The Moderator of the Northern Synod, Revd Dave Herbert, made his first visit to St Columba’s on Sunday 5 March.
In the morning service, which marked the first week of Lent, Dave spoke about the cacophony of choices that confront us in our daily lives, and recommended spending time in peace and quiet, building our relationship with God and our knowledge of the scriptures, both for our own spiritual growth, and for the good of the world.
Dave commended St Columba’s for all that it was doing, including its weekly commitment to fair trade, and encouraged us to continue. Although we are in the process of seeking a new minister, the church continues to be the people of God, seeking to serve his kingdom in this place.
The service was followed by an abundant buffet lunch, giving time for us to spend with our Moderator and each other.