In this edition,  churches in Aberdeen and the Islands have formed a new Presbytery - Aberdeen and Shetland They have celebrated by a joint streamed service which was viewed by over 300 people. The service was broadcast from Ferryhill Parish Church on Facebook and Ferryhill Parish Church YouTube channel. The response to the service has been very positive.

Calum Lawrie, a city piper has been bringing cheer to people stuck in their homes through video performances. Calum and his team have been offering a chat and a tune as a home delivery service to those in isolation and struggling. Calls are made through Skype, WhatsApp and FaceTime. No charge is made but people can and have been donating to local charities or the NHS. To find out more visit CalumLawriePipingPromotions on Facebook.

Tributes have been paid to a much loved grandfather, a true gentleman throughout a battle with dementia. John Maitland was described as a very good god fearing man.   John was heavily involved with the Boys Brigade and the churches of Bon Accord and Denburn. He had a keen sense of humour. John’s wife Mary paid tribute to the staff at Hamewith Lodge Care Home in Northfield  where John had been resident. “They were so, so good. I couldn’t thank them enough.

An Aberdeen mum and her partner have been putting a smile on youngsters faces. Clare Harris and partner Ryan Cotts have been making videos of fictional super hero’s and cartoon characters to wish happy birthday or just say “hello”. So far,  over 60 youngsters have had their days brightened in this way.  There are still 80 more to do.  For more information visit 

The scripture Brian shared this week is Matthew 15: 15-16

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.


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