WHY COME TO CHURCH?
WHAT IS BLAIRGOWRIE PARISH CHURCH LIKE?
At Blairgowrie Parish Church we do our best to help people to experience God in different ways.
One of the ways we do this is offering a variety of distinct services throughout the week. From our Sunday worship service to prayer times, Bible study or fellowship groups. This means as many people as possible have a time and place where they ‘feel at home’.
There is no reason why you should only attend one type of service – you may find things in different services which help you at different times in your journey with God. There are times when a quiet reflective service is more appropriate than something informal and noisier. On other occasions, especially if you have small children wanting to run about, something informal is much better!
Look at our service times and various activities to see which services might be for you.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE GO TO BLAIRGOWRIE PARISH CHURCH?
People of all ages and backgrounds come to our services and are involved in their life. Some of us are quite a lot like you; others are not! You may already know some of us without realising it.
We don’t all agree about everything, but we accept each other lovingly as fellow travellers.
WHY DO PEOPLE GO TO BLAIRGOWRIE PARISH CHURCH?
We have all sorts of reasons for going to church – music, friendship, enlightenment, comfort – but basically life and the Christian faith are too difficult to do alone. Since New Testament times, Christians have gathered together to share worship, prayer, fellowship and communion just as Jesus did with his friends and followers.
At Blairgowrie Parish Church we all do our best to grow in our relationship with God through Jesus. At the same time we share with each other a great desire and need to:
WORSHIP GOD TOGETHER
Worship God together, in times of doubt and confidence
EXPLORE OUR FAITH
Explore our faith seriously together, through study and prayer
SUPPORT AND HELP
Support and help each other in our faith and lives
LIVE OUT OUR FAITH IN OUR LIVES
Live out our faith in our lives by serving each other, our community and the world
WILL I BE WELCOME AT BLAIRGOWRIE PARISH CHURCH?
At Blairgowrie Parish Church we welcome everyone. We know that we all have doubts, are vulnerable or imperfect, or are just searching. God loves each of us and wants us to know Him and become more like Jesus. But we know we need help and love from God and each other to do this, so we strive to be a welcoming Christian community.
We would love to be with you on your journey to God but we also need you to help us with ours. Please come just as you are, bring your questions, your hopes, your doubts and your wonderful gifts – share them with us.
HOW CAN CHURCH HELP ME?
The church is about so much more than a service on Sunday morning. Together we explore how Christian faith affects our whole life, and find the strength for the whole of life through our relationship with God and with one another. Here is a place to stop and reflect, to pray, to share and to find inspiration.
The church does not magic away the problems and pain of our lives (or make us perfect!) It does provide support and comfort through friendship, prayer, shared worship and private reflection as well as practical help and guidance.
It assures you that you are not on your own in life, whether that be at moments of celebration, or times of confusion and darkness – God is always with you.
Come and share the journey with us.