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Jeremiah 29:11-14  11. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD.

Dear Lord God, we thank you that you are the Lord God Almighty and that we can have confidence that you are Sovereign over every area of our lives. As we consider our world and the many areas which do not know the peace of Jesus, we come to you humbly in prayer. Gracious Father we pray for the nation and people of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, we pray that you will overrule in the events and tensions that exist there. We pray that you will raise up men, women and young people who can introduce a positive influence into that situation. We pray for the innocents who have been injured and those who have been traumatised. We pray for families who have lost loved ones. We pray that there will an early release for all the innocent hostages and that your Holy Spirit will speak to the hearts and minds of those who would seek to achieve their agenda by violence and terrorism. Father God, we have all been made in your image and we pray that that reality might be understood in this present conflict. We pray for world leaders that they might be endowed with that wisdom that can only come from you and that they will listen and act accordingly; we pray Father that they will be a moderating influence and that they will seek to encourage moderation and mercy on all sides of the divide.

Father God, we ask all these things in Jesus precious name. Amen Prayer by Jack McHugh


Psalm 4:1 Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God! Give me relief from my distress. Be merciful to me and hear my prayer!

A Prayer for Ukraine
Loving God, we pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid,  that you will be close to them and protect them.  We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need.  May we walk in you ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world.  Amen   Prayer by Jack McHugh

(see more prayers under worship section)    If you would like a prayer said for you or would like private prayer time with one of our prayer team please leave your details on our contact page.  

Kenneth's Blog
minister "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a hear for wisdom"

Before we know it will be the school holidays.  Someone told me that the years pass more quickly as you get older. My reply was that does not apply to me yet!  In Psalm 90 the theme of passing time and generations is addressed in some depth.  The Psalmist begins by contrasting the unchanging nature and purpose of God with our own finite reality.  To make the point the Psalmist tells us that a 1000 years is like a day to God.  When the Psalmist was writing our lives were generally shorter and he sets the upper limit on our lifespan as 70 or 80! Many of us have beaten that!.  Yet the purpose of the Psalm is to make us think about our days; the key verse is in many ways verse 12.   "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a hear for wisdom"

As a child I spend my life wishing for the future - a birthday, Christmas, the holidays, an outing or even being an adult! As an adult I spend a lot of time looking back and reminiscing about the good old days!!!  

Numbering our days is about valuing each day and making the most of it.  I remember when I first came to the village and I would go round visiting people every day.  I was often told that my visit had helped to "put the day in".  If that is how we are thinking then we need to learn to seize the days and to number them aright; what have i achieved, learned, shared and done?  The days may be getting longer but they all last for 24 hours!!!  Kenneth

1. Over the summer we will be holding joint services with our friends from St Machar's Ranfurly Church

2. We will be in Freeland on the 30th June,7th July and 14th July. On the 21st and 28th July and 4th August we will be in St Machar's Ranfurly.

3.  On the 11th August we are going to hold a joint outdoor service in the Freeland Car Park at 11.30am - note the change of time.  This will be followed by a light lunch.

At each of the summer services we will be looking at a different parable told by Jesus.  These parables will take us through some of the major themes of Jesus's ministry from the Parable of the sower, which looks at what kind of soil we are, for the gospel to growin through to the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, which asks whether we are willing to respond to God's invitation to follow him.

Each is a stand alone passage but the theme of being open to God and ready to serve him will follow through each of them.

On Sundays 7th and 14th July we will be holding services at 9.30am in the church.  This will be the first time we have ran the 9.30am service since the pandemic and we hope some people with young families will want to come and worship with us.  Kenneth 

Sunday Services 

 1 samuel  Sunday morning Service at 10.30am on 30th June 2024.   All welcome.   Evening Service at 7pmin the Pirie all welcome. Sunday 7th July, 14th July early service at 9.30am in Freeland and 10.30am Service and 7pm service in the Pirie : All welcome.  


Midweek Message

midweek messageMidweek message Wednesday 7.30pm.  This will be the last for the summer. 



Most members will be aware that Clyde Presbytery have recommended Freeland and St Machars Ranfurly churches to come together in a union. Discussions between the Kirk Sessions of the two churches are continuing in regard to working through the various aspects of this. The date for the union taking place is likely to be 1st October 2025. Congregational meetings will be held in both churches in due course to share more detail with the congregations.

