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CLUBS & SOCIETIES BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Last Thursday of the month, 7pm - 9pm, Best Western Palace Hotel, 8 Ness Walk, Inverness. For those who have lost a baby before, during or after birth. Bring along any photos or memory items. Contact Susan 07771358382 or Denise on 07724306983 BOLESKINE SHINTY CLUB Call 791955 or email: lizbmacd@aol.com and visit www.myweb.tiscali.co.uk/shinty/ CHARLESTON YOUTH THEATRE For ages 12-18, Charleston Academy, Inverness CHEERFUL CHESTERS Meet Mondays, 11am at Raigmore Recreation Hall. Main objective is to help people with severe respiratory problems through regular gentle exercise under the direction of a qualified physiotherapist. For more info call Maureen on 01463 221204 CROWN CHURCH MENS CLUB Call 237768 or email mackenzie17 @mackenzie17.plus.com

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CROY & CULLODEN MOOR SENIOR CITIZENS' LUNCH CLUB Alternate Wed 1 - 3pm, Church Hall, Croy, ÂŁ3 for 2 course meal & afternoon tea. Dominoes, jigsaws and other activities CULLODEN FENCING CLUB Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm during term time at Culloden Academy Community Centre. Call 792794 DINGWALL FRISBEE CLUB Sundays 3-4pm at Dingwall Leisure Centre. Call Luke 07970 597770 or ljsh@hotmail.co.uk DINGWALL TAEKWONDO WTF Classes Tues 7.30pm, Dingwall Sportscentre, Fri 7.30pm Dingwall Academy. More than 45 years in the running. Black Belts advanced students only. Professional training and examinations. FAMILIES ANONYMOUS Meet every Thursday night. For families & friends affected by drug addiction & alcoholism. Anonymity & confidentiality respected. Newcomers welcome without prior arrangements. Call Denise for more details on 07983 001962. Helpline number: 0845 1200 660. FAMILY FIRST A support service for families with at least one child 0-3 yrs old. Tel: 703033 or email: alisonstanley@smoothmail.co.uk FRIENDS OF THE BIRNIE PLAYGROUP Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 2:30pm in the playroom at The Birnie Centre, Raigmore Hospital. For children with additional needs & their families and carers. Call Anne on 07542712381 for more info. FITNESS FRENZY Fitness sessions Thursday lunchtimes at the palace hotel. Visit www.fitnessfrenzy.co.uk FORTROSE SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE CLUB Mondays at 7.30pm (7.00pm for beginners) at Gordon Memorial Hall, Rosemarkie. All welcome. Contact Susan 01381 610253

HARMONY MUSIC THERAPY SCOTLAND Individual & Group Music Therapy sessions to encourage, enable and empower all ages and abilities through interactive music experiences. Will travel to private homes, facilities and schools. Call Kristen Macleod on 07770427396. HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS AUTISM SOCIETY Support group. Last Wednesday of the month, MacKenzie Centre, Culduthel Road, Inverness at 7.30pm. All welcome. HIGHLAND SCHOOLS GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION To promote participation in the sport of gymnastics within schools across the Highlands. HIGHLAND SPIRITUAL CINEMA Meets last Wednesday each month at Highland Rail House, Inverness. Film group screening uplifting & inspiring films. Members can also use our postal service to borrow films for home viewing. For details call 01463 237452 or visit www.highlandspiritualcinema.net INVERNESS CATHEDRAL SOCIETY OF BELL RINGERS Thursdays 7.30pm - 9pm. Anyone can be a bell ringer! We ring for Sunday services, weddings and other special occasions. Tel: 01381 610411 or email inverness@sacr.org INVERNESS CHESS CLUB Wednesday, 7pm - 10:30pm, Chieftain Hotel, Inverness. Provides coaching and games for all ages & standards, juniors welcome. www.spanglefish.com/ invernesschessclub INVERNESS CLASSIC JAZZ SOCIETY Tel: 01463 223857 www.ds.dial.pipex.com/ jazzitoria/home.htm

