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					     THE MAGAZINE
          OF
LAIGH WEST HIGH KIRK,
      KILMARNOCK


  JUNE, 2007
                                CHURCH CALENDAR
SUNDAY
 9.30 a.m.        Family Service (June, July, & August as intimated)
11.00 a.m.        MORNING WORSHIP
11.00 a.m.        Creche (0 to 3 years)
                  Beginners (3 to 5 years) & Primary (5 to 8 Years)
                  Contact: Mrs Christine Brown (528609)/ Mrs Mary Strang (540075)
                  Juniors & Seniors (8 to 11 years)
                  Contact: Mrs Doreen Anderson (539241)
                  Trekkers (12 to 15 years)
                  Contact: Mr Brian Laurens (534768)
6.30 p.m.         Youth Group
                  Contact: Mr Douglas Bryson (536093)/ Mrs Mgt Patterson (538771)
MONDAY
7.15 p.m.         Guild (every second Monday)
                  Contact: Mrs Lesley Wright (523039)
7.30 p.m.         Dramatic Club
                  Contact: Mr Andrew Bryson (528051)
8.00 p.m.         Laigh West Highlights Klub (1 Monday per month – see Syllabus)
                  Contact: Mrs Angela Mitchell (534622)
TUESDAY
 7.30 p.m.        Session Meeting (Dates as arranged)
                  Contact: Mr Andrew Bryson (528051)
7.30 p.m          Congregational Board Meeting (Dates as arranged)
                  Contact: Mrs Elaine Bryson (528051)
7.30 p.m.         Badminton Club
                  Contact: Mr Douglas Bryson (536093)
WEDNESDAY
2.00 p.m.         Friendship Group (downstairs second Wednesday of each month)
                  Contact: Mrs Margaret Laird (525732)
6.30 p.m.         Brownies
                  Contact: Kerri Murdoch (07842 458195)
7.30 p.m.         Boys’ Brigade Company Section (St. Marnock’s Hall)
                  Contact: Mr David McDonald (544037)
THURSDAY
 2.00 p.m.        Guild of Friendship (every second Thursday)
                  Contact: Mrs Margaret Millar (530766)
7.00 p.m.         Vestry
                  Contact: Rev D C Cameron (525416) / Mr Andrew Bryson (528051)
7.30 p.m.         Choir
                  Contact:Charles Donnelly (0141 583 3638)
FRIDAY
6.00 to 7.00 p.m Boys’ Brigade Anchor Boys (6 to 8 years) in St. Marnock’s Hall
                  Contact: Gillian Park (528241)
7.00 to 9.00 p.m. Boys’ Brigade Junior Section (8+ to 11 years) in St. Marnock’s Hall
                  Contact: Mrs Marilyn McDonald (544037)
7.00 p.m .        Boys’ Brigade Company Section (11+ to 18 years)
                  Contact: Mr David McDonald (544037)
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From the Manse


                                              Laigh West High Kirk Manse
                                                              June 2007
Hello

Another session draws to a close and we all look forward to holidays and
family events through the summer months.

Thank you to you all who participate in the life, work and witness of Laigh
West High Kirk in our Town and Parish and the places where you live and
work. Thank you to all of you who lead our organisations from the crèche
to the Friendship Group, those who look after our young and not so young
bringing an overall sense of belonging to our Kirk. Thank you to all of you
who give your time talent and a little of your financial resources to keep
the work of God alive and reaching many members and non-members alike.
And thank you to all who work behind the scenes doing all the unseen work
from making tea and coffee to delivery of flowers, a visit and a kind word
to those who need it. Thank you to our office bearers who are a great
support to me, and Barbara who has brought her unique gifts to our church
as our Pastoral Assistant. Each and every one of you are a Blessing to our
Kirk and I hope you feel your Kirk is a blessing to you.

The summer months bringing sunshine and glad hearts – hopefully, are a
time for recharging our batteries, a period of renewal. Indeed we all need
that now and again especially when the work of Christ’s Church never stops.

Through Christ, we have the chance to be renewed even in a busy Kirk and
in busy lives. In Colossians it is written: "clothe yourselves with the new
self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its
creator." Clothing symbolizes a new way of life. Paul writes: "We must
clothe ourselves with Christ." (Gal. 3:27) "Put on the armor of light," he
writes: "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's chosen ones, clothe


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yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…
Clothe yourselves with love." (Col 3:12, 14)

As we head into what I hope is a summer of rest and renewal for you all
perhaps we should take the time to reflect on the following questions
during our holidays, as we pack our summer wear into our suitcases. You
could make it your personal prayer:




Enjoy your holidays, but also enjoy the refreshing love of God.

Have a happy and refreshing summer.