Both Kirk Sessions are agreed that an early agreement on the name for the new joint congregation would be helpful in bonding us together with a united vision and indeed in communicating more widely in the village and surrounding area.

Accordingly, we invite all members of the churches to submit their suggestions for a new name for the united church. Ideally please also add your reason for your choice, though this is not mandatory.

Please write your suggestion (and reason) on the card beside the suggestion box and place it in the box which will be prominently displayed in the churches throughout the period of the joint summer services.

Graeme Harris & Dennis Taylor, Session Clerks


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Summer drop in for children at St Machar's Church every Friday morning starting 5th July from 10am - 12am


Freelanders jpeg The FreeMachars for retired men.  If interested in attending any of the FreeMachars outings please leave your details on the contact page of the website.  




ladies11  Ladies on 11th next meeting will be on 11th February as this falls on a Sunday we will attend Sunday worship .  This is the last Ladies on 11th.  Taking a break.  

Freeland Church Covid measures for attending services press link here :-Freeland Church Covid Measures  

As you know the draft presbytery plan is to move to a single church in Bridge of Weir.  Kenneth and Hanneke have written this letter which is attached here  : Link : Letter to congregations re draft presbytery plan 


The Resurrection Church Lutsk Ukraine

Ukraine picture  Freeland Church has been supporting The Resurrection Church in Lutsk Ukraine annually for over 15 years.  With the war going on in Ukraine at the moment we have recently sent money which has helped with flooring the basement to aid refugees from other parts of Ukraine to sleep on also this area is used as a shelter.  Also much needed food has been purchased.  During Easter the children delivered food parcels to the elderly who have no family.  Pastor Victor has kept in touch with us and has been sending pictures and videos he also wishes to thank everyone for their continued support and prayers.   Here are some pictures he has sent and also a link to the Children singing also latest pictures of Baptism. 

Click Link here for pictures : Resurrection Church Luksk, Latest photos 

Click Link here for video :  Resurrection Church Lutsk, Ukraine  



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Prayer for Peace in Ukraine

O God, the refuge and strength of all, you hold the people of Ukraine in the palm of your hand. The name of each person there, is written on your heart.  In the darkness of invasion and in the mire of political machinations, spread we pray, the light of hope and of justice and of peace. Encourage those who are frightened, to find strength in you, and in those around them - near and far.  Help the worldwide family of nations to respond in love with outstretched hearts, open minds, and with too, the wisdom needed to effect a peace that lasts.Save us we pray, from not caring enough. for your Son's sake.  Amen 








Safeguarding at Freeland

images 2At Freeland Church we are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  

We recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and we are committed to implementing all safeguarding policies and practice guidance issued by The Church of Scotland.  For more information see Safeguarding section in Groups on this website.   


help  Here is a list of important telephone numbers.   If anyone would like a prayer said for them or a private prayer time with our minister or prayer team please leave your details on our website contact page. If you are isolating and like help with medicine delivery or if you need help with someone to do your food shopping and drop it off please leave your details on the website contact page and we will be in touch.  



helping tree Coronavirus : Pastoral Support
If anyone needs help with shopping, going to appointments or just feeling isolated,  please get in touch with Kenneth Gray or leave your contact details on the Contact Form on this website and we will try to arrange the correct support for you.

Psalm 55: 22a Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.

Prayer : Lord it's me again, Once more, I hand my cares and fears over to you. Help me! I am in a dangerous situation.  I cannot manage this problem on my own. Amen

praying hands  All over the world people are worried about the Coronavirus outbreak, the loss of employment, loss of income, health, loss of loved ones we have attached a call for prayer for you and hopefully this might help in some small way.  Press here -  Call for Prayer   
If you would like our church prayer team to pray for you, please fill in the contact form on this website, your details are kept confidential.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight Proverbs 3 : 5-6

Looking for something to do in lockdown check out Freeland Kids' Zone 1st edition (have fun) : Press here :  Freeland Kids Zone


Here the latest Freeland Kids' Zone 2nd edition - Have fun : Press here :

Freeland Kids' Zone 2


The Sunday school children had been learning this song in preparation for their celebration service and it’s very relevant for the current situation. We would love to see any videos you take of you/your family singing along and doing the actions.



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