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  • Street pastors commissioned June 11, 2016admin

    street_pastorsA special service was held this evening (Sat 11th June) in Galashiels Trinity Church, to commission the new team of street pastors for the Borders – including our very own Fiona!

     

     


     

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  • First Eco-award June 10, 2016admin

    Eco Congregation Scotland small logoPresentation of first Eco-award, Sunday 3rd July, 10.15am

    On Sunday, 3rd July, we will be presented with our first Eco-award. Come and celebrate with us.

    Trevor Jamison of Eco-congregation Scotland will be our special guest, and the congregation of Selkirk United Reformed Church will also join us for the service.
    Stay for coffee, chat and a piece of celebration cake.

     

     

     

     


     

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  • Taste and See picnic May 8, 2016admin

    Taste and See picnic – May 8th 2016
    taste and See PicnicA lovely sunny afternoon for the Taste and See picnic. About 30 of us walked from the Argus Centre, singing “We will walk with God, my brother/sister” to the picnic place on Selkirk Hill. We thought about Jesus feeding 5000 in a place like that, and how he taught with parables based on the natural world around him. In small groups, we made up our own minio-parables based on what we could find: a nice round stone that reminded us of the one that was rolled away from Jesus’ tomb; a thron that reminded us that he died for us; a rough stone reminded us of the story of the wise man who built his house upon a rock; the well was dry, but Jesus is the living water; the stream was like Jesus’ love flowing through our lives; a wee yellow flower reflected the sun, reminding us that Jesus is the light of the world; and much more ….

    Tracy led us in a prayer of thanks.  Then we searched for hidden treasure – another of Jesus’ stories about the Kingdom of God.

    Finally, we ate our picnic and the children played in the burn and the woods, while the adults lay in the sun and chatted.

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  • ReachOut at Minsteracres 2016 May 4, 2016admin

    reachout at Minsteracres, April 2016
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    I was one of sixteen lovely ladies from Selkirk who were privileged to spend a weekend away together at Ministeracres Retreat Centre in Consett. With the weather throwing snow, hail and rain on us as we drove down, we were not sure of what we were letting ourselves in for. Our excitement soon built when we arrived at the most beautiful setting, a grand old house built in 1750 surrounded by a 110 acre estate filled with fields of dancing lambs, lovely gardens and many different paths to explore.

    Minsteracres House and grounds
    Minsteracres House and grounds
    Minsteracres House
    Minsteracres House

    What an amazing setting to just draw aside and spend time with God and each other. Through the weekend we attended some sessions led by Elizabeth and Sister Therese and all found ourselves challenged and humbled as we personally wrestled with God’s immeasurable mercy for each one of us.

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    in the parlour
    enjoying the grounds
    enjoying the grounds

    The most amazing thing about this weekend away was that all the ladies represented four different churches in and around Selkirk. From the moment we arrived the corridors and rooms were filled with laughter even to the point that the staff were saying to each other: “We are going to have fun with this group”. There was such a sense of unity and we were able to get to know each other as we joined together in the most amazing meals lovingly prepared by the volunteer staff, joining in walks around the premises, in times of quiet or being creative and spending time worshipping in song.

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    worship focus

    Little gifts of love appeared all around us on our journey reminding us of God’s love which often catches us unaware.

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    love gifts

    I am so grateful to God for this time away to focus on Him and to experience His mercy on us. I am grateful for all the friendships made and to return home with the deep knowledge that we are all daughters of a King, the very treasure of His heart.

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  • ReachOut at the Woll March 18, 2016admin

    ReachOut at the Woll 17th March 2016

    Great food and great company – a good evening out.

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