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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...

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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!

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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 ...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Important Update: news from Duncan and Iain

Important Update: news from Duncan and Iain

Here's a letter from Duncan MacPherson the minister, and from Iain Ross, Chair of the Congregational Board.  (A PDF of the letter is available here. Dear Friends, We are now entering the 11th week since the lockdown was announced.  It’s been a time of massive change...

read more

Rhymes Recollected – 1st June

It was the 29th Rhymes Recollected this afternoon Audrey said, and the 5th time we have delivered it on-line.  The theme was 'Summer.'  Follow the link to hear Audrey and John read poems and chat about them.  (If the link below doesn't work in your browser, click...

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Find out about Eco Congregation Scotland

Find out about Eco Congregation Scotland

Anne Thomas flags up the work of Eco Congregation Scotland which is a registered charity. It's  'a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues through their life and mission.' Do explore the...

read more
Request for children’s clothes – can you help?

Request for children’s clothes – can you help?

Hilton Church Toddler Group writes: We have had a request for girl's clothes in sizes 4-5 and 5-6yrs, and boy's clothes size 2-3 years for a couple of different families in need. If any of you have anything spare and in good condition, please let me know by emailing...

read more
Seven Words…..

Seven Words…..

In this morning’s video service, Martin Fair asked ‘What is the work we are called to and that the Spirit of God will equip and enable us for?’  Some people had been requested to summarise in just seven words. Here are the phrases we saw in the video. They are all...

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When God breathes for us

When God breathes for us

A prayer from Shetland and a wee thought from John: I loved the encouraging service this morning, hosted by  the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, celebrating God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, and the challenge to respond to the Spirit’s call in these unprecedented...

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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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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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;...

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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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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!

read more
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...

read more
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!

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
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 ...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more
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...

read more
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.

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Important Update: news from Duncan and Iain

Important Update: news from Duncan and Iain

Here's a letter from Duncan MacPherson the minister, and from Iain Ross, Chair of the Congregational Board.  (A PDF of the letter is available here. Dear Friends, We are now entering the 11th week since the lockdown was announced.  It’s been a time of massive change...

read more

Rhymes Recollected – 1st June

It was the 29th Rhymes Recollected this afternoon Audrey said, and the 5th time we have delivered it on-line.  The theme was 'Summer.'  Follow the link to hear Audrey and John read poems and chat about them.  (If the link below doesn't work in your browser, click...

read more
Find out about Eco Congregation Scotland

Find out about Eco Congregation Scotland

Anne Thomas flags up the work of Eco Congregation Scotland which is a registered charity. It's  'a movement of Scottish church congregations, of all denominations and none, committed to addressing environmental issues through their life and mission.' Do explore the...

read more
Request for children’s clothes – can you help?

Request for children’s clothes – can you help?

Hilton Church Toddler Group writes: We have had a request for girl's clothes in sizes 4-5 and 5-6yrs, and boy's clothes size 2-3 years for a couple of different families in need. If any of you have anything spare and in good condition, please let me know by emailing...

read more
Seven Words…..

Seven Words…..

In this morning’s video service, Martin Fair asked ‘What is the work we are called to and that the Spirit of God will equip and enable us for?’  Some people had been requested to summarise in just seven words. Here are the phrases we saw in the video. They are all...

read more
When God breathes for us

When God breathes for us

A prayer from Shetland and a wee thought from John: I loved the encouraging service this morning, hosted by  the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, celebrating God’s gift of the Holy Spirit, and the challenge to respond to the Spirit’s call in these unprecedented...

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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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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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;...

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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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