Our New Minister
A BIG thank you from me to everyone I have been able to meet so far, albeit behind masks for your warm welcome to Arbroath West Kirk. Thank you too to all those who have been involved in the extensive planning and detailed preparation necessary for my ordination and induction to take place in our current challenging circumstances. Mike and I already feel settled in the manse and our dog, Sally, is getting used to a new set of walks!
Though I’m the minister, I’m looking forward to being part of the team at Arbroath West as together we seek to encourage and support one another to know and experience God’s love and share it in our local community.
Given the restrictions, it isn’t going to be easy to meet and get to know people over the next few weeks but I hope to speak to as many as I can by phone, email, magazine, social media etc. Keeping in touch is so important at the moment. You’ll find my contact details below. Please do use them if you’d like a word. If you do see me at church or around the town, please say hello and introduce yourself – it’s good to talk!
Whilst everything feels new for Mike and I and for all of us in these unfamiliar times, I’m reminded of the words spoken by God through the prophet Jeremiah, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.
Take care and stay safe.
Yours in Christ,
Church Office Telephone 01241 434721
Manse Telephone Number 01241 554189
Email address Christine.Hay@churchofscotland.org.uk