Columba Fest 2018

It will take place on 8th-10th June 2018 at the Iona Community Base, in Glasgow.  More details of venues and events.

Contributors will include Pádraig Ó Tuama, Alastair McIntosh, Alyson Hallet, John L. Bell, Carol Marples, Jane Bentley, Margaret McLarty, Lorraine McIntosh, Ian Bradley, Craig Gardiner, Andy Thornton, David Heavenor … and with more wonderful folk to be confirmed soon.

There is a range of ticket options available: come for the weekend, a day, or just an evening.

ColumbaFest is organised by Wild Goose and the Iona Community and this year is themed, ‘Dreams and Visions’. It’s an urban festival of faith, culture, politics and creativity, consisting of a stimulating and diverse range of talks, workshops, concerts, worship, and walks.

MWiB District Fellowship Day

Saturday 19 May 2018
11.00 am – 3.00 pm

Pollokshaws Methodist Church
74 Shawholm Crescent, Glasgow, G43 1NY

Speaker: Rev Jackie Bellfield

Theme: “Those Who Wait”

Tickets £8 – include buffet lunch and tea/coffee on arrival

Market Place/Bring and Buy – proceeds to The Congo Appeal

Tickets available in due course from Gail Balfour g.bal4@blueyonder.co.uk

Rev Jackie Bellfield is a Methodist Minister in the North West of England. Serving the Wirral Circuit Jackie has pastoral charge of three churches, links with an Ecumenical Partnership, and oversees worship development in the Circuit of 22 churches.  In addition to serving on various district committees and supporting North West candidates Jackie is a regular broadcaster on Radio Merseyside and a sought after after-dinner speaker. Jackie brings humour and spirituality to life and is passionate about worship and community development.

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.

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.