Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st July 2017

Date of publication

1st September 2017

CHURCH AND RELATED MATTERS

http://www.abernethydronarngaskchurch.org.uk

CIRCLE OF CHRISTIAN BLESSING (discontinued March 2012)

We are hoping to start a Circle of Christian Blessing in Abernethy.

It will involve time for prayer and reflection with an emphasis on healing --

Healing for relationships, situations, communities and people. Anyone is welcome to come along. The first meeting will be at Pitnacree Cottage (by the Crees Inn)  on Monday 7th September, at 7.30pm.

Janet Paton, Maureen Nisbet, Rev. Alec Wark, Rev.Edward Robertson.     

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FROM THE MODERATOR

There’s a story told about a wee boy who goes round one evening to have a chat with the minister. The Rev welcomes him to the manse and asks the boy why he was desperate to chat. The lad replies, “ Well, I just wanted to say, when I grow up, get a job and make lots of money I’m going to give you some .” This puzzled the cleric who asked, “Why?” “The wee boy replied, “well I heard my dad tell my mum that you were the poorest minister they had ever had, so I would like to help you out.”

Let me introduce myself, my name is Marc Bircham, I am the minister of St Madoes and Kinfauns Parish Church, and I have been appointed by Perth Presbytery, following the transfer of the Rev Alec Wark to Deeside, to serve as the Interim Moderator of Abernethy, Dron and Arngask, and to help you find not the poorest but the best minister for this parish. Most of my role will be carried out behind the scenes: chairing meetings, helping the nomination committee as it seeks to find a new minster, dealing with the paperwork etc. However, I also see my task as being one, not only of ‘moderating’ but also one of ’motivating.’ It is my intention to assist the Kirk session and the Nomination Committee, when it is formed, in their task to serve the community and to find a minister. I see this time of vacancy as a positive time – in my mind it’s a time of opportunity, a time to reflect on all the good things of the past but also to look forward to the exciting things that God has for us in the coming years. For this is a time of new beginnings, a time to look at the possibilities as we seek to call the ‘right’ individual to lead the congregation forward – an individual who will bring the love of God to all the folk of the Parish. I am delighted to say that the Kirk Session have appointed Rev Duncan Stenhouse as locum. In Duncan you have a minister who will not only inspire you in your walk with God as he leads worship each Sunday but will also give wonderful pastoral care and support.

I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve and I pray that God continue to bless you all. If you have any questions about the vacancy process please feel free to contact me at mark.bircham@btinternet.com

Marc F Bircham Interim Moderator


From the Locum Minister

January 2014

Reverend Moira Herkes inducted in to the charge. Messagefrom Rev. Moira Herkes