District Events

  • Wed
    08
    Dec
    2021
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

    8 December: Faith at Home

    This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

    Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

    Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

    This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

    Please register in advance via Eventbrite

    If
    you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

  • Thu
    06
    Jan
    2022
    online

    encounter 2022 header

    Encounter is a place to deepen your awareness of God an opportunity to reflect on your faith journey a supportive small group environment for sharing and learning together a place to help you discern your unique calling.

    The programme is for any adult from the Methodist Church in Britain who is seeking to deepen their discipleship and explore their vocation.

    • We will meet online monthly between February and November 2022
    • The Encounter programme is being offered free of charge
    • Book via Eventbrite to attend one of the online taster evenings on 6th January or 12th January 2022
    • Contact either Tricia or Sharon for more information

    Tricia Mitchell mitchellt@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Sharon Nugent nugents@methodistchurch.org.uk

  • Wed
    12
    Jan
    2022
    online

    encounter 2022 header

    Encounter is a place to deepen your awareness of God an opportunity to reflect on your faith journey a supportive small group environment for sharing and learning together a place to help you discern your unique calling.

    The programme is for any adult from the Methodist Church in Britain who is seeking to deepen their discipleship and explore their vocation.

    • We will meet online monthly between February and November 2022
    • The Encounter programme is being offered free of charge
    • Book via Eventbrite to attend one of the online taster evenings on 6th January or 12th January 2022
    • Contact either Tricia or Sharon for more information

    Tricia Mitchell mitchellt@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Sharon Nugent nugents@methodistchurch.org.uk

  • Sat
    15
    Jan
    2022
    Zoom

    Beginning Sat 15th Jan on Zoom

    More information and register on Eventbrite

  • 9.30 - 11 amonline

    encountering God flyer

    Register via Eventbrite. More details will be provided for those registered and as part of our introductory session on 15th Jan.

    For more information please contact Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone within the Scotland and Shetland Region, who either:

    • has an interest in worship
    • is already a worship leader or local preacher, who would like to use the space for sharing with others and refreshing selves
    • would like to explore a call to worship leading or preaching
    • has have begun training as a worship leader or local preacher

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free to anyone - just register and you'll receive joining instructions and further information.

    About the Connexional Learning Network

    Learning and development across the Connexion is supported by the Methodist Church's Learning Network. This work has four aims:

    nurturing and equipping Christ-like disciples
    challenging and equipping mission-shaped communities
    forming and equipping those who share in lay and ordained ministry
    enabling and encouraging creative thinkers in an environment of scholarship, research and innovation.

  • Tue
    25
    Jan
    2022
    1pm - 4 pmonline

    Foundation module - Creating Safer Space is intended for those within the Scotland & Shetland region of the Methodist Church, who:

    • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church that requires the post holder to attend this course
    • have previously completed Foundation training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

    NB If you are required to complete the Advanced Module you need only refresh at Advanced level after initially completing the Foundation course.

    The course is delivered in two sessions and includes a refreshment break.

    Copies of the Handbook and Workbook, which includes case studies that will be used during the sessions, can be accessed electronically on the Connexional website here Foundation Module online materials

    Please have a read through the Handbook and bring any questions to the course from your reading.

    You will also find a privacy notice which you should read before attending.

    If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

  • Tue
    08
    Feb
    2022
    7.15pm - 9.15pmonline

    This Advanced Module Gathered Session is intended for those who:

    • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church that requires the post holder to attend this course, or
    • have previously completed this training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

    The Advanced Module (online) comprises of a set of resources that contribute towards the participants’ learning. It is split into three parts:

    • Advanced Module (online) e-learning - this takes approximately 4 to 7 hours and can be completed in smaller sections. Alongside the e-learning participants complete a Workbook which they then take to the Gathered session.
    • Handbook – to support learning during Advanced Module and for further study and resources.
    • Advanced Module (online) Gathered Session – a 2 hour facilitated session to consolidate learning from Advanced Module (online) e-learning.