David



                Tea and Coffee Rota
 The new Welcome Group has now taken over responsibility for organising
 the rota for those serving tea and coffee after the service on a Sunday.

 We would firstly like to extend our sincere thanks to Elaine Bryson for
 organising the rota until now, and to the volunteers who have helped in
 the past. We would be very grateful if those volunteers would be willing
 to continue on the rota, and, in the hope of your continued support, we
 will contact you in due course.

 If you are unable to continue on the rota, please contact either
 Margaret Patterson on 538771, or Bill Turner on 524221.
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The Kirk Session has now settled in to its new format. There are six
groups, or committees, which cover all aspects of Session’s duties. The
groups, which will meet regularly and report back to full meetings of the
Kirk session, are: Pastoral, Worship, Welcome, Mission and Outreach,
Communication and Youth, each group having its own special remit. Groups
have now met several times and there is great enthusiasm for the new
structure.

Elders have visited most of our Organisations and have been well pleased
with what they have observed. Our Organisations are all in a good state,
although the TAZ youth group does have an urgent need for more helpers.
If you are interested speak to Douglas Bryson.

We were extremely delighted to welcome no less than 20 (yes twenty) new
members at the last Communion. We believe this must be a record. Let us
hope that the trend continues. The new members were welcomed, and
introduced to their District Elders at an informal meeting organised by the
newly formed Welcome group. This was a great success.

At the recent Kirk Session meeting on 15th May 2007 Andrew Bryson,
Session Clerk, and Iain Munro, Depute Session Clerk, were re-elected to
serve a further 3 years.

Andrew W. Bryson
Session Clerk.




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At the April meeting a warm welcome was extended to new Board members,
Barbara Allan, Susan Dunlop and Anne Scullion. These ladies had been
elected at the Stated Meeting of the Congregation. Also welcomed was
Lilian Gillies – a newly elected member from Session.

The Treasurer gave an update on monies raised for the new organ and he
also got approval for the disbursement of the Arbuckle Trust monies to
the organisations most in need.

The Board approved a budget for the new Kirk Session Groups. Ian
Colquhoun, the Property Convener, advised the Board that building works
associated with the new organ had already begun and that the new organ
would be installed week commencing June 25th.

Elaine Bryson.
Clerk to the Board.

Quinquennial Visit by Presbytery.

The Quinquennial visit by Presbytery to Laigh West High Kirk took place on
Tuesday 15th May 2007. The support group of Rev. John Urquhart
(convener), Mrs. Morag Lindsay (St.Johns Onthank), Mr. Ben Eggo
(Hurlford) and Mr. Alan Beattie (Howard St. Andrews) met first with the
Minister and Pastoral Assistant. They next met with the Congregational
Board when questions regarding Property and Finance matters over the
past five years were answered. They then met with the Kirk Session and
matters regarding Worship, Organisations, Youth, the life of the
Congregation and future plans were discussed.

Morning Worship on Sunday 20th May was conducted by Rev. John
Urquhart BD who brought Presbytery’s good wishes to the Congregation.
The report of the Support Group will be submitted to Presbytery at its
June meeting.

Elaine Bryson.
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        “Welcome all. Well, come in!“
That’s the message from the                 of the Kirk Session. As a
result of the restructuring of the committees of the Kirk Session, the
Welcome Group was formed in March of this year.

The members of the                     have been given the task of fostering
a strong sense of community in Laigh West High Kirk. The group intends
to support and encourage activities within the congregation, offering a
variety of social gatherings for all ages to promote a feeling of         in
our Kirk.

One recent example of this took place on Thursday 19th April, when, a
warm welcome was extended to the               new communicants of Laigh
West High Kirk. During an informal light supper, our new communicants
were introduced to their district elders as well as having an opportunity to
chat with the members of the                    . The evening proved to be
a resounding success with many new friendships made, and it is hoped that
the new communicants now feel very much at home in our church family.

The members of the Welcome Group are now looking ahead to next session
when we hope to organise other events which will welcome new people to
Laigh West High Kirk, as well as provide occasions for our own folk to join
together in fellowship.

Margaret Patterson




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At our first committee meeting we set out the mission statement for our
group:




We felt that this summed up our objectives in a nice, simple statement.

Recently some of our members joined in with TAZ who were hosting a joint
activity with St Kentigern's youth group and Christian Aid. Everyone
attending learnt about climate change issues affecting the world today and
how we could all make changes in our lifestyles to improve things for
everyone in the world. The evening finished with each team making a
weather forecast video on the country they learnt about. We all look
forward to seeing the finished clips.

The next event involving most of our committee will be the Summer Club.
This year the theme is Superheroes and will take place between 18th and
22nd June.

Before the start of the new session we will meet with young people and
leaders from within our organisations, as well as young people who have had
some contact with our church, to discover what they are interested in
doing in their free time, to allow us to form a long term plan for the youth
in the church.

