|Carol Singing||Singing schedule/report|
|Churches involved||Links to Church websites|
|Constitution & Report||June 2018|
|GROW||Regional Outreach Work|
|Diary||Church & Other related events|
|Lent Studies||26/2 - 9/4/2020|
|Links||Links to various websites|
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|One World Week||It's Our World - Let's Make It Better|
|Pray for your MSP's||& those in authority|
|Presentations/Developments||Reports & Links|
|Week of Prayer||For Christian Unity 2020|
|World Day of Prayer||Informed Prayer - Prayerful Action|
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|St Ninian's Charity Shop and Café
After seventeen years of serving the community, it is with great sadness and regret to say that we are no longer able to continue trading, and provide a vital service to the local community. Our grateful thanks to our loyal Customers, dedicated Staff, committed Trustees and amazing Volunteers for their valuable support given over the years enabling the local community to benefit from their generosity.
Christian Aid week began on Sunday 10th May. Usually on Sunday the bright red Christian Aid envelopes would be landing on the pews of churches in Glenrothes and a band of volunteers would be shaking cans in the Kingdom Centre on the Saturday to raise more money for Christian Aid. Alas covoid 19 has put a stop to that and yet has made the need for funds much more desperate. The focus of this year’s appeal is to bring clean water to communities affected by drought and water is now even more essential because of this virus. Think how much extra each one of us is using for hand washing!
Please donate generously on line if possible. Click here ⇒
Fiona Lawrenson (on behalf of Glenrothes & District Christian Aid Committee)
|World Day of Prayer
6th March 2020. Thank you to St Paul's and everyone who contributed to the success of the World Day of Prayer service in Glenrothes last Friday. The service was well received.
Thank you to Amie Aitken and the folk of Leslie Baptist Church who gave a fine service on Friday afternoon.
|Walk of Witness
CANCELLED 10th April 2020. The Walk of Witness on Good Friday will NOT now be taking place.
|Week of Prayer for Unity of Christians
18-26 January 2020. The 'week' (octave) began with a Fellowship meal in St Columba's and ended with a praise service in St Ninian's. As Churches Together, members from all denominations gathered together to encorage and pray for unity. The events included contributions from most of the churches and were a great success. We appreciate all the effort and energy that went into the planning and preparation.
On Saturday 14th December 2019 the Churches Together Carol singing took place between 12 noon and 1pm in the Kingdom Centre. We gathered under the Churches Together banner in front of Rothes Halls.
The singing was led by Salvation Army Band.
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the Glenrothes area and we created a wonderful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations is going to Glenrothes Salvation Army.
A grass labyrinth has been created in Riverside Park beside the route of the Fife Pilgrim Way. Click here for →information
|Glenrothes 70 Years On - Joy's story
Listen to former Churches Together chairperson and secretary Joy Allan celebrate Glenrothes. Click here
These are the Churches and Christian organisations associated with the Glenrothes area Churches Together.
Click on the Church name to view the website
| - - Christ's Kirk|
- - Church of Christ
- - Collydean Granary Baptist
- - King's Covenant Fellowship
- - Salvation Army
- - St Columba’s
- - St Luke's
- - St Margaret's
- - St Ninian's
- - St Paul's and St Mary's
- - YMCA
- - Leslie Baptist|
- - St Paul's and St Mary's
- - Trinity, Leslie
- - Markinch Parish|
- - Thornton Parish
|From 23rd Feb 2020 - St Ninian's
From 14th Dec 2019 - Resting (AMcD)
From 18th Aug 2019 - St's Paul & Mary Churches
From 16th June 2019 - Salvation Army
From 8th May 2019 - Christ's Kirk
From 22nd Mar 2019 - St Columba's
From 17th Dec 2018 - St Luke's
From 8th Oct 2018 - St Margaret's
From 30th Aug 2018 - St Ninian's
From 17th Jun 2018 - King's Covenant Fellowship
From 1st Jan 2018 - Resting
From 8th Nov 2017 - Christ's Kirk
From 10th May 2017 - St Margaret's
From 9th Apr 2017 - St Ninian's
From 7th Mar 2017 - St Luke's
From 9th Nov 2016 - Resting
From 7th Sep 2016 - St Columba's
From 19th Aug 2016 - Coaltown URC
From 28th July 2016 - Markinch & Thornton
From 10th June 2016 - Salvation Army
From 8th May 2016 - St Ninian's
From 9th Feb 2016 - Collydean Granary Baptist
|From 14th Oct 2015 - St Margaret's
From 7th Sept 2015 - St Luke's
From 4th July 2015 - St's Paul & Mary Churches
From 3rd May 2015 - Leslie Baptist
From 1st Mar 2015 - Trinity Church, Leslie
From 14th Jan 2015 - Christ's Kirk
From 29th Oct 2014 - St Ninian's
From 6th Sept 2014 - St Columba's
From 15th June 2014 - St Margaret's
From 1st Feb 2014 - Salvation Army
From 24th Nov 2013 - Glenrothes Baptist
From 1st Oct 2013 - Leslie Baptist
From 12th June 2013 - Coaltown URC
From 17th Mar 2013 - King's Covenant Fellowship
From 6th Feb 2013 - Collydean Granary Baptist
From 30th Aug 2012 - Markinch Parish
From 28th May 2012 - St Luke's
From 14th Mar 2012 - Christ's Kirk
From 14th Dec 2011 - St Columba's
From 22nd Sept 2011 - St's Paul & Mary Churches
From 10th July 2011 - Trinity Church, Leslie
To view the report from the Chair, please download the file in the format you prefer...
||Annual Report (PDF 57K)|
||Annual Report (PDF 28K)|
||Report from the Chair (PDF 24K)|
||Report from the Chair (PDF 65K)|
To view the current constitution of the Glenrothes Area Churches Together, please download the file in the format you prefer...