INVERNESS RADIO VOLUNTEERS Do you have spare time at the weekend and have the use of a car? Then the IRV would like to hear from you as we are looking for more volunteers. For more information call 794984 or visit invernessradiovolunteers .co.uk INVERNESS RADIO CLUB Contact Mr Norman Baird, tel: 242841 INVERNESS ROWING CLUB On the Caledonian Canal 5 mins drive from the centre of Inverness, Sundays 10:30am www.invernessrowingclub.co.uk INVERNESS SWIMMING CLUB We are a competitive club. Club night is Wednesday from 6.15pm, but training sessions are throughout the week. Inverness Leisure, Bught Lane. NORTHERN COUNTIES CRICKET CLUB Providing cricketing opportunities to all members of the local community. Tel: Hamish Christie on 239894 or 07761 119604 NORTH KESSOCK BOWLING CLUB For more information about Indoor bowling call 01463 793502 and for Outdoor bowling call 01463 731052.

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INVERNESS & DISTRICT MODEL RAILWAY CLUB Meet Tuesday evenings in Inverness to promote model railways. New members always welcome. Contact Gerry Parks for details on 07801 593637.

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5 minutes ago that Christmas came and went last year. Christmas is a time of conflicting emotions - in theory it is a time for family and giving but for many it can be a challenging time too. When finances are tight and family spread about, the reality of Christmas can be different from the media driven utopia found in adverts and films. If we can be a friend to someone on their own this Christmas then all will be well.

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PASTORAL LETTER & CHURCH MEETINGS THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS Despite the massive commercialism, there is a great generosity at Christmastime and many people give extravagantly. Some give generously to charities via charity Christmas cards, appeals like the Shoe Box Appeal, or even direct giving. However, it seems that most people spend the greater proportion of their Christmas giving on family members - or food and drink. Indeed, most of us are very extravagant with the latter, even though we know it’s excessive! This is, of course, in sharp contrast to the millions who have little or nothing at Christmas or at any other time. I wonder if any of us work out a budget for Christmas that includes a substantial amount for those much less fortunate than ourselves? The heart of Christmas is love. We give out of love for others, and we receive even unwanted gifts because we know “it is the thought that counts”. The giving and the receiving both matter. You may know the Bible verse that says, “God so loved the world that he gave his only son…” (John 3:16) God gave, but the same Gospel writer, St John, said of Jesus that “He came to his own people, but they didn't want him.” (John 1:11 The Message translation). The people God himself created did not want to receive

this particular gift. Did God sulk and refuse to give anything else in future? No, he continues to love his children, including those who continually reject him. That does not mean that everyone will eventually get to heaven, of course. The conditions for our salvation were laid down long ago. The only sure way we can know our eternal future is in our response to God’s gift of love now – how we receive Jesus, the ultimate expression of God’s love at Christmas. We can receive him with true, committed love – a genuine response of gratitude and desire to live differently, or we can try a kind of passive casual friendship that doesn’t demand much. The former can lead us into a deeper relationship with God himself, and a quality of life worth everything. The more ‘casual friendship’ with God may lull us into a false sense of security and cause us to be careless about the way we live, so that we miss what God invites us to receive. It’s easy to get sentimental over the Christmas story, with Mary and Joseph trying to find somewhere to stay in a very busy Bethlehem, 2000 years ago, and the picture of the baby in a manger. Many do not associate this baby with the man who, thirty years later, died a criminal’s death, but it was the same

