Pastoral Letter February 2018 perseverance pəːsɪˈvɪər(ə)ns/ noun: perseverance 1 persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. Dear Friends, February has dawned – hopefully that means that spring is just around the corner…and we’ve managed to survive January! It’s almost as though we have to persevere through the post- Christmas blues of… Continue Reading Perseverance
Author Archive | Elaine Hogan
PASTORAL LETTER The 5 senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste… Which is your strongest? I know that there is proof that if you have a deficiency in any one, then the others will work harder for you to compensate. I’ve had poor hearing for many years but my strongest sense is that of smell. I can… Continue Reading “Sorrow and love flow mingled down”
The Grove An introduction to Barclay Viewforth Church Hi! We are looking for your help on Sunday the 2nd October. Our mission statement ‘Making God’s love known in Jesus Christ’ has been around for a number of years now. In an effort to equip ourselves to do this more fully we are launching The Grove.… Continue Reading The Grove – Seeds sown yesterday, bearing fruit tomorrow
Tanzania Tales July 2016 “Who is my neighbour?” A good question, and one we were able to answer this weekend…more of that soon. On 7 July 2016 24 volunteers from all the airts and pairts of Scotland, including the Barclay Viewforth ‘regulars’ (and some local shopkeepers) left the not so balmy weather of home, for… Continue Reading Tanzania Tales 1 – “Who is my neighbour?”
Refreshed? A Thought from the Pastoral Associate The other day I opened my phone and prepared to do my daily bible reading as I do most days at breakfast when suddenly I was faced with a message: “Unable to refresh”. My Bible in One Year readings appear every day on the app and I just… Continue Reading Refreshed?
Stated Annual Meeting for Barclay Viewforth Church Everyone is invited to the Stated Annual Meeting which will be held on Wednesday 13th April. We will hear a bit about what happened in 2015 as well as a presentation on the finances. Part of the meeting is the election of members of the Congregation to the Board.… Continue Reading Stated Annual Meeting for Barclay Viewforth Church
BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update The team has now grown to 22 members, with people joining us from different parts of the country. It would be fair to say that everyone is looking forward to the challenges ahead in July and the opportunity to help improve the lives of families by building new homes. Fundraising Thank… Continue Reading BVC Vine Trust Tanzania Team Update
PROFILE OF THE NEW EDITOR As you may know I am stepping into the new editor role at Barclay Viewforth and I thought you might want to know a little about me. I was born in Haiti but lived in Paris from the age of 4. My family is still living in Paris. I am… Continue Reading New Editor for BVC Link magazine
Afternoon Fellowship Burns Lunch A group of almost thirty expectant diners sat down on Tuesday 19 January to celebrate Rabbie’s birthday in traditional style. Elaine Hogan had done a phenomenal amount in advance to prepare the three course meal—carrot and coriander soup, the required haggis, neeps and tatties, and as a pièce de résistance a… Continue Reading Afternoon Fellowship Burns Lunch
The Right Attitude Sam’s letter in our church magazine in December is worth highlighting for those who missed it, or sharing again for those who did see it. From the Manse The sight of people being scanned by guards as they entered shops and buildings in Paris brought it all back! Years of living in… Continue Reading Have you got the Right Attitude?