|Constitution (Jun 2018)||(PDF 72K)|
|Churches Together Timeline||PDF (29K)|
|Churches Together Aims||JPG (365K)|
To read about the activities and plans of the Glenrothes Area Churches Together, please download the minutes from the table below.
|Meeting Date||Venue||Mtg / Download files|
|AGM June 2020||St Margaret's||Postponed|
|May 2020||St Ninian's||Cancelled|
|February 2020||Christ's Kirk||PDF (92K)|
|November 2019||Salvation Army||PDF (73K)|
|September 2019||St Mary's, Leslie||PDF (77K)|
|Churches Together Timeline||PDF (29K)|
|Churches Together Aims||JPG (365K)|
|Meeting Date||Venue||Mtg / Download files|
|AGM June 2019||St Margaret's||PDF (56K)|
|May 2019||Christ's Kirk||PDF (27K)|
|February 2019||Salvation Army||PDF (52K)|
|November 2018||St Luke's||PDF (54K)|
|September 2018||St Margaret's||PDF (23K)|
|Meeting Date||Venue||Click to open/download file|
|AGM June 13th 2018||URC Coaltown||PDF (70K)|
|May 9th 2018||Collydean Granary Baptist||PDF (65K)|
|March 14th 2018||Thornton Parish||PDF (52K)|
|February 14th 2018||Leslie Trinity||PDF (51K)|
|January 10th 2018||St Luke's||PDF (75K)|
|December 13th 2017||St Columba's||PDF (53K)|
|November 8th 2017||St Paul's||PDF (55K)|
|October 11th 2017||St Ninian's||PDF (51K)|
|September 13th 2017||St Margaret's||PDF (66K)|
|Meeting Date||Download files|
|June 2017 AGM||PDF (55K)||WORD (28K)|
|June 2016 AGM||PDF (51K)||WORD (24K)|
|June 2015 AGM||PDF (86K)||WORD (87K)|
|June 2014 AGM||PDF (70K)||WORD (89K)|
|June 2013 AGM||PDF (55K)||WORD (43K)|
|June 2012 AGM||PDF (60K)||WORD (49K)|
|June 2011 AGM||PDF (11K) revised||WORD (52K) revised|
|June 2010 AGM||PDF (10K)||WORD (46K)|
A presentation on Fife Pilgrim Way.
Douglas Galbraith, Markinch and Thornton, reported that he, Alan Kimmitt and Father Gerry Hand were part of an ACTS group to encourage and enable the churches on or near the route of the newly-opened Fife Pilgrim Way not only to offer hospitality where appropriate but to be open to spiritual renewal from this new movement. Professor Ian Bradley, the author of the book Fife Pilgrim Way: In the footsteps of monks, miners and martyrs, had offered to speak to the churches in the Glenrothes area and a date had been discussed of Monday evening, November 11. St Columba’s have offered to host.
After further discussion with Prof Bradley, it was felt that a better date for this meeting might be in the spring – around the time the new season of the Pilgrim Way begins, and new information will be circulated.
An open presentation on a series about Science and God.
The presentation comes at a time when there is a widely held view in our society that scientific knowledge points clearly to there being no need for God. In response to the spreading impact of this assumption, a Scottish independent television company, Kharis Productions Limited created an international television series called The God Question.
It takes world renowned theists and atheists on a journey through the Cosmos, Life on Earth and into the Human Mind and Brain, all the while asking whether atheism can really satisfactorily explain our existence.
Subsequently, the series was released as Exploring the God Question on DVD and with an accompanying booklet to encourage fuller understanding and discussion of the issues. This version is being widely used in churches and by individuals not only in Scotland but in other parts of the world. The programmes are available in several other languages. A version of the series has also been released for schools.
Recognising the value to the church of the Exploring the God Question series, leaders of major denominations in Scotland have come together to form and promote a new national initiative – Grasping the Nettle - to help churches understand and answer the big questions arising from discussion about science and God. This is a topic which it is planned will also be brought to the wider community through the media and high profile events.
At the meeting, the producer of the series will illustrate its content, outline the opportunities for churches to get to grips with the subject of science and God and describe the support and opportunities to do so that come through the Grasping the Nettle organisation.
Some present might wish to obtain the series for themselves; others might opt to use it in church or with house groups, neighbours or friends.
Literature will be available and the resources will be offered for purchase at a 25% discount. Click for → invitation PDF (36K)
|Scottish Bible Society made a presentation to Glenrothes Area Churches Together in November 2007.
There are two great resources: Bibleworld Studio in Edinburgh and Bibleworld Mobile now in its 4th edition.
SBS mission is to get God's word in a format people can receive.
Ideally, Churches work together to bring Bibleworld to young people in their area.
The maximum capacity is 13 classes in one week 2 on Mon, 3 on Tue/Wed/Thu, 2 on Fri.
The modules are suitable for P6-S1 classes of up to 36 children. Sessions are 70 mins long per class.
The studio is normally open to adults or other groups (e.g. uniformed organisations) in the evenings. Open evenings are for short presentations and info on other SBS projects.
Each community is expected to contribute £1,000 towards costs.
Teachers are encouraged when Churches support them, and it is also good to involve local youth workers.
The relationships built help to promote the Gospel, help towards the work in schools and break down barriers between community and Church.
Teachers get a follow-up pack resource.
SBS can provide press release for Church magazines and local publications.
The mobile first visited Glenrothes between the 9th - 13th June 2008.
A second visit was made from 9-20 May 2011
Open Evenings were Thurs 12th May & Wed 18th May from 7pm - 8:30pm.
To find out more click here → BibleWorld
|Glenrothes Regional Outreach Worker GROW web site|
|GROW Outreach worker Oskar Forbes started prior to the autumn term 2016. He is working with the Church youth groups, the school Scripture Unions and a number of other projects.