St Andrew's Cathedral, Scottish Episcopal Church Ardross Street, Inverness. Tel: 01463 233535. Website: www.invernesscathedral.com St Clement's Parish, Church of Scotland Church Street, Dingwall. Sundays 11.30am. 6.30pm: evening worship. Sunday school meets in church hall 11.20am (term time). Tel: 01349 863063. St Columba, Church of Scotland Inverness. Sunday 11am. Wednesday 8pm: prayer at Holm Primary School. Tel: 07535 290092. Website: www.stcolumbainverness.org St John the Evangelist, Episcopal Church Southside Road, Inverness. Sunday service 10.45am. Wednesdays 11am: Holy Communion. Tel: 01463 235881. Website: www.stjohns-inverness.com St Ninian's Catholic Church 21 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AN. Saturday Vigil 5pm. Sunday Mass 10am. Tel: 01463 236620. Website: www.saintninians.org.uk St Mary's Catholic Church 30 Huntly Street, Inverness, IV3 5PR. Saturday Vigil 6.30pm. Sunday Mass 11am and 6.30pm. St Columba’s Catholic Church Culloden, IV2 7PW. Sunday Mass 9.30am. Tel: 01463 233519. Website: www.stmarysinverness.co.uk St Mary-in-the-Fields, Episcopal Church Culloden. 9.45am: Sunday service and family communion. Tel: 01381 622438. St Michael & All Angels Abban Street, Inverness. Sunday Mass

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generous love God that was pouring out for you and me, just so we could be what he meant us to be. A Christmas song I know says, “Christmas isn’t Christmas, till it happens in your heart. Somewhere deep inside you is where Christmas really starts, So give your heart to Jesus, you’ll discover when you do That it’s Christmas, really Christmas for you.” Enjoy all the good things that are part of Christmas. Enjoy God’s generosity and try being generous yourself to those who otherwise will have little to celebrate. Enjoy the carols with their deeply Christian lyrics and think about what they say and how you might respond to God’s heart of Christmas. In that way, maybe you will receive more of the heart of Christmas.

Rev. Alan Price St Mary-in-the-Fields, Inverness

11am. Contact Rev. Gerald Stranraer-Mull: 01463 870986. Email: stranraer-mull@btinternet.com. www.stmichaelandallangels.org.uk Smithton Free Church Murray Road, Smithton, Inverness. Sundays 11am (with crèche) and 6pm. Tel: 01463 793191. Website: http://www.smithtonchurch.com/ The Reformed Baptist Church Telford Road, Inverness. Website: www.wicketgate.co.uk The Salvation Army Tomnahurich Street, Inverness. Sundays 10.30am and 6.30pm. Tel: 01463 225276. www.salvationarmy.org.uk Trinity Church, Church of Scotland 60 Huntly Place, Inverness. Sundays 11am. First Sunday of the month: 6:30pm service. Website: www.trinityinverness.org.uk Urray & Strathconon Free Church Urray at West Road, Muir of Ord and Strathconon at The Strathconon Community Hall. Tel: 01463 871223. Email: dgmartin@homecall.co.uk West Hill Free Church (Continuing) Culloden, Inverness. Sundays 11am & 6.30pm. Thursdays & Saturdays 7.30pm. Tel: 07532010595. Listed S to W and regularly rotated. If you are a member of a church not listed here and would like to be considered for inclusion or for any amendments to existing details, email tamsyn@spotlighton.co.uk

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I was delighted to be able to open the terrific new courts at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club, this Autumn. The work that members of the club have done to attract £104,000 worth of funding from various bodies, to replace the old worn out courts, deserves great credit. Remarkably, £70,000 of the money raised was gathered together by contributions from the 450 members alone. With the popularity of tennis on the rise, thanks to icons like Andy Murray, the new courts will be very well used and of great benefit to the area. Although my tennis isn’t of the highest quality, on the day of the opening I very much enjoyed a brief match with some of the club’s youngest members. I look forward to seeing the facility help many young tennis players reach their potential with the help of the club and contribute to the future health of the game. It's fantastic to see our local sports clubs going from strength to strength.

2013 has seen Scotland voted the best country in the world to visit - by the news organisation CNN. 2014 will see Scotland on the world stage hosting the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. Never have we hosted larger events, nor will there be more people watching us. An estimated 500 Million will watch the golf and 70 countries take part in the games. They are, of course, for young people particularly, so it was a great pleasure once again to judge the Millburn Academy Public Speaking competition and see so many articulate young people take part. 2014 I hope, for Scotland, will be a year of aspiration.

