2009 Archive

From the Manse…

Dear Friends,   “Mother is gone now, but I know she still sings Her song is eternal, she’s gone to be with the King She’s joined that great choir in Heaven above, She’s now made perfect, filled with His light and His love.”   These few words were included on the Order of Service which […]

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Musings from the Manse…

Dear Friends, Recently I had one of my EM2 (Education for Ministers phase 2) training days, at the Moderator’s house in Manchester. This is a chance for ‘new’ and ‘nearly new’ ministers to touch bases, have lunch together, and generally iron out any teething troubles we may have. But, it’s not all chat and coffee […]

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July/August 2009 newsletter

MUSINGS FROM THE MANSE…   Dear Friends,   Recently I had one of my EM2 (Education for Ministers phase 2) training days, at the Moderator’s house in Manchester. This is a chance for ‘new’ and ‘nearly new’ ministers to touch bases, have lunch together, and generally iron out any teething troubles we may have. But, […]

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From the Manse

Dear Friends, As I write this, we are almost at the end of another beautiful spring day. Isn’t God’s creation wonderful when the trees and hedgerows begin to burst into life – especially when the sun shines – and the spring flowers provide a wonderful array of colour.   However, whilst I can appreciate what is […]

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From the Minister

FROM THE MANSE Dear Friends, As you know, since September 2008 our son Daniel has been serving as a Medic out in Afghanistan, firstly in Kandahar then latterly at Camp Bastion. Just recently he was back in the UK for two weeks R&R and it was lovely to see him safe and well. Colin and […]

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Vision4Life – Welcome to Bible year

Starting in Advent 2009, we began the three year Vision4Life programe, the first year of which focuses on the Bible. GOSPELS IN A WEEKEND Three of us went to the URC Windermere Centre at the end of January for “Gospels in a Weekend” led by Lawrence Moore, the Centre Director.. For someone who does not […]

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From the Manse

Dear Friends, As I write, we are in the midst of one of the busiest times in the church year – Advent and Christmas – and whilst I love all the festivities, it is hard to figure out just when and where, as a Minister, there is time to reflect and worship on a more […]

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Vision4Life – Welcome to Bible Year

Starting in Advent 2008, we began the three year Vision4Life programme, the first year of which focuses on the Bible. We have very recently received the Vision4Life literature for Bible Year. We are still planning what we shall be doing in 2009 – watch this space! We include another Bible Quiz in this edition – […]

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