The GROW AGM & Thanksgiving Service is at 7:30pm on 6th June 19 in Salvation Army Halls. You can download the invitation (pdf 174KB) Please contact Chris on 01592 741245 before 31/5 if you would like to attend the sandwich/sweet meal at 6:30pm.
You can download the May 2019 news letter ⇒ news (pdf 630KB) Remember to save before printing.
Next GROW Prayer meeting is on Monday 29th Apr @ Salvation Army 10:00am.
Please see newsletter or Churches Together diary section for up-coming events.
|GROW 'refresh and look forward' Evening |
|13th September, Rothes Halls, 7pm. On Thursday 13th, we would like to unveil the new logo to as many people as possible, give them a personal taster of the work that Oskar does in schools and explain our vision for the next couple of years.|
|GROW Dedication |
|The trustees and management committee held a Service of Dedication for Oskar, the new GROW worker, at 2.30pm in St Columba's on 30th Oct 2016, 2:30pm followed by refreshments.|
|GROW Dedication |
|The trustees and management committee held a Service of Dedication for our worker, Beatrice (Bee) Roy, at 3.00pm in Glenrothes Baptist Church on Sunday 30th November 2014. This was followed by light refreshments.|
|GROW Worker: After a long period of recruitment the GROW Trustees and Management Group reported that they have successfully filled the position left by Gwyneth Duff in 2013. |
The new worker comes from a youth apprentice position at Central Hall Baptist Church in Edinburgh. Although the formal start date had not yet been agreed it was hoped that Bee would be in post for the start of the new school year in August. We thank you all for your support and prayers over the last 12 months and look forward to exciting times ahead.
|GROW visit to Auchmuty|
|A new venture for GROW in January 2012 was a ‘Personal Search Week’ for first year's [S1] in Auchmuty High School from 16th - 20th January. This was a really exciting opportunity for the local church, in partnership with GROW and SU Scotland, to make an impact on some of the young people of our town.|
Powerpoint presentations and leaflets giving details of this week were sent out to the Churches. There was local involvement from Gwyneth and John McLean the school chaplain, and other local Christians, plus a highly talented and creative Christian drama and music team ‘Viz-a Viz’ who have a lot of experience working in schools, and other experts from around Scotland. This was a big project and was only possible with the support of local Christians.
There was an opportunity to pray each day from Monday 16th to Friday 20th at 10am in Glenrothes Baptist Church. Follow up meetings and events were also arranged.
1 Timothy 2:1-3 …prayers, intercession and thanksgiving …for kings and all those in authority
Join in and pray for your MP, MSP's (updated 2017) and Councillors - if you want to live in peace and freedom...
Open or download this page to see who they are.
Click on the link to find out how you can go to the Scottish Parliament to pray → http://ppscotland.org/
The theme for 2020 is 'Unusual Kindness'.
There are free resources to download based on Paul's reception when he landed in Malta. People from Churches Together in Malta and Gozo have contributed to this.
St Columba's hosted the Fellowship Meal on Saturday 18th Jan 2020
St Ninian's hosted the service for Christian unity on 26th Jan 2020 at 18:30. Click for → details.
For further information on Week of Prayer click here → https://ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer
The theme for 2019 was 'Only Justice'.
A service was held on 20/1/19 at 3pm in St Luke's, to which everyone was welcome.
St Ninian's hosted the service for Christian unity on 21st Jan 2018. Prayers and readings were led by members from many of the Churches in Glenrothes and District. There was an opportunity to participate in prayer and declaration of Christian unity. The service was followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments.
|2020 service was compiled by women of Zimbabwe
For more information
click here → World Day of Prayer
To download the invitation
click here → 2020 invitation
To download the poster
click here → 2020 poster
WDoP contact for Glenrothes is Mary McIndoe.
Glenrothes Baptist hosted this on Friday, 1st March 2019. The service came from Slovenia and the theme was: "Come - Everything Is Ready"
2018 Date changed due to severe weather
|History of local events |
Lent in 2020 is between Ash Wednesday (26th Feb) and Maundy Thursday (9th Apr).
There are resources available from CTBI for the theme "Setting Our Hearts On Fire".
Some study group leaders choose their own theme for the Lent Studies. We hope to have a number of group studies throughout this period.
Studies may run for 5 or 6 weeks. Everyone is free join whichever group they choose, and are encouraged to join a group in a different Church.
The venues and dates are:
|Provisional details, confirmation may follow...|
|Sunday's||7pm||Christ’s Kirk||8/3 - 5/4||The Sermon on the Mount||Rev Andrew Gardiner |
Click for poster PDF (812K)
|Monday's||7:30pm||St. Ninian’s Hall||2/3 - 30/3||Where the Lost Things Go||Rev David Smith|
|Thursday's||7.30pm||16 Well Rd||TBA||TBA||Various|
|Thursday's||7.30pm||318 Rona Place||5/3 - 9/4||Setting Our Hearts on Fire||George Carratt|
Click for resources
|OWW 2020 is from Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th October and the theme is 'It’s Our World – Let’s make it better.'|
We shall explore the possibility of virtual events should that be necessary. In the meantime, we urge people to share, now, with whoever they can, their ideas, and resources and actions that are already on the website and new ones we are adding, to explore how we can rebuild the world better, personally, as communities, and as national and global citizens.
