“I will make you into a great nation”
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A report  by John Dempster on this morning's sermon. I really appreciated Duncan's sermon this morning. It was a reflection on God's call of Abraham recorded in the first nine verses of Genesis 12, and focussed in particular on verse 2:  “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” I found the sermon helpful in a number of ways, not least in the insights Duncan gave us

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Yes or no?
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Here's the piece on the Referendum Duncan mentioned in his sermon this morning. It appeared in the Christian Viewpoint column in most recent edition of The Highland News. Last week Church of Scotland Moderator John Chalmers hosted an event in Glasgow in which two leading politicians debated their opposing views on Scotland’s future. It seems that the whole of Scotland is caught up in the big debate. For a long time, opinion polls suggested that

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Remembering Norma Fraser: Church garden in need of new plants
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There’s a request in the Bulletin for flowers for the Light House: The Light House and Church gardens are in need of some more plants. There are gaps we would like to fill. If you are splitting plants or have plants that are getting too big for your garden please consider them for the gardens here. If you can help please contact Alan or Pat Spence. Tel: 236631. I saw this on the screen this morning before the service, and thought about it again

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A life well lived: Norma Fraser
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This morning, Duncan paid moving tribute to Norma Fraser, one of Hilton’s oldest residents who died last Monday. Norma was 92, and had lived in Drynie Avenue since 1949. Norma was brought up by an aunt in the north of Scotland and unable to afford higher education went into service in Dundee at the age of 17.  In time she moved to Inverness and began nursing at Craig Dunain hospital where she met and married her late husband Ian. Shortly after

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The call of Abram Genesis 12:1-9 Lectionary reading for tomorrow
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The call of Abram 12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot

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Toddlers news from Suzie
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News from Suzie about the Toddlers Group Toddlers re-started in January of this year. It is growing in ways that I never imagined. We have many new families coming along with their children and it is growing into a friendly welcoming and supportive group. We met on three occasions over the summer holidays and had on averge 35 children attending with their parents . I am so thankful for seeing the work that God is doing and  I am so thankful for

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Work Place Chaplaincy Infromation Evening
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You are invited to attend a Work Place Chaplaincy Information evening on Monday 20th October, 7:30-9:30pm at the Town House, Bridge Street, Inverness. This evening is an opportunity: to meet some of the team from Work Place Chaplaincy; to hear about Chaplaincy developments in other towns and cities; and, to discuss the development of Work Place Chaplaincy in Inverne See here for more information about Workplace Chaplaincy in Scotland.

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Tomorrow – take time for time out!
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Take Time for Time Out tomorrow, 10th September. Start time 10:00. Creche provided. Everyone welcome! "From about 10am till 11.30 we do various crafts, such as mosaicing, felting, card-making, crochet etc, all washed down with coffee, cakes and a good blether! There is a free crèche provided by Childcare Direct, so it’s a really great opportunity to relax and get creative!" Time out - a fortnightly oasis at the heart of Hilton.

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Listen to last Wednesday’s Church of Scotland-facilitated referendum debate
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Anne Thomas writes: For those of you still undecided what to vote I think this Church of Scotland event which I attended at Crown Church offers a very balanced examination of the arguments on both sides of some of the issues which are important to us as Christians. You can see the recording here.    

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Romania, here we came!
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Here's a picture shared by Morven Ball of some of the team from Hilton Church and Barn Church who during the summer worked with underpriviledged children and disabled people in Romania - and some of the people they were helping. There's a brief description of their trip here.  

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