    All course delegates are expected to have a basic knowledge of safeguarding, having already undertaken the Foundation Module. The Advanced Module is designed to build on this learning to ensure that delegates are fully equipped to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities within the Methodist Church. The Advanced Module will help delegates understand what to look out for, how to respond and when to ask for help, to ensure that Methodist Churches are safe places for all.

    Please note, participants can only attend the Gathered Session once they have completed the e-learning section of the course. Once you register here, you will be sent e-learning access details at least 2-3 weeks before the Gathered Session. Please make sure you complete this at least 3 days before the Gathered Session or you will not be able to participate.

    The Gathered Session is over two hours and includes a brief comfort break.

    Copies of the Handbook and any other materials needed can be accessed electronically on the Connexional website here Advanced Module online materials

    You will also find a privacy notice which you should read before attending.

    If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

     

  • Tue
    22
    Feb
    2022
    10 am to 12 noononline

    We’re delighted to welcome staff from Christian Aid South Sudan to our virtual Gathering in February. Yitna Tekaligne and Mbaraka Fazal will speak about the impact of climate change and conflict on vulnerable communities.  
     
    We’ll also talk about new ways of participating in Christian Aid Week, celebrate the Kiltwalk’s success and let you know how you can get involved in 2022. 

    This will be an interactive session with lots of opportunities to ask questions of our staff and other supporters.  

    Please do save the date and invite others to join us. 

    Email to register and receive the joining instructions: edinburgh@christian-aid.org 

  • Tue
    22
    Mar
    2022
    7 - 8.30pmonline webinar

    An introduction to Church at the Margins

    Poverty across the UK is rising with a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and communities. How should we respond? What is God’s invitation to us? This webinar offers an  introduction to the vision and values of Church at the economic margins with stories from local practitioners in urban and rural contexts.

    Hosted: by Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer and Sarah Hulme, Rural Officer.

    REGISTER NOW

    Each District has its own webinar; this is the webinar for Scotland and Shetland

  • 7.30 - 8.30 pmonline
    Regional Safeguarding Clinic

    What does the Church look like now, against the backdrop of the pandemic we have experienced? What issues and needs do we see as we emerge into what could be challenging times where digital ministry has become more prevalent? How does the lens of safeguarding help us to respond well?

    The day to day challenges of mission and ministry and the changing face of church may pose many questions for you in your role - however that involves safeguarding. We welcome your participation and questions as we gather to share insights and reflect together on different aspects of our work. Each clinic has a particular focus on the role of safeguarding in a variety of ministry areas. Please come and join the conversations.

    These events are led by the Safeguarding Advisory Group, including Euan Morrison, District Safeguarding Officer for the Districts of Scotland and Shetland.

    For more information please contact Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone within the Scotland and Shetland Region with an interest in safeguarding and particular topic areas.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free to anyone - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

     

  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2022
    7 pm to 9.30 pmonline

    Foundation module - Creating Safer Space is intended for those within the Scotland & Shetland region of the Methodist Church, who:

    • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church that requires the post holder to attend this course
    • have previously completed Foundation training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

    NB If you are required to complete the Advanced Module you need only refresh at Advanced level after initially completing the Foundation course.

    The course is delivered in two sessions and includes a refreshment break.

    Copies of the Handbook and Workbook, which includes case studies that will be used during the sessions, can be accessed electronically on the Connexional website here Foundation Module online materials

    Please have a read through the Handbook and bring any questions to the course from your reading.

    You will also find a privacy notice which you should read before attending.

    If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

  • Sat
    14
    May
    2022
    10 am to 12 noononline

    This Advanced Module Gathered Session is intended for those who:

    • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church that requires the post holder to attend this course, or
    • have previously completed this training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

    The Advanced Module (online) comprises of a set of resources that contribute towards the participants’ learning. It is split into three parts:

    • Advanced Module (online) e-learning - this takes approximately 4 to 7 hours and can be completed in smaller sections. Alongside the e-learning participants complete a Workbook which they then take to the Gathered session.
    • Handbook – to support learning during Advanced Module and for further study and resources.
    • Advanced Module (online) Gathered Session – a 2 hour facilitated session to consolidate learning from Advanced Module (online) e-learning.

