Amanda: Reflections for the Week

It’s Saturday, there is blue sky and the sun is shining... And we’re in lockdown. How have you found this week? Are you finding lots of things to fill your time? Or have you found the days long and wearisome? Our normal family routine has well and truly gone o

Dianes Thoughts: Saturday 28 March

I imagine many of you will be like me and feel that your whole world as we know it has been turned upside down this week.  I realised that life would change for a while, but I wasn’t really expecting to feel like this.    Last week at this time the schoo

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the continual spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have been reviewing what we can do to protect our Church family and the local community. This is a rapidly changing situation and updates will be provided here on an ongoing basis. Following the Government an

A Church With History

As part of our weekly newsletter, Ken Rae (our Church Historian) has been working over the last few years to document more about the history of the Old Kirk.To start things off, heres a look at our origins and current building. How often have you sat in the sanctuary of

Reflections: Amanda 26 March

Almost time for bed at the end of day 3.How are you coping?Please know it is completely normal to be all at sea during this time as we adjust to this new way of life in lockdown. What we are experiencing is grief. We have lost something.Many of us are grieving our old way

Reflections: Amanda, 25 March

Day 2 of Lockdown, what's kept you going today?I took myself off for a walk with the manse dogs earlier, I was in need of cheering up and getting out in the fresh air did me the world of good, not least because of these ...Buds!It cheered me to see them and filled me with

Reflections: Amanda, 24 March

It's been a week, a week since we started social distancing, since we started panic buying, since life began to change beyond recognition...And now we're at the end of day 1 of lock down. And so what's different for you?What are you noticing? I don't know about you, b

Reflections, 23 March

Our Session Clerk, Diane has written our reflection for today... Waking early this morning, looking from my window to a garden bursting with new life in spring, across a very still river to the hills and way up to the Trossachs, everything looks well. But it’s not. Lif

World Day Of Prayer

Today has been designated as a worldwide day of prayer.We believe in the God of miracles, in the one for whom “nothing is impossible “Why not unite with others around our world tonight by lighting a candle at 7pm, putting it on your windowsill and saying a prayer to th

Amanda: Reflections for the Week

What a crazy week! What an absolutely crazy topsy turvy unbelievable week! Who would have thought just 7 days ago that today we would be living in a Scotland where all of the schools are closed, all pubs and restaurants, cinemas, sports centres, libraries, museums and

A message from Amanda: Friday 20 March

It's a beautiful morning, the sun is shining and it's crisp and fresh. What have you got to be thankful for today? Where are you seeing God's mercies? Why not have a quiet moment and give God thanks?

A message from Amanda: Thursday 19 March

For our young folks who have today learned that this year's SQA exams won't go ahead. None of them are joyful, none of them are happy, only sad, disappointed, annoyed and frustrated that they won't be able to display their learning in the usual way, and for those who ma

Coronavirus – Community Action

We might be unable to meet together but Church is more than just a building... We're continuing to figure out our next steps, particularly around supporting those in our Church Family and community who are at greater risk. We'll update in more details as soon as we can b

Diane’s Thoughts: Friday 20 April

Life is changing for us all just now and although we may be physically far apart we can still support each other through the tough times ahead. At the moment it’s hard to keep up with the constant stream of news as we try to adapt our lives and most of us are feeling

A message from Amanda: Wed 18 March

Is it still only Wednesday? I'm not sure I like this new normal where we don't even have time to get used to things before it all changes again. Monday brought news that life will be very different for all of us for the foreseeable future, yesterday brought home to m