TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD ............................................................................................................................. 1 PRESTWICK SOUTH MINISTERS ........................................................................................... 2 THE PRESTWICK SOUTH STORY .......................................................................................... 3 SUMMARISED DIARY OF DEVELOPMENTS .......................................................................... 5 OTHER RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ........................................................................................ 7 IN MEMORY OF ........................................................................................................................ 8 RECENT ORGANISATIONAL AND CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS ......................... 9 SUNDAY SERVICES ................................................................................................................ 11 COMMUNION SUNDAY ............................................................................................................11 CD DISTRIBUTION ................................................................................................................... 11 TEA AND COFFEE ................................................................................................................... 11 FLOWER DISTRIBUTORS ....................................................................................................... 12 KIRK SESSION ......................................................................................................................... 13 KIRK SESSION COMMITTEES ................................................................................................ 14 TRANSPORT TO CHURCH ...................................................................................................... 14 CONGREGATIONAL BOARD 2010 – 2011 .............................................................................. 15 OFFICE BEARERS ................................................................................................................... 17 CHURCH OFFICER .................................................................................................................. 18 COMPUTER ADDRESSES ....................................................................................................... 18 CHURCH CALENDAR 2010 – 2011 ......................................................................................... 19 CHURCH COMMITTEES .......................................................................................................... 21 FINANCE COMMITTEE .......................................................................................... 21 PROPERTY COMMITTEE ...................................................................................... 21 SOCIAL COMMITTEE ............................................................................................ 21 MAGAZINE COMMITTEE ....................................................................................... 22 CD DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE .......................................................................... 22 FLOWER COMMITTEE .......................................................................................... 22 TEA ROTA .................................................................................................................................23 CRECHE ROTA ........................................................................................................................ 24 PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ........................................................... 25 CHURCH ACTIVITIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER ........................................................... 26 INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH ACTIVITIES ....................................................................... 27 THE SUNDAY SCHOOL ......................................................................................... 27 THE BIBLE CLASS ................................................................................................. 27 PRAISE BAND ....................................................................................................... 28 BADMINTON CLUB ................................................................................................ 28 THE BROWNIES .................................................................................................... 29 THE GUIDES .......................................................................................................... 30 GOLF ...................................................................................................................... 30 WORKING PARTY ................................................................................................. 31 TAEWONDO ........................................................................................................... 31 THE CHOIR ............................................................................................................ 32 THE GUILD ............................................................................................................. 32 THE 2ND / 4TH PRESTWICK BOYS’ BRIGADE ................................................... 33 THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP .................................................................................. 34 THE TEDDY TODDLER CLUB ............................................................................... 34 ELDERS NOMINATED TO VISIT CHURCH ORGANISATIONS .............................................. 35 WORSHIP GROUP ................................................................................................................... 36 MEDIA ....................................................................................................................................... 37 PEW CARDS ............................................................................................................................. 38 SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS .......................................................................................................38 LIFE AND WORK ...................................................................................................................... 38 NOTES ...................................................................................................................................... 39

FOREWORD
One of my favourite humorous religious stories concerns a Minister who lived next to a railway line. Every day, at precisely 10.32am he would leave whatever he was doing and go into his study. From there he could see the Inter-City 125 rush past the bottom of the garden. Whether it was in the middle of a phone call, or a small meeting, or someone calling at the Manse, the Minister would get up at 10.32am, go into the study, and gaze at the express train as it flashed past. A Student Assistant was appointed to the Church and quickly became aware of the obsession that the Minister had each day at 10.32am. Eventually the Student Assistant plucked up the courage and said to the Minister in a very gentle way: “Isn’t your hobby getting a little out of hand?” “Oh, I’m not interested in train-spotting,” explained the Minister. “I just like to see the only thing that moves in the parish without me having to push it.” With the Prestwick South Manse situated in St. Quivox Road there is obviously no railway line close at hand. However, in our fairly busy Church I’m delighted to report that a great deal happens without any direct involvement from myself. Therefore I am once again indebted to all who contribute to the life and witness of Prestwick South Parish Church by the giving of their time and talents. As a new Session begins may we continue to grow in faith through our support and loyalty for the Church, the Organisations and for one another.

Kenneth C. Elliott

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PRESTWICK SOUTH MINISTERS
1882 – 1900 Rev. Archibald Alison

1895 – 1908

Rev. Ernest Finlay Scott (Initially as Co-Minister during Rev. Alison’s illness)

1909 – 1910

Rev. Robert Cameron MacMillan

1912 – 1934

Rev. Alexander Gibson

1935 – 1947

Rev. George Napier Christie

1947 – 1976

Rev. James Burgoyne Yorke

1976 – 1980

Rev. Jack Brown

1981 – 1988

Rev. Thomas B Girdwood

1989 – Date

Rev. Kenneth C Elliott

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THE PRESTWICK SOUTH STORY
In 1879 members of the United Presbyterian Church in Ayr (Cathcart and Darlington Place Churches) decided to establish a Preaching Station in Prestwick to provide for the members of the United Presbyterian Church living in the Prestwick area and the throngs of summer visitors who came to the town. After much searching by Thomas Bone and James Andrew, the two elders appointed to oversee the project, a site was secured and building began in October 1879. Building was completed for the official opening on 25 April 1880. This building through the years has been continually renovated and now contains our present Vestry, Waiting Room, Flower Arranging Room and Session House. The original entrance is now used as the Church rear doorway, the date 1879 carved above. The cost of the building was £450. At that time the Prestwick population was 2,800. Attendance at the new Church was initially small with around 20 at Sunday services and up to 30 at Wednesday Prayer Meetings. With the advent of summer, Services were better supported and preachers were provided from local Ministers. Rev. James Rennie, a former Moderator of the U.P. Church, resident in Prestwick, was a great help and the Misses Rennie helped with the singing and accompaniment on a harmonium presented by “Friends of the Mission Church”. The debt on the small church was soon discharged and as this Mission Church was still under the oversight of Darlington Place Church, Ayr, it was decided to apply for status of a full Church. Permission was granted and the first minister, Rev. Mr Archibald Alison, was inducted on 4 July 1882.

