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It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday!

It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday!

Hi everyone, It's Rhymes Recollected on Monday 1st June: Audrey and John will be reading poems chosen by you in a Livestream on the Church Facebook page! We still have some poems to read which there wasn't time for last time. Monday's theme is SUMMER - so if you have...

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Thy Kingdom Come app

Thy Kingdom Come app

This week is  international prayer event Thy Kingdom Come is taking place. 14 Inverness Churches are taking part locally in this event - full details are here. The Thy Kingdom Come App is available from Apple's App Store and from Google Play.

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Hilton to host Thy Kingdom Come Prayer event online

Hilton to host Thy Kingdom Come Prayer event online

This Saturday (30th May), Hilton church is hosting a Thy Kingdom Come prayer event. This will be suitable for all the family to join in with. This event is part of Thy Kingdom Come - Inverness It starts at 10:30 – follow this link https://youtu.be/jNdTmYj5aRs To make...

read more

Livestream Service: 24th May

Here's a link to this morning's Livestream Services  (in case the link below doesn't work in your browser.) Beloa there's a link to another version of one of the songs Pete sang this morning - All my ways are known to You. Also below are links to the two books on...

read more
Giving to Hilton Church: an update from Jane

Giving to Hilton Church: an update from Jane

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it. (1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable...

read more
Book Group News from Shona

Book Group News from Shona

It was nice to have a Zoom meet lon Thursday night. Ten of us were able to join in which was great. We discussed the two books from last month. Three of us had read North Child by Edith Pattou and we all enjoyed it. It is a children’s story based on a Norwegian fable....

read more
Do you need practical help?

Do you need practical help?

Need some practical help? If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310 It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton...

read more
Sunday Livestream service: 24th May

Sunday Livestream service: 24th May

Live stream worship @ Hilton Church We are gathering at 10am on Sunday morning for a live stream service led by The Macs. The Facebook live link will be open from around 9.50am. This is the 7th Sunday of Easter and our text will be John 17 v 1-11. The painting is by...

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Baby Shawls for Syria

Baby Shawls for Syria

A photo of some baby shawls/blankets made with love for Syrian refugees. The member of the congregation who made them modestly wishes to remain anonymous.

read more

Rhymes Recollected online – Monday 18th May

Here's a link to the fourth 'Rhymes Recollected on-line' which took place on the 18th led by Audrey and John. And below you can revisit the poems we read!   Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All...

read more
Ian Whyte’s ‘Portraits for NHS heroes’

Ian Whyte’s ‘Portraits for NHS heroes’

At the service this morning, Duncan mentioned that Ian Whyte is one of 500 artists across the country taking part in 'Portraits for NHS heroes' (#portraitsfornhsheroes)  painting portraits of NHS staff as a means of encouraging them, and saying 'Thank you.'  Here are...

read more
Phil Gunn’s story

Phil Gunn’s story

Here's a piece about Phil's story which was published on the blog last August.  Yesterday we heard about Phil's successful conclusion of his preparation for the ministry. Congratulations Phil, and our love to you all. “What made you want to become a minister?’ Phil...

read more
Congratulations, Phil!

Congratulations, Phil!

Great news from Phil Gunn (posted yesterday on his Facebook page and copied with his permission.) Congratulations, virtual hugs, and our prayers for the future! So today, sees me taking the next steps of a long journey. Back in 2014, I began to explore my sense of...

read more
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

Here's the book by Eugene Peterson which Duncan recommended this morning. The title comes from Gerard Manley Hopkins' wonderful poem As Kingfishers Catch Fire   As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring;...

read more
Christian Aid needs your help more than ever

Christian Aid needs your help more than ever

The annual Christian Aid week runs from 10th-16th May. You can find out here about all the work Christian Aid undertakes in 37 countries. The local Christian Aid Committee normally runs lots of fund-raising events, such as coffee mornings and door-to-door collections...

read more
Hilton Family Support during the Lockdown

Hilton Family Support during the Lockdown

Hilton Family Support during the Coronavirus Lockdown Most of us are familiar with Simeon Ewing’s pre-coronavirus work at Hilton Family Support: running a Toddler Group and Parent Support Group, managing the Mentoring project which gives support to vulnerable children...

