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Sunday Service: 1st August 2021

Sunday Service: 1st August 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 1st August, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by clicking on the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13;      Psalm 51:1-12;...

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Duncan at the Anchor Cafe and the Church Garden

Duncan at the Anchor Cafe and the Church Garden

Duncan writes: I enjoyed a wonderful lunch today at the Anchor Cafe. The food being prepared by Joe and Hannah is quite exceptional. It was so good to meet so many folk linked to the congregation while I was there . Afterwards I took a walk around the Lighthouse cafe....

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Sunday Service: 25th July 2021

Sunday Service: 25th July 2021

A worship service was   held at 10am on Sunday 25th July in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by following the link below. Jenson Reid Stuart and Madison Faith Stuart were baptised this morning,...

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All the latest from Hilton Family Support

All the latest from Hilton Family Support

Here's a link to the Hilton Family Support Summer Newsletter. Taster: Here's the Chair's report from Barry Dennis. Dear SupportersThe hunt for Grant funding goes on as we wait for the outcome of Grant applications so that we can continue and expand the work with some...

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Latest news from Matthias and Sabine

Latest news from Matthias and Sabine

On Sunday, Duncan mentioned having received a newsletter from Matthias and Sabine in the DR Congo.  Here's a link to the letter. And here's a taster: God will make a way, where there seems to be no way, He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me“ 'I...

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Sunday Service: 18th July 2021

Sunday Service: 18th July 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 18th July, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by following the link below. One of the themes of the service which focussed on 2 Samuel 7:1-14 was...

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Sunday Service: 11th July

Sunday Service: 11th July

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 11th July, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. You can catch up here, or by following the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19       Psalm 24   ...

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Sunday Service 4th July

Sunday Service 4th July

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 4th July  broadcast on the Church Facebook page.   You can watch it here, or by following the link below.  Duncan was preaching about King David, and his call to be the ‘Shepherd King’ of his people.  It was a reminder to...

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Sunday Service 24th June 2021

Sunday Service 24th June 2021

A worship service, led by David Whillis,  was held at 10am on Sunday,  27th June, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.   You can watch here or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27   ...

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Congratulations to Eilidh and Luke

Congratulations to Eilidh and Luke

We were delighted to learn this morning that Eilidh MacPherson became engaged yesterday, on the Isle of Skye to Luke West.  Our warmest love and congratulations to you both, Eilidh and Luke. Wonderful news! May you know the Father’s blessing on your lives in the days...

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Sunday Service – 20th June 2021

Sunday Service – 20th June 2021

An all-age  worship service was  held at 10am on Sunday in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.   You can watch the service here, (To book a place in the church for the service on 27th June, look out for the booking link which...

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Old High Church marks St Columba anniversary

Old High Church marks St Columba anniversary

On Wednesday, 9th June there was a short open-air service at 3pm in the Old High Church graveyard at the east door area to mark this year's 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Columba who brought the Christian faith to our part of Scotland. It was conducted by...

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Today’s workparty in the church garden….

Today’s workparty in the church garden….

Duncan writes: We had a wonderful time in the Lighthouse garden today. It was such a beautiful day. We had a great team of volunteers who achieved so much working together. The garage was re-roofed, new fence posts were set in concrete, the fence was partially...

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Sunday Service: 13th June 2021

Sunday Service: 13th June 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 13th June, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can watch it here, or by following the link below. (To book a place in the church for the service on 20th June, look out for...

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Sunday Service 6th June 2021

Sunday Service 6th June 2021

An all-age  worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 6th June, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  A number of spaces were available in the church (limited due to COVID restrictions) and the service was broadcast live...

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Future Church

Future Church

The previous Moderator, Martin Fair on 'Reimagining the Future' Quoted in Here to Serve 37 The outgoing moderator of the General Assembly, Martin Fair, speaks powerfully about how he believes we should deal with the future. In a ‘Reimagining the Future’ webinar, he...