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Rolling Event until 11 January "winter exhibition" & "cd collection" at inchmore gallery. opening times over the christmas period may be different to the usual tues - sat, 10am - 5pm. for more information visit www.inchmoregalleryco.uk

NOVEMBER 26 tuesday sportmoray recognition awards elgin town hall. recognising sporting individuals and teams from moray. for further details, contact 01343 563657. highland literary salon 7:30pm in the glenmhor hotel, inverness. guest speakers: helena nelson, kenneth steven, jane riddell, rivka spicer. for more information visit www.highlandlitsalon.com

28 thursday moray society lecture 2pm, elgin museum hall. a talk by margaret woodward. entry is £3, £2 for society members, £1.50 for students. for more information call elgin museum on 01343 543675 or email curator@elginmuseum.org.uk

29 friday the lafontaines @ ironworks 7:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com band showcase @ strathpeffer pavilion doors open 7:30pm. 4 acts for £12 from 24-hr hotline 08444 771000, june’s card shop, dingwall & the pavilion 01997 420124. visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org

christmas fayre 1pm - 4:30pm in longmore hall, keith. santa’s grotto, teas, craft stalls & local entertainment. stalls can be booked through susan on 07811 801961 james ross concert @ brodie castle within the main drawing room. for further details and to book call 0844 493 2156 or go onto www.nts.org.uk/events highland senior citizens network coffee morning and charities christmas fayre 10am - 2pm, old high church hall, academy st, inverness. stalls include home baking, books, christmas cards and much more. face painting for the children. christmas and craft fayre 10am - 12:30pm, fairburn memorial hall, marybank. craft tables, children’s activities and santa's grotto (additional charge applies). home baking & refreshments. raffle with fabulous prizes. adults £2.50, children 5 and over £1, under 5s are free. admission incl. refreshments. men’s health highland group stand 10am - 4pm eastgate centre, at the top of the escalator. free health leaflets and a nurse taking heights, weights & blood. celebrate st andrew's night with a 'reel' ceilidh 7:30pm at the waterside hotel, inverness. tickets £7.50 contact reelceilidh@yahoo.com great glen walking club gallowhill and redcastle. 8 miles. meet 10am highland council car park. contact 01463 236204 for further information.

DECEMBER 1 sunday walk, jog, run moray winter 5k and 1.5k challenge buckie. www.walkjogrunmoray.org.uk inverness ramblers glen glass hidden waterfall. 7 miles. meet 10am highland council car park. contact 01463 236204 for further information. glenn tilbrook @ ironworks 7:30pm. cabaret seating. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

2 monday cinema nairn presents scrooge (a christmas carol) 2pm at nairn community and arts centre. tickets £2.50 at door. includes tea and bakes. for further info: cinemanairn.blogspot.co.uk

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5 thursday nadfas art lecture, ‘deck the halls – yuletide customs and traditions” talk by david bostwick ba (hons) 2pm - 3:30pm at smithton free church, inverness. new members welcome. non members £5. for more info contact membership sec mary harrison on 01667 493640 or chair davidmartin30@hotmail.com rspb office update - talk and slide show 7:30pm at fraser park bowling club, macewen dr, inverness. christmas food demonstration @ strathpeffer pavillion 7:30pm for 8pm. by louisa mclean from the kitchen range, dingwall. £5 on sale at the pavilion: 01997 420124. visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org black star riders @ ironworks 7pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

6 friday troilus ensemble – carols by candle light 7:30pm, dornoch cathedral. dougie maclean @ strathpeffer pavilion 8pm. tickets £17.50/£16.50/£6 from 24-hr hotline 08444 771000, june’s card shop, dingwall & the pavilion 01997 420124. visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org

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7 saturday - 8 sunday brodie castle christmas craft fair 10am - 4pm. find the perfect present for those who have everything. adults £4. free mince pie and mulled wine at the stables further details at www.nts.org.uk/events

8 sunday troilus ensemble - carols by candle light 3pm, inverness cathedral. great glen walking club craigmonie woods. 7 miles. meet 9am highland council car park. contact 01463 236204 for further information. alabama 3 - undaground 4 life tour @ ironworks 7:30pm. 0871 7894173 / www.ironworksvenue.com

