• Hello! Welcome to the
      Auchterarder Parish Church website!

    • Our church family seeks to be led by the Holy Spirit to inspire people in and around Auchterarder, whether of faith or not, with the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, ministry, example and outreach. We aspire to be a caring, inclusive community within a spirit of Christian love. Active disciples Praising God Caring for People

    • Live streaming of the service

    • The 9:30 service will be streamed live on YouTube, whether we are worshipping in-person or i lockdown. Catch it on our YouTube channel.

    • '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.

    • Lockdown Newsletter
      Edition No 18

    • Lockdown Newsletter No 16 is out! Keep up will all the news and latest information e.g. what Grid and Kidsteam have been up to and some interesting articles about the past.

    • 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.”.

    • 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

Our values

Connections
  • Connections

  • 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
  • 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".

Lifelong Learning
  • Lifelong Learning

  • We recognise that exploring the Christian faith is a life long journey and so we offer a variety of educational 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.

Strengthening Families
  • Strengthening Families

  • 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.

Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.  Most of our parishes are in Scotland, but we also have churches in England, Europe and overseas. The Church of Scotland plays a pivotal role in Scottish society and works with communities worldwide.  Church of Scotland Website

Church of Scotland Facebook Page


KIDSTEAM IN LOCKDOWN

Jesus in the temple was Sunday’s lesson in Kidsteam and we talked about being lost and how that felt . Then we watched the story of how Jesus was found back in the church in Jeursalem talking to the leaders and teachers! We made some crafts about Jesus growing up and also about us being in our  ‘temple’. Eve wanted rainbow churches so here they are! The picture inside Eva’s  church is Eva with her mum and dad.  And Rosie also made her picture about Jesus growing from a boy to a man and growing in ‘Wisdom, stature and favour with God and man.’

GRID SHENANIGANS !

Grid is the name of our group for seconadry age teens and they are meeting, like most folk, via Zoom at the moment. However, this hasn’t stopped them getting up to ‘out of the box’ activities!  Their activity this Sunday evening was making ‘s’mores’ – that most American of snacks! The recipe they were making together was caramel s’mores layer bars – all American and therefore sickly sweet! The youth had a great time and all successfully created an edible dish, including, I believe, the leaders! See the evidence below!
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Youth worker wanted

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 !! Applications should be in by Friday 19 February 2021.   A similar post was recently advertised.   Previous applicants need not re-apply


TEMPORARY CHANGES TO OUR WORHSIP SERVICES

Sadly, because of recent Government restrictions, and Church of Scotland Guidelines  the Kirk Session has agreed that, we are  back to having our Sunday worship service 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.   Hopefully, this will only be for a few weeks, so please keep watching for any changes.  The service on Sunday 24  January  will be streamed at 9:30 on our YouTube channel and will be available on that channel afterwards . The reading is Philippians 2:1-11 and the interviewee is Rev Anne Stewart, Prison Chaplain. Both Grid and Kidsteam are going to meet online.  Look out for information about what everyone has been up to in the next newsletter, due 23-24 January.   For further information email sandra.miller@liveco.uk 


INFORMATION DURING ENHANCED LEVEL 4 GUIDELINES

Remember that, during this further period of ehnhanced restrictions, local shops remain availble to us, whether in person or by using their online or telephone services.  Information is still available on the ‘Information’ tab at the top of our homepage.   Urqhuart’s will take telephone orders and either deliver orders or these can be picked up from store. 01764 662672.  Other food shops – Spar; Allan’s and Howie’s, butchers and the pet supply shop remain open too., as do the pharmacies.   Jan de Vries is also open for food, vitamins and supplements, toiletries and household liquid refills.   Remember too, the larger supermarkets will deliver, but let’s try to ‘shop local’ as much as we can.

The Coop continues to offer various levels of support.  They have made it easier for those staying at home to pay for and get their essentials delivered with the Community Shopping Scheme. If you’ve been instructed by the Government to stay home, you can purchase or top up their Community Shopping Card by calling 0800 029 4592. Friends, family or volunteers can use this to do your shopping in store.  Co-op Delivery You can do your food shopping from the comfort of your own home and they’ll deliver it to your door in 2 hours or less. It means you don’t have to leave the house to get what you need and they’ll do all the picking and packing.  It’s best of you order between 10-12 for next day delivery. There is also their Click and Collect service.  Simply go online, choose your goods and place your order and your  shopping will be  packed and ready to collect within 2 hours**.

 

 

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

Streaming Services

If you miss the live stream at 9:30 and don’t want to wait until Monday until YouTube uploads the video, there is a laptop work-around. On the  YouTube channel you will see the  following options:

Click first on ‘videos’ then  ‘uploads’ then ‘past live streams’ and you will see it then. Saves you waiting!

Useful links and information

In search of a faith that works
  • In search of a faith that works

  • May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships ao that we may live from deep within our hearts.   May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of God's creations so that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace.  May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war, so that we may reach out our hands to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy.  And may God bless us with just enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in the world, so that we can do what others claim cannot be done: to bring justice and kindness to all our children and all our neighbours who are poor.  Amen.  [A Franciscan Benediction]

'Keeping Connected' services
  • 'Keeping Connected' services

  • As a result of the recent changes to the Scottish Government Guidelines, as from  Sunday, 27 December, we will be going back to only having worship services online.   These will be posted as before on the website and links will be on Facebook and Twitter.  The service on Sunday 24  January  will be streamed at 9:30 on our YouTube channel and will be available on that channel afterwards . The reading is Philippians 2:1-11 and the interviewee is Rev Anne Stewart, Prison Chaplain. Links : Service 24 January 2021    Audio version 

     

'Lockdown Newsletter' No 18
  • 'Lockdown Newsletter' No 18

  • We are sending out a newsletter every two weeks during this period of lockdown, so click here for Newsletter No 18  It's full of the latest news about life in APC.  Please especially have a read of the articles about our Grid's cooking activities, walking in South Africa and being a Christmas postman!  Also there is a minister with a special birthday thiss month - and it's not Lynn!!!   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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