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Here to Serve 37

Here to Serve 37

Here's a link to Here to Serve  issue 37 from Inverness Presbytery Church Support. Here to Serve notes some very powerful words spoken by outgoing Moderator Martin Fair about reimaging the future when he says ‘if we have Jesus, then everything else will come into...

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Duncan and Peter in the Church Garden

Duncan and Peter in the Church Garden

I thought for a moment that I was back working in Amazonia this morning. Hot, humid conditions with a shovel in my hand! Peter and I were digging out some of the holes required for the new garden fence posts. It was harder work than we had imagined. Builders rubble...

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Seedtime and Harvest: Christian Focus Publications

Seedtime and Harvest: Christian Focus Publications

John's Christian Viewpoint column from the Highland News dated 27th May 2021 One of Scotland’s largest publishing firms is based at Geanies House near Fearn in Ross-shire. Christian Focus Publications, originally established by Blythswood’s founder Jackie Ross was...

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Sunday Service 30th May 2021

Sunday Service 30th May 2021

An all-age  worship service was held at 10am on Sunday,  30th May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. Sunday Club met for the first time since before the pandemic in the large hall during the service – booking was also...

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Rhymes Recollected 31st May: Friends and Family

Rhymes Recollected 31st May: Friends and Family

The next Rhymes Recollected takes place on the Church Facebook Page on Monday, 31st May at 2pm, when Audrey and John will be reading more poems. The theme is ‘Friends and Family.’ We’d love to have lots of suggestions from you of poems on this theme you’d like to hear...

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Sunday Service 23rd May 2021

Sunday Service 23rd May 2021

An all-age  worship service for Pentecost Sunday was held at 10am on Sunday,  23rd May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  Duncan led the service, Sheena Thompson from St Columba’s preached on Acts 10, and  worship was...

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General Assembly 2021

General Assembly 2021

The Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2021 will again be held online. It will open on Saturday 22 May, with business sessions the following Monday to Thursday. The proceedings will be live streamed and available for everyone to watch on the Church of Scotland...

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What do you admire about Jesus?

What do you admire about Jesus?

From Here to Serve 36: Here to Serve asked Christians in the Inverness area to write what they admire about Jesus. Here are some of the replies: ‘He is my best friend. I can talk to Him about anything and know that He will listen and respond if necessary.’ E, Kings...

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Rhymes Recollected: Our Top Ten

Rhymes Recollected: Our Top Ten

Rhymes Recollected took place today place on the Church Facebook Page on Monday 17th May at 2pm, when Audrey and John read ‘Our top ten’ and chatted about the chosen poems.   You can watch by following the link below or by clicking here. The next Rhymes Recollected is...

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Living in the world for the Jesus who prays for us

Living in the world for the Jesus who prays for us

Here's the message  Eilidh MacPherson shared at the Family Service this morning. The Jesus who sends us out into the world as agents of his love prays for us, and accompanies us. Jesus prays for his disciples - and for us  The Bible passage that Gavin read for us...

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Sunday Service: 16th May 2021

Sunday Service: 16th May 2021

An all-age  worship service was held at 10am on Sunday,  16th May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up on the service here. The service was led by Eilidh and Shona, and Chris led the worship – doing the...

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Is Volunteer Chaplaincy for you?

Is Volunteer Chaplaincy for you?

From Here to Server 35 Inverness city centre has a workplace chaplain. Her name is Christina McCrae. Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland is able to employ her for a limited amount of hours, reaching out, listening to and supporting shop owners, the Scottish Fire and Rescue...

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Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come – May13th-23rd Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the...

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Sunday Service: 9th May 2021

Sunday Service: 9th May 2021

A worship service was held on Sunday 9th May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  David Whillis led the service, and preached on Psalm 98.  Apologies that due to broadband issues there were some momentary freezes in the...

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Hilton Family Support: update from Simeon

Hilton Family Support: update from Simeon

At Sunday's service, Simeon talked about the work of Hilton Family Support over the last year: A big change took place just before everything started to get locked down: that I went from working for the Church to working for Hilton Family Support back in January last...