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At the Annual Business Meeting, in December 1882, the decision to build our present Church was taken. The completed Church, total cost £1,900, was opened on 5 June 1884. Within a year a manse was built in St Quivox Road opposite the present Manse. That Manse was large enough to house the Minister, his wife and five sons and four daughters. The financing of the Church building and Manse was a tremendous burden on a small congregation but by the efforts of Minister, Congregation and friends, including donations of £450 from Sir Peter Coats, £250 from the Ferguson Bequest and £32.15/- from Presbytery and £601 proceeds of a Grand Bazaar from 24 – 26 July the debt was cleared in 1894. The first Manse was sold and replaced by 15 Southpark Avenue in 1946 and then replaced by the present Manse in St Quivox Road in 1950. A new Church hall was built on the site of Ryefield House and grounds adjacent to the Church at a cost of £11,575 and opened by Dr. Leonard Small, Ex-Moderator of the Church of Scotland, in 1960. In recent years many more changes have taken place, a sign of the Faith and Commitment of the Congregation. This has included a Church Garden, New Vestry, Church Hall Kitchen Extension and the New Millennium Stained Glass Window. Further alterations and changes will be required to meet new legislation. Indeed, a Feasibility Study of Prestwick South Parish Church has recently been completed and the Property Committee are currently examining what possible changes may be required to the property to take Prestwick South forward into the 21st Century.
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SUMMARISED DIARY OF MAJOR DEVELOPMENT
1865 United Presbyterian Church. Presbytery of Kilmamock. First discussions on the needs of Prestwick. The Mission Hall was opened. (The present Session House) Full Church status in the Presbytery of Kilmarnock First Minister appointed. (Replaced Visiting Preachers) The new Church building was opened. Joined with the Free Church to become Prestwick South United Free Church. U.F. Presbytery of Ayr. Vestry accommodation added. Memorial Window to Sarah W. Stewart Gilfillan. Wired for Electricity. Memorial Window to 2nd Lt. William A. R. Monteith. Ryefield House and grounds adjacent to the Church

1880 1881 1882 1884 1900

1903 1905 1922 1923 1927 purchased. 1957

Pulpit area remodelled. Organ moved to the South side of the Church and the Pulpit moved south from the centre. The New Hall was opened. Front area of the Church opened by removing the gates and part of the front wall. Gas CentraI Heating installed in the Church. Memorial Windows given by 3rd Prestwick Brownies. Small Hall, formerly the Mission Station redesigned to serve 5

1960 1962

1965 1967& 1972 1979

1981

as the Session House and to hold small meetings. Gas central heating installed in the New Hall. Pulpit area redesigned to provide clearer platform area for the Communion Table and for Wedding and Baptismal Ceremonies. Pulpit and Choir area redesigned. Church bell equipment installed. Wyvern Organ installed, this being the third organ in the Church's history the harmonium in the early days of the

1984 1985 apart from Mission. 1990

The new comprehensive Notice Board was erected in the forecourt and dedicated in memory of Mrs Marguerite Simpson. The new Vestry was dedicated in memory of Mrs Jean Deans. The old Vestry was turned into a much needed Waiting Room. The Church Garden was completed, transformed from ground at the rear of the Hall. The New Kitchen Extension was opened by Provost Gibson MacDonald of Kyle and Carrick District Council

1991

1992 waste 1993

Three Ramps were constructed to facilitate access to the Church and Halls for the disabled. £900 towards this project was provided from funds resulting from Rev. Kenneth Elliott’s 1994 Sponsored London Marathon Run. 2000 To mark the new Millennium a new Stained Glass Window was dedicated The Window was funded by donations from members of the Congregation and Organisations. The Artist commissioned to design and install the window was Catriona Wilkinson. A new Allan Organ was unveiled on the 26th October and formally dedicated on the 30th November. Installation of Powerpoint and new Church Lighting. 6

1995

2008

2010

OTHER RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
1993 On Good Friday, 9th April, a Metal Sculpture depicting Christ on the Cross was erected in the Church Garden. It was a gift from the art department of Ayr Academy. An improved Sound System was of significant help to those with hearing difficulties and incorporated facilities for recording weekly services for the benefit of house sick members. Two side Pews were removed to allow availability for the accommodation of members in Wheelchairs. The Session House was Refurbished. Carpet Tiles were fitted, New Chairs were purchased and purpose-built furniture was constructed. 1997 2000 External Speakers were fitted to the Organ. In May of this year Project 2000 was launched. The object of Project 2000 was to completely enhance and transform the wooden interior of our Church, including the Pews and the Window Sills. Indeed, under the guidance of Bob Bell and the Working Party, members of the Congregation were asked to volunteer for this very ambitious project. Although such work, including scraping off existing varnish and sandpapering, was often slow and laborious the end results are certainly worth all the effort and upheaval. Thirty nine Elder’s Mail Boxes in the shape of a Celtic Cross were erected outside the Session House. The Mail Boxes were designed and built by Jim Meikle. Part of this unique structure was actually built from one of the Pews that had recently been removed from the Church. 2002 Further improvements were made to the Sound System, including the provision of new Speakers and a Mixing desk.

