Sunday Morning Worship
Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting 10:00am
A small band of faithful people gather to pray for various needs, as well as for the service.
Sunday Morning Service 11:00am
Sunday morning worship begins at 11:00am where lively praise and worship, prayer, communion and preaching form integral parts of our service. Services are mainly the responsibility of the Senior Pastor Andrew Smith. During the service Rainbow Kids meets in ANSWER House for ages 3-12 and a creche is available for the under 3's, for more information about our kid's work please see below.
We currently have four Life Groups meeting during the week. These mostly meet in homes and mostly in the evenings. These are places where we seek to grow in our faith and understanding of each other. We find the Life Groups help us to form strong relationships with people in the church community. They are also places where we can ask questions that we don’t always get the chance to do on Sundays. Assistant Pastor, Stevie Roy has overall responsibility for Life Groups so feel free to chat about getting into a group.
Bette Hardie, Stewart Laing, Trevor & Laura Barnett, Ian & Julie Gilchrist
The Friday Fellowship meets once a month and is for older members of the church, and the community. Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month. These are times of fellowship around a light supper and there is always quality ministry on the night, too. People come from many of the churches and the local residential centres for our older people in the community. There is usually an annual outing which is always a success.
Bobby & Jeanette Russell
We see Oxygen as a safe environment where young people are allowed to voice the questions they have. We see Oxygen as a place for young people to be challenged about what they believe and about the lives they lead. We see Oxygen as a place for friendships to develop that will allow your child to feel valued, loved and accepted. We see Oxygen as a place where young people can learn from those around them and from those who have experience.
We meet on a Thursday evening in Bathgate where we play games, talk about God and the Christian faith, and eat loads of food. We also attend PowerPoint in Edinburgh and have social events throughout the year. This group is led by Rhashed, Lois and Lyndsay, please speak to one of them if you would like more information.
Lyndsay, Lois, Rhashed
Rainbow Kids is Church for children who are pre-school up to first year in secondary school. They meet on Sundays in ANSWER House, next to the church building from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. This means that children who wish to, can be part of the church service for worship for a short time, before their own service starts. Alex and Alana Kerr are the main leaders and are assisted by a team of capable teachers. The children break up into small groups for teaching aimed at their age group.
Alex & Alana Kerr
The church currently supports a number of people/ couples who are involved in missions work in the UK and abroad. The church provides practical support through finance, prayer, and where it is possible pastoral support through ongoing communication.
Those who have gone out from the church::
Mark & Mary Ritchie – originally went to the Philippines and served there for 12 years, now working in Swansea, Wales
Belinda Ramsay – Northern Ireland
Ken & Jocelyn Acheson – Europe
Gowan & Sarah Wheeler – Austria
Edward A – Asia
Andrew H – Asia
We currently partner with Convoy of Hope Europe to adopt a community in south Bulgaria. You can see some of the pictures of the work we did on the blog section of the website. Our aim is to improve the lives of some people in a Roma community who are normally isolated and outcast.
Jesus Came And Told His Disciples, “I Have Been Given All Authority In Heaven And On Earth. 19 Therefore, Go And Make Disciples Of All The Nations, Baptizing Them In The Name Of The Father And The Son And The Holy Spirit. 20 Teach These New Disciples To Obey All The Commands I Have Given You. And Be Sure Of This: I Am With You Always, Even To The End Of The Age. Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
School Chaplaincy currently covers four schools. Whitburn Academy, Croftmalloch Primary, Polkemmet Primary and Whitdale Primary Schools. Stevie is part of a team that involves others in the local churches. The chaplains conduct assemblies, talk with children in the class room environment, organise church services for the schools and help in various ways (such as going to school camps). The Compass Cafe has been running well over the last year, and is for those in Whitburn Academy and takes place on Tuesday lunch times in room 213.
Compass: Stevie Roy, Mary Roy, Norma Aitken (Whitburn Academy)
Primary Schools : Stevie Roy, David Beatson, Blair Martin, John Collard
Signs of Praise
Signs of Praise is an initiative of members of the church that will enable deaf people to engage in a church service. This consists of a monthly signed service as well as signing lessons for people who see the need to interact with everyone in the community. More information on Signs of Praise is coming soon.
Treasure Kids is well under way now. Between the two groups we have almost 40 children coming along. They are having LOTS of fun! If you know any primary school aged children, families with children that age etc., encourage them to come along. We’ll give them a great welcome.
Meeting times EVERY WEDNESDAY:
6:00pm - 7:00pm (P1 - P3)
7:15pm - 8:15pm (P4 - P7)
Here is our latest calendar
We meet in the church building on Wednesday evenings and follow the school holiday pattern. There is a great mix of music, Bible teaching, games and activities - not to mention a tuck shop. Admission is free. Click here to download a consent form
Cafe Church is a weekly gathering that takes place inside the Costa Coffee shop (across from BHS in the Centre) in Livingston. Each gathering is relaxed and informal with a time of fellowship & discussion.
Meeting Time :: Thursdays, 7pm to 8pm in Costa. Brandon & Melissa can provide more information.
West Lothian Foodbank
West Lothian Foodbank Website
Restoring dignity - Reviving hope
West Lothian foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust's UK wide foodbank network. Foodbanks help to alleviate the stress of crisis situations and help to prevent breakdowns amongst families who are struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes a sudden crisis like redundancy, benefit delay, or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry. Whitburn Pentecostal Church saw the need within the community and are working to address that need. A project board is in place to oversee the setup of the foodbank and at present we have identified the premises, are locating funding and recruiting volunteers.