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Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Please join us for the worship service held at 10am on Sunday 7th March on the Church Facebook page. The readings for Sunday are: Exodus 20:1-17     Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22 Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan recommended,...

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Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

#LIVE LENT 2021 Here are details of the resources for Lent which Duncan recommended to us this morning.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February, and ends on Easter Sunday, 4th April.  You can watch the introductory video here or follow the link below. There are...

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Rhymes Recollected: Monday 8th at 2pm. Theme: Nature

Rhymes Recollected: Monday 8th at 2pm. Theme: Nature

The next Rhymes Recollected takes place on Monday,8th March at 2pm on the Church Facebook page, when Audrey and John will be reading poems on Nature – in the widest sense of the word! Please let them have details of poems on the ‘nature’ theme which you’d like to hear...

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Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

‘What a heritage!’ said Murray McChyene.  He was talking about the father whose name he shares,  Robert Murray McCheyne who passed away in December. ‘My dad had a massive influence on me.’ And the heritage stretches back further – Murray believes he is related to the...

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News from the Anchor Cafe

News from the Anchor Cafe

Good morning. No food pics today, doesn't mean that we don't have any, it's just that the sky is looking particularly amazing. Not going to lie, it's been a tough few months. Travelling through the snow and ice from Drumnadrochit each morning for a handful of...

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Stated Annual Meeting

Stated Annual Meeting

Stated Annual Meeting: This meeting will take place on Sunday, 14th March at 11am. Once a year we require to present the annual accounts and elect new members to our Congregational Board. This year the meeting will take place via Zoom. More details on how to access...

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Sunday 28th February: on-line service

Sunday 28th February: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am, led by David and Jo Whillis.  You can watch it here. The Bible readings were: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16  Psalm 22:23-31  Romans 4:13-25  Mark 8:31-38  Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan and Shona...

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Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

'Rhymes Recollected Online' took place today, 22nd February on the Church Facebook page.  The theme was 'February Favourites, and John and Audrey were joined by Shona MacBryer, who read a Gaelic poem by Sorley Maclean.  Don't miss it!  Watch today's 'Rhymes...

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Book Group Report from Shona

Book Group Report from Shona

We had a lovely catch up last night with nine of us on Zoom. It was great to see folk ( albeit online) and to hear their news. We discussed our two books: The Binding by Bridget Collins received mixed reviews. It was thought to be a bit weird and the idea of binding...

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Hope is coming…..

An email from Philip Todd at Fellowship Film. The song, from The Gaelic King is by Matthew Todd. Hope is coming So it's February... 2021 has well and truly begun, but so far it seems like not a lot has changed since last year. The pandemic continues to sweep the...

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Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Reflections on the #Live Lent themes from the MacPhersons. Day 4   (Duncan) Here's the wonderful picture Calling the Disciples which Duncan is discussing in today's video.  It is by He Qi.  (See his website here.)Day 3   (Duncan and Shona)Day 2   Ash Wednesday ...

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Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.  You can watch it here. Genesis 9:8-17   Psalm 25:1-10  1 Peter 3:18-22  Mark 1:9-15 Shona reflects with the children on the promise God gave to Noah, symbolised by the rainbow. It’s a sign that God is a...

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Resources for Lent and Easter

Resources for Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter resources For Lent: https://40acts.org.uk/  40 days, 40 challenges, 40 ways to make a difference. https://licc.org.uk/resources/trusting-god-journey/ Trusting God, a 40-day prayer journey https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/lent/ Various reflective...

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What is the Church and why is it important?

What is the Church and why is it important?

The Rev Professor Andrew McGowan, former minister of the East church and Professor of Theology, is now Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology. The centre is concerned with the education and formation of ministers and elders, the promotion of...

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Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

This morning’s livestream worship service was held at 10am.  You can watch it here, or follow the link below. The Bible readings were: 2 Kings 2:1-12    Psalm 50:1-6    2 Corinthians 4:3-6    Mark 9:2-9 Today we were thinking about the Transfiguration, when three of...

