Retreat 2018

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 | Tags:

We had another fantastic weekend at the Cairngorms Christian Center in Kincraig. We were joined again this year by some guys from Victory Church in Wales.

The sessions were mainly led by Euan and Andrew this year’s vocational volunteers who helped us think about the inclusiveness of our Lord Jesus through describing how His miracles are still prevalent today.

We had our usual fun and games including the annual Nerf war and small bonfire. We also celebrated with Andrew who had his 19th birthday over the weekend.

As ever this was a weekend enjoyed by all in the presence of the Holy Spirit

Gift Day 2017: One week to go!

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

On Sunday, 26th November, we will have our Annual Gift Day.  This is an opportunity for you to support our ministries and mission and ensure that our work is well resourced and effective in reaching out to meet the spiritual and practical needs within our communities.  See the November edition of ‘Quest’ for more details.

A generous proportion of our income What does the Bible say?
As some of us have much larger incomes than others, our offering should be a proportion of our income, rather than a fixed sum of money. If our offering is truly a response to God’s giving to us, it will be a generous, even sacrificial, proportion of our income.

(Psalm 116: 12)

Food for thought and preparation through prayer – Luke 21:01-04

Jesus watches the people presenting their gifts at the temple. Some rich people give large sums of money. A poor widow offers two small coins.

What was Jesus praising when he commended the widow’s offering?

Gift Day envelopes are available in the November edition of ‘Quest’ and from the church office or you can make an offering online by clicking on the button

Martin’s Update

Thursday, October 5th, 2017 | Tags: ,

You will all know that Martin our minister had a fall which resulted in a very serious break to his arm and elbow. As a result of this he had been signed off his work. As a very fit and active person this has been particularly frustrating for him.

Meanwhile, the work of St Andrew’s goes on and we have been lucky to have our services ably led by Keith Scott and Tim Mineard and have been delighted to welcome our friend David Searle and many others. Ian Gray, our pastoral assistant is also undertaking additional duties.

We will begin to see more of Martin very soon as he begins a staged return to work. Obviously arrangements for this have to be fluid and will depend on how he is feeling at any time and also when he gets detail of the next stages of his treatment. At the moment, he is having twice-weekly sessions of physiotherapy at Arbroath Infirmary to increase the range of motion in his damaged arm.

His plans for March will include being present and taking part in all the Sunday worship times. He will also conduct the service which includes the Annual Stated Meeting. As you can imagine, he is particularly keen to be delivering the Message and we will be very keen to hear every word. The recent habit of having readers, those who will pray and those who will lead the session with our young people will continue and will help to reduce Martin’s workload to begin with.

However there is a big DO NOT and a huge NO

Do Not Launch yourself at him for a cuddle or attempt to slap his back. You risk hurting him. Equally, Hugs are totally discouraged as another risky manoeuvre. Your best way to welcome him back, to encourage him and show that you care is to be there.

We send Martin our love and best wishes and ask for God’s blessing on him and the manse family.