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Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Community Gathering

Last night the Community met for its monthly Community Gathering at MacTalla. We came together to share a simple (but yummy!) meal and to share news and prayer. We welcomed our visitors, Heather Coogan our Regional Co-ordinator, and Connie, a long term assistant from L'Arche Edinburgh, who are with us for a week.

Of course, we sang a bit and shared some laughter! Everyone seemed to have a good time.

We finished with a wee mime telling a Gospel story, and then a time of prayer together. Everyone is looking forward to our annual Passover Meal and Footwashing at Ness Bank Church, and of course, Easter celebrations (and egg hunt!) at Braeraanoch. You can tell the holidays are coming!
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Friday, 13 March 2009

Early Spring in the Garden

This is one of the busiest times of the year for the L'Arche Garden Workshop - a lot of clearing up after winter, and getting ready for the growing season ahead. Martin (above) keep paths clear, while Lilias and Graham have been preparing the polytunnel for the first seedlings which are already shooting in the greenhouses.

In the Conservatory we are all enjoying a bumper display of peach blossom.

There's not much in bloom in the garden yet, but prayer flags brought back from India by Stephen Pennington, our Committee Chair, add some needed colour.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Meet our new Assistant's Co-ordinator!

We are delighted to introduce you to Brian MacDonald, who was recently asked to be the new Assistant's Co-ordinator. Brian has been part of the community for several years and also brings a lot from his previous work life and his experiences of community. Brian is married to Agnes and they have 5 children. Interested in being an assistant in our Community? Get in touch with Brian!

Brian has been organising times for assistants from our different Community houses to get together, to relax, share something of themselves and their lives. Pictured here is Lysann, Silvie, Mandy,Martina, Coonor and Vladimir with Brian in the woods near Inverness.

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