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For Syrian Refugees….

For Syrian Refugees….

Message from Margaret Johnston: This a picture of the bags I have collected for Syrian refugees 16 in all, I emailed the church book club and got a lot to add to the 7 I had already collected. They're being uplifted from my house next week.

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Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Sunday’s Old Testament reading – Isaiah 40:21-31  – was the passage read by Scottish athlete and missionary Eric Liddell when he was preaching at the Scots Kirk in Paris during the Paris Olympics in 1924. He had refused because of his principles to run in the heats...

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Mental Health Crisis Support

Mental Health Crisis Support

From the Inverness Presbytery Church Support Newsletter: Mental Health Crisis Support For people struggling with severe issues around social isolation, mental well being, and for those in crisis, support is available from Mikeysline and Samaritans. Mikeysline was...

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Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

‘Listening Ear’ at Culduthel Christian Centre - an article from the Inverness Presbytery Church Support n ewsletter. A time to be listened to, in confidence, and without judgement By Janet Logue Feeling isolated, lonely, or disconnected? Struggling with feeling low or...

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Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

We all tell ourselves stories about who we are: as individuals, as communities and as the church. But there’s a bigger story – one that changes everything. It’s the story of God, and we’re invited to be a part of it. This is the theme of Tearfund's new Lent...

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Sunday 7th February Livestream service

Sunday 7th February Livestream service

You can catch up with the livestream worship service held this morning at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Isaiah 40 : 21-31  Psalm 147 : 1-11, 20c  1 Corinthians 9 : 16-23  Mark 1 : 29-39...

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Darkness cannot overcome the light

Darkness cannot overcome the light

I love this poem Peter wrote and shared during this morning's service!  A reminder that being an agent of light matters, and makes a difference. (John) darkness cannot overcome the light but it sure is trying for the people walking in darkness have seen a great light...

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Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Although we haven’t been able to enjoy  the flower arrangements which are normally in church each week, since May the flower team have delivered 66 bunches of flowers/plants to members of the congregation and folk in the parish.  A big ‘thank you’ to all who donate to...

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Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Our  livestream worship service at took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.   You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Deuteronomy 18:15-20    Psalm 111   1 Corinthians 8:1-13   Mark 1:21-28

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News from the Book Group

News from the Book Group

Wee report from Shona about last week’s Book Group meeting Hi everyone, We had a lovely catch up last Thursday night on Zoom. Sorry to those who were not able to join us but had hoped to! We covered lots of interesting topics of conversation and then got round to...

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Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Duncan writes: The wekly livestream worship service took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.  You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. Jonah 3:1-5,10   Psalm 62:5-12   1 Corinthians 7:29-31   Mark 1:14-20 

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Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Duncan writes: You are warmly invited to join us for a livestream worship service which was held at 10am on Sunday morning. Watch it here, or follow the link below. Having made a beginning to the gospel of Mark last week, the lectionary breaks off into John’s gospel...

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Adventures with God

Adventures with God

From the Inverness Presbytery Newsletter: God is calling us to join Him in the real adventure of redeeming our part of the world, especially now as we struggle in lockdown. But how can we do this more effectively? That is a main question Fiona Morrison and Paul...

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Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Here's a video showing the most recent lorry load of donations from 'The Highlands Support Refugees' arriving in Chios. Sadly due to the pandemic we have been unable to collect donations at the church for some time. Hopefully once restrictions ease we can look forward...

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Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Join Audrey and John for the first Rhymes Recollected Online in 2021. Monday 11th January at 2pm.  The theme will be 'Looking back/looking forward.'  Audrey and John will be sharing poems familiar and less familiar - please get in touch to let us know what poems you'd...

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You are my beloved, my delight

You are my beloved, my delight

'You are my beloved, my delight.' Here's a lovely poem by Malcolm Guite (from his collection Sounding the Seasons) about the baptism of Jesus, and what it reveals, and a link to a musical reworking of the poem by Steve Bell. Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;...

