• Welcome to APC!

    • We hope you enjoy visiting our website. If you have anything you would like to know, please get in touch using one of the methods on the site.

    • 'Lock-down' Sundays at
      Auchterarder Parish Church

    • Our Sundays continue, if a bit different during the ongoing pandemic. Services are available no matter the level of lockdown either in persons, live streamed, recorded via YouTube or audio versions on CD Check out the links, too, on Facebook, and Twitter.

    • A vision for Auchterarder Community Church Centre

    • “A dynamic community hub where people of all ages are shown God’s love by being welcomed, respected, and supported towards the fullness of life that God intends.”.

    • Lockdown Newsletter
      Edition No 23

    • Lockdown Newsletter No 23 is out! Keep up will all the news and latest information about the goings on and the folk @ APC.

    • ZOOM Prayer Group

    • The ZOOM Pryer Group is changing to a Saturday morning from 9:00-9:30. Contact Rev Dr Lynn McChlery for details

Updates

Sunday Worship We are now back to in-person worship!  Details of these services are on the article opposite,  but booking is essential, as numbers are capped at 50.   The 9.30 am services will continue to  be live streamed on our YouTube channel and will be posted here, on Facebook and Twitter after the live stream has finished .  Links to the recorded services will also be posted  in the ‘Keeping Connected‘  Video: Sunday Worship 11 April    Audio:   Sunday 11 April 


Easter in Auchterarder Thanks to all who took part in the Easter Trail .  Click here to see some images from the Easter activities!


Kidsteam, our children’s and group,  is back to meeting in person from Sunday 28 March!   We will meet at 10:30 in the Centre but please note that booking is essential.  You can find the details on the article opposite. As before, masks will be worn by the adults and families will sit together. Grid, our young people’s group, will continue to meet via Zoom.  Please contact sandra.miller@live.co.uk  for any further detailsKidsteam’s antics on Sunday!


Blessing of Peace:  The blessing of Him who stilled the storm.  The blessing of peace and a deep new calm.  The blessing of joy come to your mind.  The blessing of love help you unwind.  Peace in your dealings.  Peace in your days.  Peace in your living and give God praise.  


Church ZOOM Account:  For those people hosting church group ZOOM meetings online, we now have our own Church ZOOM account. This allows meetings to be held for longer and frees up personal or work accounts. This will be done on a booking system. To get further information, please email: admin@auchterarderparish.org.


Sunday Worship

We are delighted that we are back to limited, in-person Sunday worship. The arrangements are as follows:  two services take place in the Sanctuary itself and one in the Community Church Centre. The times are as follows:  9.30 am, 10.30 am and 11.30 am.  Both the 9.30 and 11.30 are more traditional services, conducted in the Sanctuary and will last for around 40 minutes. 

The middle service, in the Church Centre at 10.30am is less formal and aimed at families and children.  Parents should attend with their children.   

Numbers continue to be limited at all services and therefore it is still essential to book a place.  To do this you can use the online ‘Eventbrite’ booking system by clicking this link APC Weekly Worship. Alternatively, you can contact our Administrator, Mandy Blackadder, by emailing admin@auchterarderparish.org or calling 01764 660152.  Please do this before 5 pm on the Friday evening before the service date.  

Please be advised that, within the Government and Church of Scotland Guidelines, it is necessary to wear a face covering inside a church and essential that you keep a 2-metre distance from others.  Because of the limited number of spaces available for each service, please book early to avoid disappointment. NB: PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK EACH WEEK.  Services will continue to be live-streamed and recorded as before.


Organ Music .  Chris Haynes has made  a number of recordings of organ pieces during this period lockdown that are particularly suitable for Lent and the Easter period.  There are pieces by JS Bach, Eric Thiman, Norman Gilbert and others  and even one variation on the hymn tune ‘Woodlands’ by Chris himself.   They are listed in this  link: Music for Easter  Listen and enjoy!


Bank of Scotland Mobile Bank has arrived! The mobile bank will be in the car park at Auchterarder Parish Church every fortnight beginning from Thursday 08 April 2021. The opening hours are 10:00 – 13:00

Blue Door Foodbank

This independent, community foodbank is based in the Auchterarder Parish Community Church Centre and is open on a  Tuesday and Friday 10.00 – 2.00.  Food support is available to ANYONE in the community who needs it and is accessible via a referral system.   Supplies can either be collected from the Blue Door in person or can be delivered.  Contact details are : email: info@bluedoorfoodbank.org    or telephone 01764 660965 during opening hours.   Further information e.g. referrers, donation collection points, cash donations and the food list, is available on the Blue Door Foodbank tab at the top of the page.  NB : the Foodbank will continue to operate while we are in Lockdown as it is an essential service.

Daily Worship

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The link,  Sanctuary First Daily Worship will take you to this Falkirk-based digital ministry.  It offers, amongst other things,  a diet of daily worship you may like to follow.   


 

Community Garden Project

Would you like to grow your own veg’ but don’t have a garden?  Are you new to gardening and would like some help to learn?  Could you grow vegetables, or flowers to share with the community?  Looking for a new hobby that’s good for your physical and mental wellbeing?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes,  ‘then we would like to hear from you. APC is planning a community garden to give individuals and families the space to get involved in growing vegetables and flowers with help and support when needed. We plan to start as soon as COVID19 restrictions allow. To register your interest email communitygarden@auchterarderparish.org with your name and a contact telephone number and we will be in touch.

Useful links and information

Daily prayer
  • Daily prayer

  • God of generosity, You make this world marvellous, and we want to appreciate it in so many ways. You offer us life in all its fullness, and we want to grasp that challenge, so to understand what our living is all about. We know that Jesus lived life to the full, revelling in other people’s company and appreciating their fellowship over food and drink. For him, life was for living, for loving, for sharing.  Like a young person setting out on faith’s great journey, may all our hearts be cheered by the knowledge of your nearness, so that we might enjoy you and your many blessings. In all our living, we ask that you would keep our hearts and minds close to you, always challenging us to true discipleship and the service both of heaven and of earth. AMEN.
     

'Keeping Connected' services
  • 'Keeping Connected' services

  • From Sunday 28 March we will be back to in-person worship.  Detail can be found on the article above.  The 9:30 service will continue to be live streamed on our YouTube channel and will be available as recorded version on that channel afterwards. Links to both the audio and video recordings will be posted in this column.   The theme on Sunday 11 April is 'The Emmaus Road; Here is the link to Sunday worship  @ APC April 11, 2021 Please be aware there are some difficulties with sound and volume on this recording for which we apologize.   Audio version

     

'Lockdown Newsletter' No 23
  • 'Lockdown Newsletter' No 23

  • We are sending out a newsletter every two weeks during this period of lockdown, so click here for Newsletter No 23 It is  full of the latest news about life in APC.   There are articles about the the Community Garden,. the Walking Group, the Youth Worker appointment and lots of other bits and bobs - the biggest perhaps being the arrangements for Holy Week and  getting back to church for Easter! !     If you have any questions about anything contained therein, either contact your Elder or contact the Administrator by clicking here email

Prayer Opportunities
  • Prayer Opportunities

  • If you would like prayers said for you, please contact one of our Ministers on the numbers below.  If there is no reply, leave a message and they will return your call. Rev Dr Lynn McChlery: 01764 662399    Rev Iain Paton: 01764 682234   You are also very welcome to join in with our online Zoom Prayer Group. Click to find out more.


    APC Easter Flower Cross