The Walking Group gets a new season under way with gentle walk in the Galston area this Saturday.
Why not come along and enjoy some clean fresh air, a bit of excercise and good wee blether at the same time - it is nothing too strenuous!
Meet at Auchincruive at 12 noon on Saturday, 31st. May. Transport will be provided. You will be most welcome!!
There was a good gathering on Wednesday night at the Prestwick Pioneer to celebrate the happy times we have shared and enjoyed with Douglas and Margaret Moore over the past two and a half years as our Auxilliary Minister. Good food and refreshment, good social chat with lots of laughs enjoyed by everyone as we wished the popular couple all the best for the future at Coylton and Drongan.
Our recently retired Minister, Rona Young tripped recently and broke her wrist, and tried her best to enjoy herself one-handed! We all wish Rona a speedy recovery!
The Presbytery of Ayr has appointed Rev Ken Yorke to serve as the Interim Moderator at Ayr St Quivox following the retiral of Rev Rona Young. The Kirk Session has appointed Ken as Locum working two days per week.
Ayr St. Quivox Treasurer, Colin Mutch, donned his running shoes and braved a stiff chilly south west wind to compete in the Troon 10k Run on Wednesday night. He teamed up with fellow entrants from our Project Partners,Troon St. Meddans Church to raise funds for our Project-' WeVolution' and 'Canine Partners' - and did really well to finish in a time that he was pleased with. It is a race where everyone is a winner - all striving to achieve personal goals- usually for a favoured charity, and there was no shortage of effort.
So it is hats off to Colin and his team mates for a magnificent effort for two good causes. Let's do what we can to sponsor Colin's great effort on behalf of our Church. Well done Colin - you are a star. "Keep on Running"!!
Rona's Farewell Tea Party
Sunday, 3rd of May was a momentous day for our Minister of the past 6 years, Rev. Rona Young who was retiring from the Ministry after a career which spanned 22 years and 3 Churches - Crosshouse near Irvine, New Cumnock and Ayr St. Quivox.
There was a good number of visitors from Rona's previous Church's who joined in with the congregations of Dalmilling and Auchincruive for her final Services, followed by time together to enjoy a chat over tea and coffee with some lovely home-baking.
This was followed in the afternoon with a farewell Tea Party in the Wilson Hall, Dalmilling with almost 100 members, family and guests attending.
Rona received presentations from the Funday Club,Rev. Derek Peat on behalf of our Project Partner, St. Meddans Church, Troon,and a gift and photo album from her own Congregation. Husband Tom was not forgotten and also received a gift.
Session Clerk Pat Smith and Treasurer Colin Mutch were joined by Rev. Abi Ngunga of Newton Wallacetown Church in paying glowing tributes to Rev.Rona's contribution to our Parish.There were musical contributions from Funday members, Kimberley McGill on violin and Kirsten Woods sang a song specially composed for Rona and played guitar.
Rona responded by saying she felt one half of her didn't want to retire, but the other half did, and that this was an emotional day for all her family. She highlighted her career and thanked everyone who had helped, encouraged and supported her throughout her ministry - especially husband Tom - and was happy to retire knowing there was definite Hope for the future in Ayr St. Quivox Parish Church, and the many friends she was leaving behind.
Enjoy your retirement Rona & Tom.