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\HOLY TRINITY & ST BARNABAS' CHURCH Tomorrow, at 10am, we will be celebrating the Third Sunday of Epiphany.

All people are welcome to worship with us and, if you are baptised in any denomination, you are most welcome to take the Communion with us as well.

We invite you to join us after our service at our coffee time and enjoy a hot drink and a sausage roll or a biscuit or two.

On Wednesday, at 10.30am, our mid-week Communion service will commemorate the conversion of St Paul.

Paul, originally known as Saul, was on his way to Damascus around AD33-36 to seek out followers of Jesus to bring them back to Jerusalem for questioning and possible execution.

On the way, he encountered the risen Christ and was converted as a follower himself.

On Wednesday and Friday evenings every week of the year, at 7pm, the St Vincent de Paul Society Ozanam Centre provides free hot meals, to all who show up, in our church hall. No registration or pre-booking is required.

On Thursdays, from 10.30am till 3.30pm, the Cornerstone Drop-in Centre is open in our church hall. All are welcome to come in, have a warm drink and, at lunch hour a light, hot meal is also served.

Check, or the window at the main entrance of the church for the full list of worship services.

\PAISLEY METHODIST CHURCH Leading us in worship tomorrow is Reverend Colin Groom. This is also a Communion service, to which all are welcome.

The service and Sunday School start at 11am.

Thinking of coming back to church? Then why not come and join us? Remember, you are always welcome in the house of the Lord.

There is tea/coffee after the service, so stay for a chat.

On Wednesday, bible study is in the Trinity Room at 10.30am.

\CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Tomorrow, meetings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Glenburn Road, Paisley, start at 10am with our Priesthood, Relief Society, Youth and Primary classes for the children.

All Sunday school classes begin at 11am, with the adult class beginning its year-long course of study.

Our family worship service will start at 11.50am and be conducted by Raymond Murray, a member of Paisley Ward bishopric.

A warm welcome awaits members, friends and visitors alike.

Both Young Men and Young Women organisations meet this Tuesday at 7.30pm.

The ward Burns Supper will be held on Friday, at 7pm, in the church.

For catering purposes, those attending should give their names to the Relief Society president asap.

The church supports Paisley and East Renfrewshire foodbanks and any donations of non-perishable goods and toiletries are welcomed and should be placed in the box on the stage of the cultural hall.

The Family History Centre is open to the public every Tuesday between 10am and 3pm.

The website may prove helpful to those researching their family history.

Find out more about the church at \KILBARCHAN PARISH CHURCH Tomorrow, worship is at 11am and creche and Junior Church meet in the hall from 10.45am. All are welcome and for tea or coffee in the hall afterwards.

STOW BRAE KIRK \The service tomorrow will be led by our minister, Rev Robert Craig.

The congregation, Teen Spirit, Sunday School and creche will meet as usual at 11am.

After the service, why not join in continued fellowship over a cup of tea or coffee in the large hall? On Monday, the Guild looks forward to hearing Major Deanne Dougan, of the Salvation Army, who will give a talk. This takes place in the large hall at 7.30pm and new members are always welcome.

The Friendly Hour has Stephen Clancy coming to talk on The Family of Threads. This will take place on Tuesday, at 2pm, in the large hall and all are welcome.

\OAKSHAW TRINITY CHURCH Our Saturday Club, for ages primary seven and upwards, meets this afternoon, from 1pm to 4pm, in the church hall. Badminton, table tennis, archery and other activities will be available.

Morning worship tomorrow at 11am will be conducted by Rev Gordon Armstrong.

In the evening, the Fellowship Group meets at 7pm in the session house.

On Wednesday, at 7pm, in Oakshaw Trinity Church, the United Reformed Church will hold a valedictory service for David Scott, one or our members.

\MARTYRS' SANDYFORD CHURCH Tomorrow morning's service of worship at King Street will be conducted by Rev Ken Mayne and at Montgomery Road the 'Year of Young People' will be marked when we hear of adventures experienced by two young people. Rev Mhairi Breingan will lead worship.

A warm welcome awaits you at either venue and you are invited to continue fellowship together after the service when tea/coffee will be served.

Sunday Schools will be available for the younger members of our congregation.

The next meeting of The Guild is on Tuesday at Montgomery Road, at 7.30pm and will include a Burns Supper.

The Friday Cafe will be held at King Street, from 10am to noon, where all will be made most welcome.

\THOMAS COATS MEMORIAL CHURCH Our service in the main hall tomorrow at 11am will be conducted by Rev Theo Corney. All are welcome to refreshments after the service.

Paisley Photographic Society will be meeting on Monday and Friday.

TCM Choral Society is meeting on Tuesday.

\NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH The theme of tomorrow's 11am service, conducted by Rev Jack Dunion, is 'Feeding of the 5,000'. There's tea, coffee and chat afterwards.

PAISLEY ABBEY \Services for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany will be 11am Holy Communion and 4pm Ecumenical service.

At 11am, the Communion setting will be Byrd's Mass for Four Voices and the anthem will be O taste and see, by Vaughan Williams.

At 4pm, we will welcome people to the Ecumenical service, marking the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, using material produced for the occasion by churches of the Caribbean region for the ecumenical body Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. All are very welcome to attend this service.

The abbey, gift shop and coffee shop are normally open daily Monday to Saturday, from 10am to 3.30pm. The shop has a wide variety of gifts, toys, souvenirs, jewellery and cards.

Guided tours (suggested donation PS3) are available most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm just turn up at the cloisters entrance of the abbey.

\SHERWOOD GREENLAW CHURCH Last Sunday, we had a welcome return by our minister, Rev John Murning, and we all appreciated having him back with us. Tomorrow, we welcome everyone to our morning service at 11am, followed by tea and coffee in the hall at our Sunday Break.

On Monday, our Guild will be having their annual dinner.

Wednesday Worship, which is an informal service, is at 10.45am.

This coming week, our speaker will be Jack McHugh. It will be a pleasure to welcome Jack, who was our locum minister, back amongst us.

As always, visitors and friends will be most welcome and the service will be followed by tea and coffee in the hall.

\JOHNSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH Come along and join us in our divine service tomorrow, at 11am, and our prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7pm. Bring your family and friends for a wonderful time. All are welcome.

\ST MATTHEW'S CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Tomorrow's morning worship at St Matthew's is at 11am and evening worship is at 6.30pm, when Holy Communion will be celebrated during the service.

In the 20 minutes prior to both services, there is opportunity for a quiet time of prayer.

Children have their own programme in the hall during morning worship and creche facilities are available for younger children.

Enjoy fellowship over tea and coffee after both services.

On Sunday, January 28, after morning worship, there will be a soup and sweet lunch in aid of the Mozambique mission project.

Following lunch, the congregation will meet for its annual business meeting.

All midweek activities are now underway again following the Christmas/New Year break and details of these can be found at


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Publication:Paisley Daily Express (Paisley, Scotland)
Date:Jan 20, 2018
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