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Harvest

Nicki’s Harvest Sermon starts with: “What a strange year this has been. Sunday, we would normally be celebrating Harvest Festival with a congregational soup lunch. How we miss those times together, of caring and sharing. Finding out what’s going on in each other’s lives; good and bad. Enjoying wonderful soup, prepared by volunteers. Not forgetting the joy of giving thanks with songs of praise to our Creator God. Oh, such fond memories”…..and a little later:  “But because we are not together doesn’t mean that we stop caring and sharing”

Some of the collection for the Holy Trinity Foodbank
Harvest Flowers

St.Cuthbert’s has appointed a new Children, Families and Youth Worker

Nicki wrote in our church magazine: “it gives me great pleasure to welcome Caroline Daye as our new Children, Families and Youth Worker.  Caroline comes with vast experience within the Scottish Episcopal Church.”

Caroline wrote in our church magazine: ” Hi there! I’m Caroline and I’m so excited to be joining the St Cuthbert’s family as your Children, Youth and Families Worker. I can’t wait to get started working with you all in engaging children and young people, sharing our faith together as a community, to help engage those on the edges – those with questions and those who are searching for God.
A little about me. I grew up in the small town of Kelso, a childhood that consisted mainly of music, figure skating and Church. At the age of 12, I went to the Provincial cheap drugs Youth Network’s annual youth week held at the Strathallan boarding school in Perthshire. During the following 12 years I was actively involved within this structure, both as a delegate (young person) and subsequently as a leader. This community was very important to me – in fact it was where I met my husband, Andrew and all of the Godparents for our three rambunctious children. Andrew and I now live near Leith with Jessica (7), Ruaridh (4) and Innes who will be 1 in March.
As a family, we love food – especially sushi, pizza and pretty much anything with chips – nearly all our travels and stories will come with a food recommendation! Andrew and I are big fans of whisky and Formula 1. I also love baking and cooking food.”

 

Welcome to our new Student

Dr Lesley Penny is in 2nd year at SEI training for ordination. On 24th November she started her 50 hour placement here, with us, at St.Cuthbert’s.

Lesley is a vet and, in her day job, soma no prescription works at Edinburgh University. She is married to Colin, also a vet, and they have 2 teenage daughters.

Becoming a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends Scotland is an Alzheimer Scotland initiative to raise awareness of dementia and reduce the stigma about this condition.  Nicki arranged for a speaker to come from Alzheimer Scotland to come and talk at St.Cuthbert’s.  Anne McWhinnie told us about the things we could do to help people living ultram online purchase with dementia and how they could still be a valued part of their local community. It was an informative and fun session and many of us came away having increased our knowledge of dementia and a better insight about how we could help people living with this illness. https://www.alzscot.org/our-work/dementia-friendly-communities/dementia-friends-scotland