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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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The Moderator’s Call to Prayer

The Moderator’s Call to Prayer

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is inviting everyone to join him for a week of prayer starting on Monday 17 August and finishing on Saturday 22. The initiative will include contributions from the Church of Scotland’s ecumenical partners as well as youth workers, ministers and...

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Highlands Support Refugees

Highlands Support Refugees

The Highlands Support Refugees Here's a wee list of the knitted items they particularly require.. Anne Thomas is investigating arranging a collection of material. LIST OF WOOL ITEMS YOU COULD MAKE: After receiving feedback about what the camps need it is apparent that...

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How are you feeling?

How are you feeling?

I loved Eilidh’s mention this morning of the ‘emotion board’ in her classroom – perhaps a wee bit like the one in the picture. Each morning, the kids have a chance to go up to the board, and point at a picture to indicate how they are feeling – and Eilidh herself can...

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Polishing the Church Floor

Polishing the Church Floor

Over 3 nights this past week, small teams of socially distanced volunteers have been helping with the care and maintenance of the church floor. A big thank you to Laurence Cload for leading and co-ordinating the project, and to all the volunteers to helped to...

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Foodbank Harvest Appeal a message from Lorna

Foodbank Harvest Appeal a message from Lorna

Wee request from Lorna at Highland Foodbank.  Each year, the Foodbank organizes a ‘Harvest Appeal’ inviting churches to collect food for Foodbank in the context of their Harvest Thanksgiving. Things are different this year, but the needs remain, and Lorna would be...

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Commendation for Leah!

Commendation for Leah!

Dr Leah Macaden, a senior lecturer and lead for internationalisation in the department of nursing and midwifery, was recognised in the Highlands and Islands Students' Association awards.    Congratulations, Leah! Dr Macaden, who lives in Lentran and works at the...

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Sunday Service online – 2nd August 2020

Here’s the Youtube link for this morning's service which was led by Phil. The Bible reading was   Matthew 14:13-21   - the story of Jesus feeding a vast crowd of people.  There's a slo a wee reflection on the service from John here. All music and recordings covered...

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Hilton On-Line: Sunday Service, 26th July 2020

This morning’s Livestream service is here (and see link below.) The lectionary passage was Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 and here’s a clip Duncan invited us to watch before the service. For further watching over the next few days, Duncan recommended the Magnitude on-line...

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Do not get lost in a sea of despair…..

Do not get lost in a sea of despair…..

Here are the thoughts Duncan quoted this morning from veteran US civil rights campaigner John Lewis who passed away on Friday, the same day as J. I. Packer Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a...

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Sunday Service Livestream:  July 19th 2020

Sunday Service Livestream: July 19th 2020

Here's a link to this morning's livestream worship service at Hilton Church. The lectionary passage for Sunday is Matthew 13:24-30,36-43. Before the service, we were asked to think about..... Front line workers are critical to our society. We perhaps did not recognise...

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Church drum-kit fundraiser

Church drum-kit fundraiser

We would like to raise £850 to purchase an electric drum kit which we have had on loan for a number of months. The drum kit has been an asset to the worship within the church building. The sound level can be adjusted as required and they are a lot more compact than...

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Wordsworth in Lockdown: Brian Gunn shares a poem

Wordsworth in Lockdown: Brian Gunn shares a poem

Brian Gun nshares this amusing poem - author unknown! Wordsworth in Lockdown:  I wandered lonely as a cloud,  Two metres from the madding crowd,  When all at once my name was called  To enter Waitrose hallowed hall.  This was the pensioner’s special hour  I’d gone to...

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Update from Hilton Family Support

Update from Hilton Family Support

Hilton Family Support  have been busy over the last few weeks delivering meals to families in the locality. Special thanks to Simeon & the volunteers who make this happen. Marie Mcsorley comments: Thankyou everyone, I have witnessed first hand the benefit this is...

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Fruitfulness

Fruitfulness

Following on from Duncan's message yesterday morning, here are some examples of 'Fruitfulness' sent in by folk in the congregation  Thanks to everyone who contributed these lovely photos!

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Letter from the Congregational Board

Letter from the Congregational Board

LETTER FROM CONGREGATIONAL BOARD JULY 2020 Dear Friends,  Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.  (Romans 12 v12) It’s hard to believe that we are now in July.  It’s been a frenetic period for us as a Congregational Board...

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Next Rhymes Recollected

Next Rhymes Recollected

The next Rhymes Recollected will be on Monday 24th August at 2pm, a week later than previously announced. This will either be on-line as before or with social distancing at the Church depending on the situation at the time. Watch this space!

