Last Wednesday evening we had the wonderful joy of formally welcoming Rev. Thomas Davis and his family into the St Columba’s church family, as Thomas was inducted as our new assistant minister.
The turnout for the induction and time of fellowship afterwards showed just how loved the Davis’ are, with some having come all the way from their previous congregation in Carloway to support their following of God’s call to Edinburgh.
Rev Jeremy Ross from Dunfermline Free Church led the service, preaching on 1 Corinthians 13; an incredibly fitting passage considering the obvious love the Davis’ have for people and the love people have for them in return.
Thomas will work alongside the minister and elders of St Columba's as a colleague, and - along with preaching and pastoring - will have a focus on overseeing discipleship, helping to develop intern programmes and leadership training.
Overall it was a great evening of thankful praise and whilst Carloway will undoubtedly be missing Thomas, Una, Tom, John, and Annie, I’m sure we are all so grateful they’ve relinquished them to us!
[Article by Sarah Hamilton - Image Rev. Derek Lamont (L) Rev. Thomas Davis (R)]