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Online Communion: Sunday 29th November, 7pm

Online Communion: Sunday 29th November, 7pm

An invitation from Duncan: We haven’t been together for worship at Hilton Church since 15th March. Even although we are beginning our services again this Sunday, it will be a while before many elements of our life together will be as they once were (if ever!) Sharing...

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Advent readings:  recommendations from Duncan

Advent readings: recommendations from Duncan

This Sunday, which is the First Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new church year. This is Year B and you can find the readings for every Sunday over the new year here.  It would be great if you were able to read the four passages in advance of each Sunday, as...

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Do what you can for the kingdom!

Do what you can for the kingdom!

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.   It's a reflection on the rebuilding of the city of  Jerusalem described in the Old Testament from which we can draw lessons about our role as workers in the Kingdom of Heaven...

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Advent Prayers – all welcome!

Advent Prayers – all welcome!

Message from Duncan: When you go on a pilgrimage of any sort, the end of a week is always a significant milestone. An opportunity to look back on all that has been experienced as well as wondering what lies ahead. We are now a week into our Advent Prayers which take...

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Advent Prayers began last night

Advent Prayers began last night

Duncan writes: Thank you to Eilidh and Nitelife for sharing in the first evening of Advent Prayers. Thank you to Carolyn Cload as well for organising the visuals. It was good to be back in the church building after so long. It was rather strange leading a Zoom...

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Sunday Service, 15th November

Sunday Service, 15th November

This Sunday morning at 10am, we are sharing a service led by the Moderator, Martin Fair. It would be nice if we all watch it together.  The link is here and below.  The Bible reading is John 1:1-18 (The Message)

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Dave and the Christmas Rehearsal Reversal

Dave and the Christmas Rehearsal Reversal

Exciting News Alert from Out of the Box Dave and the Christmas Rehearsal Reversal is coming to our YouTube channel in December. More details in the poster below. Please do stick the dates in your diary and share the news with your friends.

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Safer Communities  Safer Scotland

Safer Communities Safer Scotland

The information here (or click link below) ranges from Safety at home - Fire/Gas/Electricity, to Road and Water safety, and also Home Security, Scam prevention and Anti Social Behaviour. There is also useful information relating to Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch...

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Hilton Family Project update: Simeon talks to John

Hilton Family Project update: Simeon talks to John

I had a chat with Simeon Ewing about how Hilton Family Support’s work is progressing. He outlined his activities, and told me he is regularly in contact with around 25 families. He had been hoping as the lockdown eased over the summer to be able to arrange some...

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Advent Services in the Church Building

Advent Services in the Church Building

ADVENT SERVICES IN THE CHURCH BUILDING The Elders met on 3rd November and reviewed the current arrangements for Sunday worship. We have not held a service in the building since 15th March. All of our services since then have been live streamed via Facebook live. With...

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A faith story

A faith story

I loved this reminiscence and faith story which Gavin White, a schoolfriend of mine posted yesterday on his 67th birthday, and share it here with his permission. I always remember Gavin as a very kind and thoughtful young man.  On this day, 67 years ago, I was born in...

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Words which build up…..

Words which build up…..

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.  Think before you speak Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those...

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ADVENT PRAYERS  2020

ADVENT PRAYERS 2020

Message from Duncan: ADVENT PRAYERS 2020  Celtic Advent begins on Sunday 15th November. Duncan will be leading a short time (max 30 minute) of prayer and reflection each evening  at 7pm for 40 days up until Christmas Eve. Using the medium of Zoom for such a gathering...

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Book Group news from Shona

Book Group news from Shona

News from Shona about the Book Group We had a really nice get together last night on Zoom. There were eleven of us there which was lovely. We had a good catch up on news and then discussed the books. The Garden of Small Things by Abi Waxman was an easy read with some...

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Is it cool to be a Christian?

Is it cool to be a Christian?

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn. You can read more of his work here. A young Christian (in years and faith) once said to me, ‘it's not cool to be a Christian with my friends’. I suppose what he really meant was, it's not popular with my non Christian...