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Sunday on-line service, July 15th 2020

Sunday on-line service, July 15th 2020

Duncan writes: We warmly invite you to join us for a live stream worship service at Hilton Church on Sunday morning at 10 am. The service will be led by the Macs. It’s a changing of the guard within the Mac household! After 15 weeks of lock-down restrictions, Eilidh...

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Casting our cares on Jesus

Casting our cares on Jesus

John writes: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” These are the...

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Sunday 5th July: Service led by Phil on Youtube

SUNDAY 5th July WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH Today's service  is on Youtube. (see link below)  It features lots of folk taking part, and Phil's theme is Jesus words in Matthew 11:2-30: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take...

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A mention for Donald MacQuarrie

In the latest 'It's a Fair Question' the Moderator chats with Robert Robertson of the Scottish Folk Pop band Tide Lines. Robert, says Martin t has a grounding in Christian faith and though that’s not explicit in his lyrics, it didn’t surprise me as the music has a...

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This Sunday -28th June – at Hilton Church online

This Sunday -28th June – at Hilton Church online

Here (and below) are links to this morning's Livestream service, led by Duncan. The lectionary texts we ocused  on are Psalm 13 and Matthew 10 v40-42. Follow this link to read these verses. Honkey and Trek Honkey and Trek family series from Out of the Box: Episode 4 ...

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Anchor Food Support features in the Courier

Anchor Food Support features in the Courier

Here’s a great story from the Courier (written by Val Sweeney ) about Anchor Food Support: Furloughed chefs from Drumnadrochit put skills to use helping food project in Hilton, Inverness during coronavirus crisis Two furloughed chefs are using their culinary skills to...

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We will meet when the danger is over

A lovely new song for lockdownm written by John Bell of the Iona Community, shared by Audrey. Hear are the words: We Will Meet When the Danger Is Over John L Bell (C) Wild Goose Resource Group, The Iona Community We will meet when the danger is over, we will meet when...

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Don’t miss Rhymes Recollected on Monday 29th June at 2pm

Don't miss the last Rhymes Recollected online before the summer break. It's on Monday 29th June live on the Church Facebook page at 2pm.                                                                                                                                   ...

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Family Quiz with Eilidh, this Wednesday, 24th June

Family Quiz with Eilidh, this Wednesday, 24th June

QUIZ THIS WEDNESDAY   Announcing another exciting Hilton Church Quiz on Zoom at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th June hosted by Eilidh MachPherson    NB this will be the second last Quiz for the moment - it  will be taking a break  for the summer holidays   Family friendly!...

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Fear not: report of this morning’s service

Fear not: report of this morning’s service

The livestream service is available here or by following the link below. Here’s the passage Duncan was speaking about, Matthew 10:24-39   Duncan pointed out the many different phrases and themes in the passage, many of which would, he said, be at least half familiar...

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This Sunday at Hilton Church

This Sunday at Hilton Church

SUNDAY 21st June WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH Please join us for a livestream service on the Church Facebook page, which will be led by the Macs at 10am on Sunday. The Bible passage for Sunday is Matthew 10:24-39 Please join us after the service on Sunday morning...

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Celtic worship version of ‘The Blessing’

Click here, or follow link below for Celtic Worship's version of The Blessing, by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes , Kari Brooke Jobe  and Steven Furtick. Celtic Worship comment: Our version of ‘The Blessing’ - sung in English and Scottish Gaelic. As with our...

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Helen Thompson in Hospice Charity Fundraiser

Helen Thompson in Hospice Charity Fundraiser

Helen Thomson and two friends succeeded yesterday in an amazing challenge in aid of the Highland Hospice.  Their fundraising total is almost at the £3500 mark!  Here’s what the Hospice folk wrote on their Facebook page: How amazing is this?! Young athletes from...

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Cala Ceilidh Band

Cala Ceilidh Band

This morning Duncan mentioned the Cala Ceilidh band, comprised of young people from Hilton Church.  Here's the link to their Facebook page where you can enjoy their musicianship - and a sample from Youtube below.

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Reflection from John on this morning’s sermon

Reflection from John on this morning’s sermon

One of the verses he emphasised stood out for me too when Duncan was reading this morning's passage: When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  (Matthew 9:36) It is a fitting...

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Sharing glimpses of the Great Love

Sharing glimpses of the Great Love

A personal view from John on spreading the love of Jesus.  This appeared in the Highland News a couple of weeks ago.   During the period between the two Christian Festivals of Ascension and Pentecost (21st-31st May) Christians around the world are taking part in...

