Parishes of Upper Tweed
4 congregations working as one
Thanks from Lebanon

At the end of May at the service celebrating 50 years of women in ministry with the Church of Scotland the collection was given to Rev Rola Sleiman from the Presbytarian Church of Lebanon and Syria in Tripoli to use as she saw fit within her church.

That church is doing a lot of great work to help and support the Syrian refugee community in their area. We have received the following message from Rola:
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Sundae Sunday

Sundae Sunday
On Sunday 10th June about forty people from around the parishes gathered at Tweedsmuir Village Hall for a united Sundae Sunday service followed by ice cream and a wonderful range of sauces and toppings.

The focus of the service was on the plight of displaced people, a theme often repeated in the Bible (the reading was the story of Ruth) and sadly far too relevant today. According to UNHCR the world "is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record" with over 65 million people having been forced from their homes, over 22 million of whom are refugees, over half of whom are under 18 years old.
Church notices for Sunday 15th July 2018
The holiday season is upon us so not so many events to announce. If, whilst on holiday you happen to visit another church, we'd be interested to hear about your experience and anything you think we should be considering doing in our parishes.
The planning for the visit of young adults from Lebanon and Malawi  to Melrose and Peebles Presbytery in August is well under way. If you would like to get involved by either hosting one of the visitors or volunteering as a driver during the visit (10th - 27th August) please contact Fiona on 830408. Also if you have a redundant, but in good condition smartphone that you would be willing to donate to one of our visitors, Fiona would be pleased to receive it.
Polytunnel for Broughton Primary School

Clearing the Ground for the Broughton Primary School Polytunnel
On Tuesday 5th June a very small team of very small people ably assisted by Finlay Smith, Lynn Smith and Christine Parker made the first steps towards erecting a brand new polytunnel for Broughton Primary School. The Parishes of Upper Tweeddale have funded the purchase of this tunnel through last year's Harvest Supper and collections during Christmas services and other events.
Service of Celebration for 50 Years of Women in Ministry
Rev Rola Sleiman, Rev Rachel Dobie, Rev Nancy Norman, Very Rev Dr Sheilagh Kesting, Mrs Jane Gillham
To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the ordination of women as Ministers in the Church of Scotland Sunday 27th May saw a special and inspiring service in Drumelzier Church. The service was lead by the Very Rev  Dr Sheilagh Kestings, one of just four women to have held the post of Moderator of the General Assembly. She is also connected with Drumelzier Church in that her grand-father was a previous Minister of Drumelzier.
Skirling Green Car Boot Sale for Christian Aid 2018

Enjoying Tea and Cakes in Skirling Village Hall
Tweedsmuir Kirk Cushion Re-upholstered
Tweedsmuir Kirk's New Pulpit Cushion
The cushion in Tweedsmuir Kirk's has recently been re-upholstered and is now back in place in the pulpit awaiting the installation of a new Minister.

The cushion used to be very threadbare, was lumpy and torn with horse hair protruding. Maura Glatt, a member of the congregation, took on the challenge and skilfully reupholstered the  cushion in it's new plush cover, chosen to match the pulpit surround.
  Broughton Kirk at 10am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 10am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am
Stobo Kirk at 11.30am
Coming Soon...
Guild Meetings Resume - Broughton Village Hall
Wednesday  19 September 2018
Weekly Listening Hour
Tuesdays 10:30
Laurel Bank

Coming Soon...
Guild Meetings Resume - Broughton Village Hall
Wednesday 19 September 2018