. · • What's going on • · .

to lighten your day?

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...

advent studies

The Advent bible studies will start again at 6 Charles Way on Monday 19th November from 2-4pm and will run for 5 weeks. The Title of the study is; Loves Comes by Tony Castle.

The format of the afternoon usually is as follows:
We start with tea/coffee and some simple cakes or scones. After an introduction we have a read around the room and then go into 5 - 6 questions relating to the bible reading and commentary. There is plenty of opportunity to ask faith related questions, and participating folk are encouraged to contribute as much as possible. It is not one man know it all performance.

This Advent study provides a welcome opportunity to stand aside from the pressures of our commercial Christmas and spend time together reflecting on the true meaning and purpose of the season of Advent. It seeks to help us rediscover the spiritual value of the waiting of advent.

For those interested, or for more information, contact Anne or Peter Dreyer on 872234 - or just turn up on the day.

Scripture Union weekend away

SU Scotland (Scripture Union) Weekend Away At LENDRICK MUIR. The invitation and booking forms for the next weekend away are now available. The dates are Friday 25th to Sunday 27th January and the cost is 69 per person. Places go fast so please contact Karen (872341) or go to www.suscotland.org.uk/pkf.

village link magazine

The Christmas edition of the Village Link magazine has been delivered so you should have your copy by now. If you haven't got it yet, you can download a color copy here.

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

More information and downloads on The Village Link page.

New Church

New Church
Outside Church

Whilst the inside of the church has been completely refurbished, it's worth mentioning that the outside has also had complete make-over.

If you get the chance, please come in and have a look at the finished work.

The journey we have been on with the building project has lasted several years and we are all very happy with the new look. The new interior makes the building useful for all sorts of events.

tea room

The limekilns Church Tea Room is closed now until the first Wednesday in February.

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).

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.

beware of dodgy phone calls or emails

Be aware that if anyone calls you can claims there are lots of error messages being sent from you computer, they are lying. Even it they did get such a message - AND THEY DIDN'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 was there, 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.