1995

bound and 1996

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IN MEMORY OF
Through the generosity of certain people the following items have been gifted to the Church in recent years: 1994 On Sunday, 7th August, at the Morning Service a new improved Pulpit Light and additional Church Illumination was dedicated. These were the gift of Miss Joan Gillespie and her sister Mrs K Richmond in memory of their mother Mrs Jane Anna Gillespie. The refurbishment of the Session House included a Lectern in memory of Eric Allan Boyd who sadly died at a very young age in 1970. This was gifted by Eric’s parents. On Sunday 22nd March a Bible Marker was dedicated in memory of Mr Jack McMurtrie, our former Church Officer. This was gifted by Mrs May Fyfe in memory of her brother. On Sunday 24th May two new Pulpit Falls were dedicated in memory of Mrs Helen Armour. These were gifted by Mr Gibby Armour in memory of his wife. 1999 On Sunday 2nd May two Magazine Holders were dedicated in memory of Mrs Elma McLean and Mrs Evelyn Rowe. These Magazine Holders were gifted by Mrs McLean’s son Jamie and niece Fiona; and by Mrs Rowe’s daughter Eunice. On Sunday the 8th April two New Hymn Boards were dedicated in loving memory of Mr Fred Paton. The Hymn Boards were gifted to the Church by Fred’s wife, Nancy. On Sunday 15th September a Communion Table Runner was dedicated in memory of Mrs Margaret McClure. This was gifted by her daughter Janice. On Sunday 20th June, Pottery sets were dedicated at a special dedication service in the memory of Eunice Swann. They were gifted by her friends and family.

1996

1998

2001

2002

2004

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RECENT ORGANISATIONAL AND CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
1990 The Social Committee was formed to stimulate fellowship among members by arranging various functions and events. On Friday the 20th September The Teddy Toddler Group opened it’s doors to mums and young children. The 4th Prestwick Junior Section and Anchor Boys had their first meeting on 3rd September. In April a spectacular and highly colourful three day Flower Festival in aid of the Simona Trust was held in the

1991

1992

1996 Church. 1997

The Junior Choir performed for the very first time on Sunday the 18th of May. The Congregation embarked on the Buchanan Campaign with tremendous enthusiasm. On Friday 24th April approximately 380 packed Belmont Academy in Ayr for a Family Meal. The final result of the Campaign reflected that income had risen from £43,598 to over £67,000. On Sunday night, the 21st March, the Choir plus some additional members from the Congregation, under the leadership of David Ferguson performed the Sacred Cantata, ‘The Good Shepherd’ by T Mee Pattison. All proceeds were donated to the Macmillan Cancer Relief Ayrshire Appeal. On Sunday 25th April the Junior Choir performed ‘Captain Noah’. Music continued to play a key part in the Church with the Choir performing ‘The Sayings Of Jesus’ on Sunday the 2nd April. Then on Sunday 14th May the Junior Choir performed ‘The Shepherd King’. As part of the Church’s Millennium celebrations the Dunaskin 9

1998

1999

2000

Doon Brass Band led a Special Songs of Praise on Sunday 4th June featuring some of the Congregations favourite Hymns including the Number One choice ‘Thine Be The Glory’. 2001 On Sunday 13th May the Junior Choir performed ‘The Singing Dancing Carpenter’. This modern musical about the life of Jesus once again highlighted the youthful musical talent in the Church. On Sunday 28th April the Junior Choir performed ‘Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ to a packed Church. Such was the success of this production that due to popular demand the Junior Choir gave an additional performance on Sunday 19th May. The Congregation once again embarked on a Stewardship Campaign - ‘The Bright Future Campaign 2003’. The format of the successful 1998 Campaign laid the foundations and income rose by approximately 16%. In October 2004 the Church celebrated it’s 125th Anniversary. A special Exhibition took place in the Church Hall on the 9th and 10th October with Photographs and other items depicting the past 125 years. On Sunday the 10th October a special Anniversary Service was held, when a packed Church gave thanks to God for Prestwick South Parish Church. After the Service a Buffet Lunch, complete with a Birthday Cake, was provided in the Hall. It truly was a very moving and memorable occasion. On Sunday 31st December the Prestwick South Praise Band, under the leadership of Brian McGhie made their very first appearance before the Congregation The Congregation embarked on the Reaffirmation Campaign seeking to review not just financially, but also spiritually, their commitment to the Church. Income rose by approximately 13.7%. The 4th Prestwick Boys’ Brigade amalgamated with the 2nd Prestwick. 10

2002

2003

2004

2006

2007

2010

THE FUTURE
WE GO FORWARD IN FAITH GIVING THANKS TO GOD FOR ALL THAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN THE PAST.

SUNDAY SERVICES
Our Sunday Morning Service in Prestwick South begins at 11.00am and all Visitors are made most welcome. On the Third Sunday of most months Family Services take place where young people are in Church for the entire Service.

COMMUNION SUNDAY
Communion takes place five times a year in Prestwick South, this Sacrament is normally celebrated on the first Sunday of October, December, March and June. In October and March there are two Communion Services at 11.00am and 2.00pm. There is also an Open Communion at the 11.00am Service on the first Sunday of the New Year.

CD DISTRIBUTION
The Service is recorded each Sunday for the benefit of anyone that cannot attend Church. At the present time five volunteers weekly distribute CDs to 20 homes. If you would like a copy of the Sunday Service on CD, then either speak directly to your Elder or phone Mr Andrew Mitchell, the CD Convener (Tel. 470194).

