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As the Church year moves from the season of Easter into Pentecost, we are reminded of the birth of the Christian Church.
Pentecost is really the birth of the church, when the disciples were gifted with the Holy Spirit, when they found they could communicate with all they met, and were able to pass on the Love of God to all.
Jesus was no longer with them in a physical presence, He was with them in a Spiritual presence now, and he had commanded them to go and preach to the nations.
A daunting thought for these ordinary men, who came from all walks of life. But they followed their instructions and so the Church was born.
Much has changed since those days, they had to travel on foot or by donkey, no phones, no cars, no internet! How would they mange!
But that is exactly what they did, they preached the love of God to all they met, they encouraged others to live the Christian life and take God into their hearts.
There were no fancy church buildings then and most of the meetings took place in people’s homes. And soon the word spread.
To this day we recognise how our church began, although there have been many changes to worship, to preaching, to prayer and even our approach to God.
Here in Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church we seek to follow the disciples example, we welcome all who come to us, we share the fellowship and most of we share the great love of God our Father, Jesus the Son and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to all who enter through our door.
Go in peace, Go in love, and go with the Lord.
Posted: 12 Feb 2019
The very successful Guild Coffee Morning held in the Church Centre on Saturday 9th February raised a grand total of £800.50 with donations still coming in.
Posted: 21 Jan 2019
The final total collected in the Small Change Boxes and from the monthly tea/coffee sessions is £983.52. This will be sent to Christian Aid Scotland for their ongoing work. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this splendid amount. Morag McMickan, Christian Aid Co-ordinator.
New Abbey Gardens Safari will take place on 30th June from 2pm to 6pm. Around 30 gardens in and near the village will be open. Follow the sign at the village war memorial for location map for gardens. Cost £5 for viewing and car park. Teas £3 and plant sale at Village Hall. In aid of Lochend and New Abbey Church and Christian Aid.