Douglas Bryson
Co-Convener



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know, the old familiar song tells us to "take it to the Lord in prayer" and
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of our faith, and it's not just for a Sunday. The prayer group meets on the
first Wednesday of every month and if you are not able to join us in person,
we would love to share with you by bringing your prayers before God's
throne of grace. We are told in 1 John 5:4 that "if we ask anything
according to his will, He hears us." S o, if you know of someone who is ill or
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                                    Our Guild session drew to a close with
CHURCH OF                           our AGM on March 19th and our
                                    closing social on March 26th. Our
SCOTLAND                            AGM was well attended and all the
                                    business ran smoothly. Thanks were
  GUILD                             extended to everyone who had
                         contributed to the successful running of our
Guild, especially to Liz McGill who had completed her three years as
secretary. It can be difficult to replace office-bearers but we were
fortunate that Janie McCormack was willing to take it on, with some help
during the session from Anne Kidd, as we move on from "Honouring the
Body" to "Think on these Things."

At our final meeting on March 26th we were joined by guests from the
Highlights Klub and from the congregation. We joined together in worship
and then heard from the owner of "Hats by Christine" about how she came
into the craft of millinery. She explained how hats are made and gave us an
insight into why a beautiful, fashionable 'creation' can be so expensive. We
enjoyed seeing her lovely hats and fascinators and then we enjoyed our
cuppa and chat.

Mind you, although our own Guild meetings had come to an end, several
members attended the Guild Presbyterial Council meeting in April, held in
Henderson Church hall. Two members of the Iona Community led us in a
singing workshop and had us singing in two and three part harmony in no time
at all. It was very ably led by two young women, one of whom, Jamie, was an
ordained minister from Montana in Canada. She is also working as an
assistant minister in Drumchapel. She was a really lovely, warm person who
had us laughing at her use of Scottish words - her accent was really good
after only a year and a half here. When I spoke to her on the way out, I
wished her all the best for the rest of her time in Scotland. I was quite
amazed to hear her say that as far as she is concerned, Scotland is home.
She loves it and hopes to stay. How wonderful to see ourselves and our
country as others see us and in such a positive light!

We still have the Guild Rally in Hurlford Church on Monday, May 21st and
the Council fund-raiser concert in our church hall on May 30th to look
forward to - so the Guild season is not quite over. And it won't be long till
September! Have a lovely summer!

Lesley Wright.
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I would like to start by thanking the Guild for their kind invitation to their
final night of the Session. Those of us who went thoroughly enjoyed the
Hat Night. We learned that for the cost of a small car you can get a
custom made hat! Very nice but I think we will all have to stick to good old
M and S.

We had a great Quiz night this year. We raised £600 for Breast Foot
Forward and it is all thanks to the ladies who attended from the Klub, the
visitors from the Guild and other friends who joined us on the night. Thank
you all so much for your support. The winning team, Pink To Make The Boys
Wink, was made up of Miriam, Jane, Jean and Jackie. 2 out of 3 wins ladies
so far, we will need to make the questions harder next year! The booby
prize went to Five Alive who started off well then fell away as the
refreshments kicked in. I'll spare your blushes ladies and not name and
shame you. Thanks to those of you who donated raffle prizes and
congratulations to you if you won something. Thank you also to our visiting
elders Bill and Jimmy for attending this night and taking part.

Our last night was the buffet disco in the Park Suite. 35 of us went along
for a blether, a feed and a boogie. Hope you all enjoyed it. Thank you all
very much for the wine you gave to the committee. We have a good time
organising the nights and are glad you seem to enjoy them well enough to
come along.

So it's time for a break now and after the holidays we have another fun
filled year planned. There are a few things repeated which we felt went
down well before and a few new ideas. One of them being the first night
back on 10 September. It is a keep fit night (sounds easy enough) with a
cheerleading theme (doesn't sound so easy now!) The instructor teaches
the dances to primary 5 girls so if they can do it so can we!!!! Also she is
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my daughter Lauren and if she makes it hard I will bash her!

The new syllabus will be given out on this night and printed in the next
magazine.

The committee would like to wish you all a happy summer. Keep safe and we
will see you in September.


Angela
                       Laigh West High Kirk.
                   Annual Bowling Afternoon.
                       Portland Bowling Club.
                  Sunday 12th August 2007.
                  1.45pm for a 2.00pm start.
    Please enter details into your diary NOW!
Two million reasons to be grateful
In 1997, as a development of its support for project work, the Church of Scotland
Guild started the Project Partnership Scheme – supporting 6 projects every 3 years.
By April 2007, members of the Guild had raised over £2 million – yes, two million
pounds!