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Thanks from the Gunns……

Thanks from the Gunns……

On Friday  20th November, Phil Gunn who was with us over the last year as Probationary Minister will be ordained and inducted as the Minister of Roskeen Parish Church in Alness.  We’re so grateful to Phil, and to Clare, Anna, Ben and Beth for enriching us by their...

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Chase out all that ruins your walk with God

Chase out all that ruins your walk with God

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn. You can read more of his work here. The Angel of the Lord at Bokim 2 The angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your...

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When times are hard and God seems far away….

When times are hard and God seems far away….

How long, Lord? Duncan’s sermon on Psalm 13 -  18 October 2020 An encouragement for us when times are hard, and God seems far away How long, Lord? Will you forget me for ever?     How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts...

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Letter from the Church Board

Letter from the Church Board

There's a new letter from the Congregational Board here. It is an encouraging letter from Ian and Christine, with detailed information about finances, and about improvements to both the buulding and the Light House which have been carried out. Don’t miss it!

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He took me out of the pit  (Psalm 40)

He took me out of the pit (Psalm 40)

Duncan’s sermon on Sunday was, I think, particularly timely. We are continuing to face difficult and challenging times as we head into winter with our fears about our own health and the health of others close to us, fears about employment and money, fears about our...

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Sunday on-line service: 11th October 2020

Today's on-line service, lead by the Macs, is here (or follow link below)  The Bible passage is Psalm 40. With the kind permission of Wild Goose Publications,  we will be using this liturgy from The Wee Worship Book, which we have regularly used at our evening Light...

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Spirit of the Highlands

Spirit of the Highlands

Here's an interesting mail from Amy Atkinson at Highlife Highland highlighting a project to gather brief autobiographical stories reflecting the 'Spirit of the Highlands' This is in connection with the project to re-purpose Inverness Castle so that it reflects...

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Last Aid: on-line course from Highland Hospice

Last Aid: on-line course from Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice have asked us to publicise a free on-line course which they are running - Last Aid. The course is aimed at general members of the public, and designed to create awareness on topics around Death and Dying. For more information, click on this...

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Nitelife: back in the church building

Nitelife: back in the church building

Eilidh writes: Our Hilton Youth Group Nitelife met in the church building yesterday evening. It was the first time the church has been used for an event since March! Was lovely to be back together again in the Sanctuary.

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Rhymes Recollected: 5th October

Rhymes Recollected: 5th October

Another of the fortnightly poetry series when Audrey and John read your favourite poems was live on the Church Facebook page this afternoon. This time, the theme is 'Poems about a special person' - either a person important to you, or important to whoever wrote the...

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Christ will keep your inner compass true

Christ will keep your inner compass true

A very timely and helpful poem on Psalm 49, published today on his blog by Malcolm Guite: Where Christ himself is there to welcome youThen you are home, wherever you may fare.And Christ will keep your inner compass true Though all the world is rushing everywhere,This...

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Meet the Moderator

Meet the Moderator

John Dempster asks Dr Martin Fair about the convictions, vision, and gifts he brings to his role, the faith journey which has shaped him, and the sustaining wisdom of Christian faith in this year of crisis. Meet the Moderator I recently had a chat with Church of...

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News from Cala Ceilidh Band

News from Cala Ceilidh Band

We are absolutely delighted with how well received the single has been folks, it has been very encouraging for all of us. Big things planned, so stay tuned! See Facebook and Instagram @calainverness

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Sunday on-line service: 4th October 2020

Sunday on-line service: 4th October 2020

This morning's online service, led by the Macs is here or follow the link below. The gospel passage was Matthew 21 v 33-45. With the kind permission of Wild Goose Publications,  we used a liturgy from The Wee Worship Book, which we have regularly used at our evening...

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Being in the world

Being in the world

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn Being in the world Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers. Being in the world and being of the world are two...

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News about the Anchor Cafe at the Light House

News about the Anchor Cafe at the Light House

A message from Hannah and Joe.... Hello. We're happy to announce that today we finally started the preparations for getting Anchor Cafe at the Hilton Lighthouse opened for business. We'll keep you updated as things progress over the weeks ahead.   All the best....

