Blackford Parish Church
A word or two from Mairi
From "The Link" Parishes Newsletter, Summer 2019
Autumn is upon us already, the weather is changing, the nights are drawing in and the
autumn colours are slowly starting to burst through.
Autumn is always a busy month for nature with its miraculous displays of colour sound
and smells. Things often happen fast in autumn, change after change and our Church
is no different.
The national Church is in a time of great change as the General Assembly of the Church of
Scotland tries to implement their “Radical Plan”. This Radical Plan is just like autumn - fast
changing. We need to remember that “radical” does not have to mean ruthless; it is not
about wiping the slate clean and starting with a new vision, rather it is about pruning
back, removing the dead wood, letting the light shine in and nurturing growth.
We are travelling through exciting times with God, let us tread lightly, be gentle and bless those whose lives we might touch on our way.
God Bless, Mairi
Rev Mairi Perkins