TEA and COFFEE
Tea and Coffee are served each Sunday in the hall after the Morning Service. All members of the Congregation and visitors are warmly invited to join in this time of fellowship. This is organised by the
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Social Committee under the supervision of Mrs Ann McPike. Ann is responsible for the rota system of volunteers willing to serve Tea and Coffee. New volunteers are always welcome. If interested please telephone Mrs Ann McPike (Tel 01655 882467).

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FLOWER DISTRIBUTORS
September October November December January February March April May June July August Mrs Margaret Nairn Mrs Jean McCormack Mrs Helen Inglis Mrs Eva Dougall Mrs Helen Bell Miss Marion Ronald Mrs Margaret Boyd Mrs Alison Armour Mrs Katie McKail Mrs Janet Foggo Miss Joan Gillespie Mrs Ella Mitchell 11 Midton Avenue. 22 Biggart Road. 16 Laughlanglen Road. 11 St.Andrew’s Avenue. 119 St.Quivox Road. 8 Kingscroft Road. 41 Fullarton Road. 20 Ardlui Road Ayr. 49 Caerlaverock Road. 1 Woodlands Street. 14 Barony Road. 4 Glenpark Avenue.

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KIRK SESSION
MODERATOR: SESSION CLERK:
NAME Alison Armour Margaret Bingham Wilson Connell Anne Connor Jean Dunlop William Elphinstone Malcolm Foggo Joan Gillespie Wilma Goodwin Ann Green Neil Hannah Helen Inglis Neil Inglis William Irvine Susan Johnson Allan Kerr Catherine Laverie Ann Mackay Arthur Mackay Jack McCormack Karen McGhie Shona McGill Katie McKail George McLean Ann McPike Frank McQuade Karen Mathers Alex Miller Andrew Mitchell Alan Moir John Park Nancy Paton Ina Ross

Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott Alan C. Moir
ADDRESS 20 Ardlui Road. 126 Adamton Road. 17 Rowallan Crescent. 7 Powmill Road. 10 Grangemuir Road. 12 Highfield Avenue. 1 Woodlands Street. 14 Barony Road. 4 Adamton Road. 25 Marina Road. 10 Allanvale Road. 16 Laughlanglen Road, Ayr. 16 Laughlanglen Road, Ayr. 2 MacRae Drive. 14 St John Street. 3 Cochrane Place. 28 Caerlaverock Avenue. 15 Briarhill Road. 15 Briarhill Road. 22 Biggart Road. 53 Ayr Road. 1K Albyn Court, Kyle Street. 49 Caerlaverock Road. 22 Rowallan Crescent. 8 Ashgrove, Maybole. 5 Hunter Street. 10 Southpark Avenue. 13 Crawford Avenue. 4 Glenpark Avenue. 98 Ayr Road. 20 Ayr Road. 5d Monkton Court. 17 Aitkenbrae Drive. 14 TEL. 267928 476411 478308 470698 474739 470373 470026 477541 470137 478393 477501 440818 440818 475394 478633 479960 476007 477738 477738 470714 477538 471899 475239 479551 01655 882467 475632 475113 479923 470194 476883 475209 474582 474260 ORDAINED 2008 1987 1966 1999 1987 1996 1961 1996 1987 1987 1999 1993 1975 1979 1996 1967 2008 2008 2008 1956 1999 1994 1996 1959 1999 1983 1993 1967 1983 1977 1988 1999 1993

Hector Scott Jim Thomson Robert Watson James Yee

17 Morris Road. 3 Woodlands Street. 10 Craigneil Drive. 20 Marina Road.

477952 475972 470285 477163

1979 1990 1988 1993

KIRK SESSION COMMITTEES
MINISTER’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Convener: Session Clerk: Clerk ToThe Board: Presbytery Elder: Elders Training Officer: Rev Kenneth Elliott Mr Alan Moir Mr Malcolm Foggo Mr George McLean

GROWTH COMMITTEE
Convener: Mrs Margaret Bingham Mrs Jean Dunlop Mr Bill Elphinstone Mr Malcolm Foggo Mrs Wilma Goodwin

TRANSPORT TO CHURCH
If you have difficulty getting to Church on a Sunday please let your Elder know. Your Elder will then make every effort to arrange transport as quickly as possible.

CONGREGATIONAL BOARD 2010 - 2011
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Several years ago it was agreed that people serving on the Congregational Board must retire after three years, with the exception of those holding positions of responsibility. This structure has proved a great success, allowing fresh faces to join the Board while also retaining a sense of experience and continuity. Each year the opportunity is given for three Elders and three Church members to join the Board.

CONTINUOUS APPOINTMENTS
Chairman: Clerk to the Board: Treasurer: Session Clerk: Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott Mr Malcolm Foggo Mr Frank McQuade Mr Alan Moir

FINANCE
Gift Aid Convener: F.W.O. Convener: Mrs Aileen Telfer Mrs Margaret Moir

PROPERTY
Property Convener: Vice Convener: Working Party Convener: Mr James Yee Mrs Helen Inglis

SAFEGUARDING CO-ORDINATOR
Co-ordinator Mrs Katie McKail

(BOLD ABOVE DENOTES MEMBER OF KIRK SESSION)

ELECTED FROM KIRK SESSION
Mrs Susan Johnson Mr Andrew Mitchell 14 St. John Street. 4 Glenpark Avenue.
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Retire 2011

Mr John Park Mr Bill Elphinstone Mr Jack McCormack Mr Neil Inglis Miss Shona McGill

20 Ayr Road. 12 Highfield Avenue. 22 Biggart Road. 16 Laughlanglen Road Ayr. 1K Albyn Court, Kyle Street. Retire 2012 Retire 2013

ELECTED FROM CONGREGATION
Mr Herbert Hannah Mrs Ann Mackay Mr Brian McGhie Mr Stephen Miller Mr Hugh Stevenson Mrs Carol Summers Mrs Gwen Boyd Mr John Telfer Mr Bill Wallace 7 Sandhill Gardens Troon. 15 Briarhill Street 53 Ayr Road. 6 Whitehall Avenue. 43 Marina Road. 28 Allanvale Road. 71a Midton Road. 79 Marchburn Avenue. 33 Gray Street Retire 2011 Retire 2012

Retire 2013

PLEASE REMEMBER:

If you would like to serve on the Congregational Board then speak to the Minister or Clerk to the Board. The opportunity is there for all Church Members.

