EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY GC MEMBER

Wildlife Photography
Benedict Stewart has an exhibition of his photographs in the Roastery Café of Garmouth Hotel until mid May. The café is worth visiting for coffee, tea, cakes or light lunches. It is open Tuesday to Sunday 11a.m.-4p.m.

GORDON CHAPEL – THE CROSS

Here is a photo of the Cross that I made for Gordon Chapel.  Ruth decorated it beautifully and placed it at the top of the stairs for Easter Day.

I hope it will bring pleasure over many years and occasions (Remembrance, Christmas, anniverseries etc).

Jeff

WORSHIP FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

Worship for Holy Week and Easter 
Monday to Friday 8a.m. Meditation in Bellie Church, Fochabers
Monday to Wednesday 7p.m. Ecumenical service in Holy Trinity, Keith
Maundy Thursday 7p.m. Holy Communion Holy Trinity Keith
Good Friday 2p.m. Good Friday Service Gordon Chapel
Holy Saturday 7.30p.m. Easter Vigil and Holy Communion Gordon Chapel
Easter Sunday 10a.m. Holy Communion from the Res Sac Gordon Chapel
Easter Sunday 7am Sunrise Service at Speymouth Church (Red Kirk)

AWAY DAY FOR GORDON CHAPEL AND IDG

AWAY DAY – save the date. On 1st September the congregations of Gordon Chapel and the Isla Deveron Group will have the opportunity to get away from it all at Arpafeelie on the Black Isle. The day will start at 11a.m. with a reflective session then after lunch there will be discussions. It will finish with the Saturday Eucharist in Inverness Cathedral at 5p.m. It is hoped people can share cars and there may be a minibus. More details to follow.

LIFT OFF – THE BIG CONCERT

The ‘Lift Off’ Concert on Friday evening was a great success.   Held in Bellie Church which was full.   Michael welcomed everyone and got the entertainment off to rousing start.
The  wonderful children’ group ‘Take Note’ started off – they really enjoyed themselves and got us all into the spirit of things!  Rev Seoras joined in with his guitar, and Denise had us all trying to do the actions for one of them, it was hilarious!
Next was the Milne’s High School Fiddle Group, led by Alexander Davidson, getting our feet tapping with the jigs, and bringing tears to our eyes with the quieter, more reflective tunes, then waking us up again with cracking reels.
A great bun fight then ensued, with mountains of food being demolished in seconds by hoards of small ( and larger) folk!
The second half started with Rockset choir belting out some Abba, and after a selection of older and more modern tunes, we managed to get folk to join in with Under the Boardwalk at the end.
And then WOW! The Milne’s Hight School Jazz Band were awesome!  There were some really breathtaking solos at various points in each number, on French horn, saxophone, trumpet and euphonium. The band played amongst other things Green Onions, Sway, the Bond tune Skyfall ( complete with fabulous soloist vocals) and ending on a high with Stevie Wonder’s Superstition.
It was a really fun night, and everyone seemed to love it.
I must say how terrific the support was from everyone in the three churches in providing baking, giving encouragement and in bringing friends and family to join in the fun. It was a real community event, and I hope there will be many more.
Our thanks are due to Amy and all those who rallied to her support.
So far I understand that about £1000 was raised so well done everyone.