All We Can, the development charity of the Methodist Church, has started to work in Malawi, a country with strong connections with Scotland.
Partners include Churches Action in Relief and Development, Adolescent Girls Literacy+, Eagles Relief and Development Programme and Foundation for Civic Education.
The Autumn edition of In Touch has been distributed by email to Synod members. Read your own copy now, including items about the Wesley Historical Society and the Scottish Churches Rural Group.
The Autumn 2017 edition of the connexion focuses on Leadership. Read online, or find a copy at your local church.
Wesley House is pleased to announce its first online course for the new academic year: Walking the Story: resources for a personal pilgrimage. Based on the book by Revd Dr Jane Leach about her experience of walking the ancient pilgrim way to Santiago de Compostela, this course will explore pilgrimage, its role in Christian spirituality and its relevance in Christian life today. Participants will be resourced make their own spiritual pilgrimage and to reflect upon some key questions for contemporary Christianity.
The course will run for 8 weeks, commencing on 2nd October and is available at the special introductory offer price of £50. Participants are asked to set aside approximately 4 hours study time each week. Please register your interest by Monday 18th September at email@example.com
Creation Time started in the Orthodox Church in 1989 and has been supported by a growing number of churches across Europe since then. The European Christian Environmental Network has urged churches to adopt a Time for Creation, stretching from 1 September to the feast of St Francis on 4 October. This was endorsed at the European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu, Romania in 2007, when it was agreed that Creation Time “be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change”.
Download resources from a variety of writers, including Eco-Congregation Scotland.
3 week-long programmes run by the Iona Community with accommodation in the St Columba Hotel on Iona.
Following on from the excellent District Prayer Diary that Jill Baker produced for us last year, I am hoping that we can have a similarly inspiring one this year. I invite you to submit prayers, meditations, stories and other reflections, particularly around ‘mission’. This may be something that your church is involved with – at home or abroad – or it may be thoughts around the need for mission and our call to discipleship.
I look forward to hearing back- either directly on firstname.lastname@example.org – or via Fiona at District Office. Please send your contribution by 31 July 2017.