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5 Questions

May 5th, 2017

The questions in this issue have been answered by Mary McKenzie who has been a member of the
congregation for over 40 years.

1. What is your favourite hymn?
Praise 512 ‘To God be the glory, great things he has done.’ A joyous hymn taking me back to
Sunday School and church in Peterculter on Deeside.

2. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?
St Margaret’s Chapel at Edinburgh Castle where I was christened but more recently at St
Patrick’s Cathedral in New York while holidaying there during 9/11. Everyone came to give thanks
to God for safe deliverance and pray for all those who were caught up in the tragedy. An historic
occasion leaving an indelible imprint.

3. Who is your favourite biblical character?
Miriam – sister of Moses hidden in the bulrushes on the Nile. She protectively watched over him
to ensure he came to no harm. Eventually she became a leader and prophetess in Israel beside
Moses her more famous brother.

4. What is your favourite Bible reading?
Psalm 121 –‘ I lift up my eyes to the hills.’ I find this inspirational and comforting.

5. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?
Mary Slessor – Aberdeen born Dundee mill girl who devoted her life as a missionary to the
people of Calabar in Africa and especially the children there. From humble beginnings to greatness.

5 Questions

February 8th, 2017

The questions in this issue have been answered by Alex Forrester one of our Elders.

1. What is your favourite hymn?
Boys’ Brigade Hymn ‘Will your anchor hold in the storms of life.’ It brings back many happy memories of my years in the BB and camps with them.

2. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?
St Andrew’s Church, Toronto. We made a return visit there after many years and were made very welcome enjoying an after service cup of tea recalling old memories.

3. Who is your favourite biblical character?
Moses. Had great faith and character to lead a nation to the Promised Land. He was chosen to receive the 10 Commandments which still provide us with the backbone to a good Christian way of life.

4. What is your favourite Bible reading? 
23rd Psalm. I find it simple, powerful and comforting.

5. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?
There are a few but I am going to say Bill Gates. After making huge amounts of money from his business he has headed up the world’s largest charitable foundation and is now actively involved in its work, helping the world’s poorest and eradicating infectious diseases.

5 Questions

November 25th, 2016

The questions in this issue have been answered by Pat Hay one of our members.

1. What is your favourite hymn? I have a few favourite Hymns, but I have chosen ‘Make me a Channel of your Peace’ as my favourite hymn, it has lovely words and it can be sung at any occasion.

2. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping? When we were on holiday in Malta many years ago we went to morning worship at St. Andrew’s Scots Church in Valletta and were made to feel very welcome. When we were staying with relatives in Prince Edward Island they took us to their church – St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown. It was a lovely church and their services are broadcast live to housebound members who cannot get to church.

3. Who is your favourite biblical character? Job is probably my favourite character of the Bible. He lost all of his children, cattle, and servants at the same time but he was strong and persevered through extremely difficult times. Through his faithfulness and by worshipping the Lord, God restored him much more than what he had before.

4. What is your favourite Bible reading? 1st Corinthians Chapter 13. I think this one of the most beautiful and familiar chapters in the Bible. It is often read at weddings but can be read at other services too.

5. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire? Anne Frank. During the war Anne and her parents were threatened by Nazis and although they tried to hide they could not save themselves. During her life in a camp, Anne wrote a personal diary which has now been kept in a museum as the oldest diary in the world and this young Jewish girl is still admired by many today.

5 Questions

August 27th, 2016

The questions in this issue have been answered by Jim Gillespie one of our members who is a member of the Congregational Board.

  1. What is your favourite hymn?

The Day Thou Gravest Lord is ended. At BB Camp we sang the first and last verse of this hymn at each evening Service. Whenever I hear this hymn it brings back so many happy memories of camps in Scotland and in Europe.

  1. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?

St Magnus Cathedral Kirkwall Orkney, in which I worked for about 4 and a half years and St John’s Episcopal  Church, Cold Spring Harbor,  Long Island, NY where Barbara , Peter and I worshipped.

  1. Who is your favourite biblical character?

David, who, with God’s help overcame the biggest of foes.

  1. What is your favourite Bible reading?

Hebrews 6 verse 19 from which  William A Smith took the motto and the emblem for the Boys’ Brigade.

  1. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?

Not one but two, my son Peter and my daughter- in-law Susan who have coped so well having two kidney transplants each.

 

5 Questions

July 20th, 2016

The questions in this issue have been answered by Rodger Lyon a member of the congregation who is a member of the choir.

  1. What is your favourite hymn?

        Guide me O Thou great Jehovah. Such a popular hymn especially when sung by a Welsh male voice choir. It can raise the roof.

  1. Away from Carnoustie where have you enjoyed worshipping ?

  Brecon Congregational Church.   On many visits to Wales I found that the singing in this Church created an electric atmosphere of quality singing full of dedication.

  1. Who is your favourite biblical character?

  Joseph. He was able after many years of capture and imprisonment to forgive his stepbrothers. He sent them to bring his father and family back to Egypt where food was plentiful. Joseph forgave his brothers unconditionally. A lesson surely.

  1. What is your favourite Bible reading?

  1 Corinthians 13. This reading has such a wonderful flair of words. It is a lesson on how to lead one’s life.

  1. Which figure, living or dead do you most admire?

  Nelson Mandela.   He was an amazing individual.   He was able to accept the fact of giving up his freedom for years and years without giving up his own ideals