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Toddler’s Group Coffee Morning: a big ‘thankyou’ from Simeon
Thank you

Message from Simeon: A big thanks to all who helped, who contributed baking, and who came along to our coffee morning on Saturday, or bought left-over baking on Sunday. We raised a very pleasing £182.61, which will go towards some new equipment for the Friday toddlers group.

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Bible passages for Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-11 The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tonguesas the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now

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Litter Picking: This Sunday, 9th June (3.30pm-5pm)
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Litter Picking - this Sunday, 9th June Message from Jonathan: The young people are doing a litter pick around Hilton again this coming Sunday afternoon from 3:30-5:00pm and that we would love for anybody in the church to join us. More hands means more litter picked! A real concrete way of serving our parish. We’ll provide litter picking sticks and bin bags.

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Alex Mackenzie and his mission trip to Israel
Alex Mackenzie

Back in the spring, Alex Mackenzie went on a week-long mission trip to Israel with his friend Alan Pettit from the Free North Church. I met up with him to chat about this, but first of all, I asked Alex to tell me a wee bit about himself. Hilton Church Alex been coming to Hilton Church for about 15 years ever since the person he shared a house with (Angus MacLeod’s sister) invited him along.  His previous church experience was in a Free Church

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Inverness Otherwise: Getting real about the climate challenge
Saving the earth

A personal reflection from John Dempster Inverness Otherwise This week, between Ascension and Pentecost, we are asked to focus on the theme ‘Thy Kingdom Come,’ praying for our world, our communities, families, and friends. When we say a heartfelt ‘Thy Kingdom Come,’ we have in mind two levels to the fulfilment of that prayer. The immediate level:  ‘Father, we open our hearts to your life-changing presence. Come among us, come into this

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General Assembly – Life and Work report
Life and Work

Decisions taken at the 2019 General Assembly have the potential to reshape the Church of Scotland at every level. To help Church members and congregations engage with the reform process, Life and Work has released a FREE four-page guide summarising the key decisions. Here's a link to it.

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Laura Keen: at work with the Bless Network
Laura Keen

At yesterday’s service, Laura Keen reported on her time as an  Intern with  the Bless Network, September – December 2018.  Thanks so much for sharing this, Laura. Bless is a missional movement which moved its base to Normandy in 2009, starting up Bethany, a training centre for worship, prayer and mission, directed and run by Chrissie and Gerard Kelly. They are currently church planting in three different spots across France but equipping people

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Thy Kingdom Come: Let’s join together in prayer, 31st May – 9th June
Thy Kingdom Come

This morning, Duncan invited us as individuals, families, friends, and church groups to become involved together in the Thy Kingdom Come   initiative Thy Kingdom Come is a movement of prayer, begun by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016. It calls people to a focused time of prayer between the festivals of Ascension and Pentecost (May 31st to June 9th 2019), for people to hear and respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are all invited

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Called to be witnesses
Salt of the earth

‘You will be my witnesses’ (Acts 1:8)  Duncan spoke this morning on Acts 1:1-11.  Here's a link to the video on that theme which we watched. Last Thursday was ‘ascension day’ when Christians remember that Jesus, 40 days after his resurrection, returned to the spiritual dimension from which he had come. Duncan didn’t focus on the mechanics of what took place, simply noting that Luke, the author of Acts, presents it as an event which actually

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Duncan: 25th anniversary ceilidh
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25th Anniversary Ceilidh: On Friday, 14th June at 7pm there will be a ceilidh in the church to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the induction/ordination of Rev Duncan MacPherson to Hilton Parish Church. There will be a cold buffet and if you happy to contribute to this please see the sign-up sheet in the link corridor.

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