Thanks to every single member of every single Guild we have made a significant
contribution to a range of projects; which have touched many people - those
affected by AIDS, drugs, poverty, homelessness; those in prison, with learning
disabilities and all those on the margins of society. Projects from every corner of the
globe - a project on every continent except Antarctica!

The Guild – making a difference to the lives of
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Thanks to all who have donated toiletries for the wellbeing packs for
homeless people in our area. Individuals and families are sadly finding
themselves homeless every week, and the gesture of a pack of necessities,
presented in a lovely holdall, is greatly appreciated. Homelessness could
happen to any of us or our loved ones at any time, and a regular supply of
donated goods allows several full packs to be made up each week.

If you would like to donate, there is at present a need for hand towels,
toilet bags, men’s shower gel and shaving foam, and shampoo and
conditioner. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

The Guild has this year again donated a generous cheque to EACHa, and this
allows purchase of goods needed to complete the packs.

Donations of toys are also welcome. The children of families who become
homeless often have to leave their own toys behind, and are delighted to
receive gifts of toys that they can call their own. The children’s activity
packs are co-ordinated by members of Holy Trinity Church, but please
place any donations in the boxes at the church door any Sunday along with
the toiletries. Particularly needed just now are activity toys, such as
footballs, bats and balls, dressing-up outfits, dolls, girls’ handbags,
plasticine or toy cars. Cuddly toys are always welcome, but please ensure
that all toys are new and suitable for young children.

Thanks to all concerned for your continued support.

Arthur, Rena and Janice
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                             THE BOYS’ BRIGADE

                       4th/5th Kilmarnock Company

CAPTAIN'S ANNUAL REPORT

Welcome to the Display and Presentation of Awards for the 4th/5th Kilmarnock
Boys’ Brigade, for the session 2006/07.

At the start of the session we had 30 boys enrolled and have a regular attendance
of 25 – 30 boys most Friday nights. As well as the formal Friday nights, our other
weekly activities include football on Tuesdays, games night at St. Marnock’s
Hall on Wednesdays, and-Badminton on Thursdays here at the Laigh West
High Halls.

Over the year we have taken part in 3 parades; the Enrolment parade to
St. Marnock’s Church, the Remembrance Day parade, when we paraded to
the Cenotaph and provided a colour p1arty at the Laigh West High
Remembrance Service, and the Battalion parade to Riccarton Church.

We have had several trips as a company including the indoor climbing wall
at lbrox and mountain biking at Glentress, as well as our annual Christmas
trip to the 10-pin bowling at the Garage. We are also planning a hill-
walking trip and a weekend camp for the coming weeks.

Our internal company competitions this year included Superstar,
Supersquad, Best Squad, Christian Education Exam and the Midnight Hike.

The Midnight Hike was at the Beginning of February; the teams were
dropped off at the edge of Bellfield and walked towards Craigie and back.
Four teams of boys took part in this event. The winners of this and the
other competitions will be announced this evening.

It was another busy session in the National Competitions: The chess team
was knocked out in the second round, the 5-a-side teams did not manage
past the 1st round in either the under 14 or under 18 age groups, and in
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the Masterteam quiz, the team was beaten in the 2nd round. The best
performances again this year were from the badminton team who reached
the last 8 teams in Scotland, and the table tennis team who reached the
3rd round for the first time.

We also took part in the Battalion cross-country competition and played
golf against Muirkirk B.B.

We had 5 teams entered for the Kilbride Hike. They came in 1st, 4th and
6th out of 29 teams in the senior age group and 3rd out of 7 teams in the
expedition competition.

3 boys' teams and a "veterans" team traveled to the North Yorkshire
Moors to compete in the Cleveland hike, coming in 2nd, 9th and 11th

This year we have 5 boys who have achieved the President’s Badge, the
second highest badge within the B.B. They are.

                    Cpl. Alan McMillan
                    Cpl. Andrew Gardner
                    Cpl. Greg Stevely
                    Cpl. Robert McGeary
                    L/Cpl. Gregor Muir

Over the last year we have held a number of fundraising events including
the Webb Ivory catalogue, a coffee morning, and the flag week. All these
have been very successful and I would like to take this opportunity to thank
everyone who has helped or contributed towards them.

The B.B. will continue meeting during the summer on Friday evenings in the
Howard Park for football.


COMPANY CAPTAIN

Summer Activies:
Hill Walking   12th May
Kilbride Hike 9th & 10th June
Cleveland Hike 23rd & 24th June
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                      THE BOYS’ BRIGADE

                   4th/5th Kilmarnock Company

                     AWARDS & TROPHIES


SUPERSTAR TROPHY:                                   Cpl Craig Coughtrie

This is awarded to the boy who has gained the
most points in a series of physical events,
which are held throughout the session.

