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Ding Dong Merrily Old High- family carol service for the Inverness Christmas Lights switch on

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Following the Inverness Christmas Lights Switch on on Sunday 17 November, Santa will be making his way to the Old High Church for “Ding Dong Merrily Old High” our much loved Christmas Carol service- everybody is invited.
Ding Dong Merrily Old High starts around 6.30pm. It’s a short service aimed at families, so children of all ages are very welcome! This year Out of the Box puppets will be telling the Christmas story in their own inimitable way!
There will be an offering in aid of music therapy at The Orchard, a residential respite care centre in Inverness, run by Highland Council, for children and young people affected by disabilities.
The 2013 Christmas Lights Show will be hosted by STV’s Nicola McAlly and Santa will join Provost Alex Graham to switch on the lights at 6pm on Sunday 17 November.
The wonderful illumination of Inverness Town House by Arts in Motion promises to be one best yet, so please make a note to wrap up warm and come and join us.

Imagining Scotland's Future

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Old High St Stephen’s congregation, the Presbytery of Inverness, and the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland invite you to a community meeting to ‘Imagine Scotland’s Future’.
Explore with your neighbours and friends the values you would like to see in Scotland in the years ahead.
The meeting will help you explore by focusing on 3 questions:
1. What values are most important to you for the Future of Scotland?
2. How can we make Scotland a better place to be?
3. How do we put our aspirations into action?
There will be structured discussion at the end of which we will have produced a values based statement about our vision for the future.
The outcomes of the discussions will be gathered from communities across Scotland in 2013 and published in 2014, in the run-up to the referendum on independence.
The Inverness event will be on Wednesday 23 October, 7.30pm at St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness IV2 4XA. Click here for map.
If you are on Facebook, let us know you are coming by signing up on the event page.
More details from the Church and Society Council or leave a comment to contact us.
We have posters for this event which we would like to put up across the city. Download them here, or pick them up from the Church doors or contact us if you need more.

Imagining Scotland's Future

Imaging Scotland Future logoOld High St Stephen’s congregation, the Presbytery of Inverness, and the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland invite you to a community meeting to ‘Imagine Scotland’s Future’.
Explore with your neighbours and friends the values you would like to see in Scotland in the years ahead.
The meeting will help you explore by focusing on 3 questions:
1. What values are most important to you for the Future of Scotland?
2. How can we make Scotland a better place to be?
3. How do we put our aspirations into action?
There will be structured discussion at the end of which we will have produced a values based statement about our vision for the future.
The outcomes of the discussions will be gathered from communities across Scotland in 2013 and published in 2014, in the run-up to the referendum on independence.
Date: Wednesday 23 October
Time: 7.30pm
Place: St Stephen’s Church, Southside Road, Inverness IV2 4XA
Read more from the Church and Society Council.
Contact: Rev Peter W Nimmo
peternimmo(a) minister.com (replace (a) with @)
Phone 01463 250 802

Kirking of the Council 8 September 2013

Read the sermon for the Kirking of the Council here.
Photographs now online here .

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Many representatives of the life of the city joined us on Sunday 8 September for the Kirking of the Council .
The Kirking is the annual service at which members of the Inverness City Committee of the Highland Council attend the Old High Church. The event is open to all, with a special invitation to those who work in public service.

Antonio Ciseri (1871) Ecce homo! (Behold the man!). (Depicting Pontius Pilate presenting a scourged Christ to the people) Wikipedia Commons: public domain


The preacher was the minister of Old High St Stephen’s, the Rev Peter W Nimmo. He preached on the trail of Christ before Pontius Pilate, with the sermon title ‘A Politician’s Dilemma‘, which is now available online.
Prayers were led by the Rev Colin Macleod of the Free North Church, and the Rev Alastair Murray, Moderator of Inverness Church of Scotland Presbytery. We also heard from Lorna Dempster, Co-ordinator of Highland Foodbank (Blythswood Care).
A special offering was taken for Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal.
A parade, including local schools, members of uniformed youth organisations, the University of the Highlands and Islands, and soldiers of 3 Scots from Fort George, left and returned from the Town House.
Read the Highland Council news release before the Kirking here.
If you’re wondering why we host the Kirking, read a sermon about the Kirking here.
For more information, contact the Peter W Nimmo (01463 250 802).

Prayers for the Dedication of the Old High Tower Cross

The new tower cross for the Old High Church is carefully fitted into position. Courtesy K2 Specialist Services

The new tower cross for the Old High Church is carefully fitted into position. Courtesy K2 Specialist Services

These words were used at the dedication for the Tower Cross at the Old High Church on Monday 3 February 2013.

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We proclaim Christ crucified…
Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom,
and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.

1 Corinthians 23a.24b.25

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Dedication of tower cross at the Old High Church

The new Celtic cross atop the Old High Church is gently placed in position. Image courtesy of K2 Specialist Services Ltd.


Open-air dedication service open to the press and public: Monday 4 February 2pm, Old High Churchyard, Church Street, Inverness
Click here to read the prayers used at the Service of Dedication of the Tower Cross.
A new cross has appeared above Inverness as repairs to the tower of the Old High Church nears completion.
The cross, given by an anonymous donor, will replace the weathervane which previously crowned the top of the tower of the oldest church in Inverness.

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