Angels with fur?
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Lorna and I went to see the new Paddington movie last night. Great fun – I loved the interpretation of the old joke ‘Dogs must be carried on escalator!’ But the film has a very Christian theme which speaks to all of us – its message is the need to welcome the stranger, the outcast, and make them at home. Paddington’s expectation of the hospitality he will receive in London  is initially disappointed, but in the end he finds himself welcomed

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For such a time as this – Bible readings for tomorrow
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Esther 4:1-17 Mordecai persuades Esther to help 4 When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. 2 But he went only as far as the king’s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it. 3 In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and

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Giving Tuesday
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#GivingTuesday (2nd December) is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word at the start of the Christmas shopping season, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back. Find out

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Foodbank collection today at Tesco Inshes
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Lorna Dempster from Highland Foodbank and volunteer Betty Wiper from Kiltarlity inviting donations of food at the Inshes Tesco today. People were very generous - over 30 crates of food were collected today alone. You can make donations at Inshes Tesco tomorrow too, when local Rotary Club members are helping with the collection. This food will help people in need in the local area - including those who are referred to the Hilton Foodbank Centre beneath

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God loves messy
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It's Messy Church again on Sunday! Here's a reflection John Dempster wrote for the Highland News following the last Messy Church in September.

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Faith through hard times
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Bible passages for Sunday. Habbakuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3:17-19    Matthew 26:36-38 Habakkuk 1:1-4 1 The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received. 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. 4 Therefore the law is paralysed,

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Peter MacPherson performs with the HYM Big Band
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Duncan shares a link which shows Peter singing What a Wonderful World last night (Monday 24th) in Aviemore with the Highland Young Musicians Bg Band.

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Living better the Jeremiah way
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A report and personal reflection on this morning's service by John Dempster At this morning’s service we were reflecting on the calling (Jeremiah 1:4-10) and a sample of the preaching (Jeremiah 7:1-11) of Jeremiah a prophet who lived about 2,700 years ago from whose experiences we can still learn lessons today. Duncan told us that as he reflected on these passages he asked what light they could shed on what we are about as individuals and a church.

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Chosen to speak for God/Religion true v. toxic: Bible passages for Sunday
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Here are the Bible passages for Sunday's service Jeremiah 1:4-10 The call of Jeremiah 4 The word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.’ 6 ‘Alas, Sovereign Lord,’ I said, ‘I do not know how to speak; I am too young.’ 7 But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, “I am too young.” You must go to everyone I send

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Puppets spotted on page 23……
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What do I see On page 23 Of this week's Highland News? Puppets, that's what! Casicool, George and Bob Some of our Out of the Box friends!! Whoopeee! They are popping out of the box on Sunday night at the Old High Church at a special service to CELBRATE the Christmas Lights switch on! You can read the Highland News story here. And find out more about Out of the Box here.

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