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
Connect Plus The summer break has provided rest and relaxation for the team, and now we are ready to get going again and plan for the first of our autumn meetings on Tuesday 6 September. We were very sad to hear of the sudden death in July of Paul Merchant, whose work was tireless in… Continue Reading Connect Plus
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?
Sam, our Minister, gave us a challenge on Easter Sunday. Each of us took a paper cup with soil and a sunflower seed as a symbol of hope and told us to nurture it. Is your hope growing? Perhaps not as impressively as Connie’s with her careful cultivation – a good position and a few carefully arranged used… Continue Reading Hope springs eternal!
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
This week we were continuing the theme of listening to God. Starting with the big fish theme, we cut out and decorated fish, followed by a hilarious game of “flip the kipper”, suggested by Robin, one of our stand-ins. Calm was restored temporarily, until the improvised drama following the Bible reading resulted in a most… Continue Reading Connect Plus
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
I’ve hardly spent anything on books since discovering a real treasure trove of free Amazon Kindle ebooks by George MacDonald, who has become my favourite author. I’m in good company – he was a major influence on C.S.Lewis of ‘Narnia stories’ fame (another favourite author) as well as Lewis Carroll and others. He was… Continue Reading A Good Read
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