We meet at 11 a.m. for just a little bit over an hour. There are usually about 80 people at the service singing and praising God together – you’d be very welcome to join us if you can!
There is a Sunday School for Primary aged children – called SonSeekers. A creche is run for babies and toddlers. A Youth Bible Fellowship takes place during the morning service, usually on the first and third Sundays of the month, in order to cater for Secondary School aged pupils. After the service on the first Sunday of the month we have the opportunity for a cup of coffee or tea and most folks do stay and enjoy a chat with each other.
Communion is celebrated 3 times a year on the last Sundays in January, April and October, with occasional celebrations at other times (Easter and Christmas). If you love Jesus then you are welcome to these services as well.
There is a rota of people to greet people as they attend worship and you should get a warm welcome from whoever is handing out the hymn books. An offering is taken during the service for the ongoing work of the church in Bargeddie and further afield.
The evening service is at 6.30 p.m. and although not as well attended, providing another opportunity to learn more about God and His word. If you do come to the evening service you are encouraged to stay behind for a chat and a cup of coffee/tea and most folks do and a good time for fellowship is enjoyed. You can stay as long as you like. The doors will not be closed until the last person leaves sometimes after 8.30 p.m.
On the second Sunday of the month we hold special services in the Safety Zone – starting at 4pm. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to get to these services so that they will be able to discover what they missing and so start to come to the regular services held in the church. These services are more informal and we are trying to make them more interactive.
During the winter months the men’s fellowship meets in the church halls and the carpets are rolled out, and the bowling begins. Refreshments are also available and there is usually a short devotional time during the evening.
The Women’s Fellowship meets in members’ homes and you’ll need to come to church and ask some of the members to find out where the next meeting is going to be!
During the summer months and the long evenings a group of members gather at the church in order to look after the grounds, cut the grass and hedges and make sure the property always looks its best – which it does – thanks to this dedicated group. But they can always use more volunteers.
The Bible Study and Prayer meeting takes place at 7.30 p.m. to about 9.00 p.m. A short time of worship is followed by (usually) the minister speaking for about 20 minutes on a bible passage. Occasionally a guest, a missionary or one of our members will lead this part of the PM. The prayer meeting is split into 3 sections – praying for local needs, praying for international and missionary concerns, and then praying for ministries throughout Scotland. Up-to-date news is shared from local, global and Scotland and there is a big board in the Hall with loads of names of people and places to remind members to be faithful in praying for these situations. Occasionally we will have visitors from Mission Organisations and OMF, UFM and Tearfund are regularly prayed for at this meeting.
We’d love to have more congregational social events such as ceildhs, or hillwalking or film evenings or … we just need some one to get us all organised. So if you are keen to help just let us know and we’ll really appreciate what you can do…