New Date for March Pint of View – Tuesday 20th March 7.00 p.m. Debating the ‘Pay Gap’

February’s debate centred round‘Tribalism’producing a a well rounded discussion. Next month’s debate is on the the pay gap between those on the ‘shop floor’ and those at the top of their companies/organisations. We have a proposal that no one within public services (e.g. councils, NHS) is paid a salary greater than that received by the Prime Minister. As an
encouragement, to move towards reducing the pay gap, public funding from central government would be linked to its successful introduction.

Now Live ‘Listening and Discernment Prayer Group’ Page

The ‘Listening and Discernment Prayer Group’ page is now live. You will find this under Church groups and associated activities.

What is ‘Listening Prayer’?
Well, in a listening prayer meeting we have no agenda and no lists of what wewant to pray about. We come before God and ask Him to lead us in prayer.
In church, we frequently pray “Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven.”
That supposes God has plans for what His Kingdom looks like. And that He wants them to happen on earth. So … if we listen and ask the Holy Spirit to lead our prayers.

To find a fuller description of ‘Listening Prayer’ click on the ‘Listening and Discernment Prayer Group’ Page with notes on previous meeting (s).

Available from The Sign of the Fish, Dorothy Stewart’s latest novel ‘Necklace of Lies’

As war in Europe comes ever closer, the small Scottish town of Wick appears a safe haven for Hannah Cormack and her family. But the appearance in their midst of the charming Argentinian, Jorge St Clair, soon disturbs their peace as daughter Joyce falls headlong in love with him.

Then war is declared. With brother Bobby called up to serve in France, Jorge becomes an invaluable part of the family business, but is he all that he appears?

When a company of Canadian Foresters arrives in the area with Hugh Mackay as one of their number, the scene is set.

Book 2 in the Mizpah Ring Trilogy introduces the second generation of Cormacks, Mackays, and St Clairs as their lives entwine and play out against the backdrop of Wick in wartime.

Must they follow in the footsteps of their parents, or can they strike out afresh and make new lives, new futures for themselves?

A Christmas Message from Bella

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
By Izabella Simpson (Aged 5)

I would like to share a few words about Christmas.

What is Christmas?

Christmas is the birthday of Jesus Christ. The Bible says in John 3:16 “For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believe in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

So Christmas is not all about food, drinks, presents and decorations. Its about the birth of Jesus Christ.

God love us so much that He has given us His only son to save us from our sin. So we have to open our heart for Jesus to be born-in.

If we have no presents on Christmas day, we shouldn’t be upset because God has already given us A big present, that is His only son.

We should also be grateful. Some people are very poor. They don’t have house to live, warm clothes to wear and food to eat. They have nothing like us but live on the street. That is why we have to be grateful for what we have and help those who are in need.

If we are the Children of God, lets obey what He says in the Bible. Let us make peace and love one another. We must tell about Jesus to the people who don’t know Him.

I wish everyone to have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Bella