August-September 2017














































 August / September 2017    









Charity No: SC002545




























































30 July             10.00am           Joint Service in Carnoustie Church


06 August         10.00am           Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

13                     9.30am             Morning Worship

14                     7.15pm             Kirk Session

20                     9.30am             Morning Worship

21                     1.45pm             Knitting for Others Group Open Meeting

                        7.30pm             Mission & Discipleship Team – Philip Hall

27                     9.30am             Morning Worship

31                     2.00pm             Guild Afternoon Teas – Barry Church Hall


03 September   9.30am             Morning Worship

06                     3.00pm             Afternoon Service @ Braehill Lodge

07                     2.15pm             Guild Meeting – Mike Goss ‘Go in Love’

09                     10.00am           BB Coffee Morning

10                     9.30am             Morning Worship – Guild Dedication

17                     9.30am             Morning Worship

21                     2.30pm             Afternoon Communion @ Brookfield RHE

24                     9.30am             Morning Worship

28                     2.00pm             Guild Afternoon Teas – Barry Church Hall

01                     9.30am             Morning Worship – Harvest Thanksgiving





Holiday Club    10.00am – 12noon        Monday 7th – Friday 11th August







Who’s who in Barry Parish Church?



Minister                                           Rev Michael Goss 410194


Ordained Local Minister               Rev Dougal Edwards                                                         852666


Session Clerk                                 Mrs Jan Scott        852884


 Treasurer                                       Mr Malcolm Sim    852564


FWO and Gift Aid Organiser        Mr Malcolm Sim    852564                                                        


Roll Keeper                                     Mrs Jan Scott        852884


Organist                                          Mark Spalding                                                                                                                        

Sunday School Superintendent   Rev Michael Goss 410194


Property Convenor                        Mr Edwin Hughes 550593


Mission Partner Correspondent  Mr Graham Suttie             


Church Officer                               Mr Iain Ogilvie


Flower Organiser                           Mrs Shirley Murison                                                         410062                    


Child Protection Contact              Evelyn Baker


Life and Work Organiser              Mrs Jan Scott        852884


Newsletter Editor                           Mr Malcolm Sim                852564



Guild Contact                                 Mrs Shirley Murison         410062                                   


Prayer Focus


We offer these thoughts to add to your own prayers;


1. Path of Renewal – Pray for God’s purpose through this movement and through our own responses to seek His renewal in our congregations.

2. Carnoustie: Panbride – Pray for the other congregation in our town, as they begin the search for a new Minister, and for Dougal as he serves as Locum there.

3. Yemen – Remember the suffering of so many as a result of war and disease, and pray for peace in this troubled land.




Door Duties


06 August                     Joint Service in Carnoustie Church

13                                 MS                               Peter Ramsay

20                                 MS                               Mabel Gordon

27                                 MS                               Eddie Hughes

03 September               MS                               Jan Scott

10                                 MS                               Shirley Murison

17                                 MS                               David Pattullo

24                                 MS                               Eileen Ramsay

01 October                   MS                               Peter Ramsay                          



Sunday Tea Rotas


Please note that teas are served after 9.30am service


13 August                     Alice Hughes                Jan Scott

20                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

27                                 Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms

03 September               Shirley Murison           Rosemary Docherty

10                                 Sally McKenzie            Mabel Gordon

17                                 Alice Hughes                Jan Scott

24                                 Patricia Pattullo           Heather McKenzie

01 October                   Eileen Ramsay             Elaine Bottoms




Coming Up

Sun Aug 6th              Joint Service in Carnoustie Church at 10 am

Mon 7th – Fri 11th Aug         Holiday Club 10 am - 12 noon

Fri 11th Aug               Dodgeball Tournament (Secondary School ages)

                                    7 pm               BB Hall

Mon 14th Aug                        Kirk Session

                                    7.15 pm          Barry Church Hall

Mon 21st Aug                        Mission & Discipleship Team

                                    7.30 pm          Philip Hall

Thurs 31st Aug          Barry Guild Afternoon Teas

                                    2 pm               Barry Church Hall

Wed 6th Sept             Afternoon Service

                                    3 pm               Braehill Lodge

Thurs 7th Sept           Barry Guild

                                    2.15 pm          Barry Church Hall

Sat 9th Sept               BB Coffee Morning

                                    10 am             Philip Hall

Sun 10th Sept           Guild Dedication Service

                                    9.30 am          Barry Parish Church

Sun 17th Sept           Messy Church – Eating and Remembering

                                    2.30 pm          Carnoustie Church

Thurs 21st Sept         Afternoon Communion

                                    2.30 pm          Brookfield Residential Home

Thurs 28th Sept         Barry Guild Afternoon Teas

                                    2 pm               Barry Church Hall

Sun 1st Oct                Harvest Thanksgiving

                                    9.30 am          Barry Parish Church

                                    11 am             Carnoustie Church




Congregational Register


“Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”