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Phil: the lessons I’ve learned

Phil: the lessons I’ve learned

On Sunday we say farewell to Phil Gunn, who has been with us over the last 15 months as Probationary Minister.  But don't worry - he's not going far - he is soon to be ordained as minister of Roskeen Parish Church.  You can read about Phil's earlier experiences here,...

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Farewell to Phil, Clare, Anna, Ben and Beth Gunn

Farewell to Phil, Clare, Anna, Ben and Beth Gunn

This coming Sunday we say 'farewell' to the Gunns. Phil's 15 months as a Probationary Minister comes to an end.  I had a wee chat with Phil about his time with us.  You can read about his experiences before coming to Hilton here, and there's more about the lessons...

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Sunday Service On-line:  27th September

Sunday Service On-line: 27th September

This morning’s Livestream  service was led by the Macs.  You can find it here, or follow the link below. The gospel passage is Matthew 21 v23-32. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213 Nitelife for young people is on this evening at 7.30pm....

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Running the Race

Running the Race

Here's a reflection written by my friend Davy Blackburn which I thought you might like to read. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...

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Phil’s story

Phil’s story

As Phil, Clare and family draw near to an end of their 15 months at Hilton Church, during Phil's time as Probabtionary Minister, here's a reminder of Phil's story up until the time he came to Hilton.  This was published on the old website last August. Phil Gunn “What...

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Saying ‘thankyou’ to Phil and the family

Saying ‘thankyou’ to Phil and the family

Phil Gunn’s time with us comes to an end of Sunday 4th October. He has been a great blessing to us as a congregation, and we will miss him when he goes. We would like to make a presentation to him on his final day. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do...

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Livestream Service: Sunday 20th September

Livestream Service: Sunday 20th September

Hilton Church’s live stream service took place on Facebook - here, or follow the link below.   The service was led by the Macs. Peter is back after his various travels and lead worship during the service. The Gospel reading for Sunday is Matthew 20 v 1-16 All...

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Are there limits to forgiveness?

Are there limits to forgiveness?

Phil’s sermon to us this morning, on Matthew 18:21-24 was a powerful call to us to recognise the wonder of God’s forgiving love and grace in our lives, and having done so, to exercise the same grace and love in our relationships with other people.  Having a forgiving...

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Phil’s sermon on Total Forgiveness

Phil’s sermon on Total Forgiveness

Total Forgiveness  Total forgiveness! This is the heart of Jesus’ teaching here and it comes about because Peter has once again opened his big mouth.  On hearing Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness and how we need to treat each other with love, Peter asks “Well how many...

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On-line service, Sunday 13th September

The service for Sunday 13th September is on the Church Facebook page here.  The Bible reading was Matthew 18:21-35. A dramatized Bible Reading from the Gunn family, and powerful sermon from Phil on the challenge to forgive one another. All music covered by: CCLI...

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Phil Gunn called to Roskeen Parish Church

Phil Gunn called to Roskeen Parish Church

You’ll remember that Phil Gunn preached as sole nominee at Roskeen Parish Church last Sunday.  We’re delighted to announce that the result of the ballot is through, and Phil has been appointed as Roskeen’s new minister! Here’s Rosleen Parish Church’s announcement:...

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On-line service, Sunday 6th September

You can listen to Sunday morning’s service on the Church Facebook page here (or follow link below) With thanks to Getty Music for permission to use Holy Spirit living breath of God. All rights reserved. Used by permission. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and...

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Rhymes Recollected – Monday 7th September

Rhymes Recollected – Monday 7th September

It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday (7th September) – on the Church Facebook page, live at 2pm. The event will be led as usual by Audrey and John, and the theme is ‘The lighter side of life.’ Please let us know the poems on this theme which you'd like us to read!

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All the latest news from Hilton Family Support

All the latest news from Hilton Family Support

Follow this link to read about the outstanding work being done by Hilton Family Support during the lockdown.   It begins:  When we last wrote, our normal groups and activities had been put on “pause” due to Coronavirus. Amazingly that was 5 months ago, and full...

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Returning to the building – your views sought!

Returning to the building – your views sought!

