toiletries, gift sets, etc that you won’t use but others may like to buy?
Can you help on a stall?
Will you tell others about the Fayre and encourage them to come along?
Will you pray for a really good day of fellowship and fun when many people from our villages will come into the Church buildings perhaps for the first time?
If the answer to any of the above is YES please speak to a member of The Social and Community Committee.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Updated 22nd January 2018


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