Homelessness and Housing Gathering

Zoom Gathering – hosted by Ian Rutherford (Manchester) and Mike Long (London). 

 We will hear updates on recent lobbying and the Government`s response and on current developments in social housing. We will have an open conversation on policy proposals in relation to Methodist involvement and an interactive session on the need for partnerships in working to end homelessness and integrating accommodation, health and support within this time of “Living with Covid”. 

To join the meeting email Revd Ian Rutherford on ianr7@hotmail.co.uk for a link.

We are looking forward to seeing you on 30 September and capturing everyone’s contributions.

More background information

Covid-19: Adapting to the changing needs of our children and families

More than 4.2 million children were locked in poverty before Covid-19 hit the UK. It was clear how a pandemic would make things worse for families who were already struggling. So, Action for Children sprang into action.

In this webinar, Action for Children staff tell how the charity rapidly acted to ensure that we could continue to support our children, young people and families in spite of the pandemic.

Disadvantaged children and families were disproportionately affected by the multitude of challenges that Covid-19 brought e.g. closed schools, loss of income, dealing with existing health conditions. Adapting our services and fundraising activities quickly gave families a lifeline in extremely difficult times.

Sign up for this webinar: https://r1.dotdigital-pages.com/p/3WYD-6R7/covid-19-webinar

Church and Ministry in a Secular Age

Church and Ministry in a Secular Age: a monthly forum for church leaders – 3rd Thursday of each month.

“Missional Spirituality.” Rev Liz Crumlish. Renewal and Pioneer Coordinator, Church of Scotland.

This is an offer of a space online for anyone involved in Christian leadership in Scotland. We will come together for an hour once a month, have some pump priming with 15 minutes input on a relevant topic and spend the rest of the time in discussions in breakout rooms.

Coming from a variety of denominational backgrounds ourselves we hope that we can all benefit from the richness of experience and relationships as we travel together in facing common opportunities and challenges. This is not just about Covid 19 but also the larger context of a Secular Age. Our prayer is that we will be resourced both personally but also in our ministries to find a way forward and about what God could be saying to each of us in our settings.

The series of topics starts by looking at our current context and then move towards looking to the future.

Book via Eventbrite

Church and Ministry in a Secular Age

Church and Ministry in a Secular Age: a monthly forum for church leaders – 3rd Thursday of each month.

“Buffered selves? What impact might lockdown and the resulting self-isolation have on people’s sense of themselves as ‘buffered’ (to use Charles Taylor’s concept) from spiritual realities?” Rev Dr David Miller, Millerston United Free Church, Glasgow

This is an offer of a space online for anyone involved in Christian leadership in Scotland. We will come together for an hour once a month, have some pump priming with 15 minutes input on a relevant topic and spend the rest of the time in discussions in breakout rooms.

Coming from a variety of denominational backgrounds ourselves we hope that we can all benefit from the richness of experience and relationships as we travel together in facing common opportunities and challenges. This is not just about Covid 19 but also the larger context of a Secular Age. Our prayer is that we will be resourced both personally but also in our ministries to find a way forward and about what God could be saying to each of us in our settings.

The series of topics starts by looking at our current context and then move towards looking to the future.

Book via Eventbrite

The Medium and the Message: the Paradox of Online Ministry

Church and Ministry in a Secular Age: a monthly forum for church leaders – 3rd Thursday of each month.

July’s meeting led by Rev Dr John Carswell, Minister of Cadzow Church of Scotland, Hamilton.

This is an offer of a space online for anyone involved in Christian leadership in Scotland. We will come together for an hour once a month, have some pump priming with 15 minutes input on a relevant topic and spend the rest of the time in discussions in breakout rooms.

Coming from a variety of denominational backgrounds ourselves we hope that we can all benefit from the richness of experience and relationships as we travel together in facing common opportunities and challenges. This is not just about Covid 19 but also the larger context of a Secular Age. Our prayer is that we will be resourced both personally but also in our ministries to find a way forward and about what God could be saying to each of us in our settings.

The series of topics starts by looking at our current context and then move towards looking to the future.

Book via Eventbrite

Ministry in Crisis …? Lunchtime conversations

Christian Education Association Scotland

A network for children’s and family ministry practitioners, advisers or church leaders engaged in ministry with and among children. An opportunity to hear from and share with others involved in these areas of ministry from different church contexts in Scotland.

Registration 

Ministry in Crisis …? Lunchtime conversations

Christian Education Association Scotland

A network for children’s and family ministry practitioners, advisers or church leaders engaged in ministry with and among children. An opportunity to hear from and share with others involved in these areas of ministry from different church contexts in Scotland.

Registration