The Kirk Session decided at its most recent meeting to continue Sunday services on line and to review the issue of returning to the building on Tuesday 15th September. In seeking to make the best decisions possible, the Kirk session would like to gauge your views, as...

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Men’s Group news

Men’s Group news

Currently the Men’s Group is meeting fortnightly on Zoom for a catch-up and a closing prayer. The next meeting is on Friday 11th September at 8pm. We’d love to see you there – if you’d like to join us, please contact Graham Neville, and he will send you the link....

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Sunday’s on-line service: 30th August

Today's service, led by David Whillis and Phil Gunn is on Facebook here, or follow the link below. The Bible reading was Matthew 16:21-28. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213 With thanks to CityAlight Music for permission to use "Blessed...

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Blythswood’s Shoe Box Appeal 2020

Blythswood’s Shoe Box Appeal 2020

Firstly, a big thank you for the 110,926 shoeboxes donated in 2019.  These made a huge impact on the recipients, with many living in such dire poverty that this gift, from an unknown person, not only brings smiles, but impacts their lives.  We have now launched our...

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Losing a baby….a conversation

Losing a baby….a conversation

An emotive and compelling conversation... Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, speaks to Dr Karen Palmer and her husband Rev Gordon Palmer, minister of Claremont Parish Church in East Kilbride, about how they coped with the death of their baby...

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Schooldays at Rhymes Recollected

'Back to school' was the theme of yesterday's Rhymes Recollected, the first of the new session, presented live on Facebook by John and Audrey.  We heard lots of great poems about school, or reminding people about their schooldays - some were familiar favourites - The...

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Help needed!

Help needed!

Help needed to weed the paths around the church and Light House! If you can volunteer some time to help with this, please contact Jane at the church office.

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Congratulations to Phil……

Congratulations to Phil……

We're delighted to announce that Phil Gunn will be preaching (on-line!) as the 'sole nominee' at Roskeen Church next Sunday (30th August.)  Congratulations, Phil - and every blessing as you prepare and record the service!  The link will be on this page before next...

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Week of Prayer

Week of Prayer

Here are links to the videos relating to the Moderator's call to 'a week of prayer for Church and Country' Monday 17th August   Morning    Evening Tuesday 18th August    Morning    Evening Wednesday 19th August Morning   Evening Thursday 20th August    Morning   ...

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Rhymes Recollected online is back!

Rhymes Recollected online is back!

Rhymes Recollected online starts again next Monday, with Audrey and John reading your favourite poems! Next Monday's theme is 'Back to school' - please send any poems about schooldays, or poems you learned at school to Audrey or John, or to website@hiltonchurch.org.uk...

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What does it mean to welcome Christ as Cornerstone?

What does it mean to welcome Christ as Cornerstone?

This morning’s theme was Jesus as the ‘cornerstone’, the ‘living stone’.  (1 Peter 2:4-6) I guess what we need to think through is what it means for us as individuals and as a church to have Christ as our cornerstone, the living stone.  What it means in practical,...

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The latest from the Anchor Food Support Project

The latest from the Anchor Food Support Project

News from Hannah and Joe at Anchor Food Support Project Hello. Friday just passed marked the last day of our providing free hot meals to the Inverness community. With the easing of lockdown measures, the ending of our current funding, Hannah and I returning to work...

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Sunday Service – 16th August 2020

The service is on the Church Facebook page here, or follow the link below. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213 With thanks to: CityAlight Music for permission to use The Goodness of Jesus. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Thanks to...

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Online Communion: Sunday 29th November, 7pm

Online Communion: Sunday 29th November, 7pm

An invitation from Duncan: We haven’t been together for worship at Hilton Church since 15th March. Even although we are beginning our services again this Sunday, it will be a while before many elements of our life together will be as they once were (if ever!) Sharing...

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Advent readings:  recommendations from Duncan

Advent readings: recommendations from Duncan

This Sunday, which is the First Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new church year. This is Year B and you can find the readings for every Sunday over the new year here.  It would be great if you were able to read the four passages in advance of each Sunday, as...

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Do what you can for the kingdom!

Do what you can for the kingdom!