read more
Sunday on-line service:  3rd May

Sunday on-line service: 3rd May

Please note that this Sunday there will not be a Livestream on Facebook.  That will return next Sunday with Duncan.  On-line Service Instead, there will be a pre-recorded service on YouTube: Phil will be sharing a message, and Chris and Elaine Watt will be leading...

read more
Choose a poem for Monday’s Rhymes Recollected

Choose a poem for Monday’s Rhymes Recollected

A call out for poems! Hi folks! Time for another Rhymes Recollected on Monday, 4th May, when the theme is (rather ironically at present!) Travel/Journeys - which of course includes inner journeys, and spiritual journeys. Please choose a poem or two on this theme - or...

read more
Professor Jason Leitch: man of faith

Professor Jason Leitch: man of faith

Professor Jason Leitch: man of faith On 23rd March, the day the current lockdown was announced, Professor Jason Leitch, the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Director recorded a short video message for the Church of Scotland, advising churches on how they should...

read more
Spring’s challenge: thoughts from David Budge

Spring’s challenge: thoughts from David Budge

David wrote this while reflecting in his garden: Sitting in the garden uplifted by the sound of birds’ song. The trees are green and speak of summer, of life renewed: this is nature in all its glory. The sun shines through leaves and there is a peace, a calmness, a...

read more
4th week in Lockdown: a poem by Margaret Johnston

4th week in Lockdown: a poem by Margaret Johnston

Here's a new poem by Margaret Johnston, which she wrote for yesterday's  Rhymes Recollected: I'm glad the lock-down's not affecting me,my life's going on as my life has beenI'm dusting the floors and hoovering the walland answering the door every telephone call.I'm so...

read more
Phil’s weekly creative challenge…..

Phil’s weekly creative challenge…..

Last week we introduced the idea of a weekly challenge to get creative with the Scripture passage for Sunday. We would like challenge you again this week to have a good at being creative and using your gifts to express the passage. You could think about what it means...

read more
The Promise is not Vain

The Promise is not Vain

This morning in the Livestream Peter sang 'Oh love that will not let me go' One or two of the comments referred to these words from the hymn:  'The promise is not vain.' I remembered an earlier occasion when we sang that hymn at Hilton, back in 2013. Here's what I...

read more
Giving to Hilton Church

Giving to Hilton Church

Over the last 4 weeks we have been unable to worship within the Church building on a Sunday. One of the implications of that change is that we have lost 40% of our monthly giving, which normally comes through the Offering Plate. It’s clear that as a congregation we...

read more
The Gunns get creative……

The Gunns get creative……

Phil writes: Earlier this week sent out a challenge for us all to get creative with the Gospel reading for Sunday morning which was John 20:19-31. Above is the Gunn families effort of being creative with it. Please feel free to have a go yourself and share your...

read more
Books of the Bible Quiz

Books of the Bible Quiz

Phil shares this, from the Bridge of Allan Church Facebook page: How many names of books of the Bible can you find hidden in this text? Please comment as many as you can, and make a note of them as we will be posting the solution in the comments in a few days time....

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Livestream tomorrow at 10am

Livestream tomorrow at 10am

WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH We invite you to join us for a time of worship on Sunday morning at 10am through the FaceTime link on Hilton Parish Church’s facebook page. The text for Sunday morning is John 20 v19-31.

read more
Life and Work May issue – free to download

Life and Work May issue – free to download

Message from the Church of Scotland's  Life and Work team: During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected and so we have made the May 2020 issue available on our website. This can be accessed by clicking...

read more
Pray for the Yemen: humanitarian crisis

Pray for the Yemen: humanitarian crisis

Phil writes: Please pray for Yemen. The first case of coronavirus has sadly been reported there. The country is also facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis – 24 million people are struggling to survive as the country is on the brink of famine. Many do not have...

read more
More creativity

More creativity

Shona and the members of her Craft Group have been keeping busy! Here are some of the photos they've shared over the last few days! John says: 'And here was me thinking tie-dying was a way of giving a new lease of life to your neck-wear!'  

read more
Grace Naulls shares spring gratitude…..

Grace Naulls shares spring gratitude…..