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Rhymes Recollected: Home and Abroad

Rhymes Recollected: Home and Abroad

The next Rhymes Recollected took place on the Church Facebook Page Monday 3rd May at 2pm, when Audrey and John read poems on  the theme ‘Home and Abroad’  And there was be a guest appearance from Peter MacPherson! You can watch the event here, or by following the link...

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Sunday Service: 2nd May 2021

Sunday Service: 2nd May 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 2nd May , in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. There were problems with the broadband connection this morning, so the video on Facebook only has intermittent sound. You can read...

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Garden Update from Duncan

Garden Update from Duncan

Duncan writes: Having asked for volunteers to help with some gardening this morning, my heart sank when I saw the weather!  I turned up just in case anyone came along, but by 9.30am it was clear that common sense had prevailed! The Lighthouse garden is in pretty good...

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Book Group report from Shona

Book Group report from Shona

Last Thursday night we met on Zoom and although there were fewer of us than usual ( only seven) we still had a lovely evening with lots of interesting discussions on a varied range of topics. We discussed our books: Knife Edge by Simon Mayo kept us gripped. We enjoyed...

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A message from Duncan

A message from Duncan

Duncan writes: It was lovely to be back in the building again yesterday for our morning worship. Live praise wonderfully led by Phil Todd and Elaine Watt, and lovely sharing from Carolyn Cload, Audrey Whyte and Hector Morrison. All the technical elements of the...

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Sunday Service: 25th April 2021

Sunday Service: 25th April 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 25th April, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  A limited number of spaces were available in the church due to COVID restrictions.  You can watch the service here or follow...

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Church Garden news from Duncan

Church Garden news from Duncan

Duncan writes: Last week was a very encouraging beginning in terms of getting the grounds around the Church and Lighthouse ready for use, in anticipation of the Church buildings, Lighthouse and Anchor Cafe being fully open again. I spent a beautiful few hours cutting...

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Rhymes Recollected

Rhymes Recollected

Rhymes Recollected took place on the Church Facebook Page  on Monday 19th April at 2pm, when Audrey and John will be reading poems on  ‘Hobbies and Pastimes’  You can watch here, or click the link below.

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Phil Todd announces workshop for young film-makers

Phil Todd announces workshop for young film-makers

Message from our friend Phil Todd: We're thrilled to announce that we are holding our first online workshop for filmmakers aged 16-25 on Tuesday 27 April at 7pm (BST). The session will cover all the crucial first steps involved in getting a micro-budget feature film...

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Sunday Service: 18th March 2021

Sunday Service: 18th March 2021

The worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 18 April on Facebook. Catch up here. The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 3:12-19      Psalm 4     1 John 3:1-7    Luke 24:36b-48 Next Sunday, 25th April the service will be held in the church building open to 40...

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Green Matters

Green Matters

From Here to Serve 33 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it’ Ps 24:1 The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021. With this in mind over the next few months,...

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A journey through Luke and Acts

A journey through Luke and Acts

From Here to serve 33 A Journey Through Luke & Acts inspires individuals, small groups, and families to read through the books of Luke and Acts in 40 days. This plan incorporates animated videos and insightful summaries to help participants encounter Jesus and...

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The Chosen

The Chosen

From Here to Serve 33 'The Chosen films are a new online resource, perfect for sharing with anyone who doesn't know Jesus. Easily accessible on YouTube, they dramatise the life of Jesus in a modern and real way.’ That is the comment of one of our East church members....

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The Answer by R. S. Thomas

The Answer by R. S. Thomas

John writes: Here’s the poem which Duncan asked me to read at the service this morning. It’s a poem which grows on you as you read, and reflect, and I love it. Duncan mentioned this morning that Mary’s encounter with the risen Jesus took place ‘while it was still...

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Moderator’s Holy Week Pilgrimage

Moderator’s Holy Week Pilgrimage

This Holy Week Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will embark on a 90-mile pilgrimage around his local authority area of Angus.  See links to Martin's facebook videos below. He said: "Pilgrimage is something that...

