Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Whatever next ...(part two)

During the vacancy...
We have a small group of preachers to lead worship week about and some very good musicians to play for us, over the next few weeks.

Rev Fiona Lillie from St John's-Renfield Church is our interim moderator over this period of vacancy, and in a couple of weeks time we hope to appoint Katherine Rennie as locum to take on some pastoral care of the congregation one or two days a week.

No new minister, but a new church...
The number in the Church of Scotland ministers nationally does not allow for a congregation as small as Lansdowne to call another minister, and under the latest plan made by Glasgow Presbytery, it is expected that Lansdowne will unite with Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church (across the River Kelvin from us in Belmont St.) Over the next few weeks, a draft basis of Union with Kevin Stevenson Memorial Church will be agreed by office bearers and then voted on by the two congregations. If agreement is reached then a new church, with a new name will be formed. More about the time-scale for this later as it unfolds.

So drop in and see us. We'd be delighted to see you and share worship with you.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ON 20th OCTOBER, FOR ONE SUNDAY ONLY,LANSDOWNE WILL BE CLOSED AND THE CONGREGATION WILL WORSHIP IN KELVIN STEVENSON MEMORIAL CHURCH, BELMONT STREET AT 11 AM.

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