Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Abercorn Secondary School Christmas Assembly
Oakgrove Primary Schoold Christmas Show
Lansdowne/Four Acres Charitable Trust/Church Buildings at Risk meeting chez Jane Tomlinson Re. Lansdowne Church musical venue 2011.
Monday, 20 December 2010
Come frost and snow defying carol singing in the Energy Awareness Hub at Woodlands Community Gardens. Thanks to Mark and Nina and to all who turned up... well done. Britain's Got Talent, here we come...
We had a lively morning at Lansdowne Church, too. The sermon became a conversation. No bad thing. The conversation continues.
And on Sunday night we gathered at Wellington Church for a most memorable and affecting service of lessons and carols. It was cold outside but warm inside. Good work everyone.
Saturday, 18 December 2010
My diary is empty and blank
Bright star high above,
Some lowing, some love,
A story as wide as it's deep.
So how about we write our own Christmas limericks and share them at the service at 11 a.m. Sun 26th Dec Lansdowne Church Hall? If you can't come e-mail them to me. The best ones could be sent to Radio 4.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Green Christmas, Carol singing and more - Woodlands Community Garden,
West Princes Street 1-4pm, Saturday 18th December.
Lessons and Carols - Wellington Church, 7 p.m., Sunday 19th December.
Fri 24th Dec, Christmas Eve Watch-night Service - Wellington Church 11.30 p.m. Rev D Sinclair
Sat 25th Dec, Christmas Day Service - Wellington Church 11.00 a.m. Rev R Henderson
Sun 26th Dec, Boxing Day, morning service Lansdowne Church Hall 11.00 a.m.
For the record, the church is not closed, either as a building or as a congregation. The building remains open for business, hall and room lets and so on. The congregation gathers on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. for worship and will do so for the foreseeable future, G-d willing and all that.
In due course Lansdowne Parish Church and Wellington church will unite to form a new church with a new name meeting at the present Wellington site. This new church will link with Kelvinside-Hillhead Parish Church. Both union and linkage will be subject to votes by the congregations involved as and when they are free so to do. These votes cannot be taken until the Presbytery of Glasgow Plan is reactivated which will be in September 2011 at the earliest. You will appreciate that this is a developing situation but Lansdowne's hall and rooms should be free for hire until August 2011.
In the meantime Four Acres Charitable Trust continues to pursue funding for its development of Lansdowne. Plans are afoot for the use of the church as an arts venue in 2011.
Meanwhile, patience is required. For now we need to be accurate and make sure that people understand that the church is not closed. Indeed it will not so much closing as changing. A different thing entirely ... change is a sign of life.
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
An open session to discuss the current condition of the lane network in Woodlands and what ideas could be appropriate for their long-term regeneration. An opportunity to learn about people's hopes, desires and frustrations regarding these spaces and to give people time to think creatively about what these places could be. An analysis of the lanes' current condition will be presented along with sketch proposals to provoke thought and discussion. Refreshments will be provided and children are more than welcome.
For further information please contact email@example.com
Saturday, 13 November 2010
Stop Press! Saturday 20th Nov
Protest against Removal of 600 refugee families from Glasgow City Council Accommodation
Friday, 12 November 2010
The funeral will take place at Dalnottar, Clydebank, on Wednesday 17th of November.
1.30pm in the Service Room and 2.00 pm at the Cemetery.
There is a notice in The Herald, Friday 12th November edition.
Monday, 8 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Alternative times, places and formats for such things are being considered.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Progressive Christian Network
John Churcher, chair of the Progressive Christian Network will be leading an event on 'Progressive Christianity' at Renfield St Stephens, Bath Street, Glasgow on Friday, 29 October @ 7.30pm. Hosted by the PCN Glasgow group.
31st Oct 10, 6.30pm, Renfield St Stephen's, Bath Street Glasgow. 'PROLOGUE - OPENING ACTS'
LARRY HURTADO, Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at Edinburgh University, will be helping us look at the challenges, choices and changes in the lifestyle of the early churches in Acts.
SUZANNE MATALE of the Zambia Council of Churches, will be focussing on tax and the churches, and linking in with the launch of the joint Church of Scotland/ Christian Aid Scotland Tax Campaign.
FIONA EVANS and WENDY YOUNG belong to two Glasgow communities of folk which try to respond to issues of faith, practice and shared living. They’ll be sharing experiences and stories, and asking what the possibilities are for creatively incarnate lifestyle.
