What we claim is that we are offering a church for a given area of East Kilbride, namely Stewartfield. What we offer is the chance for people of any age in Stewartfield to learn to follow Jesus Christ. What we offer is a communal life based on the way of Jesus which cares for its fellowship in all that life brings. What we offer is a refuge for people of any age who face hardship, illness, injury or loss. What we offer is joy drawn from the resurrection of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and shared in life together.
'Communal life based on the way of Jesus'
We meet is regularly in private homes throughout the area. This offers informal opportunity to get to know one another, to learn from the Bible and to ask important questions, to pray for particular needs and for forgiveness and grace. In these meetings we use various course materials, including ones from the Church of Scotland. People also are able privately to access sanctuary first online and use trypraying.
We meet on Sundays at 10:30am in Stewartfield Community Centre. A variety of approaches to public worship are used each month, beginning with the first Sunday as café church and ending with the last Sunday as the sacrament of Holy Communion. All public services are open to any people of any age to attend. There are occasional services given over to children, family and youth, e.g. Messy Church, Sea Sunday with East Kilbride Sea Cadets.
We celebrate marriage, the birth of children, the passing in death of loved ones, baptism, confirmation, seasons in nature and key events in the Christian year.
We meet on occasion through the year at James Hamilton Heritage Park and the National Museum of Rural Life, where we hold harvest thanksgiving and other special times of celebration.
We have a close association with Morrisons supermarket in Stewartfield where the minister regularly visits staff and customers and the church co-operates with the store in the local food bank and links for Christmas carols and other events.
The church shares in school chaplaincy at Kirktonholme Primary School and Duncanrig Secondary School. The creative programmes for reflection at Christmas (Bubblegum and Fluff) and Easter (The Easter Code) involve senior pupils coming out of school to events in the community run by the churches.