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Holy Week: daily reflections from the Moderator

Holy Week: daily reflections from the Moderator

Here are links to the daily Holy Week meditations from Martin Fair, the Church of Scotland Moderator. Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 Join the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair as he embarks on a...

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Easter Letter from Duncan

Easter Letter from Duncan

Here's Duncan's Easter Congregational letter, which includes news about the resumption of physical services in the Church. Read it here or below. Dear Friends,  On Tuesday 23rd March , the UK marked the first anniversary of the national lockdown with a minutes...

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Sunday March 28th – Palm Sunday: on-line service

Sunday March 28th – Palm Sunday: on-line service

The Palm Sunday worship service was broadcast at 10am on Sunday 28th March. You can watch it here. The readings for Sunday were: Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29    Mark 11:1-11 Episode 3 of Out of the Box’s Easter Family Series premiered at 9.30am on Sunday. Watch it here or...

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The GoodNESS Project in Culloden

The GoodNESS Project in Culloden

Report by Rebecca Wilson, Project Co-ordinator The  GoodNESS Project is an exciting fresh initiative hosted by the Barn Church. We were approached by our neighbours and friends across the road at Kings Inverness, to explore bringing the resources of both churches...

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Holy Week Invitation from the Moderator…..

Holy Week Invitation from the Moderator…..

This Holy Week everyone is invited to take part in a series of specially created online events including daily reflections with the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and a spirit-filled Easter service. Hamilton-based theatre group DramaKirk...

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Sunday, March 21st – online service

Sunday, March 21st – online service

Our worship service held was held at 10am. Duncan was speaking on Psalm 51, exploring God’s forgiving love for us in our brokenness and failure. You can watch it here. The readings for Sunday were: Jeremiah 31:31-34  Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16    Hebrews 5:5-10 ...

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Open Door Project Inverness

Open Door Project Inverness

From Here to Serve The Open Doors Project has been set up by various Christian leaders in Inverness as a response to the CLC bookshop closure on Castle Street. The dream is to establish a new bookshop with café and prayer space in Inverness town centre. The project is...

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Join in prayer with Street Pastors

Join in prayer with Street Pastors

From Here to Serve Joining Street Pastors’ prayers Let us join in prayer with our Streetpastors friends who pray for people in our communities – Taxi drivers, railway/bus station staff, food outlet workers, entertainment & leisure industry workers, police,...

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Acorn: Mission miracles through O-bedience

Acorn: Mission miracles through O-bedience

From Here to Serve 31 ACORN is a movementthe Church of Scotland that seeks to connect Christians with the work God is doing in others through caring conversation. After A-sking God ‘who, beyond the church, would you like me to reach out to today?’ God might C-all, we...

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Sunday 14th March: on-line service

Sunday 14th March: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.   You can watch it here, or follow the link below. Phil and Ros Noble were leading the service - gentle, powerful reflections on gratitude, blessing on another, and the need for honesty in difficult times, and the...

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I will wait for you…..

I will wait for you…..

(From Here to Serve 31) During this time of Lent, our local Street Pastors encourage us to think about the One who gave His life for us, He who is Resurrection and Life. They share a link to a song based on Psalm 130 and on the theme of waiting, hoping, trusting - "a...

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Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Sunday 7th March: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.   You can watch it here. The readings for Sunday were: Exodus 20:1-17     Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22 Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan recommended, and the accompanying...

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Sunday Service: 1st August 2021

Sunday Service: 1st August 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 1st August, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by clicking on the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13;      Psalm 51:1-12;...

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Duncan at the Anchor Cafe and the Church Garden

Duncan at the Anchor Cafe and the Church Garden

Duncan writes: I enjoyed a wonderful lunch today at the Anchor Cafe. The food being prepared by Joe and Hannah is quite exceptional. It was so good to meet so many folk linked to the congregation while I was there . Afterwards I took a walk around the Lighthouse cafe....

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Sunday Service: 25th July 2021

Sunday Service: 25th July 2021

A worship service was   held at 10am on Sunday 25th July in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by following the link below. Jenson Reid Stuart and Madison Faith Stuart were baptised this morning,...

