We’re so pleased that Fiona Bullock is now minister of Dun and Hillside Churches, by Montrose. Fiona’s Ordination and induction took place on Thursday 6th November in Hillside Church. And what a fantastic occasion it was. Of course it was of real interest to the family of St. Andrew’s Church because Fiona did part of her training with us and because Ian, Fiona’s husband, is one of us! We wish them well in the coming days, as they settle into their new life together. May God bless them richly.
Our new Alpha course is now well underway – and it’s going great! With fifteen in attendance, there’s no shortage of conversation and debate! We’ve got a real mix of ages and backgrounds – and a mix between those who have no background in church and those who have been Christians for many years – but are wanting to do something of a refresher. Our hope is that everyone will benefit and that for some at least, it will prove to be life-changing.
We’re delighted to announce that following LOTS of hard work – and some real determination from those who were in charge – St. Andrew’s Arbroath has been awarded the status of ‘Eco-Congregation!’ We’ve been granted the award because we have made clear our commitment to the environment – by making our buildings as energy-efficient as possible, by reducing energy consumption and waste and by promoting the ‘green’ agenda to our members. The assessors who visited us were greatly impressed by the progress we’ve made and were full of praise for how well we’ve done with reference to our buildings. (more…)