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Cathcart United Free Church of Scotland
Cathcart United FreeChurch of Scotland

Future Events

These are future events at Cathcart UF or elsewhere outwith our regular activities.



ALPHA COURSE 21/02/18 (Week 6)

Alpha Course

Cathcart Trinity Church

Wednesday 17th January - Wednesday 21st March 2018

7pm - 9pm

Week 6 of the current Alpha Course at Cathcart Trinity Church.
Don’t worry if you missed the fist 5 weeks of this 10 week course, you can still come along.


Suffering, hardship, broken relationships, seeking a deeper relationship with God, prayer life, how to serve and tell others about our faith.

The good news is that this Alpha course features all these central themes and questions.


Each evening starts off with a light supper together, then
a short film from Alpha where the BIG questions in life are explored. We then break into small groups to discuss our thoughts, and explore the questions each film presents.

The course is free of charge.  Each evening concludes at 9pm prompt and the course finishes on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

Why not make a New Year’s resolution to explore those questions?


We would like to take this opportunity to invite each of you to this course, and maybe to bring a neighbour, work colleague, or a friend along with you.


All are welcome and no question is too BIG or small for God.

#LiveLent 2018 21/02/18 (Week 2)

#LiveLent 2018

Cathcart UF, Cathcart Trinity, & Cathcart Baptist Churches

Wednesday 14th February - Wednesday 21st March

7.30pm - 8.45pm

#LiveLent - Let Your Light Shine takes you on a six week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness.


Through Lent, Cathcart UF, Cathcart Trinity and Cathcart Baptist Congregations will be taking part in Lent Studies called "Live Lent".  There are daily readings as well as the opportunity to participate in weekly times of discussion and prayer.  Booklets of readings are available, the material can also be accessed online.


For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day there is a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives.


Weekly gatherings will be on

  • Wed 14th February 7.30pm Cathcart Trinity Church Sanctuary (Ash Wednesday prayer space)
  • Wed 21st February 7.30pm Cathcart UF Church
  • Wed 28th February 7.30pm Cathcart Baptist Church
  • Wed 7th March 7.30pm Cathcart UF Church
  • Wed 14th March 7.30pm Cathcart Baptist Church
  • Wed 21st March 7.30pm Cathcart UF Church


This is a great opportunity to explore faith with others, to deepen relationships and grow in faith together. Anyone interested is welcome.


To find out more about #LiveLent 2018 and to get resources such as the #LiveLent app vist here



World Day of Prayer - Cathcart District Service

Newlands South Church

Friday 2nd March 2018


The World Day of Prayer worship service has a special annual theme which is developed by women of a different country each year. A national committee then prepares an order of service on that theme.


This year's service comes from Suriname and the theme is:

All God’s Creation Is Very Good.


The service will be held in Newlands South Church, 2 Langside Drive.


For more info about World Day of Prayer click here.

THE COMMISSION 2018 03/03/18

Christian Men Together's The Commission 2018

Newton Mearns Baptist Church

2 Greenfarm Road G77 6FA

Saturday 3nd March 2018

9.30am - 4.30pm

Christian Men Together are just as pleased as John Lennox and Jeremy McQuoid and hope you are too. They will both be speaking at The Commission in early March 2018.


John Lennox will speak on "Confidence in Creation". John is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is a Christian apologist and has written a number of books, including "Seven Days that Divide the World".


Jeremy McQuoid will speak on "Confidence in the Cross". Jeremy is senior pastor at Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Aberdeen. He is a frequent speaker at the Keswick Convention and is well-known to regular attenders at The Commission. He has written a number of books including "The Amazing Cross".


Have you booked your place?


On-line bookings have now begun so why not take advantage of the special early bird price of £14 for the day. This will include tea/coffee and a light lunch. Book early to avoid disappointment.




Roll Back The Years Disco

Cathcart Trinity Church

Saturday 3rd March

7.15pm - 9.30pm

Once again Cathcart Trinity Church are hosting a family-friendly Roll Back The Years Disco - just for sheer fun!

Supporting Scripture Union (SU) Scotland, it will be held on 3rd March and will feature resident DJ Stuart McCloy.


Drinks and nibbles will be provided.


Entry is free.


Come along and bring your family and friends.


SU Scotland have a vision to see young people exploring the Bible and responding to the significance of Jesus. For more info see here.


Glasgow Southside Churches Prayer Breakfast

Croftfoot United Free Church

Saturday 10th March

8.30am - 10am

Joint prayer breakfasts take place quarterly, rotating around various churches on the south side of Glasgow.


All are welcome to join for a time of fellowship around the breakfast table, followed by a time of prayer.


The next joint prayer breakfast will be held at Croftfoot United Free Church on Saturday 10th March 2018, starting at 8.30am.


If you are interested in attending, directions can be found here.



Polar Explorers

Cathcart Baptist Church

Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th April

10am - 12noon

Easter is around the corner!

Cathcart Youth Ministry Partnership are really excited about their second Easter Holiday Club, Polar Explorers, taking place on the Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings of the second week of the school holidays (11th - 13th April 2018) in Cathcart Baptist Church from 10am - 12noon.


All P1 - P7 very welcome - bring any friends along too!


If you are interested in being part of the team please email Cara at 



CYMP would love it if you could collect kitchen roll tubes for them over the next few weeks. Watch out for a shopping list of other items soon.