MIDNIGHT NAVIGATOR:                  Squad 2 Cpl Andrew Gardiner

This trophy is awarded to the winning team in
the Midnight hike.

DRILL PROFICIENCY SHIELD:                              Cpl Gregor Muir

This trophy is awarded to the boy, who in the
opinion of the staff, is the best drilled over
the last year.

BEST SQUAD TROPHY:                               Squad 5 Cpl Ryan Hogg

This is awarded to the squad that has been
the best presented throughout the session.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PLATE:                         Pte David Saunders

This is awarded to the boy who has achieved
the highest mark in the Company Bible exam.

EFFICIENCY CUP:                                  Pte Jamie MacCallum

Awarded to the best Target Boy.


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                                            THE BOYS’ BRIGADE

                                          4th/5th Kilmarnock Company

                                           AWARDS & TROPHIES


ST.MARNOCK SHIELD:                              Pte Fraser Donaldson

Awarded to the best First year boy

LAIGH CUP:                                            Pte John Bowie

Awarded to the best Second year boy.

DAVID KIRKWOOD
MEMORIAL CUP:                                       Pte Craig Murray

Awarded to the boy who has the highest
attendance at Church or Sunday school.

4/5th BOYS’ BRIGADE CUP:                         Cpl Andrew Gardiner

Awarded in acknowledgment of improved
effort throughout the session.

PHILPS TROPHY;                                     Cpl Alan McMillan
                                                   Cpl Martyn Brown
Awarded to the best Senior Boy.

LYMBURNER SHIELD;                               L/Cpl Adam Patterson

This is the top trophy in our company, and is
presented to the boy of any rank or age, who
in the opinion of the staff epitomises the
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A typical Scottish summer evening, complete with rain, sleet and gales, was
brightened by a wonderful evening of praise in the Grand Hall on 19th May.
This was the twentieth anniversary of the annual festival to support
Christian Aid, and was a fitting climax to Christian Aid Week 2007.

Special guests for the evening were Cannon and Ball, known to many as a
television comedy act, but who used the opportunity to speak very movingly
of their faith journeys. At the height of their fame they had all they
thought they needed – Rolls Royces, yachts and women in every town – but
only discovered happiness and meaning in life when they found Jesus. They
described their new way of life with emotion, but also with plenty of jokes!

On stage all evening, leading the praise and performing in their own
distinctive way, were the Kilmarnock Concert Brass, the Aeolian Male Voice
Choir, and the Centrestage Gospel Choir. All were superb, the singing in
the hall was amazing, and the whole evening was enthralling and inspiring.
Kilmarnock can be justly proud of these wonderfully-talented performers.
Be sure to support them in their future performances.

Laigh West High Kirk was well represented by several members singing in
the choirs, and they seemed to enjoy themselves as much as we did. Many
of our congregation were part of the 800 strong audience, and helped
contribute to the hearty hymn singing. The flowers in the hall were
beautifully arranged by Kilmarnock Flower Club, several of whom are Laigh
West High members.

The evening was an excellent example of co-operation among local
churches, under the banner of the Kilmarnock Fellowship of Churches, and
the organisers wish to thank all who took part in any way.

The festival normally takes place in November, in Henderson Church, but
on this anniversary year the organisers hoped to attract some local people
who are not normally church-goers, and to raise awareness – and funds –
for Christian Aid. Short videos of Christian Aid projects were shown on a
screen above the stage between the performances and hymns, and were a
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graphic illustration of the contrast between the evening we were enjoying
and the poverty of so many in our world. An offering was taken for
Christian Aid during the interval, and when this is added to the money
already raised from ticket sales the contribution to Christian Aid will far
outstrip the money normally raised in the annual festival.

It was an evening to remember – very enjoyable, but all present were also
deeply moved by the words and music. We all walked out quietly, with our
own thoughts, as the Concert Brass played the Irish Blessing, and made our
way home, uplifted – and asking when they will do it all again!



Mission Correspondent
Easter fast approaching, Still recuperating. What to send Joe that does
not require too much shopping and packing? I know – a wind-up radio. The
little transistor radio I sent at his request many years ago will surely be
defunct. This new version will be much handier..

Getting the idea proved a tad easier than laying my hands on the item!
However, I eventually tracked it down to a firm in Edinburgh’s Stockbridge
area. Slight problem – they would not accept payment by cheque or debit
card. The item had to be paid for on collection. By great good fortune my
big sister lives in the West End – she collected it and posted it to me. To
“make assurance doubly sure” that Joe received a gift in time for Easter I
had already sent off our cards to him and the hospital staff and included
a cheque for £50. Parcel was now despatched at the cost of £16.98. The
radio (which also had a torch and could charge mobile phones) cost £35.