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All the latest from Hilton Family Support

All the latest from Hilton Family Support

Here's a link to the Hilton Family Support Summer Newsletter. Taster: Here's the Chair's report from Barry Dennis. Dear SupportersThe hunt for Grant funding goes on as we wait for the outcome of Grant applications so that we can continue and expand the work with some...

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Latest news from Matthias and Sabine

Latest news from Matthias and Sabine

On Sunday, Duncan mentioned having received a newsletter from Matthias and Sabine in the DR Congo.  Here's a link to the letter. And here's a taster: God will make a way, where there seems to be no way, He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me“ 'I...

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Sunday Service: 18th July 2021

Sunday Service: 18th July 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 18th July, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by following the link below. One of the themes of the service which focussed on 2 Samuel 7:1-14 was...

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Sunday Service: 11th July

Sunday Service: 11th July

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 11th July, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. You can catch up here, or by following the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19       Psalm 24   ...

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Sunday Service 4th July

Sunday Service 4th July

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 4th July  broadcast on the Church Facebook page.   You can watch it here, or by following the link below.  Duncan was preaching about King David, and his call to be the ‘Shepherd King’ of his people.  It was a reminder to...

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Sunday Service 24th June 2021

Sunday Service 24th June 2021

A worship service, led by David Whillis,  was held at 10am on Sunday,  27th June, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.   You can watch here or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27   ...

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Congratulations to Eilidh and Luke

Congratulations to Eilidh and Luke

We were delighted to learn this morning that Eilidh MacPherson became engaged yesterday, on the Isle of Skye to Luke West.  Our warmest love and congratulations to you both, Eilidh and Luke. Wonderful news! May you know the Father’s blessing on your lives in the days...

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Sunday Service – 20th June 2021

Sunday Service – 20th June 2021

An all-age  worship service was  held at 10am on Sunday in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.   You can watch the service here, (To book a place in the church for the service on 27th June, look out for the booking link which...

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Old High Church marks St Columba anniversary

Old High Church marks St Columba anniversary

On Wednesday, 9th June there was a short open-air service at 3pm in the Old High Church graveyard at the east door area to mark this year's 1500th anniversary of the birth of St Columba who brought the Christian faith to our part of Scotland. It was conducted by...

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Today’s workparty in the church garden….

Today’s workparty in the church garden….

Duncan writes: We had a wonderful time in the Lighthouse garden today. It was such a beautiful day. We had a great team of volunteers who achieved so much working together. The garage was re-roofed, new fence posts were set in concrete, the fence was partially...

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Sunday Service: 13th June 2021

Sunday Service: 13th June 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 13th June, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can watch it here, or by following the link below. (To book a place in the church for the service on 20th June, look out for...

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Sunday Service 6th June 2021

Sunday Service 6th June 2021

An all-age  worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 6th June, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  A number of spaces were available in the church (limited due to COVID restrictions) and the service was broadcast live...

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Future Church

Future Church

The previous Moderator, Martin Fair on 'Reimagining the Future' Quoted in Here to Serve 37 The outgoing moderator of the General Assembly, Martin Fair, speaks powerfully about how he believes we should deal with the future. In a ‘Reimagining the Future’ webinar, he...

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Here to Serve 37

Here to Serve 37

Here's a link to Here to Serve  issue 37 from Inverness Presbytery Church Support. Here to Serve notes some very powerful words spoken by outgoing Moderator Martin Fair about reimaging the future when he says ‘if we have Jesus, then everything else will come into...

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Duncan and Peter in the Church Garden

Duncan and Peter in the Church Garden

I thought for a moment that I was back working in Amazonia this morning. Hot, humid conditions with a shovel in my hand! Peter and I were digging out some of the holes required for the new garden fence posts. It was harder work than we had imagined. Builders rubble...

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Seedtime and Harvest: Christian Focus Publications

Seedtime and Harvest: Christian Focus Publications

John's Christian Viewpoint column from the Highland News dated 27th May 2021 One of Scotland’s largest publishing firms is based at Geanies House near Fearn in Ross-shire. Christian Focus Publications, originally established by Blythswood’s founder Jackie Ross was...

