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new year web A Message from Rev. Kenneth Gray

One of my earliest memories is of standing with my Dad outside my Grandparents house just before midnight on the 31st December.  They lived in Fife and I can still feel the biting wind making me shiver as we stood waiting for the New Year to arrive.

My Dad would carry a piece of coal and a bottle of whisky whilst I held a cherry cake!!  When the clock struck midnight we would hurry inside and wish everyone a Happy New Year!  When I became a little older I would be allowed to walk to my uncle and aunt’s house who lived nearby and there other friends would arrive who would begin to talk about the ‘the good old days’ and when I got to find out things about my dad which I would never have known otherwise!!  As the years passed I realised that my generation was growing up; whilst our parents were getting older.
That is our tradition in Scotland but around the world everyone celebrates New Year in one way or another, but not always at the same time!
For Christians the interesting thing is that the history of the world is split into two periods; one before Jesus, the other after his birth.
If someone is so special that time itself is measured by his coming into the world then isn’t he someone who we should try to get to know.
For the next few weeks our theme is going to be “Getting to know Jesus better”
On behalf of everyone at Freeland Church have a very Happy New Year.

 

 
 

Welcome to Freeland Church. We are a lively, family -orientated church located on the main street of Bridge of Weir. We have two services on  Sundays, morning and evening. You can find out more about our services by looking at the calendar or by clicking here. We are a group of people from diverse backgrounds and different worship traditions who have a common faith in Jesus Christ and together seek to share something of His love and truth with the local community. ThFreeland-Chroughout the week there is a range of activities for the youngest to the oldest. The best way to get to know us is to come along to something that is happening at the church. Meantime you can find out a bit more by browsing the pages of this site or by contacting us by email or phone. We look forward to meeting you!

In 2013 we celebrated the 275th anniversary of Freeland Church with a variety of special services and events. During Bridge of Weir Gala Week in June  members processed behind a specially decorated float in the Gala Day parade

dressed in the costume of 1738 to highlight the congregation’s 275 years of work and witness in the local community.