Grace Naulls shares this lovely, lovely piece of her writing for me to read at Monday's Rhymes Recollected on-line. Just wanted to give you a wee preview here: Standing inside, looking out-my soul stirs at the signs of new life- Since autumn the garden has appeared...

read more
Holy Week Family Challenge: Easter Sunday

Holy Week Family Challenge: Easter Sunday

Thank you to all who sent in a picture of their interpretation of the Gospel account for the Holy Week Lego Challenge. Here are some pictures we received showing the good news of Easter Day. Early in the morning they went to the tomb! Why are you crying? Mary!

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Thomas

Thomas

In his earlier post, Phil asked us to think creatively about next Sunday's Bble passage, John 20:19-31 and t:o make something using our particular talents to extress our thoughts. Here's a very penetrating poem published online yesterday by Kaitlin Shetler. It's...

read more
Be inspired by next Sunday’s Bible passage!

Be inspired by next Sunday’s Bible passage!

Phil writes:   As we continue through this time of lockdown, we want to encourage you all all to get creative with a weekly challenge. You could do this as a whole family or own your own. The idea is that we read the Scripture passage for the upcoming Sunday or...

read more

Easter Butterflies with Philip Noble

Philip Noble writes: Easter symbols in the early church often included butterflies for obvious reasons - life in a new dimension breaking out of the cocoon. I'm suggesting that folk might make  butterflies and put them in the window. Any kind, drawn and coloured it,...

read more
Message from Lorna at Highland Foodbank

Message from Lorna at Highland Foodbank

We have received the following letter from Lorna Dempster at Highland Foodbank....... Dear Churches supporting Highland Foodbank We are living in very uncertain times just now, and for some members and friends of your church it must be difficult not being able to...

read more
Points for prayer at Easter from Tearfund

Points for prayer at Easter from Tearfund

Phil writes: As we approach Easter, let us remember we have a God who is bigger, stronger and more powerful than the situation we find ourselves in right now. Let us continue to turn to him in prayer. These prayer points from Tearfund may help get you started. PRAYER...

read more
Easter Sunday On-line Service

Easter Sunday On-line Service

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH We invite you to join us for a time of worship on Sunday morning at 10am through the FaceTime link on Hilton Parish Church’s facebook page. The text for Sunday morning is John 20 v1-18. The songs for Sunday are: Come people...

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Maundy Thursday on-line prayer service

Maundy Thursday on-line prayer service

Rory writes We have just had a really lovely time of prayer and reflection for Maunday Thursday led by Phil Gunn together with David & Jo Whillis. It was so lovely to see so many familiar faces over the Zoom link. This was followed by our Clap for the NHS. We...

read more
Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

“Gethsemane” by Mary Oliver (Ros Noble shares this poem, which her daughter Dorcas brought to her attention)                                                                                                                               The grass never sleeps. Or the...

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Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 4

Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 4

Phil writes 'Another fantastic effort for us today revealing the theme of the Gospel passage John 13:1-17 & 31b-35'  There's also a short video with sound which Phil has added to his post on the Hilton Church Facebook page.

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Still crafting……..

Still crafting……..

The folk in Shona's Craft and Repair Cafe have been continuing to be wonderfully creative this week in various ways. I think this creativity is a lovely statement of hope, joy and defiance in the face of uncertainty and fear. Keep making beautiful things - creativity...

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A meditation for Holy Week

A meditation for Holy Week

Duncan shares this prayer, received from Faith Nurture.  We offer a reflection on this time, which can be shared and used, and pray for God’s peace to be with you – a peace that passes all understanding. Things Are Different Now                                        ...

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Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 2

Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 2

On day two of the challenge, the children of Sunday Club were asked to re-imagine the scene described in John 12:20-36 - quite a difficult one, as the focus is on Jesus words rather than on any actions.

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Holy Week on-line: suggestions from Duncan

Holy Week on-line: suggestions from Duncan

Dear Friends, This is a Holy Week experience like no other we have experienced in our life.  I hope you are finding whatever resources you are drawing on helpful and encouraging. I have been using the lectionary bible readings which I posted on Sunday, together with...

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Holy Week Family Challenge: the first photos!

Holy Week Family Challenge: the first photos!

The Sunday Club children were invited to recreate the scene in today's Gospel reading from John 1-11. It's the story of Jesus having a meal at his friends' house in Bethany. A woman called Mary washed Jesus' feet with expensive perfume..... Remember that in the...

