Monthly Archives: September 2016

Afternoon Tea for the over-60s: photos from Donald

The first of the new season's Afternoon Teas for the over-60s took place on Wednesday - there was a good number of folk present. Can you see yourself in these photos which Donald took? They show Margaret doing the honours of passing birthday greetings to Anne Ross, Ally and Jean Barron and David Budge.

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Housegroup questions on Genesis 37:3-8, 17-22, 26-34; 50:15-21

The main theme  of Duncan’s sermon on Sunday was that patterns of behaviour can be passed on from generation to generation in families as we saw in the ‘family of the Promise’ in Genesis. He also made a comment later in the service about what might learn from the place of dreams in Joseph’s life. These questions focus on these two themes – as always please select the ones which you feel will be most helpful to your group Do you have personal

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Helping others at Christmas: Blythswood’s Shoebox appeal 2016
Shoebox appeal

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal time again! Last year, Blythswood distributed 116,576 shoeboxes to people in need in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.. Help make a difference in someone's life this Christmas by bringing a shoebox wrapped in Christmas paper and filled with simple gifts from the list to the church by late October! Click this image to see a film about the 2016 Appeal:   There's also a

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You love me and you call me to be yours

Lovely song we sang this morning just before the kids left for Sunday Club. It's a song written for children, and yet the words are such they can be sung sincerely by people of all ages, by the 3-year-old on her first day in nursery as much as the Nobel prize winning physicist with the wisdom of a lifetime. Each will bring a different level of understanding and life experience to the words; yet each will find in them an expression of their faith

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The God who speaks in dreams

Near the end of the service this morning, Duncan shared another strand of thought he’d had about the Joseph story. God spoke to Joseph through dreams; there are other examples throughout the Bible of God communicating with people through dreams. It’s a fascinating subject for reflection. Do we believe God communicates to us through dreams today? Have any of us had experiences of God speaking in that way?  Are all dreams from God? If not, how

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The Joseph Story: making our family trees more like the Tree of Life

A report from John on Duncan's sermon this morning. Today Duncan was preaching on excerpts from the later part of Genesis, including some of the key parts of the story of Joseph. (Genesis 37:3-8, 17b-22, 26-34 ; 50:15-21) Duncan remembered preaching a series of 12 sermons on the life of Joseph: today’s would be a brief reflection on the ‘big picture’ of Joseph’s life. The Genesis Family Tree Duncan began by talking about family trees, and

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‘God intended it for good’: Bible readings for tomorrow’s service

Genesis 37:3-8 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornaterobe for him. 4 When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. 5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. 6 He said to them, ‘Listen to this dream I had: 7 we were binding sheaves

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Join me in the kitchen, says Father God: Bake On!

There was dismay round the country on Wednesday evening when the colourful former head teacher Val Stones was the latest contest to leave the Great British Bake Off. I loved her emotional parting comments: "When you bake, you always bake for a reason. And you're giving it to people, so you make it the best you can. And you make it with love. Whenever I make anything, I stir love into it, I knead love into it, so when I present it, it's special.’

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LGOWIT – support group for people with long-term conditions – meeting on 27th September

The next mtg of the LGOWIT Support Group for people with long-term conditions is on Tuesday 27 September at 1.30pm in Hilton Church Hall. Qualified dietician, Anna Bell Higgs, will be providing lots of useful tips and advice on nutrition and healthy eating. Family and carers are welcome to accompany those not able to come along on their own and transport can be arranged, if required.

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Foodbank appeal from Ali Barron

At Harvest time we remember God’s goodness to us and we also reflect on our responsibility to express His love to those in our community and in our world who are in need.  Highland Foodbank this past year has helped 5603 people, so you will appreciate that the need for donations is ongoing. That level of assistance has only been possible due to the continuing generosity of the public and especially members and friends of local churches. Lorna,

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