Rescheduled events in Perth

Please note that Bible Month and Reimagine Training Days have been rescheduled. Bible Month will now take place on Saturday May 12th, and Reimagine will take place on Saturday. June 9th. Timings are slightly different for each event with Bible Month beginning at 10.15, concluding at 15.30, while Reimagine will begin at 10.00 am and conclude at 16.00. Both events are taking place in Perth Methodist Church. Please contact Fiona Inglis to book a place/places and advise of  any special dietary requirements.

Revised dates for Christian Aid gatherings

The Aberdeen and Edinburgh gatherings did not take place on the appointed days because of the snow. Both have been rescheduled.

Aberdeen – Thursday 15th March 10am – 1pm (the venue will remain Holburn West Church)

 Edinburgh – Wednesday 28th March 10.45am – 3pm (the venue will remain Augustine United Church)

Please email Glasgow@christian-aid.org if you intend to attend either of these. It would be helpful if those who intended to be there on the original date could clarify whether they are able to attend the rescheduled meeting. And a warm welcome is extended to those who find they can make the new date, but not the old!

Take Time Training Day

Thursday 10th May 2018
10.00am – 3.30 pm
Anniesland Methodist Worship Centre, Sutcliffe Rd, G13 1BU, Glasgow
Free of Charge

Take Time offers meditations and TakeTime Together courses, with an approach based on Ignatian Spirituality. Rev Clive McKie has piloted these course in prisons and other contexts with profound results.

This special training day will offer an opportunity for those contemplating leadership of TakeTime Together courses in their church or group to learn about the background, sample a course, and learn how to take them; since leadership is best shared, it would be good if you were accompanied by a potential co-leader.

Programme Outline

To book a place please contact Fiona at the District Office. Lunch will also be provided so please let Fiona know if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Visit of the President and Vice-President to Scotland

The President of the Methodist Conference, Loraine Mellor, and the Vice President, Jill Baker, will be based in Strathclyde and Paisley for their visit to the Scotland district this year.  They will visit churches in the area during the two days they are with us in the district.

 On Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 7pm members of the district are invited to join them at Pollokshaws Methodist Church G43 1NY for a celebration service.

Easter on Iona

Kissed-Pierced-Hidden-Revealed: Seeing God’s Passion from Gethsemane to Glory

  • 28th March – 2nd April
  • Seasonal Encounters with the Iona Community 2018 in partnership with the St Columba Hotel

Drawing on visual art from the Middle Ages to our present we will look at how artists working in all kinds of circumstances – from power to poverty, the mainstream to the margins – have responded to Christ’s passion and resurrection. Through these encounters with intimate moments of human love and failure, pain, loss, doubt and astonishing revelation, we ourselves are drawn into fresh ways of seeing the most important story there is in the life of faith.

Debbie Lewer is an art historian, Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Glasgow and a regular speaker in churches, theological colleges and at festivals and retreats on the rich relationship between art and faith.

There will also be the opportunity to join in a whole range of special services for Holy Week at Iona Abbey and other locations on the island.

The Iona Community is an international, ecumenical Christian movement working for peace and justice, the rebuilding of community, and the renewal of worship. Our programmes offer spaces in which people can explore life’s meaning and purpose in the company of others, and can encounter, experience and celebrate the riches and challenges of communal life. We have a long association with the Island of Iona and are delighted to have the opportunity to offer some programmes in partnership with the St. Columba Hotel whilst our own centres are closed due to refurbishment and maintenance work.

Prices start at £649 per person for the 5 nights and include conti- nental breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation and programme charges. To reserve your place please either visit www.stcolumba-hotel.co.uk and book online, or phone 44 (0) 1681 700 304.

For further programme information contact:
The Iona Community Programmes Development Worker pat@iona.org.uk

The Iona Community
21 Carlton Court Glasgow G5 9JP
t: 44 (0) 141 429 7281
e: pat@iona.org.uk
w: www.iona.org.uk