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As the Church year moves from the season of Easter into Pentecost, we are reminded of the birth of the Christian Church.
Pentecost is really the birth of the church, when the disciples were gifted with the Holy Spirit, when they found they could communicate with all they met, and were able to pass on the Love of God to all.
Jesus was no longer with them in a physical presence, He was with them in a Spiritual presence now, and he had commanded them to go and preach to the nations.
A daunting thought for these ordinary men, who came from all walks of life. But they followed their instructions and so the Church was born.
Much has changed since those days, they had to travel on foot or by donkey, no phones, no cars, no internet! How would they mange!
But that is exactly what they did, they preached the love of God to all they met, they encouraged others to live the Christian life and take God into their hearts.
There were no fancy church buildings then and most of the meetings took place in people’s homes. And soon the word spread.
To this day we recognise how our church began, although there have been many changes to worship, to preaching, to prayer and even our approach to God.
Here in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church we seek to follow the disciples example, we welcome all who come to us, we share the fellowship and most of we share the great love of God our Father, Jesus the Son and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to all who enter through our door.
Go in peace, Go in love, and go with the Lord.
Posted: 07 Jul 2019
Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church Summer Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 27 th July in Dalbeattie Town Hall 10am – 11.30am. Admission will be £2. Please bring any items you may have for the raffle, tombola and bric-a-brac stall from next week onwards. We are also wanting good quality paperback books. Perishable goods for the cake stall and for serving with tea and coffee will be asked for nearer the time.
Posted: 12 Feb 2019
The very successful Guild Coffee Morning held in the Church Centre on Saturday 9th February raised a grand total of £800.50 with donations still coming in.
will take place on Sunday 21st July at 7.00 pm
will be held on 27 July in Dalbeattie Town Hall
will be held after the Worship Group Service on Sunday 28 July.
Churches Together with God Service will take place on Sunday 21st July in St Peter’s at 7.00pm. All are very welcome
Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church Summer Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 27th July in Dalbeattie Town Hall 10am – 11.30am. Admission will be £2. Please bring any items you may have for the raffle, tombola and bric-a-brac stall from next week onwards. We are also wanting good quality paperback books. Perishable goods for the cake stall and for serving with tea and coffee will be asked for nearer the time. This is one of our major fundraising events and is always well supported by church members and the wider public. Please make a note of the date! Please contact Morag McMickan for further information.
On Sunday 28th July the Worship Group Service will be having a Souper Sunday Service in aid of HIV/Aids. This will be a joint service with URR. After the Service soup bread, tea or coffee and biscuits will be served in the Church Centre. Donations will be in aid of World Mission HIV/Aids project. We hope everyone will come along and share in the fellowship as well as raising funds for HIV/Aids.