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Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday Service on 10th January was livestreamed at 10am from the Church Facebook page. You can watch it here, or follow the link below. A message from Duncan: The lectionary readings for this Sunday are Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19 :1-7 Mark 1:1-11 This is the year...

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Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Good morning! After much deliberation we have decided to remain open for takeaway! 11am - 4pm Given the layout of the cafe, we believe social distancing is easily achievable. To try and minimise time spent on the premises, we would like to encourage customers to phone...

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Advent Prayers – a message from Duncan

Advent Prayers – a message from Duncan

Duncan writes: Thank you to everyone who has gathered with me each evening at 7pm for a time of sharing and prayer over Celtic Advent which began on 15th November. The fellowship has been rich and the reflections from Celtic Advent: 40 days of devotions to Christmas ...

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Christmas Eve Carol Service

Christmas Eve Carol Service

A Carol Service for Christmas Eve from 12 Inverness Churches. The service is slightly different to what was streamed on Sunday evening, the 20th. It will be premiered on the Church Facebook Page at 6.30 on Thursday 24th December

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Unlocking Christmas with Hope

Unlocking Christmas with Hope

12 local churches come together as one to bring you a message this Christmas   Join us daily at 6.30pm here  from tomorrow (Friday 11th December) as we begin ‘Unlocking Christmas with Hope’ For more information you can email thykingdomcomeinverness@gmail.com We...

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Hilton Family Support Christmas News

Hilton Family Support Christmas News

Simeon Ewing shares the latest news from Hilton Family Support, and there's a message from Project Chair Barry Dennis. You can read it below, or here as a PDF. Christmas 2020 Dear supporters, It’s hard to think that Christmas is just round the corner. It may be a...

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Services on 20th December

Services on 20th December

Sunday 20th December 2020 is the 4th Sunday in Advent.  There was a service in the Church at 10am,, and this service was live on the Church Facebook page.  You can watch it here, or follow the link below. At 6.30pm, we’ll be sharing in the joint Carol Service put...

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Worried about money?

Worried about money?

Worrying About Money? Follow the steps in the attached leaflet to find available financial advice and support in Highland. An advice leaflet from the Highland Council and other local agencies. A3 version here; Foldable version here

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Christmas on BBC Scotland – news from the Moderator

Christmas on BBC Scotland – news from the Moderator

In addition to Sunday Services and now, Reflections from the Quay, the BBC Scotland channel are broadcasting a Christmas Day version of ‘The Service’ at 12noon on 25 December, and the Resolutions programme featuring the ‘Scented Lament’ will be shown on BBC1 Scotland...

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‘Stories of Hope’ report

‘Stories of Hope’ report

The report, released on 7 December, found that churches across Scotland have delivered 212,214 individual acts of support with the help of more than 3,000 volunteers. Church-led projects in over 180 locations, from the Highlands to the Borders, were able to reach the...

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Letter from Duncan

Letter from Duncan

A letter from Duncan with Christmas Greetings, news about services, the Anchor Cafe, and plans for the future.  You can read it as a PDF here. Dear Friends, In a normal year, I would be expecting to see most of you face to face over the next 10 days at one of the...

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Christmas – a poem by Margaret Johnston

Christmas – a poem by Margaret Johnston

Here's a new poem by Margaret Johnston, which she wrote for yesterday's  Rhymes Recollected: Christmas It's almost here, it's coming fastThat special time of yearBut alas, alack, what changes now,A different one I fear. To get the food and presents inTo get it all...

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Rhymes Recollected: Celebrations

Rhymes Recollected: Celebrations

It was online Rhymes Recollected this afternoon: Audrey and John read poems about celbrating love, celebrating the coming of Light and Love at Christmas, celebrating the turn of the year. You can watch the session here, or follow the link below.

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God of all comfort

God of all comfort

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.  2 Cor 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Duncan writes: Last night we incorporated a 15 minute mindfulness session into our Advent prayer gathering. Rhona Mackenzie who led our time together last night, also ran a session for us at the Lighthouse earlier this year. On both occasions, people sharing found the...