June 23                     Mrs Sylvia Kettles *

June 30                     Miss Agnes Millar *


Barry Church Website


"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvellous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96: 3 (NIV)


To make sure you don't miss out on any breaking news from Barry Church visit our website which is updated daily. Click on 'News' for reports and other information about all the latest happenings within the Church locally, nationally and worldwide, and scroll through the 'Calendar' page for details of upcoming services, meetings, social events, fundraisers, etc. Choose 'Church Magazine' to view this newsletter online and among the site's other features is a daily Bible verse with an additional option of listening to a reading of the full chapter for that day.

Praise God! Our website continues to grow in popularity, proving a valuable means of outreach to the parish area and beyond. From January 1 to July 10 this year a total of 503,077 hits were registered. The figure for the corresponding period last year was 315,839. A big thank you to all our online followers.


Midweek Focus


Our study series on the New Testament book of James commenced on June 21 and will continue weekly throughout August and September, except for Wednesday, August 2, when group members will be attending Angus Bible Week at Arbroath Town Mission. Why not come along and join us? A warm welcome awaits all interested in sharing in these times of midweek fellowship. Meetings are held at 21 Barry Road on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9 pm (please note new start time). Study notes for the current and previous series can be found on the Midweek Focus page of the church website. For further information, contact Graham Suttie on 01241 852614 or email


Thank you for all the used stamps received recently.

The Church of Scotland World Mission Council has collected stamps for around 40 years. As a result, they have raised money for several projects belonging to their partner churches and organisations. You might think that it is hard to make money from stamps, but Keith Scott, their very own stamp specialist, would disagree. He will sort through the stamps they receive, and will sell them on to buyers. Keith has found a special stamp or two which have been worth a considerable amount, and is able to sell the stamps he receives for a decent amount. The more stamps the better!

This year, the money raised will be donated to the Giffen Institute of Theology (GIT), of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS). The Institute, established in 1974, was the first of its kind. Most of the PCOSS’ ministers will train at GIT, which has a very good reputation. Despite training 75% of the PSCOSS’ ministry workers, GIT has not avoided the troubles faced by South Sudan in recent years. The Institute itself has had to relocate twice because of violence and insecurity. They are now based in Kakuma, a refugee camp in Kenya. In the midst of the violence, their library was burnt to the ground, and all books were lost. The money raised from stamps will go towards providing books for students. Books are a valuable asset to any educational institute, and will provide students with access to knowledge and information needed to become successful graduates.

Aside from providing valuable education, GIT is giving extra support for students, each of whom has suffered from the trauma of war and forced relocation. This support comes in all sorts of interesting shapes and sizes. Those who have experienced trauma may find it difficult to concentrate during lectures. GIT is therefore providing concentration workshops, where students are taught how to focus their minds.

The violence in South Sudan erupted along tribal lines, and many of the students are from different ethnic backgrounds. In order to encourage integration, the Institute will select students from various backgrounds, which provides opportunity for peace building. They are creatively encouraging relationships between diverse groups to grow through developing a football league. Students laugh and joke together as they play, and as a result have built important friendships.

GIT also works towards gender equality, as they challenge the belief held by many that women should not hold leadership roles. Female students are gaining the skills needed to hold leadership roles within the PCOSS, and in doing so are challenging the inequalities faced by women within the South Sudanese community.

You can leave your stamps at the Church door and they will be collected.



Guild News


The Guild restarts on 7 September at 2.15pm and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to an exciting programme of speakers and fellowship.


The Afternoon Tea held in June raised a splendid £190.00.   Big thanks to everyone who helped make it a great success.   The next ones are 27th July, 31st August and 28th September.   Please come along and help make them a big success


The first meeting of the new session is on Thursday 7 September with Rev Mike Goss as speaker.   The talk will be on the Guild Theme ‘Go in Love’.   Previous and new members will be made most welcome.


Sunday 10 September will see the Dedication Service in Church.










