(posted on behalf of Lorna Gentleman). After our forays to the Golf Tavern for our annual Christmas and Burns’ Lunches, February found us back in the Pillar Hall welcoming Michelle from the Blythswood Trust, founded in 1966. To most of us, the Trust means shoeboxes but we found out this is just one of the… Continue Reading Afternoon Fellowship
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
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6 As I read this verse for the day I was reminded of something I witnessed on holiday last week. I was in Italy where I visited a number of beautiful churches. As I was sitting in… Continue Reading Thought for the Day – Being Humble
You cannot fail to observe the large number of children worshipping at Barclay Viewforth. What a Blessing. We have an active Sunday programme of classes throughout the year for our children ranging from Creche to Next. This year’s session is drawing to a close with presentations on Sunday 17th June and a small picnic for the… Continue Reading Interested in helping with the Children’s work?
In October 2018 Barclay Viewforth will launch a new Bereavement Support Programme in the community. 2 teams of people have been trained by Rev Tom Gordon, an expert and writer in the field, to accompany groups of people on a 6 week journey after they have been bereaved. More information will be posted about this… Continue Reading Bereavement Support Programme
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
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
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”
Could you help a family on crisis get back on their feet? Find out more by listening to this excellent and moving introduction by Linda Hoskins to the work of Safe Families for Children.