Our annual Easter Conference will be held in the Greenock and Glasgow Churches from 14th - 16th April. All are welcome to join at these services as we celebrate the glorious truth of the death and resurrection of Jesus. A baptismal service will be held on Sunday night in Greenock featuring testimonies and public commitments of faith from those being baptised.
Coffeeshops will be open for light snacks and refreshments between the afternoon and evening services. Lunch will be served in the Greenock Coffeeshop on Sunday for £3.
Friday 14th April
8.00pm in Greenock Church
Saturday 15th April
3.30pm and 7.30pm in Glasgow Church
Sunday 16th April
11.00am, 3.00pm and 6.30pm in Greenock Church
NEW YEAR CONFERENCE 2017
31st December - 1st January
Saturday 31st December 7.30 pm and 11.00 pm - Glasgow Church
Sunday 1st January 11.00 am, 3.00 pm and 6.30pm - Greenock Church
All are welcome to join us at any of our New Year services in Glasgow and Greenock. Tea and coffee will be available between the services on Saturday and lunch and dinner will be available in the church coffeeshop in Greenock on the Sunday, which will also be open after the evening service.
By Diana Rutherford
Minister of Struthers Memorial Church, Cumbernauld
I have had the pleasure and privilege to visit some of our branch churches and contacts recently. I thought perhaps that folks would be interested in a wee report.
My first visit was to Aylesbury in early September. I was able to attend both the Saturday night and Sunday morning services.
The Saturday night was attended by a number of folks, many whom I had never met before. We had a good service. Alan began by taking the singing before I shared my testimony and preached for a little while. We turned to prayer at the end and there came a nice atmosphere as we sang and prayed together.
On the Sunday morning the numbers were smaller but I felt very at home and there came that wonderful, intimate presence of Christ that we associate with our communion services. We were really able to relax and feed deeply in the presence of God. A lady gave her life to Christ at the end of the meeting and also received her baptism in the Holy Spirit whilst a second came for prayer and was also baptised in the Spirit.
The second visit was to South Wales in late September. Our first meeting was in Merthyr Tydfil on the Saturday morning. There were about 50 folks at the meeting with around 13 people we hadn't met before. Gareth and Helen took the first part of the meeting. We had a testimony from Laura from our Cumbernauld Church to salvation and baptism in the Holy Spirit before I preached on the freedom Christ brings. Around 10 people responded for prayer. Many received help. One young man came to Christ whilst another two were baptised in the Holy Spirit.
We had another two meetings scheduled for the Saturday evening and Sunday morning in Neath. The Saturday evening service was lovely;
a family from Malta joined us for the weekend and were greatly encouraged with the blessing they received. Again the Sunday morning was beautiful. There came a rich presence of God. As Helen led the worship, Graham and I ministered to folks. We were delighted to see another person baptised in the Holy Spirit before the end of the weekend.
Our third visit was to Dublin in October. One of our Teen Challenge contacts had organised a meeting and asked me to go over and preach. We had a fabulous time!
Around 50 gathered at the meeting. Mark Rodgers led a lively time of singing before Gavin gave a very good testimony. I preached afterwards on the cleansing power of the blood of Christ. Between 35-40 responded for prayer. It was a late night! We were very pleased to see one man come to Christ and another seven baptised in the Holy Spirit before the night was through. There were many others who received help and left strengthened.
The latest visit was once again to Aylesbury, this time for our yearly conference. Due to circumstances I was only able to attend for the Saturday. There were around 40-50 present that day. Pauline and Mark took a lively meeting in the afternoon. In the evening I preached on the fact that Christ took our place and protects us from the power of the wicked one. During the prayer time at the end, Graham and Pauline both ministered and I was delighted to learn that someone received their baptism in the Holy Spirit.
There is only one further visit planned for this year and that is to Merthyr Tydfil and Neath in late November. I look forward to this with great anticipation.
Please continue to pray for the work of God across our churches and connections.
Please note that due to the church camps in July and August the following church services will not be on:
Bookmarks featuring the verses from this year's New Year Word sermon at the New Year Conference are now available to purchase. Ask at your next church service or church bookshop for details.
Struthers Memorial Church runs various annual conferences for the deepening of spiritual life. At New Year we hold a special series of services in our Greenock Church that all the UK branches of the church fellowship gather at to bring in the new year in God's presence, reflect on His goodness to us over the past year and be encouraged by His Word for the year ahead.
All are welcome to join us at any of the meetings of this two day conference.