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Family Holy Week Challenge

Family Holy Week Challenge

From Phil and Carolyn at the Sunday Club: Family Holy Week Challenge Dear friends, As we continue in this time of lockdown and isolation, we thought it might be good to encourage one another and so we have come up with a family challenge that we hope you will do all...

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Online Rhymes Recollected

Online Rhymes Recollected

Hi everyone, Had Rhymes Recollected been able to meet, we would have been sharing ‘My favourites’ this week. Whether or not you normally come to Rhymes Recollected why not send me a favourite poem – or perhaps a poem which you are finding particularly encouraging just...

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Announcing SUTV – with a familiar face!

Announcing SUTV – with a familiar face!

With SU Holidays being cancelled this year there is something else on offer... ?2 DAYS to go until SUTV is on our screens!!? And there's a familiar face appearing on SUTV some days! Pop-up YouTube shows featuring God’s words and crazy fun for youth everywhere. Made in...

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Message from Philip and Matthew Todd

Message from Philip and Matthew Todd

Philip and Matthew Todd are well-know to us at Hilton Church. Both have been involved in Out of the Box’s Acting, Music and Puppetry events at the church, including the making of excellent videos showcasing the work of each AMP event. Matthew works as part of the Out...

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Sunday’s Livestream:  5th April

Sunday’s Livestream: 5th April

A message from Duncan: Dear Friends, This Sunday morning we shall be celebrating Jesus’ triumphal entry in to Jerusalem - Palm Sunday. We will be gathering together via Hilton Church Facebook live at 10am . It would be great if you could join us. The livestream will...

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We have an anchor…we have a rudder…we have a hope

We have an anchor…we have a rudder…we have a hope

 John writes: ‘I think this message from Pope Francis, delivered last Friday evening in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome is a powerful, prophetic, nourishing word from God to the whole church.’ Sermon from Pope Francis on 27th March [Mark 4:35-41] “When evening had come” (Mk...

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Presbytery’s Coronavirus Newsletter, issue 1

Presbytery’s Coronavirus Newsletter, issue 1

Click here  to read  the first Here to serve newsletter from the Inverness Presbytery Church Support (IPCS) team. You will find lots of links, guidelines and ideas. For future editions, we are hopeful to start including many ideas from our local churches.

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Practice the art of solitude

Practice the art of solitude

Iain Todd shares this thought from the Northumbrian Community daily readings: This reading from Anne Morrow Lindbergh (photo above) surely speaks into our situation today....and may help us realise that fullness Christ promises.. It is a difficult lesson to learn...

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More creativity…..

More creativity…..

More lovely artwork shared by Shona’s ‘craft and repair’ group! (The round objects in one photo are ingenious imitation wasps nests, to be hung outside in the hope of dissuading wasps from building real nests under the eves! I love all this creativity. It’s a...

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This is the time to be slow

This is the time to be slow

Duncan sent this: Fergal Keane reads from the Benedictus: Book of Blessings by John O'Donohue. (Pictured above.) On Radio 4's Today programme, some of BBC News' best-known voices are offering favourite poems of #comfortandhope, and talking about the importance of the...

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It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday!

It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday!

Hi everyone, It's Rhymes Recollected on Monday 1st June: Audrey and John will be reading poems chosen by you in a Livestream on the Church Facebook page! We still have some poems to read which there wasn't time for last time. Monday's theme is SUMMER - so if you have...

read more
Thy Kingdom Come app

Thy Kingdom Come app

This week is  international prayer event Thy Kingdom Come is taking place. 14 Inverness Churches are taking part locally in this event - full details are here. The Thy Kingdom Come App is available from Apple's App Store and from Google Play.

read more
Hilton to host Thy Kingdom Come Prayer event online

Hilton to host Thy Kingdom Come Prayer event online

This Saturday (30th May), Hilton church is hosting a Thy Kingdom Come prayer event. This will be suitable for all the family to join in with. This event is part of Thy Kingdom Come - Inverness It starts at 10:30 – follow this link https://youtu.be/jNdTmYj5aRs To make...

read more

Livestream Service: 24th May

Here's a link to this morning's Livestream Services  (in case the link below doesn't work in your browser.) Beloa there's a link to another version of one of the songs Pete sang this morning - All my ways are known to You. Also below are links to the two books on...

read more
Giving to Hilton Church: an update from Jane

Giving to Hilton Church: an update from Jane

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it. (1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable...

read more
Book Group News from Shona

Book Group News from Shona

It was nice to have a Zoom meet lon Thursday night. Ten of us were able to join in which was great. We discussed the two books from last month. Three of us had read North Child by Edith Pattou and we all enjoyed it. It is a children’s story based on a Norwegian fable....

read more
Do you need practical help?