For more information, click here → http://www.oneworldweek.org/
Date for 2019 was 14th December between 12 noon and 1pm. We were very pleased that musicians from The Salvation Army accompanied the singing. This years collection will go to The Salvation Army projects.
|12:00||13:00||Everyone (We used to allocate times, but now all are welcome for as long as they are able.)|
The program has previously included traditional carols and our versions of some of the following songs from
Click on <listen> to hear the song. |
(Use the back button ← to return to this page)
<listen> This Child (Make Way)
<listen> Come and Join the Dance (Make Way)
<listen> Wake Up, Wake Up (Rumours)
<listen> Immanuel, O Immanuel (Make Way)
<listen> For God So Loved the World (Make Way)
<listen> At this time of Giving (Make Way)
<listen> Tell Out Tell Out (Make Way)
|On 9th December 2017, between 12 noon and 1pm. The Churches Together Carol singing was led by King's Covenant Fellowship (KCF) in the Kingdom Centre in front of Rothes Halls.|
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the area who gathered under the Churches Together banner and created a wonderful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations was donated to our local Foodbank. The total amount was almost £130.
Please check this diary for details of events you wish to attend.
Also please use this list when you are planning your own event to avoid a clash of dates.
You can email your event details to the address at the top of this page for inclusion here.
12 - 3pm
|Foodbank. Tel:01592 631088||Caledonia House, Pentland Park|
Glenrothes KY6 2AQ
|10-16th||Sun-Sat||Christian Aid Week. Please donate generously on line if possible.||Click here ⇒|
|Thy Kingdom Come. Praying through the Psalms.||Click here for ⇒ invitation|
Here are some links to other websites that may be of interest.
|Back to Church||www.backtochurch.co.uk|
|Celebrate & Discover.||www.presbyteryofkirkcaldy.org.uk|
|Christian Action Research & Education||www.care.org.uk/Group/Group.scotland|
|Grasping The Nettle - Eploring the God Question||www.graspingthenettle.org/|
|Fife Interfaith Group||www.fifeinterfaithgroup.org.uk|
|Healthcare Christian Fellowship||www.hcfbii.givengain.org 0131 667 4494|
|Lawyers Christian Fellowship||www.lawcf.org|
|Lighthouses of Prayer||www.prayforscotland.org.uk/?p=30|
|National Prayer Breakfast||www.npbscotland.org.uk/home|
|One World Week||www.oneworldweek.org|
|Pray for Schools||www.prayforschools.org|
|Pray For Scotland||www.prayforscotland.org.uk|
|Scottish Bible Society||www.scottishbiblesociety.org|
|Thy Kingdom Come||www.thykingdomcome.global|
|Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity||http://www.ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer|
21 The word of the LORD came to me: 22 "Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'? 23 Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.' Say to them, 'The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. 24 For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel. 25 But I the LORD will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious house, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "
26 The word of the LORD came to me: 27 "Son of man, the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'
28 "Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "
|Good Friday 'Walk of Witness'
There was another amazing ‘Walk of Witness’ on Good Friday, 19 April 2019, which left at 10:30am from three Churches in the town – Christ’s Kirk, St Ninian’s and St Margaret’s. The walks converged at the front door of St Columba’s church at 11:30am. The walk from St Ninian’s stopped at the Salvation Army church, the walk from Christ's Kirk stopped at the Irises and the walk from St Margaret’s stopped at St Paul’s and St Luke’s to read passages of the Easter story on the way to the town centre.
Everyone was able to join a walk at whatever point was most suitable and some met at St Columba’s at 11.45am. There was a wooden cross being carried on each of the walks.
There was a short gospel service at 11.45am in St Columba's followed by fellowship and refreshments.
|Week of Prayer for Unity of Christians
On Sunday 20th January, Churches Together held a service to allow Christians from all denominations to join together to pray for unity. It was a fairly traditional service with contributions from all of the churches represented and included the hymn commissioned for Glenrothes 70th anniversary written by Bruce and Sandra Davies. It was a wonderful experience to worship together and unite in prayer for justice. A retiring offering of £45 is to be donated to Christian Aid. St Luke's hosted the service and provided very welcome refreshments and time of fellowship afterwards.
On Saturday 15th December 2018 the Churches Together Carol singing took place between 12 noon and 1pm in the Kingdom Centre. We gathered under the Churches Together banner in front of Rothes Halls.
The singing was led by Linda Ballingall & Carol Ann Hedley.
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the Glenrothes area and we created a wonderful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations is going to Glenrothes "Y". The total amount collected was £133.50. On behalf of Churches Together, secretary Mary presents YMCA Community Centre Administrator Kirstie with a cheque for £150.
|National Prayer Breakfast
To listen to the replay of Brian Soutar addressing the National Prayer Breakfast at Prestonfield House on June 6th 2018 Click here
Good Friday 'Walk of Witness'
There was an amazing ‘Walk of Witness’ on Good Friday, 30 March, which left at 10:30am from three Churches in the town – Christ’s Kirk, St Ninian’s and St Margaret’s. The walks converged at the front door of St Columba’s church at 11:30am. The walk from St Ninian’s stopped at the Salvation Army church, the walk from Christ's Kirk stopped at the Irises and the walk from St Margaret’s stopped at St Paul’s and St Luke’s to read passages of the Easter story on the way to the town centre.
Everyone was able to join a walk at whatever point was most suitable and some met at the town centre; either at St Columba’s at 11.30am or Glenrothes Baptist church at 11.45am. There was a wooden cross being carried on each of the walks.
There was a short gospel service at 11.45am in the new premises of Glenrothes Baptist church in Unicorn House, Falkland Place.
Alex went home to be with his Saviour on Sunday Morning (28/1). He suffered no pain or infections just the effects of old age (he was 90). Always valued being part of Churches Together. He and Maurice King of St Margaret's formed a Churches Council 60 years ago realising that they needed each other if they were going to win Glenrothes for Christ. We valued the time we were able to meet with you and enjoyed being kept in touch with what was happening. Thank you for your love and friendship. Charlotte Wright.
