Living for Jesus at the heart of Hilton

Returning to the Church Building – a letter from Duncan 22/9/20

Dear Friends,

The Kirk Session met last week to consider the possibility of re-opening the Church buildings. We were aided in our discussions by the recent survey that many completed and returned. We were also guided by the various lengthy documents produced by the Church of Scotland which you can read (see list of links at the bottom of this page – version 7 of the ‘Reopening Church Buildings document is here.)

There was a broad spectrum of opinion reflected in the survey. A majority expressed very significant caution regarding the prospect of returning to a Sunday service any time soon. A very substantial majority expressed contentment with continuing with services online. There was also a significant minority expressing a desire to meet together for worship.

In order to reopen the buildings, we require to do a very detailed risk assessment of all the various areas which we plan to use. Then we can apply to the local presbytery for permission to re-open for specific stated purposes. The kirk session decided to adopt a phased approach, and has applied for permission to re-open the buildings for the use of various childrens’ and youth groups including Sunday Club and Nitelife.  A very significant number of our teenagers would like to meet together, and with the introduction of “the Rule of 6,” this can only take place in the church buildings.

Over the next few weeks, we hope to be able to host some of these groups like Nitelife and Sunday Club in the Church buildings. We will carefully monitor how this goes, and will then make decisions about whether other gatherings might be possible. As I write, the Scottish Executive are preparing to announce new restrictions in the light of the rapidly increasing number of people infected by Covid 19. We are clearly living in very uncertain times. I will keep you posted on developments via the Sunday livestream, and will write again with an update as the future direction of travel becomes clearer. Here’s a beautiful blessing I saw on the Church of Scotland website.

Grace & Peace

Duncan

Hilton Church Online

Currently because of the Coronavirus, no services, events or activities are taking place in the church building.  However, we will be live-streaming Sunday morning reflections at 10am on Facebook, or pre-recording services and publishing them on Youtube (see below for details of what’s happening the following Sunday, and see the Blog for links to on-line services from previous Sundays.)

SUNDAY 27th September

WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH

This morning’s Livestream  service was led by the Macs.  You can find it here, or follow the link below. The gospel passage is Matthew 21 v23-32.

All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213

Nitelife for young people is on this evening at 7.30pm. Please contact Eilidh for more details.

What do Christians believe

Click here to read answers to many of the questions we find ourselves asking.

The Bible Project

Click here for the Bible Project web site, as recommended by Duncan.

Need some practical help?

If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310

It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton Church, we are partnering with the Ness-Side Community Support Group which also has many volunteers across Inverness ready to help . Whatever your need – daily chat, shopping, prescription pick up, grass cutting , dog walking , do call and they will help, no matter how big or small. Their phone number is 01463 353015
Covid 19 Ness-side Inverness Community Support Coronavirus

 

Giving to Hilton Parish Church

 

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it.

(1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable monthly income.
Sort Code: 80-91-26
Account No: 00444375
Account Name: HILTON CHURCH

(2) You can also give through the Give.net link below

(3) Free Will Offering Envelopes – we are conscious that many may wish to continue with this scheme putting money aside each week, and we look forward to receiving these offerings when the crisis comes to an end.

(4) If you would like to give offerings through cheque, these can be made payable to Hilton Church and posted to: Hilton Parish Church, 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness, IV2 4UA

Please note that if you are a tax payer Gift Aid is applicable for all of the above and this can increase our income by 25%. If possible, please complete a Gift Aid declaration (available here or from the church office) and return it to the church office.

We thank you for your support of the ministry of Hilton Church.

 

Hilton Church Facebook Page

Messy Church Facebook Page

Sundays

Services

You’re welcome to join us at the services in Hilton Church

Sunday morning kids' activities

Bring your kids along with you – there’s lots going on!

Young people

Check out the activities for young people 

Messy Church

It’s church, but it’s seriously messy! Monthly event for Primary School children

Weekdays

Toddler Group

Meets every Friday in school term time, 9.30-11.15 

Afternoon Tea for over-60s

Meets monthly. A great chance to chat and catch up!

Time Out

Meets fortnightly. Try your hand at a new skill, card making, felting, and mosaics or bring along your own project.

Rhymes Recollected

Meets fortnightly  Come along and read, or listen to your favourite poems. For over-60s

Get in touch

3 + 10 =

Contact Details

Hilton Church is at 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4UA

Tel:
01463  233310

email:
office@hiltonchurch.org.uk

The Care Team

The Care Team’s role is to provide help and support in various ways for people of all ages in the congregation. These could be a home or hospital visit, a meal in time of crisis, or a listening ear.

If you, or anyone you know needs help in this way, please contact

Church Office:  01463 233310

SUNDAY 27th September

WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH

This morning’s Livestream  service was led by the Macs.  You can find it here, or follow the link below. The gospel passage is Matthew 21 v23-32.

All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213

Nitelife for young people is on this evening at 7.30pm. Please contact Eilidh for more details.

What do Christians believe

Click here to read answers to many of the questions we find ourselves asking.

The Bible Project

Click here for the Bible Project web site, as recommended by Duncan.

Need some practical help?

If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310

It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton Church, we are partnering with the Ness-Side Community Support Group which also has many volunteers across Inverness ready to help . Whatever your need – daily chat, shopping, prescription pick up, grass cutting , dog walking , do call and they will help, no matter how big or small. Their phone number is 01463 353015
Covid 19 Ness-side Inverness Community Support Coronavirus

 

Giving to Hilton Parish Church

 

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it.

(1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable monthly income.
Sort Code: 80-91-26
Account No: 00444375
Account Name: HILTON CHURCH

(2) You can also give through the Give.net link below

(3) Free Will Offering Envelopes – we are conscious that many may wish to continue with this scheme putting money aside each week, and we look forward to receiving these offerings when the crisis comes to an end.

(4) If you would like to give offerings through cheque, these can be made payable to Hilton Church and posted to: Hilton Parish Church, 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness, IV2 4UA

Please note that if you are a tax payer Gift Aid is applicable for all of the above and this can increase our income by 25%. If possible, please complete a Gift Aid declaration (available here or from the church office) and return it to the church office.

We thank you for your support of the ministry of Hilton Church.

 

Hilton Church Facebook Page

Messy Church Facebook Page

Sundays

Services

You’re welcome to join us at the services in Hilton Church

Sunday morning kids' activities

Bring your kids along with you – there’s lots going on 

Young people

Check out the activities for young people 

Messy Church

It’s church, but it’s seriously messy! Monthly event for Primary School children

Weekdays

Toddler Group

Meets every Friday in school term time, 9.30-11.15 

Afternoon Tea for over-60s

Meets monthly. A great chance to chat and catch up!

Time Out

Meets fortnightly. Try your hand at a new skill, card making, felting, and mosaics or bring along your own project.

Rhymes Recollected

Meets fortnightly  Come along and read, or listen to your favourite poems. For over-60s

Get in touch

2 + 3 =

Contact Details

Hilton Church is at 4 Tomatin Road, Inverness IV2 4UA

Church Office: 01463 233310

email:
office@hiltonchurch.org.uk

The Care Team

The Care Team’s role is to provide help and support in various ways for people of all ages in the congregation. These could be a home or hospital visit, a meal in time of crisis, or a listening ear.

If you, or anyone you know needs help in this way, please contact

Church Office: 01463 233310