Events at John Knox Church

Concert in aid of EMMS International
Friday 28 November, John Knox Church, High Street
Join EMMS for a special evening of live music from local singer/songwriter Scott Nicol and inspirational stories as we get into the festive spirit. We will be joined by Dr. Cornelius Huwa who will talk about the work on providing compassionate healthcare and pain relief to cancer sufferers in Malawi.
The roadshow, in partnership with eatacd.com is part of the Sunday’s Child Appeal. All funds raised will be matched pound for pound by the UK government. Tickets £5 on the door. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Nativity Rock [See attached graphic)
It’s another fun retelling of the Christmas story at JK’s annual community nativity musical, Thursday 11th Dec, starting 7.30pm with free hot chocolate being served from 7pm.

Community Christmas Tree: Lights & Carols, Sunday 30 Nov, 5pm. The official lights switch on in the garden of John Knox Church by Councillor Ellen Freel. Hot chocolate served afterwards. All welcome.

CHRISTMAS IN STEWARTON – YOU’RE INVITED! (Shona, these are Stewarton Churches Together events, logo attached)

Thu 11 Dec
Community Nativity – Nativity Rock, John Knox Church, 7.30pm, with hot chocolate to follow
Sun 14 Dec
Stewarton Churches Together Christian Aid Big Sing Carol Service, John Knox Church, 6pm

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Sun 21 Dec
John Knox Church All-age Nativity Service with repeat of Nativity Rock, 11.15am
URC Service of Christmas Praise for all the family, 10.30am with mince pies to follow
St Columba’s Church All-age Nativity Service, 11am, with mince pies to follow
Wed 24 Dec
St Columba’s Church All-age Christmas Eve Celebration, 6.30pm
Stewarton’s Watchnight Service with Stewarton Academy Senior Wind Band, John Knox, 11.15pm
Sun 28
St Columba’s Church Service of Lessons and Carols, 11am
John Knox Church All-age Christmas Service, 11.15am

A very happy and peaceful Christmas from Stewarton Churches Together.

 

JK CHURCH NEWS ROUND UP:

Big Fun at Big Afternoon Out
The showers didn’t put a dampner on our annual Big Afternoon out! We were at Eglinton Country Park and were able to use the Rackets Hall for lunch and games. Ice cream and rounders followed outside.

Cycling The 5 Ferries
A great time was had by all on our Summer five ferries challenge.

5 ferries
4 stops (at least!) for lunch, coffee, to catch our breath & to admire the views
3 islands (Arran, Bute & the UK mainland)
2 very steep, long hills
1 great day out!!!
RGCC is a road cycling club that’s open to all retired folk which sets off every Monday morning from the church. Contact Roy Graham for more info 484145.

The people of Stewarton have raised more than £1000 during Christian Aid week.
Church members helped Sainsbury’s customers pack their shopping and offerings were taken at church services. Christian Aid raises money to tackle the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Last year, 20,000 churches across the country helped raise £12m for Christian Aid Week.
Thanks to these efforts, many more people can look forward to a future free from poverty.

Light Party
John Knox was filled with children for this year’s light party, a light, bright alternative to Halloween. There was fancy dress and older children came in their onesies. Roy and Ally from our Fit For A King Summer holiday club welcomed the children and there was a bouncy castle, music, crafts, hot dogs and ice cream! The fun continues every Sunday morning at 11am.

Firewall
100 teenagers from across Ayrshire attended Firewall at JK in October. Firewall is a lively, action-packed worship event from Scripture Union and Urban Saints that moves around the 3 Ayrshire local authority areas.

Victorian Cream Tea

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The ladies of JK had fun dressing up Victorian style for a coffee morning that raised more than £1000 for healthcare charity EMMS International.For details of all our activities, groups and service times see johnknox.org.uk and facebook.com/jkchurch.