There was a wonderful Celebration of his life on Thursday 22nd Feb at 12:30pm in Glenrothes Baptist Church, followed by burial at Falkland Village Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. The family valued prayers for them on that day especially and welcomed any who wished to share that day with them.
Churches Together Timeline PDF (29K)
A grass labyrinth has been created in Riverside Park beside the route of the Fife Pilgrim Way. Click here for →information
|St Ninian's Charity Shop
More volunteers are required for the CAFE. No experience is required; there are 2 hour time slots available. Pop in anytime or call the manager Elsie on 755321 between 10 and 4, Monday to Friday for more information.
On Saturday 9th December 2017 the Churches Together Carol singing took place between 12 noon and 1pm in the Kingdom Centre. We gathered under the Churches Together banner in front of Rothes Halls.
The singing was led by King's Covenant Fellowship (KCF).
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the Glenrothes area and we created a wonderful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations is going to our local Foodbank. The total amount was £128.70.
|Victoria Radio Network
Hospital radio in Kirkcaldy are looking for volunteer presenters and request collectors. To find out how to get involved, please click this link → www.vrnkirkcaldy.com
|General Election Hustings.
Churches Together and Glenrothes Area Futures Group sponsored a General Election Hustings on Mon 29th May. The venue was Rothes Hall, Rm 10. All candidates attended, gave a summary of their manifestos, and answered questions from the audience. The evening was competently chaired by Fr Gerry Hand and organised by Bob Grant and Ron Page.
Rev. David Smith was inducted by the Church of Scotland on Thursday 27/4/17 at 7pm in St Ninian's. Members of Churches Together were invited to attend the service & introduction. There was much celebration by all who gathered for the occasion.
|Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
This was the week from 18-25 Jan 2017. There was a Unity service in St Paul's on Sunday Jan 22nd at 6:30pm. We participated in meaningful and inspirational worship. The service was very well organised and well received by everyone who all said they had enjoyed the service very much and also the hospitality afterwards.
Representatives from all different Churches in Glenrothes & district exchanged stones with Church names on to bring a focus as we pray for one another.
The theme for 2017 was 'Crossing Barriers'.
For further information on Week of Prayer click here → https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2017/
On Saturday 17th December 2016 the Churches Together Carol singing took place between 12 noon and 1pm in the Kingdom Centre. We gathered under the Churches Together banner in front of Rothes Halls.
The singing was led by King's Covenant Fellowship (KCF) and St Columba's.
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the Glenrothes area and we created a joyful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations is going to our local branch of Parkinson's UK. The total amount was £110.62
|Scottish Election Hustings
This event on 15/4/16 at the Lomond Centre was very well attended. It was very well organised by Ron Page and Bob Grant on behalf of Churches Together. This was the first hustings for the candidates, and both their supporters and the public. Questions were asked for in writing in advance of the meeting - and these were forthcoming and appropriate. A major vote of thanks should be given to Father Gerry Hand for his chairmanship and handling of the hustings. This was exemplary and also exhausting on the night. Thanks to all who helped to arrange.
Christians from many parts of the Church family joined together to celebrate Jesus' resurrection on 27th March. The 7am service of worship on Easter morning incorporated an interactive prayer time. St Columba's hosted a very tasty breakfast of bacon and square sausage rolls.
On Saturday 12th December 2015 the Churches Together Carol singing took place between 12 noon and 1pm in the Kingdom Centre. We gathered under the Churches Together banner in front of Rothes Halls.
The singing was led by King's Covenant Fellowship (KCF).
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the Glenrothes area and we created a joyful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations is going to our local corps of Salvation Army. The total amount was £97.46.
Scott McCrum was ordained & inducted by the Church of Scotland on Thursday 12/11/15 at 7pm. Members of Churches Together were invited to participate in the ordination at Christ's Kirk.
2015 marked the 25th anniversary of ACTS. To celebrate this, ACTS held several events - including a concert on 4th October and a special service on 14th November.
The concert on Sunday 4th October was at 6pm in Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street, Edinburgh. It featured contemporary, acoustic music by Gen Verde, the international music group of the Focolare Movement.
|The commemorative service on 14th November was held at St Andrew's Metropolitan (Catholic) Cathedral in Glasgow.
The ACTS office moved from Alloa to Stirling with effect from Monday 19th October 2015.
The new address is: Action of Churches Together in Scotland, Jubilee House, Forthside Way, STIRLING. FK8 1QZ Tel: 01259 216980 (unchanged).
At the March 11th meeting 2015, ACTS Programme Officer, Miriam Weibye, visited Churches together in Glenrothes & District. We heard what is going on in ACTS, but we were also encouraged to shared what has been going on in Glenrothes & District.
Click here for the report PDF (60K) Web http://www.acts-scotland.org/
|General Election Hustings|
This event on 22/4/15 at the Lomond Centre was very well attended. It was very well organised by Ron Page and Bob Grant on behalf of Churches Together. This was the first hustings for the candidates, and both their supporters and the public. Questions were asked for in writing in advance of the meeting - and these were forthcoming and appropriate. A major vote of thanks should be given to Father Gerry Hand for his chairmanship and handling of the hustings. This was exemplary and also exhausting on the night. Thanks to all who helped to arrange.
Rev Gerry Dillon was ordained by the Episcopal Church on Sun 26/04/15 at 4pm. Members of the other Churches were invited to participate in the ordination at St Luke's.
Christians from many parts of the Church family joined together to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. The 7am service of worship incorporated an interactive prayer time which resulted in this decorated cross. St Ninian's hosted a very tasty breakfast of bacon and square sausage rolls.
On Saturday 13th December 2014 the Churches Together Carol singing took place between 12 noon and 1pm in the Kingdom Centre in front of Rothes Halls.
Once again it was led by King's Covenant Fellowship (KCF).