Answers to Love Songs Quiz



  1. Love me tender, love me do


  1. Love is a many- splendoured thing


  1. Lay all your love on me


  1. Many can’t buy me love


  1. Love letter in the sand


  1. True Love


  1. Can anybody find me somebody to love?


  1. Be my love


  1. Love, love me do


  1. I love to go a-wandering


  1. My love is like a red, red rose


  1. Love changes everything


  1. April Love


  1. I just called to say I love you


  1. You always hurt the on you love


  1. To, know, know, know him is to love, love, love him


  1. Will you still love me tomorrow?


  1. You can’t hurry love


From the Minister’s Desk

“A time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth.”

John 4: 23

Dear Friends,

In my first few years here I used to be able to take a class from the Primary School around the old Barry cemetery and the old West Church ruins.  It was a good opportunity to connect young folk with the history of the community.

The ruins were also a reminder of the fact there were once two congregations in Barry, not so very long ago.  Now, the primary school has also gone, and it is too far to bring pupils from Burnside, though sometimes I show them a photograph or two on their whiteboards.

Most communities have buildings that mark the passing of former institutions like schools and congregations.  The old primary school buildings are still there, though with a different function.  And sometimes we must wonder if Barry Parish Church will go the same way, left as an abandoned building of what used to be.  The congregation is dwindling and aging, and finances are tight.

Which is where the Path of Renewal programme comes in.  The Church of Scotland Panel of Review and Reform set up the Path of Renewal two years ago in response to the story of decline common to many congregations, and to the denomination as a whole.

It is still a new programme, but already the first forty pilot congregations have seen encouragement to embark on change and renewal.  Now the next group of congregations is being sought, and the Kirk Sessions of Barry and Carnoustie have agreed to make a joint application.

Seeing the signs of the times and the state of the congregations, the challenge is there for us all.  Do we want to leave behind another ruin in Barry?  Or even a ‘former Church’ in some other use?  Or are we prepared to face the challenges of change and renewal that can lead to new life and a future for our congregation?

None of this will happen simply by will-power.  Above all, we require to seek prayerfully for God’s Spirit to move among us and direct our paths.  But we too must be open to His work, and to the new things He might do among us.

May this be the start of a great new adventure for our congregation and parish!

Yours in the Grace and Peace of our Risen Lord, Jesus Christ.

Mike Goss


Finance Statement


Balance per Statement at 31/12/16                                        £2,323.06                               

Income                                                                                    £11,398.35

Expenditure                                                                             £12,222.61


Balance in Bank at 30 June 2017                                        £1,498.80


The treasurer is very grateful to all who have managed to upgrade their giving in these trying times.   2017 will be a challenging year so if some more can find a way to upgrade their giving it would make such a difference to the church coffers.


Flower Calendar


06 August                                                        13        Graham Suttie

20                                                                    27        Mike & Rhona Goss


03 September.                                                10        Sally Mckenzie

17                                                                    24        Helen Dewar


Anyone wishing to put flowers in the church should put their name on the flower calendar at church door or speak to Shirley Murison.         


Readers Rotas

Date                                        Reading                      Prayers

06 August                                Shirley Murison                      

13                                            Jan Scott                    

20                                            Graham Suttie

27                                            Iain Ogilvie

03 September                         Jan Scott

10                                            Shirley Murison

17                                            Malcolm Sim              

24                                            Hugh McKenzie

01 October                              Iain Ogilvie


Cleaning Rota


W/C 07 August                        Patricia Pattullo, Hugh & Heather McKenzie

W/C 21 August                        Rosemary Docherty, Jan Scott, Eddie Hughes

W/C 04 September.                Lorna Yule, Eileen Ramsay, Elaine Bottoms

W/C 18 September                 Shirley Murison , Mina Robertson

W/C 02 October                      Grace Byars, Sylvia Knowles, Malcolm Sim




 Love Songs Quiz

All the songs below have the word ‘love’ in the title or in the first line.   How many can you name?


e.g.        AYNIL                     All you need is love


  1. L M T, L M T
  2. L I A M-ST
  3. L A Y L O M
  4. M C B M L
  5. L L I T S
  6. T L
  7. C A F M S T L
  8. B M L
  9. L, L M D
  10. I L T G A-W
  11. M L I L A R, R R
  12. L C E
  13. A L
  14. I J C T S I L Y
  15. Y A H T O Y L
  16. T K, K, K H I T L, L, L H
  17. W Y S L M T
  18. Y C H L


It’s not that easy but give it a go.   Answers are on next page.

No peeking!!!



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