Worship & Membership

Sunday Morning Service

Our main act of worship is on Sunday morning, starting at 11am. The service is traditional but relaxed in style, with music provided by our organist and choir. Our welcome team will greet you at the door and will be happy to help with any enquiries or questions you may have. You are welcome to sit wherever you would like in the sanctuary.
At present, our Sunday school meets fortnightly. Children join in the first part of the service and then go to Sunday School, in our church halls. 
Hymn words are projected on to screens in the sanctuary, but hymn books are available if you wish.
You are very welcome to join us for tea or coffee in the church halls after the service so that we can get to know you.

Communion Services

We celebrate Communion at our 11am service on the first Sunday in February and October, and the second Sunday in May. (Home communion is available; please contact the Minister).

Special Services

At Giffnock South we have built a tradition of midweek morning services during Lent and Advent. We also hold a Service of Remembrance on 11th November in the Sanctuary at 10.55 am. At the beginning of Advent each year we hold A Time to Remember evening service, which gives an opportunity to remember those we have loved and lost.

Membership

The church is not just a building or a place, though these have their uses. The church is the people of God gathered together. It is a living thing – not just bricks and mortar but people striving together to work for the Kingdom of God.

We are a parish church, existing to help and support everyone who lives within our parish, but we do have people who are ‘officially’ members of our church. You do not have to be a member to join us at worship on a Sunday or to take part in church activities throughout the week.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the congregation, please speak to the Minister. If you are not already a member of the Church of Scotland this involves attending an informal meeting with the minister and others seeking to join the church at which we explore the meaning of membership.

If you are already a member of the Church of Scotland and want to join Giffnock South you will be able to bring a Certificate of Transference, commonly known as ‘lines’ from your previous congregation. This should be given to our minister, or Session Clerk who will ensure that your name is taken to the next Kirk Session meeting to add your name to the roll of the Giffnock South Parish Church.

We would love to welcome you as part of the family of Giffnock South Parish Church. If you want to think about church membership, then please contact the minister who will be only too happy to help! But remember, you do not have to be a member to come along to any of our activities or services of worship.

The Vows of Church Membership

We believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and we confess Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord.

We promise to join regularly with our fellow Christians in worship on the Lord’s Day.

We promise to be faithful in reading the Bible and in prayer.

We promise to give a fitting proportion of our time, talents and money for the Church’s work in the world.

We promise, depending on the grace of God, to confess Christ before men and women, to serve Him in our daily work and to walk in His ways all the days of our lives.