There were a good number of singers representing most of the Churches in the area who gathered under the Chuches Together banner and created a joyful sound. A generous response from shoppers who appreciated the seasonal celebrations resulted in a collection of £77.55. This year we sent this to our local branch of Samaritans.
The trustees and management committee invited everyone to a Service of Dedication for our new worker, Beatrice Roy, The service was held at 3.00pm in Glenrothes Baptist Church on Sunday 30th November 2014, followed by light refreshments.
|Walk for Peace
The Rotary Club of Glenrothes and the three High Schools in Glenrothes organised a Walk for Peace and the local churches were invited to take part. The walk took place on Thursday 6th November 2014. People gathered at each school (Auchmuty, Glenrothes and Glenwood) at 6pm. There were some activities at the schools and then they walked to the War Memorial off Church Street, gathering there at 7pm. Walkers carried lanterns, torches, glow sticks & other lights. At the memorial there were poems and music. White wreaths were laid at the memorial by Rotary and each school.
|Call to Prayer
Crisis in Iraq
Please pray for all the people in Iraq subject to the terrorism and evil acts perpetrated by those allegedly adhering to Islam. In particular, the Christian families being targeted and threatened with barbaric execution unless they renounce their faith. Many have died. Missionaries and aid-workers are continuing without any government protection.
This link is to a request for urgent prayer, however, it contains accounts of some children who were martyred, which you may find distressing.
Click for ⇒ Prayer Request
|Songs of Praise Event
"Friends in Faith”
There was a special Songs of Praise Service in Glenrothes on Saturday 6th September 2014 in St Columba’s Church, Glenrothes. “Special” since the Glenrothes churches welcomed the Böblingen Ecumenical Group. The Service was also open to the public in the Glenrothes area.
Two candles were lit in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1. The Service was led by the St Columba’s minister, Rev. Alan Kimmitt, and by Rev. Friederike Strauss from Böblingen. Hymns were selected by members of the Böblingen group and by members of the various Glenrothes area churches, with introductions before each one. The themes of these hymns and prayers were Friendship, Partnership, Togetherness and Faith. Excellent music was being provided by the Salvation Army Band before and during the Service. The band played for some of the hymns, as did Mr Eric Christie, the organist of St Columba’s.
A delightful buffet was provided so that the German visitors were able to mingle with the Glenrothes area people.
After a long period of recruitment the GROW Trustees and Management Group are delighted to report that they have successfully filled the position left by Gwyneth Duff in 2013.
The new worker, Beatrice Roy, comes from a youth apprentice position at Central Hall Baptist Church in Edinburgh.
Although the formal start date has not yet been agreed we very much hope that Bee will be in post for the start of the new school year in August.
We thank you all for your support and prayers over the last 12 months and look forward to exciting times ahead.
|CELEBRATE & DISCOVER 2014|
Kirkcaldy Presbytery of Church of Scotland's show case event attracted many Churches, organisations & ministries to display their history, milestones and ongoing events. Workshops and interactive zones complemented the static displays. It was held in Kirkcaldy High School from 10am and finished with the Big Sing at 4pm.
A big thank you to Sheena, Craig and the others involved in the CT display.
ST NINIAN’S CHARITY SHOP & COMMUNITY CAFE
4-5 Glenwood Centre, Glenrothes (Tel: 01592 755321 Scottish Charity Number SC037766 ) CAFE (Mon to Fri 10am - 3:30pm): Low cost meals and a place for companionship. Tea, coffee, juice, home baking, filled rolls, soup etc SPECIAL MEAL OFFER EVERY DAY SHOP (Mon to Fri 10am - 4pm): reasonably priced books, CDs, DVDs, toys, clothes, household items, TVs, electrical items, furniture etc, etc
All profits distributed to local community groups : DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The management group took the decision to readvertise the position in both February and March's Youthwork and associated publications. We would then look to interview in April and if successful would have a new worker in place for the summer time.
The Glenrothes Area Futures Group would like to communicate our thanks for the campaign support to save the Glenrothes OOH service. We were a little surprised but very delighted that the Board turned the closure recommendation down. This is only by local support from Churches, Church groups, etc. as well as CCs and residents' groups. Yours aye, Ron.
Paul & Lynne Sinclair, from New Zealand, have been called to Scotland. Paul will serve as interim minister at Coaltown URC.
Gravy Train - New Name
Nine years since it's inception by Churches Together the Gravy Train will now be known as 'Y-Lunch'. The volunteeers have prepared and served between 600 - 800 meals a year to homeless people.
Many of the Churches joined together to bring festive cheer to the Kingdom Centre on Saturday 14th Dec. The collection of £112 will benefit the local Foodbank project.
(Picture - George McLuskie)
SUNRISE SERVICE - CHANGE OF VENUE
Due to road repairs on the East Lomond, we relocated to the frosted braes of Riverside Park, off Leslie Road, next to the pond. Members from most of the local Churches joined in worship, released prayer baloons and shared breakfast in St Ninian's.
Appointment:Rev Alan Kimmitt has been called as minister to St Columba's. His ordination & induction took place on Thursday 21st Feb.
New BuildingRCCG have a new Church building (former) St. Andrews Parish Church, Victoria Gardens, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1DJ. There is an open invitation to their monthly praise nights on the 2nd Sat of the month at 6:30pm
Enough Food - IFCall to end poverty - a press release was sent to the local newspapers and can be included in your church newsletter/website/... Please also write to the Chancellor by 10/3/13.
Bible Society Action GroupThe Glenrothes Inter Church Action Group would like thank everyone who contributed to the Christmas Song Quiz. We raised £165 which will go twards the project in Peru. The winning entry drawn was Molly Hamill who receives a gift voucher and the hamper goes to Leslie Agnew. Click here for the quiz answers [pdf]
New AppointmentRev. Kathryn Price announced that she would be leaving the area at the end of October to take up the post of Education & Learning Enabler for the South Western Synod of the United Reformed Church.
