Tomorrow’s Bible passage: John baptises Jesus
St John the B

Here are the Bible passages for tomorrow's service - a rich text which will speak to each of us as we need. Am I called to be a preparer of the way? Do I need a vision of the fierce holiness of God? Am I at a point where I need to take a decisive step to signal my commitment to the work I am called to? Or does my heart cry out to hear God saying to me as God did to Jesus 'You are my beloved child.' Matthew 3:1-17 John the Baptist prepares the way

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God-centred relationship
OT

Here's a wee reflection from Eilidh MacPherson (The Eilidh who is not Duncan's daughter! - I've just discovered there are two!) Many thanks for this, Eilidh (John) As you may know we are coming up to the release of the film '50 Shades of Grey" in the cinemas which I do not believe to depict a God centred relationship and find it sad that this is so popular. However, I wanted others to know that there is an alternative to this movie being released

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Parenting course begins in January: All welcome
CFPC

Parenting classes for those with children up to P7 are starting in the Light House on Wednesday 7th January at 8pm for 6 weeks. All welcome! A 5 week block of classes for parents of teenagers will begin in February.

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When my life is falling apart
Foundation

1 In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ These three verses from Psalm 11 were among the Narrative Lectionary readings for today, and verse 3 particularly struck me. The speaker is under

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Treasuring precious things: A Teapot parable
Teapot

This teapot is ‘Picquot ware’ – and costs about £100 new, Jonathan told us this morning. Susie is a fan of Picquot ware, and of the superior type of tea which it provides. Jonathan had tracked down someone who was selling this tea pot in Dalgety Bay, and arranged to buy it for Susie who was absolutely delighted on Christmas morning. We saw the picture to prove it! When I saw it the teapot this morning my immediate reaction was ‘My mother

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Get involved
Thai

‘Get involved’ was Jonathan’s challenge to us this morning, reflecting on the implications of Christmas as we head out into 2015. He highlighted some of the dark realities of human experience today: war, refugee crisis, hunger and poverty, family breakdown, mental health issues, illness and disease, and greed and selfishness. We are called, he reminded us, not just to believe in Jesus, but to follow Jesus – going as he went into the reality

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Living as God’s friends – or enemies?
FRiend

A thought for New Year One final thought about the Bible passage we looked at on Sunday. (Matthew 2:1-18) It relates to King Herod. Here was a man who, we assume, believed in God. He certainly believed the old prophecies of a coming Messiah, and the prediction that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. Clearly, he saw this coming ruler as a threat to his, and his successors’ place on the throne of Judea as puppets of the Roman Empire. To me it

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Football at the Light House
UEFA

Coming soon to the Light House, Hilton, Inverness - UEFA Champions League football matches to enjoy in a safe friendly environment. We will be screening a live match each month in the Light House - more information will follow soon. The first date to put in your diaries will be Tuesday 24th Feb when Manchester City will take on Barcelona

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Vine Trust charity shop
Vine3

Here's an opportunity to support the work of The Vine Trust which is close to our hearts as a church. If you're planning a clear out to make way for all your 'sale' purchases please consider donating to the Vine Trust charity shop ... If any fine folks are clearing out clothes, toys, bric-a-brac, unwanted Christmas prezies we'd be delighted to take them off your hands to sell in the charity shop, Academy St, Inverness in aid of Vine Trust. Sorry

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Scripture Union holidays 2015
SU2

SU Holidays Bookings are now open for 2015! SU Holidays are fun and exciting breaks for young people in P5-S6. There's an SU Holiday to suit everyone, with loads of exciting activities and chances to relax with friends. SU Holidays are great places to make new friends, explore the Bible, eat well and rest well, whether in a tent or in a country house. To find out more about what's on offer and to make a booking click here. Alternatively speak to

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