“I accept your acceptance of me’
Survivor tree

A personal reflection on this morning's sermon by John Dempster Duncan’s theme this morning, based on John 20:19-31, was the reality of Jesus’ physical resurrection, the reality that Jesus is alive, and the implications of this for us. As he spoke, I remembered something we saw when we visited the Ground Zero Memorial in New York – the ‘Survivor Tree’. This tree, a Cellery Pear tree was found in the ruins of the Twin Towers as an eight-foot

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60 Plus Afternoon Tea

Donald reports that everyone had a great time at Wednesday afternoon's afternoon tea for folk over 60, and he's got photographic evidence to prove it! Can you see yourself in any of the pcitures?                                            

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Find out about the Sailors’ Society
Sailors' society

Sailors Society Meeting: Rev Mark Warner and Hannah Willard from the Sailors Society will be visiting Inshes Church at 7.30 pm on Friday 2nd May, during their visit to Scotland. They will be sharing stories about the work of Sailors Society in Scotland, the U.K. and around the world, supporting some of the world’s 1.5 million merchant seafarers, upon whom we all depend for over 90% of the world trade.” The Sailors Society is a Christian charity,

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Highland Theological College – 20th anniversary

HTC 20th Anniversary: During 2014 HTC celebrates its 20th anniversary with a programme of special events, including a special Thanksgiving Service on Friday 2nd May at 7.30pm in the East Church, Inverness. This event will look back over the past 20 years, giving us opportunity to thank God for the amazing way in which HTC has come into existence and has grown and developed under His care and guidance. We will also look forward to what He has in store

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Let’s get crafty!

    On Thursday 1st and 15th May from 7.15pm-9,30pm we are planning launching a craft evening in the Light House. Bring along any craft project you are working on and enjoy a coffee and cake and chat while you work. If you want to learn a new craft or share your skills then there will be the opportunity to do so. Whether it is knitting,crochet, cross stitch, jewellery making, patchwork, sewing or something else. If it's portable bring it

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A smile from God

Don't know if you've been following the new series of Rev. Here's a link to a moving blog post from Matt Wright, a Baptist minister, about this week's episode.

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Hope was born in a garden

Some lovely pictures from Rory Macpherson taken on Sunday - the daffodil cross in the church, and two scenes in the church garden after the service, in perfect Easter Sunday sunshine.    

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Living the resurrection

I  was just thinking during the service this morning of what the practical implications are for me, and for each of us, in the coming week, of the fact that Jesus rose from death, that Jesus is alive. Here are some of the ones I thought of: We do not need to fear death because Jesus has conquered death Jesus, through his Spirit will accompany us through this week whatever it brings us of joy or of darkness In times of difficulty, we need not despair

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Gold at the end of the rainbow

A report and reflection on this morning's Easter Sunday service by John Dempster We’d a lovely Easter Sunday all-age service this morning at Hilton. The first thing we saw when we went in the door was the big wooden cross in front of the congregation covered with candles and daffodils, no longer threatening. Duncan spoke about the role of colour in communicating a message, and the fact that we attach different colours to varying moods and experiences.

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Let hm easter in us

For me, five words from the end of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem The wreck of the Deutschland  form one of the most powerful phrases in the English language: ‘Let him easter in us.’ Hopkins’ poem begins with a description of a ‘dark night’ experience. ‘Thou has bound bones and veins in me, fastened me flesh and after it almost unmade’, but then he adds, in words which sometimes reduce me to tears ‘Over again I feel thy finger and

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