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Sunday Service 30th May 2021

Sunday Service 30th May 2021

An all-age  worship service was held at 10am on Sunday,  30th May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. Sunday Club met for the first time since before the pandemic in the large hall during the service – booking was also...

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Rhymes Recollected 31st May: Friends and Family

Rhymes Recollected 31st May: Friends and Family

The next Rhymes Recollected takes place on the Church Facebook Page on Monday, 31st May at 2pm, when Audrey and John will be reading more poems. The theme is ‘Friends and Family.’ We’d love to have lots of suggestions from you of poems on this theme you’d like to hear...

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Sunday Service 23rd May 2021

Sunday Service 23rd May 2021

An all-age  worship service for Pentecost Sunday was held at 10am on Sunday,  23rd May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  Duncan led the service, Sheena Thompson from St Columba’s preached on Acts 10, and  worship was...

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General Assembly 2021

General Assembly 2021

The Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2021 will again be held online. It will open on Saturday 22 May, with business sessions the following Monday to Thursday. The proceedings will be live streamed and available for everyone to watch on the Church of Scotland...

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What do you admire about Jesus?

What do you admire about Jesus?

From Here to Serve 36: Here to Serve asked Christians in the Inverness area to write what they admire about Jesus. Here are some of the replies: ‘He is my best friend. I can talk to Him about anything and know that He will listen and respond if necessary.’ E, Kings...

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Rhymes Recollected: Our Top Ten

Rhymes Recollected: Our Top Ten

Rhymes Recollected took place today place on the Church Facebook Page on Monday 17th May at 2pm, when Audrey and John read ‘Our top ten’ and chatted about the chosen poems.   You can watch by following the link below or by clicking here. The next Rhymes Recollected is...

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Living in the world for the Jesus who prays for us

Living in the world for the Jesus who prays for us

Here's the message  Eilidh MacPherson shared at the Family Service this morning. The Jesus who sends us out into the world as agents of his love prays for us, and accompanies us. Jesus prays for his disciples - and for us  The Bible passage that Gavin read for us...

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Sunday Service: 16th May 2021

Sunday Service: 16th May 2021

An all-age  worship service was held at 10am on Sunday,  16th May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up on the service here. The service was led by Eilidh and Shona, and Chris led the worship – doing the...

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Is Volunteer Chaplaincy for you?

Is Volunteer Chaplaincy for you?

From Here to Server 35 Inverness city centre has a workplace chaplain. Her name is Christina McCrae. Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland is able to employ her for a limited amount of hours, reaching out, listening to and supporting shop owners, the Scottish Fire and Rescue...

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Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come 2021

Thy Kingdom Come – May13th-23rd Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Through the centuries Christians have gathered at that time to pray for the...

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Sunday Service: 9th May 2021

Sunday Service: 9th May 2021

A worship service was held on Sunday 9th May, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  David Whillis led the service, and preached on Psalm 98.  Apologies that due to broadband issues there were some momentary freezes in the...

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Hilton Family Support: update from Simeon

Hilton Family Support: update from Simeon

At Sunday's service, Simeon talked about the work of Hilton Family Support over the last year: A big change took place just before everything started to get locked down: that I went from working for the Church to working for Hilton Family Support back in January last...

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Rhymes Recollected: Home and Abroad

Rhymes Recollected: Home and Abroad

The next Rhymes Recollected took place on the Church Facebook Page Monday 3rd May at 2pm, when Audrey and John read poems on  the theme ‘Home and Abroad’  And there was be a guest appearance from Peter MacPherson! You can watch the event here, or by following the link...

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Sunday Service: 2nd May 2021

Sunday Service: 2nd May 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 2nd May , in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page. There were problems with the broadband connection this morning, so the video on Facebook only has intermittent sound. You can read...

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Garden Update from Duncan

Garden Update from Duncan

Duncan writes: Having asked for volunteers to help with some gardening this morning, my heart sank when I saw the weather!  I turned up just in case anyone came along, but by 9.30am it was clear that common sense had prevailed! The Lighthouse garden is in pretty good...

