Well, who would have thought when I wrote my January blogpost about not buying stuff, that two months on people would be panic buying, and supermarket shelves would be empty. Even in the last few weeks, as part of my Lenten thoughts, I have been considering aspects of abundance and scarcity. Still, even now I… Continue Reading Scarcity and abundance
We are delighted to be welcoming a new Minister to Barclay Viewforth. Rev David Clarkson is currently at Prestwick North and Monkton Parish Church in Ayrshire. He was a Police Officer in the north of Scotland for 19 years before becoming a Minister in the Church of Scotland. The Nominating Committee was particularly encouraged by… Continue Reading Introducing Rev David Clarkson
Well, I’m human! Unless you have the ego of some politicians and celebrities, who see themselves as the most successful thing since… I think a lot of us might think we are failures at some time or another. Indeed, I think it would be quite rare for folk to feel successful in all areas of… Continue Reading I’m a failure!
Resolutions? Happy new year to you all! I don’t know about you, but I don’t seem to hear people talking about new years’ resolutions as much as I did before. Maybe I’m just moving in different circles, or maybe people are a bit scunnered* with failing at something before it’s even started. As this is… Continue Reading Resolutions?
You may have found this page via the QR link on our Christmas publicity. Thank you for joining us on this journey. Over the Advent season we may find ourselves taking more ‘journeys’ than usual. It could be journeys to visit family or friends or more frequent journeys to the shops or post office. Others… Continue Reading Christmas Services 2019 – Journeys
At the Barclay Viewforth Learning Community in February, we had the idea of having our own mini version for Connect Plus, to spend time looking back, taking stock and planning ahead. This month we put the idea into action. We crafted lots of happy faces (and a few sad ones just in case). Then we… Continue Reading Connect Plus
Dear Friends, As I write this letter we have just gone through an emotional Easter Sunday service. Not only did we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection but we also celebrated the end of 14 years of Sam’s ministry at Barclay Viewforth Church. I hope that we were able to do justice to both. Sam’s departure leaves a… Continue Reading Don’t worry…
A very special Armistice Centenary remembrance service last Sunday. There was respect for sacrifices made balanced with a re-commitment to the work of reconciliation that Jesus called us to share with Him, following His example of reaching out across barriers of ethnicity, religion, social standing and so on. It included time for reflection, listening to… Continue Reading Time for reflection
Sunny day at the Meadows Festival, lots of chatting, Robin’s balloon animals and children icing biscuits with the wonderful team from Barclay Viewforth.
This year has flown by so quickly, we are already at the stage of planning the big end of term bash. This is normally a ceilidh, and while ideas are being bandied about as alternatives, so far nothing has yet come top of the list. The group has really grown this year, into a well… Continue Reading News from Connect Plus