Do you need practical help?

Need some practical help? If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310 It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton...

read more
Sunday Livestream service: 24th May

Sunday Livestream service: 24th May

Live stream worship @ Hilton Church We are gathering at 10am on Sunday morning for a live stream service led by The Macs. The Facebook live link will be open from around 9.50am. This is the 7th Sunday of Easter and our text will be John 17 v 1-11. The painting is by...

read more
Baby Shawls for Syria

Baby Shawls for Syria

A photo of some baby shawls/blankets made with love for Syrian refugees. The member of the congregation who made them modestly wishes to remain anonymous.

read more

Rhymes Recollected online – Monday 18th May

Here's a link to the fourth 'Rhymes Recollected on-line' which took place on the 18th led by Audrey and John. And below you can revisit the poems we read!   Jabberwocky By Lewis Carroll ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All...

read more
Ian Whyte’s ‘Portraits for NHS heroes’

Ian Whyte’s ‘Portraits for NHS heroes’

At the service this morning, Duncan mentioned that Ian Whyte is one of 500 artists across the country taking part in 'Portraits for NHS heroes' (#portraitsfornhsheroes)  painting portraits of NHS staff as a means of encouraging them, and saying 'Thank you.'  Here are...

read more
Phil Gunn’s story

Phil Gunn’s story

Here's a piece about Phil's story which was published on the blog last August.  Yesterday we heard about Phil's successful conclusion of his preparation for the ministry. Congratulations Phil, and our love to you all. “What made you want to become a minister?’ Phil...

read more
Congratulations, Phil!

Congratulations, Phil!

Great news from Phil Gunn (posted yesterday on his Facebook page and copied with his permission.) Congratulations, virtual hugs, and our prayers for the future! So today, sees me taking the next steps of a long journey. Back in 2014, I began to explore my sense of...

read more
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places

Here's the book by Eugene Peterson which Duncan recommended this morning. The title comes from Gerard Manley Hopkins' wonderful poem As Kingfishers Catch Fire   As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring;...

read more
Christian Aid needs your help more than ever

Christian Aid needs your help more than ever

The annual Christian Aid week runs from 10th-16th May. You can find out here about all the work Christian Aid undertakes in 37 countries. The local Christian Aid Committee normally runs lots of fund-raising events, such as coffee mornings and door-to-door collections...

read more
Hilton Family Support during the Lockdown

Hilton Family Support during the Lockdown

Hilton Family Support during the Coronavirus Lockdown Most of us are familiar with Simeon Ewing’s pre-coronavirus work at Hilton Family Support: running a Toddler Group and Parent Support Group, managing the Mentoring project which gives support to vulnerable children...

read more
Sunday on-line service:  3rd May

Sunday on-line service: 3rd May

Please note that this Sunday there will not be a Livestream on Facebook.  That will return next Sunday with Duncan.  On-line Service Instead, there will be a pre-recorded service on YouTube: Phil will be sharing a message, and Chris and Elaine Watt will be leading...

read more
Choose a poem for Monday’s Rhymes Recollected

Choose a poem for Monday’s Rhymes Recollected

A call out for poems! Hi folks! Time for another Rhymes Recollected on Monday, 4th May, when the theme is (rather ironically at present!) Travel/Journeys - which of course includes inner journeys, and spiritual journeys. Please choose a poem or two on this theme - or...

read more
Professor Jason Leitch: man of faith

Professor Jason Leitch: man of faith

Professor Jason Leitch: man of faith On 23rd March, the day the current lockdown was announced, Professor Jason Leitch, the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Director recorded a short video message for the Church of Scotland, advising churches on how they should...

read more
Spring’s challenge: thoughts from David Budge

Spring’s challenge: thoughts from David Budge

David wrote this while reflecting in his garden: Sitting in the garden uplifted by the sound of birds’ song. The trees are green and speak of summer, of life renewed: this is nature in all its glory. The sun shines through leaves and there is a peace, a calmness, a...

read more
4th week in Lockdown: a poem by Margaret Johnston

4th week in Lockdown: a poem by Margaret Johnston

Here's a new poem by Margaret Johnston, which she wrote for yesterday's  Rhymes Recollected: I'm glad the lock-down's not affecting me,my life's going on as my life has beenI'm dusting the floors and hoovering the walland answering the door every telephone call.I'm so...

read more
Phil’s weekly creative challenge…..

