John Alexander, who plays such an important part in leading our worship in Netherlorn, was admitted as a Church of Scotland Reader on Tuesday 27th of May, in Kilchattan Church, on the Isle of Luing. The service was led by the Argyll Presbytery, and many people gathered to worship and give thanks.
Two of our Three new Elders were ordained today to the Kirk Session on Kilbrandon and Kilchattan. Fiona Morrison was ordained in Kilbrandon Church, and Linda Leggett in Kilchattan Church, by the Minister Rev.Dr Ken Ross. A very happy occasion as we look forward to the new year when Maggie Brookes will join them.
Travel in footsteps of St Columba to Craignish, Kilmelford and Kilninver Churches on the route of The St Columba Pilgrim Journey from Ireland to the Highlands of Scotland. Kilmelford Church has been designated as a ‘hub’ where Pilgrims passports can be stamped. Scotland’s Pilgrims Journeys enable you to travel through Scotland experiencing historic pilgrim centres, hidden places of peace and beauty. You will find out more about Celtic Saints, medieval traditions and Scotland’s history. You can down load a free Pilgrim Passport to record your journey and experiences. Passports are stamped at official locations such as Kilmelford giving a memento of your experiences. Find out more at www.scotlandspilgrimjourneys.com
Get ready to lift the curtain on the greatest show on earth!
Come and join us at Showstoppers, a holiday club for Easter.
April 8 – 12 2013 2-4 pm
Mon 8th Craignish Village Hall
Tue 9th Luing Cullipool Hall
Wed 10th Kilmelford Village Hall
Thu 11th Seil Island Hall
Fri 12th Kilmelford Village Hall
Storytelling, games, crafts, activities………something for everyone,
from the most experienced actor to the most stage-shy!
Pre-school to P7 welcome – admission free
Evening events for teenagers/young adults – REFUEL : from 7 – 9pm : Monday 8th Craignish, Tuesday 9th Isle of Luing, Wednesday 10th Kilmelford, Thursday 11th Seil, Friday 12 Kilmelford. ALSO: meet at the H2O ‘Well’ in Oban on Saturday 13th April from 12pm-5pm for a pool party at Atlantis Leisure.
Organised by the Netherlorn Churches and the young folk of Hilton Church, Inverness
There will be a Included in the sevices on Sunday 7th April a Launch of the Event in Netherlorn and on Sunday 14th there will be a joint Netherlorn Service in Kilmelford Church at 12 mid day. Followed by a pot luck lunch in the Manse.
On Friday 26 October, at 7.00pm, there will be a Malawi Meal organised by the Global Involvement Group, at Kilmelford Village Hall – all welcome. Nibbles and a starter with a Malawi flavour will be provided, as will tea and orange squash, but please bring a main dish or a dessert to share with others, and also BYOB. £5 donation, payable at the door
Five New Members of the Church of Scotland were welcomed at the Kilbrandon and Kilchattan joint Churches service on Sunday 24th June 2012. In a service led by the Minister Ken Ross, Jennifer Fothergill, Emma MacLachlan, David Ritchie and Janette Donald all took their profession of faith in front of a packed Kilchattan church on the Island of Luing. Also in the congregation was Ronalda Graham, who came through the preparation sessions with the others, but joined a week ago in Kilninver Church on the mainland. Jenny and Emma both grew up in the Kilchattan Church, attending Sunday School, then Anchor Club and JAM, while David is a well known face to everyone, his Dad was the minister for Kilbrandon and Kilchattan in the 90’s. Janette and her young family live close to Kilbrandon Church where they worship Sunday by Sunday. A BBQ was held to celebrate the occasion in the Cullipool Hall following the service, with everyone joining together to welcome the new members.
The fourth meeting of the Xplore Xtra group took place on the Island of Luing on 25th of May 2012.
This meeting was of some teenagers of Argyll, who know something of Jesus and want to learn more and share together. Meeting together has happened in Kinlochleven, Oban and Dunoon. This month the JAM group on Luing were to host the event. Everyone was welcome, and many from Oban stayed the night.
The event started at 6.30pm with a BBQ, and through following a treasure trail, the young folk ended up a the playing field to the welcome smell of BBQ! A game of softball ran off the burgers, and some very wet games. Then up to the ‘secret beach’ for a swim (for some) and ‘smores’ on a log fire at the beach. The guys from Kinlochleven sadly had to leave on the 10.30pm ferry, but eveyone else stayed on to have hot chocolate and cakes in the village hall. A super night of fun and fellowship.