Monthly Archives: June 2016

Hilton Youth Project…..latest news
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The Summer 2016 update from HYP about the Project's work with young people in the Hilton Area is here. Among several other pieces of news, it contains the following 'Typical week's activities' for the team.

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Hilton Church team head to Romania……
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"Casa Harului - a place where the gap between heaven and earth seems very, very small" Click the picture below to watch a video in which the team of seven who are going from Hilton Church to Romania this summer to help run a summer camp for children with Down Syndrome talk about what lies ahead. Casa Haului is run by Carpathian Aid - there's another group's video giving futher insights insto life at the Casa  here.  

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Afternoon Tea for over-60s
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Donald and Caroline report: the last Afternoon’s Tea was served on Wednesday before the summer breal. Margaret Lamond reads out some birthday wishes. Tusting all will enjoy good summer weather between now and September.

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Congratulations to Barry Dennis!
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Congratulations to Barry Dennis who, for the second time, won the Hilton Golf Challenge on Friday evening. 12 golfers took part in the competition at the 9-hole Cameron Course in Nairn, and there was a lovely meal at the Clubhouse afterwards.

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Questions to help us reflect on Jonathan’s sermon on generosity
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I know there are no house-groups this week, but here are some questions for us to reflect on as we consider Jonathan’s sermon. I guess the starting point is to pray, simply ‘Father, create in me the spirit of love-prompted generosity of which we have heard today. Show me, today, small ways in which I can be generous, in giving my time, in sharing with others what I have, and prompt me as I seek to express your generosity through my life.’ What

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Spirit of generosity: Jonathan’s sermon on 2 Corinthians 8
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Jonathan was preaching today, on 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, in which St Paul shares thoughts on Christian generosity which have lessons to teach the Church at every point in history. Generosity with money is clearly primarily in mind in the passage (although finance is not specifically mentioned.) But as Jonathan pointed out later in his sermon, the principles Paul shares can equally be applied to the giving of time, resources and talents. The background

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Open to God’s serendipities: thoughts from John
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I’m not sure if I should be writing this, but here goes anyway……. Why is it that while some things once learned, are so deeply ingrained in my mind that I never forget them, while I find that other lessons need to be re-learned time and time again? Or at best, while the things learned may remain in my mind, they have been lost at the level of experience. Things have been really busy at work over the last few weeks, so I was delighted to have

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Bible passage for Sunday’s service
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2 Corinthians 8:1-15 The collection for the Lord’s people 8 And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege

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Sunday Club Picnic – this Sunday!
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Sunday Club Picnic:  On Sunday 26th June after the service. Everyone welcome. Bring your own lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Home baking very much appreciated too. (It won't be much like the picture below which is from 15th century France, but I thought the picture is quite fun. Love the dogs and the horses!  John)

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Saturday 25th June: Car Wash for a Cause
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Car Wash for a Cause:  Saturday 25th June, 10am – 4pm.  Get your car washed, enjoy a bacon roll or some home baking with a hot drink, have a go at “beat the goalie” and enjoy other family orientated activities at Hilton Church. From 17th-25th July a team of 7 from Hilton Church will be helping to run a camp in Romania for children with Down Syndrome and their families.  As a team we need to raise £3500 to sponsor the camp, so that the children

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