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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Big stuff happening over December with churches working in partnership with traders and voluntary organisations. It's just what our consultation told us to do so we're doing it.

We've got Christmas Tree lighting, schools singing, star fields, a community decorated Bears...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

With the changes to the welfare system and Universal Credit, it feels our country has once again chosen to punish those who are poor as if poverty is something those who are poor ought to feel guilty about. It like the nation is saying to those on Universal credit, you...

Monday, October 30, 2017

1 Kings 19:1-18

This is the still, small voice passage, the 'daughter of a voice', the whisper, the sound of silence.

I'm sure religion is changing but one sign of it doing so is that the loud voices have gone. the church understands itself differently, not having to scr...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

We had a good insightful session conference tonight with Peter Gardener and Muriel Pearson chatting together and exploring what it might mean to be church.

We tuned in with the whole idea of paradigm shifts, places of conversation, working in partnership, closing the ch...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

There might be a connection here between the 500th anniversary of the reformation and what's happening today in the way we understand ourselves and the condition in which we live our lives.

A theologian called Phyllis Tickle wrote a book that saw a patter that every 500...

Monday, October 23, 2017

500th Anniversary of 95 Theses

We share communion on Sunday on the 500th anniversary of Luther nailing his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle church. That's going to be an interesting combination at an interesting time in the life of our church today but we meet...

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Apparently VisitScotland are closing almost two-thirds of their centres. It's not that Scotland is saying 'welcome, but we're shutting down' but they have found most people engage in a different way from when they were first set up. They are however opening regional hu...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Always in the business of trying to understand the next generation there was an interesting article in the Guardian today about millennials. They have been getting a bit of a hard time recently, being seen to be a generation that is struggling to cope with stress and b...

Monday, October 9, 2017

1 Samuel 3

Where are the prophets? Where are the folk who speak out today in the name of all that is good and just and righteous and calls the rest of us to look at ourselves in a mirror because we need them.

For Samuel and Eli, a voice in the dark. For us today, a text,...

Thursday, October 5, 2017

From our harvest festival on Sunday: the words before any of us do anything:

It’s the season of toffee apple trees,

of branches streaked with strawberry jam,

dark-blue afternoons

and light-grey rain,

of skliffing

and puddle jumping,

of lawns carpeted in coffee-coloured leaves

...

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Rev Roddy Hamilton

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