On Tuesday 3rd September the first monthly meeting of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery was held at Broughton Church. It is tradition that this first meeting is held at the home church of the moderator and it is always preceded by a service provided by the local church. This service was organised by the Worship Workshop and included two dramatic presentations highlighting the role of the committee in the history of the church and the importance of being a church that is inclusive and open to change.
The video shown here is of a feature titled "Am I Really Welcome at this Table?" written and presented by the members of the Worship Workshop. You can see more of the service here:
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Church notices for Sunday 20th October 2019
Christmas may seem a long way off but preparations are in place for the Christmas edition of Kirk Matters. The deadline for any articles is Monday 28th October and should be sent to Isobel Hunter (tel 860274).
Elders please note that the next meeting of the Joint Kirk Session is Monday 4th November in Skirling Village Hall, starting at 7:30pm. Minutes have already been sent out for the October meeting.
Our locum Rev John Smith is on holiday from 1st October until 15th November. If you require the services of a minister in this period, please call Rev Stewart McPherson (01968 660221) in the first instance.
Long Service Certificate Presented to John Burnett
It isn't often that someone can claim to have served the church as an elder for over 50 years. This year John Burnett completed his 50th year as an elder in the Parishes of Upper Tweeddale and his 57th year as an elder within the Church of Scotland as a whole. In honour of that, and with thanks for his tireless contribution to the life of the church in Upper Tweeddale Rev John Smith, current locum minister for the parishes, presented a long service certificate to John at today's joint service in Tweedsmuir.
On 16th June we held our second Sundae Sunday service in Tweedsmuir Village Hall. This joint service brought all four churches together in worship lead by Rev John Smith followed by ice cream and a myriad of toppings. The Sundae Service also provides an opportunity to add to the funds collected for Christian Aid this year.
A lot of work went into the provision and serving of the ice cream and the preparation of the hall, so a big thank you goes to Christine and Gavin, Isobel and Fiona, and indeed all others who helped out.
Fiona Burnett Installed as Presbytery Moderator
On Tuesday 25th June at Trinity Church in Galashiels, Fiona Burnett, an elder at Broughton Kirk, was installed as the new moderator of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery. She replaces Rev. Julie Rennick, minister of Earlston Kirk.
In her introduction Julie reflected on the joy of their time spent working together during the last year both during the visit of the young people from Lebanon and Malawi last August and during the trip to Lebanon two months ago. Fiona thanked Julie for all of her hard work during the year and pointed out that Julie's ability to chair meetings effortlessly and to say the right things at the right times made her a very hard act to follow.
Christian Aid Week
All the money is now counted and between the car boot sale, teas, envelopes and Sundae Sunday we have sent £1,185.71 to Christian Aid. A big thank you to all who helped or contributed to this total. It will go to life changing use.
Our Locum Minister
Rev. John Smith
We are delighted to announce that Rev John Smith has agreed to be our new locum. John took up his duties as from Monday 8th April and can be contacted by phone at 07710 530 193 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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