OFFICE BEARERS
Minister Rev. Kenneth C. Elliott
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68 St. Quivox Road

(Tel. 478788) Church Secretary + Hall Letting Convener Miss Dorothy McPherson Session Clerk Mr Alan Moir Clerk to Congregational Board Mr Malcolm Foggo Congregational Treasurer Mr Frank McQuade Gift Aid Convener Mrs Aileen Telfer F.W.O. Convener Mrs Margaret Moir

Vestry (Tel. 678556) 98 Ayr Road (Tel. 476883) 1 Woodlands Street (Tel. 470026) 5 Hunter Street (Tel. 475632) 79 Marchburn Avenue (Tel. 478492) 98 Ayr Road (Tel. 476883)

Property Convener Mr James Yee Working Party Convener Currently Vacant Sunday School Superintendents Mrs Ann Mackay Mrs Katie McKail

20 Marina Road (Tel. 477163)

15 Briarhill Street (Tel. 477738) 49 Caerlaverock Road (Tel. 475239)

Roll Keeper Mr Allan Kerr Safeguarding Co-ordinator Mrs Katie McKail
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3 Cochrane Place (Tel. 479960) 49 Caerlaverock Road

(Tel. 475239) Life & Work Convener Mrs Margaret Moir Flower Convener Mrs Elizabeth Highcock Sunday Service CD Convener Mr Andrew Mitchell Social Committee Convener Mr Neil Inglis Organist and Choirmaster Mr David Ferguson Tea Convener Mrs Ann McPike 98 Ayr Road (Tel. 476883) 9D Ardayre Road (Tel. 474311) 4 Glenpark Avenue (Tel. 470194) 16 Laughlanglen Road, Ayr. (Tel. 440818) 199 Hillfoot Road, Ayr. (Tel. 268992) 8 Ashgrove, Maybole. (Tel 01655 882467)

CHURCH OFFICER
The Church Officer at Prestwick South Parish Church is Mr Willie Main, Telephone Number 286224.

COMPUTER ADDRESSES
Church Website: Vestry E-mail: Manse E-mail: www.south-church.org.uk office@pwksouth.plus.com kcelliott@tiscali.co.uk

CHURCH CALENDAR 2010 - 2011
PLEASE NOTE: The dates listed below are provisional and are subject to change. If there are any changes they will be intimated in the monthly Newsletter and from the pulpit during Sunday Services.
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2010
September Monday Tuesday Sunday Tuesday Sunday October Sunday Tuesday Saturday November Saturday Monday Sunday Saturday December Saturday Sunday Friday Sunday Tuesday Saturday Sunday Friday Saturday 6th 7th 12th 14th 26th 3rd 26th 30th 6th 8th 14th 20th 4th 5th 10th 12th 14th 18th 19th 24th 25th Kirk Session. Girvan Golf Outing. Harvest Soup Lunch. Congregational Board. Harvest Thanksgiving for MAF.

Communion. Congregational Board. Sunday School Hallowe’en Party.

Scottish Party Night. Kirk Session. Remembrance Sunday. Guild Coffee Morning.

Hospice Lunch. Communion & Praise Band Advent Evening Service. Sunday School Christmas Pantomime Outing. Choir’s Christmas Presentation. Congregational Board. Beginners & Primary Sunday School Christmas Party. Family Christmas Service. Watchnight Service. Christmas Day Service.

2011
January Sunday Friday Tuesday 2nd 14th 25th 20 Open Communion. Burns Supper. Congregational Board.

February Monday Sunday March Sunday Wednesday Saturday Saturday Tuesday Friday April Sunday Monday – Friday Sunday May Sunday Monday Tuesday Sunday Tuesday June Sunday Sunday Thursday

7th 27th 6th 9th 12th 19th 22nd 25th 17th 18th – 22nd 24th 8th 9th 10th 15th 17th 5th 12th 23rd

Kirk Session. Youth Service.

Communion. Church Fellowship Meal & A.G.M. Guild Coffee Morning. Sunday School Coffee Morning. Congregational Board. Campaign Meal.

Palm Sunday Praise Night. Holy Week Services at St. Nicholas Church. Easter Sunrise Service.

Christian Aid Service. Kirk Session. Spring Golf Outing. Family Barbecue & Games. Congregational Board.

Communion. Presentation Service & Congregational Outing. Evening Car Outing.