Shortly afterwards I received the splendid donation of £150 from the
ladies of the Guild. Thanks to the generous congregational givings I was
able to add £100 and send off a cheque for £250 to Tumutumu Hospital.

I like to think our contact with Kenya enhances mission, outreach and
communication and am deeply appreciative of your support. Just imagine
how much our practical Christian assistance means to our Kenyan friends.

Anne C. McDowall
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And to think I considered retiring to Galloway –

A farewell service and celebration of the life of Margaret Simpson was
held on the 23rd March. We could not have had a more uplifting day made
complete by the Rev David S Cameron.

The eulogy, beyond praise, was applauded by all, and the singing was
something to be enjoyed – both in the Kirk and at Holmsford Bridge
Crematorium.

To each and every one who wrote, sent flowers and attended the services
and shared in our loss I send my heartfelt thanks on behalf of Graham,
Colin, Donald and the extended family.

I want to thank Iain Munro for arranging, at my request, to have the Kirk
Service recorded on audio tape. It is a treasure.

Truly I have been guided to stay in Kilmarnock.

And to think I considered retiring to Galloway but –

(Be it granted me to behold you again in dying Hills of Home – RLS)

Des Simpson


Billy and Margaret Paterson would like to thank everyone for their kind
thoughts and best wishes following the recent tragic death of their
daughter-in-law and her mother in a car crash in Inverness. The
grandchildren Tara and Leah along with a male driver were also in the car.
Leah suffered a broken ankle and was badly bruised. Her plaster is now off
and physically she is on the mend and will be starting school soon. Tara had
more injuries and was only discharged from hospital on 14th May. Tara
damaged the tendons on her right thumb, her left shoulder was broken in
three places and a plate was put in this, she had a pin in her elbow, and her
leg was also broken. The girls are going to be staying with their respective
fathers.

Thank you again to everyone, it helps to know you are thinking of us.

Billy and Margaret.
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The summer trip this year will be to Loch Lomond with a sail on the loch and
then to Stirling for high tea at the Gold Lion Hotel.

The date of the trip is the 25th August, and the cost this year will be £3
per person.

If you would like to go please complete the attached slip and return it to
Margaret Paterson, 28 Colonsay Place, Kilmarnock or telephone 01563
571992.


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Margaret Paterson
28 Colonsay Place
Kilmarnock

Please reserve for me ____ places at £3 each for the Summer Outing on
25th August, 2007.

I enclose £       .00 in payment.



                                       Signed __________________________

                  Name (in Block Capitals) __________________________


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         CHURCH REGISTER
            BAPTISMS
8th April 2007
Katie Elizabeth Handling       9 Lochlea, Kilmarnock
Christopher John Handling      9 Lochlea, Kilmarnock

13th May 2007
Ryan John McGinley          104e Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock



           MARRIAGE
31st March 2007
Eileen Wilson
to Edward Watt        20 Dungavel Road Kilmarnock



     NEW MEMBERS
By Certificate of Transference

Barbara Allan        55   Dundonald Road, Kilmarnock
Jean Barbour          9   Laburnum Road, Kilmarnock
Marion Nicoll        44   McLelland Drive, Kilmarnock
Fiona Duffie          6   Doon Place, Kilmarnock
Avril McLeod          1   Fairyhill Place, Kilmarnock
Fiona Auld           65   Grougar Road, Crookedholm

By Resolution of the Kirk Session
Morag McVicar         1 Colonsay Place, Kilmarnock
Elizabeth Munro     27 Tinto Avenue, Kilmarnock
Yvonne Bisset        8 Fullarton Street, Kilmarnock
Ramsay Bisset        8 Fullarton Street, Kilmarnock
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By Profession of Faith

Nicola Docherty      5   Peace Avenue, Kilmarnock
Graeme Allison       5   Peace Avenue, Kilmarnock
Alison Findlay       1   Nursery Gardens, Kilmarnock
Ailie Stewart       19   Munro Avenue, Kilmarnock
Catriona Lang        9   Knockland Hill, Kilmaurs
Jennifer Gregor      6   Dean Road, Kilmarnock
Louise Miller            West Gatehead Farm, Kilmarnock
Catriona Miller          West Gatehead Farm, Kilmarnock
Alison Miller            West Gatehead Farm, Kilmarnock
Jim Steel           10   Aldergreen, Irvine
Murray McCall       10   Towerhill Avenue, Kilmaurs
Helen Cameron       99   Glasgow Road, Kilmarnock
Anne Auld                West Plann Farm, Knockintiber
Kirstian Howie           North Woodhill Farm, Kilmaurs
Colin Murdoch            Buntonhill Farm, Kilmaurs
John Richmond        5   Marchdyke Crescent, Kilmarnock
Kevin Robertson     17   Hillhead Square, Kilmarnock
Deirdre Robertson   17   Hillhead Square, Kilmarnock




