District Events

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020
    10.30am-4pmPollokshaws Methodist Church

    This Core Learning session accompanies the Essential preparation (which takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes) and Handbook (a resource for further study) to equip all involved in safeguarding roles who require training to this level. A list of those who are required to attend is available here. Lunch is provided.

    Please book a place using the booking link https://advanced_module_pollokshaws_jan2020.eventbrite.co.uk

  • 12:30 pmWoodlands Methodist Church
  • Sat
    08
    Feb
    2020
    10.30 am to 4 pmCity of Edinburgh Methodist Church

    This is for new stewards and existing stewards and will cover the first two modules of the recently-published training materials, with some additional reading and optional homework following each session.

    There is no charge, and lunch, catering for a variety of dietary needs will be provided. Please register at https://circuit_stewards_induction_day1.eventbrite.co.uk

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

  • Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    6:30 pmShettleston Methodist Church

    Come and join our celebration as we celebrate the worship and work that has taken place in this building before we move on to different premises.

  • Wed
    19
    Feb
    2020
    10am to 1pmThe Steeple Church Halls, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DG.

    Join us at the Gatherings 2020 to explore how Christian Aid responds to communities in crisis across the world.

    We commit almost a third of our total income to our humanitarian work. Every year Christian Aid reaches millions of disaster-affected people. At the Gatherings 2020, find out how we provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond.

    Country Focus: The Gatherings 2020 will focus on how communities in Kenya are supported to adapt, transform and respond to climate change.

    Faith Focus: Join us for a unique session of Just Scripture, Christian Aid’s international bible study tool. We’ll connect live with an overseas partner to explore a scripture passage together. Together with staff and volunteers, discover how we can amplify our voices to speak truth to power and to create lasting change.

    Keynote speaker: Nick Guttmann, Christian Aid Head of Humanitarian Division

    Highlights: Just Scripture, Exploring Kenya, Climate Justice 2020

    Booking information

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    2020
    10am to 1pmCathedral Halls, The Cross, Dunblane, FK15 0AQ.

    Join us at the Gatherings 2020 to explore how Christian Aid responds to communities in crisis across the world.

    We commit almost a third of our total income to our humanitarian work. Every year Christian Aid reaches millions of disaster-affected people. At the Gatherings 2020, find out how we provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond.

    Country Focus: The Gatherings 2020 will focus on how communities in Kenya are supported to adapt, transform and respond to climate change.

    Faith Focus: Join us for a unique session of Just Scripture, Christian Aid’s international bible study tool. We’ll connect live with an overseas partner to explore a scripture passage together. Together with staff and volunteers, discover how we can amplify our voices to speak truth to power and to create lasting change.

    Keynote speaker: Nick Guttmann, Christian Aid Head of Humanitarian Division

    Highlights: Just Scripture, Exploring Kenya, Climate Justice 2020

    Booking information

  • Fri
    21
    Feb
    2020
    10am to 1pmWheatley House Academy, 150 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DW.

    Join us at the Gatherings 2020 to explore how Christian Aid responds to communities in crisis across the world.

    We commit almost a third of our total income to our humanitarian work. Every year Christian Aid reaches millions of disaster-affected people. At the Gatherings 2020, find out how we provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond.

    Country Focus: The Gatherings 2020 will focus on how communities in Kenya are supported to adapt, transform and respond to climate change.

    Faith Focus: Join us for a unique session of Just Scripture, Christian Aid’s international bible study tool. We’ll connect live with an overseas partner to explore a scripture passage together. Together with staff and volunteers, discover how we can amplify our voices to speak truth to power and to create lasting change.

    Keynote speaker: Nick Guttmann, Christian Aid Head of Humanitarian Division

    Highlights: Just Scripture, Exploring Kenya, Climate Justice 2020

    Booking information

  • Sat
    22
    Feb
    2020
    10.30 am to 3.30 pmStirling Methodist Church

    The Foundation course has changed and this day is for all trainers wishing to continue delivering this module. It aims to refresh knowledge and understanding and delivery of the new foundation materials.

    Lunch will be provided, catering for those on gluten free, low sugar and vegetarian diets. Please contact the Learning Network if you have any other need that we should be aware of to help you participate in this day.

    Register through Eventbrite.

    Contact Lorraine Darlow, Learning & Development Officer, for more information:
    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk
    mobile: 07799 900471

  • 10.30am-3.30pmStirling Methodist Church

    This day is for all Trainers who are delivering the Foundation Module in Creating Safer Space. Whether you have been training for several years or more, or only just started, this day is for you! It aims to refresh knowledge and understanding as preparation for delivering the new foundation materials. All existing trainers must complete this training before delivering the new module. Lunch is provided.
    Please book a place using the booking link https://trainer_refresher_training.eventbrite.co.uk

  • 10am to 1pmSt George’s Church Halls, 50 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EJ.