CHURCH COMMITTEES
FINANCE COMMITTEE
Gift Aid Convener: Treasurer: F.W.O. Convener:
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Mrs Aileen Telfer Mr Frank McQuade Mrs Margaret Moir

Buchanan Campaign Continuation Co-ordinator:

Mr George McLean

PROPERTY COMMITTEE
Convener: Vice Convener: Working Party Convener: Electrical Safety Officer: Child Protection: Mr James Yee Mrs Helen Inglis Mr Andy Laughland Mrs Katie McKail Mr Jack McCormack Mr John Park

SOCIAL COMMITTEE
Convener: Secretary: Treasurer: Mr Neil Inglis Rev. Kenneth Elliott Mr Bobby McPike Mrs Ellen Grant Mrs Elspeth Haddow Mr Jack McCormack Mrs Catherine Laverie Mrs Margaret McLean Mrs Ann McPike

MAGAZINE COMMITTEE
Editor: Sub-Editor: Distribution Convener: Production Team: Rev. Kenneth Elliott Miss Dorothy McPherson Mrs Anne McLaughlin Mrs Jean Sinclair Mrs Eva Dougall Mr Hugh Stevenson Mrs Elizabeth Stevenson
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Mr Bill Elphinstone

CD DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE
Convener: Distributors: Mr Andrew Mitchell Mrs Willa Gebbie Mrs Elizabeth Highcock Mrs Katie McKail Mrs Elspeth McMurdo

FLOWER COMMITTEE
Convener: Mrs Elizabeth Highcock Mrs Alison Armour Mrs Helen Bell Mrs Margaret Boyd Mrs Ness Mrs Sandra Robertson Mrs Rita Tennant Mrs Sandra Wallace Miss Sheila Wilson

TEA ROTA
SEPTEMBER 2010 – SEPTEMBER 2011

TEAM
SEPTEMBER 10 OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY 11 FEBRUARY

1
17 5 23

2
5 24 12 30

3
12 31 19 6 23

4
19 7 26 13

5
26 14 2 20

6
3 21 9 27

7
10 28 16

MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 11

13 1 19 7 25

20 8 26 14

27 15 3 21 3 22 10 28 10 29 17 4 17 5 24 11

6 24 12 31 18

Team Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
M. Nairn (477630) J/W Goodwin (470137) I. Ross (474260) M. Millar (479923) J. McCormack (470714) M. Lawson (475473) A McPike (01655 882467) M. Kerr (478001) D. McQuade (475632) C. Laverie (476007) S. Park (475209) M. McCormick (470841) M. Taylor (479725) G. Boyd (678086) M. Ronald (476703) J. Foggo (470026) E. Grant (474632) J. Stevenson (671435) M. Russell (471787) W. Gebbie (478088) M. McLean (475236)

PLEASE NOTE: The First Person in each Team is responsible for the provision of milk. PLEASE REMEMBER: If you are unable to attend, please arrange a Substitute. Could the Team on duty please check the FRIDGE is clean and discard any out-of-date items and if the TABLECOVERS are stained could they please be taken away to be washed and returned the following week. Instructions for the DISHWASHER are on the wall above it. The Sunday Teas and Fellowship are much appreciated by all who attend. Thank you for your continued help and support.

Ann McPike (Tel: 01655 882467)

CRÈCHE ROTA
SEPTEMBER 2010 – SEPTEMBER 2011

TEAM
SEPTEMBER 10 OCTOBER NOVEMBER

1
26 7

2
3 14
24

3
10 21

4
5 17 28

5
12 24

6
19 31

DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 11 Team Number 1 2 3 4 5 6

19 30 13 24 5 17 28

26 6 20 1 12 24 4 2 13 27 8 19 31 11 9 20 3 15 26 7 18

5 16 27 10 22 3 14 25

12 23 6 17 29 10 21

Katie McKail Janet Foggo Linda McCall Lesley Douglas Liz Kerr Diane Shaw

475239 470026 478636 474070 479760 671952

Moira Lawson

475473

Sheila Galt Lesley Muir

311757 671578

PLEASE NOTE Sunday Morning at 10.40 am in the back Hall. If you are unable to attend it is YOUR responsibility to arrange a substitute. Anyone wishing to help contact Katie McKail (Tel: 475239)

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
For our Church to comply with the Child Protection legislation, the Safeguarding Co-ordinator and all new volunteers, must be approved by the Central Registered Body Scotland (CRBS).

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POLICY STATEMENT
The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the wholeness and well-being of each individual. It seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people, regardless of age, who come into contact with the Church and its Organisations. It is the responsibility of each individual within the fellowship of the Church to Prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people.

The Policy Statement is displayed throughout the Church and Hall. This clarifies the Church of Scotland's viewpoint regarding the welfare of children and encourages each member to take responsibility for the well-being of the children and young people in the Church. Katie McKail Safeguarding Co-ordinator

CHURCH ACTIVITIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
Although Sunday Worship is at the centre of our faith within Prestwick South Parish Church we are fortunate that many Organisations and Groups also exist. These Organisations and Groups cater for the spiritual and social needs of all ages and remind us that Church offers much more than coming together for one hour on a Sunday morning. DAY ORGANISATION
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TIME

Sunday

Sunday School Bible Class Praise Band (Sometimes Friday) The Brownies The Guides Golf (Times can vary) Badminton Club Working Party Taekwondo The Choir The Guild The Anchor Boys The Bible Study Group Teddy Toddler Friday Club Taekwondo The Boys’ Brigade

11.00am 11.00am 7.00pm 6.30pm 7.45pm 8.20am 7.30pm 9.00am 6.00pm 7.30pm 2.15pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 9.30am 6.00pm 6.30pm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

INFORMATION ABOUT CHURCH ACTIVITIES
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
Meets from 11.00am every Sunday. Children from birth to Primary 6 are welcome. There are regular Family Services where children, of school age, are encouraged to attend and sit with their families, although Sunday
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School teachers are available to supervise any children whose parents are unable to attend. A Summer Sunday School operates throughout the holidays. Sunday School Superintendents:

