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Welcome to the New Website

James Grayston

After months of preparation we are pleased to welcome you to the new website!

We had updated the site with a modern look an feel and lots of new features.  Areas which you will see developing in the next few months are:

  • A regular blog
  • Audio recordings of some of our services
  • Photo galleries from events

We hope you like the new site and would welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us by clicking on the envelope at the top of your screen or by emailing contact@townhead.org

October 2014 Newsletter

James Grayston

For Your Information

SUNDAYS

18.30 - Evening Service 

5th: J Armstrong - "The Incarnation of Jesus"
12th: C Howie, Irvine
19th: J Clunas - Fellowship Tea                                       
26th: J Locke   

1300 - KidZone (Hayocks Community Hall) 

2000 - Bible Class

The Minor Prophets

 

THURSDAYS

19.30 - Prayer +

2nd: J Clunas                                          
9th: Titus Chapter 1 - T Grayston
16th: Titus Chapter 2 - J Locke
23rd: Titus Chapter 3 - J Armstrong
30th: Philemon - R Neilly

 

FRIDAYS

10.30 - 1200 - Coffee Morning 

 

SATURDAY

11th at 1900
Bible Teaching: N Rodgers, Norway

18th at 1100
Prayer

August/September 2014 Newsletter

James Grayston

Verse of the Month

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."
3 John 1:2

Focus

Surely Summer can’t be over so soon?  Hopefully not!  In spite of recent rain and lower temperatures there is plenty of time left for more sunshine. However, August is the month when the schools return and, soon after that, Colleges and Universities.  And by now most of us have had our Summer Holiday.  Hopefully then we will feel invigorated.

Likewise some of the Services have had a break - soon to begin again.  On the other hand there have been ‘extra’ events such as AYC and other camps and missions for which we continue to pray.

There are two aspects of believers health that need to be carefully looked after.  Hopefully the Summer has been good for both.

Firstly there is our physical health.  There is no doubt that spiritual fitness is prominent eg. 1 Tim. 4:8  “Bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable in all things”.  However our physical condition is important.  In the Lord’s service, whatever it is, mental and physical exhaustion can often set in.  That’s why in Mark 6 the Lord recognised the disciples’ exhausted condition and invited them to “come aside and rest awhile”.  We need to rest - especially those who serve Him week after week and especially day after day.

Likewise spiritually.  We can only stay fresh and energised by spending time with Him. - the source of our spiritual food and refreshment.

Hopefully we all benefited in our ‘holidays’ by finding more time to rest our bodies and be with Him for the refreshments of our spirits.


John has this balance in view when he could write
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in HEALTH, just as your soul prospers.” (3 John 1:2).

 

For Your Information

SUNDAYS

18.30 - Evening Service 

AUGUST
3rd: J Locke
10th: T Grayston
17th: T Watson, Gourock                                         
24rd: B Jack, Argentina
31st: R Neilly       

SEPTEMBER
7th: R Kirk; G McCurdie
14th: G Armstrong
21st: J Clunas - PRAISE NIGHT - Light Refreshments afterwards                                       
28rd:  J Wade, Prestwick 

 

1300 - KidZone (Hayocks Community Hall) starts 31st August

2000 - Bible Class

 

THURSDAYS

19.30 - Prayer +

AUGUST
7th: Prayer Only                                            
14th: Prayer Only
21st: Prayer Only
27th: The Tabarnacle - B Jack, Argentina

APRIL
4th: J Armstrong
11th: Report: N Rodgers, Norway                                        
18th: No Public Meeting
25th: Report: P Williams, Romania

FRIDAYS

10.30 - 1200 - Coffee Morning starts September

 

Other Events

AUGUST: SUNDAY 24th - THURSDAY 28th  at  19:30
The Tabarnacle: B Jack, Argentina

SEPTEMBER: SATURDAY 20th
1100: Prayer Meeting
1200: Open Air Service (Saltcoats Town Centre)

Other News

August:
Congratulations, Sylvia, on your 80th Birthday!
Congratulations, John and Margaret, on your Golden Wedding Anniversary.

September:
Congratulations, Paul, on your 18th Birthday!

March/April 2014 Newsletter

James Grayston

Verse of the Month

"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Acts 20:35

Focus

In Exodus ch. 35 a remarkable event took place in the history of the Children of Israel.  A place for God to dwell was required. (not the temporary structure of ch. 33).  And so the work began on the construction of the Tabernacle, in which God dwelt throughout the journey from Egypt to Canaan.

The needs were great and varied.  They included gold, silver and bronze for the construction of the vessels, altars, etc; fabric, thread and animal skins for the coverings and veils; acacia wood; oil, spices and precious stones. (see the details in ch.35).

Not just the materials - but men and women to make all the components of its structure.

So not only did men and women give the materials each as they were able.  Women also used their God given wisdom and skill to spin the blue, purple and scarlet, and fine linen.  Bezalel and some other men to whom God had given wisdom and understanding crafted the gold silver and bronze.  And all the work was done by these to whom God had given the ability in many    different fields.  And what amount of TIME was given?!

The amazing thing is that so much was given that it was not only sufficient but too much! ( ch.36v7)

What is emphasized is that these were freewill offerings (Ch. 36v3) and came from hearts that had been stirred and that were willing. (emphasised in several verses) 

 How is it for us today?  We are contributing to the building up of the local Assembly;  we can support the work of the Lord locally and elsewhere; likewise we can help the poor and needy both locally and worldwide.  There is no shortage of need.

Have we ever grasped that all we have - possessions, money, ability, time  have been given to us by the Lord.  We are only stewards of what He has given to us.  He has the right to expect us to give in return, however God doesn’t demand compulsory giving - “The Lord loves a cheerful giver”.

Have our hearts been stirred when we see a need, to meet it?  Are our hearts willing to give and keep on giving?  (Think of the early Believers in ‘Acts’.) Our motivation will come from an appreciation of Him. 

“Thy life was given for me ......what have I given to Thee?”

 

For Your Information

SUNDAYS

18.30 - Evening Service 

MARCH
2nd: P Gorry
9th: S Gillespie (New Cumnock)
16th: B McAree  - PRAISE NIGHT  - Light Refreshments afterwards                                             
23rd: J  Clunas
30th: S Smith (Kilbirnie)         

APRIL
6th:    J Locke
13th:  S Wallace (Kilbirnie)
20th:**  R Rabie - PRAISE NIGHT - Light Refreshments afterwards                                       
23rd:  R Foster (Kilwinning)    

 

1300 - KidZone (Hayocks Community Hall) **April 20th at TCF

2000 - Bible Class

 

THURSDAYS

19.30 - Prayer +

MARCH
6th: 2 Thess ch 3 - T Grayston                                             
13th: Ministry - J Clunas
20th: No Public Meeting
27th: Report - A Young

APRIL
3rd: Report (M.A.F.)  - G Last
10th: 1 Tim. 1 v. 1 - 17 - M Cordiner (Kilwinning)                                             
17th: **
24th: 1 Tim. 1 v. 18 + ch.2  -  J Armstrong        

FRIDAYS

10.30 - 1200 - Coffee Morning

 

Other Events

**APRIL: MONDAY 14th - THURSDAY 17th  at  19:30
Prayer (Hall)

APRIL: FRIDAY 18th - SUNDAY 20th
‘ROOFDIGGERS’ WEEKEND

(DETAILS TO FOLLOW)

 

Other News

March:SPECIAL BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH: Congratulations, Ramsay, on your 80th!