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 8th September 2019
Thank you to all who came to the Presbytery Communion Service on Tuesday. It was good to see all 4 parishes represented. There have been lots of messages of appreciation not only for the warmth of the welcome but also the content of the service.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated in Broughton and Skirling churches next Sunday,15th September at the normal service times.
Advance warning that the new session of the Guild starts on Wednesday 18th September. We welcome members old and new to join us in Broughton Village Hall at 2:30 pm. However, ahead of our first meeting, Guilds together in Tweeddale (new name for Melrose and Peebles Presbyterian Council) are having their Autumn meeting in Innerleithen Church on Tuesday 10th September at 2:30pm. Tom Burnham, representing the World Mission Council will be talking about the Guild project 'Empowering teenage mothers in Zambia'. If you would like to go to this meeting, please let either Pat (830366) or Fiona (830408) know.
On Friday 20th September David Binns will give an illustrated talk on his travels in Northern India followed by supper in Drumelzier Village Hall. The talk, entitled The Regal and The Remote, will begin at 7.00pm. Tickets £12.50 (children under 13 £8.00) to include two course supper and a glass of wine from email@example.com,tel 01899 830319; mob 07768 660670 or Ann Welsh, tel: 07901 688062.
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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