|Carol Singing||Singing schedule/report|
|Churches involved||Links to Church websites|
|Constitution & Report||June 2008 & June 2011|
|GROW||Regional Outreach Work|
|Diary||Church & Other related events|
|Lent Studies||2013 Group Details|
|Links||Links to various websites|
|Minutes of Meetings||View or download the minutes|
|One World Week||2013 Theme|
|Pray for your MSP's||Those in authority|
|Presentations||Reports & Links|
|Week of Prayer||For Unity of Chrisitians|
|World Day of Prayer||Informed Prayer - Prayerful Action|
|Last update 20/5/13|
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Please check the diary to find out about Church and other events in the area and further afield. The information will help if you wish to attend an event, but also assist you when planning your own event to avoid clashes of dates. You can email me the details of your event (see address above) for inclusion in the diary.
|SUNRISE SERVICE - CHANGE OF VENUE||Due to ongoing road repairs, there was no access to the mast car park. Therefore, 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.|
AppointmentRev 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 night on Sat 9th 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.
AlphaDiscovery what Christianity is really about on the Alpha course at Leslie Baptist. Introduction night 26th March 6:30pm.
FoodbankA meeting has been arranged with Ewan Gurr of Trussell Trust, to discuss the very real possibility of opening a Foodbank in Glenrothes. The meeting will be held at Glenrothes YMCA, in North Street, on Monday 21st January at 3.00 pm.
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.
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
- - Glenrothes 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
- - The Reedemed Christian Church of God
- - YMCA
- - Leslie Baptist|
- - St Paul's and St Mary's
- - Trinity, Leslie
- - Markinch Parish||
- - Coaltown URC|
From 17th Mar 2013, the banner is now being displayed at King's Covenant Fellowship From 6th Feb 2013, the banner was displayed at Collydean Granary Baptist From 30th Aug 2012, the banner was displayed at Markinch Parish From 28th May 2012, the banner was displayed at St Luke's From 14th March 2012, the banner was displayed at Christ's Kirk. From ?, the banner was displayed at St Columba's. From 22nd Sept 2011, the banner was displayed at St's Paul & Mary Churches. From 10th July 2011, the banner was displayed at Trinity Church, Leslie.
To view the updated constitution of the Glenrothes Area Churches Together and the report from the Chair, please download the file in the format you prefer...
|June '11||Report from the Chair (PDF 7K)||Report from the Chair (WORD 19K)|
|June '10||Report from the Chair (PDF 9K)||Report from the Chair (WORD 27K)|
|June '09||Report from the Chair (PDF 9K)||Report from the Chair (WORD 45K)|
|June '08||Constitution08 (PDF 6K)||Constitution08 (WORD 21K)|
|Constitution08 (Open Office 17K)||Constitution08 (WORKS 10K)|
|June '08||Report from the Chair (PDF 8K)||Report from the Chair (WORD 77K)|
To read about the activities of the Glenrothes Area Churches Together, please download the minutes in the format you prefer...
|Meeting Date||Download files|
|AGM June 2013||12th @ URC Coaltown, 7:30 pm|
|May 2013||PDF (73K)||WORD (46K)|
|March 2013||PDF (72K)||WORD (41K)||WORD Page 2 only(30K)|
|January 2013||PDF (70K)||WORD (60K)||WORD Page 2 only(64K)|
|November 2012||PDF (68K)||WORD (52K)||WORD Page 2 only(36K)|
|September 2012||PDF (35K)||WORD (38K)||WORD Page 2 (34K)|
|Meeting Date||Download files|
|June 2012 AGM||PDF (60K)||WORD (49K)||WORD Page 2 only(36K)|
|March 2012||PDF (16K)||WORD (54K)||WORD Page 2 only(41K)|
|January 2012||PDF (70K)||WORD (50K)||WORD Page 2 only(37K)|
|November 2011||PDF (12K)||WORD (55K)||WORD Page 2 only(41K)|
|September 2011||PDF (12K)||WORD (52K)||WORD Page 2 only(38K)|
|Meeting Date||Download files|
|June 2011 AGM|| PDF (11K)
| WORD (52K)
| WORD Page 2 only(38K) |
|Meeting Date||Download files|
|June 2010 AGM||PDF (10K)||WORD (46K)||WORD Page 2 only(35K)|
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.
At the November 12th meeting, 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, Gavin Lawson or Trish at Gilven House.
Scottish Christian Alliance, Gilven House, 22 Iona Park, Pitcoudie, Glenrothes. KY7 6NU
Tel 01592 744849 Fax 01592 743924
|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||Our Outreach worker is Gwyneth Duff.
