Advent And Christmas Services 2018

Here are the dates and times of Christmas Church Services for Dumbarton Riverside in December 2018:

Sunday 2nd December Communion 11:30am At Riverside
Sunday 9th December Gift Sunday, led by the Choir 11:30am At Riverside
Christmas Messy Church in the Halls 12:30-2pm At Riverside
Sunday 16th December Nativity Play, led by the Sunday School 11:30am At Riverside
Sunday 23rd December Joint Service with the West Kirk at Riverside 11:30am At Riverside
Monday 24th December Christmas Eve All Ages Service 7pm At Riverside
Watchnight Service in the West Kirk (Tea/Coffee & Carols from 10pm) 11:30pm At The West Kirk
Tuesday 25th December Family Service (everyone is invited to bring in one of the gifts they have received) 10:30am At Riverside
Sunday 30th December Joint Morning Service in the West Kirk 11:30am At The West Kirk


Advent and Christmas Services 2016

Sunday 4th December

Sacrament of Holy Communion, 10am in Riverside

Friday 9th December

Messy Church Christingle

Messy Church Christingle

Messy Church, Christingle Theme, 6pm in Riverside Halls

Sunday 11th December

Gift Sunday and Lessons & Carols led by the Choir, 10am in Riverside

BB Battalion Carol Service, 6:30pm at The West Kirk

Dumbarton Churches Together Town Centre ServiceHall tree 1

Sunday 18th December

The Christmas Story, led by the Sunday School, 10am in Riverside

Saturday 24th December

All-age Service, 7pm

Watchnight Service, 11:30pm in the West Kirk
(Tea/Coffee & Carols from 10:30pm in the West Kirk)

Sunday 25th December

Christmas Day Service, 10:30am in Riverside

Sunday 1st January 2017

New Year’s Day Service, 10:30am in the West Kirk


Week beginning 30 October: All Stars

  • Thanks for the young people that come to All Stars each month, and enjoy the crafts, games, food and fellowship
  • Thank you for the adults who are happy to spend time preparing for each session and being there to help
  • Pray that more young people will be interested in coming along, and that relationships will be built with their families


Fact File:

November   Dark & light

December   Cristingles

January       New Year

February     Chinese New Year

March         World Book Day

April            Easter

May            Water

June           Beach Party

Meets in West Kirk usually first Sunday of month 2-4pm

Prayer Diary 7 June: Leisure and fitness

  • There are various leisure activities happen within the two sets of church buildings – some church activities, some activities that use the church premises. Give thanks that as well as helping to keep people fit, they also provide fellowship, company and bring people from outside the church into its buildings
  • Pray for those who lead and organise such groups, whether they are volunteers or paid staff, that they will have the patience and stamina to keep going
  • Many church members belong to sports clubs in the town, or use leisure facilities such as the Meadow Centre. Pray for all who run such facilities – again whether volunteers or paid staff
  • There are also other leisure facilities in the town which provide an opportunity to meet and share with others who have similar interests – Probus, the Camera Club, the Masonic Hall. Give thanks for the many ways in which people (particularly those who are retired) are able to meet with others, and to continue to use their skills and abilities
  • Pray for those who do not belong to any clubs or take part in any leisure or fitness activities. There are different reasons: some are housebound, some cannot afford the money, some are full time carers etc. Pray in particular for those who are lonely and those whose lifestyles put long-term health at risk

 Fact Box: leisure and fitness activities in our church halls

Badminton – Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings WK
Coffee Club – Monday morning West Kirk
Zumba – Monday morning and afternoon Riverside
Carpet – Bowls Monday afternoon Riverside
Ladies Keep Fit – Monday afternoon Riverside
Line Dancing – Monday evening West Kirk
Ladies Badminton – Tuesday & Thursday mornings Riverside
Handcraft Circle – Tuesday afternoon West Kirk
TaeKwan -Do – Wednesday evening Riverside
Good Companions – Friday afternoon Riverside
Dance School – Friday evening West Kirk

Christian Aid Erskine Bridge Fun Day

  • Date: Saturday 25 April 2015
  • Time: Reception from 1pm, walk 2-5pm
  • Location: Erskine Bridge, Old Kilpatrick

Go along and enjoy a walk across the Erskine Bridge for another year at the Erskine Bridge Fun Day event. Take in the stunning views beneath the bridge on the Boden Boo forestry walks organised by Christian Aid.

This year will have the great addition of a 50ft inflatable assault course! Are you ready to compete against your friends and family to tackle the course and come out on top?

This is a great day for all age groups, whether you fancy challenging the assault course or just want to enjoy a leisurely walk across the River Clyde.

For details, visit