Park United Reformed Church

                      Chapelside Community Centre

                   Waddell Street, Airdrie, ML6 6JU

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Tel: 01236 425242

 Sunday Service 10.30am

What should I wear?

Whatever you’re comfortable in. Some men wear suits and ties, others wear jeans – some ladies wear dresses and coats – others wear jeans! It really doesn’t matter – we don't judge anyone.

 

Where do I sit?

Anywhere you like. Although some of the congregation have their favourite spot, no one will be offended no matter where you sit.

 

Who goes to church?

Ordinary people. We currently have a regular congregation on a Sunday of about 30 ranging in age from 10 to 90 plus years old. We have about 4 young people under 16 attending on a regular basis. As well as the local people that attend, people come from all over Airdrie (and Coatbridge), some have been coming for a long time and some have only joined us recently. Just a fairly random mix of people!

 

How much does it cost?

Nothing. The Church does rely on weekly donations from the Congregation to exist but it is entirely discretional. During the service the ‘offering’ plate will be passed around, if you feel you can’t or don’t want to donate, simply pass it on to the next person. You may notice that some people use an envelope to donate, this is a scheme for those who have committed to donate every week of the year and also lets us claim tax relief on some donations – anyone can join.    

 

How will I know what to do?

It’s really quite simple and there are only a couple of unannounced events during the service. We will normally sing about five Hymns and in between someone will read a few verses from the Bible, the Minister will say a couple of prayers and will also give a brief talk. During the service the minister or whoever is leading the service will announce that everyone will say together The Lord's Prayer. Usually, the way it is introduced is something like, "...and now hear us as we pray in the way Jesus taught his disciples, saying together...Our Father" Everyone then says, together, the old traditional version as follows:

 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever. Amen!

 

After the Benediction (blessing) at the end of the service we all sing Hymn 460 which is only a few lines – this is the only other unannounced event that takes place.

 

 

What time does it start?

We meet at 10.30am every Sunday morning

 

How long does it go on for?

The service lasts on average about 40-50 minutes

 

What if I can’t sing?

You won’t be alone! We have a digital sound source wired to a powerful Yamaha amp which effectively covers up any ‘out of tune’ moments. You can always mime – again, you won’t be alone or if you prefer – don’t sing at all just read the words – that’s where the message really is.  

 

What about my children?

We don ot run a Sunday School any more but childern of any age are more than welcome to join us for the short service

 

I don’t know anyone?

You might? Airdrie is a small town and you would be amazed at how many ‘connections’ can be made once you get chatting. Either way you will be made to feel very welcome. If you would like to come and would prefer to let us know in advance or have someone meet you at the door or need more information before deciding, please contact us here  

 

Do I need a Bible?

No. Someone will read from the bible during the service,if you would like to follow the words, bibles are provided on request. Most people prefer just to listen.

 

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