Final day today before leaving at 1am tomorrow. A poignant visit to Caesarea Philippi. Very beautiful there and we saw the remains of the magnificent temple to the pagan God Pan. Jesus took his disciples there and asked them- ‘Who do you say that I am?’. Joan reminded us in her reflection that it [...]
Yesterday we visited Cana, Nazareth, and finally Mount Tabor. We were all very tired yesterday- the early rises and full days are starting to take their toll. But that’s part of the cost of pilgrimage- it’s not meant to be easy. The beautiful thing is that our group supports and strengthens one another during [...]
Some pics from yesterday. we visited Capernaum and then celebrated in Communion- A beautiful and reverent Communion at Tabgtha led by Joan. We are all sensing deeply the beauty and transcendence of this place. Another highlight yesterday was singing ‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’ on our Sea of Galilee boat trip. The kind [...]
Yesterday attended the service at St Andrews in the morning, then packed and headed to Caesarea. Arrived at Tiberius at 5:45pm just in time for evening communion at CofS church led by Rev Kate McDonald. No posts last night because couldn’t get WiFi in our room so here they are now. [...]
Very moving and emotional day today. We started where Jesus faced the trial before Caiphas and then walked on the steps he trod from Gethsemane. Then we went to the pool of Bethesda, Communion in Ecce Homo Convent in the Via Dolorosa. We then walked through the Suq on the Via Dolorosa to [...]
Today we visited Bethany and Lazarus’ tomb, Jeel al Amal boys school, then Yad Vashem Memorial to the Holocaust and then Abu Ghosh- Emmaus and finished at Western wall for start of Jewish Sabbath. Evening bus tour of city.
If anyone is interested in exploring becoming a member of our church then please let the minister know. It is hoped that a small group can meet together informally over the winter for conversation with the view of being admitted as members next year.
he Hunt family have enjoyed a relaxing holiday in Thailand and are now starting their second year in Cambodia. Thankfully the election passed with no incidents with the ruling party winning 125 out of 125 seats. Cathy has been in contact with the government regarding the home for the elderly but has not [...]
Alzheimer Scotland carried out an audit of our Church premises to recommend changes that would be required to make our Church a Dementia Friendly Church. Following this audit the undernoted changes have been completed to our Church premises: New signage which has blue lettering on a white background has been installed to identify [...]
FASHION SHOW The Events and Fundraising Committee are trying something for the first time and hope we get lots of support. On Friday 14th September we are holding a Fashion Show in M & Co, Kirkintilloch from 7pm till 9.30pm - tickets for this event are £5 and include refreshments. Tickets can be [...]