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‘You’re a brick,’ says God.

You’ll have seen from the blog that there was a working party at the church yesterday. About 20 people, fuelled by tea, scones and pancakes, thoroughly spring-cleaned the building. The photograph taken after the team had finished showed how impressive their work had been. The building was sparklingly bright, the chairs in neat rows. But looking at the picture, you realised that something was missing. In a word, people – us! For the Bible’s

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Thanks to everyone who helped clean the church building this morning

Duncan writes: We had a really super 2 hours this morning giving all the church buildings a major clean. Floors were swept and washed, windows were cleaned, carpets were hoovered. We had a team of at least 20 people which made light work of all the work. It's great to see the church looking so clean and tidy, and it was such a good experience to do it with so many other people. Hopefully we can organise these events on an occasional basis. We can

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60 Plus and Times Out

This coming Wednesday 23rd February, Time Out and 60 Plus both meet. Time Out starts at 10am. 'From about 10am till 11.30 we do various crafts, such as mosaicing, felting, card-making, crochet etc, all washed down with coffee, cakes and a good blether! There is a free crèche provided by Childcare Direct, so it’s a really great opportunity to relax and get creative!'  Everyone is welcome!  It costs just £2 to attend, and that covers both refreshments

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You could make a difference to the lives of vulnerable kids in Tanzania

Find out about joining an Inverness ‘work party’ to Tanzania in 2015, helping build homes for vulnerable children and orphans with Scottish charity, the Vine Trust. Everyone's welcome to an information evening about this  project  on Friday 7th March, 7pm - 9pm at Balvonie of Daviot. Details here - if you'd like to go to this event, please register your interest by emailing or calling the number given. No building experience necessary—just

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Service of Thanksgiving

A service of Thanksgiving for Kevin McPhee will take place at Hilton Church at 12 noon on Monday, 24th February. Duncan would appreciate our help in preparing the church for this event:  'I am also writing to ask for help from as many of you as possible. . Pass on the word! The Church buildings are being used for a Childrens' Club throughout this week, which means that we really just have Saturday to get the Church clean and ready to host a very

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Kevin McPhee

At this morning’s service, Duncan told us of the death yesterday morning of Kevin McPhee after a long period of ill-health. Kevin was a young man, in his late 30s, a husband and father of three young children, who worked as a GP in Nairn. He was a man of faith, a deep, gentle faith, evident in his many contributions to the life of Hilton Church. He was a worship leader and led a small group along with his wife Dorcas; he was a friend to many, a

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Hilton Youth Project

How many teenagers from the church have attended Soul Survivor over the last four years? How many children are on the roll of the Scripture Union Group at Cauldeen Primary School? What happens at Thursday lunchtimes in hut 62 at the Royal Academy? Find the answers to these questions, and much more! Click here to read a really encouraging report of Youth Activities and Jonathan's work over the past year!  

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Sheep and many colours

Love this picture, part of a photo Morag took this morning in the creche room. Sheep and coloured plastic balls. We are all, as God's children and followers of Jesus, sheep following the Shepherd. We come from different backgrounds as these sheep do, but we owe allegiance to the one Shepherd. And we are all different - the balls are many different colours, but they are all round. As Christians when it comes to our personalities and life experience

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Faithelement

This morning Duncan recommended a web site called Faithelement, and played a clip from it during the service. Faithelement is a Bible study curriculum for youth and adults that uses multiple forms of media — video, music, text, images — to help groups explore faith and the scriptures. It follows the weekly ‘Lectionary’ passages from the Bible which we also use at Hilton. It’s helpful for group use, as explained below, but can also helpful

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Financial update

Here's a financial update from church treasurer Julie Douglas We are continuing to do great things as a church and in 2013 we repaved the path to the church, redesigned the church website and logo and upgraded and redecorated Jonathan's office to name but a few things. We continue to face financial challenges as do many organisations in these current times of austerity. The board actively works to review spend and keep costs down, but our income

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