Dollar Parish Church
Linking Lives - Building Communities
Linked with Muckhart & Glendevon Churches
All Services and Church activities are cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 pandemic. We are planning to open for private prayer and reflection when we can get the necessary safeguards in place. We will let you know just as soon as we can.
Update on the Gate Charity
Over the last few months The Gate Charity has changed their way of operating to suit better with demand. They will still accept donations of foodstuffs, but only a small amount of their stock now comes in that way. They find it more fficient to re-stock themselves when needed. They buy in bulk. So - money or a cheque (made payable to The Gate Charity, but with a note attached asking for it to be used for the Foodbank) would be a consideration gratefully received. Without the note attached the money may be diverted to overheads (heating and lighting)/
It is appreciated that Harvest is a special time for giving and folk might want to give something specific for Harvest, so that is still ok too, but would need to deliver to the charity in person.
You can donate online at www.the-gate-charity.org/
Their address is The Gate, 2 Ludgate, Alloa FK10 1DS
Safe Buildings update June 2020 (V1)
Guidance on the reopening of Church Buildings
The Scottish Government published their 4-phase plan to easing Covid-19 restrictions on 21 May 2020. Since then, the Church of Scotland has been working collaboratively with Presbytery representatives and members from a number of different departments within the national office to produce guidance that will help congregations plan to reopen their church buildings.
This guidance describes the practical aspects for reopening church buildings and the possible implications for worship. This guidance is designed to facilitate discussion, and support ministers and the relevant decision-making bodies at a local level as they consider how and when will be the best time for them to reopen their church buildings. The Scottish Government has not provided a definitive time line for when church buildings can reopen, however it is important that congregations take steps now to plan and prepare their church buildings, members of their congregation and volunteers for the reopening of their church buildings.
As well as highlighting the many factors that congregations should consider, the guidance also contains a buildings checklist and a Covid-19 risk assessment, which should be completed before any church building reopens.
We will review and update this guidance as government policy and legislation changes, so please check the Church of Scotland website regularly for any updates.
A link to the guidance is attached for your information.
If you have any questions related to this guidance please email Covid19guidance@churchofscotland.org.uk
Dollar Parish Church up till recently has not open to comply with Government advice , but we now have opened and continue to for Morning Worship at 11.00am!
Please be minded that the numbers are limited, you will have to wait outside so bring a brolly if the weather is likely to be inclement, and finally, if you need a cushion to sit on, please bring your own. Look forward to seeing you if you can come, but if you can’t there is still a service online accessible from the front page.