Long Service Certificate Presented to John Burnett
It isn't often that someone can claim to have served the church as an elder for over 50 years. This year John Burnett completed his 50th year as an elder in the Parishes of Upper Tweeddale and his 57th year as an elder within the Church of Scotland as a whole. In honour of that, and with thanks for his tireless contribution to the life of the church in Upper Tweeddale Rev John Smith, current locum minister for the parishes, presented a long service certificate to John at today's joint service in Tweedsmuir.
On 16th June we held our second Sundae Sunday service in Tweedsmuir Village Hall. This joint service brought all four churches together in worship lead by Rev John Smith followed by ice cream and a myriad of toppings. The Sundae Service also provides an opportunity to add to the funds collected for Christian Aid this year.
A lot of work went into the provision and serving of the ice cream and the preparation of the hall, so a big thank you goes to Christine and Gavin, Isobel and Fiona, and indeed all others who helped out.
On Tuesday 25th June at Trinity Church in Galashiels, Fiona Burnett, an elder at Broughton Kirk, was installed as the new moderator of Melrose and Peebles Presbytery. She replaces Rev. Julie Rennick, minister of Earlston Kirk.
In her introduction Julie reflected on the joy of their time spent working together during the last year both during the visit of the young people from Lebanon and Malawi last August and during the trip to Lebanon two months ago. Fiona thanked Julie for all of her hard work during the year and pointed out that Julie's ability to chair meetings effortlessly and to say the right things at the right times made her a very hard act to follow.
Church notices for Sunday 4th August 2019
You are invited to the Community Coffee morning at Stobo Village Hall on Saturday 10th August from 10.30 to 12.00. All proceeds will go to the Peeblesshire Foodbank.
Talks are ongoing about the possible future relationships between Upper Tweeddale and its neighbouring congregations. As a result all elders in Upper Tweeddale are invited to a pot luck lunch in the MacFarlane Hall (behind Peebles Old Parish Church) at 1.30 PM on Sunday 25th August. This will be followed by a presentation and discussion about linking with the Old Parish Church and Eddleston. For further details and instructions about what to bring for the lunch please speak to your session clerk.
Fiona Burnett says thank you very much for all your kind messages and prayers. She's now back at home and trying to behave.
All the money is now counted and between the car boot sale, teas, envelopes and Sundae Sunday we have sent £1,185.71 to Christian Aid. A big thank you to all who helped or contributed to this total. It will go to life changing use.
Guild Outing to the Kelpies of Falkirk
Inside one of the Kelpies
On 8th May a small group from Upper Tweeddale Guild braved the inclement weather and set off in three cars to visit the Kelpies in Falkirk. Despite the wet weather everyone enjoyed a fascinating talk about the Kelpies and how they came to be designed and constructed under the guidance of Scottish sculptor Andy Scott. On the way home they stopped off for a fine supper at the Craigie Hotel in Penicuik. More
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Rev. John Smith
We are delighted to announce that Rev John Smith has agreed to be our new locum. John took up his duties as from Monday 8th April and can be contacted by phone at 07710 530 193 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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