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.   It's a reflection on the rebuilding of the city of  Jerusalem described in the Old Testament from which we can draw lessons about our role as workers in the Kingdom of Heaven...

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Advent Prayers – all welcome!

Advent Prayers – all welcome!

Message from Duncan: When you go on a pilgrimage of any sort, the end of a week is always a significant milestone. An opportunity to look back on all that has been experienced as well as wondering what lies ahead. We are now a week into our Advent Prayers which take...

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Advent Prayers began last night

Advent Prayers began last night

Duncan writes: Thank you to Eilidh and Nitelife for sharing in the first evening of Advent Prayers. Thank you to Carolyn Cload as well for organising the visuals. It was good to be back in the church building after so long. It was rather strange leading a Zoom...

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Sunday Service, 15th November

Sunday Service, 15th November

This Sunday morning at 10am, we are sharing a service led by the Moderator, Martin Fair. It would be nice if we all watch it together.  The link is here and below.  The Bible reading is John 1:1-18 (The Message)

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Dave and the Christmas Rehearsal Reversal

Dave and the Christmas Rehearsal Reversal

Exciting News Alert from Out of the Box Dave and the Christmas Rehearsal Reversal is coming to our YouTube channel in December. More details in the poster below. Please do stick the dates in your diary and share the news with your friends.

read more
Safer Communities  Safer Scotland

Safer Communities Safer Scotland

The information here (or click link below) ranges from Safety at home - Fire/Gas/Electricity, to Road and Water safety, and also Home Security, Scam prevention and Anti Social Behaviour. There is also useful information relating to Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch...

read more
Hilton Family Project update: Simeon talks to John

Hilton Family Project update: Simeon talks to John

I had a chat with Simeon Ewing about how Hilton Family Support’s work is progressing. He outlined his activities, and told me he is regularly in contact with around 25 families. He had been hoping as the lockdown eased over the summer to be able to arrange some...

read more
Advent Services in the Church Building

Advent Services in the Church Building

ADVENT SERVICES IN THE CHURCH BUILDING The Elders met on 3rd November and reviewed the current arrangements for Sunday worship. We have not held a service in the building since 15th March. All of our services since then have been live streamed via Facebook live. With...

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A faith story

A faith story

I loved this reminiscence and faith story which Gavin White, a schoolfriend of mine posted yesterday on his 67th birthday, and share it here with his permission. I always remember Gavin as a very kind and thoughtful young man.  On this day, 67 years ago, I was born in...

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Words which build up…..

Words which build up…..

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.  Think before you speak Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those...

read more
ADVENT PRAYERS  2020

ADVENT PRAYERS 2020

Message from Duncan: ADVENT PRAYERS 2020  Celtic Advent begins on Sunday 15th November. Duncan will be leading a short time (max 30 minute) of prayer and reflection each evening  at 7pm for 40 days up until Christmas Eve. Using the medium of Zoom for such a gathering...

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Book Group news from Shona

Book Group news from Shona

News from Shona about the Book Group We had a really nice get together last night on Zoom. There were eleven of us there which was lovely. We had a good catch up on news and then discussed the books. The Garden of Small Things by Abi Waxman was an easy read with some...

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Is it cool to be a Christian?

Is it cool to be a Christian?

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn. You can read more of his work here. A young Christian (in years and faith) once said to me, ‘it's not cool to be a Christian with my friends’. I suppose what he really meant was, it's not popular with my non Christian...

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Thanks from the Gunns……

Thanks from the Gunns……

On Friday  20th November, Phil Gunn who was with us over the last year as Probationary Minister will be ordained and inducted as the Minister of Roskeen Parish Church in Alness.  We’re so grateful to Phil, and to Clare, Anna, Ben and Beth for enriching us by their...

read more
Chase out all that ruins your walk with God

Chase out all that ruins your walk with God

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn. You can read more of his work here. The Angel of the Lord at Bokim 2 The angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I swore to give to your...

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When times are hard and God seems far away….

When times are hard and God seems far away….

How long, Lord? Duncan’s sermon on Psalm 13 -  18 October 2020 An encouragement for us when times are hard, and God seems far away How long, Lord? Will you forget me for ever?     How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts...

