Bearsden Cross

“FOR everything there is a Season” - this well known and much loved Biblical reading from Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 was the Old Testament reading on Sunday, January 13.

Sadly, Rev Bill McKaig’s season as locum has come to an end but, conversely, this also means, happily, our season of vacancy is at an end and the induction of Rev Graeme R Wilson will have taken place by the time you read this. A full account of the service of induction will appear in next week’s “Around the Churches” column.

Presentations to Mr McKaig took place at the close of morning worship on Sunday. The presentations were made by Diane Walker, assistant session clerk, assisted by Colette Figes and Helen Grant who spoke on behalf of the Sunday School and the congregation respectively. Both spoke of the impact Mr McKaig has had on the congregation. Attendances have been well maintained each Sunday (not always the case in a vacancy) and he has made so many feel welcomed and valued as they arrived at church.

We are now in good heart to welcome and support Mr Wilson and this we look forward very much to doing.

On Monday, January 21 the Guild will meet at 2.15pm for a “Burns Musical Afternoon” with two former Mod medallists, Kirsten Grant and Ian Maclean. On the same date, at 8pm, the Phoenix Circle also meet to hear about the Seagull Trust from Ian Hall. All welcome at both these meetings.

The seniors of the 1st Bearsden BB Company will hold a charity Burns Supper on Saturday, January 26 at 7.30pm in the BB Hall. The cost is £10, children £5 for a three course meal. Proceeds will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. More details from

As is the practice in the Church of Scotland our new minister will be “preached in” by a ministerial colleague; in this case Very Rev David W Lacy, BA:BD;Dlitt at 10.30pm on Sunday, January 20.

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