Xplorer’s report, 2nd December

A lively group of 6 children met at the Church at 4pm to listen to the story of the Angel appearing to Mary.  The first Sunday of Advent candle was lit and the tree decorated.  The main focus of the gathering was making the Christingles and some extra ones were made to take home to brothers.
Turning off the bright top lights and switching on the Christmas tree lights at the beginning of the Prayz time led to the lighting of the Christingle candles and so created a soft warm light of hope and the expectations of the joy of Christmas.
Becky helped Ken lead the Prayz time.  Sadly we bid her a fond farewell as she is moving to Hexham where her husband Ally has a new job.  She leaves with the exciting news that she is expecting their first baby and we all wished her good health and happiness and many thanks for her support and ideas for Xplorers.

Ken Ross to move to new post

Netherlorn Minister Ken Ross has been offered, and has accepted, a new post with the Church of Scotland, working on theological education and leadership development in Africa, starting in Spring 2019. Ken said, “This has not been an easy decision and I am grateful for much support and encouragement. It is exciting to have a fresh challenge ahead but after nine wonderful years we know we will greatly miss the Netherlorn parishes. I look forward to sharing more about these plans in 2019.”

 

 

Poppies knitted to mark the centenary of the Armistice

As we prepare to mark the centenary of the Armistice, Craignish Parish Church features a beautiful wall-hanging with poppies that have been knitted by members of the community under the inspirational coordination of Pippa Shanks. It can be viewed at the church, which also displays biographical information about the Craignish men who were killed in the two World Wars, and will be at the centre of the Remembrance Day service on Sunday 11 November 2018.

Francesca Beveridge and Ian Hunter, married at Kilbrandon Church on 9 June 2018

Congratulations to Francesca Beveridge and Ian Hunter, married at Kilbrandon Church on 9 June 2018

“Do I Need to Put my Watch Back?” Marilyn Shedden Sermon

Should I put my watch back? – Marilyn Shedden sermon

Marilyn Shedden, Convener of Argyll Presbytery Business Committee, was a much appreciated speaker at the Netherlorn Churches Renewal of Worship Conference at Cuilfail Hotel on 3 February 2018. Soon afterwards Marilyn preached this sermon at Inveraray at the inauguration of a Hub-Style Ministry for the area. Its challenge has been widely appreciated and we are glad to make it available on the Netherlorn Churches site.

Songs, poems, music, reflection and stories at the Kilmelford Community Celebration

Some photos from the Kilmelford Community celebration on the 9th October which included songs, poems, music, reflection and stories. Thanks everyone for taking part!