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What do you admire about Jesus?

What do you admire about Jesus?

From Here to Serve 35: Here to Serve asked Christians in the Inverness area to write what they admire about Jesus. Here are some of the replies: ‘He loves me just as I am. There is nothing I can do to make Him love me more –equally nothing I do can diminish that love....

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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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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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Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

‘What a heritage!’ said Murray McChyene.  He was talking about the father whose name he shares,  Robert Murray McCheyne who passed away in December. ‘My dad had a massive influence on me.’ And the heritage stretches back further – Murray believes he is related to the...

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News from the Anchor Cafe

News from the Anchor Cafe

Good morning. No food pics today, doesn't mean that we don't have any, it's just that the sky is looking particularly amazing. Not going to lie, it's been a tough few months. Travelling through the snow and ice from Drumnadrochit each morning for a handful of...

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Sunday 28th February: on-line service

Sunday 28th February: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am, led by David and Jo Whillis.  You can watch it here. The Bible readings were: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16  Psalm 22:23-31  Romans 4:13-25  Mark 8:31-38  Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan and Shona...

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Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

'Rhymes Recollected Online' took place today, 22nd February on the Church Facebook page.  The theme was 'February Favourites, and John and Audrey were joined by Shona MacBryer, who read a Gaelic poem by Sorley Maclean.  Don't miss it!  Watch today's 'Rhymes...

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Book Group Report from Shona

Book Group Report from Shona

We had a lovely catch up last night with nine of us on Zoom. It was great to see folk ( albeit online) and to hear their news. We discussed our two books: The Binding by Bridget Collins received mixed reviews. It was thought to be a bit weird and the idea of binding...

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Hope is coming…..

An email from Philip Todd at Fellowship Film. The song, from The Gaelic King is by Matthew Todd. Hope is coming So it's February... 2021 has well and truly begun, but so far it seems like not a lot has changed since last year. The pandemic continues to sweep the...

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Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Reflections on the #Live Lent themes from the MacPhersons. Day 4   (Duncan) Here's the wonderful picture Calling the Disciples which Duncan is discussing in today's video.  It is by He Qi.  (See his website here.)Day 3   (Duncan and Shona)Day 2   Ash Wednesday ...

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Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.  You can watch it here. Genesis 9:8-17   Psalm 25:1-10  1 Peter 3:18-22  Mark 1:9-15 Shona reflects with the children on the promise God gave to Noah, symbolised by the rainbow. It’s a sign that God is a...

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Resources for Lent and Easter

Resources for Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter resources For Lent: https://40acts.org.uk/  40 days, 40 challenges, 40 ways to make a difference. https://licc.org.uk/resources/trusting-god-journey/ Trusting God, a 40-day prayer journey https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/lent/ Various reflective...

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What is the Church and why is it important?

What is the Church and why is it important?

The Rev Professor Andrew McGowan, former minister of the East church and Professor of Theology, is now Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology. The centre is concerned with the education and formation of ministers and elders, the promotion of...

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Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

This morning’s livestream worship service was held at 10am.  You can watch it here, or follow the link below. The Bible readings were: 2 Kings 2:1-12    Psalm 50:1-6    2 Corinthians 4:3-6    Mark 9:2-9 Today we were thinking about the Transfiguration, when three of...

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For Syrian Refugees….

For Syrian Refugees….

Message from Margaret Johnston: This a picture of the bags I have collected for Syrian refugees 16 in all, I emailed the church book club and got a lot to add to the 7 I had already collected. They're being uplifted from my house next week.

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Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

#LIVE LENT 2021 Here are details of the resources for Lent which Duncan recommended to us this morning.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February, and ends on Easter Sunday, 4th April.  You can watch the introductory video here or follow the link below. There are...

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Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Sunday’s Old Testament reading – Isaiah 40:21-31  – was the passage read by Scottish athlete and missionary Eric Liddell when he was preaching at the Scots Kirk in Paris during the Paris Olympics in 1924. He had refused because of his principles to run in the heats...

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Mental Health Crisis Support

Mental Health Crisis Support

From the Inverness Presbytery Church Support Newsletter: Mental Health Crisis Support For people struggling with severe issues around social isolation, mental well being, and for those in crisis, support is available from Mikeysline and Samaritans. Mikeysline was...

