Presbytery Mailing 03/05/2024

Contents of Mailing:
Crossreach Balmoral Run
BRF Ministries Messy Church Events
Living Generously Book
God Welcomes All Hymnary Supplement
Partner Plan Fiona Kendall
Presbytery Prayer Points

Please find below a number of relevant pieces of information for distribution and consideration by Presbyters.

What a wonderful day at Balmoral and great to have raised (so far) over £3300 for CrossReach on behalf of The Presbytery of Northeast and Northern Isles.

Pictured are Keith and Aaron Blackwood (Mannofield) Amy Bender, Krista and Ken Brown (Keith North Churches), and Sean Swindells (Cruden Bay)

All were happy with their Runs and moreover delighted to be backed by so much generosity for this worthy cause.

Join the BRF Ministries Messy Church team for a day of encouragement and inspiration! This event is intended for both those interested in finding out more about Messy Church as well as established Messy Church teams and leaders. In the morning there are two workshops to choose from depending on your experience. We’ll then be joined for some musical worship with our friends and special guests from Fischy Music. After lunch, we’ll get hands on outdoors with Messy Church Goes Wild and we’ll finish with a time of celebration together.

They are running two events in Scotland:

Dundee- Friday 7th June- 10am-4pm at Lochee Church

Glasgow- Saturday 8th June- 10am-4pm at Croftfoot Church

Each days costs £20, including lunch. See the Messy Church website to book.

The congregation of Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman is featured in a new book from the Church of Scotland Stewardship team! The book, Living Generously: a whole-life response to God’s love, is a new resource which explores how we recognise and steward God’s gifts in different areas of our life. Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman features in the chapter on Earth, where they talk about their Eco Action Plan which encourages everyone to play their part in valuing and caring for God’s creation. If you would like more information or to purchase the book, please visit

Sunday 19 May, 7-9pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh

You are invited to join us at the launch of God Welcomes All, the Church of Scotland’s new hymnary supplement.

This new collection features over 200 hymns and songs in a wide range of styles by writers from Scotland and around the world. The majority have been written in the last 20 years and with a focus on hospitality and welcome, the book features contemporary themes such as creation and the climate crisis, lament, healing, pilgrimage, ageing and dementia, migration, and reconciliation.

The launch event will feature special guests who have songs included in the collection, and we are forming a choir to help lead singing on the night.

Tickets are free but expected to go quickly, so sign up now to be part of the choir, to join the singing from your seat, or simply to enjoy the music.

Click here to read the Partner Plan from Fiona Kendall.

The latest edition of Presbytery Prayer Points can be found here.