LADIES DAY 06/06/18

United Free Church of Scotland Women's Home and Overseas Committee Ladies' Day 2018

Salutation Hotel, Perth

Wednesday 6th June

11.45am - 3.30pm

It's going to be different this year.....

We are going to be Ladies Who Lunch!


Where - The Moncrieffe Suite, Salutation Hotel, Perth, PH2 8PH.

When - Wednesday 6th June, 11.45am

Carriages - 3.30pm


What to Expext...

Picture the Moncrieffe Suite, take out the 200 chairs and transform the room back into a banqueting room. Imagine twenty-five tables seating eight, sitting with your friends and making new ones, lively chat and fellowship and being served a two course meal. Add in an inspirational / devotional / motivational speaker, reflection and no washing up. Can you picture it? Are you interested? Read on.....



The day is subsidised by the Women's Home and Overseas Committee and the charge is £10 per person. Traditionally there has never been a charge for Ladies' Day but food has never been included. The Committee will, as usual meet all other costs, i.e., hall hire, flowers, etc., (all the boring stuff!) and the charge only covers the meal, teas and coffees.


Why the change?

We have listened to the feedback that has been received over the years and acted on it. You wanted a shorter day; a later start; more time for fellowship; an extension to the Reid Bar to save you going out in the rain to buy lunch .... We couldn't extend the premises so we thought, let's shake it up, meet around tables to facilitate conversation and fellowship, have a good meal, a speaker, time for interaction and building relationships with each other.


What would the programme be?

(Timings approximate and may change slightly)

11.45 Arrival and Shown to your table / Introductions

12.10 Opening Praise

12.15 Welcome - Convener's Remarks

12.45 Moderator's Musings

13.00 Lunch is served

14.00 Speaker

14.25 Soloist

14.30 Reflections (tea / coffee / scones will be served at this point)

15.00 Round up by Speaker

15.15 Convener Retires. Introduction of New Vice Convener

15.25 Closing remarks

15.30 Departure


Who can come?

Everyone is welcome to attend, and you are encouraged to bring a friend, fill a car, hire a bus. Two hundred can be accommodated in the Moncrieffe Suite. There isn't any parking at the hotel but there is parking close by and passengers can be dropped off at the front of the hotel.

If you have any special requirements regarding mobility, etc., please let us know and we will do our utmost to assist where possible.


Speaker -

The Committee have asked Mrs Ibby MacIver to be the keynote speaker. Ibby is a member of the Free Church of Scotland, belongs to and taught in Caithness, before marrying a Black Isle Farmer 40 years ago! She also spent 25 years as a part-time administrator in the SU office in Inverness. She enjoys taking snapshots and using the results to make, write and send cards.


Theme - "The Gleanings of a Shepherd's Wife"

Ibby explains that "The Gleanings of a Shepherd's Wife" is a PowerPoint Presentation, recording God-given experiences I had over some months, as I observed the work of the shepherd and the life of the sheep. Each snapshot slide is interspersed with an appropriate Scripture verse telling a truth, all based around the person of Jesus, the Good Shepherd and the Gospel message".


Reflection -

There will be a time to talk informally over tea and scones with others at your table and reflect on Ibby's address.


Menu -

There is a choice of four main meals accompanied by diluting juice and a selection of scones and jams served with tea and coffee and it is full waitress service. Please see booking form for choices. A children's menu is available (for pre schools only) priced £4.95. The hotel will warm any pre-packed baby food. Please let us know if you require a gluten free or vegan option.



Grab your glad rags and handbags and print and complete the booking form in the link below, returning it to:- Ladies' Day 2018, United Free Church of Scotland, 11 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR by 15th May. We look forward to welcoming you.



United Free Church of Scotland Women's Presbyterial Annual Conference Weekend

Carronvale House Conference & Training Centre, Larbert

Friday 5th October - Sunday 7th October 2018


This years Women's Presbyterial Conference Weekend, to be held from 5th to 7th October, will once again take place at Carronvale House Conference & Training Centre in Larbert.


This year's speaker will be Wemyss Billows, an inspiring speaker who we are confident will provide an informative, uplifting and thought-provoking time, both on the Friday evening and the Saturday morning.


There will be entertainment on the Saturday evening, which has always proved to be an enjoyable time. This years entertainment will be provided by Sauchie Community Choir and their leader, Craig Millar, who is a fantastic soloist.


The ladies once again hope to go to the local chuch on the Sunday morning. This is a very well attended church and the ladies are always made very welcome. After the service the ladies can go through into the church halls (where Traidcraft items are sold) and have a welcome cuppa and chat. Over the years the ladies have enjoyed wonderful fellowship in this way.


The cost for the extra-long weekend has gone up slightly - £104 for sharing a room and £116 for a single room. It must be stressed that the single rooms are in short supply, so it will be a matter of first come first served, so early booking is advised.


All meals and teas/coffees are included in the price.


If you cannot be there for the whole weekend perhaps you would like to go for part of the weeekend.

In the past some ladies have joined for the Friday evening meal and left after lunch on Saturday - this year this would be at a cost of £65.

Some peolpe have also come as day delegates - this would be at a cost of £15 (includes tea/coffee and a meal).


If you are interested in attending all or part of the weekend contact Kathleen Johnston, the Cathcart UF Women's Association Secretary here.


For info on Carronvale House see here.

Check back here regularly to find out what events are coming up.

Please email office@cathcartuf.org.uk if you have any questions about the above events.

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