Monthly Archives: March 2015

Watch with me: Cathedral exhibition for Easter

Watch with me: the art of Easter Exhibition for Easter at Inverness Cathedral. Sponsored by Bishop Mark Strange, and curated by Heather Gregg of Re:Connect this display is a resource for all of us, focussing our thoughts on the Easter story. Do visit this display before it closes at the end of Good Friday. The Cathedral is open 8.30am-8.00pm this week. Lots of local Christians are involved in the project - there's a picture by Dot Walker in the exhibtion,

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Youth praise band in action

Some photos of Jonathan, Chris and the youth praise band practising before yesterday's service.                          

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Building Plans – to provide a bigger kitchen

At the AGM last week there were discussions regarding future plans for the church building, specifically the kitchen area.  The kitchen is in need of an upgrade and, if possible, it is planned to make some adjustments to the layout of the building to provide a bigger kitchen space. Some plans have been drawn up to show various options for this.  The links below will take you to the different options, there is one showing the current layout and also

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Our personal Hosannas
Palm Sunday image

Thinking of the crowds waving Palm branches and calling out to Jesus ‘Save us!’ as he entered Jerusalem on the donkey. I guess when we gather in Church it’s as though we are all calling out to Jesus, on behalf of ourselves, our community and our world: ‘Save us!’ Perhaps it’s easier to say ‘Hosanna’ as one of the crowd, but what strikes me is that this Palm Sunday each of us as individuals can say ‘Hosanna!’ to Jesus, ‘Save

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Encountering the Unexpected Messiah: Palm Sunday sermon

The theme of this morning’s sermon was ‘Jesus, the unexpected Messiah’ – unexpected not in the sense that the Jewish people were not longing for a rescuer, but in the sense Jesus’ Messianic style was very different from what they’d expected. It’s Palm Sunday, when we remember the events of first day of the week in which Jesus would be crucified, when he rode in to Jerusalem on a ‘colt’, a young donkey.  The Bible reading was from

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Prayer of blessing for Iona Marta

This morning, prayers of blessing were said by Duncan for Iona Märta Harvey. Here are some photos of Iona, her proud parents Elna and Stuart and Duncan! Why was this morning’s event a blessing rather than a baptism? Duncan explained that over the centuries, Christians have interpreted the Bible in different ways when it comes to the timing of baptism. Some Christians believe that because of the covenant relationship between God and God’s people,

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Faith in the Future – report on the event on March 7th now available
faith in the future

Faith In The Future: We now have a summary of the day held last month and also typed transcripts of the various discussions we had in our groups. There are copies of all the paperwork on the notice board in the link corridor. If you would like a copy emailed to you please let Jane know either by phoning the office on 01463 233310 or by email to If you have any further comments or suggestions which come to mind, please

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Palm Sunday: Bible passages for the service

Bible passage for Palm Sunday. I love the picture below, which I just came across today on the Coracle website. For myself, I imagine the scene as a bit more bustling, but there is something about that image of Jesus, calm and stately which is profound, and touches my heart (John) Matthew 21:1-13 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them,

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Girls Brigade Highland Easter Musical

Highland Division Girls' Brigade Easter musical: This musical, "Not Just A Story (It's Real and It's True)" takes place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March at 7.30pm in the Merkinch Community Centre. There will be a few familiar faces from Hilton church taking part. The musical is based on the Easter story. Ticket prices are £5 for adults, £2 for school age children, pre school are free, these are available from Merkinch Community Centre, by phoning

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HYP Exam Revision sessions: advice on studying

As exam season approaches come along and get some sound advice about how to organise your study time and make the most of your revision.  Book your place here. With Ms A. Thomson of Charleston Academy.

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