Kettins - Ardler Guild
Kettins Guild was formed in 1906 and united with Ardler Guild at the union of our Churches. A Centenary Celebration was held in the Enverdale Hotel on the 1st November 2006 to which many past members attended.
We have a current membership of approx. 35 ladies but welcome both men and women of any denomination or no denomination to all our meetings. Although we have no male members at the present time several men are friends of the Guild and play an active role in the life of the Guild in our country community.
The Guild meets at 7.30 p.m. in Kettins Church Hall on the first Wednesday of the month from October to March with the Annual General Meeting on the last Wednesday in March. The Kirk Session and neighbouring Guilds are invited annually on a rota basis and in turn members join with neighbouring Guilds to their meetings. The Guild hosts the ‘World Day of Prayer Service’ every third year.
The Guild is within Dunkeld & Meigle East Presbyterial Council and we traditionally attend their Autumn and Spring Meetings and A.G.M.
Our syllabus is designed to incorporate speakers whose work or charity is related to our projects ( we choose to support three of the six Guild National Projects over three years ) or the National Guild theme for the year, and would also include a meeting to attract people of varying ages and interests. Social occasions include the Christmas party and the annual trip.
The Guild Daffodil Tea is traditionally held on the afternoon of the second Saturday in May. This is the main fund raising event to raise money for the Church, Projects, Belmont Eventide Home, necessary expenses and to endeavour to enhance and equip the Church Hall for the benefit of all who use it. Smaller events may be held during Guild week in November or a ‘bring and buy’ table at a meeting – the proceeds designated for charities or Projects.
The aim of the Guild is to invite and encourage women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enable them to express their faith through worship, prayer and action, while remembering our motto ‘WHOSE WE ARE AND WHOM WE SERVE.’