Dumbarton Future Focus

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Dumbarton Future Focus is an oportunity for members of theKirk Logo 3 congregations in the Dumbarton linkage to be involved in planning a vision for the Church of Scotland in Dumbarton for the next decade and beyond.  All are welcome.

Dumbarton Future Focus Agenda – Saturday, 16 February 2019

  • 10:00-12:30
    Morning Session – Understanding our community and what we do, investigating what we could do differently
  • 12:30-13:00
    Lunch – tea/coffee will be served but please bring your own food
  • 13:00-15:00
    Afternoon Session – Focusing on priorities for the future, identifying key first steps

Venue: West Kirk church hall

Details also on our Facebook Page

Christian Heritage of Dumbarton – Trip to the Castle

The Christian Heritage of Dumbarton braehead psproject of Dumbarton Churches Together (of which Riverside and West Kirk st michael's + washerwomanare part) again organised a trip for P6/P7 children from local schools to the Castle, in connection with St Columba’s Day. 120 children from five schools explored the castle, assisted by some enthusiastic guides and helpers – learning about the Castle’s long history, and the long connection between the Christian Church and Dumbarton. It finished with a short service where children from different schools shared prayers for each other and for the townbraehead + Liz

Riverside Youth Group

Youth Group

A new youth group is being launched in our halls

Initial Taster Sessions will take place on Fridays in June

(These will help us plan the main sessions beginning when the schools restart after the summer break)

Age group: Primary 6 & 7
Cost: £2 (incl. a drink & snack)
Dates: 3rd/10th/17th/24th June
Times: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (after the Badminton Group which is run on Fridays for the same age group)

Youth Group Activities:Youth Group

  • Listening to Music
  • Team Games including “The Parachute”
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Snooker
  • Air Hockey
  • Table Football
  • Nail Painting
  • Potential for Computer Games as group develops
  • End of Term Disco on 24th June

Riverside Halls are very spacious and flexible and can cater for many other activities if there is demand;
our games hall is marked for a range of sports including basketball, the rear hall also has badminton
court markings, and the main hall has a large stage for putting on shows or for film nights.

Juice/Crisps/Fizzy Water/Fun Size Bars will be provided for the taster sessions during a break in
organised activities – a tuck shop will be set up once the group is established in the Autumn.
On arrival each night, name and contact details of a parent or carer will be taken, with all club members
to be dropped off and picked up by a nominated parent or carer.


Contact Marie Clare at:
Or phone the Riverside Office on
01389 742 551 (Mon-Fri 09:30-12:30)

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 http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/events/walking/scotland.aspx


Boys Brigade Battalion Service & Parade 8th March 2015

We welcomed boys from all over the battalion yesterday for the church service in Riverside, followed by the march down the High Street accompanied by  pipes & drums.

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Our own 1st/2nd Dumbarton Company performed well in the following competitions recently

– congratulations to all who took part:


Junior Section

  • 1st Bible competition
  • 1st Swimming Gala
  • 1st P.E competition
  • 3rd Model Making competition


Company Section

  • 3rd Bible competition
  • Took part in National Cross Country finals