She is working with the Church youth groups and the school Scripture Unions
If you would like to be involved, please consider these Opportunities (pdf 150K)
You can download the latest Spring 2013 news & prayer letters news (pdf 280K) prayer (pdf 440K) Remember to save before printing.
|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 MSP's (updated 2011) 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/
In a change from previous years, we held 'Churches Together Week' prayer events in the run up to Pentecost in 2012 with a Fellowship Meal on Friday 25th May and Celebration Praise on Sunday 27th May.
Click here to download poster Word (20K)
Mon 21st 10:30am @ St Margaret’s. 'Churches Together Week' - Prayer event.
Tue 22nd 1pm @ St Mary’s. 'Churches Together Week' - Prayer event.
Wed 23rd 11:15am @ YM-YWCA. 'Churches Together Week' - Prayer event.
Thu 24th 7pm @ St Columba’s. 'Churches Together Week' - Prayer event.
Fri 25th 10:30am @ St Ninian’s. 'Churches Together Week' - Prayer event.
Fri 25th 7pm @ St Margaret’s. 'Churches Together Week' - Fellowship Meal.
Sat 26th 10:30am @ St Like’s. 'Churches Together Week' - Prayer event.
Sun 27th 2:30-4pm @ St Ninian's 'Churches Together Week' - Celebration Praise
|Two services were held on Friday 1st March 2013.
One in Trinity Leslie at 2pm, the other in St Luke's at 7pm.
The service came from France and the theme was:
I was a stranger and you welcomed me
For more information
click here → World Day of Prayer - Scotland
|History of local events |
Lent in 2013 was between Ash Wednesday (13th Feb) and Easter Day (31st March).
The study group leaders each chose a study theme to use for the Lent Studies. We had a number of group studies throughout this period.
Studies ran for 5 or 6 weeks. Everyone was free join whichever group they chose, and were encouraged to join a group in a different Church.
The venues and dates were as follows:
|Sunday||7pm||Christ's Kirk||17/2/13-24/3/13||In-justice||Alexandra Rosener + Guests|
|Monday||10:30am - 12:10||St. Margaret’s Lounge||18/2/13-18/3/13||Can we build a better world?||Marjorie Cowie|
|Tuesday||10 - 11:30am||St. Ninian’s Lounge||19/2/13-19/3/13||From Ram to Lamb||Allistair Roy|
|Wednesday||7:30pm||1 Balgeddie Close||20/2/13-20/3/13||Jesus says "I am ..."||John MacSporran|
|OWW 2012 ran from Sunday 21st to Sunday 28th October and the theme was "Moving Towards One World"|
For more information, click here → http://www.oneworldweek.org/
Date for 2012 was 15th December at 12 noon.
The schedule was revised for 2012 since the amended time was between 12 noon and 1pm.
The Churches Together Carol singing was be led by King's Covenant Fellowship (KCF) in the Kingdom Centre in front of Rothes Halls.
There were many singers representing their Churches at the scheduled times, and some also joined in earlier/later where possible.
Donations were collected on behalf of local charities. These amounted to £100.70
|12:00||12:20||St. Columba's, Leslie Baptist, KCF, St. Margaret's, Collydean Baptist|
|12:20||12:40||St. Luke's, Glenrothes Baptist, St. Ninian's|
|12:40||13:00||St. Paul's & St. Mary's, Leslie Trinity, Christ's Kirk, Markinch Parish|
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.
|30||Fri 7:00pm||Broxburn Academy EH52 6AG||NLCF Breakthrough Meeting. Click for ↠ details or phone 07564 054377.|
|1||Sat 10:00am||Broxburn Academy EH52 6AG||Prophecy Training. Click for ↠ details or phone 07564 054377.|
|1||Sat 7:00pm||Broxburn Academy EH52 6AG||NLCF Breakthrough Meeting. Click for ↠ details or phone 07564 054377.|
|2||Sun 7:00pm||Broxburn Academy EH52 6AG||NLCF Breakthrough Meeting. Click for ↠ details or phone 07564 054377.|
|8||Sat 2:00pm prompt||Redemption House (prev St Andrew's CofS) Kirkcaldy KY1 1DJ||RCCG Dedication/Re-opening. Phone 744799.|
|11||Tue 2:00pm||St Columba's||Coffee Afternoon|
|12||Wed 7:00pm||St Columba's||Songs of Praise|
|12||Wed 7:30pm||Coaltown URC||Churhces Together AGM|
|15||Sat 10:00am||Newton Mearns Baptist G77 6FA.||The Commission (men's conference) with Terry Virgo £6 Click for ↠ details|
|22||Fri||Trinity||Irish Party Night £7|
Here are some links to other websites that may be of interest.
|Back to Church||www.backtochurch.co.uk|
|Christian Action Research & Education||www.care.org.uk/Group/Group.scotland|
|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|
|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|
|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.' "
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)
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.