GRAHAM MAULE will be encouraging us to identify the images of God, Jesus & the Spirit that we carry and which inform what we believe and how we act.
JOHN L. BELL & STUART MUIR will be leading a workshop with some old and some new songs, in various parts.
Worship … towards the early Church’s ‘birthday’, Pentecost, focusing on the changing images and experiences of Jesus’ followers immediately after his death. Participative liturgy, song, symbolic action.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Sadly, one of Lansdowne's well loved people, Miss Betty McCallum died on Monday the 18th of October. Betty's funeral will be at Clydebank Crematorium on Tuesday 26th of October. More details to follow.
The Wellington/Lansdowne Gartmore weekend is this weekend, 22-24th October and there will be a Christian Aid Book sale at Hillhead Baptist Church on October 30th.
Friday, 8 October 2010
With the Presbytery Plan suspended it may be that further changes await down the line, however in the meantime we wait and we work and we pray ...
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
It appears that comments he made (later clarified) during a consultation about the End of Life Assistance Bill were rather controversial. You can read the Herald and Ian's later comment and decide for yourself.
I am asking myself the following questions. Why should a church minister's comment still have such power to be newsworthy or be taken to be a pronouncement? Isn't any talk of taking life controversial anyway? Can such a subject not be controversial? Why are comments that question our responses to the taking of human life so provocative?
a variety of events which might interest you, hosted variously by Christian Aid Scotland, Hadeel Palestinian Crafts and Take One Action... those happening soonest appear first. You can find more information on the Holy City site: http://www.holycity-glasgow.co.uk/. Navigate to 'Other recommended events' to see the details.
Thursday 23 September - Tuesday 5 October 2010,
Saturday 25th September 2010, Edinburgh
Friday 1 October, Edinburgh
What Is Contextual Bible Study... a launch
Saturday 9th October 2010, Glasgow
'Will the Millennium Development Goals Deliver for Women?'
Wednesday 13th October, Edinburgh
'Robin Hood Strikes Back! Making money work for a better world'
Sunday 17th October, Edinburgh
the Holy City programme for 2010-11 will be 'Acting Up' - from faith to lifestyle in challenging times.
The dates and themes are now available online at the Holy City website:http://www.facebook.com/l/f9ba7JkCEKCetNlMhttYDLc12bg;www.holycity-glasgow.co.uk/.
Graham Maule, Holy City/ WGRG/ LTQ Scotland http://www.wgrg.co.uk/
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
It will begin at 10.30 am and finish at 2.00pm. Lunch provided.
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Thanks are due to David Robertson, Ann Laird, Tom Donald, Carol Comrie, Fiona Stack, Beatrice Watson, Margaret Smith, David Martin and of course Daniel's Beard for all the preparation, for being there and for making music. More tomorrow!
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
The site administrator has recently reworded Lansdowne's entry as the church is not yet closed pending renovation but is open for business... pending renovation.
Community groups, clubs and individuals all rent space in the hall and rooms and there is worship on Sunday mornings at 11.00am in the church hall as well as quiet prayers on Thursday at 12.30 pm.
For obvious reasons we are all unsure when the renovations will begin but we rust that begin they will.... watch this space.
Saturday 18 Sept, 10 am
Saturday 18 Sept, 11am
Sunday 19 Sept, 11 am
Sunday 19 Sept, 11am
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Saturday, 11 September 2010
“There can be no peace amongst nations without peace amongst religions;
No peace is possible between religions without dialogue between them;
and no dialogue can be had between the religions without investigation of their individual foundations.”
And from the Sojourners website:
Monday, 6 September 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Rev Pat Lang, Locum at Kelvinside Hillhead, has asked if I will lead prayers and read on Sunday. Which reminds me to remind us all again about the joint Parish Grouping Service on Sunday 29th August at 11.0 a.m. in Helvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Observatory Road.
Er - that should have been Kelvinside......
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Or to be precise. The Church Hymnary Fourth edition sets the words of 'The Voice of God goes out...' to a different tune than Songs of God's People did.
Did I check this? Mais non. Zut alors! Just stood there like a lemon, thinking, 'This ain't Woodlands.'
Note to self - check, ask, check again....
Observation. People commented on singing new hymns with tunes we don't know. But it is a familiar hymn. Sung often. Set to an unfamiliar tune. Do we remember tunes better than lyrics?
Thursday, 12 August 2010
We'll be continuing to worship in the church for the next two Sundays - 15th and 22nd of August and then review things.
