MINISTER'S MESSAGE

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And another year arrives! I can't help noticing how much lighter it's getting in the evenings and there is a genuine sense that nature is just wating for spring. It is wonderful, even if the prospect of cutting the grass weekly isn't too appealing.  This year, the Church will be moving into some serious planning about the future and we will have to address the question of where we, the town, the Presbytery and the national Church will be in a few years' time.

I will be attending the General Assembly this year (in person or electronically we have yet to establish) and I expect a lot of difficult debate. But the future is important and I hope we can all approach this process in a spirit of optimism, realism and hope. The Church will always endure, of that there is no doubt, but it is our duty and our privilege to have a say in how it is best structured in any particular generation.

And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! ..... and I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.                                                                    Matthew 16: 17-18

Happy New Year and God bless you all.

 

Rev Bob