Reaffirmation Campaign - June 2019

Just recently Prestwick South held a Reaffirmation Campaign. The purpose of the Campaign is to encourage members to review their commitment to the Church in terms of time, talent and financial offerings.
Below is an article relating to this plus a link to some photos take by Arthur Mackay.:

Just recently over one hundred members and friends came together at the Walker Hall, Troon June to take part in the congregational fellowship meal which marked the launch of the 2019 Reaffirmation Campaign. 

On being welcomed by their hostesses and seated at their respective tables introductions were soon accomplished and a buzz of conversation could be heard as folk engaged with each other and so the spit it of friendship and fellowship permeated the hall. 

The programme for the evening began with a very warm welcome from our minister Kenneth which was followed by Grace and then of course the supper of a salad followed by trifle all expertly prepared by our team of hostesses led by Ann McPike and Ann Green. 

After the completion of the meal there followed the almost traditional quiz - six questions under five topics, a total of a top score of 30, the winning team achieving a most credible twenty five out of thirty! In turn the quiz was followed by entertainment provided by four very talented musicians from Prestwick Academy: Naomi Priestnall (violin), Grace Docherty (drums), Rosie Morrison (cello) and Beth Donaldson (ukulele and vocals) who together form the group Ceithir, this being the Gaelic word for "four"! The talent and skill of these young players was very much in evidence as they provided a range of contemporary music and material from the extensive repetoire of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra. 

After their first performance was complete the Minister, Rev Kenneth Elliott, Session Clerk, Alan Moir and Arthur Mackay, Campaign Co-ordinator’ spoke on the theme of Reaffirmation and how in every sense it is important to every member of the congregation. These brief presentations were followed by a further round of much appreciated music from Ceithir and, as the evening progressed, everyone joined in the singing of the hymn "Because He Lives" which in turn was followed by the Benediction and then the company joined together to sing"Auld Lang Syne" although prior to the singing of this Kenneth thanked the hostesses for the excellent purvey, the visitors who would be calling on members in their homes, the speakers and the excellent entertainers. All in all a great start to the 2019 Reaffirmation Campaign.

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Reaffirmation Campaign - June 2015

Every four years Prestwick South Parish Church holds a Reaffirmation Campaign. This allows members of the Congregation to review their spiritual and practical commitment to the Church in terms of their time, devotion, talents and offerings. The highlight of the Reaffirmation Campaign is a congregational evening where all members, along with family and friends, are invited to come together and enjoy a time of food, fellowship, encouragement and entertainment

To accommodate the large numbers that attend, a suitable venue is required. At previous campaigns, the location has been Belmont Academy in Ayr, however, this year Prestwick South acquired the Walker Hall in Troon which proved to be an ideal location. The night included a meal prepared by members of the Congregation followed by a Quiz and some entertainment. The highlight of the night was undoubtedly provided by pupils from Glenburn Primary School in Prestwick who performed some Scottish Country Dancing and performed a couple of musical items on their Ukuleles. The girls were a tremendous success highlighting their abundance of energy and talent.

It truly was a memorable night as different generations from Prestwick South Parish Church moved for one night only approximately 3 miles up the coast to Troon.

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Prestwick Church moves along the coast 3 miles to Troon  for night only. The Walker Hall in Troon provided wonderful accommodation for the congregation of Prestwick South where a great sense of unity and joy prevailed.

Food and Fellowship. At this table were a few of the people so instrumental in making the night such a wonderful success. The wonderful array of food was complemented by a great sense of fellowship at all the tables.

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Local Talent hits the stage. Although the main act was the children from Glenburn Primary School, Bobby and Hugh provided their own musical contribution. This included a few golden oldies that encouraged people to sing along.