posted: 2 Mar 2014 comments: 0category: Unassigned
A few days ago I was preaching at a service of union between Falkirk Erskine Church and Falkirk Old and St Modan’s. The new congregation will be known as Falkirk Trinity. Its never easy when congregations that have a long distinguished history find themselves faced wit the economic reality of Union. Creating a new worshipping identity can and must be an opportunity to allow God to do something new and exciting. It is surely an opportunity for new life to breakout not...
posted: 23 Feb 2014 comments: 0category: Unassigned
My trip to Lewis last weekend was quite inspirational. It was the communion Season in Lewis and I was delighted be be sharing in the preparatory services that precede the Communion service. It was a new experience for me to see so many people turn up at church to share in all three preparatory services leading up to the Communion on Sunday morning.
It was also a great joy to see seventeen new people admitted to the membership of the Church of Scotland. It caused me to...
posted: 29 Jan 2014
In my last post I was talking about a number of 'firsts' that I’ve been involved with recently. Well, the next 'first' I want to talk about is the launch of the 'Sanctuary First App'. I'm delighted that the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland launched the App from St Andrew's Church in Bo'ness last Sunday evening.
I believe we may well be the first church or certainly among the first in Scotland to launch an App. Sanctuary First is designed...