NB - the next Parish Grouping united service is at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church on August 29th at 11.00 a.m.
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Well, it does not rhyme of even scan, but don't forget:
This Sunday we have the last of this year's summer joint services with Wellington Church and it is in Lansdowne at 11.00 a.m.
Entry will be via the Tower Door, adjacent the Park Road Traffic lights.
The evening service will be in Hillhead Baptist Church at 7.00 pm.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Sundays 25th July and 1st August 11 a.m service at Wellington.
Sunday 8th August, Sunday 8th August at Lansdowne.
Evening services are at 7.00pm in Wellington.
Each go their separate way after that, returning to their respective places of worship - at least until the union arrangements are finalised and enacted.
Monday, 5 July 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
Experiential Worship, Thursday 17th June, between 6.00 p.m. and 10.00 p.m.
Hyndland Parish Church (79 Hyndland Road)
This will involve a number of stations within the church.
Participants will be invited to worship in their own time and using all their senses.
Between June 20th and August 8th morning services are at 11 a.m. at Wellington Church each Sunday.
June evening services are on Sundays at 7pm in Hillhead Baptist Church. In July they take place in Wellington Church.
Monday, 7 June 2010
The Church of Scotland General Trustees meet on Tuesday 8th June and Lansdowne will be on the Agenda.
Monday, 31 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
On a more mundane level, Thursday May 27th 7.30 pm - Joint Lansdowne and Wellington Kirk Session in Lansdowne Church Hall.
Sunday May 30th - Church Swap - Roy Henderson and David Sinclair will each conduct worship at the other's church at their respective morning services.
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Footnote: I am pleased to report that the real life paper printed version of The Herald has a photograph of John Christie. Phew!
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
During the Month of May, on Thursdays at 12.30 p.m.
Come in to the church by the tower door....
.... gather for worship in the Session Room, downstairs.
Followed by a bowl of soup at a nearby cafe...
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Good and encouraging news indeed!
The Church Buildings at Risk team will meet on Wednesday 28th April at 7.30 p.m. in Lansdowne Church.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
It had been intended to begin this week... ... but after a wee change of plan it will begin as a pilot scheme in May. Details to follow....
Worth a read.
If you are seeking discussion material on the Kirk's Special Commission Re Sexuality you can find it here.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
8.00 a.m. Communion in Kelvingrove Park (gather at Lord Roberts statue)
9.00 a.m. Breakfast in Lansdowne Church
11.00 a.m Morning Service in Lansdowne Church Hall
7.00 p.m. Emmaus Walk - starting at Hillhead Baptist Church
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
The internet is a great resource but how do we encourage free debate and healthy conversation without recourse to aggression?
Well done to the Carols, Heather, Malcolm, Beatrice, Jack, Penny and all the crew who cooked, served, entertained, cleaned up etc on the occasion of last Saturday's party/meal.
As well as having lots of fun, £300 was donated to Four Acres Trust's wee interim campaign to raise £7500 for the church....
Friday, 26 February 2010
Members of the PSD team will be leading the service at Lansdowne on Sunday 7th March. This will be held at 11.00 a.m. in the church hall.
The Stated Annual Meeting of the congregation will be held in the church hall after the 11.00 a.m. service on the 14th of March.
Rev Dr Penny stuart will conduct worship on March 21st at 11.00 a.m.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Prayer in Testing Times - On week 1, we reminded ourselves of Jesus tempted. were the words of Psalm 2 echoed in his baptism a sort of temptation? What kind of Son of God was he going to be?
Prayer in Dangerous Times - In week 2, we are reminded of the reality that Jesus faced personal danger.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Friday, 29 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
At Kelvinside-Hillhead Parish Church, Observatory Road ...
A Concert for Haiti
7.30pm Saturday 30 January with Lynda McMinn and friends from RSAMD
A potpourri programme from our special guest performers and some opportunities to sing together.
Come along and enjoy the evening.
Donations to the Haiti appeal
Friday, 15 January 2010
at this time of devastation
we hold before you the people of Haiti.
When the damage is unimaginable,
and the suffering seems overwhelming,
remind us that every person affected
is loved, honoured and precious in your sight.
We remember all those who have been hurt;
all who have lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones.
Work through us to bring healing
to broken and distorted lives,
peace to those who have been thrown into despair,
light to those in darkness,
and hope to those who fear.
We ask this in the name of Jesus
in whom all life and grace is found.