Monthly Praise EventPastor Joseph and the Redeemed Christian Church of God invite everyone to a monthly Praise night which takes place every second Saturday of the month. The date for June was Saturday 9th @ 6:30pm. The venue was White House (Community Centre), Napier Rd KY6 1AX. Sharing the message was Rev. Andrew Brandon from Open Heavens London on Knowing the will of God.
GROW AGM and 'Sandwich & Sweet' mealAs a token of our sincere thanks for continuing support of the GROW project the trustees and management committee invited everyone to a 'Sandwich and Sweet' Meal at 6:30pm in Glenrothes Baptist Church on Wednesday 20th June 2012, followed by the AGM and Thanksgiving Service at 7:30pm.
At this meeting there was a report Gwyneth’s work over the past year.
Bible Society - Glenrothes Action GroupAs part of their fundraising for this year they would like to have one event that involves the participation of all churches. In order to take this initiative forward any volunteers to help generate ideas and assist in organising a one off event should contact Alan McDonagh. For more details click here → WORD (30K)
In a change from previous years, in 2012, we held 'Churches Together Week' prayer events in the run up to Pentecost with a Fellowship Meal on Friday 25th May and Celebration Praise on Sunday 27th May.
Prayer events were held on
Mon 21st 10:30am @ St Margaret’s, Tue 22nd 1pm @ St Mary’s, Wed 23rd 11:15am @ YM-YWCA,
Thu 24th 7pm @ St Columba’s, Fri 25th 10:30am @ St Ninian’s, Sat 26th 10:30am @ St Like’s.
The Fellowship Meal was on Fri 25th 7pm @ St Margaret’s.
Celebration Praise was on Sun 27th 2:30-4pm @ St Ninian's
Two Sisters and a FuneralSt Columba's hosted the Scottish Premiere of the Roger Jones musical on Sat 26th Nov. all proceeds to GROW.
It is a lively, amusing musical about the life of Lazarus and the songs are very tuneful. There are some moving moments and a powerful message. This was a Parish Grouping event with singers from St Columba’s, St Ninian’s, Leslie Trinity and other churches and, was for one night only.
Scottish Bible Society
The SBS action group ran a King James Bible 400th anniversary Quiz sheet price £1 drawn on 28th Sept at Churches Together meeting.
St.Ninian`s Charity Shop &
We would like all of the churches in Glenrothes and surrounding areas to be aware that this Charity shop & café exists and for people to go there for their cups of tea/coffee/snacks. It also deals with furniture and electrical goods as well as clothes. Please consider donating to this cause rather than just handing your goods into local charity shops.
People's BibleScottish & other UK Bible Societies toured the country with a scribing booth giving people the opportunity to be part of history and to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
Bruce Davies Concert in aid of GROWAround 70-80 people enjoyed an excellent evening of entertainment in support of the GROW project. The first half there were some great new songs and the second half was a selection of audience requests. Bruce also donated 10% of all CD sales to the project.
A General Election Hustings was organised by Bob Grant and Ron Page on behalf of Glenrothes Area Futures Group and Churches Together. It was held on Tue 26th at 7:15pm in the C.I.S.W.O. Centre. All the main constituency candidates were invited. Questions were submitted in advance and lively debates took place.
For more information please see the Churches Vote Election Page 2011 http://www.churchesvote.org/
Joint Easter ServiceEast Lomond 6:30am 24th April 2011
Worshippers from many of the Church families in
Glenrothes & District Churches Together gathered
to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter morning.
Leslie Pastors leading worship
Fair Trade Fortnight began on 28th Feb, and Churches were encouraged to promote the goods available in the supermarkets. The managers were contacted, reminding them that the Churches would be promoting this and would hopefully be looking for these products in the shops at that time. Asda were very helpful.2010
Welcome to Rev. Alexandra Rosener. She was inducted at Christ's Kirk on October 13th 2010. The local Baptist Chuches in Glenrothes and Leslie will soon have new pastors. Our prayers go with Rev Diane Hobson as she moves to Aberdeen.
A meeting was held with MSP Claire Baker in Rothes Halls on Wed 27th Oct 2010 for organisation representatives regarding A92.
How to Drug Proof Your Kids® (DPYK for short) is a relaxed and informal six session course. Developed by the national charity Care for the Family, in association with Hope UK, specialists in drugs education.
The course was in St Ninian’s Church on Thursday evenings 7.30-9.30pm from 4th November. To find out more phone Alli on 01592 611963 or email DPYK@stninians.co.uk
|Scottish Bible Society's Bibleworld Mobile will be making a return visit to Glenrothes from 9-20th May 2011. The local Bible Society action group have raised sufficient funds to secure the booking and plans are underway for P6-S1 pupils to experience this excellent resource. There are Open Evenings on Thurs 12th May & Wed 18th May from 7pm - 8:30pm. The Bibleworld mobile last visited Glenrothes between 9-13 June 2008|
|Supporters of the GROW project were treated to a buffet meal in St Margaret's Church New Halls at 6:30 p.m. prior to the AGM at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday 17th June.|
Following a number of sessions of workshops, discussions and reviews, a Response Form has been drawn up to enable Church members to express their views on Churches Together activities. It is intended that on a Sunday in June, someone in your Church will say a bit about Churches Together and a form will be issued to each member. It would be appreciated if you would complete the form and return it promptly as we aim to get the views of as many members as possible. Thanks in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please contact your own Church representative(s). Their names can be found in the minutes of the meetings.
Download the reponse form here → PDF (13K)
Although this prayer guide is specifically written for those outside the Church, once you have tried it you can recommend it to your friends and neighbours.
