Our church has a happy and vibrant Sunday School, re-named The Sunrays by the children themselves. They meet 10am to 11am, and cater for children up to 12 years. Children under 3 years must be accompanied by an adult. Resource books for bible lessons are from "On The Way" series, incorporating different activities for each age group. Three teachers and seven helpers work on a rota system.
The Sunray's Superintendent is Mrs Alison McAuley, and she has a band of willing helpers. They go on outings, BBQ's, Easter egg hunts, hold an Easter bonnet parade, and present the Nativity play. Santa has regularly visited the Christmas party. The children give us lots of smiles and laughter on a Sunday at the beginning of our service.
The Sunrays Room can be seen in the Photo Gallery.
Mrs Janet McLeod had a special evening - a 'Pew Polishing Party' - when all the church woodwork gets polished. The first time this happened she brought seven tins of polish, we all got stuck in, and after a while there was a lot of giggling going on. It was not until someone read the label on one of the tins (stating we were to use this polish in rooms well ventilated) that the reason became apprarent, which just caused even more laughter. We were all on a "high" that night!
Janet also organises the Ceilidh, which is just before Harvest Thanksgiving and held in the Village Hall. This is a really great evening, and the things she has us doing! One year, some of the ladies of the church were the seven dwarfs. The problem was some of us had to double up as there were not enough dwarfs. There was music, dancing, and singing, and of course food. You can't have a Ceildh without plenty of good food!
Every year we have an Easter Tearoom, with a very good committee that gets it running smoothly. It runs over two days, Saturday and Sunday. There's lots to eat, three or four types of soup with rolls, salmon salads, scones, and cakes. There are stalls for books, plants, homemade cakes and jams, hand made crafts, and much much more. The money raised goes towards the Fabric Fund for the church. This Tearoom is held in the Village Hall.
There's a church outing to Ayr - two buses are needed - and great fun is had by all, young and old alike.
There is a joint Choir with our partner church Leswalt. If you are interested do contact Mrs Jane Sloan..01776870243.
Kirkcolm has a Watchnight Service, Leswalt has a Christingle Service, both on Christmas Eve. The later is a very popular service. It's early in the evening, the story of Christingle is told and oranges are prepared with red ribbons round them, a candle in the top, plus four cocktail sticks with soft fruit sweets pushed on them. If you want to know why come along and find out!
Kirkcolm has provided the wider church with two ministers - as it happens, Mother and Daughter - Mary and Sheila Munro, and both presently active. Also, two of our elders have been presbytery Moderators, Nena Dinnes and Graham Comery. Currently, we have two presbytery elders - Mrs Lesley M Allen Graham Comery,who as a church of Scotland Reader, is a Corresponding Member.
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If you have anything you think would be of interest please get in touchwith the minister or myself our contact betails are on the Who's Who page.