Entries by Colin Rettie

The Minister Writes

Writing this, at a time when the latest storm, in a long line of ‘unusual’ weather events, is passing through! Has tempted me to begin with a frivolous parody of the song, “Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat!” So far 2024 is more, “Christmas is over, and the geese are getting wet!” Christmas […]

The Minister Writes

When preparing to write this entry for Gleanings, I was surprised to find that we were about to celebrate Easter when we were last able to produce a Church Magazine. This is evidence perhaps of a rather busy, and on some occasions a tumultuous year, that this congregation, and individuals have been enduring. I mentioned […]

The Minister Writes

John 8: 12 says, “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” As this Christmas approaches, many people are rejoicing in the fact that after the last couple of years of restrictions, […]

In light of the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, and as a mark of respect, the beetle drive planned for this evening has been postponed.  

Happy Easter

It was a great joy to celebrate Easter together with far fewer restrictions than recent years. Dumbarton Churches Together held a service on Good Friday at the site of St Serf’s church, a hardy band from Dalreoch walked down with a cross On Easter Sunday we met at Havoc before service, with egg rolling of […]