WEDDINGS, BAPTISMS AND FUNERALS

There were 2 weddings in 2014. There were 10 funerals. There was one infant baptism during 2014.

Groups and activities in church buildings

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Pilates
  • Community Choir
  • Tiddlers & Toddlers
  • Tuesday Club
  • The Guild
  • Quilters Group

KILLIN PRIMARY SCHOOL

The primary school has approximately 60 pupils and has a good relationship with the church. The school uses the church building for their Easter and Christmas services and the church presents Bibles to each P7 leaver at the end of term assembly. In the past we have also had involvement in running an SU group in the school at lunchtimes.

FALLS OF DOCHART RETIREMENT HOME

We have a special relationship with the local retirement home and monthly services are led by the minister for the residents on the second Sunday of the month.

CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Salmon fishing: the minister traditionally opens the fishing and blesses the boats on 15th January.Remembrance Sunday: sharing the occasion with the Episcopal Minister our minister has led a service of remembrance at the war memorial at 11.00am.The minster has served as a trustee on a number of small local charities.

HARVEST & CHRISTMAS FRUIT BASKETS

Harvest Thanksgiving is held in October. Food from the harvest service is donated to the presbytery food bank. At Christmas, fruit is distributed to about 55 households in the parish who have suffered loss or illness over the year.

PENNY GOSPELS

The Session distributed a Penny Gospel to everyone in the Parish, at the time of the Commonwealth Games.

OTHER CHURCHES AND DENOMINATIONS IN OUR PARISH

The Episcopal Church for a time had no incumbent and their congregation accepted an invitation to join us for worship on the last Sunday of each month for communion during this time. They are now part of a group of churches served by a ministry team from Crieff. The members of the Episcopal Church are also invited to join us every year for our Harvest Thanksgiving Service. We continue to look for ways in which we can share resources and energy with our friends in the Episcopal Church.The Roman Catholic congregation meets on Sunday afternoons in the Episcopal Church building. They are served by a priest from Callander.The World Day of Prayer Service is often held in the Church’s Community Rooms. The congregation and participants are drawn from the Catholic Church, the Episcopal Church and the Church of Scotland.

Support for home and overseas charities

  • Borderline – annual retiring offering from Watchnight service
  • The Guild charities – The Guild supports several charities over the course of the year
  • CAP – prayer support for Aberfeldy debt centre and three trained money coaches who have delivered a Money Management Course to young people at Abernethy
  • The Real Easter Egg/Advent Calendar – on sale in church for the last couple of years
  • Christian Aid – an annual service during May and occasionally a fundraising event such as a quiz night has been held
  • Fairtrade – an annual service during Fairtrade Fortnight
  • Presbytery Foodbank – Non-perishable gifts from the harvest and a retiring collection were donated to the Food bank in Stirling