About our church
We are currently in vacancy
FUND RAISING WEBSITE
We have subscribed to a company called Easy Fundraiser, which helps us with fundraising at no extra cost to yourselves, apart from what you would be buying anyway. Please help support us too, by just cutting and pasting the link below into your browser, pick the Allan Church Bannockburn as your chosen cause, then place your order
We thank you in anticipation of
The Gift of a Smile
Stirling Start Up is helped by 2-3 volunteer members of our congregation and we have an
intimation every week to remind the congregation, all of whom give generously to the cause.
Can members of the congregation and the public please note that the intended collection date at the church has now been suspended until further notice.
Please do not bring anything to church for collection until notified of a new date due to covid regulations. Thank you all.
Bannockburn Buttercup Cafe
This is a message for all of the members who come along to enjoy the events, the team members and the volunteers.
We hope you are all safe and well and look forward to seeing you again sometime in 2021.
God bless you all.
You are all in our prayers.
Scottish Charity No. SC002953
Look at our EVENTS page today.
Board and Session Members
Allan Church also supports Mary's Meals every year. This year we have already collected towards their cause.
Allan Church Missionary Statement
“To be God’s Missionary Church in Bannockburn, to welcome all people and to provide for their Spiritual Care”.
TuesdayCoffee morning in Allan Hall
10.00 till 11.30am
Future dates to be confirmed
- a great social occasion!
If you can volunteer to help at the Tuesday coffee mornings then pop along on a Tuesday and speak to the team members on duty or contact Margaret Tough – rota is 3 weekly.
Comes from worshipping at the Allan Church.
Board and Session Members
Food Bank Donations are even
important now and there are still 2 ways to donate :
Financial donation via
At a designated trolley in supermarkets when you are doing essential shopping.
For all future month by month events
January 2021 Prayer compiled by Margaret Baxter.
The year 2020 has now gone, it is probably the most strange and frightening year that most of us have known. We have faced a worldwide pandemic that we never thought we would ever see, we have heard of thousands of deaths with many mourning the loss of loved ones. Yes Lord we have witnessed great sadness, heard many heart breaking stories during the past year. We have shed many tears but we have also heard many uplifting stories of man’s humanity to man. We have heard of great compassion and love shown all over the world. People doing all sorts to raise funds with many donating to all sorts of good causes, people giving of their time to help those less fortunate than themselves. Kind words and smiles, sadly often hidden behind masks but there, nonetheless. Love and caring by the bucketful.
We have witnessed governments striving to deal with something so outwith their normal, aided by scientists who too are struggling to understand this thing called covid. No matter what harsh decisions they have made they have constantly been criticised for not doing enough, soon enough or for enforcing lockdowns when people didn’t want them. Dear Lord help people to understand that they are facing the unknown just as we are and are trying their best to keep us safe.
We pray for our NHS staff and carers who have bravely carried on under such harrowing circumstances, sadly risking their lives to tend those with the disease.
We pray for all key workers whatever their occupations who have worked away tirelessly to help us stay safe and fed.
We pray for all whose jobs and livelihoods are in danger, some already gone and we pray for those who are struggling to keep their businesses going, with financial worries being such a heavy burden on them.
Sadly as we step into a new year the epidemic has reached new heights with many thousands catching it on a daily basis, our NHS is becoming overwhelmed and at breaking point. Be with them all Lord as they continue this difficult battle.
Give us all strength to face what lies ahead, we know Lord there is a glimmer of hope with the two vaccines that can now be used. We ask Lord that those who are not abiding by the guidelines see that we will not see an end to all this unless we all work together to stay safe. If we do this and wait for the vaccine programme to reach all we will surely win the fight over this awful pandemic. Heavenly Father please give us the sense and patience to see this through.
Lord we have just celebrated again the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Although we were not able to celebrate in the usual way we were still able to feel the joy and peace in our hearts at this special time. We thank you for the gift of your Son. He continually gives us great hope for the future, the hope of better things to come, the hope of an end to the corona virus.
As we step into 2021 Lord, we pray for all who are ill, physically or mentally, we pray for the lonely, we pray for those who are afraid, we pray for those desperate to see their families and give them a hug and Lord we place before you those who have been bereaved, hold them in your arms and comfort them.
Finally Lord, we pray for our friends, families and of course ourselves. Guide us and walk with us so that we are constantly aware of the power of your great Love. Thank you for being our comfort and our strength.
Lord in your mercy hear our prayers.
Please remember the Flower Rota!
Small donation accepted for floral displays in church and vestibule, or donations of £25 for specific date or memorable occasion.
Sunday school commences after the "All Age Address" part of our service.
A creche isalso available for young children at this time
(and parents if they wish) .
What's on this month!
Click on Ken's picture below and you can follow the link to
Ken’s You Tube channel
where you can also
When you get to Ken’s channel,
This will show you the playlists for each service/reflection.
Click on the one you want.
HOW TO FIND OUR CHURCH.
We are currently holding special prayer time at the beginning of our services to pray a new minister
will be with us soon.
Bible Study and Prayer group.
Allan Church hall.
Future dates TBC
Listen or take part, ask questions
or just absorb the chat, all informal but with a cuppa.
Look forward to seeing you.
Best wishes and stay safe from the Allan Church session and board.
Our service is presented on powerpoint to assist the congregation. Hymn books and pew bibles are still available.
2020 weekly/monthly events.
Scottish Charity No. SC002953
Monthly Community Lunch Club.
Monday Future date TBC
12pm til 1.30pm
Homemade soup, filled roll with tea or coffee and biscuits for £2.50
All members of the community welcome, particularly the elderly and those who live alone. Bring friends but most of all enjoy lunch with new friends.
We are currently in vacancy.
We would love to hear from you.
If you are interested please
get in touch with us through
our Profile page.
Community Craft Club
This club has been discontinued meantime due to a lack of interest.
Watch this space for further updates
Board and Session
meet 2nd Wednesday
of every month at 7.00p.m
Next meeting TBC.
All elders and board members are encouraged to attend to discuss church business.
For more information
The Bannockburn Allan supports
Start Up Stirling Food crisis Centre.
They regularly require:
Kitchen towel rolls
Tinned vegetables esp Potatoes
Cereal bars and breakfast cereal
If any member of the congregation requires transport
or any church
social event, then
please let Janette Russell or Margaret Baxter know and something will be organised for you.
Next Service : 24th January 2021.
Please click on the picture of the churches to your right to watch this week's online service.
All welcome to watch.
Service prepared by Rev. Ken Russell.
As you will be aware we have to suspend services again due to Covid but we hope and pray to see you all very soon.
The phone line service has been cancelled meantime due to lack of interest recently.
Anyone who used this service and would like it re-instated please contact the session clerk.
We have a new email address. Just save into your contacts list should you wish to contact us email@example.com
Thank you for your support.