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


your support.

The Gift of a Smile

Service Times

11.15am 

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.

MARY'S MEALS.

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”.

24th January 2021

TuesdayCoffee morning in Allan Hall

10.00 till 11.30am

Future dates to be confirmed

Homebaking.All welcome

- 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    

https://startupstirling.org.uk/  

or

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.

Dear Lord,

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.

Amen





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

accessprevious services.


When you get to Ken’s channel,

press PLAYLISTS.

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.

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 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.


https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

Community Craft Club

This club has been discontinued meantime due to a lack of interest.

Watch this space for further updates 

Communion Dates


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:

UHT milk

Ready meals

Kitchen towel rolls

Toilet rolls

Tinned vegetables esp Potatoes

Cereal bars and breakfast cereal                                                                                  

If any member of the congregation requires transport

assistance to

church,

coffee mornings

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     allanchurch1@gmail.com


Thank you for your support.