Gift Day 2017: One week to go!

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 | Tags:

On Sunday, 26th November, we will have our Annual Gift Day.  This is an opportunity for you to support our ministries and mission and ensure that our work is well resourced and effective in reaching out to meet the spiritual and practical needs within our communities.  See the November edition of ‘Quest’ for more details.

A generous proportion of our income What does the Bible say?
As some of us have much larger incomes than others, our offering should be a proportion of our income, rather than a fixed sum of money. If our offering is truly a response to God’s giving to us, it will be a generous, even sacrificial, proportion of our income.

(Psalm 116: 12)

Food for thought and preparation through prayer – Luke 21:01-04

Jesus watches the people presenting their gifts at the temple. Some rich people give large sums of money. A poor widow offers two small coins.

What was Jesus praising when he commended the widow’s offering?

Gift Day envelopes are available in the November edition of ‘Quest’ and from the church office or you can make an offering online by clicking on the button


Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Tags: ,

You will all know that Martin our minister had a fall which resulted in a very serious break to his arm and elbow. As a result of this he has been signed off for a period of eight weeks. As a very fit and active person this is particularly frustrating for him.

In addition to the pain of such an injury he is also suffering from difficulty sleeping at night and the inevitable tiredness that results from this.

Meanwhile, the work of St Andrew’s goes on and we have been lucky to have our services ably led by Keith Scott and Tim Mineard initially and then for two weeks we have been delighted to welcome our friend David Searle. Ian Gray, our pastoral assistant is also undertaking additional duties.

We send Martin our love and best wishes and ask for God’s blessing on him and the manse family.


Sunday, September 17th, 2017 | Tags:

 22nd & 23rd September 2017

We are delighted to be running our very own worship event and hope that you will be able to join us for what will be an amazing time of teaching, worship and fellowship.

The weekend starts off with us welcoming Allan McKinlay and his band back to St. Andrew’s on Friday night, where they will lead us in a night of worship and introduce us to some of his own songs that he has written.

On the Saturday, we start our day off with tea/coffee & croissants while giving everyone an opportunity to sign up for their preferred workshops. Phil Mellstrom will lead us all in the first session – looking at “Conversations in Worship”. After the first session we will break for lunch together before breaking in to smaller groups for the chosen sessions.

The sessions will last for around an hour with enough time in between to move to the next session.

All afternoon sessions will be run twice, giving you the opportunity to choose two from the options below and you can sign up for your chosen sessions on the day.

1. Can’t Sit Still, Won’t Sit Still: Bodies, Landscapes, Physicality as Allies in Prayer – led by Jo Love from Wild Goose Resource Group
2. What do we do when we praise? – led by Phil Mellstrom
3. Art in Worship (Print Making) – led by our own Meg and Laurie Harris
4. Flags and Banners – led by Chloe Leuchars, from Lowson Memorial Church, Forfar
5. Drama – led by Rob Rawson, Church of Scotland Mission Development Worker

We will then bring the day to an end with a time of worship let by Phil Mellstrom.

Both the Friday evening and Saturday (including lunch) are FREE – an offering plate will be available for donations at the door. For catering purposes, we would ask that you get your tickets from the church office – if possible. You are more than welcome to join us without a ticket.

For more information check out our facebook page or contact the church office on 01241 431135