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Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

‘Listening Ear’ at Culduthel Christian Centre - an article from the Inverness Presbytery Church Support n ewsletter. A time to be listened to, in confidence, and without judgement By Janet Logue Feeling isolated, lonely, or disconnected? Struggling with feeling low or...

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Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

We all tell ourselves stories about who we are: as individuals, as communities and as the church. But there’s a bigger story – one that changes everything. It’s the story of God, and we’re invited to be a part of it. This is the theme of Tearfund's new Lent...

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Sunday 7th February Livestream service

Sunday 7th February Livestream service

You can catch up with the livestream worship service held this morning at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Isaiah 40 : 21-31  Psalm 147 : 1-11, 20c  1 Corinthians 9 : 16-23  Mark 1 : 29-39...

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Darkness cannot overcome the light

Darkness cannot overcome the light

I love this poem Peter wrote and shared during this morning's service!  A reminder that being an agent of light matters, and makes a difference. (John) darkness cannot overcome the light but it sure is trying for the people walking in darkness have seen a great light...

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Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Although we haven’t been able to enjoy  the flower arrangements which are normally in church each week, since May the flower team have delivered 66 bunches of flowers/plants to members of the congregation and folk in the parish.  A big ‘thank you’ to all who donate to...

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Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Our  livestream worship service at took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.   You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Deuteronomy 18:15-20    Psalm 111   1 Corinthians 8:1-13   Mark 1:21-28

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News from the Book Group

News from the Book Group

Wee report from Shona about last week’s Book Group meeting Hi everyone, We had a lovely catch up last Thursday night on Zoom. Sorry to those who were not able to join us but had hoped to! We covered lots of interesting topics of conversation and then got round to...

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Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Duncan writes: The wekly livestream worship service took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.  You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. Jonah 3:1-5,10   Psalm 62:5-12   1 Corinthians 7:29-31   Mark 1:14-20 

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Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Duncan writes: You are warmly invited to join us for a livestream worship service which was held at 10am on Sunday morning. Watch it here, or follow the link below. Having made a beginning to the gospel of Mark last week, the lectionary breaks off into John’s gospel...

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Adventures with God

Adventures with God

From the Inverness Presbytery Newsletter: God is calling us to join Him in the real adventure of redeeming our part of the world, especially now as we struggle in lockdown. But how can we do this more effectively? That is a main question Fiona Morrison and Paul...

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Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Here's a video showing the most recent lorry load of donations from 'The Highlands Support Refugees' arriving in Chios. Sadly due to the pandemic we have been unable to collect donations at the church for some time. Hopefully once restrictions ease we can look forward...

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Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Join Audrey and John for the first Rhymes Recollected Online in 2021. Monday 11th January at 2pm.  The theme will be 'Looking back/looking forward.'  Audrey and John will be sharing poems familiar and less familiar - please get in touch to let us know what poems you'd...

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You are my beloved, my delight

You are my beloved, my delight

'You are my beloved, my delight.' Here's a lovely poem by Malcolm Guite (from his collection Sounding the Seasons) about the baptism of Jesus, and what it reveals, and a link to a musical reworking of the poem by Steve Bell. Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;...

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Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday Service on 10th January was livestreamed at 10am from the Church Facebook page. You can watch it here, or follow the link below. A message from Duncan: The lectionary readings for this Sunday are Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19 :1-7 Mark 1:1-11 This is the year...

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Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Good morning! After much deliberation we have decided to remain open for takeaway! 11am - 4pm Given the layout of the cafe, we believe social distancing is easily achievable. To try and minimise time spent on the premises, we would like to encourage customers to phone...

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What do you admire about Jesus?

What do you admire about Jesus?

From Here to Serve 35: Here to Serve asked Christians in the Inverness area to write what they admire about Jesus. Here are some of the replies: ‘He loves me just as I am. There is nothing I can do to make Him love me more –equally nothing I do can diminish that love....

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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.

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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 ...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

Murray McCheyne on two great role models….