           FUNERALS

23rd April 2007
Mike Cryer           18 Loudoun Avenue, Kilmarnock

24th April 2007
Andrew Adams         20 Manor Avenue, Kilmarnock

4th May 2007
Harry Nicol          8 Dick Road, Kilmarnock



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10th May 2007
Tom Adams             24 MacPhail Drive, Kilmarnock

11th May 2007
Carol Graham          Blackrock Dublin

16th May 2007
Mary McGhee           12f Witch Road, Kilmarnock




            Miss Me - But Let Me Go

            When I come to the end of the road
            And the sun has set for me,
            I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
            Why cry for a soul set free.
            Miss me a little, but not too long,
            And not with your head bowed low.
            Remember the love that we once shared,
            Miss me, but let me go.
            For this journey that we all must take,
            And each must go alone.
            It's all a part of the Master's plan,
            a step on the road to home.
            When we are lonely and sick at heart,
            Go to the friends we know,
            And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
            Miss me, but let me go.


                          Anon




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If you would like your child to join            please fill in
the registration/consent form attached and return it to:




by Friday 15th June, 2007; we will reply to confirm that your
child is registered. We look forward to seeing your child at
              on 18th June 2007.
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                                 REGISTRATION / CONSENT FORM


NAME OF CHILD : ...................................................................................
SEX:                         Male / Female                 DATE OF BIRTH:...............................
PRIMARY Class : ...........                              age at 18th-June-2007: ....................
SCHOOL:                       .....................................................................................
CHURCH/SUNDAY SCHOOL ................................................................
CONNECTION (IF ANY)
Name of Parent/Guardian: .....................................................................
ADDRESS: ................................................................................................
                  ............................................................................................................
TEL. NO.: (Home) ................................. (Mobile) ...................................
EMERGENCY CONTACT (if different from above):
NAME:             ....................................          RELATIONSHIP: ..........................
ADDRESS: ...............................................................................................
                  ................................................................................................
TEL. NO.: (Home) ................................. (Mobile) ...................................

Name & address of GP(Doctor.) :..............................................................
                                                         .............................................................
                                                        ..............................................................
GP TEL. NO :                                            ..............................................................
DETAILS of any known medical CONDITIONS and ALLERGIES:
...................................................................................................................
...................................................................................................................

Who will collect the child at the end of each evening of                                                          ?
NAME:          .....................................        RELATIONSHIP................................
In the unlikely event of illness or accident I give my permission for any appropriate first aid
treatment to be given by the nominated first aider. In an emergency AND if I cannot be
contacted, I am willing for my son / daughter to receive hospital treatment, including an
anaesthetic. I understand that every effort will be made to contact me or the nominated
emergency contact as soon as possible. I confirm that the above details are correct to the
best of my knowledge.
Signature of Parent/Guardian: .................................................................................
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 If you wish you may
   dress up as your
favourite Superhero -
 these are just some
suggestions to give you
        an idea




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                     Junior
                          Sunday
                              School
It’s hard to believe that another session of Sunday School is almost over.

In the past weeks we have heard about the miracle of Jesus feeding the
five thousand. We then looked at the Easter story and made super chicken
badges. Following the story of the Widow’s Mite we did coin rubbings. We
then had a Sunday of percussion – always popular, always loud!

In early May we planted sunflower seeds (NO, we didn’t leave a mess – not
much anyway!) and we learned the hymn “The flowers that grow in the
garden.” We hope the sunflowers will flourish, and have promised a prize
for the child whose sunflower grows to be the tallest. Photographic
evidence required.

On May 13th we joined with the Senior Sunday School and watched a DVD
about Jonah. The highlight of that day was a visit by Corey’s brand new
baby sister, Bonnie.

We are looking forward to our visit to the Galleon and then the prize-
giving on June 3rd. We will be sorry to lose Callum Gibson to the Senior
Sunday School but I’m sure he’ll pop up to see us when he is collecting his
wee sister Kerry who, as one of our youngest, knows the words of many of
the songs we sing.

Hopefully we will have lots of “new” children after the summer break. We
welcome children of three years old (or nearly three) up to 8 years. If
children have a friend they would like to bring along so much the better.
Mums are welcome to come too until their wee ones have settled in.

Have a lovely summer. If you are away on holiday, or even having a day out,
please buy a postcard with a view of your resort and let the children bring
them along to Sunday School at the start of the new Session.

Happy holidays.

Christine & Mary
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Maybe the boys and girls of the Junior
Sunday School can work out this puzzle




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Here we are at almost the end of another Sunday school year. I can hardly
believe we only have a few weeks left.

We looked at and discussed the Easter Story and then decorated Easter
egg shaped biscuits and made Easter cards. That was fun.