Mrs Ann Mackay Mrs Katie McKail

Tel: 477738 Tel: 475239

THE BIBLE CLASS
The Bible Class meets every Sunday at 10.55am outside the New Vestry. It is open to young people Primary 7 upwards. The aim of the Bible Class is to discuss and further young people’s understanding of the Church and its Beliefs. Those attending certainly enjoy coming together and any new members would be made most welcome. One meeting each month we have tea or juice to try and stimulate our minds! Several games and entertainment evenings are also arranged throughout the Session. These evenings are enjoyed by all. Bible Class Leaders:

Mrs Fiona Elliott Mrs Ann Mackay

Tel: 478788 Tel: 477738

PRAISE BAND
The Praise Band only formed towards the end of 2006. Indeed it was on Sunday 31st December 2006 that they made their very first appearance before the Congregation. Since then they have taken part in several Services within Prestwick South. It is hoped that the Praise Band will contribute to the worship in the Church. Anyone interested in joining will be made most welcome.
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Leader:

Mr Brian McGhie

Tel: 477538

BADMINTON CLUB
Over the years Badminton has been a regular attraction at our Church Hall. The Tuesday night club continues to be a great source of activity and fellowship. If you are interested in joining you will be made most welcome on a Tuesday night between 7.30pm – 10.30pm For more information please contact -

Treasurer & Secretary:

Mr Malcolm Foggo

Tel: 470026

THE BROWNIES
The Brownies have had yet another busy year with lots of craft work and badges. Some of the girls went on a march with Rainbows, Brownies and Guides through the streets of Ayr to celebrate the start of the celebrations for 100 years of guiding. This ended up with an activity afternoon at the citadel. We had a heart start course with Andrew Laughland followed by a first
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aid course which Ann Mackay ran and we are extremely grateful to both of them for giving up their time. The girls really enjoyed both the courses and learned lots of new skills. We had a Halloween party and a visit to the Pantomime at Christmas. The girls enjoyed a Easter themed evening which finished up with an egg hunt. We made good use of the garden with several evenings spent in it playing games, cooking sausages and marshmallows on barbeques and our last night we had water games. A special visit for the brownies came in the form of two owls that joined us for an evening. The girls got to hold and touch the owls and were also given a lot of interesting information from the owners. In addition the brownies were able to observe the owls flying about the church hall To finish off our session we are heading off to Blair Drummond Park in August prior to restarting our new session. For any information regarding the Brownies please contact Leaders: Shona Macduff Liz Tel: Tel: 280989

Brady 475729

THE GUIDES

Guides are girls aged 10-14 years who want to meet new friends, and try new things. Being a Guide is a great way to discover more about yourself and the world around you in an environment that you can be yourself. Girls choose the things they want to do and have great fun doing it.
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We meet on Monday nights from 7.45pm till 9.30pm in the hall. We currently have spaces for new members. If you are interested in joining us either as a Guide or a leader please call us for further information. Guide Guider: Assistant: Lyn Semple Eilidh Cameron Tel: 671290 Tel: 471428

GOLF
On a Tuesday morning a small group play Fullarton Golf Course in Troon. An open invitation is extended to anyone who would like to come along. During the course of the Year there are also several Golf Outings, including the Prestwick South Open for the McKnight trophy which is held annually in September at Girvan Golf Course. If you would like more information then contact Golf Convener: Mr James Yee Tel: 477163

WORKING PARTY
The Working Party was formed in 1995. During that time a tremendous amount of work was carried out ensuring many minor repairs and general upgrading of Church property was carried out efficiently and economically. Following the recent retirement of Ron Highcock

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as Convener we are currently seeking an individual who would offer leadership and guidance to this very important small band of hard working people. If you wish to join the Working Party then please come along to the Church Hall on a Wednesday morning at 9.00am. Tea or Coffee is also provided. Working Party Convener:

Currently Vacant

TAEKWONDO
TaeKwonDo only started in Prestwick South in 2005. Under the leadership of Kuli Chahal it meets in the Church Hall on a Wednesday and Friday night from 6pm to 8pm. The first hour consists of a Children’s Class while the seond hour is for Adults only. TaeKwonDo is a great form of exercise that appeals to people of all ages. Some of the benefits include building self-confidence, boosting your fitness level and learning self defence. Leader: 355160 Mr Kuli Chahal Tel: 07958

THE CHOIR
In Prestwick South we are very fortunate to have a very enthusiastic Organist and Choirmaster in David Ferguson. This is also reflected in the large Choir that we have in Prestwick South. The Choir practices are held on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. New members will be made most welcome, so come and enjoy the fellowship.
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Any enquiries to David Ferguson. Organist and Choirmaster:

Mr David Ferguson

Tel: 268992

THE GUILD
The Guild Meets on a Thursday at 2.15pm from October to March and a very warm welcome awaits anyone interested in coming along. The aim of the Guild is to invite and encourage Women and Men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enable them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action. As always a varied and interesting programme of events takes place during the course of the Session. In addition there are several extras including our Annual Lunch. If you are free on a Thursday afternoon then come and join us. Convener: Secretary: Mrs Ann McGiffen Mrs Helen Crawford Tel: 470293 Tel: 476657

THE 2ND / 4TH PRESTWICK BOYS’ BRIGADE
It was decided in April 2010 to amalgamate the 2nd Prestwick Boys’ Brigade with the 4th Prestwick. The Anchor Boys will meet in Prestwick South Church Hall, while the Junior and Company Section will meet in Kingcase Primary School.

