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The other side of the hedge: Tom Foy shares a poignant memory
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Back in the late 60's, early 70's I worked as a Sanitary Inspector.  We were Jack of all trades, masters of none.  Our bible was the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897 as amended.  Section 16 dealt with public nuisances.  If someone died intestate they would start to rot and smell.  Hey ho!  A public health nuisance.   So we had to “abate” the nuisance by registering the death, hiring an undertaker, securing a burial and arranging for

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Congratulations to David Whillis
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Our warmest congratulations to David Whillis, who today passed his final ministry training review. This means that David will be ordained as a local minister (Ordained Local Minister) by Inverness Presbytery at Hilton Parish Church at a service on Friday, 24th January at 7pm.  Everyone is welcome to be at that service to celebrate this significant milestone in David’s ministry.

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Bible passage for Sunday’s service
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Isaiah 2:1-5 The mountain of the Lord 2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many peoples will come and say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may

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Duncan: more about the Camino
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Message from Duncan about last Sunday evening's talk on the Camino: It was really encouraging to have so many people coming out last Sunday evening to find out more about the experience of walking the Camino: I didn’t show this clip at the event, but it gives a very good impression of what a day on the Camino looks like.

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Thanks from Duncan to the Messy Church Team
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In the wake of the most recent Messy Church on Sunday afternoon I wanted to express a note of thankfulness to everyone involved in supporting this ministry, and there are many. Simeon, Phil & Dot together with a good team of helpers were involved in all kind of crafts in the church while others were co-ordinating more sporting activities in the large hall. While all this was going on Margaret, Kathleen, Angela and Carolyn were busy preparing

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Clean up the world
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This morning, Julie Keene  showed us this video and spoke to us about Tear Fund's 'Stop the Rubbish Campaign'  There's also a Tear Fund Blog Post here. Julie highlighted how fortunate we are to have regular rubbish collections, in contrast to s billion of the world's poorest people.  Major companies continue to sell these people bottled products, while knowing that their only way of disposing of the bottles is by burning them, which releases noxious

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God’s fragile people: a summary of Duncan’s sermon this morning
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This morning Duncan continued reflecting on the story Jesus told which we know as ‘The parable of the good Samaritan.’ (Luke 10:25-37) In the introduction to the story, the Shema, which we have bee reflecting on over the last couple of months, is quoted by a religious expert when Jesus asked him what the Law taught on how to inherit eternal life:  ‘“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength

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Cafe Concert on Sunday 15th December, in aid of Hilton Family Support
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Cafe Concert in Hilton Church on Sunday 15th Dec at 7.30pm with music from Cala Ceilidh, Peter Macpherson, Anna MacLeod and Julie Keen.  All proceeds to go to Hilton Family Support groups run by Simeon.

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Congregational Lunch – 8th December
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Congregational Lunch:  The next Congregational Lunch will be held on Sunday, 8th December after the morning service.  More information provided nearer the time.

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Men’s Gathering – 30th November
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Men’s Gathering:  The next Hilton men's group gathering will be at Rollerbowl on Saturday 30th November at 7pm. We are planning a few games of bowls, and there are still a few places left for the lanes we have booked.  Please contact Simon Varwell or Phil Gunn if you haven't already signed up or are not a part of the email or WhatsApp groups.

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