After Easter and over a few Sundays we split into groups and mimed our
favourite story from the bible and the others then had to guess what the
story was, we then followed this with some games. This seemed to go down
very well. Laura’s team won. Well done.

The children have had their annual visit to W.H. Smith to choose their
books for prize-giving; this was very successful.

Now we are winding down writing our reports of the fun and hard work we
have done this past year. Sadly we lose Laura, Alison and Hannah as they
move on to Trekkers. We wish you well and hope you enjoy Trekkers.
Callum Gibson joins us from Junior Sunday School, so we are all looking
forward to welcoming him.

Wishing everyone a happy and restful summer.

Lynn




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A Maze for the Senior Sunday School to try




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            TREKKERS
On Sunday the 22nd April the Trekkers had a day out at the Glasgow
Science Centre. We had a very busy itinerary. We started off by visiting
the Science Mall, floor one, where we could discover loads of hands-on
exhibits.

We then went into the Science show where we learned all about Fire. The
scientist who was carrying out the show, in a controlled experiment, even
set a ladies hand on fire. We then went back and spent more time on the
Science Mall floors. After lunch we went to the Scottish Power
Planetarium.

The Scottish Power Planetarium offers the chance to see a night sky as it
should be seen, with thousands of points of light above us. Most city-
dwellers have never seen a clear night sky, as light pollution is now a serious
problem throughout the Western world. The controlled environment of
the Scottish Power Planetarium with its amazing Zeiss Starmaster
projector enabled us to look afresh at the canopied heavens. It is one of
the most relaxing places that Brian has every been - he only fell asleep
twice!!!!

The day came to a close by going to the IMAX Cinema with a screen bigger
than a 5-a-side football pitch and a digital 12,000 watt sound system.

The IMAX shows films in 2D (and 3D) - it is amazing. The IMAX camera
looks at the world – and the universe – in a different way. We all went to
see the film Happy Feet - even those of us who had seen it before. It was
fantastic watching the BIG screen movie with an environmental theme.
All-in-all everyone enjoyed a great day out.

As another successful term comes to a close I would like to thank the Kirk
session for their support and backing, Sandra Wright for being there and

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helping me every Sunday, to Lynn and Kevin for their support throughout
the year, to all the Trekkers families for their support and help, to the
Coffee Club for the use of their premises. Many thanks.

And finally to our 12 “kids” who have come along throughout the year, see
you all after summer recess and bring along new friends for the 2007-2008
session.

Brian Laurens


 Just a little humour, from genuine student bloopers collected by
 teachers in USA.

 “The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is
 in the East and the sun sets in the West. Queen Victoria was the longest
 Queen. She sat on the thorn for 63 years. Her reclining years and
 finally the end of her life were exemplatory of a great personality. Her
 death was the final event which ended her reign.”

 “Meanwhile in Europe gravity was invented by Isaac Walton. It is chiefly
 noticeable in the Autumn when the apples are falling off the trees”.



Hi all you LWHK Kids out there.

Do you read      section of the magazine? Do you try
out the puzzles?

Let me know what you would like to see in your
section! Send me your jokes. I can’t promise to print
or do everything you want, but I’ll do my best - but
only if I know what you want.

Ed
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    The 2006-2007 session finishes up in early June with a trip to Loudoun
Castle Theme Park. Recently we ran a joint activity with St Kentigern's
youth group and Christian Aid. We learnt about climate change issues
affecting the world today and how we could all make changes in our
lifestyles to improve things for everyone in the world. The evening
finished with each team making a weather forecast video on the country
they learnt about. We all look forward to seeing the finished clips.

    Over the summer we will be working on a new programme of activities
and outings for the group. We hope this will be available during August on
flyers and the notice boards around the church, so keep watching out for
the information. The new session will start on Sunday 2nd September for
registration, with our full programme starting later in September.

    TAZ is open to any young person over the age of 11, who will be welcome
at our meetings on Sunday evenings in the John Finnie Street halls,
between 6.30 and 8.30 pm. Here we meet in the halls and have sports
activities, pool and snooker, board games and video games for everyone to
enjoy. For child protection reasons, we will require a consent form to be
completed on their first night, and also for any special trips that we attend.
These forms will be issued prior to any event or visit.

    If you have any questions about our programme or how to get involved,
please contact Douglas by email at d.bryson@talk21.com or on Kilmarnock
536093 for an informal chat.

    PS This year we will require additional male and female helpers!! If you
think you could give some time, either on an occasional or a regular basis,
please give me a call to chat about what will be involved.

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Editor:                                                      Tel.: (01563) 534514
Jack McLean, ‘Duart’, 67 Irvine Road, Kilmarnock   Email:jackmclean67@msn.com
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