Sunday Bulletin for 17 August 2014

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Today

4pm Diocesan Celebration for the Episcopal Church at Old High

Sunday 24 August 2014

10am All-Age Congregational Service at St Stephen’s

Sunday School returns

followed by Garden Party for the congregation at the Manse

11.15am No Service at Old High

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS

should be sent to Jim Monro:

The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon

Introductions to readings: http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/

Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971

Scottish Charity No. SC035073

Cover illustration: Misioneros Del Sagrado Corazón en el Perú

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

IMPORTANT- UPCOMING SERVICES

This Sunday 4pm Diocesan Celebration for the Scottish Episcopal Church at the Old High

Service begins at 4pm at the Old High and concludes at St John’s Southside Road (the first Episcopalian congregation in Inverness was formed from members of the Old High in 1690). Bishop Mark Strange and our own minister will lead the service. All welcome! More details from Peter.

24 August 2014 10am All- Age Congregational Service at St Stephen’s: Sunday School returns

NB no service at Old High

Followed by Garden Party at the Manse marking Peter’s 10 years as Minister (see below)

31 August 2014 10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

led by Rev Arthur Sinclair, Pastoral Assistant

11.15am Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High

7 September 2014 10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

14 September 2014 11.15am Kirking of the Council at the Old High (Congregational service): no service at St Stephen’s

This year’s Kirking is on the Sunday before the Scottish Independence Referendum. As we think about how to vote, it will have the theme ‘Choose Life’ and will emphasise the necessity of reconciliation. Please ensure you attend this very important community event!

GARDEN PARTY AT THE MANSE To celebrate 10 years in Inverness Peter and Katharina are inviting the whole congregation to a garden party at the manse on Sunday 24 August after the congregational service at St Stephen’s. Lunch is provided and there is table tennis, swings, swingball, badminton etc. for all kids (young and old). Come and have a good time! For more information contact Katharina Nimmo. katharina.nimmo).

EQUIP CONFERENCE The Kirk’s Mission and Discipleship Council is holding an event which we hope will enable us to take forward our congregational plan for the future. Featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for the congregation. Choose from a range, including: Messy Church, Fresh approach to exploring the Bible, Investigating the Invisible Church, and managing Change/Navigating Transition. The event is on 20 September from 10.00 to 15.45 at The King’s Factory Smithton. As many people as possible, particularly Elders, are encouraged to go along. If you would like to go, and for more details, please contact Session Clerk Linda Philip

DOORS OPEN DAY Once again this day, Saturday 6 September from 10.00am to 4.00pm, has come round and volunteers are being sought to man the Old High Church. If sufficient volunteers come forward it will not be too onerous and indeed meet a lot of interesting people. Please contact Margaret Sutherland for details.

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR Old High St Stephen’s are seeking a church administrator to work a few hours per week. This will be a paid position. We ask that the applicant works partly from home. They should have good IT skills and experience in this area. Further details from Peter Nimmo, or Linda Philip,

BRIDGE EVENING The Social, Fundraising Action Team are planning an informal bridge evening in the Old High Hall on Friday 29 August at 7pm, light refreshments will be served. Tickets at £7.50 are now available from Christina Cameron, Margaret McAleer and for further information telephone Diana Fraser

MUSIC IN THE OLD HIGH Philip Berg, Master of the Music at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, is to play an organ recital on Saturday 23 August at noon and again all donations will be given to Music Therapy at the Orchard. Details contact Rena Beaton. To receive information about music at Old High St Stephen’s

WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.

CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (June to September 2014) now available at church doors.

OTHER NEWS

RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE: ADVANCE NOTICE The Moderator of the General Assembly is to host a ‘Respectful Dialogue’ to allow the issues in the referendum to be aired in a civilized way. This follows a similar event at this year’s General Assembly. The dialogue will be broadcast via the internet from St George’s Tron Parish Church in Glasgow to various venues around the country, including the Crown Church here in Inverness. There will also be an opportunity for us all to discuss our thoughts in small groups, and the event will end with an act of worship. The proposed date is Wednesday 3 September at 7pm. This event is being organised by the General Assembly’s Church and Society Council, of which our minister is a member- more details from Peter.

BLYTHSWOOD Assistant Shop Manager – Harbour Road Well-organised and numerate people with excellent communication skills is required to assist the manager in Blythswood Care’s charity shop and warehouse at our new Harbour Road, Inverness premises. Retail experience is essential. For an application form and job description contact Barbara Grace. The closing date for completed applications is Friday 29 August 2014.

CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE Faith groups make a massive contribution to the care of older people. Until recently this work has been largely unrecognised by central and local government. We’re invited to a workshop on Friday 19th September at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, from 10am till 3pm, to share our work, ideas and aspirations for the care of older people, hear how government might support us, and to consider the potential of working in partnership with others to deliver more or better care and support. If you would like to attend this workshop please contact the Minister.

Peace, Justice, and the God of Abraham: sermon for 17 August 2014

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 17 August 2015: Year A, Proper 15
SERMON
Texts: Matthew 15.21-28
Romans 11.1-2a, 29-36
Peace, Justice, and the God of Abraham
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Both our readings this morning touch, in some way, on the vexed question of the relationship of Christianity to Judaism. In the Gospel reading, Jesus- who was, of course, himself a Jew- has a conversation with a Gentile woman who raises the question of whether his mission is only to his fellow-Jews. About twenty years later, Paul- who was also a Jew- writes to the Christian church at Rome. Paul ponders a problem- a problem which did not seem very likely when Christianity first got under way- which both gladdens and saddens him. Continue reading

Walking on water? A sermon for 10 August 2014

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 10 August 2014: Year A, Proper 14

SERMON
Texts: Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33

Walking on water?

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

We live in a noisy, busy age. Especially for those of us who live in cities, we are so used to noise we often no longer notice it. We will switch on the radio when we get up. We might watch TV during breakfast. We will be assailed by recorded music in shops. Our phone constantly interrupt us with calls, emails, tweets and Facebook updates. Looking after children can be a non-stop whirlwind. Trying to make a date for something- for example a church meeting- can be a trying process, as each of us goes through our diaries, desperate to find a space.

A Christian ought to be someone who tries to live like Jesus. So why don’t we learn from Jesus? Continue reading

Church to hold ambitious referendum event in September

Respectful dialogue invitation

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to host a Respectful Dialogue on the independence referendum. The event in Glasgow will be ‘live streamed’ to churches across Scotland to allow as many people as possible to take part. The local event will take place in the Crown Church in Inverness.

More details here.

If you would like to come along, please contact the Rev Peter W Nimmo peternimmo(a)minister.com (replace (a) with @).

Sunday Bulletin for 10 August 2014

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Sunday 17 August 2014

10am Morning worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning worship at Old High

4pm Diocesan Celebration for the Episcopal Church at Old High

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro:

The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon

Introductions to readings: http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/

Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971

Scottish Charity No. SC035073

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

IMPORTANT- UPCOMING SERVICES

Next Sunday:

17 August 2014

10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

4pm Diocesan Celebration for the Scottish Episcopal Church at the Old High

Service begins at 4pm at the Old High and concludes at St John’s Southside Road (the first Episcopalian congregation in Inverness was formed from members of the Old High in 1690). Bishop Mark Strange and our own minister will lead the service. All welcome! More details from Peter.

24 August 2014 10am All- Age Congregational Service at St Stephen’s: Sunday School returns

NB no service at Old High

Followed by Garden Party at the Manse marking Peter’s 10 years as Minister (see below)

31 August 2014 10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

led by Rev Arthur Sinclair, Pastoral Assistant

11.15am Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Old High

7 September 2014 10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

14 September 2014 11.15am Kirking of the Council at the Old High (Congregational service): no service at St Stephen’s

This year’s Kirking is on the Sunday before the Scottish Independence Referendum. As we think about how to vote, it will have the theme ‘Choose Life’ and will emphasise the necessity of reconciliation. Please ensure you attend this very important community event!

ADEN HOUSE CARE HOME, Annfield Road. Members and friends of the congregation are warmly invited to help and participate in the short act of worship to be held at Aden House on Tuesday, 12 August at 2.00pm. The worship will be led by Rev. Jim Christie.

GARDEN PARTY AT THE MANSE: To celebrate 10 years in Inverness we are inviting the whole congregation to a garden party at the manse on Sunday 24 August after the congregational service at St Stephen’s. Lunch is provided and there is table tennis, swings, swingball, badminton etc. for all kids (young and old). Come and have a good time! For more information contact Katharina Nimmo

EQUIP CONFERENCE The Kirk’s Mission and Discipleship Council is holding an event which we hope will enable us to take forward our congregational plan for the future. Featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for the congregation. Choose from a range, including: Messy Church, Fresh approach to exploring the Bible, Investigating the Invisible Church, and managing Change/Navigating Transition. The event is on 20 September from 10.00 to 15.45 at The King’s Factory Smithton. As many people as possible, particularly Elders, are encouraged to go along. If you would like to go, and for more details, please contact Session Clerk Linda Philip

BRIDGE EVENING The Social, Fundraising Action Team are planning an informal bridge evening in the Old High Hall on Friday 29 August at 7pm, light refreshments will be served. Tickets at £7.50 are now available from Christina Cameron, Margaret McAleer and for further information telephone Diana Fraser

MUSIC IN THE OLD HIGH Philip Berg, Master of the Music at The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy, is to play an organ recital on Saturday 23 July at noon and again all donations will be given to Music Therapy at the Orchard. Details contact Rena Beaton

WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.

CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (June to September 2014) now available at church doors.

THANK YOU to all who took part in or helped in any way with the First World Centenary Commemoration. Many people have commented positively on the Old High service, and everything was very well organised on the day thanks to many helpers.

OTHER NEWS

RESPECTFUL DIALOGUE: ADVANCE NOTICE The Moderator of the General Assembly is to host a ‘Respectful Dialogue’ to allow the issues in the referendum to be aired in a civilized way. This follows a similar event at this year’s General Assembly. The dialogue will be broadcast via the internet from St George’s Tron Parish Church in Glasgow to various venues around the country, including the Crown Church here in Inverness. There will also be an opportunity for us all to discuss our thoughts in small groups, and the event will end with an act of worship. The proposed date is Wednesday 3 September at 7pm. This event is being organised by the General Assembly’s Church and Society Council, of which our minister is a member- more details from Peter

BLYTHSWOODFOODBANK Blythswood are organising an Information evening on Thursday 14th August 2014 at Shop 1, Hilton Village, IV2 4HT. At this evening they hope to share their vision for the new Hilton Foodbank centre and discuss how members and friends of local churches can be involved in their journey there or at the new Foodbank Depot in Harbour Road. Come along if you are considering volunteering or just interested in the work of the Foodbank.

Sunday Bulletin for 3 August 2014

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Tomorrow Monday 4 August

2pm Remembrance Service marking the outbreak of the

First World War at the Old High

Sunday 10 August 2014

10am Morning worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning worship at Old High

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro:

The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon

Introductions to readings: http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/

Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971

Scottish Charity No. SC035073

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

EQUIP CONFERENCE The Kirk’s Mission and Discipleship Council is holding an event which we hope will enable us to take forward our congregational plan for the future. Featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for the congregation. Choose from a range, including: Messy Church, Fresh approach to exploring the Bible, Investigating the Invisible Church, and managing Change/Navigating Transition. The event is on 20 September from 10.00 to 15.45 at The King’s Factory Smithton. As many people as possible, particularly Elders, are encouraged to go along. If you would like to go, and for more details, please contact Session Clerk Linda Philip

BRIDGE EVENING The Social, Fundraising Action Team are planning an informal bridge evening in the Old High Hall on Friday 29 August at 7pm, light refreshments will be served. Tickets at £7 are now available from Christina Cameron, Margaret McAleer and for further information telephone Diana Fraser .

WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.

CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (June to September 2014) now available at church doors.

Reflection for the centenary of the outbreak of World War One

Reflection for World War One commemoration, 3 August 2014, Old High Church

Rev Peter W Nimmo, minister of Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness

from The Glimmering Landscape, Charles L Warr

Throughout that glorious summer of 1914 the Suffragettes became noisier and noisier, smashing windows, breaking up meetings, chaining themselves to railing and pouring acid down pillar boxes.

The crisis of Ulster darkened and deepened. Sir Edward Carson and Galloper Smith were still addressing impassioned crowds and the impassioned crowds were becoming more and more impassioned. “Ulster will fight, and Ulster will be right,” shouted Galloper Smith, quoting Lord Randolph Churchill, who had said it first some thirty-odd years before. The whole situation was becoming very alarming, for people were beginning to whisper that it looked like civil war.

So with all that going on, the murder of an Austrian archduke towards the end of June at some place called Sarajevo in the Balkans could hardly be expected to interest us much. Where was Sarajevo anyway, and what was an Austrian archduke but a figure of Ruritanian fun?

But a month later the country was thoroughly startled. On 28th July Sir Edward Grey made a statement of sensational gravity in the House of Commons. Austria, he said, had rejected the reply by Serbia to an ultimatum demanding satisfaction for the assassination at Sarajevo. So anyone could see that international trouble of the utmost seriousness was swiftly boiling up.

The next few days were days of utter bewilderment. Events moved with confusing rapidity. Sombre shadows were obviously falling over Europe.
It was shocking, stupefying and incredible that we, who had been nurtured on the optimistic visions of Lord Tennyson, should be on the brink of a general European War.

