• 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 live streamed, recorded via YuTube or audion 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 21

    • Lockdown Newsletter No 21 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

    • A look through Luke

    • We are, as a congregation, reading the Gospel of Luke through Lent. Get access to the notes and details about the discussion groups in the article below.

    • Youth Worker Wanted

    • We are re-advertising fo a Youth Worker. If you are interested, or know anyone who might be, please see the information on the advert below or contact Rev Dr Lynn McChlery or Sandra Miller on the email given.

Updates

Sunday Worship continues every week, available live streamed,  via audio recordings or YouTube video. Through Lent we are ‘Looking at Luke’ , reading  Luke’s gospel together.  The reading for 07 March : Luke 4:14-22.  Rev Dr Lynn McChlery is preaching and Alison Reynolds is the internewee.  Service video link:   Sunday 07 March   Service  audio link: Service 07 March

World Day of Prayer Scotland 2021:  Build on a strong foundation.     Here is the Service with participants from all over Scotland  and, of course, from Vanuatu  https://fb.wtch/4291rod1MF/a Find out more about the World Day of Prayer, Scotland  here.


Kidsteam and Grid,  our children’s  and teens groups, are continuing to meet during this period of lockdown, albeit on Zoom.   Kidsteam  meet at 11.00 am on Sundays and are continuing to follow their normal pattern of teaching from ‘Energize’ albeit with some creative thinking on the leaders’ behalf.   Grid meets on a Sunday evening usually at 7.00pm and again, mix up teaching with discussion, quizzes and even cooking!


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.


A look through Luke

Lent Studies: A Look through Luke  Last year, as a congregation, we looked at the Gospel of Mark during Lent.  This year we are going to study another of the Gospels – Luke. A series of Bible Study Notes, beginning on 21 February, will be available to anyone who would like them. This link  Lent Bible Study Notes   will take you to a copy that you can download and/or print .  If you require a paper copy,  email the church office: admin@auchterarderparish.org.     There will also be a series of group sessions on Zoom where we can ‘meet’ and discuss the readings together, if you would find that helpful.    The Study Sessions : Sessions 1-5 will be held on Wednesday evenings, beginning on Wednesday 24 February from 7.30-8.15 pm.   There will be a short time together in a large group then we will split into smaller, facilitator-led discussion groups.  Please register your intention to attend these Zoom sessions with Sandra Miller on: sandra.miller@live.co.uk by Sunday 21 February, so the online links can be shared.    Sessions 6-12 will be held during Holy Week – Monday 29 March through until Easter Sunday 04 April.   Beginning at 7:30 pm each evening, these will be 15-20 minutes long and will include some time for prayer, music, meditation and reflection.  The Easter Sunday session time will be advised later.  How Sessions 6-12 will be held – in person and/or by Zoom – will depend on the Scottish Government and Church of Scotland Guidelines at that time and up-to-date information will be given when available.


Current Changes to our Worship Services  Sadly, because of current Government restrictions, and Church of Scotland Guidelines   our Sunday worship service is  online only.  There will be NO in-person services until the Scottish Government moves P&K  into a tier that will allow us to get back to worshipping together.  Please keep watching for any changes.  Information about weekly services is in the ‘Updates: Sunday Worship section.  Both Grid and Kidsteam are meeting online, Grid in the evening and Kidsteam @11 am.    For further information email sandra.miller@liveco.uk 

 


Wanted:  If you have  a passion for God , and would love the chance to reach out and inspire Auchterarder’s young people with God’s love, then we are looking for you!   APC has an exciting vacancy for an  full-time youth worker to support the young people in our church, school and community. If you are interested and would like to find out more, then contact Sandra Miller for a job description and any other information you might like.    Email: auchterarderparish2020@gmail.com   Please share these details with anyone whom you think might be right for this post.

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

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 admin@auchterarderparish.org with your name and a contact telephone number and we will be in touch.

Useful links and information

Daily prayer
  • Daily prayer

  • Dear Lord  The kingdom of heaven is built here.  Your will is done here.  Kingdom living is of the present not the future.  This grace is given me for a today purpose as well as a future hope, that I may live and love in its glory, that I may share its beauty in my life.  In my being with others, in my loving as unconditionally as I can, be with me today as I live in your kingdom - that place of grace and love - and by being gracious and loving invite others to do the same. Amen.
     
     

'Keeping Connected' services
  • 'Keeping Connected' services

  • In keeping with current Scottish Government Guidelines, all our worship services are currently  online.   These will be posted as before on the website and links will be on Facebook and Twitter.  The services  will be streamed at 9:30 on our YouTube channel and will be available on that channel afterwards. Link to both the audio and video recordings will be posted in this column.  There is also a link to  YouTube at the bottom right-hand corner of this page. Service video linkService 07 March 2021    Service  audio link: Service 07 March

     

'Lockdown Newsletter' No 21
  • 'Lockdown Newsletter' No 21

  • We are sending out a newsletter every two weeks during this period of lockdown, so click here for Newsletter No 21 It is  full of the latest news about life in APC.   There are articles about the World Day of Prayer, the next big plan for the Centre's  outreach , the Youth Worker appointment and lots of other bits and bobs!     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.


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