God in Love Unites Us

The Marriage and Relationships Task Group produced this report which was discussed and amended at the Methodist Conference in July 2019.

All members of the Connexion are invited to read and discuss it prayerfully, in preparation for further discussions at Synods and next year’s Conference.

Listen with friendship, care and grace introduces the discussion, and invites us to watch the film before exploring the resources.

Oxfam Scotland and Take One Action Film Festival

Oxfam Scotland has once again partnered with Take One Action film festival. They are supporting three films covering some of the most significant issues facing societies around the world, including modern slavery, unaffordable housing and the refugee crisis.

“After each screening, experts from Oxfam and a range of other organisations will take part in a panel discussion. Please join us as we delve into the films to better understand the issues facing us today and how we can all work to make a difference.”

The three films tackle major issues.

Push investigates the lack of affordable housing across the world.

•    Wednesday 18 September at 20:20  – Filmhouse, Edinburgh
•    Thursday 19 September at 19:30 – CCA, Glasgow

The panel discussion will feature: Oxfam, Shelter and UNISON 

Ghost Fleet  looks at trafficking into the global fishing industry.

•     Monday 23 September at 20:15 – GFT, Glasgow
•    Tuesday 24 September at 20:30 – Filmhouse, Edinburgh

The panel discussion will feature: Oxfam and Scotland Against Modern Slavery 

Midnight Traveler looks at asylum seekers.

•    Saturday 21 September at 20:15 – Filmhouse, Edinburgh
•    Sunday 22 September at 17:00 – GFT, Glasgow

The panel discussion will feature: Oxfam and the Scottish Refugee Council 

More information and buy tickets – click on the event and venue you want.

Sign up now for Traidcraft Roadshows

Traidcraft are holding roadshows in Glasgow and Perth on 17th and 19th September 2019 respectively. Obviously, there needs to be a minimum number of people signed up to make the events viable.

If you intend to go to one of these events, please sign up quickly. Follow the relevant link above.

So what’s the story?

The Summer edition of the connexion is now available – 2 copies are on the vestibule table to borrow, read, and return. Read items by the new President and vice-President, as well as pieces about Racial Justice, the Chinese Methodist Church in Birmingham, and lots more.

A mission plan for your church

To help churches, circuits and districts consider their next steps, a mission planning toolkit can be found on the Methodist Church website. The kit offers resources to guide and support those who are thinking about and planning the next chapter in their story.