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great glen walking club fort augustus - bridge of oich. 11 miles. meet 9am highland council car park. contact 01463 236204 for further information. cake walk with story 10am. avoch to fortrose. tel. 07724 992790. www.guyandjocelyn.org dingwall choral society presents britten’s ‘a ceremony of carols’ and other christmas favourites @ strathpeffer pavilion 7:30pm. visit www.strathpefferpavilion.org or www.dingwallchoralsociety.co.uk music nairn presents richard morrison and friends 7:30pm at nairn community and arts centre. call 01667 453476 for more information. sister bliss (faithless) dj set @ ironworks 10:30pm. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

15 sunday inverness ramblers carrbridge circular. 10 miles. meet 9am highland council car park. contact 01463 236204 for further information. rspb coach trip, christmas birding and lunch 9am, station hotel, avoch. booking essential 01997 433283 red kites @ ironworks 7:30pm. over 14s. call 0871 7894173 or visit www.ironworksvenue.com

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21 saturday inverness ramblers roseisle to burghead circular. 9 miles. meet 9am highland council car park. contact 01463 236204 for further information. christmas coffee morning 10am - 12pm at the british legion, nairn. christmas carol singing & festive bakes. £2 entry.

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INGREDIENTS 12 Mandarin oranges Grated zest of 1 lemon 2 Fresh lemon thyme sprigs 4 Large fresh mint leaves 1 Quantity pâte á bombe 1 Quantity Italian meringue 300ml double cream

Pâte á bombe 100ml Water 150g Caster sugar 5 Large free-range egg yolks Put water and sugar in a small heavy pot and slowly dissolve. Turn up the heat and boil for 5 to 7 minutes to 120°C.Whisk the yolks until pale. Continue whisking and slowly add the sugar syrup until it’s a thick foam. Italian meringue 120g Caster sugar 2 Tablespoons water 2 Large free-range egg whites Use the same method as pâte á bombe taking the egg whites to soft peak stage before adding the syrup. Whisk for about 5 minutes. For the mousse Grate the zest from 4 of the mandarins and lemon then reserve. Half all the fruit and squeeze the juice. You should have 500ml. Pour the juice into a sauce pan and add the thyme and mint, boil to reduce to 200ml Make the pâte á bombe and meringue and cool both. Strain the infused fruit juice through a fine sieve into a bowl. Stir the mandarin juice into the pâte á bombe until smooth and then fold in the meringue. Finally whip the cream until softly stiff and fold into the mousse. Divide between individual dishes or spoon into one large bowl chill until softly set.

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You may think. “That’s okay - all my party friends will be there too!” Yes, sadly they will be there too if they too reject Christ, but the thick blackness of “outer darkness” will separate you from each other. It is a place of torment, never ending fear and punishment and you’ll be there on your own.

Right now you are without God in this world and have no hope, but in Christ Jesus you, who are far off, can be brought near by the blood of Christ; He Drugs, alcohol, immoral relationships, money can be your peace. You can know that when you and music are some of the most popular die (and you will die) you will be in Heaven, not choices in this party called life. We don’t want Hell. to think about the fact the party will end. However there is an enemy to all this pleasure- Take a moment, please consider and underseeking excitement. It is death. We all have an stand God’s love for you in giving His Son, the Wonderful Lord Jesus Christ to die for your sin on appointment with death and eternity. The Cross of Calvary and then three days later to You have a God-given eternal soul and the rise again from the dead. He can be your Saviour. Bible makes it clear that you will spend You must call upon the name of the Lord, acknowleternity somewhere when the party is over. edging and turning from your sins and trusting Where you will be in eternity may not matter to Him, and only Him, to save you. you right now. The thought of facing a sin-hating, Holy God or talk of His dear Son the For God so loved the world that he gave his only Lord Jesus Christ are subjects you probably begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He avoid at all costs. that believeth on him is not condemned: but he The Lord is trying to reach you now, because that believeth not is condemned already, because once your “party” is over it will be too late. he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16,18)

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