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Letter from the Church Board

Letter from the Church Board

There's a new letter from the Congregational Board here. It is an encouraging letter from Ian and Christine, with detailed information about finances, and about improvements to both the buulding and the Light House which have been carried out. Don’t miss it!

read more
He took me out of the pit  (Psalm 40)

He took me out of the pit (Psalm 40)

Duncan’s sermon on Sunday was, I think, particularly timely. We are continuing to face difficult and challenging times as we head into winter with our fears about our own health and the health of others close to us, fears about employment and money, fears about our...

read more

Sunday on-line service: 11th October 2020

Today's on-line service, lead by the Macs, is here (or follow link below)  The Bible passage is Psalm 40. With the kind permission of Wild Goose Publications,  we will be using this liturgy from The Wee Worship Book, which we have regularly used at our evening Light...

read more
Spirit of the Highlands

Spirit of the Highlands

Here's an interesting mail from Amy Atkinson at Highlife Highland highlighting a project to gather brief autobiographical stories reflecting the 'Spirit of the Highlands' This is in connection with the project to re-purpose Inverness Castle so that it reflects...

read more
Last Aid: on-line course from Highland Hospice

Last Aid: on-line course from Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice have asked us to publicise a free on-line course which they are running - Last Aid. The course is aimed at general members of the public, and designed to create awareness on topics around Death and Dying. For more information, click on this...

read more
Nitelife: back in the church building

Nitelife: back in the church building

Eilidh writes: Our Hilton Youth Group Nitelife met in the church building yesterday evening. It was the first time the church has been used for an event since March! Was lovely to be back together again in the Sanctuary.

read more
Rhymes Recollected: 5th October

Rhymes Recollected: 5th October

Another of the fortnightly poetry series when Audrey and John read your favourite poems was live on the Church Facebook page this afternoon. This time, the theme is 'Poems about a special person' - either a person important to you, or important to whoever wrote the...

read more
Christ will keep your inner compass true

Christ will keep your inner compass true

A very timely and helpful poem on Psalm 49, published today on his blog by Malcolm Guite: Where Christ himself is there to welcome youThen you are home, wherever you may fare.And Christ will keep your inner compass true Though all the world is rushing everywhere,This...

read more
Meet the Moderator

Meet the Moderator

John Dempster asks Dr Martin Fair about the convictions, vision, and gifts he brings to his role, the faith journey which has shaped him, and the sustaining wisdom of Christian faith in this year of crisis. Meet the Moderator I recently had a chat with Church of...

read more
News from Cala Ceilidh Band

News from Cala Ceilidh Band

We are absolutely delighted with how well received the single has been folks, it has been very encouraging for all of us. Big things planned, so stay tuned! See Facebook and Instagram @calainverness

read more
Sunday on-line service: 4th October 2020

Sunday on-line service: 4th October 2020

This morning's online service, led by the Macs is here or follow the link below. The gospel passage was Matthew 21 v 33-45. With the kind permission of Wild Goose Publications,  we used a liturgy from The Wee Worship Book, which we have regularly used at our evening...

read more
Being in the world

Being in the world

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn Being in the world Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers. Being in the world and being of the world are two...

read more
News about the Anchor Cafe at the Light House

News about the Anchor Cafe at the Light House

A message from Hannah and Joe.... Hello. We're happy to announce that today we finally started the preparations for getting Anchor Cafe at the Hilton Lighthouse opened for business. We'll keep you updated as things progress over the weeks ahead.   All the best....

read more
Phil: the lessons I’ve learned

Phil: the lessons I’ve learned

On Sunday we say farewell to Phil Gunn, who has been with us over the last 15 months as Probationary Minister.  But don't worry - he's not going far - he is soon to be ordained as minister of Roskeen Parish Church.  You can read about Phil's earlier experiences here,...

read more
Farewell to Phil, Clare, Anna, Ben and Beth Gunn

Farewell to Phil, Clare, Anna, Ben and Beth Gunn

This coming Sunday we say 'farewell' to the Gunns. Phil's 15 months as a Probationary Minister comes to an end.  I had a wee chat with Phil about his time with us.  You can read about his experiences before coming to Hilton here, and there's more about the lessons...

