Monthly Archives: October 2015

News from Trish Taylor (Campbell)
TRish Taylor

News from Trish Taylor - Duncan heard from her by email this week, and writes: Many of the congregation will remember Trish Taylor (formerly Campbell). About 15 years ago, we supported Trish on a 2 year world exchange programme to Jamaica which led to her training to become a primary school teacher. after teaching in Edinburgh and Quatar, she is now principal teacher of a school on the Cayman Islands. Here's a link to a news story about the kids

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Book Group report from Shona
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Book group met last Thursday at Christine MacDonald's. The group was small in number this time, but be had a good time discussing  Night Waking by Sarah Moss and Longbourn by Jo Baker. I think Longbourn was rated higher with a 4/5 while Night Waking got 3/5. This month 2 books have been chosen: Pay it forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde and/or I let you go by Claire MacIntosh. We will meet again on Thursday 26th November at 7.30 at Angela MacLeods.

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Lessons from ancient kings – Bible passages for tomorrow’s service

Here’s the Bible reading for tomorrow’s service. Two stories about ancient kings, which may not initially seem too relevant to us. They tell the sad narrative of how the twelve tribes of Israel split decisively into two kingdoms because of the arrogant decision of Solomon’s son Rehoboam. Here are some themes to think about: The idea that true kingship – and true leadership in all contexts is about serving, not bigging yourself up. The conflicting

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News from Brian in Seoul (16)

Here's the impressive stadium in impressive surroundings where Brian's team played league leaders Diago in South Korea today. It was a 3-3 draw, Diego scoring a last-minute equaliser.

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Andrew Dunn – making a difference in Madina

Andrew Dunn, a General Practitioner who attends Hilton Church flew out today on a medical trip to Sierra Leone. He is away for about 3 weeks. Andrew is visiting Madina (in the North West of the country) and the more central Makeni to see first-hand the medical work supported by the charity HelpMadina, and hopes to have the opportunity to assist in their projects. Andrew hopes to send us some updates and photos over the next three weeks – so watch

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This Friday – Street Pastors Prayer Event
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A message from Street Pastors: 25-31 October is this year's Prayer Week for Street Pastors. During this time, Wendy Thomas, the National (UK) Prayer Co-ordinator for Street Pastors, is driving (together with her husband Colin) from Land's End to John O'Groats and encouraging prayer, meeting up with Street and Prayer Pastors/Supporters en route each evening in the places where they will stay overnight. We have the great opportunity of Wendy being

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What will you put in yours?: Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2015
Shoebox appeal

Why not take part in Blythswood Care's 2015 Shoebox Project to bring joy to someone in need in Eastern Europe? Full details of the project and what to put in your shoebox are here. And here's the video about the project. Please return completed shoeboxes to the church by Sunday 8th November, and they'll be collected. If you don’t feel you could fill a box but would like to contribute any of the items required they can also be placed in the box

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A new adventure starts at Hilton on Sunday evening  (1st November) – Storytime! It’s an informal gathering to spend time in worship – seeking to meet with God. There won’t be a formal sermon but there will be a chance to chat to one another about God and - hence the name, - to share stories.  Stories about what God is doing and saying in your life in that moment or in the past weeks, months, years. The aim is to encourage one another in

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News from Brian in Seoul (15)
Brian - coaching kids

Wee update from Brian in Seoul: 'That's me got confirmation I'm here till end of season . My original return date was today, 27th, but now 28 - 30 November! So I feel again that I want to,'obey the call I've been given ' but humanly speaking it feels tough as really miss home and all things connected with home. In big scheme of things it's not to long but in the moment seems long!' Brian, our thoughts and prayer remain with you as you face up to

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Please pray for the Youth Alpha course
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Jonathan Fraser and Fiona Waite along with the young people in Nightlife are running a Youth Alpha course which starts tomorrow night (Tuesday 27th October) at 7:00 – 8:30pm at the Lighthouse.  They say ‘We will be using the Youth Alpha Film Series hope it will become an annual feature on the Youth Project calendar.’ Jonathan adds: ‘I wonder if you would join us in praying for the course, for the young people in Nitelife who have invited

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