Summer is almost a foretaste of heaven!

posted: 29 Jun 2010 comments: 2category:

The Summer seems to have really arrived here in Bo'ness. everything is looking absolutely spectacular. The Bo'ness Fair has a great influenece on the way the town looks at this time of the year. Most people have put extra work into their gardens and it means that the whole town looks well cared for and of course very colourful with arches and frontages on houses. There is something about summer that makes us all feel just perhaps that little bit more optimistic. Is...
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A Sunday Church or An Everyday Church?

posted: 22 Jun 2010 comments: 2category:

I was speaking to a parent of one of our youth leader today. He told me he didn't go to church however he was perfectly comfortable coming into St Andrew's to work with his son on a joint radio programme. As we spoke he said to me. "Yeah this place is different its not a Sunday church this is an everyday church." I was really quite taken to hear him use that phrase about St Andrew's We truly want to be an everyday church that produces and mentors everyday Christians...
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iTalker's Has His Own Show On ValleyFM 87.7

posted: 16 Jun 2010 comments: 0category:

Hey can you believe it? Its that time of the year. Yes today ValleyFM goes live on air right up to the the Saturday of Bo'ness Fair. iIf you live in the Bo'ness area you'll find them on the radio at 87.7FM otherwise you can click here and find the radio station. We're go on air at 7.00am every morning and come off the air at 12 .00 Midnight. valleyFm is part of our church youth programme called 'The Avenue" for the past four years we've produced this live radio...
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Can an ipad or an iphone mediate Communion?

posted: 15 Jun 2010 comments: 8category:

It continues to be interesting to see how the press has picked up on the streaming of the service to iphones. We've had a number of inquires from churches and from individuals about what we are attempting to do here in Bo'ness with technology. I guess one of the things we want to be is authentic. We're not trying to compete with the mega churches. Indeed we're about trying to help local congregations see the advantage in them being local and streaming out their...
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BBC Report St Andrew's Bo'ness Streaming to iPads

posted: 14 Jun 2010 comments: 1category:

It was encouraging to everyone involved with the streaming out of the worship service today to have the appoval of one of Apple's Senior Directors. In an email to me last week he wrote about our plan to stream out the weekly service to iphones ipads and ipods Mark Rogers writes "A nice project, yet again you are an early adopter of the technology, a great piece of innovation, hope all goes well." The great thing is that it did go well. It looks like we had around...
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iworship streamed live on an iphone and the U2Charist - What Next?

posted: 9 Jun 2010 comments: 3category:

My colleague Neil MacLennan who heads up Sanctus Media the production company that has grown out of the ministry here in St Andrew's Bo'ness has worked his magic yet again and has figured out a way to allow our weekly streamed service to now be streamed on an iphone or an ipad. How cool is that? We recon we must be one of the first churches in the UK to be doing this perhaps in the world who knows? Anyway we think it is another groundbreaking move that will allow...
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Edinburgh 2010 to Glasgow Praise Gathering 2010

posted: 7 Jun 2010 comments: 0category:

Looking through the photograohs on my iphone this weekend just reminded me of all the excellent experiences that I was able to enjoy over the past few days. It was a real privelege to be able to attend the 2010 Edinburgh Missionary Conference and begin to write about some of the important issues that still face the World Church today one hundred years after the first memorable Conference in 1910. I certainly have a lot of material that could fill up a few posts on the...
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