Parishes of Upper Tweed
4 congregations working as one
Skirling Green Car Boot Sale for Christian Aid 2018

Plant Sale at the Skirling Green Car Boot Sale
Service of Celebration for 50 Years of Women in Ministry
On 22 May 1968, the Kirk's General Assembly voted to allow women to be ordained for the first time, the issue of the ordination of women having been raised and rejected each year from 1963 to 1967. Now more than a quarter of the Church of Scotland's Ministers are women.

To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of thtis event there will be a special service on Sunday 27th May. This will be held in Drumelzier Church at 5pm, followed by refreshments in Drumelzier Village Hall. The Very Rev  Dr Sheilagh Kestings, one of just four women to have held the post of Moderator of the General Assembly, will be our guest preacher and other woman ministers from around the Presbytery have been invited to take part. 

Please put the date in your diary and come along to what should be a very special occasion..

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Church notices for Sunday 27th May 2018
Thank you to all who supported the Christian Aid Car Boot Sale  last Sunday. The weather was kind for once which meant a very good turn-out. We managed to raise 859 so thank you to all who contributed in any way to make it a very successful afternoon. Envelopes are still available in all the churches if you wish to donate to Christian Aid,
Don't forget the  special service this afternoon  (27th May) to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the ordination of women in the Church of Scotland. This will be held in Drumelzier Church at 5pm, followed by refreshments in Drumelzier Village Hall. The Very Rev  Dr Sheilagh Kestings who was the first woman minister to be Moderator of the Church of Scotland  will be our guest preacher . She also has family connections ro Drumelzier where her  grandfather was the minister of Drumelzier church from 1917-27.  Among the other women taking part in the service is  Rev Rola Sleiman, the first woman to be ordained as a minister in the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and she  will read a lesson . Her church of  Tripoli in the north of Lebanon has a lot of refugees in her congregation and  they also run a school for refugee children. The offering will be going to Rola's church. Car parking will be be in the glebe next to the church and this will be signposted.
The Guild Outing this year is to Houghton Hall near Carlisle on Thursday 31st May. We will be visiting the World in Miniature Museum, with time to look round the garden centre before High Tea in the restaurant. Cars will leave Broughton Village Hall carpark at 1:30pm, returning around 8pm. Total cost is 20 and if you would like to join us, please contact John Burnett (830303).
Sunday 3rd June is the next of our family services starting at 4:30pm in Broughton Village Hall. The theme this month is 'God has feelings too!' so tell your friends and neighbours to come and join us for a service which includes songs, stories and then supper.
Advance notice that their will we a Joint Service in Tweedsmuir Village hall on Sunday 10th June at 11am. This will be a Sundae Sunday service and yes ice cream will feature. The offering will be going to Christain Aid. Please note that there will be no other services in any of the other churches that day.----  
Tweedsmuir Kirk Cushion Re-upholstered
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.
Lambing Service

Lambing Service - Tony and a couple of hecklers
The annual lambing service was held on Sunday 13th May at Broughton Kirk. Tony Foley lead the service highlighting the difficulties that farmers in Upper Tweeddale have been facing this year with the particularly severe late Winter weather. And he emphasized our appreciation for the amazing hard work that our farmers and shepherds put in with so little reward, and also the blessings that we all share of living and working in such a beautiful part of the world.
All Age Worship - Food for the Soul

Tony Welcomes Everyone
On Sunday 29th April we held the first of a series of monthly 'family' services in Broughton village's 'small hall'. These gatherings are designed for people of all ages and aim to contain something a little different from the regular Sunday morning services held in the four churches of Upper Tweeddale. This one had a lively mix of modern music accompanied by videos projected onto the big screen, Bible based stories and prayer followed by a pizza supper.
Beetle and Pizza Drive

Keeping the score at the Beetle Drive
A whole host of weird and wonderful beetles appeared in Broughton village hall on Sunday evening (22nd April) where the young and young at heart gathered for a beetle drive in aid of the Guild's projects and activities.

Some  of those playing revealed a previously hidden talent for drawing beetles, others discovered an uncanny knack for throwing the right number on the dice at the right time, while the rest of us simply had great fun and tucked into the pizza and cakes.
  Broughton Kirk at 10am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 10am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am
Stobo Kirk at 11.30am
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Guild Outing to Houghton Hall
Thursday  31 May 2018
Weekly Listening Hour
Tuesdays 10:30
Laurel Bank

Coming Soon...
Guild Outing to Houghton Hall
Thursday 31 May 2018