The week ahead at Hilton
Creche balls

This week at Hilton: Monday 18th August: Hilton Toddlers - open to 0-5s and accompanying adults! Snack and crafts available - and ouside play if the weather is nice! The cafe at the Light House is open 9.30am - 3.30pm Monday - Friday. See here for more information, and a link to the full menu. Don't forget Time Out starts again on Wednesday 27th August at 10am!

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Praying for the school community

Here's the thoughful prayer Duncan led this morning for everyone who is involved in the school community - and in one way or another we all are. A prayer for the school community Pupils and school students stand Duncan: Lord God, we thank you for all the children and young people in our area and for the schools they attend. Help us to make the most of the opportunities we have – to be hard-working students, to play creatively and to know that you

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Action over Iraq

Christians around the world have been deeply concerned about the events in Iraq over the last few weeks when hundreds of thousands of people from Christian and other minority groups have been driven from their homes by ISIS (now calling itself 'The Islamic State.') I'm sure we've all been asking ourselves what we can do to make a difference. The Church of Scotland has published some information to guide us. See here for news of the Church of Scotland's

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Back to school with God

A personal reflection on this morning’s service by John Dempster Tuesday coming is a significant day for many of us in Hilton – the schools go back after the summer – and lots of us in the community, children, young people, teachers, school support staff, parents, grandparents, are directly or indirectly involved. So it was very appropriate that the theme this morning was ‘Back to school with God’, as a reminder that whatever our school-related

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New Hilton Foodbank Centre
Food bank entrance

The new Hilton Foodbank Centre at Hilton Village opened its doors for the first time on Thursday evening when people interested in volunteering at one of the two Inverness Foodbank Centres or at the Foodbank warehouse in Harbour Road were invited to meet James Campbell, Chief Executive of Blythswood Care, Lorna Dempster, Foodbank Co-ordinator (Inverness and Nairn) and Laura Ferguson, Highland Foodbank's Development Officer. It's not to late to volunteer

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‘Inspiring and resourcing your congregation’

Equip (Inverness) is the seventh in a series of regional events organised by the Mission & Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland, featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for your congregation. Choose from a range of workshops, including Messy Church, Fresh Approaches to Exploring the Bible, Fresh Expressions of Church, Investigating the Invisible Church, and Managing Change/Navigating Transition. (Nearer the

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Walking on water: wisdom and the Christian family

A very personal reflection on this mornng's service from John Dempster. ‘Wisdom’ and ‘family, were among the key themes at this morning’s service. Barry Dennis’s sermon a couple of Sundays go had prompted Duncan to reflect about how we acquire wisdom, and he shared some details about his own family background and the people – notably his grandmother – who influenced him and taught him priceless truths. The context was one of this Sunday’s

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Finnieston crane – a wheelie high level of vision and courage
Finnieston Crane

Here's the link Duncan mentioned in his sermon to the YouTube video of Danny MacAskill doing amazing things on a bicycle high above Glasgow.

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Welcome to Eva Grace
Baptism candlee

This morning we were delighted to witness the baptism of Angus and Angela Macleod's daughter Eva Grace. We are so grateful to welcome this unique new person, a sign of God's grace, and we pray for Eva, for Angus and Angela, and for the family.

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‘You are my light, Lord’
Flower 2

A personal meditation on this morning’s service by John Dempster I remember a few years ago going with some friends for a picnic in the hills just behind Garve. In a burn we walked beside, I saw a single flower which had somehow managed to take root among some rocks in the middle of the stream. It stretched its precarious loveliness towards the sun. But seeing it prompted sadness rather than delight, for I knew that autumn would come and the burn

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