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April 2018

May 2018 Letter

  • 30 April 2018
  • nanda.groenewald

Dear Congregations

During April I got the opportunity to look at Scotland through fresh eyes again… We had South African guests over, and I was so proud to show them this beautiful country we live in. All of us might have complained about the late snow we had, but they were delighted to pelt each other with snowballs for the first time in their lives. And then… The daffodils started blooming in all their glory! And the sun actually made an appearance too!!

 

Driving around in the car, we spoke about Scotland a lot. About the Loch Ness Monster, Haggis running around in the hills, Unicorns and Kelpies. But the creature that fascinated them most, was the Hairy Coo!! We had to stop and take photo upon photo of these cows with their fringes hanging over their eyes…

 

We climbed millions of steps in old castles, and we learned more about the people who walked in this land many many years ago. And that just made me aware again of how amazing God is. God was with everybody who lived here before us, and he is with our friends and families all over the world now. He is BIGGER than all these breath-taking things he made, and still he cares about each one of us. About you and about me.

 

So wherever you are on your journey through Scotland and through live – just look around you, and be reminded that God is with you. Seasons might change, times might change, but God’s love for us will never change…

 

Blessings,

Nanda

 

April 2018 Letter

  • 9 April 2018
  • nanda.groenewald

This month our letter is written by our Ordained Local Minister, Alison Quilter

 

It is said that inspiration comes from the strangest of events and is to be found in the most unusual of places. How true these words are! 

Whilst standing outside the George Hotel recently, my friend and I found ourselves rooted to the spot as our eyes caught sight of the signage on the outside of the “Hard Rock Café”. 

Like the first Easter disciples who appeared at the empty tomb, we were dumbfounded at the sight. The words emblazoned on the front of the café were what we refer to as our call to discipleship – “love all, serve all”. Through those words we were reminded once again that God meets us in the unlikeliest of places. 

Yet why should we be surprised, it happened to the group of women who arrived at the tomb; it happened to the disciples on the Road to Emmaus; it happened to Saul and Thomas and countless others throughout the ages. 

All whom God has revealed himself to were charged to take forward the message of discipleship and to transform the world through the power of the Risen Christ. It is a call to “love all, serve all”.

As we reflect upon the story of the resurrection, and the disciples whose ‘eyes were opened’ to the reality of God’s presence among them, may we be transformed by the message of Easter and respond to God’s call to “love and serve all”.  May you know the resurrection gifts of hope, peace and love and I pray that the gift of hope is never extinguished in your heart.

I finish with ‘Thank You’! Thank you for making me feel so welcome.

Shalom.

Alison

 

 

YOYP April Children's Craft Event

  • 5 April 2018
  • lorna.graham

Polbeth Harwood & The West Kirk have some special craft events planned for primary school age children in support of "The Year of Young People 2018"

You can now download the registration and booking form to be completed and returned in advance of these events. 

Completed forms can be handed into Polbeth Harwood Church or the West Kirk  or emailed to : clovenford@gmail.com

Further dates also available in May 11th & 18th and June 8th & 15th