‘What a heritage!’ said Murray McChyene.  He was talking about the father whose name he shares,  Robert Murray McCheyne who passed away in December. ‘My dad had a massive influence on me.’ And the heritage stretches back further – Murray believes he is related to the...

read more
News from the Anchor Cafe

News from the Anchor Cafe

Good morning. No food pics today, doesn't mean that we don't have any, it's just that the sky is looking particularly amazing. Not going to lie, it's been a tough few months. Travelling through the snow and ice from Drumnadrochit each morning for a handful of...

read more
Sunday 28th February: on-line service

Sunday 28th February: on-line service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am, led by David and Jo Whillis.  You can watch it here. The Bible readings were: Genesis 17:1-7,15-16  Psalm 22:23-31  Romans 4:13-25  Mark 8:31-38  Full details of the on-line Lent reflections which Duncan and Shona...

read more
Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

Rhymes Recollected: ‘February Favourites’

'Rhymes Recollected Online' took place today, 22nd February on the Church Facebook page.  The theme was 'February Favourites, and John and Audrey were joined by Shona MacBryer, who read a Gaelic poem by Sorley Maclean.  Don't miss it!  Watch today's 'Rhymes...

read more
Book Group Report from Shona

Book Group Report from Shona

We had a lovely catch up last night with nine of us on Zoom. It was great to see folk ( albeit online) and to hear their news. We discussed our two books: The Binding by Bridget Collins received mixed reviews. It was thought to be a bit weird and the idea of binding...

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Hope is coming…..

An email from Philip Todd at Fellowship Film. The song, from The Gaelic King is by Matthew Todd. Hope is coming So it's February... 2021 has well and truly begun, but so far it seems like not a lot has changed since last year. The pandemic continues to sweep the...

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Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Through Lent from the Manse kitchen

Reflections on the #Live Lent themes from the MacPhersons. Day 4   (Duncan) Here's the wonderful picture Calling the Disciples which Duncan is discussing in today's video.  It is by He Qi.  (See his website here.)Day 3   (Duncan and Shona)Day 2   Ash Wednesday ...

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Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

Sunday 21st February: Livestream service

This morning’s worship service was broadcast at 10am.  You can watch it here. Genesis 9:8-17   Psalm 25:1-10  1 Peter 3:18-22  Mark 1:9-15 Shona reflects with the children on the promise God gave to Noah, symbolised by the rainbow. It’s a sign that God is a...

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Resources for Lent and Easter

Resources for Lent and Easter

Lent and Easter resources For Lent: https://40acts.org.uk/  40 days, 40 challenges, 40 ways to make a difference. https://licc.org.uk/resources/trusting-god-journey/ Trusting God, a 40-day prayer journey https://www.ignatianspirituality.com/lent/ Various reflective...

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What is the Church and why is it important?

What is the Church and why is it important?

The Rev Professor Andrew McGowan, former minister of the East church and Professor of Theology, is now Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology. The centre is concerned with the education and formation of ministers and elders, the promotion of...

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Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

Sunday 14th February: Livestream service

This morning’s livestream worship service was held at 10am.  You can watch it here, or follow the link below. The Bible readings were: 2 Kings 2:1-12    Psalm 50:1-6    2 Corinthians 4:3-6    Mark 9:2-9 Today we were thinking about the Transfiguration, when three of...

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For Syrian Refugees….

For Syrian Refugees….

Message from Margaret Johnston: This a picture of the bags I have collected for Syrian refugees 16 in all, I emailed the church book club and got a lot to add to the 7 I had already collected. They're being uplifted from my house next week.

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Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

Duncan recommends: #Live Lent 2021

#LIVE LENT 2021 Here are details of the resources for Lent which Duncan recommended to us this morning.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, 17th February, and ends on Easter Sunday, 4th April.  You can watch the introductory video here or follow the link below. There are...

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Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Isaiah 40 – and famous athlete Eric Liddell

Sunday’s Old Testament reading – Isaiah 40:21-31  – was the passage read by Scottish athlete and missionary Eric Liddell when he was preaching at the Scots Kirk in Paris during the Paris Olympics in 1924. He had refused because of his principles to run in the heats...

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Mental Health Crisis Support

Mental Health Crisis Support

From the Inverness Presbytery Church Support Newsletter: Mental Health Crisis Support For people struggling with severe issues around social isolation, mental well being, and for those in crisis, support is available from Mikeysline and Samaritans. Mikeysline was...

