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Running into change

by Community

Who is the most famous refugee there has ever been (This would be a great category on Pointless, if you’re reading this Alexander and Richard)?  Whose story starts with ‘they ran for their lives’ and ends with their name in lights? All year, we’ve watched, listened and read about hundreds of thousands of people dropping […]

Sabbatical Week

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This week is Sabbatical Week.  In our Church calendar we tend to follow a monthly rhythm alternating our Lifegroup meetings with prayer groups and community week.  When there’s a fifth Sunday in the month, it becomes an extra week in the church calendar and at St. Columba we’ve chosen to set it aside as a […]

Community Week Ideas!

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After the fourth Sunday of each month it is community week at St. Columba!  That doesn’t mean that we don’t look out for our community at any other time in the month, but does mean that we can mark out this time as a point in our calendars when we are intentional about sharing life […]

Why I’m taking the plunge!

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Over the next few weeks a number of people are being baptised and/or becoming members of the church.  In this interview we catch up with Tracy Mackintosh to find out why she’s decided to take the plunge and be baptised! Tracy, you’ve recently decided to be baptised, what’s brought about that decision?  I’ve been thinking […]

Got Questions?

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In our last community newsletter we invited you to submit any questions that you might have about faith, life or God. Below you can read the question and answer from our Spring/Summer edition submitted by local resident Elanne Christie and with an answer offered by the St. Columba Minister Scott McRoberts.  If you have a […]

Resource Bank

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This weekend we launched our Resource Bank.   This is a bank with a difference, a bank where the currency is time, skills and availability. Using the noticeboard available at our Sunday gatherings, you make “deposits” of the skills or time you can offer and make “withdrawals” by taking up other people’s offers and/or making […]

Love thy neighbour….

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According to Jesus, to love your neighbour is second most important we can do after loving God with all our heart, soul and mind – and it’s a commandment, not a suggestion!  Yet according to an article in the Daily Mail this week, the current trend seems to be “hate thy neighbour” with 60% of […]

Life Groups

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How do we grow up as followers of Jesus Christ?  It’s all about the relationships that we grow.  A church is a community of people who are growing in their relationships with God, with one another, and with the world around them; all through faith in Jesus Christ.  So what is the food and water […]

Here for Life

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Yesterday was another wonderful family service.  It is such a privilege to have so many amazing children and young folks amongst us at St. Columba and our family services really give them an opportunity to share the gifts that God has blessed each of them with – they put the adults to work too yesterday as […]

Rockness – Jesus Loves You!

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It’s that time of year again when tens of thousands of festival loving folks pass through our parish en route to Rockness.  Let’s be praying for them –  for safety, for protection from harm, for good times spent with family and friends and for a knowledge that Jesus does indeed love them! If you’re heading to […]