WORSHIP THIS WEEK
15 September 2019: Proper 19
am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s
Morning Worship at the Old High
NEWS FROM OUR CONGREGATION – contact details from Church
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL JOINING US FOR THE KIRKING
OF THE COUNCIL THIS MORNING. At the end of the service, please allow
those who are taking part in the parade to leave first.
HIGH CHURCH REDEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION PROJECT We hope to
have an exhibition on this ready for display at the Old High in the next week
or two- watch this space!
DEVELOPMENT WORKER At our congregational meetings to discuss the proposals
of the Going Forward report of 2017, the top choice of those who took part was
for to appoint someone to a full-time post to help us engage with the needs of
the local community. The Kirk Session has now approved a Job Description for
the post, and we began to advertise this week. This is a two-year post in the
first instance, funded initially from the generous legacy of the late Nina
Wallace. The advert is included in today’s Bulletin- please share it widely: if
you or anyone you know would be interested in applying for this, please let
Peter know. Full details, including the Job Description, are on the website;
contact Pat MacLeod, our Church Administrator, if you are unable to access
CRAFT EVENING St
Stephen’s Hall 7.30–9pm, Wednesday 11 September. Crafters and non-crafters
welcome (you may wish to learn a craft). Friendly atmosphere and refreshments
provided. Susan MacLeod.
OLD HIGH CHURCH OPENING PROGRAMME is once again proving popular with both tourists and local people. We
are open from 10.00-12.00 and 2-4pm on Tuesday-Friday each week. New Volunteers
are, however, now urgently required. You are welcome on a regular or occasional
basis. For more information contact Sheila MacLeod.
OHSS Magazine editor
Willie Morrison urgently requires articles and photos for the September issue.
Please submit whatever you can, as early as possible. Deadline is Friday 13
Old High Music Saturday 21 Sept at 12 noon: Ness Brass Trio, comprising accomplished
Inverness-based musicians, Rob Farmer (horn), Ian Shires (trumpet) and Mark
Bell (trombone) will perform solo and ensemble pieces, with piano
accompaniments by Robin Versteeg. From Mozart to Poulenc, this is an
opportunity to enjoy the rich sound of these instruments in the acoustic of the
Old High. More details from our website or Andrew Stevenson. Join our music
mailing list: ohssmusic<at>gmail.com.
OHSS Autumn Walk and Cuppa on 29 September at Reelig Glen, Moniack. Meet 1.30 pm in St Stephen’s Car Park, or 2pm Reelig Forest Walks car park. Approximately 1 hour walk with slight climb and some uneven ground, through a picturesque glen. Then refreshments at Ruth and Stuart Mackenzie’s, at 3.30pm with stroll around the garden if desired. Please contact Deborah Macrae if you need a lift or more information.
HARVEST FUN WEEKEND Saturday 5 October at St
Stephen’s from 2-4pm. There will be entertainment and stalls. We will be
looking for donations of baking, jam, chutneys etc. There will also be a plant
stall, so if you are tidying your garden please keep any plants or cuttings for
the stall. All proceeds from this free event are to go to the Highland
Foodbank. We will be inviting participants to join us for our Harvest services
the following day. Contact Joan Darcy or Val Cantlay if you can lend a hand.
CAMERON HOUSE ANNUAL AFTERNOON TEA Saturday 21 September 2019, 2-4pm, Scout
Hall, Green Drive. The Friends support the residential home run by the Church
of Scotland for people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Come along and
enjoy a cup of tea and home baking. Various stalls and all donations gratefully
received. Tickets £3 (children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult) from
Jaye Rankine, Rae Swan and Val Cantlay.
GOODBYE SERVICE 25 September at 7pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness. Anyone
who has either personally lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in
early years, or who has been affected by loss, whether recently or 80 years
ago, or anyone who is grieving the fact that they haven’t had children: all are
welcome. Babies and children also, as the Saying Goodbye service is truly a
family event for all. Emilie de Bruijn, The Mariposa Trust.
ANNUAL YOUTH ATTITUDES SURVEY A survey to
try to understand better the needs and views of young people in the Church of
Scotland. We want to see the big picture to enable local congregations,
presbyteries and the national church to help them shape how we nurture and care
for the young people in our church over the next few years. Survey will be open
to all 11-30 years olds in August and September. Please encourage 11-30 year
olds connected to your congregation to complete the survey before 30 September
at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/YouthAttitude The first 250 people to complete the survey who request one will
receive a complimentary copy of the Church of Scotland Youth Guide to Ethical
Living. Suzi Farrant.
Mission Development Worker
Old High St Stephen’s Church of
Salary £25,122 – £28,400 (in keeping with the Ministries Development
Staff salary scale)
Old High St Stephen’s Church (www.oldhighststephens.com) is
seeking to consolidate and expand its work in a parish which covers both the
city centre and part of the suburbs of the Highland Capital.
We are now seeking an enthusiastic person to work with the congregation
to help us develop our understanding, vision and practice of mission in our
Duties we envisage would include:
- Identifying and attempting to meet needs
within our community which can be met by the Church.
- Work in partnership with other churches, faith
communities, statutory support services and voluntary sector providers
towards meeting the needs of the local community.
- Work closely with the existing membership of
the Church, its volunteers and service users to deliver Christian witness
- Work in local schools as appropriate
- Support for the volunteers to develop the
opening of the Old High Church for visitors
- Identifying imaginative ways to bring an
inclusive and welcoming Christian message to the community.
If you would relish the challenge, we would love to talk to you to
discuss your ideas and learn more about us. For an informal visit / discussion
with us, please contact our Minister, the Rev Peter W Nimmo.
Applications should be made via CV, two references and a statement
stating how your skills, gifts and experiences are suitable for this role.
Closing date for applications is 16 September 2019.
(Please note it is necessary that all applicants will be subject to a
Disclosure Check and should have a living Christian faith that is a Genuine
Occupational Requirement in terms of the Employment Equality Act 2010)
For the job description, visit https://www.oldhighststephens.com/2019/08/21/mission-development-worker-post/