But by the fourth of August, though not one European ruler and hardly one European statesman wanted it to happen, the shocking, stupefying and incredible thing in fact had happened. The great Powers of Europe had stumbled and blundered into a fight to the death, and the long grey ships of the British Fleet, fortunately assembled at Spithead for the King’s Review, put silently out to sea.

The dreadnoughts of the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet sailed for Orkney. A few weeks ago I sailed across Scapa Flow, to the former naval headquarters on Hoy. I tried to picture what that lovely bay must have looked like filled with naval ships. And it turned out that our ferry had sailed over the graveyard of another fleet. For one of the causes of the war had been an armaments race- a naval race- as Germany built more and larger ships to try to catch up with Britain- and Britain built more and larger ships to try to stay ahead. And at the end of the war, the Kaiser’s High Seas fleet was disarmed, and, manned by skeleton crews, sailed across the North Sea to a point just off the Firth of Forth, where they were met by much of the British and French navies. The flotilla- the largest fleet ever assembled in the history of the world- sailed up the east coast of Scotland to Scapa Flow, where the German fleet was interned during the Armistice negotiations. But as the negotiations dragged on, the German Admiral decided it would be dishonourable to surrender his fleet, and his crews opened the water cocks and scuttle some 52 ships. Many have since been salvaged, but some lie still under the Orkney waters. Weapons like that were, people were told, to keep the peace. But as the historian AJP Taylor put it, at the end of his famous book on the outbreak of the war, War by Timetable, in this case, ‘The deterrent failed to deter’.

A few weeks later, I was in Fife, and visited the Secret Bunker- an underground command centre which would have served as the seat of government for Scotland had we ever faced a nuclear attack. From here a few government ministers and civil servants would have attempted to provide help to a population devastated by nuclear weapons. But the country would probably have been dead, blasted and irradiated by weapons much more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. There were those who hoped that the First World War would have been the war to end all wars, but until the 1990s we were still planning for a Third World War which would definitely have been a war to end all wars.

I have spent much of the summer reading about the origins of the First World War, and Charles Warr’s description of the great powers having ‘stumbled and blundered’ into war seems to me to just about sum up what happened. There is a theological word we use in Christianity to describe the causes of the stumbling and blundering which leads us into disaster- that word is sin. It is a strong term, but for Christians, war can be nothing more than sin, for its effects are so horrendous, and it has few redeeming qualities. Our Old Testament reading, in which the prophet Joel speaks of God’s judgement falling like a plague of locusts, like a marauding army, reflects the horror- complete, apparently unstoppable destruction.

A century later, and still it goes on- in Gaza, in Syria, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Libya, and in so many other parts of the world, people try to impose their values on others through violence, death, terror. It is as if we cannot learn. The technologies of industrial death which so shocked people in the early part of the twentieth century are now refined to a pitch. A few years ago, I heard George Reid, former Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, who used to be an official of the International Red Cross, tell a group of military chaplains what I suspect many of them had already realised- that war nowadays impacts civilians so much more. Whereas in the First World War, 90% of casualties were military, and 10% civilians, today the proportion is reversed: 90% of casualties are civilians, and only 10% are combatants. And that is why there much be other ways.

We heard Jesus give in the gospel his radical prescription for taking the violence out of human relationships- no more eye for an eye, no more hatred of enemies. One hundred years after 1914, why are the children of Gaza still suffering, why are the Christians of Syria being thrown out of their homes, why are civilian airliners being shot out of the sky above Ukraine? The moralists used to say that war should be the last option. But truly, it ought not to be an option at all. If we could make war never an option, that would the best way to remember the victims of the Great War.

Commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

WW1 Inverness mobilization

Across the country and around the world, events are taking place to recall the events of the outbreak of the First World War.

In Inverness,  civic service to remember the outbreak of the First World War will take place at the Old High Church, Church Street, at 2pm on Monday 4 August. Everyone is welcome to the service.

The reflective service will begin with the lighting of a memorial candle by the Provost of Inverness, and will include psalms, hymns, readings and prayers. The Inverness Handbell Ringers will play ‘In Flanders Fields’, music set by composer by Sandra Winter to a poem by John McRae.

Following the service the memorial candle will be taken in procession to St Andrew’s Cathedral, where it will burn until the centenary of the end of the war.

You can download the order of service here.

Read the Minister’s reflection at the service here.

