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to lighten your day?

Rudolph says, why not lighten your day by reading a few of these, sometimes weird, quotes from famous people. They will appear randomly each time the page is refreshed...

church office email

As many people will know, there was an ongoing issue with the church email.

After much investigation on my part, including reinstating previous images of the OS and completely reinstalling the OS, it was finally discovered that the source of the problem was in fact the new Xerox copier in the office. What was unknown at the time was that this new machine communicates with Xerox and send scans etc. to the office PC using an email address. The email address it had was the church office email address.

What caused the problem was that several months ago the password was changed on the office email but the Xerox still had the old password. Therefore, every time the copier tried to send an email, it didn't work because the password was wrong and after too many failed login attempts, the server blocked the IP address. When the office router was rebooted, the exchange assigned a new IP address which made it work until that IP address was blocked; and on and on it went.

The copier now has the correct password and everything is working again as it should.

beware of dodgy phone calls or emails

Be aware that if anyone calls you can claims there are lots of error messagfes being sent from you computer, they are lying. Even it they did get such a message - THEY DON'T - how did they know to call your number.

I had a nice chat for around 20 minutes with a geezer who claimed he was from Mircrosoft. Of course he wasn't, but I wanted to see what they would have me do. I won't go into where he asked me to go on the PC, but, if you did what he said, and saw what he showed me, it is likely you would pay him to clean you computer.

If you get such a call, DO NOT talk to them, tell them it's a scam and hang up. I have call blocking on my handsets so just press a button and the number no longer rings.

Go to my page for information about people's latest attempts to part you from either your money, or you login details.

messy church

There will be another Messy Church service on the Sunday, 28th of January.
More on this...

pictures of the renovation

I have uploaded a a few pictures of the progress of the renovation of the inside of the church which you can see on the Church renovation pictures page.

As the work progresses I will add more pictures.

village link magazine

The Winter 2017 edition of this fantastic magazine has been delivered to all of the relevant houses. You should have your copy by now, but if you don't get one delivered, you can download it in color from The Village Link page.

For those wanting an Advert included, please refer to the Ts & Cs on The Village Link Page and read them carefully.

Remember though, if you have an interesting item you would like to have included in future editions, you can send it to at any time.

More information and downloads on The Village Link page.

planning for the new church

The last service in the church was on Sunday the 20th of August. We now meet in the Church hall on Sundays.
I have also uploaded a few pictures from the early stage of the renovation.
More on this...

Church closed for renovation

With work now well underway to re-shape the inside of the Church, Kirk Session have agreed that we should planning for the new layout and the new opportunities.

We want to gather a small group to be involved in thinking/shaping/organising the future - new faces welcome.

Please contact Peter Wilson, Session Clerk, if you want to join in.

It will be fun.

tea room

The limekilns Church Tea Room is currently closed for the winter. When I get the date of its re-opening, I will post it here.

Go here for more information about the Limekilns Church tea room.

Please remember that the tea-room needs donations of baking ingredients, so when you are shopping, why not buy an extra bag of flour or castor sugar, or any other baking ingredient and drop it off at the office for the tea-room?
Every little helps (other supermarkets are available - The Webmaster).

building work - updated, march 2017

For up-to-date information about the building work, please go to the building page.

prayer requests

If you have anything you would like the Prayer Group to pray about, you can at any time, or phone on: 872546.

N.B. All prayer requests are treated with complete confidentiality.

listen to the sermon on-line

Remember, if you can't get to Church for any reason, you can still listen to the Sermon by going to The Sermons Page.

Rodger Neilson's Village Link article

I have never singled out an article in the Village Link before, but there is one in the Autumn 2015 issue which those involved with the Future Focus initiative might want to read.

It is by Rodger Neilson and is as follows...

  • † A live church has parking problems; a dying church doesn't
  • † A live church has lots of noisy children around; a dying church enjoys peace and quiet
  • † A live church often changes the way things are done to do things better; a dying church doesn't want to change a thing
  • † A live church dreams greater things for God's kingdom; a dying church has nightmares
  • † A live church invites people to risk involvement and tries out new ideas; a dying church plays it safe and never risks anything
  • † A live church supports world mission; a dying church thinks charity begins at home.
  • † A live church uses its traditions and buildings to serve God and people; a dying church uses people to serve its traditions and buildings
  • † A live church worships; a dying church worries
  • † A live church is filled with titters; a dying church is filled with mutters
  • † A live church forgives and seeks forgiveness; a dying church seldom makes mistakes
  • † A live church looks out for challenges and opportunities; a dying church looks out for problems and dangers
  • † A live church evangelises; a dying church fossilises

It's all very well putting out forms and asking people what they think, but similar ideas have been mooted before and nothing has changed. Church numbers have fallen to around half of what we used to get at the New Life Services.

When Crombie Church closed, the reasons mentioned were that older people had died and there were no younger people taking their place. At the time I asked the question, 'Is our church immune to this phenomenon?'

With numbers dropping alarmingly in our church, I ask the question again, 'Is our church immune to this phenomenon?' Although this time, I think the question is rhetorical!

message from lady martha

Does anyone remember this occasion from November 25th 1954

old pictures from around the village

On The Gallery Page, there are over 100 pictures in total, so have a look at how things used to be in the old days.

There are also pictures taken during the Inside Out Kirk weekend as well as those originally on the 225th Anniversary page.

If you have any pictures you would like to see included in the gallery, please let me know. I can scan them and get them back to you very quickly.

The pictures you see on the right are on a random display setting, so if you refresh the page, you will get another picture.

limekilns church - kirk shop page

There are several items which has been produced for Limekilns Parish Church including Christmas cards and Calendars and more, they can be viewed on The Shop page.

men's club

Men's group
Bayview caravan park 09/14

The Men's Club meet in the church hall every Friday from 2 until 4pm. Come along and share with them. They play pool and dominoes and, so I am told, they even crack the odd joke or three (I'm guessing they're old jokes - The Webmaster).

Men's group
Elgin Hotel 04/15

As you will see from these pictures, they also have days away, and by the looks of things, they aren't too rowdy whilst they are out in public.

further information

If there is anything you thought you would find here but didn't, please email me; my email address is at the bottom of every page.

Also, if you need hints or tips or just information about your PC or its problems, go to The Webmaster's page and if what you want isn't there, email me and I'll try to answer your query.