Forres group rename as 'Christians Together'
A group of believers in the Forres area and drawn from across the local churches have been operating a Drop-In facility which 'seeks to serve God and the community. The group is now moving forward under the new name of 'Christians Together'.
by Anna Temple
TWO years ago a group of Christians representing all of the Churches in the area decided to work together to open a Christian Drop-In in Forres.
In a recent prayer meeting we felt it was important to pray for active and new connections with churches and community as we move forward under our new name of 'Christians Together in Forres'. (Please note, the name is not 'Churches Together' -a familiar term which doesn’t describe us at the moment, and Christians Together conveys the inclusion of all Christians.) [See Footnote - Ed.]
We open every Friday from 10.00am - 4.00pm. Volunteers come from all of the local churches and together we aim to provide a Christ-centred facility which seeks to serve God and serve the community.
The purpose is to make available a non-denominational meeting place where all will be made warmly welcome in a relaxed environment. We serve teas, coffees etc.and a cheese toastie at lunch-times with suggested £1 donation.
We have a large Christian library and donations of books always welcome. We are also an outreach for CLC bookshops in Inverness and have new books and Christian gifts etc. sale or return on a monthly basis.
A comfy environment
It is a lovely building (formerly a shop) with nice comfy armchairs.
We have a fair bit of involvement with a centre of alternative spirituality in the vicinity and we have had to work very hard to eliminate all traces of those spirits infiltrating the work. (Satan is a great deceiver).
We are working towards all of the Christians in the area to be standing together. We have experienced the darkness and the battle going on here.
We would be happy to hear from anyone who wishes to know more about the work. The Centre address is 1 Leask Road, Forres and feel free to drop in on Fridays between 10.00am and 4.00pm to talk. Prayer takes place at 9.30am.
Anna Temple (Centre Manager)
Ed footnote: The name Christians Together in the Highlands and Islands was chosen to reflect the nature of the and span of this web site, and the Forres folk were in touch with the Editor prior to adopting the new name for their group which – in like manner – reflects the ethos behind the work.