Thanks from Ian and Sandra

Ian and Sandra Polworth would like to thank everyone who sent get-well cards, telephoned and visited during Ian’s recent illness. He greatly appreciated all the encouragement and support he received from the church family. It has been a struggle at times but Ian is now phasing himself back to work...

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Highland Food Bank

Highland Food Bank An information evening about the new Hilton Foodbank Centre to discuss how members and friends of local churches can be involved will be held on Thursday, 14th August at 7.30pm in Shop 1, 1 Hilton Village, Hilton, Inverness. If you would like to consider volunteering or just...

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Camps’ Support Fund

Camps’ Support Fund At its last meeting the Deacons’ Court decided to give the congregation the opportunity to contribute to the Camps’ Support Fund which helps leaders and campers attend a summer camp. Over 300 campers and 100 leaders and cooks will be involved this year with a good number...

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Office Bearers CE Bible Study

Christianity Explored All office-bearers are invited to attend an evening training course on Thursday, 28th August at 7.30pm in the hall. This is in preparation for using CE in our home Bible study groups which are due to commence in September, all being well.

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Open Doors

Open Doors We hope to open the church to visitors during the five Saturdays in August (2-5pm). Help will be needed with setting things up, welcoming, serving in the cafe and providing baking. Please consider getting involved. Many visitors have appreciated an opportunity to come in, look around and chat...

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Great Wilderness Challenge

Great Wilderness Challenge The Christian Youth Centre (CYC/YMCA) has been offered 6 places on the Challenge taking place in the Poolewe area on Saturday, 16th August. More details about the walk can be found at www.greatwildernesschallenge.info. Please contact Elma Mackay at elmacmackay1966@aol.com if you are interested in taking part to...

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Open Doors

Open Doors We hope to open the church to visitors during the five Saturdays in August (2-5pm). Help will be needed with setting things up, welcoming, serving in the cafe and providing baking. Please consider getting involved. Many visitors have appreciated an opportunity to come in, look around and chat...

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Everything Baby

Everything Baby You may have noticed that a new shop – Everything Baby – has recently opened at 108 Church Street. This is a charity which takes donations of quality pre-loved baby, toddler and maternity goods, baby equipment, toys and goods, sells them through the shop at affordable prices and...

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Fund raising BBQ

BBQ Invitation A warm invitation is extended to the congregation to attend a fund raising BBQ at Anna MacRitchie’s on Saturday 30th August from 5pm to 8.30pm. All money raised will be going between Old MacDonald’s Farm (www.omfzambia.com) and Vine Trust Peru (www.vinetrust.org!)

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Madras Street

Madras Street This summer looks to be an exciting one! One which sees the return of some good friends. Ian Polworth starts back this month and is looking forward to getting back in the swing of the work down here at Madras Street after 7 months off. Ian is going...

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Women for Mission Day Away

Women for Mission Day Away The WfM Day Away in Perth on 20 September (details and booking form in the May issue of The Record, poster at the Lane Door) – if you wish to attend please book soon as places are limited to 200. If you are going and...

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September Women’s Group Meeting

September Women’s Group Meeting The first meeting of the new session will be on 2 September when our speaker will be Joan MacKenzie, who will tell us about the work she is involved in with the Africa Inland Mission in Chad. It would be good to see as many ladies...

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Women’s group Questionnaire

Questionnaire Many thanks to all of you who took the time to fill in the questionnaire making good suggestions regarding both the format of the meetings and ideas for the future. There was much lively discussion at the meeting at the Manse on the evening of Thursday 3rd July as...

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Annual Buffet Supper

Annual Buffet Supper The June meeting of the Women’s Group was our annual Buffet Supper open to all the congregation and friends. Over 70 people came along to enjoy fellowship and food – and judging by the volume of chatter and the empty plates it was a successful evening on...

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Free Church Youth Camps

Free Church Youth Camps The Deacons’ Court at its last meeting decided to give the congregation the opportunity to contribute to the Camps’ Support Fund, which helps leaders and campers attend a summer camp. Over 300 campers and 100 leaders and cooks will be involved this year with a good...

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Youth Fellowship

Youth Fellowship After the Summer break the Youth Fellowship will divide into two groups; one catering for secondary school age young folk and this group will be hosted by Dan and Penny in their home, which will be the YF, and the other group consisting of the rest of the...

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Likely Dads

Likely Dads This is a group which has been meeting in the hall on the last Saturday of the month for the past few months from 10.30am to 12pm. It is supervised and facilitated by the CALA Trust and aims at encouraging male carers with young children to come along...

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Births

New Birth Congratulations to Ian and Eileen Macinnes on the birth of Katie Mairi Rowan on Sunday 8th June weighing 7lbs 1oz. Also congratulations to Alison Waite whose daughter Helen and husband Darryl had twin girls, born on 16th June. Their names are Sophie and Hayleigh. Sophie weighed 6 lb...

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Please remember these people in prayer

llnesses or Hospital Mr Archie MacArthur Mrs Anna Cameron Mr Ian Paterson Mrs Christina Morrison (RNI) Housebound Mrs Margaret MacLeod Mrs Christine MacRae Mrs Mary MacDonald Residential Homes Mr John Ferguson – Aden House Miss Catriona Urquhart – Ballifeary Miss Betty MacRae – Ballifeary Miss Morag MacDonald – Cameron House...

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William Fraser

Condolences We also express our sympathy to Innes Fraser whose brother, William Fraser, died at the age of 92 years in St Olaf Home, Nairn, on Sunday 6th July. The funeral was at W T Fraser’s on Friday 11th July.

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Flora Macdonald

Condolences We were deeply saddened at the sudden and unexpected passing away of Flora Macdonald on Monday 9th June. Flora had been a regular attender at the Free North for decades and was well known and well liked in the church family. Her funeral took place in the Free North...

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Message for Summer

Dear Friends, The weather has been so changeable over the last number of weeks. Sunshine and showers, hot and cold, windy and calm, and sometimes all of these in the space of just one day! Most of us love the sun. It not only brings warmth and light but literally...

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Discovery Update

Discovery Two months ago, after comprehensively assessing over several months the needs of the community who live near and around the church, we identified loneliness, isolation and, in relation to people living in multiple occupancy accommodation especially, nowhere to go and nothing to do as critical needs which people wished...

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Camps’ Support Fund

Camps’ Support Fund: The Deacons’ Court, at its last meeting, decided to give the congregation the opportunity to contribute to the Camps’ Support Fund which helps leaders and campers attend a summer camp. Over 300 campers and 100 leaders and cooks will be involved this year with a good number...

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