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Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

Listening ear at the Culduthel Christian Centre

‘Listening Ear’ at Culduthel Christian Centre - an article from the Inverness Presbytery Church Support n ewsletter. A time to be listened to, in confidence, and without judgement By Janet Logue Feeling isolated, lonely, or disconnected? Struggling with feeling low or...

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Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

Tear Fund Lent Devotionals

We all tell ourselves stories about who we are: as individuals, as communities and as the church. But there’s a bigger story – one that changes everything. It’s the story of God, and we’re invited to be a part of it. This is the theme of Tearfund's new Lent...

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Sunday 7th February Livestream service

Sunday 7th February Livestream service

You can catch up with the livestream worship service held this morning at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Isaiah 40 : 21-31  Psalm 147 : 1-11, 20c  1 Corinthians 9 : 16-23  Mark 1 : 29-39...

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Darkness cannot overcome the light

Darkness cannot overcome the light

I love this poem Peter wrote and shared during this morning's service!  A reminder that being an agent of light matters, and makes a difference. (John) darkness cannot overcome the light but it sure is trying for the people walking in darkness have seen a great light...

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Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Church Flowers: a message from Audrey

Although we haven’t been able to enjoy  the flower arrangements which are normally in church each week, since May the flower team have delivered 66 bunches of flowers/plants to members of the congregation and folk in the parish.  A big ‘thank you’ to all who donate to...

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Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Sunday 31st January: Livestream Service

Our  livestream worship service at took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.   You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. The readings for Sunday were: Deuteronomy 18:15-20    Psalm 111   1 Corinthians 8:1-13   Mark 1:21-28

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News from the Book Group

News from the Book Group

Wee report from Shona about last week’s Book Group meeting Hi everyone, We had a lovely catch up last Thursday night on Zoom. Sorry to those who were not able to join us but had hoped to! We covered lots of interesting topics of conversation and then got round to...

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Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Sunday 24th January Livestream Service

Duncan writes: The wekly livestream worship service took place at 10am on Sunday morning on the Church Facebook page.  You can listen to it here, or follow the link below. Jonah 3:1-5,10   Psalm 62:5-12   1 Corinthians 7:29-31   Mark 1:14-20 

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Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Sunday 17th Livestream Service

Duncan writes: You are warmly invited to join us for a livestream worship service which was held at 10am on Sunday morning. Watch it here, or follow the link below. Having made a beginning to the gospel of Mark last week, the lectionary breaks off into John’s gospel...

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Adventures with God

Adventures with God

From the Inverness Presbytery Newsletter: God is calling us to join Him in the real adventure of redeeming our part of the world, especially now as we struggle in lockdown. But how can we do this more effectively? That is a main question Fiona Morrison and Paul...

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Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Latest news from The Highlands Supports Refugees

Here's a video showing the most recent lorry load of donations from 'The Highlands Support Refugees' arriving in Chios. Sadly due to the pandemic we have been unable to collect donations at the church for some time. Hopefully once restrictions ease we can look forward...

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Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Looking back/Looking Forward – Rhymes Recollected

Join Audrey and John for the first Rhymes Recollected Online in 2021. Monday 11th January at 2pm.  The theme will be 'Looking back/looking forward.'  Audrey and John will be sharing poems familiar and less familiar - please get in touch to let us know what poems you'd...

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You are my beloved, my delight

You are my beloved, my delight

'You are my beloved, my delight.' Here's a lovely poem by Malcolm Guite (from his collection Sounding the Seasons) about the baptism of Jesus, and what it reveals, and a link to a musical reworking of the poem by Steve Bell. Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;...

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Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday 10th January 2021

Sunday Service on 10th January was livestreamed at 10am from the Church Facebook page. You can watch it here, or follow the link below. A message from Duncan: The lectionary readings for this Sunday are Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19 :1-7 Mark 1:1-11 This is the year...

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Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Support the Anchor Cafe – Takeaway service

Good morning! After much deliberation we have decided to remain open for takeaway! 11am - 4pm Given the layout of the cafe, we believe social distancing is easily achievable. To try and minimise time spent on the premises, we would like to encourage customers to phone...

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What do you admire about Jesus?

What do you admire about Jesus?

From Here to Serve 35: Here to Serve asked Christians in the Inverness area to write what they admire about Jesus. Here are some of the replies: ‘He loves me just as I am. There is nothing I can do to make Him love me more –equally nothing I do can diminish that love....

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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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