We aim to be a friendly inclusive church and our deep desire is to make people welcome and to encourage them in all the seasons of life. We hope you enjoy this site, and get a good sense of who we are, what we’re about, and what God is doing in us and through us as we serve Him in the community of Auchterarder and further afield too.
To Know Christ
Our belief is in the Lord Jesus Christ as risen Saviour and our desire is to know him more. In a contemporary world this is not a straightforward manner especially for each of the generations represented in our church, but with God's grace it remains our aim to share the good news of the gospel. "To know Christ and make Him known".
We recognise that exploring the Christian faith is a life long journey and so we offer a variety of education opportunities to meet the needs of each generation and the challenges faced; from children's and youth groups to adult education in the form of groups such as enquirers, alpha, house groups just to name a few.
We aim to be a church family and to love one another as Jesus commanded. To that end we aim to be inclusive and strengthen relationships and ties in our church, our community and the wider world through the various activities of our church family and in our individual daily lives. A church family who have a loving heavenly Father.
Hello, I'm Rob Barlow,
- Minister at Auchterarder Parish Church
I am the minister at Auchterarder Parish Church. Married to Gwen, with four grown up children and five grandchildren. Gwen and I are both from a scientific background and have come into ministry after 30 years or so in research and industrial posts. We are blessed to be here in Auchterarder and the church is continuing to grow - we have a good number of young families and we try to mix both contemporary and traditional elements of worship to reflect the diversity. If you are new to Auchterarder or just visiting I hope that you will find a warm welcome. Whether on Sunday or at one of the activities during the week, it would be good to see you!
Gathering for Sunday Morning Worship
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Each week the 10.30am service will have a “fruit” as the theme and the Summer Sunday School are making a tree banner, adding a fruit each week, to put up in the Sanctuary. Follow the church blog for more details!
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This is a day when our congregation can come along and make an individual contribution towards the work which will ensure that we have a fabulous worship sanctuary for many years and decades ahead.
We appreciate that we all ‘give’ as we can with our weekly offerings. This is an opportunity for each of us to revise our giving and help with a little extra ‘gift’ towards the upkeep and wellbeing of our church here in Auchterarder. The main consideration just now is a new media and sound system.
SAVE THE DATE: – SATURDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER – GIFT DAY
Please think prayerfully and if you are able to give a little extra by way of a gift it would be fabulous to see you along on Saturday 19 September. Please come along and see us between 10.00 and 12.30 and you will be made most welcome. You can engage with the Stewardship team, have a coffee and hopefully see first-hand some of the things we are hoping to introduce to help improve the worship experience here in church.
Every little helps. No matter how large or small your contribution, every single gift will count. We will have a celebration service on the Sunday morning following (20 September).
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On Saturday 3 October we will be hosting our big church event of the year. We are calling it Oktober ‘Family’ Fest. As you will gather, the event is designed around the family unit, but with an important twist. You don’t have to be a family to come along, be involved and enjoy the event. The event is targeted at everyone! Oktober ‘Family’ Fest will be held in the Church Centre and the Church itself and will involve family entertainment of various varieties and themes. We would encourage everyone who enjoys a good night out to read on and get involved!
SAVE THE DATE: – SATURDAY, 3 OCTOBER, 7.00pm – OKTOBER ‘FAMILY’ FEST
The event is designed to bring a bit of fun and frivolity to events and groups associated within our Church family. It is designed to bring all of our flock together to celebrate fellowship and allow for some social entertainment and interaction. And yes, of course it is also going to help us to raise some funds for some of the many important projects we need to take care of, with particular emphasis on a new sound and media system for our main church sanctuary.
An early indicator of events are that we will be having a band and are planning to have both adult and children’s themed events and entertainment running throughout our church buildings. So the adults might be enjoying a dance to the band whilst the kids are watching a film on the big screen. Food will be provided and while the adults might enjoy a cheeky wee Beaujolais, the kids might be indulging in Candy Floss, or Choc-Ices!
There will be something for everyone and I really do hope you will be able to come along. I will keep everyone updated and informed regularly in the church, through intimations, etc.
Tearfund Scotland are continuing to fight poverty and injustice throughout 2014. For details of upcoming events, contact Stewart Robertson 01764 664528 or firstname.lastname@example.org Click on the image below to read about Stewart’s experiences in Peru with Tearfund last year.
Please leave your prayer requests in the prayer book at the back of the church, or send us an email by clicking on this link Prayer Request and we will pray for you.