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Sunday Morning in the Church – 20th December

Sunday Morning in the Church – 20th December

Sunday Morning Service in the Church - 20th December at 10am - if you would like to come please phone or email Jane in the office to book a seat - details below ...... As per Government instructions we can only accommodate a maximum of 42 people in total in the...

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Learning from the Advent Wreath

Learning from the Advent Wreath

This morning, before Jane lit the second Advent Candle in our Advent Wreath, Duncan explained the significance of the wreath. I was struck that he described it as ‘part of our worship’, reminding us that it’s symbolism points to Jesus. Up until ten years ago, Duncan...

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Book Group report from Shona

Book Group report from Shona

Hi ladies We had a very nice Bookgroup Zoom meet last night. We discussed our books, chose new ones, planned our Christmas Social and organised Secret Santa!! Phew! Our first book was The Ninth Child by Sally Magnusson . We enjoyed the history around the story and the...

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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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Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Please join us for the worship service held at 10am on Sunday 7th March on the Church Facebook page. The readings for Sunday are: Exodus 20:1-17     Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22 Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan recommended,...

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Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

#LIVE LENT 2021 Here are details of the resources for Lent which Duncan recommended to us this morning.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February, and ends on Easter Sunday, 4th April.  You can watch the introductory video here or follow the link below. There are...

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Rhymes Recollected: Monday 8th at 2pm. Theme: Nature

Rhymes Recollected: Monday 8th at 2pm. Theme: Nature

The next Rhymes Recollected takes place on Monday,8th March at 2pm on the Church Facebook page, when Audrey and John will be reading poems on Nature – in the widest sense of the word! Please let them have details of poems on the ‘nature’ theme which you’d like to hear...

read more
Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

‘What a heritage!’ said Murray McChyene.  He was talking about the father whose name he shares,  Robert Murray McCheyne who passed away in December. ‘My dad had a massive influence on me.’ And the heritage stretches back further – Murray believes he is related to the...

read more
News from the Anchor Cafe

News from the Anchor Cafe

Good morning. No food pics today, doesn't mean that we don't have any, it's just that the sky is looking particularly amazing. Not going to lie, it's been a tough few months. Travelling through the snow and ice from Drumnadrochit each morning for a handful of...

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Stated Annual Meeting

Stated Annual Meeting

Stated Annual Meeting: This meeting will take place on Sunday, 14th March at 11am. Once a year we require to present the annual accounts and elect new members to our Congregational Board. This year the meeting will take place via Zoom. More details on how to access...

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Sunday 28th February: on-line service

Sunday 28th February: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am, led by David and Jo Whillis.  You can watch it here. The Bible readings were: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16  Psalm 22:23-31  Romans 4:13-25  Mark 8:31-38  Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan and Shona...

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Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

'Rhymes Recollected Online' took place today, 22nd February on the Church Facebook page.  The theme was 'February Favourites, and John and Audrey were joined by Shona MacBryer, who read a Gaelic poem by Sorley Maclean.  Don't miss it!  Watch today's 'Rhymes...

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Book Group Report from Shona

Book Group Report from Shona

We had a lovely catch up last night with nine of us on Zoom. It was great to see folk ( albeit online) and to hear their news. We discussed our two books: The Binding by Bridget Collins received mixed reviews. It was thought to be a bit weird and the idea of binding...

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Hope is coming…..

An email from Philip Todd at Fellowship Film. The song, from The Gaelic King is by Matthew Todd. Hope is coming So it's February... 2021 has well and truly begun, but so far it seems like not a lot has changed since last year. The pandemic continues to sweep the...

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Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Reflections on the #Live Lent themes from the MacPhersons. Day 4   (Duncan) Here's the wonderful picture Calling the Disciples which Duncan is discussing in today's video.  It is by He Qi.  (See his website here.)Day 3   (Duncan and Shona)Day 2   Ash Wednesday ...

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Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.  You can watch it here. Genesis 9:8-17   Psalm 25:1-10  1 Peter 3:18-22  Mark 1:9-15 Shona reflects with the children on the promise God gave to Noah, symbolised by the rainbow. It’s a sign that God is a...

