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

Preparing for Jonah Bible Month

Bible Month Learning Event
Perth Methodist Church
Friday 2nd March 2018
10 am to 3.30 pm

The Methodist Bible Month Initiative, provides churches and circuits with an opportunity to focus on Jonah for an entire month (June is suggested), with support  materials being made available via the Connexional website. The Bible Month Initiative is an important response to the challenge of developing biblical engagement and biblical literacy throughout the Connexion.

In preparation for the Bible month, Professor John Drane and Olive Fleming Drane will lead local preachers and worship leaders, small group leaders and anyone who would like an opportunity to enhance their biblical knowledge and understanding.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided; there is no charge for the event.  Perth’s premises were refurbished in 2017, and provide a warm welcoming environment for study and fellowship.

To book a place please contact Fiona at the Scotland District office, making her aware of any specific dietary requirements.

The Learning and Development Forum for Scotland and Shetland wishes to offer financial support to people who may require to book overnight accommodation in Perth, or travel from Shetland. Our notional position is that we will pay one third of the travel costs from Shetland  and one third of the accommodation costs for folk from either district who require overnight accommodation in Perth (up to a joint total of 15 places), in the hope that local circuits or district funds might also contribute one third. Should you wish to avail yourself of this opportunity please inform Fiona and Gary Williams, National Learning and Development Coordinator – Scotland & Shetland, will then get in touch.

This event has been arranged in conjunction with a evening meal and meeting on Friday, and a day event ‘Reimagine Church’ on Saturday.

Reimagine Church Forum

Perth Methodist Church
Saturday 3rd March 2018
10 am to 3.30 pm

Trey Hall, church planter, coach and mentor, will lead participants in exploring how to revitalise existing churches and start new churches. Reimagine Church is an important initiative within Methodism in Britain and Trey has been sharing important insights and knowledge gained from experience. Trey is aware of the challenging context for Methodism in many places and his work to date has been warmly received and found to be relevant and helpful by Methodists in other districts.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided; there is no charge for the event.  Perth’s premises were refurbished in 2017, and provide a warm welcoming environment for study and fellowship.

To book a place please contact Fiona at the Scotland District office, making her aware of any specific dietary requirements.

The Learning and Development Forum for Scotland and Shetland wishes to offer financial support to people who may require to book overnight accommodation in Perth, or travel from Shetland. Our notional position is that we will pay one third of the travel costs from Shetland  and one third of the accommodation costs for folk from either district who require overnight accommodation in Perth (up to a joint total of 15 places), in the hope that local circuits or district funds might also contribute one third. Should you wish to avail yourself of this opportunity please inform Fiona and Gary Williams, National Learning and Development Coordinator – Scotland & Shetland, will then get in touch.

This event has been arranged in conjunction with the Preparing for Jonah Bible month and  a evening meal and meeting all on Friday 2nd March,.