Our church has opened wide the doors and, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, says to you...
SPOTLIGHT on YOUTH!
Two concerts of beautiful music, performed by young singers of Moffat.
Please do come and support them, enjoy their musicmaking and then join with their families and friends for refreshments.
Sunday 29th May at 4pm
MOFFAT CHILDREN'S CHOIR & FRIENDS
Music by Britten, Bruckner, Rachmaninov and Tallis, followed by the vocal fun-filled romp which is Jonah Man Jazz!
Sunday 12th June at 2pm
YOUNG SINGERS' SONG RECITAL
Solo singers aged between 9 and 16 will perform music by Handel, Mozart, Schubert and Brahms, together with showsongs and folksong arrangements.
Accompanied by pianist Katharine Durran
PARTY REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL!
Information Sessions: St Andrews Redevelopment Project
Come and join us on Tuesday 24th May 2-3.30pm or Thursday 26th May 7-8.30pm to find out more about St Andrew’s Redevelopment Project. Tea/coffee, Speakers, Artist impressions, Architect, Q&A.
We look forward to welcoming you
Faith Impact Forum
Sharing a letter from Faith Impact Forum about how Church of Scotland Presbyteries and Congregations can support the people of Ukraine at this time.
Slimming World Moffat Tuesdays at 5.45pm in St Andrews Church Hall, new and returning members always welcome, the kettle is on.
Homes for Ukraine
We have been asked to share the information below from our Dumgal Council colleague as they have been receiving many calls to ask about Ukrainian Home Scheme:
Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme Launches
UK individuals, charities, community groups and businesses can now record their interest in supporting Ukrainians fleeing the war through the government’s new Homes for Ukraine scheme.
The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, has today (14 March 2022) launched a webpage for sponsors to record their interest, ahead of Phase One of the scheme opening for applications this Friday.
The Homes for Ukraine scheme will allow individuals, charities, community groups and businesses in the UK to bring Ukrainians to safety – including those with no family ties to the UK.
Phase One of the scheme will allow sponsors in the UK to nominate a named Ukrainian or a named Ukrainian family to stay with them in their home or in a separate property.
Record your interest on the Homes for Ukraine webpage
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Michael Gove said:
The courage shown by the Ukrainian people in the face of devastation caused by the invasion of their great country is nothing short of remarkable.
The United Kingdom has a long and proud history of helping others in their hour of need and our new Homes for Ukraine scheme offers a lifeline to those who have been forced to flee.
I’m asking people across our country who can provide a home for Ukrainians to consider being sponsors.
Local Government Association Chairman, Cllr James Jamieson said:
The humanitarian crisis caused by the Ukraine invasion is heart-breaking. Councils are ready to help new arrivals from Ukraine settle in the UK and to support communities who wish to offer assistance to those fleeing the devastating conflict.
Councils will be central in helping families settle into their communities and access public services, including schools, public health and other support, including access to trauma counselling.
Sanctuary Foundation Director, Dr Krish Kandiah said:
In 1939 the people of the UK opened their hearts and homes to children fleeing from the Nazis and we look back on that ‘Kinder Transport’ as an act of culture-defining hospitality. With the invasion of Ukraine the largest refugee crisis in Europe since the second world war is unfolding.
I welcome with great enthusiasm the UK government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. Sanctuary Foundation has already had over 7,000 pledges of sponsorship and I stand ready both personally and professionally to be part of this extraordinary welcome of Ukrainian refugees.
Co-Director of Reset Communities and Refugees, Kate Brown said:
We warmly welcome the introduction of a way in which communities in the UK can open their doors to welcome those who so urgently need help. We have seen that, when communities come together to welcome those seeking sanctuary, they can make a huge impact, transforming the lives of so many whilst offering safety to those who need it.
Individual sponsors will be asked to provide homes or a spare room rent-free for as long as they are able, with a minimum stay of 6 months. In return, they will receive £350 per month.
Those who have a named Ukrainian they wish to sponsor should contact them directly and prepare to fill in a visa application, with the application launching on Friday 18 March.
Charities, faith groups and local community organisations are also helping to facilitate connections between individuals, for potential sponsors who do not have a named contact.
Ukrainians arriving in the UK under this scheme will be granted 3 years leave to remain, with entitlement to work, and access benefits and public services.
Applicants will be vetted and will undergo security checks.
For more information or to record interest visit the Homes for Ukraine webpage. Sponsors will be kept updated on the scheme.
Office address and general enquiries
2 Marsham Street
General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000
Walking the Way
Ally Kirkwood and her daughter Jen are Ally and Jen are walking all 96 miles of the West Highland Way in aid of the wonderful Kitega Community Centre in Uganda. To find out more and make a donation, click here: Just Giving page
New dance class
A new dance class aimed at 2-3 year olds is starting in the church hall on Monday 18th April 10-11am. Classes are being run by Limara from Inspire dance company in Lockerbie.
All are welcome with an adult.
New hall booking system
We have a new system available for booking the Church Hall. To enquire about renting the space, please visit the "Bookings" tab of this website and fill out the enquiry form - the hall convener will get back to you as soon as possible. The new "What's On" calendar below may also be useful to you in seeing what the Hall availability is like on your chosen date(s).
A new way to donate
We would like to introduce you to a new method for giving financial donations to St Andrew’s Church. This is not to replace free-will offering envelopes, standing orders or direct debits that are already set up, but is an additional, convenient way for any other donations to reach the church.
To donate, either scan the QR code below using the camera on your smartphone, or click on the poster on the left to go directly to the donation page.
WELCOMING YOU HOME
To all who are weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for comfort;
to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a saviour;
to all who are idle and look for service; to all who are strangers and want fellowship;
to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whomsoever will come;
our church has opened wide the doors and, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, says to you...
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are a Church of Scotland congregation situated in the beautiful market town of Moffat, in Southwest Scotland.
We are delighted to have the linked Parishes of Kirkpatrick Juxta and Wamphray affiliated with our congregation in Moffat.
We are delighted to welcome you to join us for our weekly worship at 11.15am each Sunday.
A very warm welcome awaits all.
The children are a treasured part of our congregation, as well as the wider community here in Moffat.
St Andrew's Church offers a range of regular and one-off events for all ages and interests throughout the year.
HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH
Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
where all God's children dare to seek, to dream God's reign anew.
Here the cross will stand as witness and as symbol of God's grace; here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:
All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.