Phil’s weekly creative challenge…..

Last week we introduced the idea of a weekly challenge to get creative with the Scripture passage for Sunday. We would like challenge you again this week to have a good at being creative and using your gifts to express the passage. You could think about what it means...

read more
The Promise is not Vain

The Promise is not Vain

This morning in the Livestream Peter sang 'Oh love that will not let me go' One or two of the comments referred to these words from the hymn:  'The promise is not vain.' I remembered an earlier occasion when we sang that hymn at Hilton, back in 2013. Here's what I...

read more
Giving to Hilton Church

Giving to Hilton Church

Over the last 4 weeks we have been unable to worship within the Church building on a Sunday. One of the implications of that change is that we have lost 40% of our monthly giving, which normally comes through the Offering Plate. It’s clear that as a congregation we...

read more
The Gunns get creative……

The Gunns get creative……

Phil writes: Earlier this week sent out a challenge for us all to get creative with the Gospel reading for Sunday morning which was John 20:19-31. Above is the Gunn families effort of being creative with it. Please feel free to have a go yourself and share your...

read more
Books of the Bible Quiz

Books of the Bible Quiz

Phil shares this, from the Bridge of Allan Church Facebook page: How many names of books of the Bible can you find hidden in this text? Please comment as many as you can, and make a note of them as we will be posting the solution in the comments in a few days time....

read more
Livestream tomorrow at 10am

Livestream tomorrow at 10am

WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH We invite you to join us for a time of worship on Sunday morning at 10am through the FaceTime link on Hilton Parish Church’s facebook page. The text for Sunday morning is John 20 v19-31.

read more
Life and Work May issue – free to download

Life and Work May issue – free to download

Message from the Church of Scotland's  Life and Work team: During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected and so we have made the May 2020 issue available on our website. This can be accessed by clicking...

read more
Pray for the Yemen: humanitarian crisis

Pray for the Yemen: humanitarian crisis

Phil writes: Please pray for Yemen. The first case of coronavirus has sadly been reported there. The country is also facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis – 24 million people are struggling to survive as the country is on the brink of famine. Many do not have...

read more
More creativity

More creativity

Shona and the members of her Craft Group have been keeping busy! Here are some of the photos they've shared over the last few days! John says: 'And here was me thinking tie-dying was a way of giving a new lease of life to your neck-wear!'  

read more
Grace Naulls shares spring gratitude…..

Grace Naulls shares spring gratitude…..

Grace Naulls shares this lovely, lovely piece of her writing for me to read at Monday's Rhymes Recollected on-line. Just wanted to give you a wee preview here: Standing inside, looking out-my soul stirs at the signs of new life- Since autumn the garden has appeared...

read more
Holy Week Family Challenge: Easter Sunday

Holy Week Family Challenge: Easter Sunday

Thank you to all who sent in a picture of their interpretation of the Gospel account for the Holy Week Lego Challenge. Here are some pictures we received showing the good news of Easter Day. Early in the morning they went to the tomb! Why are you crying? Mary!

read more
Thomas

Thomas

In his earlier post, Phil asked us to think creatively about next Sunday's Bble passage, John 20:19-31 and t:o make something using our particular talents to extress our thoughts. Here's a very penetrating poem published online yesterday by Kaitlin Shetler. It's...

read more
Be inspired by next Sunday’s Bible passage!

Be inspired by next Sunday’s Bible passage!

