The ‘In’ aspect of our faith community is all about how we relate to each other. We are first and foremost family and, like any other family, we don’t always agree! We are however, deeply committed to each other and love to gather – particularly over food where we take every opportunity to invite others in.
In 1996 Scotstoun and Whiteinch Parish Church set aside Alan McWilliam (the associate minister) and a group of elders for the task of re-establishing a worshipping community in the Whiteinch area of the parish. They formed Whiteinch Fellowship which then became Whiteinch Church of Scotland, a parish with full status, in 2000. Having met for Sunday worship in various buildings in the community, we have continued to meet in the Whiteinch Centre since its completion in 2006.
Alan remained the minister until September 2019, when he formally demitted. The leadership structure of Whiteinch Church has also included the post of Congregational Leader at various points; we give thanks for our minister and those who have led the congregation over the years.
Our Sunday Congregation
Our congregation is about 80 strong and meets on Sunday, along with various other weekly and monthly activities. Some people travel in to Whiteinch to be part of the church, others have moved to be part of the Christian witness in Whiteinch. Others have lived in Whiteinch first then come to faith and joined the church. Regardless of our background, we’ve found our home here and we hope that others will find Jesus and become part of our church family
Children and Young People
We recognise that children and young people are not the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today!
Over the years we have had various vibrant ministries centred on childen and young people and Whiteinch SU Camp has been, until this year, the highlight of the calendar for many in the church and the local community.
On Sunday mornings when we were able to meet in person we had Revolution for children in P1-P5 and Encounter Renewal for those in P6-S2 every 2 weeks. We are looking to grow our body of volunteers for this crucial work of discipling multiple generations including developing a crèche team.