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Resources for Lent and Easter

Resources for Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter resources For Lent: https://40acts.org.uk/  40 days, 40 challenges, 40 ways to make a difference. https://licc.org.uk/resources/trusting-god-journey/ Trusting God, a 40-day prayer journey https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/lent/ Various reflective...

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What is the Church and why is it important?

What is the Church and why is it important?

The Rev Professor Andrew McGowan, former minister of the East church and Professor of Theology, is now Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology. The centre is concerned with the education and formation of ministers and elders, the promotion of...

read more
Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

This morning’s livestream worship service was held at 10am.  You can watch it here, or follow the link below. The Bible readings were: 2 Kings 2:1-12    Psalm 50:1-6    2 Corinthians 4:3-6    Mark 9:2-9 Today we were thinking about the Transfiguration, when three of...

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For Syrian Refugees….

For Syrian Refugees….

Message from Margaret Johnston: This a picture of the bags I have collected for Syrian refugees 16 in all, I emailed the church book club and got a lot to add to the 7 I had already collected. They're being uplifted from my house next week.

read more
Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Sunday’s Old Testament reading – Isaiah 40:21-31  – was the passage read by Scottish athlete and missionary Eric Liddell when he was preaching at the Scots Kirk in Paris during the Paris Olympics in 1924. He had refused because of his principles to run in the heats...

read more
Mental Health Crisis Support

Mental Health Crisis Support

From the Inverness Presbytery Church Support Newsletter: Mental Health Crisis Support For people struggling with severe issues around social isolation, mental well being, and for those in crisis, support is available from Mikeysline and Samaritans. Mikeysline was...

read more
Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

‘Listening Ear’ at Culduthel Christian Centre - an article from the Inverness Presbytery Church Support n ewsletter. A time to be listened to, in confidence, and without judgement By Janet Logue Feeling isolated, lonely, or disconnected? Struggling with feeling low or...

read more
Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

We all tell ourselves stories about who we are: as individuals, as communities and as the church. But there’s a bigger story – one that changes everything. It’s the story of God, and we’re invited to be a part of it. This is the theme of Tearfund's new Lent...

read more
Sunday 7th February Livestream service

Sunday 7th February Livestream service

You can catch up with the livestream worship service held this morning at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Isaiah 40 : 21-31  Psalm 147 : 1-11, 20c  1 Corinthians 9 : 16-23  Mark 1 : 29-39...

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Darkness cannot overcome the light

Darkness cannot overcome the light

I love this poem Peter wrote and shared during this morning's service!  A reminder that being an agent of light matters, and makes a difference. (John) darkness cannot overcome the light but it sure is trying for the people walking in darkness have seen a great light...

read more
Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Although we haven’t been able to enjoy  the flower arrangements which are normally in church each week, since May the flower team have delivered 66 bunches of flowers/plants to members of the congregation and folk in the parish.  A big ‘thank you’ to all who donate to...

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Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Our  livestream worship service at took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.   You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Deuteronomy 18:15-20    Psalm 111   1 Corinthians 8:1-13   Mark 1:21-28

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News from the Book Group

News from the Book Group

Wee report from Shona about last week’s Book Group meeting Hi everyone, We had a lovely catch up last Thursday night on Zoom. Sorry to those who were not able to join us but had hoped to! We covered lots of interesting topics of conversation and then got round to...

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Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Duncan writes: The wekly livestream worship service took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.  You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. Jonah 3:1-5,10   Psalm 62:5-12   1 Corinthians 7:29-31   Mark 1:14-20 

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Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Duncan writes: You are warmly invited to join us for a livestream worship service which was held at 10am on Sunday morning. Watch it here, or follow the link below. Having made a beginning to the gospel of Mark last week, the lectionary breaks off into John’s gospel...

read more
Adventures with God

Adventures with God

From the Inverness Presbytery Newsletter: God is calling us to join Him in the real adventure of redeeming our part of the world, especially now as we struggle in lockdown. But how can we do this more effectively? That is a main question Fiona Morrison and Paul...