read more
Sunday Service On-line:  27th September

Sunday Service On-line: 27th September

This morning’s Livestream  service was led by the Macs.  You can find it here, or follow the link below. The gospel passage is Matthew 21 v23-32. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213 Nitelife for young people is on this evening at 7.30pm....

read more
Running the Race

Running the Race

Here's a reflection written by my friend Davy Blackburn which I thought you might like to read. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...

read more
Phil’s story

Phil’s story

As Phil, Clare and family draw near to an end of their 15 months at Hilton Church, during Phil's time as Probabtionary Minister, here's a reminder of Phil's story up until the time he came to Hilton.  This was published on the old website last August. Phil Gunn “What...

read more
Saying ‘thankyou’ to Phil and the family

Saying ‘thankyou’ to Phil and the family

Phil Gunn’s time with us comes to an end of Sunday 4th October. He has been a great blessing to us as a congregation, and we will miss him when he goes. We would like to make a presentation to him on his final day. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do...

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Livestream Service: Sunday 20th September

Livestream Service: Sunday 20th September

Hilton Church’s live stream service took place on Facebook - here, or follow the link below.   The service was led by the Macs. Peter is back after his various travels and lead worship during the service. The Gospel reading for Sunday is Matthew 20 v 1-16 All...

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Are there limits to forgiveness?

Are there limits to forgiveness?

Phil’s sermon to us this morning, on Matthew 18:21-24 was a powerful call to us to recognise the wonder of God’s forgiving love and grace in our lives, and having done so, to exercise the same grace and love in our relationships with other people.  Having a forgiving...

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Phil’s sermon on Total Forgiveness

Phil’s sermon on Total Forgiveness

Total Forgiveness  Total forgiveness! This is the heart of Jesus’ teaching here and it comes about because Peter has once again opened his big mouth.  On hearing Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness and how we need to treat each other with love, Peter asks “Well how many...

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On-line service, Sunday 13th September

The service for Sunday 13th September is on the Church Facebook page here.  The Bible reading was Matthew 18:21-35. A dramatized Bible Reading from the Gunn family, and powerful sermon from Phil on the challenge to forgive one another. All music covered by: CCLI...

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Phil Gunn called to Roskeen Parish Church

Phil Gunn called to Roskeen Parish Church

You’ll remember that Phil Gunn preached as sole nominee at Roskeen Parish Church last Sunday.  We’re delighted to announce that the result of the ballot is through, and Phil has been appointed as Roskeen’s new minister! Here’s Rosleen Parish Church’s announcement:...

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On-line service, Sunday 6th September

You can listen to Sunday morning’s service on the Church Facebook page here (or follow link below) With thanks to Getty Music for permission to use Holy Spirit living breath of God. All rights reserved. Used by permission. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and...

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Rhymes Recollected – Monday 7th September

Rhymes Recollected – Monday 7th September

It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday (7th September) – on the Church Facebook page, live at 2pm. The event will be led as usual by Audrey and John, and the theme is ‘The lighter side of life.’ Please let us know the poems on this theme which you'd like us to read!

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All the latest news from Hilton Family Support

All the latest news from Hilton Family Support

Follow this link to read about the outstanding work being done by Hilton Family Support during the lockdown.   It begins:  When we last wrote, our normal groups and activities had been put on “pause” due to Coronavirus. Amazingly that was 5 months ago, and full...

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Returning to the building – your views sought!

Returning to the building – your views sought!

The Kirk Session decided at its most recent meeting to continue Sunday services on line and to review the issue of returning to the building on Tuesday 15th September. In seeking to make the best decisions possible, the Kirk session would like to gauge your views, as...

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Men’s Group news

Men’s Group news

Currently the Men’s Group is meeting fortnightly on Zoom for a catch-up and a closing prayer. The next meeting is on Friday 11th September at 8pm. We’d love to see you there – if you’d like to join us, please contact Graham Neville, and he will send you the link....

