Worship Next Week
Sunday 23 June
10.00am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High
SUNDAY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS should be sent to Joy Cossar The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon.
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION
CAMERON HIGHLANDERS MEMORIAL Please visit this page for information about the proposed Memorial Area.
LUNCH CLUB The Lunch Club will meet at 12.30pm at the Craigmonie Hotel on Thursday 20 June. All welcome. For further information please contact Val Cantlay.
GOLF OUTING is proposed for Tuesday 16 July at Cameron Course, Nairn West Golf Course. Tee off time 5.15pm. Price which includes golf and high tea £17.00–high tea only £14.00. Everyone welcome and all golfers are invited irrespective of handicap. Details from John Clarkson.
UPCOMING OLD HIGH EVENING SERVICES:
KENNETH STEVEN 30 June 2013, 7.30pm: Kenneth Steven, writer, author and poet, is published by St Andrew’s Press, and his poetry regularly appears in Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland. Over the past 20 years, Kenneth Steven has become one of the country’s most popular poets. Drawing on a quiet Celtic spirituality and a love of wild Scotland, his engaging poetry offers us something beautiful, evocative, moving and captivating. He is also a highly successful broadcaster, featuring regularly on national radio. His BBC Radio 4 documentary on the island of St Kilda won him a prestigious Sony Award. More details from Iain Todd or here.
21 July 2013: Rev John L. Bell, Iona Community member, hymnwriter, lecturer, broadcaster on ‘the strange silence of Biblical women’.
11 August 2013: Rev Martin Johnstone, Priority Areas Secretary of the Church of Scotland and Chief Executive of Faith in Community Scotland
More details from Peter.
UPCOMING MUSIC AT THE OLD HIGH One of the conditions of the grants from The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Common Good Fund was to set up recitals and concerts in the Old High following the restoration of the organ. After a quiet year in 2012 a short programme of recitals has been arranged for this year. It is hoped that over the winter a full programme will be organised and published for 2014.
Saturday 22 June: Aurora String Quartet
Saturday 21 September: Merlewood Ensemble
Saturday 12 October: Richard Steele: Organ Recital
All recitals at 12 noon, and will last one hour. Donations for The Highland Hospice and The Archie Foundation Raigmore Childrens Ward Appeal. Details- Jim Monro or here.
SUMMER OPENING OF THE OLD HIGH CHURCH Once again the time has come to open the Old High to visitors during the summer months. We propose to open between June and September and are looking for members of the congregation or friends to assist with this. It is necessary for two people to be on duty at any one time for a minimum of 2 hours There is a lot of information on the history of the Church available to assist with any questions raised by visitors, and meeting people from all over the world is very interesting and satisfying. If you can help please contact Margaret Sutherland.
KIRK SESSION OF INVERNESS will meet at the offices of Frame Kennedy Chartered Accountants, on Thursday 20 June at 4pm. More details from Margaret Sutherland.
THE OLIVE GROVE We have a vacancy for a volunteer who could help as a waitress (or waiter!) on Friday afternoons. (1-4.30pm). This could be weekly or fortnightly.(Days off no problem –we have supply staff) Also, for a baker –either tray bakes to be made at home (cost of ingredients refunded), or someone who is willing to come in and bake in the Olive Grove. Please come in and speak to the duty manager any day.
SILENT AUCTION/CRAFT FAIR It is proposed to hold the above event, in aid of church funds, in early December. For the event to take place it would need to be well supported, so if you can donate any of the following: Knitted or sewn items; Floral arrangements; Paintings; Woodcraft; Home made cards; Christmas decorations; Any goods in unused condition; Unwanted gifts; Your services for a few hours or day i.e. handyman, gardener, joiner etc. If you are able to help please contact Christina Cameron or Mary Home.
INTERFAITH PICNIC Inverness Interfaith group’s annual picnic will be in Whin Park on Saturday 29 June, 11.30am- 3pm. We welcome people of all ages, cultures and faiths, or none (!), to meet and share in our Picnic- in the vicinity of the boating pond. Friendly and informal, from Elgin to Skye, to enjoy the good company of diverse cultures and faiths, to exchange our stories and to sample some nourishing treats and soft drinks. More details from Tom Mackenzie.
2 CHRISTIAN SUMMER FESTIVALS:
ALIVE FESTIVAL is a series of events in Inverness from 20- 26 June. Details on their website .
SOLAS FESTIVAL takes place near Perth 21 – 23 June 2013. Art, music and discussion for all the family. Details here.
WOMEN’S INTERFAITH EVENT Interfaith Scotland is organising dialogue afternoons for women in locations across Scotland, looking at our ‘Values and Visions for the future of Scotland’ in the light of the referendum in September 2014. In Inverness on Monday 24th June from 2 – 4pm. The venue will be announced shortly. A buffet will be provided and the event is free. Any women who are interested contact Frances Hume
CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT a Classical Guitar Concert by Martin Aelred will be held in St Mary’s RC Church on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30 pm. All welcome