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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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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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The Moderator’s Call to Prayer

The Moderator’s Call to Prayer

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is inviting everyone to join him for a week of prayer starting on Monday 17 August and finishing on Saturday 22. The initiative will include contributions from the Church of Scotland’s ecumenical partners as well as youth workers, ministers and...

read more
Highlands Support Refugees

Highlands Support Refugees

The Highlands Support Refugees Here's a wee list of the knitted items they particularly require.. Anne Thomas is investigating arranging a collection of material. LIST OF WOOL ITEMS YOU COULD MAKE: After receiving feedback about what the camps need it is apparent that...

read more
How are you feeling?

How are you feeling?

I loved Eilidh’s mention this morning of the ‘emotion board’ in her classroom – perhaps a wee bit like the one in the picture. Each morning, the kids have a chance to go up to the board, and point at a picture to indicate how they are feeling – and Eilidh herself can...

read more
Polishing the Church Floor

Polishing the Church Floor

Over 3 nights this past week, small teams of socially distanced volunteers have been helping with the care and maintenance of the church floor. A big thank you to Laurence Cload for leading and co-ordinating the project, and to all the volunteers to helped to...

read more
Foodbank Harvest Appeal a message from Lorna

Foodbank Harvest Appeal a message from Lorna

Wee request from Lorna at Highland Foodbank.  Each year, the Foodbank organizes a ‘Harvest Appeal’ inviting churches to collect food for Foodbank in the context of their Harvest Thanksgiving. Things are different this year, but the needs remain, and Lorna would be...

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Commendation for Leah!

Commendation for Leah!

Dr Leah Macaden, a senior lecturer and lead for internationalisation in the department of nursing and midwifery, was recognised in the Highlands and Islands Students' Association awards.    Congratulations, Leah! Dr Macaden, who lives in Lentran and works at the...

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Sunday Service online – 2nd August 2020

Here’s the Youtube link for this morning's service which was led by Phil. The Bible reading was   Matthew 14:13-21   - the story of Jesus feeding a vast crowd of people.  There's a slo a wee reflection on the service from John here. All music and recordings covered...

read more

Hilton On-Line: Sunday Service, 26th July 2020

This morning’s Livestream service is here (and see link below.) The lectionary passage was Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 and here’s a clip Duncan invited us to watch before the service. For further watching over the next few days, Duncan recommended the Magnitude on-line...

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Do not get lost in a sea of despair…..

Do not get lost in a sea of despair…..

Here are the thoughts Duncan quoted this morning from veteran US civil rights campaigner John Lewis who passed away on Friday, the same day as J. I. Packer Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a...

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Sunday Service Livestream:  July 19th 2020

Sunday Service Livestream: July 19th 2020

Here's a link to this morning's livestream worship service at Hilton Church. The lectionary passage for Sunday is Matthew 13:24-30,36-43. Before the service, we were asked to think about..... Front line workers are critical to our society. We perhaps did not recognise...

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Church drum-kit fundraiser

Church drum-kit fundraiser

We would like to raise £850 to purchase an electric drum kit which we have had on loan for a number of months. The drum kit has been an asset to the worship within the church building. The sound level can be adjusted as required and they are a lot more compact than...

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Wordsworth in Lockdown: Brian Gunn shares a poem

Wordsworth in Lockdown: Brian Gunn shares a poem

Brian Gun nshares this amusing poem - author unknown! Wordsworth in Lockdown:  I wandered lonely as a cloud,  Two metres from the madding crowd,  When all at once my name was called  To enter Waitrose hallowed hall.  This was the pensioner’s special hour  I’d gone to...

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Update from Hilton Family Support

Update from Hilton Family Support

Hilton Family Support  have been busy over the last few weeks delivering meals to families in the locality. Special thanks to Simeon & the volunteers who make this happen. Marie Mcsorley comments: Thankyou everyone, I have witnessed first hand the benefit this is...

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Fruitfulness

Fruitfulness

Following on from Duncan's message yesterday morning, here are some examples of 'Fruitfulness' sent in by folk in the congregation  Thanks to everyone who contributed these lovely photos!

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Letter from the Congregational Board

Letter from the Congregational Board

LETTER FROM CONGREGATIONAL BOARD JULY 2020 Dear Friends,  Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.  (Romans 12 v12) It’s hard to believe that we are now in July.  It’s been a frenetic period for us as a Congregational Board...

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Next Rhymes Recollected

Next Rhymes Recollected

The next Rhymes Recollected will be on Monday 24th August at 2pm, a week later than previously announced. This will either be on-line as before or with social distancing at the Church depending on the situation at the time. Watch this space!

