Message for December

Ramblings from the RevDear friends,It’s that time of the year again! Christmas time has become a bit like marmite to so many of us- you either love it or loathe it because it’s become so commercialised. It has moved largely away from the winsomeness it was intended to exude and...

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Message for November

Message for November Ramblings from the Rev Dear friends, The theme of the Book of Revelation in particular and the whole Bible in general is that the Lord God reigns from heaven, on earth, to the ends of the universe and throughout all eternity (Rev 19:6). This reality struck me...

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Message for October

Dear friends, Having conducted seven funerals over the last two months, a number of things have been impressed on me regarding death. 1. Folk are involved. This is a truism but what I mean is there are so many people involved when death occurs. Families, friends and neighbours, colleagues, nursing...

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Message for August

Musings from the Manse Dear friends ‘Keswick’. What do you think of when you hear that? ‘Lake District’, ‘mountains’, ‘walks’, ‘rain’, ‘floods’? The name and the word conjures up all kinds of thoughts and ideas. For me when I think Keswick I think ‘great preaching and teaching, praise and company...

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Message for June

Musings from the Manse Dear friends Ecclesiastes 3:1 says ‘there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven’. I experienced that in quite an intense way recently when in the space of a week, amongst a host of other things, I witnessed an accident which...

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Message for April

From the Manse Dear Friends, When we were on holiday recently we went to the morning service in Stirling Free Church. It’s a new church plant and Ian Macaskill has recently been called there as their first minister (not like Nicola Sturgeon I hasten to add) which is very exciting...

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Message for February

From the Manse Dear Friends, In this month’s newsletter are details of 2 older people who passed away recently- Christina J. Morrison and John D. Macleod. As I was thinking of them both and reflecting on their lives, I realised that they were so very different: Christina was very old...

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Message from OM Logos Hope

Thank You from Lorien Ankers I would like to say a big thank you to all the folk in the Free North who have been such a great source of blessing and encouragement recently. From financial support to promises of prayer; it is so greatly appreciated. I set off on...

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Outreach Lunch

Outreach The February Lunch which is on Tuesday 9th will be a special outreach event. We will have a light lunch and then show the Billy Graham DVD on the Cross followed by a short discussion. We will begin at 12.30 and should be finished by around 2.15pm. Normally there...

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Bible Alive

Bible Alive I am looking for the following props for a children’s Bible project: plastic snake, swords, lion puppet, lion mask, spy masks, toy harp, pig, plastic chains, ram’s horn, Egyptian head-dress, Roman soldier’s helmet. Can you help? Sandy Finlay

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20s/30s Group

20s/30s The group raised £125 last semester which was used to invest in 2 toilets, one in Bangladesh and the other in Guatemala. This was done through ‘Toilet Twinning’ for people who would otherwise not have access to a good sanitation system. This might sound something a bit odd to...

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Message for January

From the Manse Dear Friends, The recent acquittal of a Northern Ireland pastor of using ‘grossly offensive’ words during a sermon made available online made headline news recently. Pastor James McConnell was on trial for comments he made about Islam and though he was found not guilty, what is concerning...

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