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Sunday’s on-line service: 30th August

Today's service, led by David Whillis and Phil Gunn is on Facebook here, or follow the link below. The Bible reading was Matthew 16:21-28. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213 With thanks to CityAlight Music for permission to use "Blessed...

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Blythswood’s Shoe Box Appeal 2020

Blythswood’s Shoe Box Appeal 2020

Firstly, a big thank you for the 110,926 shoeboxes donated in 2019.  These made a huge impact on the recipients, with many living in such dire poverty that this gift, from an unknown person, not only brings smiles, but impacts their lives.  We have now launched our...

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Losing a baby….a conversation

Losing a baby….a conversation

An emotive and compelling conversation... Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, speaks to Dr Karen Palmer and her husband Rev Gordon Palmer, minister of Claremont Parish Church in East Kilbride, about how they coped with the death of their baby...

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Schooldays at Rhymes Recollected

'Back to school' was the theme of yesterday's Rhymes Recollected, the first of the new session, presented live on Facebook by John and Audrey.  We heard lots of great poems about school, or reminding people about their schooldays - some were familiar favourites - The...

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Help needed!

Help needed!

Help needed to weed the paths around the church and Light House! If you can volunteer some time to help with this, please contact Jane at the church office.

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Congratulations to Phil……

Congratulations to Phil……

We're delighted to announce that Phil Gunn will be preaching (on-line!) as the 'sole nominee' at Roskeen Church next Sunday (30th August.)  Congratulations, Phil - and every blessing as you prepare and record the service!  The link will be on this page before next...

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Week of Prayer

Week of Prayer

Here are links to the videos relating to the Moderator's call to 'a week of prayer for Church and Country' Monday 17th August   Morning    Evening Tuesday 18th August    Morning    Evening Wednesday 19th August Morning   Evening Thursday 20th August    Morning   ...

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Rhymes Recollected online is back!

Rhymes Recollected online is back!

Rhymes Recollected online starts again next Monday, with Audrey and John reading your favourite poems! Next Monday's theme is 'Back to school' - please send any poems about schooldays, or poems you learned at school to Audrey or John, or to website@hiltonchurch.org.uk...

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What does it mean to welcome Christ as Cornerstone?

What does it mean to welcome Christ as Cornerstone?

This morning’s theme was Jesus as the ‘cornerstone’, the ‘living stone’.  (1 Peter 2:4-6) I guess what we need to think through is what it means for us as individuals and as a church to have Christ as our cornerstone, the living stone.  What it means in practical,...

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The latest from the Anchor Food Support Project

The latest from the Anchor Food Support Project

News from Hannah and Joe at Anchor Food Support Project Hello. Friday just passed marked the last day of our providing free hot meals to the Inverness community. With the easing of lockdown measures, the ending of our current funding, Hannah and I returning to work...

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Sunday Service – 16th August 2020

The service is on the Church Facebook page here, or follow the link below. All music covered by: CCLI 173761 and Streaming licence 1390213 With thanks to: CityAlight Music for permission to use The Goodness of Jesus. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Thanks to...

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Online Communion: Sunday 29th November, 7pm

Online Communion: Sunday 29th November, 7pm

An invitation from Duncan: We haven’t been together for worship at Hilton Church since 15th March. Even although we are beginning our services again this Sunday, it will be a while before many elements of our life together will be as they once were (if ever!) Sharing...

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Advent readings:  recommendations from Duncan

Advent readings: recommendations from Duncan

This Sunday, which is the First Sunday in Advent marks the beginning of a new church year. This is Year B and you can find the readings for every Sunday over the new year here.  It would be great if you were able to read the four passages in advance of each Sunday, as...

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Do what you can for the kingdom!

Do what you can for the kingdom!

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.   It's a reflection on the rebuilding of the city of  Jerusalem described in the Old Testament from which we can draw lessons about our role as workers in the Kingdom of Heaven...

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Advent Prayers – all welcome!

Advent Prayers – all welcome!

Message from Duncan: When you go on a pilgrimage of any sort, the end of a week is always a significant milestone. An opportunity to look back on all that has been experienced as well as wondering what lies ahead. We are now a week into our Advent Prayers which take...

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