Stephen Hutchison on the ‘Assisted Suicide’ Debate
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Here's a link to piece Stephen published in the Sunday Times on 26th October - a contributing to the 'Assisted Suicide' debate.

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Stephen Hutchison – a milestone week
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Our best wishes and prayers go with Stephen Hutchison as he looks ahead to the next part of the journey! Stephen retired on 31st October from his job as Palliative Care Consultant at Highland Hospice. He also stepped down last week as Session Clerk ar Hilton Church, a role he held for 17 years. We're grateful for Stephen's contributrion to the Church over the years - not least as he's shared with us the fruit of his gifts as a song-writer - and we're

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Agents of peace and healing
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A report on this morning's sermon by John Dempster Duncan’s sermon this morning was on the story of the healing of Naaman, recorded in 2 Kings 5:1-4. Duncan began by reminding us that each of the passages we’ve looked at, guided by the ‘Narrative Lectionary’ over the last eight Sundays has been a well-known stories. He  reminded us how central stories are to our lives – we remember and retell the journey we’ve been on in story form,

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Love bids us welcome
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A personal reflection by John Dempster before tomorrow's communion service I remember an older lady saying to me many years ago on the way out after a communion service ‘Wasn’t that wonderful?’ I gave what I thought was the correct answer. ‘Oh yes!’ I said, but inwardly I was miserable for I knew I was lying. Communion services, then as now, rarely touch me emotionally. I’ve come to accept that that’s simply the way I am, and to realise

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Last chance to fill a Shoebox for Blythswood this year!
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Why not take part in Blythswood Care's 2014 Shoebox Project to bring joy to someone in need in Eastern Europe? Full details here. Please return completed shoeboxes to the church by Friday 7th November, and they'll be collected. If you don’t feel you could fill a box but would like to contribute any of the items require (see the leaflet on the above web page for details) they can also be placed in the box in the foyer.

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Have your say on the future of Council Services
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The Highland Council invites everyone to take part in a consultation to help plan services in the years ahead when there is less funding available. Read the proposals and have your say here.

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The Legoland Gospel: a child-friendly video on next Sunday’s theme
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Click here for a video on the Naaman story!  

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Only those who stoop may enter: Bible reading for Sunday
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Here's the Bible passage for Sunday (2 Kings 5:1-14) Naaman Healed of Leprosy 5 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.[a] 2 Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. 3 She said

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Fiona Waite’s new adventure
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Fiona Waite is off to Watford on a Soul Survivor leadership course. She explained this morning how this came about. Inspired by Duncan’s recent sermon about sharing our ‘faith stories’ Fiona told us a little of hers. While attending Soul Survivor with a group from the Church in July 2012, she asked God what she should be doing next with her life, and had a powerful impression of a call to ministry and leadership. However she’d been planning

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Wisdom and justice
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A report and personal reflection on this morning's service by John Dempster The speaker this morning was Joyce Mitchell, and her subject the passage from 1 Kings 3 where King Saul is asked by God what he most wanted God to give him. Solomon chose wisdom so that he could rule his people fairly, and reach the right decisions on the different issues people brought to him. He knew he needed insight and help from a higher power. Joyce pointed out that

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