When we endure trials, it is important that we count our blessings and see the good in the midst of the bad. One of the blessings in the midst of the solemn closure of our Churches is that this has happened in 2020 and not in 1920 or even 1990. This is a blessing because, today, we have access to new technology which, although it can never replace our physical services, can help to lessen the blow of their absence. As a Kirk Session, we are looking to utilise that technology to bring people sermons in their homes and to enable us, as a congregation, to pray together.

Online Audio Sermons

The first thing we have done is put old sermons online using SoundCloud. The plan is to upload three sermons a week. They can be accessed through the following link: https://soundcloud.com/user-840266334

That link can also be accessed via the sermons page of this site.

Online Video Sermons

Secondly, we intend to upload newly recorded video sermons to YouTube which will become available each Lord’s Day at the normal times of worship – 12 noon and 6pm. We strongly encourage you to tune in to these sermons while the Church doors are closed. They can be accessed through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChGoIUwsugoPdp3LtQgWygA/videos

Again, this can also be accessed via the sermons page.

Online Prayer Meetings

Finally, we intend to hold online prayer meetings on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm through Zoom. This video conferencing technology will enable us to continue to pray together through this situation and give many some much needed contact. We encourage you to sign up through the following link: https://zoom.us/signup. If you are using a phone or tablet, type ‘Zoom’ into your app store and download the app as well. Once you launch the app, you need to log in with your account details. You do that by selecting zoom.us in the menu at the top of the screen and choosing log in. Once you’ve entered your log in details you’re ready to start making contacts. Select ‘contacts” at the top of the application and you’ll notice a small + button towards the left of the app, click this button and select “add a contact”. Once you’ve done that enter admin@kinlochfc.org as the contact you want and hit send. We’ll take care of the rest. From then on you will automatically be added to meetings when they’re held and will get a notification from the app when they start.

We are very mindful that these means are no replacement for the norm. However, we hope that they will be of great benefit to us while we are unable to continue as normal.