Phil writes:   As we continue through this time of lockdown, we want to encourage you all all to get creative with a weekly challenge. You could do this as a whole family or own your own. The idea is that we read the Scripture passage for the upcoming Sunday or...

read more

Easter Butterflies with Philip Noble

Philip Noble writes: Easter symbols in the early church often included butterflies for obvious reasons - life in a new dimension breaking out of the cocoon. I'm suggesting that folk might make  butterflies and put them in the window. Any kind, drawn and coloured it,...

read more
Message from Lorna at Highland Foodbank

Message from Lorna at Highland Foodbank

We have received the following letter from Lorna Dempster at Highland Foodbank....... Dear Churches supporting Highland Foodbank We are living in very uncertain times just now, and for some members and friends of your church it must be difficult not being able to...

read more
Points for prayer at Easter from Tearfund

Points for prayer at Easter from Tearfund

Phil writes: As we approach Easter, let us remember we have a God who is bigger, stronger and more powerful than the situation we find ourselves in right now. Let us continue to turn to him in prayer. These prayer points from Tearfund may help get you started. PRAYER...

read more
Easter Sunday On-line Service

Easter Sunday On-line Service

EASTER SUNDAY WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH We invite you to join us for a time of worship on Sunday morning at 10am through the FaceTime link on Hilton Parish Church’s facebook page. The text for Sunday morning is John 20 v1-18. The songs for Sunday are: Come people...

read more
Maundy Thursday on-line prayer service

Maundy Thursday on-line prayer service

Rory writes We have just had a really lovely time of prayer and reflection for Maunday Thursday led by Phil Gunn together with David & Jo Whillis. It was so lovely to see so many familiar faces over the Zoom link. This was followed by our Clap for the NHS. We...

read more
Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

Gethsemane by Mary Oliver

“Gethsemane” by Mary Oliver (Ros Noble shares this poem, which her daughter Dorcas brought to her attention)                                                                                                                               The grass never sleeps. Or the...

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Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 4

Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 4

Phil writes 'Another fantastic effort for us today revealing the theme of the Gospel passage John 13:1-17 & 31b-35'  There's also a short video with sound which Phil has added to his post on the Hilton Church Facebook page.

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Still crafting……..

Still crafting……..

The folk in Shona's Craft and Repair Cafe have been continuing to be wonderfully creative this week in various ways. I think this creativity is a lovely statement of hope, joy and defiance in the face of uncertainty and fear. Keep making beautiful things - creativity...

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A meditation for Holy Week

A meditation for Holy Week

Duncan shares this prayer, received from Faith Nurture.  We offer a reflection on this time, which can be shared and used, and pray for God’s peace to be with you – a peace that passes all understanding. Things Are Different Now                                        ...

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Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 2

Holy Week Family Challenge: Day 2

On day two of the challenge, the children of Sunday Club were asked to re-imagine the scene described in John 12:20-36 - quite a difficult one, as the focus is on Jesus words rather than on any actions.

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Holy Week on-line: suggestions from Duncan

Holy Week on-line: suggestions from Duncan

Dear Friends, This is a Holy Week experience like no other we have experienced in our life.  I hope you are finding whatever resources you are drawing on helpful and encouraging. I have been using the lectionary bible readings which I posted on Sunday, together with...

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Holy Week Family Challenge: the first photos!

Holy Week Family Challenge: the first photos!

The Sunday Club children were invited to recreate the scene in today's Gospel reading from John 1-11. It's the story of Jesus having a meal at his friends' house in Bethany. A woman called Mary washed Jesus' feet with expensive perfume..... Remember that in the...

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Family Holy Week Challenge

Family Holy Week Challenge

From Phil and Carolyn at the Sunday Club: Family Holy Week Challenge Dear friends, As we continue in this time of lockdown and isolation, we thought it might be good to encourage one another and so we have come up with a family challenge that we hope you will do all...

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Online Rhymes Recollected

Online Rhymes Recollected

Hi everyone, Had Rhymes Recollected been able to meet, we would have been sharing ‘My favourites’ this week. Whether or not you normally come to Rhymes Recollected why not send me a favourite poem – or perhaps a poem which you are finding particularly encouraging just...

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Announcing SUTV – with a familiar face!

Announcing SUTV – with a familiar face!

With SU Holidays being cancelled this year there is something else on offer... ?2 DAYS to go until SUTV is on our screens!!? And there's a familiar face appearing on SUTV some days! Pop-up YouTube shows featuring God’s words and crazy fun for youth everywhere. Made in...

