Bible Month with Mark – Round table talks

Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
ask questions and share in conversations about Mark’s Gospel with Professor John Drane.

Click on a title for registration – free!

What is Mark’s gospel for? 4th May

Almost the whole of Mark’s gospel is contained in the much larger gospels of Matthew and Luke, much of it expressed in a more articulate and sophisticated form.
So what was the point of keeping Mark in the New Testament? And how did the early church use it?

What makes a disciple? 18th May

The stories of the disciples are familiar and well loved, beginning with a group of fishers invited by Jesus to follow him. But what happened next, and how might their journey with Jesus inform our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st century?

What is the point of it all? 1st June

As the first Christians shared the gospel throughout the Roman empire, they needed to explain their faith in ways that would address the concerns of those they met. The questions on the street in ancient Rome had many similarities with things that fascinate people today, and we can learn much from the way in which Mark’s gospel engages with them.

Memories that fire the imagination 15th June

We all have our favourite stories that inspire us, and in this session we will reflect on selected episodes from Mark that have particular resonance today as we work out what it means for us to be effective in ministry and mission.

Scottish Parliament Elections briefings

The Joint Public Issues Team  and the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Officer have put together briefings on key issues in the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament.

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Property and Mission Roadshow 12 May 2021

Roadshow flyer

More details including programme and speakers

Registration  – booking form

Numbers are limited, so please register as soon as you can.

These Roadshows are planned on a  regional basis, to address issues at a  local level. The Roadshow for Scotland (and the North West of England) is on 12 May 2021, 10am to 1pm.

When registering you will have an opportunity to send in your questions in advance so the Roadshows are as interactive and relevant as possible. We aim to theme and address questions in the Q&As. Questions not addressed on the day will be answered here on the Property Roadshow webpage www.methodist.org.uk/property-roadshow. If you have questions after registering, please email them with the subject line ‘Roadshow questions’ to: property@methodistchurch.org.uk

Once  you have registered, you will receive  a secure Zoom link to join your chosen Roadshow by email, which you will need to keep handy as you will click the link to join on the day of the Roadshow.

Racism, Sewell and the Christian Response

Last month’s Government Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (Sewell) Report has generated a great deal of debate within society and church.

A webinar on the 14 April offers an opportunity to hear from some of the keenest minds in church and society on the report, and for you to share your opinions on the issues. The event is hosted in partnership with the Racial Justice Advocacy Forum, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and CTBI.

More details and registration

Ordination Exploration Days

Is God calling you to be an Ordained Minister in the Methodist Church?

Has anyone ever suggested to you that you would make a good minister?

Have you ever felt God calling you to serve the Church as a Deacon or Presbyter?

Do you want to know more about the life of the ordained?

Please join us on: 

Online – 17 April 2021 – via Zoom – click here to book

Online – 25 September 2021 – via Zoom – click here to book

More information about these days.

Worship leading and preaching conference 21-22 May

Our next weekend conference with the theme ‘Opening Doors’ for all who are interested in leading worship or preaching with three sessions:

Session 1: Recovery 7.30-9pm, Fri with Lorraine Darlow and Rev Lorna Murray

Session 2: Reorientation 9.30-11am, Sat with Jill Baker

Session 3: Renewal 11.30am-1pm, Sat with Rev Andrew Fox and Rev Mark Slaney

Register via our Eventbrite page and please share the flier below.

Opening Doors event

Family Ministry Unpacked

family ministry unpackedA series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

8th Jun Faith at Home register via our Eventbrite page.