Something to watch If you are planning to attend the Youth Visioning evening on Wednesday

Jonathan writes: “If you’re planning on coming to the youth visioning night in the Lighthouse this Wednesday (7:30-9:30pm) it would be good if you could watch this video in advance. It’ll get you thinking about long-term vision and ‘constant, magnificent generosity.’ Thirty minutes well spent.”

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Engaging in Public Debate: Stephen Hutchison on the Assisted Suicide Bill

As one of the series of short talks at the Sunday service in which members are friends of Hilton church share about how they are, through exercising their faith, making a different in the wider community, Duncan asked Stephen Hutchison, who is Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Highland Hospice, to talk about his work in raising questions about the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill which MSP Margo Macdonald is bringing before the Scottish Parliament.

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Singing a new song

Isn’t it great that God gives churches people with all kinds of creative gifts to enrich the worship and joy of the faith community, to surprise with new insights, to express our experiences as a church community?  This morning Duncan spoke about different modes, or phases of worship – both of joy and sorrow – and Stephen Hutchison gave us a new song to sing, a song of persevering faith in hard times. Stephen explained the experiences which

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The song which sings us

I was at a lunchtime Lent discussion group at the Cathedral on Wednesday. Someone mentioned the fact that good teachers never seem to tell their pupils things. Rather, the class seems to learn in the course of interaction and discussion with her. It’s almost as though the learners are being helped to understand something which they already know. Now it seems to me that facts and formulae have to be taught and learned, but it’s perhaps true that

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Donald reaches Luanda
Jubilee Hope 2

News from Donald Macdonald on Jubilee Hope. The ship has reached Luanda, from where Donald phoned home. He and the rest of the crew are all well, and will be leaving shortly on the next leg of the voyage, a 9-day trip to Cape Town from where Donald will fly home. You can follow the ship's journey here:

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Happy retirement, David!

Congratulations to David Whillis, an elder at Hilton, on his retirement as Consultant Oncologist based at Raigmore Hospital, and our best wishes to him as he begins the next stage of his life's journey.

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Rachel’s dream

Here's a link to the powerful video Duncan mentioned this morning about one girl's vision of making a difference in a world where many children die because of lack of fresh water  And here's some more information about Rachel Beckwith's dream.  

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Jim retires from Barn Church
Jim Barn

Praise & Thanksgiving Service: Jim Robertson, minister of the Barn Church will retire at the end of this month. The Barn is having a Praise & Thanksgiving Service on Sunday March 23 from 6.30-8pm to mark his retirement. All are invited. The evening will finish with tea and coffee.

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Toddler Group news
Creche balls

An update from Suzie Fraser on the Toddlers' Group: 'Gillian Gunn and myself re launched toddlers on the 6th January of this year.  So far we have had over 50 families come through the door.   We meet on a Monday from 9.45 until 11.15am.  We are so thankful for Carol Stevenson who comes every Monday and has clearly build up good relationships with the parents.  We are also very thankful for those who help out with the Kitchen on a rota basis.

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Pamper with a Purpose

Pamper for a Purpose Night: Friday 21st March 7-9.30pm at the Barn Church to raise funds for the Hilton Youth Project & Barn Church mission trip to Romania. There will be Mini Manicures, Eyebrow Shaping, Hand Massages, Neck & Shoulder massages, and Gents/Boys Haircuts... There will also be 2 sponsored events happening on the night – Andrew Ramsay is having his legs waxed and Mike Robertson is having his head shaved!!! As always there will

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