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Thursday December 7 2023

Our regular round-up of news received from churches

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On November 19 Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church in Glasgow had the joy of welcoming ten new members from six different nations (China, England, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Zimbabwe) and aged from 20s to 60+. The Rev Ben Thorp, Minister at Sandyford, said: "It's great to be part of a multi-cultural city, and wonderful to welcome people from all over the world as they commit themselves as members of the church, particularly when it also involves a baptism. Each new member took two minutes to share how they came to know Jesus, and what had brought them to Sandyford and every story is uniquely powerful."


Carnoustie and Panbride Church held its annual Service of Remembrance and Hope on December 3, inviting people who have been bereaved during the year. The church’s Needles & Pins group knitted and crocheted little angels for the service, and the congregation was invited to place an angel on the church trees and take one home with them for their own Christmas tree.


Two new elders have been ordained in Inverarity Church. Katie Gerrard (left) and Helen Pate are pictured with the Rev Barbara Ann Sweetin, who ordained them to the session of Forfar East, Old and Inverarity.


Seven elders in Ochiltree Parish Church recently received long service certificates from Interim Moderator the Rev George Fiddes. 50 years - George Harvey; 40 years - Isabell Montgomerie; 30 years - Nancy Brown, Catherine Gemmell, Janette Harvey, Mungo Hunter and Robert Montgomerie.


Three elders at Border Kirk Carlisle were recognised for 30 years’ service on Sunday December 3. Ian Gopsill, Sheena Metcalfe and Janice Moore (pictured l-r) were thanked for their dedication and contributions to the church.


Beryl Luke was recently presented with a long service certificate celebrating 40 years as an Elder in St. Bryce Kirk , Kirkcaldy. She is pictured with Session Clerk Anne Hunter.


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