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As I prepare for a different Christmas at St John’s this year, I thought on Christmas Eve it would be nice to be in touch with you all and wish you the blessings of the season. How different it has been for us this Christmas time without all our usual PACT activities that go on. Different and strange; I miss you all, but it has been good, for those of us who can, to gather on Zoom and to hear how you all are. If we have not seen you on the screen, please be assured that we have not forgotten you; all our members are in our hearts and prayers.

As you celebrate this wonderful holy season once again, I pray that you would know the blessing of our friendship and love together, although separated, for the moment we remain ‘all one in Christ Jesus’. Things may have changed drastically for all of us, yet the message of the incarnation and love of Christ remains deep within us and in our hearts. As Christian sisters and brothers, if we have a message to give it’s now – the message of the promise of our Lord and Saviour to be with us always.

I hope through all of the ups and downs this year has held, and indeed the struggle of the difference of this Christmas time, you will know the deep love of Christ dwelling within you, that you will hear once again the message of the angels and as the story of Christmas unfolds  know that our God is with us forever more.

May peace and blessing be to you and yours this Christmastime and I so look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year.

Much love,


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PACT is an ecumenical body with representatives from over 20 churches and Christian communities from Perth and the surrounding area. Probably our most high profile activities are those where we worship together, with our Annual Christmas Carol Service, Good Friday Walk of Witness in the City Centre and our Easter Dawn Service at Quarrymill.

We also run ecumenical Bible studies during Lent. PACT also responds to identified needs within the community. Organisations like Churches Action for the Homeless and Starter Packs began from the churches' initiatives. We take a keen interest in the Perth and Kinross Foodbank, and Street Pastors.

We encourage members of our churches to support all of these organisations and more with their time and skills. We believe that, as representatives of the various Christian denominations in Perth, what unites us is more important than what divides us, and we rejoice in the shared witness we can make to our local community.

 


Working together

Perth Action of Churches Together is an ecumenical body with representatives from over 20 churches and Christian communities from Perth and the surrounding area.

We believe that, as representatives of the various Christian denominations locally, what unites us is more important than what divides us, and we rejoice in the shared witness we can make to our local community.

 

Our current membership includes the Baptist Church, Methodist Church, Congregational Church, Church of Scotland, Episcopal Church, Roman Catholic Church, community churches, the Salvation Army and three retreat houses.

Each church is presented by their minister, priest or worship leader plus two lay representatives. We have business meetings approximately five times a year, including our AGM in early summer, and we meet for worship and other shared activities during the Christian year.

We support various initiatives within the community including:

  • CATH (Churches Action for the Homeless) who work with homeless people;
  • Starter Packs who provide essentials needed to set up home;
  • Street Pastors who give a helping hand to anyone who needs it out in our city on weekend nights;
  • Perth Foodbank

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him..

Colossians 3:17

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