Cumnock Congregational Church
Is an independent self governing body of people who have declared their faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord and who meet together to worship and serve the Kingdom of God.
Sitting in the tradition of Congregationalism with our bible based doctrine, we seek to reach out into the community through various organisations, striving to show that the message of Jesus is relevant to a modern generation.
In light of the most recent government advice, we have taken the decision to cancel all our formal gatherings. It is with a heavy heart that we feel that we must also stop gathering in public on Sundays. Our conviction is that as a church we should prioritise this main gathering (Hebrews 10:24-25). However, given the circumstances it is now time to make alternative provision.
Starting this Sunday 22nd March at 11am prayers and the morning sermon will be available to watch on the church’s newly created YouTube page. If you go on the YouTube website and search “Cumnock Congregational Church” you will find it. Also, we aim to have a link from the church website www.cumnockcongregationalchurch.com and the church’s Facebook page. Our hope is that as many members as possible would gather together spiritually through technology in fellowship to worship our great and wonderful God and be fed from His word.
In this difficult time we as a community of Christians in Cumnock must work hard to lovingly care for each other. While we may not be able to see some face to face, we can always encourage one another in our following and serving of Jesus with a phone, or even a video call. This is a time to share the hope of Christ, both with other members and with many who yet do not know Jesus.
There may be other practical ways we can help each other and our neighbours in the community; shopping, taking dogs for walks, picking up prescriptions etc. To this end I’d encourage you to call the manse on 01290 426216, or alternatively email email@example.com should a need develop. There have already been kind members of the congregation offering their time to those in need, please do call and I can pass on details, arrange assistance, or even just a loving phone call from a brother or sister in Christ.
As Christians then, we will aim to both honour Jesus and love people by following official advice. We may not feel ill, and we may not feel a great need for social distancing, but we can still follow protocol out of love for others in our church and community.
I would encourage all of us to be “praying constantly” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) for each other, for our community in Cumnock, our nation and the whole world. Pray that the Lord would intervene and that uncertainty may cause many to examine the big questions of life and cry out to Jesus for salvation. Pray that as a church we might shine brightly in the midst of darkness.
“Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Yours in Christ Rev. Ross McMahan
For updates on the re-establishment of services please check the website or Facebook page.
The link to our Facebook page is
Cumnock Congregational Church is a registered Scottish charity (SC 006763)
Daily thoughts during the Covid crisis (MP3)
Video is on the Cumnock Congregational Church YouTube channel.
Cumnock Congregational Church is a recognised Scottish Charity (SC006763)