Sunday 27th August, Baptism

Tomorrow morning we will be celebrating the baptism of Ava during Sunday worship – welcoming her to Christ’s world-wide family and community, the Church. The service starts at 10:30am – arrive early if you want a good seat! Family and friends are very welcome – please ask one of the duty elders at the front door if you’d like help or advice finding somewhere to sit. Hymn books and orders of service are given out at the front door.

If you want to know more about baptism click on this link:…/special-ser…/baptism/

August 2017 – New Sessions

It’s almost the end of July, and many of our organisations start back after the summer break towards the end of August. If you or someone you know is interested in any of the organisations or activities going on at Riverside, the start of the new session is a good time to join. Keep an eye out for our notice in the Community Advertiser, see below, and contact the church office by email, phone, or send us a facebook message if you would like to know more and we will put you in touch with the relevant leaders.Dumbarton Riverside Worship Times and Organisations August 2017

General Assembly 2017

This year’s General Assmembly of the Church of Scotland is underway.  It runs from Saturday 20 May until Friday 26 May 2017.

For those who will not be in Edinburgh there are plenty online resources to keep track of what is going, and live streaming of debates from The Mound.

Find out more at


Heart and Soul this year year is on Sunday 21st May in Princes Street Gardens.  Find out about all the envents at


Week commencing 23 April: Dalreoch Primary School

  • ‘Oor wee school is a great wee school.’ Give thanks for the community of staff, pupils and parents at Dalreoch Primary School, for their commitment and all that they have achieved
  • The school is now going forward after a period of uncertainty over its future. Give thanks for those who have coped with that uncertainty, while providing a positive learning environment for the children. Pray for them as they plan for the future
  • Give thanks for all that the children have learned at school this year – not just the knowledge but the skills and life skills. Pray that they will continue to want to learn and to grow and develop as members of the school community
  • Pray for the children moving on at the end of term, and for those starting at Dalreoch after the summer

Week commencing 16 April: Easter

  • Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
  • If the women and the disciples who went to the empty tomb and met the Risen Jesus struggled to understand  what they had experienced, maybe we have an excuse, Lord, help us to try to get our heads around what happened that day
  • Thank you for the new hope that Easter gives us: the hope that cruelty, indifference, abuse and hatred will not have the last word; the hope that it is worth investing time, effort and suffering into seeking healing and wholeness for the world; the hope that life does not end with death
  • Encountering the risen Jesus transformed the lives of those who met him. Help us to open our hearts and lives that we may be transformed
  • Help your whole church to live out the hope, the message of Easter

Telephone & Email disruption at Riverside

We’re having Email/Telephone problems!

Work at the site beside our church at Dumbarton Harbour Planning Application, Caskie Limited demolishing the old Elephant & Castle pub has unfortunately severed the telephone line to the Church and office, affecting calls, internet and emails. Please bear with us while BT Openreach, Caskie Limited and Culross hopefully come up with a resolution that won’t be affected by the ongoing demolition & construction.
If you have left a message over the last week or so and have not heard back please do try again!