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Ian Murray’s sermon on Sunday 19th March was both thought provoking and challenging; what do we want for our Church and ourselves both today and in the future, and what actions should we be at least thinking about taking?

Whether you were there and would just like reminding of what Ian said, or weren’t there and would like to know what Ian’s sermon was all about, click on the link here Samaritan Woman 19th march 17

The latest edition of the Canonbie Chronicles is now available to view by clicking on the link –  32 Spring 2017

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A Morning Gathering on 18th March 2017
10.00 a.m. at Canonbie Church
A Friend at Midnight

Jesus’ promise to all who follow him is the joyful surprise of discovering spiritual treasures that can never be taken from us.Our gathering is a time for those who seek to be 
Followers of the Way of the Lord Jesus 
to meet, share and listen with one another.

10.00            coffee and welcome
10.20            The Midnight Friend – Luke 11 : 5 – 8
10.30            small group sharing
12.00            plenary session
12.30            Light lunch in the Church
More details about this conference will be posted soon.
Please ask James Gatherer is you wish to know more.

 

Please click on the following link to know more about this gathering – http://www.colvendchurch.com/a-friend-at-midnight.html

Sunday Sermon

In case anyone would like to read yesterday’s sermon, here it it! sunday-19th-feb-2017

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In this series of three lectures, Glasgow-based Practical Theologian and Kirk Minister, Dr Doug Gay will offer a candid, forthright and bold analysis of the state of the Church of Scotland and the choices facing it.

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Rev Dr Doug Gay

First lecture: St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, 1st February 2017 at 6.30pm. Entry is free, and all are welcome. It will also be webcast live.

He will explore what it means to be ‘presbyterian’ in today’s Scotland, in which even kirk members are ambivalent about their identity. Recognising the significant challenges facing the church in the coming decade, he will offer a manifesto for enacting structural reform, including key economic reforms, within the Kirk and will argue that change is essential to address deep seated problems of decline and dysfunction.

Watch Live

All lectures will be broadcast live from St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh from 6.30pm on each occasion.

To view please click on the link Doug Gay lecture

Schedule

Lecture 1 — “Walls Without Church?”

The first lecture (1st February) explores ‘what just happened?’ tracing the decline of the Kirk as a national institution since the 1960s.

Lecture 2 — “Call and Response”

The second lecture (8th February) explores the relationship between the church’s understanding of its own calling and its response.

Lecture 3 — “Grand Designs”

The final lecture (15th February) makes the case for radical structural reform of the Church of Scotland over the next decade.

 

Film Night!

Don’t forget, folks, it’s that time again when there is a rip-roaring film showing in Canonbie Church. Come along armed with your drink of choice and some snacks to share, for an evening of laughter and entertainment!

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Happy New Year

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The first service of this new year was a held in Canonbie and included the congregation of Liddesdale Church. If you would like to read Ian’s sermon it is available here – sunday-1st-of-january-2017-united-service-at-canonbie-with-liddesdale