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Book Group report from Shona

Book Group report from Shona

Last Thursday night we met on Zoom and although there were fewer of us than usual ( only seven) we still had a lovely evening with lots of interesting discussions on a varied range of topics. We discussed our books: Knife Edge by Simon Mayo kept us gripped. We enjoyed...

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A message from Duncan

A message from Duncan

Duncan writes: It was lovely to be back in the building again yesterday for our morning worship. Live praise wonderfully led by Phil Todd and Elaine Watt, and lovely sharing from Carolyn Cload, Audrey Whyte and Hector Morrison. All the technical elements of the...

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Sunday Service: 25th April 2021

Sunday Service: 25th April 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 25th April, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  A limited number of spaces were available in the church due to COVID restrictions.  You can watch the service here or follow...

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Church Garden news from Duncan

Church Garden news from Duncan

Duncan writes: Last week was a very encouraging beginning in terms of getting the grounds around the Church and Lighthouse ready for use, in anticipation of the Church buildings, Lighthouse and Anchor Cafe being fully open again. I spent a beautiful few hours cutting...

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Rhymes Recollected

Rhymes Recollected

Rhymes Recollected took place on the Church Facebook Page  on Monday 19th April at 2pm, when Audrey and John will be reading poems on  ‘Hobbies and Pastimes’  You can watch here, or click the link below.

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Phil Todd announces workshop for young film-makers

Phil Todd announces workshop for young film-makers

Message from our friend Phil Todd: We're thrilled to announce that we are holding our first online workshop for filmmakers aged 16-25 on Tuesday 27 April at 7pm (BST). The session will cover all the crucial first steps involved in getting a micro-budget feature film...

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Sunday Service: 18th March 2021

Sunday Service: 18th March 2021

The worship service was held at 10am on Sunday, 18 April on Facebook. Catch up here. The readings for this Sunday are: Acts 3:12-19      Psalm 4     1 John 3:1-7    Luke 24:36b-48 Next Sunday, 25th April the service will be held in the church building open to 40...

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Green Matters

Green Matters

From Here to Serve 33 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it’ Ps 24:1 The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021. With this in mind over the next few months,...

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A journey through Luke and Acts

A journey through Luke and Acts

From Here to serve 33 A Journey Through Luke & Acts inspires individuals, small groups, and families to read through the books of Luke and Acts in 40 days. This plan incorporates animated videos and insightful summaries to help participants encounter Jesus and...

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The Chosen

The Chosen

From Here to Serve 33 'The Chosen films are a new online resource, perfect for sharing with anyone who doesn't know Jesus. Easily accessible on YouTube, they dramatise the life of Jesus in a modern and real way.’ That is the comment of one of our East church members....

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The Answer by R. S. Thomas

The Answer by R. S. Thomas

John writes: Here’s the poem which Duncan asked me to read at the service this morning. It’s a poem which grows on you as you read, and reflect, and I love it. Duncan mentioned this morning that Mary’s encounter with the risen Jesus took place ‘while it was still...

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Moderator’s Holy Week Pilgrimage

Moderator’s Holy Week Pilgrimage

This Holy Week Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will embark on a 90-mile pilgrimage around his local authority area of Angus.  See links to Martin's facebook videos below. He said: "Pilgrimage is something that...

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Holy Week: daily reflections from the Moderator

Holy Week: daily reflections from the Moderator

Here are links to the daily Holy Week meditations from Martin Fair, the Church of Scotland Moderator. Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 Join the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair as he embarks on a...

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Easter Letter from Duncan

Easter Letter from Duncan

Here's Duncan's Easter Congregational letter, which includes news about the resumption of physical services in the Church. Read it here or below. Dear Friends,  On Tuesday 23rd March , the UK marked the first anniversary of the national lockdown with a minutes...