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Sunday on-line service, July 15th 2020

Sunday on-line service, July 15th 2020

Duncan writes: We warmly invite you to join us for a live stream worship service at Hilton Church on Sunday morning at 10 am. The service will be led by the Macs. It’s a changing of the guard within the Mac household! After 15 weeks of lock-down restrictions, Eilidh...

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Casting our cares on Jesus

Casting our cares on Jesus

John writes: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” These are the...

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Sunday 5th July: Service led by Phil on Youtube

SUNDAY 5th July WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH Today's service  is on Youtube. (see link below)  It features lots of folk taking part, and Phil's theme is Jesus words in Matthew 11:2-30: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take...

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A mention for Donald MacQuarrie

In the latest 'It's a Fair Question' the Moderator chats with Robert Robertson of the Scottish Folk Pop band Tide Lines. Robert, says Martin t has a grounding in Christian faith and though that’s not explicit in his lyrics, it didn’t surprise me as the music has a...

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This Sunday -28th June – at Hilton Church online

This Sunday -28th June – at Hilton Church online

Here (and below) are links to this morning's Livestream service, led by Duncan. The lectionary texts we ocused  on are Psalm 13 and Matthew 10 v40-42. Follow this link to read these verses. Honkey and Trek Honkey and Trek family series from Out of the Box: Episode 4 ...

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Anchor Food Support features in the Courier

Anchor Food Support features in the Courier

Here’s a great story from the Courier (written by Val Sweeney ) about Anchor Food Support: Furloughed chefs from Drumnadrochit put skills to use helping food project in Hilton, Inverness during coronavirus crisis Two furloughed chefs are using their culinary skills to...

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We will meet when the danger is over

A lovely new song for lockdownm written by John Bell of the Iona Community, shared by Audrey. Hear are the words: We Will Meet When the Danger Is Over John L Bell (C) Wild Goose Resource Group, The Iona Community We will meet when the danger is over, we will meet when...

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Don’t miss Rhymes Recollected on Monday 29th June at 2pm

Don't miss the last Rhymes Recollected online before the summer break. It's on Monday 29th June live on the Church Facebook page at 2pm.                                                                                                                                   ...

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Family Quiz with Eilidh, this Wednesday, 24th June

Family Quiz with Eilidh, this Wednesday, 24th June

QUIZ THIS WEDNESDAY   Announcing another exciting Hilton Church Quiz on Zoom at 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th June hosted by Eilidh MachPherson    NB this will be the second last Quiz for the moment - it  will be taking a break  for the summer holidays   Family friendly!...

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Fear not: report of this morning’s service

Fear not: report of this morning’s service

The livestream service is available here or by following the link below. Here’s the passage Duncan was speaking about, Matthew 10:24-39   Duncan pointed out the many different phrases and themes in the passage, many of which would, he said, be at least half familiar...

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This Sunday at Hilton Church

This Sunday at Hilton Church

SUNDAY 21st June WORSHIP @ HILTON PARISH CHURCH Please join us for a livestream service on the Church Facebook page, which will be led by the Macs at 10am on Sunday. The Bible passage for Sunday is Matthew 10:24-39 Please join us after the service on Sunday morning...

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Celtic worship version of ‘The Blessing’

Click here, or follow link below for Celtic Worship's version of The Blessing, by Christopher Joel Brown, Cody Carnes , Kari Brooke Jobe  and Steven Furtick. Celtic Worship comment: Our version of ‘The Blessing’ - sung in English and Scottish Gaelic. As with our...

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Helen Thompson in Hospice Charity Fundraiser

Helen Thompson in Hospice Charity Fundraiser

Helen Thomson and two friends succeeded yesterday in an amazing challenge in aid of the Highland Hospice.  Their fundraising total is almost at the £3500 mark!  Here’s what the Hospice folk wrote on their Facebook page: How amazing is this?! Young athletes from...

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Cala Ceilidh Band

Cala Ceilidh Band

This morning Duncan mentioned the Cala Ceilidh band, comprised of young people from Hilton Church.  Here's the link to their Facebook page where you can enjoy their musicianship - and a sample from Youtube below.

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Reflection from John on this morning’s sermon

Reflection from John on this morning’s sermon

One of the verses he emphasised stood out for me too when Duncan was reading this morning's passage: When [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  (Matthew 9:36) It is a fitting...

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Sharing glimpses of the Great Love

Sharing glimpses of the Great Love

A personal view from John on spreading the love of Jesus.  This appeared in the Highland News a couple of weeks ago.   During the period between the two Christian Festivals of Ascension and Pentecost (21st-31st May) Christians around the world are taking part in...

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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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