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THE ANCHOR BOYS’
The Anchor Boys meet on a Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 7.45pm in Prestwick South Church Hall. The boys enjoy playing games, doing arts and crafts, listening to stories. Any boy from Primary 1 to 3 will be made most welcome. Leader: Mrs Liz Kerr Tel: 479760

JUNIOR SECTION
The Junior Section meets in Kingcase Primary School on a Friday evening from 6.30pm until 8pm. The boys enjoy a varied programme of games, crafts, badge work, and marching. Any boys from Primary 4 to 6 will be made most welcome. Leader: 07843103928 Mr Ruari Harris Tel:

COMPANY SECTION
The Company Section meets in Kingcase Primary School on a Friday evening from 7.15pm until 9.45pm. The boys enjoy a very varied programme of marching, games, crafts and badge work. Boys participate in local Boys Brigade competitions and get to attend outward bound weekends. Any boy from Primary 7 upwards will be made most welcome. Leader: Captain: Mr Kenny Bell Mr Ken Sinclair Tel: 479627 Tel: 264298

THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The group meet in the Vestry on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month starting in October. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are very informal. A Bible passage is read and discussed for about an hour; everyone is free to say as much or as little as they want. The meeting ends with a cup of tea or coffee and a time of fellowship.
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Everyone is welcome whether they come to one meeting or every meeting. Leader: Mrs Margaret Bingham Tel: 476411

THE TEDDY TODDLER CLUB
Last Session the Teddy Toddler once again enjoyed another very successful year. The group continues to meet on Friday mornings, 9.30am - 11.30am. Given that some of the children are moving on, we are still in a position to welcome new members. If you require further information simply contact the Church Hall on a Friday morning. Contact: Church Hall Tel: 678604

ELDERS VISIT CHURCH ORGANISATIONS
ORGANISATIONS DAY

NOMINATED TO
August 2010 – May 2013
ELDERS NOMINATED

TIME OF MEETING

Crèche &

Sunday

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Wilma Goodwin

Sunday School Bible Class Brownies Girl Guides Badminton Club Sunday Monday Monday Tuesday 11.00am 6.30pm 7.45pm 7.30pm

Karen McGhie Ann Green John Park Helen Inglis Catherine Laverie Susan Johnson Alex Miller Shona McGill James Yee Alison Armour Bill Elphinstone Karen Mathers Frank McQuade. 2.15pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 9.30am Willie Irvine Jack McCormack Anne Connor Jim Thomson Neil Inglis Andy Mitchell Jean Dunlop Katie McKail Allan Kerr George McLean

Choir Praise Group The Guild Anchor Boys Boys’ Brigade Bible Study Group Teddy Toddler Club

Wednesday As arranged Thursday Thursday Friday Thursday Friday

7.30pm

All initial visits MUST be carried out prior to the November Kirk Session Meeting. A second visit should be made prior to the May Kirk Session.

WORSHIP GROUP

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In 2003 the Minister set up a Worship Group within Prestwick South Parish Church. The formation of such a group was in response to the decline in numbers entering the Ministry. Indeed, it appears likely that in future more and more lay people will have to be involved in leading worship. The Worship Group was also set up to allow those interested in leading worship the opportunity to share their talents with the Congregation. Since 2003 the Church has greatly benefited from the contribution made by members of the Worship Group. If you are interested in finding out more about this Group then please speak to the Minister. Leader: Rev Kenneth Elliott Tel: 478788

WORSHIP GROUP Mrs Margaret Bingham Mrs Helen Crawford Miss Joan Gillespie Mr Brian McGhie Miss Shona McGill Mr George McLean Mrs Ina Ross

MEDIA
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In our modern world it is important that the Church competes with all the many other attractions that are available in everyday society. That is why it is essential we advertise our faith through the many opportunities that come our way. Indeed, within our own local area there are numerous ways in which the life and witness of Prestwick South can be advertised. PUBLICATIONS If you have any interesting reports or you wish to publicise forthcoming events regarding a Church Organisation or Group then simply e-mail the following publications: ayrshirepost@s-un.co.uk Howeljones@aol.com editorial.aa@cfpress.co.uk Ayrshire Post Prestwick’s Going Out Ayr Advertiser

If you don’t have access to a computer then please speak to the Church Secretary. LOCAL RADIO Our own Minister is very involved with West Sound 1035AM. Kenneth co-ordinates ‘Sunday Night At Nine’ and presents the programme every third week. This religious magazine programme is broadcast every Sunday night between 9pm – 10pm. During the programme there is a Newsdesk which highlights local Church events. To have an event advertised over the airwaves of West Sound either speak to the Minister or e-mail: kenneth.elliott@westsound.co.uk Alternatively simply e-mail the ‘what’s on spot’ at West Sound: whatson@westsound.co.uk

FINALLY PLEASE NOTE!
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PEW CARDS Visiting the sick, the elderly, the house bound and the bereaved is given priority by our Minister, Mr Elliott, but he must be kept informed of new cases. Members are urged to use the Pew Cards provided in the Church. Simply fill in the details of those to be visited and then deposit the Cards into either of the two Pew Cards Boxes located at the back of the Church (situated next to the Magazine Racks). By co-operating in this way members can ensure that care and support is given where and when it is needed.

SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS It is always a pleasure for the Church to congratulate members on special occasions. If you know of anyone in the Congregation about to celebrate a special event then please let either, your Elder, the Minister or the Church Secretary know about it.

LIFE AND WORK “Life and Work”, the monthly magazine of the Church of Scotland, can be ordered through Mrs Margaret Moir on Prestwick 476883. A team of ladies deliver the magazine each month to the homes of subscribers. For news and comments on all aspects of the mission and witness of the Church “Life and Work” is essential reading.

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