WW1 What do we learn from all this logo

 

Sunday Bulletin for 27 July 2014

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Sunday 3 August 2014

10am Morning worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning worship at Old High

Monday 4 August 2014

Remembrance Service marking the outbreak of the

First World War at the Old High

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro:

The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon

Introductions to readings: http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/

Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971

Scottish Charity No. SC035073

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

PASTORAL CARE Our pastoral assistant, the Rev Arthur Sinclair, is on holiday until 21 July. The minister, the Rev Peter W Nimmo, will be on holiday from 12 July until 2 August inclusive. For pastoral matters, please contact your elder, or the Rev Morven Archer (Locally Ordained Minister at Crown).

EQUIP CONFERENCE The Kirk’s Mission and Discipleship Council is holding an event which we hope will enable us to take forward our congregational plan for the future. Featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for the congregation. Choose from a range, including: Messy Church, Fresh approach to exploring the Bible, Investigating the Invisible Church, and managing Change/Navigating Transition. The event is on 20 September from 10.00 to 15.45 at The King’s Factory Smithton. As many people as possible, particularly Elders, are encouraged to go along. If you would like to go, and for more details, please contact Session Clerk Linda Philip.

CHURCH OPENING The Old High Church is already open to visitors during the summer, but we are aiming to have it open Monday to Friday, 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. This is much appreciated, both by residents and visitors. It also, incidentally, brings in a large amount in donations. We still require more folks to help out with this mission to the city centre. It’s a fascinating task, and needs little training, just a the ability to give a warm welcome. If you can help, even just for a little bit of time, please contact Margaret Sutherland as soon as possible

WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.

CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (June to September 2014) now available at church doors.

OTHER NEWS

ANNUAL INVERNESS INTERFAITH PICNIC at WHIN PARK on Saturday 2nd August, from 11.30am. All welcome. Do come and share the multicultural fine food, friendship and fair or fickle weather! (Entering Whin Park by the Ice cream stall, we’ll be by the boating pond.) For more information contact John Barbour.

Sunday Bulletin for 20 July 2014

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Sunday 27 July 2014

10am Morning worship at St Stephen’s

11.15am Morning worship at Old High

Both Services led by Rev Jim Christie.

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro:

The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon

Introductions to readings: http://montreal.anglican.org/comments/

Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971

Scottish Charity No. SC035073

NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION

PASTORAL CARE Our pastoral assistant, the Rev Arthur Sinclair, is on holiday until 21 July. The minister, the Rev Peter W Nimmo, will be on holiday from 12 July until 2 August inclusive. For pastoral matters, please contact your elder, or the Rev Morven Archer (Locally Ordained Minister at Crown).

EQUIP CONFERENCE The Kirk’s Mission and Discipleship Council is holding an event which we hope will enable us to take forward our congregational plan for the future. Featuring inspiring speakers, practical ideas and useful resources for the congregation. Choose from a range, including: Messy Church, Fresh approach to exploring the Bible, Investigating the Invisible Church, and managing Change/Navigating Transition. The event is on 20 September from 10.00 to 15.45 at The King’s Factory Smithton. As many people as possible, particularly Elders, are encouraged to go along. If you would like to go, and for more details, please contact Session Clerk Linda Philip

CHURCH OPENING The Old High Church is already open to visitors during the summer, but we are aiming to have it open Monday to Friday, 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm. This is much appreciated, both by residents and visitors. It also, incidentally, brings in a large amount in donations. We still require more folks to help out with this mission to the city centre. It’s a fascinating task, and needs little training, just a the ability to give a warm welcome. If you can help, even just for a little bit of time, please contact Margaret Sutherland as soon as

WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.

CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (June to September 2014) now available at church doors.

OTHER NEWS

ANNUAL INVERNESS INTERFAITH PICNIC at WHIN PARK on Saturday 2nd August, from 11.30am. All welcome. Do come and share the multicultural fine food, friendship and fair or fickle weather! (Entering Whin Park by the Ice cream stall, we’ll be by the boating pond.) For more information contact John Barbour.

NATIONAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY 2014 Young people aged between 17-25 inclusive are reminded them about the National Youth Assembly. It is being held at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire from 5pm Fri 15th till 5pm Mon 18th August 2014.
The theme for the weekend is ‘My Father’s House’ and we’ll be exploring how we worship, how we think the church should be spending it’s money, how we can do ministry intergenerationally and how we can support Christians in the Middle East. Alongside all of that there will be the usual mix of small groups, workshops, worship, late night sessions and social stuff (a masquerade ball and other things to celebrate our 20th birthday are being planned) – it’s all very exciting. It is a great opportunity for young adults to let the Church of Scotland (on a national level) know what they think about the issues discussed so we hope as many as possible are able to join us. Booking is available online The booking deadline has been extended to TODAY to allow as many as possible to sign up.
For further details contact with me Suzi Farrant (Children and Young People’s Development Worker)