Welcome to Birse and Feughside Church

Worship Life

A morning service and Junior Church are held each Sunday at 11am with additional services during Holy Week and at Christmas.

Messy Church began under our previous minister’s leadership and has continued monthly, run by members of the congregation. It has proved very popular within the community.

Our style of worship is welcoming, inclusive, varied and supportive, varying from traditional services, to Songs of Praise services organised by our musicians and the congregation.

Our priority is to demonstrate Christ's compassion and love in action.

Junior Church joins the congregation when Holy Communion is celebrated, usually on the first Sunday of the month.

There have been seven baptisms in the last five years.

The minister is assisted by our musicians, readers from the congregation, a rota of leaders for Junior Church and two members who prepare projection material to support the services.

We also have two worship teams drawn from the congregation who continue to take occasional services. During the vacancy we have been fortunate to have services led by a retired minister, Rev Bill Wallace, lay preachers, and our Interim Moderator Rev Dr Alan Murray.

A weekly newsletter is prepared by a team from the congregation and distributed at the Sunday morning service. This includes the order of service and other information about the church and parish activities. There is a short ‘Fireside Reflection’ written by members of the congregation.

A computerised multimedia system with screen, projection and links to adjoining meeting rooms was installed in 2005 and is routinely used to support our worship and singing.

 We are supported by two talented musicians on digital piano/organ and violin and sometimes harp. There is occasional participation by members including children, playing guitar, mandolin, violin and the Finzean ukulele group which is based in the church. Various percussion instruments are keenly taken up by the young people for their special hymns!

Music is a very important part of our church life and worship. We embrace a mixture of modern and traditional music, bringing a vibrant and joyful atmosphere to our services, often commented on by visitors.

All-age worship occasions mean that Junior Church stays in for the whole service and the worship style is modified to include the young people. This happens particularly on Christmas day, Easter day and Harvest Thanksgiving, as well as our Christingle Service.

Junior church is always welcomed for the first half of our regular morning service, but leave before the sermon.

Birse and Feughside Church usually joins with other churches on Deeside for the World Day of Prayer.

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