    All course delegates are expected to have a basic knowledge of safeguarding, having already undertaken the Foundation Module. The Advanced Module is designed to build on this learning to ensure that delegates are fully equipped to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities within the Methodist Church. The Advanced Module will help delegates understand what to look out for, how to respond and when to ask for help, to ensure that Methodist Churches are safe places for all.

    Please note, participants can only attend the Gathered Session once they have completed the e-learning section of the course. Once you register here, you will be sent e-learning access details at least 2-3 weeks before the Gathered Session. Please make sure you complete this at least 3 days before the Gathered Session or you will not be able to participate.

    The Gathered Session is over two hours and includes a brief comfort break.

    Copies of the Handbook and any other materials needed can be accessed electronically on the Connexional website here Advanced Module online materials

    You will also find a privacy notice which you should read before attending.

    If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

     

  • Thu
    09
    Jun
    2022
    7.30 - 8.30 pmonline
    Regional Safeguarding Clinic

    What does the Church look like now, against the backdrop of the pandemic we have experienced? What issues and needs do we see as we emerge into what could be challenging times where digital ministry has become more prevalent? How does the lens of safeguarding help us to respond well?

    The day to day challenges of mission and ministry and the changing face of church may pose many questions for you in your role - however that involves safeguarding. We welcome your participation and questions as we gather to share insights and reflect together on different aspects of our work. Each clinic has a particular focus on the role of safeguarding in a variety of ministry areas. Please come and join the conversations.

    These events are led by the Safeguarding Advisory Group, including Euan Morrison, District Safeguarding Officer for the Districts of Scotland and Shetland.

    For more information please contact Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone within the Scotland and Shetland Region with an interest in safeguarding and particular topic areas.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free to anyone - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022
    10 am to 1pmonline

    Foundation module - Creating Safer Space is intended for those within the Scotland & Shetland region of the Methodist Church, who:

    • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church that requires the post holder to attend this course
    • have previously completed Foundation training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

    NB If you are required to complete the Advanced Module you need only refresh at Advanced level after initially completing the Foundation course.

    The course is delivered in two sessions and includes a refreshment break.

    Copies of the Handbook and Workbook, which includes case studies that will be used during the sessions, can be accessed electronically on the Connexional website here Foundation Module online materials

    Please have a read through the Handbook and bring any questions to the course from your reading.

    You will also find a privacy notice which you should read before attending.

    If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2022
    7.15 pm to 9.15 pmonline

    This Advanced Module Gathered Session is intended for those who:

    • are starting a new role within the Methodist Church that requires the post holder to attend this course, or
    • have previously completed this training and are required to refresh after 4 years.

    The Advanced Module (online) comprises of a set of resources that contribute towards the participants’ learning. It is split into three parts:

    • Advanced Module (online) e-learning - this takes approximately 4 to 7 hours and can be completed in smaller sections. Alongside the e-learning participants complete a Workbook which they then take to the Gathered session.
    • Handbook – to support learning during Advanced Module and for further study and resources.
    • Advanced Module (online) Gathered Session – a 2 hour facilitated session to consolidate learning from Advanced Module (online) e-learning.

    All course delegates are expected to have a basic knowledge of safeguarding, having already undertaken the Foundation Module. The Advanced Module is designed to build on this learning to ensure that delegates are fully equipped to fulfil their safeguarding responsibilities within the Methodist Church. The Advanced Module will help delegates understand what to look out for, how to respond and when to ask for help, to ensure that Methodist Churches are safe places for all.

    Please note, participants can only attend the Gathered Session once they have completed the e-learning section of the course. Once you register here, you will be sent e-learning access details at least 2-3 weeks before the Gathered Session. Please make sure you complete this at least 3 days before the Gathered Session or you will not be able to participate.

    The Gathered Session is over two hours and includes a brief comfort break.

    Copies of the Handbook and any other materials needed can be accessed electronically on the Connexional website here Advanced Module online materials

    You will also find a privacy notice which you should read before attending.

    If you have any questions or support needs to access the event, please contact Lorraine Darlow, National Learning & Development Coordinator

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

     

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