Tearfund Big Quiz Night
The evening was a great success on Sunday 17th November – 80 people, great fun, raising £500 for Tearfund…
After the hard hitting and, at times, emotional presentation of the facts behind the setting up of Seema’s Project at our first October meeting, at the following meeting we were treated to a light hearted look back at the life of Scottish servants.
Our next meeting is on 13th November, when Karen Burns will give us an insight into the work carried out by First Responders. The final meeting before our Christmas meal is on 27th November when we welcome a speaker from the Woodland Trust.
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Rejoice – Harvest Thanksgiving
Rejoice is an alternative service in the Thomas Chalmers Church Centre, Kirkliston, for those less able to attend Sunday services regularly, for example, due to mobility or transport issues.
In October we gathered to give thanks for the good things the Lord has given us. Sometimes gratitude is the last thing on our minds when dealing with one challenge or another – illness, bereavement, disappointments, etc, and it’s easy to forget to be thankful.
On the menu was good old fashioned Scotch broth, followed by a delicious selection of open sandwiches. Thereafter, silence prevailed as the ‘goodies’ got tucked into……Victoria sponge cupcakes, raspberry & coconut shortbread, and the ever popular fresh fruit kebabs! We had much to thank God for.
A hearty time of praise was led by John McPhee on his accordion, followed by a very thought provoking message. All in all it was another rich time of fellowship, and we look forward to meeting again on November 13th, when the Reverend Stan Brook will lead us in worship.
Maggie Retires As Minister Of Kirkliston
At Presbytery last night, 3rd September 2019, Maggie Lane demitted office as minister of Kirkliston Parish Church after just over 10 years here. The moderator recalled some of her time at the Church of Scotland, and asked Maggie to say a few words. For several minutes she recounted some of her experiences with humour, and spoke kindly of the parish and the congregation and people of Kirkliston.
The Royal Highland Show
The annual Royal Highland Show event at Ingleston got underway Friday 21st June. Our minister is customarily Chaplain for the RHS event each year, which falls within the parish boundaries.
Maggie can be seen pictured below on day 1, in the visiting company of the current moderator of The Church of Scotland, The Rt. Rev. Colin Sinclair, with his wife Ruth and guests.
Heart & Soul
This year, 2019, Kirkliston Parish Church were represented at the Heart and Soul event of the General Assembly in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.