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  • Sunday Worship, 9 May 2021
    Welcome and let us worship God. Our service draws on material produced by Christian Aid on the theme of Climate Justice, linking in with this year’s Cop26 conference in Glasgow ‘I shall run the course made known in your commandments, for you set free my heart.’ Psalm 119: 32 Sunday Worship, 9 May 2021
  • Thought for the day 8 May
    8 Maternal mental health awareness week (3-9 May) Over the past year we have become more used to people talking about mental health – although that is still a long way from addressing the issue, and from eradicating completely the stigma that tends to go with it. Many of the …

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  • Thought for the day 7 May
    7 Usually at this stage after an election there has been a flurry of overnight activity as results have been announced and commentators have dissected them in fine detail. But this year the count has only just begun. We will get some results today, and others over the weekend. It …

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  • Thought for the day 6 May
    6 Election Day. We’ve been bombarded with stories about it for weeks (or is it months?), and now all is calm and quiet on the television and radio because broadcasters are restricted in what they can say on polling day. After 10pm tonight it will be back to bombardment about …

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  • Thought for the day 5 May
    5 Sun awareness week (3-9) Amongst other things this is Sun awareness week. On Monday, with heavy rain and wind, we might flippantly have asked if we were supposed to be aware that somewhere in the far blue yonder beyond the cloud there is supposed to be a sun. It’s …

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  • Thought for the day 4 May
    4 Deaf awareness week (3-9 May) During the last year, with mask wearing and keeping a 2m distance from people, a number of folk have realised that they actually have hearing issues – up till then they weren’t aware how much they relied on being close to someone, and to …

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  • Thought for the day 3 May
    3 There are various commemorations taking place today to mark the creation of two separate jurisdictions on the island of Ireland one hundred years ago today – effectively creating ‘Northern Ireland’ as a political entity separate from what became the Irish Free State, now the Republic of Ireland. Differences in …

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  • Sunday Worship 2 May 2021
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  • Thought for the day 1 May
    1 May Today sees the start of ‘National, local and community history month’ – no I hadn’t heard of it either! So after you washed your face in the dew, skipped round the maypole, marched for workers’ rights or whatever, you might like to reflect on how you could learn …

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  • Thought for the day 30 April
    30 As we have been enjoying a major easing of restrictions in Scotland this week, following the success of the vaccine programme and weeks of tough restrictions, we see terrible scenes of the virus surging almost-out of control in India, Brazil struggling, and Turkey entering a new lockdown. We feel …

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  • Thought for the day 29 April
    29 What is going on in the world of politics and political parties? At Westminster we have a slew of allegations concerning the Prime Minister and some of his colleagues. It isn’t that long since we had a very public split between the current First Minister of Scotland and her …

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  • Thought for the day 28 April
    28 World Immunisation Week Many people who were around in the first half of the Twentieth Century could tell of friends or relatives who caught infectious diseases such as diphtheria, polio and tuberculosis, of long spells in hospital (often in isolation), and for some life-changing or even fatal consequences. Nowadays …

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