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Sunday March 28th – Palm Sunday: on-line service

Sunday March 28th – Palm Sunday: on-line service

The Palm Sunday worship service was broadcast at 10am on Sunday 28th March. You can watch it here. The readings for Sunday were: Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29    Mark 11:1-11 Episode 3 of Out of the Box’s Easter Family Series premiered at 9.30am on Sunday. Watch it here or...

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The GoodNESS Project in Culloden

The GoodNESS Project in Culloden

Report by Rebecca Wilson, Project Co-ordinator The  GoodNESS Project is an exciting fresh initiative hosted by the Barn Church. We were approached by our neighbours and friends across the road at Kings Inverness, to explore bringing the resources of both churches...

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Holy Week Invitation from the Moderator…..

Holy Week Invitation from the Moderator…..

This Holy Week everyone is invited to take part in a series of specially created online events including daily reflections with the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and a spirit-filled Easter service. Hamilton-based theatre group DramaKirk...

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Sunday, March 21st – online service

Sunday, March 21st – online service

Our worship service held was held at 10am. Duncan was speaking on Psalm 51, exploring God’s forgiving love for us in our brokenness and failure. You can watch it here. The readings for Sunday were: Jeremiah 31:31-34  Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16    Hebrews 5:5-10 ...

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Open Door Project Inverness

Open Door Project Inverness

From Here to Serve The Open Doors Project has been set up by various Christian leaders in Inverness as a response to the CLC bookshop closure on Castle Street. The dream is to establish a new bookshop with café and prayer space in Inverness town centre. The project is...

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Join in prayer with Street Pastors

Join in prayer with Street Pastors

From Here to Serve Joining Street Pastors’ prayers Let us join in prayer with our Streetpastors friends who pray for people in our communities – Taxi drivers, railway/bus station staff, food outlet workers, entertainment & leisure industry workers, police,...

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Acorn: Mission miracles through O-bedience

Acorn: Mission miracles through O-bedience

From Here to Serve 31 ACORN is a movementthe Church of Scotland that seeks to connect Christians with the work God is doing in others through caring conversation. After A-sking God ‘who, beyond the church, would you like me to reach out to today?’ God might C-all, we...

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Sunday 14th March: on-line service

Sunday 14th March: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.   You can watch it here, or follow the link below. Phil and Ros Noble were leading the service - gentle, powerful reflections on gratitude, blessing on another, and the need for honesty in difficult times, and the...

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I will wait for you…..

I will wait for you…..

(From Here to Serve 31) During this time of Lent, our local Street Pastors encourage us to think about the One who gave His life for us, He who is Resurrection and Life. They share a link to a song based on Psalm 130 and on the theme of waiting, hoping, trusting - "a...

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Sunday 7th March: on-line service

Sunday 7th March: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.   You can watch it here. The readings for Sunday were: Exodus 20:1-17     Psalm 19    1 Corinthians 1:18-25   John 2:13-22 Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan recommended, and the accompanying...

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Sunday Service: 1st August 2021

Sunday Service: 1st August 2021

A worship service was held at 10am on Sunday 1st August, in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by clicking on the link below. The readings for Sunday were: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13;      Psalm 51:1-12;...

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Duncan at the Anchor Cafe and the Church Garden

Duncan at the Anchor Cafe and the Church Garden

Duncan writes: I enjoyed a wonderful lunch today at the Anchor Cafe. The food being prepared by Joe and Hannah is quite exceptional. It was so good to meet so many folk linked to the congregation while I was there . Afterwards I took a walk around the Lighthouse cafe....

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Sunday Service: 25th July 2021

Sunday Service: 25th July 2021

A worship service was   held at 10am on Sunday 25th July in the church building, and simultaneously broadcast on the Church Facebook page.  You can catch up here, or by following the link below. Jenson Reid Stuart and Madison Faith Stuart were baptised this morning,...

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All the latest from Hilton Family Support

All the latest from Hilton Family Support

Here's a link to the Hilton Family Support Summer Newsletter. Taster: Here's the Chair's report from Barry Dennis. Dear SupportersThe hunt for Grant funding goes on as we wait for the outcome of Grant applications so that we can continue and expand the work with some...

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