Click here for more info → Try Praying
A General Election Hustings was organised by Bob Grant and Ron Page on behalf of Glenrothes Area Futures Group and Churches Together. It was held on Wed 21st at 7:30pm in the C.I.S.W.O. Centre. Alex Forsyth chaired the meeting. Questions were submitted in advance.
For more information please see the Churches Together Election Page 2010 http://www.ctbi.org.uk/427 CARE (Scotland) election page http://www.care.org.uk
East Lomond 7am 4th April 2010
Dramatic Easter sunrise
Fighting Fit For Christ is a banner to bring Christians together in the Fife area.
Excercise, Fellowship and Evangalising simply by getting together during the week and being recognised as Christians.
Please consider rolling this out to your congregations.
God bless, Pete Perrie
Many thanks to everyone who made it to Lyon Square for the Churches Together Carols Singing. Sorry if you made the effort to get to Rothes Halls and couldn't find us. This was due to a change made by the centre management, which we were not informed about. There was some inconvenience, but we need to be thankful that as united Christians we were able to lift up praise to God and declare His Good News to the people in the Kingdom Centre. The security staff were helpful and offered us assistance and they were able to provide some seating at the new location. We received some very encouraging comments regarding the quality of the singing and the variety of musical content. Please continue to support this event so that we can have an ongoing Christian witness in the town. Thanks again to everyone who contributed and assisted an any way. Have a blessed and peace-filled Christmas.
The weekend nearest to St Andrew’s Day was promoted by the Church Life Network of Action of Churches Together in Scotland as a suitable time for Quiet Day for Scotland. For more information click here → Quiet Day For downloadable resources click here → Resources
East Lomond 7am 12th April 2009
St Mary's, Leslie, invited everyone to join them on a prayer journey with Jesus on the way to the Cross. This took place on Palm Sunday 28th March at 4pm
The prayer box was available from 2nd April for 14 days over Easter at the information desk in the Kingdom Centre. We are grateful to the management for their cooperation. People were encouraged to use this facility, pray for the requests received, and ask that God would use this opportunity to bless people in this Holy season.
Lighthouses of Prayer : Held a one-day workshop @ St Bryce Kirk Centre, Kirkcaldy on 28th Feb. Find out how small gatherings can lead to our nation being saturated with prayer. Click here for more information
There has been a lot of very positive feedback from the time of Worship we shared on Sunday 18th Jan. The church was almost full; all the speakers were loud and clear; the Korean worship influences were helpful and the message was inspirational. Thanks to everyone who participated and those who took the time to express their appreciation.2008
On Wednesday 26th November at 2pm a prayer stake was driven into the ground at the Good Samaritan statue in the town park, Glenrothes. (North side of the pond) This was a declaration that we welcome God's presence in our lives; in our communities, our town and our nation.
At the November 12th meeting 2008, Gilven Project Manager Trish O’Brien, introduced us to ‘Passing the Baton’ a joint venture with Bethany Christian Trust to assist local young people to overcome isolation when taking up new accommodation after homelessness. There are opportunities to serve on the steering group and as ‘buddies’ and in other ways in this innovative project. Prayer, financial and other support is also welcome.
More information from Laura McNamee or Gavin Lawson at Gilven House.
Scottish Christian Alliance, Gilven House, 22 Iona Park, Pitcoudie, Glenrothes. KY7 6NU
Tel 01592 744849 Fax 01592 743924
Leaflets have been made available at the last few meetings outlining the vision and background to HOPE - Houses of Prayer Everywhere. Lighthouses of Prayer have been starting up independantly in various places throughout the land. Here are some more instances of the pieces coming together.
April 2007 - Lance Canter was praying for the coming of the Pray for Scotland (PfS) team to West Kilbride during the Connecting Scotland 50 days of prayer. The Lord led him to Ezek 12:21-28. When the team came through he shared the passage with Jean Black of PfS. A few months later he discovered that God led Jean to share a message based on this word as she travelled and spoke throughout the nation. The gist of her message was to ask what things the Lord has spoken to us in the past that we have 'put on the shelf' and forgotten.
Sept 2007 - Ola Nordstrom and Lance were speaking about houses of prayer in Scotland. Ola said "I don't think we will have 24/7 houses of prayer in Scotland. Instead, God has given me a picture of HOPE - Houses of Prayer Everywhere".
Nov 2007 - Sylvia Norton emailed Lance from S Uist describing how God hasd given her a vision of HOPE - Houses of Prayer Everywhere. The exact same picture and acronym that God had given to Ola. She was reminded of this during a weekend conference with PfS team when they asked if God had given them any words that they had 'put on the shelf' and forgotten. Like Ola, God had given her this vision in 2000 and He was now bringing it back for both of them! Around this time Ola began travelling to every village and town in Ayrshire and driving wooden stakes in the ground reclaiming these areas for God's Kingdom. At one point he visited an orphanage in Uganda where he was given 6 stakes to bring back to Scotland. One of these stakes he was led to hold on to.
April 2008 - Jean Black was speaking at a YWAM Scotland staff day sharing the PfS vision of establishing HOPE, Houses of Prayer Everywhere in Scotland. Ola and Lance were at this meeting, and Ola felt the Lord telling him to give Jean the last stake.
July 2008 – Still carrying the stake, Jean found herself at CLAN Gathering when Brent Borthwick (from USA) gave an amazing prophetic word concerning revival in Scotland, remarkably similar to a vision Jean Darnell had in the 1970’s (read Ezek 12:21-28). (Brent knew nothing about Jean Darnell or her prophecy.) He ended by saying that he felt they should drive a stake in the ground as a prophetic symbol of embracing this word. Jean had the stake taken to Brent and shared where it came from. Just after the stake was driven in the ground, he commented that he was supposed to have been at an orphanage in Uganda that week, but God told him to cancel the trip and go to Scotland to share this word.