At our Communion Service on Sunday 5 June Long Service Certificates were presented to 5 elders who were ordained over 30 years ago – James Browning, James Gilmour, Renwick Kirkhope, Richard Michael and Michael Petrie. Another
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Many thanks to the Abbotshall Craft Group for organising our Royal Birthday Party & Concert. It was a wonderful morning and a lot of hard work went into making it such a success. Thanks also to
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People of the Way is the title of the new Pray Now resource for 2016/17. Published to coincide with the General Assembly and Heart and Soul it contains Bible readings, Reflections, Prayer Activities and Blessings for
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Our minister, as Moderator of Presbytery, joined Rt Rev Angus Morrison (Moderator of the General Assembly) and Hannah Mary Goodlad (Moderator of the National Youth Assembly) along with other Presbytery Moderators on a Moderators’ Challenge to raise money
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Thanks to all who supported Souper Sunday on 13th March. Just over £350 was raised for the work of the Church of Scotland’s HIV programme.

Abbotshall is a Fairtrade Church and so we use Fairtrade tea, coffee and sugar at our coffee mornings and church events. We are also committed to promoting Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight – 28 February to 13
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This Lent, the Church of Scotland has partnered with Christian Aid Scotland, to bring you 40 daily reflections from Christians across Scotland and around the world. Using prayers, reflections, images and video we will tell the
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The ancient poems we call Psalms are over 2000 years old. They were written in very different times from our own when humans could travel at the speed of a camel – not at the speed
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We received thank-you letters from 2 charities we supported this Christmas – Blythswood Care and Fife Womens’ Aid. Blythswood Care wrote, ‘Thank you for all the hard work in promoting the Shoe Box Appeal, and gathering,
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James Bissett (who was with us at Abbotshall for a year) and his wife Susan Cord were ordained as Church of Scotland ministers at the same “beautiful and moving” service held at Knockbain Church in Munlochy near
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Here’s a wee experiment…. You maybe missed church on Sunday, or you’re not so able to get out. You can listen to some recent sermons by clicking on the ‘play’ arrows. The earth is Lord’s –
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The Board and Session marked the tenth anniversary of Rosie’s induction by presenting her with a Susan McGill pottery dish and some gifts from Christian Aid’s “Present Aid”. It is fair to say that the minister
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Thought for the week

John Shelby Spong

“God is not a noun, that demands to be defined, God is a verb that invites us to live, to love, and to be”