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
Pastoral Letter – October 2019 Dear Friends, I spoke at a morning service recently on the first half of Acts 12 – where Peter is imprisoned, facing execution the next day and yet was still able to sleep soundly whilst changed to 2 soldiers. One of the key verses was verse 5: Acts 12:5 NIV… Continue Reading Displacing our worries
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…
(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