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Gerry Simonis (Volunteer Chaplain - West) Ordination

Cate Adams (Team Leader, Glasgow and the West) was privileged to witness the ordination of Gerry Simonis to minister in Congregational Federation of Scotland on Saturday, 18th May. It was a privilege to, said Cate, to share the day with Gerry, ...
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Advice From A Tree...............

Stand tall Sink your roots deep Go out on a limb When the storms blow; remember your roots and strengthen your branches. Understand the seasons. Keep growing. When the sun shines; reach high have fun enjoy the view Be content with your own beauty...
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MARBLE JAR FRIENDS

Brené’s daughter, Ellen, came back from school and slumped down dejectedly behind the door saying, “I will never trust anyone again”. It had been one of those awful days when she had shared something in confidence, something personal and was vulnerab...
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“Crossing the Rubicon”

It’s that time of year again when we look ahead and wonder what the New Year will hold! We can look forward with anticipation to opportunities and holidays, or dread what’s ahead. On holiday in Italy, I crossed a river called the Rubicon. “Crossing t...
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A Change in Altitude

In 1997 Steve Fossett was at 24500 ft, trying to fly round the world in a hot-air balloon when he faced a serious problem. Steve takes up the story; “Whilst heading east across the Atlantic Ocean, the prevailing winds were carrying me straight for Li...
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Visit to Cameron House Chaplaincy

Chaplains visiting Cameron House on Wednesday got into the spirit of the day by dressing up as Little Miss Muffet and Jack O' Lantern.  They then became spontaneous judges of the staff pumpkin crafting competition. We didn't hear the ...
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An Unsung Heroine

Lynne and Jacqueline went down to the dark and dusty basement to find some more loo rolls! When rummaging through cupboards they came across a treasure trove, not of money but the story of a heroine which had been forgotten for over 100 years ..........
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Focus (Workplace Word, Chic Lidstone)

One day, an old Native American chief was walking by a river with his grandson. Thinking about what wisdom to impart to the boy, he told him that our minds are like rivers, in that to be fresh and healthy, they are always flowing. When they are not f...
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Steve Brown - Chaplain at Ayrshire Hospice (former WPCS Intern)

An article about inspirational hospice workers appeared in an edition of The Scottish Sun last week. One of the workers interviewed was Steve Brown, who was an Intern with WPCS before he was appointed Chaplain at Ayrshire Hospice.   As chap...
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Midlothian Council - Stobhill Depot Training Event (For Information Only)

Health and Wellbeing Poster On Thursday, 6th September, Midlothian Council are running a health and wellbeing event. This event is for the staff at Midlothian Council and Paul Hayes, Midlothian Council Chaplain and Paul Wilson, WPCS Central Scotland ...
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