In this month's Our Church we hear from the Rev Kate McDonald, associate minister of the Church of Scotland congregation in Tiberias, Israel and chaplain of the nearby Scots Hotel.
Our Church is an opportunity for congregations up and down Scotland and beyond to share their challenges, successes and history. If you're interested in telling us a bit about your church community then we would love to hear from you.
In the heart of the Old Town of Geneva is the Auditoire de Calvin, the spiritual home of the Church of Scotland congregation.
Rev Julia Meason, minister of Kirkwall East linked with Shapinsay, writes about focusing on outreach and the unique challenges that serving two churches on two islands brings.
This month Rev Robert Calvert, minister of the Steeple Church in Dundee writes about keeping the doors of the church open and life at the heart of the city.
In this month's Our Church we hear from Martin's Memorial Church, Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, and find out how over the last decade they have worked hard to build young people's involvement with the church.
Rev Linda Stevens, who is based at Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church and is a Team Minister for West Angus Area Ministry, writes about their annual ways of marking Christmas.
Rev James Stewart minister of Letham St Mark’s Church of Scotland in Perth explains how his Church puts mission at the front and centre of its work.
We hear from Rev Fiona Smith at Ness Bank Church in Inverness, who writes about how the 1901 vision for the church still informs their extensive outreach in the community today.
Jersey is a small island - nine by five miles - but with around five hundred miles of roads it feels bigger. Around 100,000 people living here, of which approximately 5,000 are Scots - but it feels bigger. Not for nothing do people call this place the "Channel Highlands." However, Scots are far from the largest minority on the island. There are, for example, around 10,000 Portugese.
A thoughtful snapshot of Mid Deeside Church, a semi-rural parish, looking back at some of the successes and challenges of the last few years and to the future when their current minister, Rev Alexander Wark, retires.