Methodist Conference 25 June to 2 July 2020

The Methodist Conference will be held online from 25th June to 2nd July 2020.

  • The presbyteral sessions will be held on Thursday and Friday, with the representative sessions from Saturday to Tuesday.
  • Conference sessions will be streamed live – see https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/the-methodist-conference/conference-2020/ – where more details are promised in due course.
  • You can also follow links from there to the conference timetable and agenda papers.
  • There is a variety of fringe events – methods of joining in/registering vary. Click on the relevant links, preferably before the start of the event!

Utilising online platforms for mission

Online Zoom event – Tuesday 7th July 2020 10:00 to 14:00.
led by Ali Johnson, Digital Evangelist at Cliff College.

This is a FREE training day led by Ali Johnson, Digital Evangelist at Cliff College, for those who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in using social media, websites and lots other platforms for mission!

This training day is not for those beginning to use digital in their church/missional context, but it is for those who are already using social media — those who would like to ‘work smarter’ and advance their skills and knowledge.

Some basic knowledge is needed but it should be accessible for all ministers, administrators and lay workers, as well as volunteers with some digital awareness. As well as develop knowledge of different platforms, it will also help develop awareness of trends, target groups, different contexts and creative ideas for engaging digitally.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-communication-training-tickets-109599212194

Let’s talk – webinar

Let's talk webinar posterIt is a Webinar, hosted by the Strathclyde Methodist Circuit!

Be part of the first one!

COVID 19:  Just blame God?!

5 Methodist people from different professions within Strathclyde begin a conversation on the effect of COVID 19 – and whether a better world could emerge . . .

There will be an opportunity to ask your questions . . .

When?     Tuesday 16th June at 8pm

How?  Register now using this link and you will be given the information you need to join the webinar!

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1I-IgT3hRMmHhCV0xHOALw

Let’s talk . . . . and then make a difference.

Makeshift Solas Festival – free – online

Solas Festival – Scotland’s midsummer festival – has been running since 2009. The all-age, weekend-long celebration of music and the arts is designed to entertain, inspire and challenge.

Our programme makes space for challenging debate with activists, writers and thinkers from across the political, cultural and religious spectrum. The festival offers a broad, inclusive, creative and entertaining programme for festival-goers of all ages in a safe environment; everyone is welcome.The Solas Festival, held at Errol Park in previous years, is online this year June 20 and 21.

Homelessness and Housing Gathering

A New Vision for Homelessness and Housing

Wednesday 10 June, 11.00 am.

A Zoom Gathering will take place on Wednesday 10 June between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. hosted by Revd Ian Rutherford (Manchester) and Revd Mike Long (London) to discuss a new vision for homelessness and housing in the light of Covid-19.

The two interactive sessions will ask “What are you seeing?” and “What do you want to see?” More background.

For details of the event and access please email ianr7@hotmail.co.uk