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Message from Philip and Matthew Todd

Message from Philip and Matthew Todd

Philip and Matthew Todd are well-know to us at Hilton Church. Both have been involved in Out of the Box’s Acting, Music and Puppetry events at the church, including the making of excellent videos showcasing the work of each AMP event. Matthew works as part of the Out...

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Sunday’s Livestream:  5th April

Sunday’s Livestream: 5th April

A message from Duncan: Dear Friends, This Sunday morning we shall be celebrating Jesus’ triumphal entry in to Jerusalem - Palm Sunday. We will be gathering together via Hilton Church Facebook live at 10am . It would be great if you could join us. The livestream will...

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We have an anchor…we have a rudder…we have a hope

We have an anchor…we have a rudder…we have a hope

 John writes: ‘I think this message from Pope Francis, delivered last Friday evening in St Peter’s Basilica, Rome is a powerful, prophetic, nourishing word from God to the whole church.’ Sermon from Pope Francis on 27th March [Mark 4:35-41] “When evening had come” (Mk...

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Presbytery’s Coronavirus Newsletter, issue 1

Presbytery’s Coronavirus Newsletter, issue 1

Click here  to read  the first Here to serve newsletter from the Inverness Presbytery Church Support (IPCS) team. You will find lots of links, guidelines and ideas. For future editions, we are hopeful to start including many ideas from our local churches.

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Practice the art of solitude

Practice the art of solitude

Iain Todd shares this thought from the Northumbrian Community daily readings: This reading from Anne Morrow Lindbergh (photo above) surely speaks into our situation today....and may help us realise that fullness Christ promises.. It is a difficult lesson to learn...

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More creativity…..

More creativity…..

More lovely artwork shared by Shona’s ‘craft and repair’ group! (The round objects in one photo are ingenious imitation wasps nests, to be hung outside in the hope of dissuading wasps from building real nests under the eves! I love all this creativity. It’s a...

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This is the time to be slow

This is the time to be slow

Duncan sent this: Fergal Keane reads from the Benedictus: Book of Blessings by John O'Donohue. (Pictured above.) On Radio 4's Today programme, some of BBC News' best-known voices are offering favourite poems of #comfortandhope, and talking about the importance of the...

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It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday!

It’s Rhymes Recollected on Monday!

Hi everyone, It's Rhymes Recollected on Monday 1st June: Audrey and John will be reading poems chosen by you in a Livestream on the Church Facebook page! We still have some poems to read which there wasn't time for last time. Monday's theme is SUMMER - so if you have...

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Thy Kingdom Come app

Thy Kingdom Come app

This week is  international prayer event Thy Kingdom Come is taking place. 14 Inverness Churches are taking part locally in this event - full details are here. The Thy Kingdom Come App is available from Apple's App Store and from Google Play.

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Hilton to host Thy Kingdom Come Prayer event online

Hilton to host Thy Kingdom Come Prayer event online

This Saturday (30th May), Hilton church is hosting a Thy Kingdom Come prayer event. This will be suitable for all the family to join in with. This event is part of Thy Kingdom Come - Inverness It starts at 10:30 – follow this link https://youtu.be/jNdTmYj5aRs To make...

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Livestream Service: 24th May

Here's a link to this morning's Livestream Services  (in case the link below doesn't work in your browser.) Beloa there's a link to another version of one of the songs Pete sang this morning - All my ways are known to You. Also below are links to the two books on...

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Giving to Hilton Church: an update from Jane

Giving to Hilton Church: an update from Jane

If you would like to give towards the work of Hilton Parish Church, here are a few ways in which you can do it. (1) The most beneficial way of giving would be through a monthly standing order which would enable the congregation to have a regular and predictable...

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Book Group News from Shona

Book Group News from Shona

It was nice to have a Zoom meet lon Thursday night. Ten of us were able to join in which was great. We discussed the two books from last month. Three of us had read North Child by Edith Pattou and we all enjoyed it. It is a children’s story based on a Norwegian fable....

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Do you need practical help?

Do you need practical help?

Need some practical help? If you need some practical help, Hilton Church continues to offer help and support as required. Please phone 01463 233310 It’s great to see that so many community groups have formed both locally and nationally to offer support. At Hilton...

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