Our main services are held on Sundays where we meet together as a Fellowship to express our worship in singing and Bible reading, hear Bible-based ministry from our Pastor, or visiting speaker, and to encourage each other to live out our faith in every area of our lives.
Sunday services have resumed on a regular basis from 11th April, until further notice, at 10:30am and 6:30pm. Each service will follow a similar structure but follow a different ministry theme, as announced. Covid safeguarding guidelines will be followed with social distancing, sanitizing, a maximum number of 50 for each service and no singing. (Parallel provision is available in the adjacent hall, with social distancing compliance, so total numbers can exceed 50) Because of these restrictions there will be no crèche or Sunday School during the morning service but children are welcome to attend the service. It is intended to experiment with continuing to make the morning service available by Zoom for the immediate future.
Communion is celebrated morning and evening on alternate Sundays.
10:30 am Morning Worship Service
The Sunday Morning is a traditional service comprising hymns, prayers, Scripture reading and a sermon (plus communion on alternate Sundays). Normally, there is provision for a crèche for preschool children and a Sunday School following a planned syllabus of Bible teaching, running concurrently with the second half of the service. (Currently, because of continuing restrictions these supplementary activities are suspended). The service has minor variations in its order but focuses on a Sermon by the Pastor, John Macleod, normally forming part of a series.
Communion is celebrated during the morning service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
There is an opportunity after the morning service to meet for refreshments in the hall and a time of informal fellowship. (Currently suspended)
6:30 pm Evening Worship Service
We meet again at 6:30 pm for our Evening Worship Service. The evening service is similar to the morning one but with greater focus on Bible teaching through expository preaching.
Communion is celebrated in the evening on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month during this service.
The main Prayer meeting is held on Tuesday evenings to pray for the work of the church, people in need, mission enterprises and other prayer topics as they arise. The format varies. It is normally introduced by one of the Elders or Pastor, with an open time and occasionally breaks into smaller groups. Currently, these Prayer meetings are held by Zoom (or Zoom telephone contact) and do not have small groups.
Supplementary Prayer Times are also held on Wednesday and Friday mornings for half-an-hour from 10 to 10:30am on Zoom (or telephone contact). (During the summer these will be held at 9 00 to 9 30am)
A weekly Bible Study is held on Thursday Evenings at 7:30pm. Currently, this is by Zoom (or telephone contact) but arrangements may change in the future as lockdown restrictions ease.
The Bible Study focuses on the structure and content of the Books of the Bible and takes the form of sharing reflections gained from individual reading of the prescribed chapters during the week and summarised in a final lesson.
Currently these are based on the book of Leviticus and will continue through Summer and Autumn looking at the Books of the Pentateuch – Numbers and Deuteronomy.
So far, we have covered an overview of the Old and New Testaments and are currently progressing through Leviticus before breaking up at the end of June for the summer months and resuming in September with Numbers and Deuteronomy. The studies are structured in such a way as to encourage participation as well as provide a teaching outline.
Ladies Meeting (currently suspended)
The Ladies Afternoon Meeting is held on Thursday afternoons during the winter months (from October to March) from 2 pm to 3:15 pm. Around 30 women meet regularly for fellowship and to hear from guest speakers on their Christian testimony and experience. All women are welcome to The Ladies Afternoon Meeting, young or old, and it is a place of real welcoming and friendship. There is also an annual outing to a local visitor attraction.
For more information, contact Christine Stephenson.
At Allander Evangelical Church we warmly welcome families with Babies and Toddlers and children of all ages to both Sunday Services and these additional activities. We have a team of caring, friendly and experienced members, all with up-to-date PVG checks, to look after your child or children.
Sunday School (currently suspended)
The Sunday School for children aged 3 – 11 is normally held during the 10:30am Morning Worship service. It is a great time for them to learn from the Bible in an age-appropriate setting with Bible Stories, crafts, games, singing, and much more.
Toddler Time (currently suspended)
Toddler Time is held on Tuesday morning from 9:30am-11:00am during term time. It is open to all parents and carers for very young children aged 0-3 with craft, toys, refreshments, singing and a short thought-for-the-day. Toddler Time is an excellent place to get to know other parents in the local area. If you would like to apply for either of the days then please complete the form below and your name will be added to the waiting list. As soon as a space becomes available you will be informed. Click here to register your interest and one of the Toddler Time team will get back in touch with you.
#OneToSeven (currently suspended)
#OneToSeven is our weekly club for P1 to P7 children with games, crafts, songs, teaching and much more. It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 pm each week. It is augmented by a Holiday Club normally held during the first week of the school summer holidays.
Rejuvenate Glasgow (currently suspended)
Rejuvenate Glasgow is a new venture for teenagers and upwards providing a club during which there is food, fun and fellowship. It is open to young people from the area and from other churches and surrounding districts. It is run by the Faith Mission and led by Gordon Thomson.