read more
Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Here's a video showing the most recent lorry load of donations from 'The Highlands Support Refugees' arriving in Chios. Sadly due to the pandemic we have been unable to collect donations at the church for some time. Hopefully once restrictions ease we can look forward...

read more
Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Join Audrey and John for the first Rhymes Recollected Online in 2021. Monday 11th January at 2pm.  The theme will be 'Looking back/looking forward.'  Audrey and John will be sharing poems familiar and less familiar - please get in touch to let us know what poems you'd...

read more
You are my beloved, my delight

You are my beloved, my delight

'You are my beloved, my delight.' Here's a lovely poem by Malcolm Guite (from his collection Sounding the Seasons) about the baptism of Jesus, and what it reveals, and a link to a musical reworking of the poem by Steve Bell. Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;...

read more
Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday Service on 10th January was livestreamed at 10am from the Church Facebook page. You can watch it here, or follow the link below. A message from Duncan: The lectionary readings for this Sunday are Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19 :1-7 Mark 1:1-11 This is the year...

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Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Good morning! After much deliberation we have decided to remain open for takeaway! 11am - 4pm Given the layout of the cafe, we believe social distancing is easily achievable. To try and minimise time spent on the premises, we would like to encourage customers to phone...

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Advent Prayers – a message from Duncan

Advent Prayers – a message from Duncan

Duncan writes: Thank you to everyone who has gathered with me each evening at 7pm for a time of sharing and prayer over Celtic Advent which began on 15th November. The fellowship has been rich and the reflections from Celtic Advent: 40 days of devotions to Christmas ...

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Christmas Eve Carol Service

Christmas Eve Carol Service

A Carol Service for Christmas Eve from 12 Inverness Churches. The service is slightly different to what was streamed on Sunday evening, the 20th. It will be premiered on the Church Facebook Page at 6.30 on Thursday 24th December

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Unlocking Christmas with Hope

Unlocking Christmas with Hope

12 local churches come together as one to bring you a message this Christmas   Join us daily at 6.30pm here  from tomorrow (Friday 11th December) as we begin ‘Unlocking Christmas with Hope’ For more information you can email thykingdomcomeinverness@gmail.com We...

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Hilton Family Support Christmas News

Hilton Family Support Christmas News

Simeon Ewing shares the latest news from Hilton Family Support, and there's a message from Project Chair Barry Dennis. You can read it below, or here as a PDF. Christmas 2020 Dear supporters, It’s hard to think that Christmas is just round the corner. It may be a...

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Services on 20th December

Services on 20th December

Sunday 20th December 2020 is the 4th Sunday in Advent.  There was a service in the Church at 10am,, and this service was live on the Church Facebook page.  You can watch it here, or follow the link below. At 6.30pm, we’ll be sharing in the joint Carol Service put...

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Worried about money?

Worried about money?

Worrying About Money? Follow the steps in the attached leaflet to find available financial advice and support in Highland. An advice leaflet from the Highland Council and other local agencies. A3 version here; Foldable version here

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Christmas on BBC Scotland – news from the Moderator

Christmas on BBC Scotland – news from the Moderator

In addition to Sunday Services and now, Reflections from the Quay, the BBC Scotland channel are broadcasting a Christmas Day version of ‘The Service’ at 12noon on 25 December, and the Resolutions programme featuring the ‘Scented Lament’ will be shown on BBC1 Scotland...

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‘Stories of Hope’ report

‘Stories of Hope’ report

The report, released on 7 December, found that churches across Scotland have delivered 212,214 individual acts of support with the help of more than 3,000 volunteers. Church-led projects in over 180 locations, from the Highlands to the Borders, were able to reach the...

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Letter from Duncan

Letter from Duncan

A letter from Duncan with Christmas Greetings, news about services, the Anchor Cafe, and plans for the future.  You can read it as a PDF here. Dear Friends, In a normal year, I would be expecting to see most of you face to face over the next 10 days at one of the...

