“We are God’s masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus to do the good things he has planned” (Ephesians 2:10)
Welcome to the home of Kirkhill and Kiltarlity Churches. We are two rural congregations in the Highlands who are committed to living in the love of Jesus and making that love known to all in our communities. We are a family who love having fun together and honouring God in the way we live.
Our Sunday morning services are at:
- 10am in Wardlaw Church in Kirkhill
- 11.30am at Kiltarlity Church in Kiltarlity
Listen to recent sermons.
Download the latest edition of The Anchor (Christmas 2016).
Services for December and into January
Sunday 11th Dec: Andrew Morrison taking services at Kirkhill – 10am and Kiltarlity 11.30am
Wednesday 14th Dec: WI Choir service at Kirkhill – 2pm
Wednesday 14th Dec: Carol Service with the Salvation Army – Kiltarlity Village Hall – 7.00pm
Sunday 18th Dec: Kiltarlity – Nativity Play – 11.30am
Sunday 18th Dec: Kirkhill – “Carols by Candlelight” – 6.30pm
Friday 23rd Dec: Kiltarlity – Schools’ Carol Service – 10.30am
Saturday 24th Dec: Watchnight services Kirkhill – 11.30pm; Kiltarlity – 11.30pm
Sunday 25th Dec: Christmas Day family service at Kirkhill – 10.00am
Sunday 1st Jan: Family service at Kiltarlity – 11.30am
Message from our Minister – Rev. Jonathan Humphrey
Hello again and……
A very warm welcome to the season of Advent!
I hope you enjoy reading through the articles in the new “Anchor” magazine over a mince pie or three! As you can see from our front cover, our theme this year is “What are you looking for this Christmas?” The picture reminds me that the wise men probably didn’t have much of an idea who they were looking for, but something within them led them to travel over great distance to worship the “King of the Jews” (Matthew 2: 2). I believe that we all have that stirring within us for the “more” – more than just what we see in the world around us, more than just meeting our material needs (or wants), more than the often superficial human relationships that take up most of our time. The Bible tells us that we are made up of body, soul and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23), and it is our human spirit that is wired to connect with Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16) to kick start and/or fire up the life-flow of God in us, and the knowledge of His Fatherly love. But this requires a step of faith. To respond to the stirring we need to be prepared to pursue the “more” of what God may have for us regardless of where we are in our faith life. It’s a bit corny I know, but nevertheless true that “Wise men still travel!”
With our Christmas card published jointly with the Free Church, we are also challenging our communities with that big question – “what are you looking for this Christmas?” Can WE be part of the answer? Whether that is through a conversation, a warm welcome to one of our services, an act of kindness, etc. Can we be Jesus to someone, such that they encounter Him by his Spirit? If we have put our faith in Jesus as our Lord, then He dwells in us and his Spirit rests upon us for the sake of others. What more do we need other than to know these truths and ask for opportunities to walk out in them? On this the apostle Paul wrote:
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen”.
I wish you all our readers a very Happy Christmas, a blessed New Year when it comes, and many exciting “God moments” over the festive period!