Holiday Clubs 2016

THE HOLIDAY CLUB                                                                                                                                The Olympics in Rio visited Bankfoot then Luncarty in August, our participants were aged 4 to 80 and 30-40 people joined in each day, most of them children.  Thank you to everybody involved including people who prayed for us, lent us equipment and donated snacks and many other essential things.  Each day included warm up, craft, messy games, songs, drama, team games, snack and a story.  The bible story was acted out with the hearers and often involved fishing nets, water pistols, hats and stunts.  The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio reminded us that everybody is welcomed by Jesus.  The theme for the day was in an Olympic ring and we were all invited to FOLLOW Jesus, CARE for people as Jesus did, see how AWESOME Jesus is and hear athletes at the games talk about their inspiration.  We saw how Peter trusted Jesus and we played TRUST games and we discovered how we can GROW in the days after Holiday Club like seeds in good soil.

Karen Kelman our youth worker led a small team of adults, assisted by some very capable teenagers who did a brilliant job.  As our theme song reminded us regularly “with God’s help, we can reach our goal”.

Bankfoot 1st-5th August  Dowload   flier Here

Dowload registration form here bankfoot registration form

Luncarty Church Centre 8th-12th August flier here

Download registration form here on your marks reg form Luncarty

We had so much fun in previous holiday clubs, read about them here.

Holiday Club Polar Explorers  2015

Holiday Club 2013 Space Academy

Luncarty Alive!

Shalom My Friends!

ARE WE FIT FOR PURPOSE? BODY MIND AND SPIRIT?
LUNCARTY ALIVE is an independent organisation in which some of
our Church members work to facilitate WHOLENESS for individuals and the Community.
We promote the Luncarty Alive gentle exercise class on Fridays in LUNCARTY CHURCH CENTRE at 10 am.
We employ James Knight a an approved skilled sensitive Personal Trainer to lead us in tailor made gentle exercise.
We are also investing in new enabling equipment. Many recent studies such as TREATWELL at DUNDEE UNIVERSITY are convincing evidence of exercise being significant in prevention of ill health and promotion of Health.
You are assured of friendship, acceptance and good humour from the existing members and a programme sensitive to needs and ability.
Including Chair based programme
Give us a try without obligation.

Syd, Johanne and Betty Scott  { A similar class operates in Stanley Village Hall. }

Do you have a Weight on your mind? A burden to lay down or baggage?
Did you know a SLIMMIING WORLD Club which promotes Healthy Eating and
Body Image involves many Redgorten and Stanley Church members in the local
operating Team.. THe LUNCARTY group which meets Wednesdays in
LUNCARTY MEMORIAL HALL 5. 30 and 7.30pm has sucessfully dumped the
burden of excess weight. Since January. Attenders have shed . 1909 lbs = 136
stone = 863kg !!!!!!!! That’s amazing!!!.

ARE YOU CARRYING EXCESS BAGGAGE ?
Then Join us and fellow sinners at Worship each Sunday at 10am
to get rid of the other baggage of heart and Soul and receive new
vigour and purpose.
May we know God created us and loves us, Christ who came to give
us abundant life; renews us.
and the Spirit enables us to grow in love as the Body of Christ.
In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God in perfect
Community.
See you; Revd Syd Secretary of
LUNCARTY ALIVE

 

Flower Festival 2016

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“Musical Memories” in Luncarty Church Centre 17th-19th June 2016.

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Scottish Soldier
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Flower of Scotland
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Rowan Tree
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Wee China Pig
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The Lion King
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Dr Zhivago- Lara’s Theme
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How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
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Singing in the Rain
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The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst- The Sovereign’s Parade
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I Love Paris
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South Pacific

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Christian Aid Week 2016

The Annual Christian Aid lunch will be held on the 15th May at the close of what will be a united morning service with the Luncarty and Stanley congregations.  This service will be conducted by Dr Simpson.

During Christian Aid week there will be a house to house collection in Bankfoot.  It is hoped that once again the people of Bankfoot will welcome the collectors and give generously.  The needs of many in the Middle East and in Africa are immense.

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internet Notices 5th June 2016

Stanley Church March Update

Stanley church building has served Stanley as a place of worship since 1828.  Faith has been publicly expressed and shared in Stanley church building.  It has been the place of baptisms, of marriages, of funerals, of the weekly pattern of worship and the regular sharing of Communion.  Liturgy and life have met and merged in worship, word and sacrament, hymn and prayer.  For some this is the church embodied in Stanley Church building.

Following our two public meetings on 19th January and 17th February 2016 many of you will know well the sad and difficult news about the current problems with Stanley Church Building.  After the damaged inflicted by Storm Frank, a full building report exposed the extent of the recent deterioration in the very stones the building is constructed with.  While the underlying issues are not new this latest building report makes shocking reading as it forces us to face up to the reality of how bad the structure of the stonework of the building has become.  When read in conjunction with previous reports it also highlights the increasing speed of deterioration of some areas of the stonework, particularly around the clock faces in the tower.

As a result of this recent report the Church Building has been fenced off to prevent Public Access.  The last thing we would want is someone getting hurt.

Redgorton and Stanley Kirk Session met with representatives from Perth Presbytery on Tuesday 23rd February to discuss the way forward.  We were advised that the initial £0.5 million estimate of repair costs would be just the beginning and actual project costs could eventually be over £1.5 million or more, and even after spending that amount of money there would still be a fear that within 20 or 30 years there could be further significant repair costs required.

Therefore after a great deal of careful consideration and much heart ache it was decided by a large majority to recommend to Presbytery that Stanley Church Building is beyond reasonable economic repair.  This was then discussed at the Presbytery meeting of the 12th March 2016, Presbytery strongly supported the decision made by the Kirk Session and referred the matter on to the General Trustees of the Church of Scotland who ultimately own Stanley Church Building and grounds.  As we get further news or developments we will endeavour to keep you informed.

The Kirk Session and Presbytery want to reassure everybody that Worship will continue in Stanley village, following our current established pattern, with Sunday worship continuing to take place, in the meantime, in Stanley village Hall.