Minister's Message

It is a real pleasure and privilege to be able to write those words and to take time to share a few thoughts with you.

Upcoming Events

Christmas parties for the children of the parish.  See posters in the village for details.

Children of the Sunday Club and Team JC will present their Nativity play at the Lauder service.

Channelkirk church (refreshments afterwards)

a short service in Lauder church

will be held in The Lodge, tickets will be available in early January from Ian and Christine Brotherston


Requires Volunteers to act as stewards during the Assembly (16 – 22nd May 2015 )Duties are flexible and varied,it is a good way of meeting people from other congregations across Scotland. For more information please contact Claire Guthrie (750361 )

There are boxes in the foyer of Channelkirk and Lauder Churches to enable anyone to contribute. Donations will be taken to the distribution centre in Galashiels.  There is a growing need for food parcels, about 26 parcels go out every week.  Dried and non-perishable donations only, please. See posters for further information or phone Isobel Petrie or Sheila Lowe.

Anyone requiring a CD of any service recorded on a Sunday morning, please contact Judi Gunn,who very kindly spends much time and effort producing these week by week.

All pastoral matters should be passed to the Minister, Rev Rae Clark or the Session Clerk, Billy Anderson.

Feature Articles

Four study sessions utilising the DVD series 'The God Question' will be held in the Church Centre, Lauder on Wednesdays 29th October and 5,12,19 November, from 7.00pm. The sessions are open to all with or without a church connection or religious belief. Scientist and Anglican Priest Rev. Dr. Kevin Scott, a resident of Stow, will lead the sessions supported by Dr Claire Guthrie BD from Oxton. Sessions will examine how we know things; what is science; science as Man's business under God and Science as the child of Christianity. These topics may appear 'heavy' but they are not!!

Thanks to Sandy and Grace Sutherland for hosting this event last Sunday and all who helped in any way, to make this such wonderful occasion . Thanks to Rev John Shields for taking the joint service at Channelkirk , which preceded the BBQ.  Fantastic food was on offer, along with music, chat and even a few games.