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Christmas – a poem by Margaret Johnston

Christmas – a poem by Margaret Johnston

Here's a new poem by Margaret Johnston, which she wrote for yesterday's  Rhymes Recollected: Christmas It's almost here, it's coming fastThat special time of yearBut alas, alack, what changes now,A different one I fear. To get the food and presents inTo get it all...

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Rhymes Recollected: Celebrations

Rhymes Recollected: Celebrations

It was online Rhymes Recollected this afternoon: Audrey and John read poems about celbrating love, celebrating the coming of Light and Love at Christmas, celebrating the turn of the year. You can watch the session here, or follow the link below.

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God of all comfort

God of all comfort

Another reflection from my friend Davy Blackburn.  You can read more of his work here.  2 Cor 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can...

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Duncan writes: Last night we incorporated a 15 minute mindfulness session into our Advent prayer gathering. Rhona Mackenzie who led our time together last night, also ran a session for us at the Lighthouse earlier this year. On both occasions, people sharing found the...

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Sunday Morning in the Church – 20th December

Sunday Morning in the Church – 20th December

Sunday Morning Service in the Church - 20th December at 10am - if you would like to come please phone or email Jane in the office to book a seat - details below ...... As per Government instructions we can only accommodate a maximum of 42 people in total in the...

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Learning from the Advent Wreath

Learning from the Advent Wreath

This morning, before Jane lit the second Advent Candle in our Advent Wreath, Duncan explained the significance of the wreath. I was struck that he described it as ‘part of our worship’, reminding us that it’s symbolism points to Jesus. Up until ten years ago, Duncan...

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Book Group report from Shona

Book Group report from Shona

Hi ladies We had a very nice Bookgroup Zoom meet last night. We discussed our books, chose new ones, planned our Christmas Social and organised Secret Santa!! Phew! Our first book was The Ninth Child by Sally Magnusson . We enjoyed the history around the story and the...

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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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Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Please join us for the worship service held at 10am on Sunday 7th March on the Church Facebook page. The readings for Sunday are: Exodus 20:1-17     Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22 Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan recommended,...

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Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

#LIVE LENT 2021 Here are details of the resources for Lent which Duncan recommended to us this morning.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February, and ends on Easter Sunday, 4th April.  You can watch the introductory video here or follow the link below. There are...

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Rhymes Recollected: Monday 8th at 2pm. Theme: Nature

Rhymes Recollected: Monday 8th at 2pm. Theme: Nature

The next Rhymes Recollected takes place on Monday,8th March at 2pm on the Church Facebook page, when Audrey and John will be reading poems on Nature – in the widest sense of the word! Please let them have details of poems on the ‘nature’ theme which you’d like to hear...

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Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

‘What a heritage!’ said Murray McChyene.  He was talking about the father whose name he shares,  Robert Murray McCheyne who passed away in December. ‘My dad had a massive influence on me.’ And the heritage stretches back further – Murray believes he is related to the...

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News from the Anchor Cafe

News from the Anchor Cafe

Good morning. No food pics today, doesn't mean that we don't have any, it's just that the sky is looking particularly amazing. Not going to lie, it's been a tough few months. Travelling through the snow and ice from Drumnadrochit each morning for a handful of...

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Stated Annual Meeting

Stated Annual Meeting

Stated Annual Meeting: This meeting will take place on Sunday, 14th March at 11am. Once a year we require to present the annual accounts and elect new members to our Congregational Board. This year the meeting will take place via Zoom. More details on how to access...

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Sunday 28th February: on-line service

Sunday 28th February: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am, led by David and Jo Whillis.  You can watch it here. The Bible readings were: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16  Psalm 22:23-31  Romans 4:13-25  Mark 8:31-38  Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan and Shona...

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Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

'Rhymes Recollected Online' took place today, 22nd February on the Church Facebook page.  The theme was 'February Favourites, and John and Audrey were joined by Shona MacBryer, who read a Gaelic poem by Sorley Maclean.  Don't miss it!  Watch today's 'Rhymes...

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