Stirling Presbytery – draft Plan

As many of you know the Church of Scotland is going through a planning process, seeking to refocus our Mission
purpose, ensure ministerial support for congregations in a time of national short supply, and to reduce the
number of buildings held. Dollar Parish Church has fully participated in these discussions, our work and
resources as a community church has been assessed, and Stirling Presbytery has now published its Draft Plan
for the next five years setting out how Mission, Minister and building issues will be taken forward. The Draft Plan
proposes for Dollar that in the first instance we move towards a linked Ministry with Muckhart and Tillicoultry and
that we retain both the Church Sanctuary and the Burnside Hall for our Mission purpose; this a positive outcome
for us as a congregation. 
We are asked to give a response to the Draft Plan by the 15th August. Kirk Session has already met informally to
discuss this, we will hold a congregational meeting at the beginning of August to gather further responses and
the Draft Plan can be discussed individually with your elder. The Draft Plan is available in the Church Web
Site If anyone needs a hard copy please speak to Stephen Lambert, Muriel
Simpson or your elder. Stephen, Muriel and Ian will be around at coffee after the service this morning if you wish
to discuss further. Thank you.
Stephen Lambert, Muriel Simpson, Ian Simpson