    Join us at the Gatherings 2020 to explore how Christian Aid responds to communities in crisis across the world.

    We commit almost a third of our total income to our humanitarian work. Every year Christian Aid reaches millions of disaster-affected people. At the Gatherings 2020, find out how we provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond.

    Country Focus: The Gatherings 2020 will focus on how communities in Kenya are supported to adapt, transform and respond to climate change.

    Faith Focus: Join us for a unique session of Just Scripture, Christian Aid’s international bible study tool. We’ll connect live with an overseas partner to explore a scripture passage together. Together with staff and volunteers, discover how we can amplify our voices to speak truth to power and to create lasting change.

    Keynote speaker: Nick Guttmann, Christian Aid Head of Humanitarian Division

    Highlights: Just Scripture, Exploring Kenya, Climate Justice 2020

    Booking information

  • Mon
    16
    Mar
    2020
    10.30 am to 1.30 pmINTERFAITH SCOTLAND FLEMINGTON HOUSE 110 FLEMINGTON STREET GLASGOW G21 4BF

    Organised by Interfaith Scotland of which the Methodist Church is a member.

    Register by Tuesday 10th March - admin@interfaithscotland.org or call 0141 558 0778.

    More details

  • Sat
    21
    Mar
    2020
    10.30am-3.30pmONLINE ONLY

    This is an ONLINE event which participants will be able to engage with from Sat 21st March, and additional materials will be made available in the comming weeks to suppliment resources in preparation for Bible Month in June.

    Bible Month is an opportunity for churches to spend 30 days focusing on a single biblical book, and this year it will focus on the beautiful story of Ruth, in all its joys and lows.

    In preparation for this, we are excited to be offering a range of resources, including key note talks, to support preachers, worship leaders, Messy Church leaders, small group facilitators, and children and youth leaders. These will help you to consider how you can utilise materials in your context as you prepare for Bible Month, and is an opportunity to develop confidence and skill in engaging with a single biblical book.

    For more information about Bible Month visit http://www.preachweb.org/biblemonth

    Find all the resources to participate in this Online event here.

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

  • Sat
    18
    Apr
    2020

    This Circuit Stewards Training Day was planned for Saturday 18 April 2020  to cover modules 3 and 4 of the course. Due to the safety measures of social distancing and isolation, this course has been rescheduled until after the crisis.

    The role of Circuit Steward is one of the key lay ministries in Methodism and so deserves the best support and training possible to do the work effectively.

    The new handbook and induction course, along with the Creating Safe Spaces Foundation Module, provide information and learning for new Circuit Stewards but also offer ongoing learning and reflection for existing Circuit Stewards as a means of Continuous Professional Development. Reading materials to accompany this course can be found on the Connexional Website.

    There is no charge for this event, and lunch is provided, which will cater for a variety of dietary needs. Please register on Eventbrite. For any further information please contact Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020
    Perth Methodist Church, Scott Street
  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020
    Perth Methodist Church, Scott Street
  • Sat
    09
    May
    2020
    10.30am-3.30pmStirling Methodist Church

    An opportunity to meet with others in safeguarding roles across the district, and reflect together on developments,  plans and case studies. Lunch is included.
    Please book a place using the booking link https://district_safeguarding_day_may2020.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Fri
    19
    Jun
    2020
    10 - 11.30 amOnline

    The Methodist Church Evangelism & Growth Team - Webinar series: Mission beyond lockdown
    We can’t do what we usually do right now. And if, as expected, social distancing measures remain for some time, our church buildings may remain closed for months yet. What does this mean for God's mission through the church?

    The desire to plant or pioneer a new Christian community is in a lot of our circuits and churches. It can seem daunting, but don't worry - this webinar will share some advice and good practices for those who want to start something new.

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mission-beyond-lockdown-new-places-for-new-people-tickets-107795780080

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
    Sun
    21
    Jun
    2020
  • Wed
    24
    Jun
    2020
    12 noon to 1.30 pmOnline

    The Methodist Church Evangelism & Growth Team - Webinar series: Mission beyond lockdown
    We can’t do what we usually do right now. And if, as expected, social distancing measures remain for some time, our church buildings may remain closed for months yet. What does this mean for God's mission through the church?

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mission-beyond-lockdown-webinar-digital-discipleship-tickets-107672403056

  • 12.30 to 2 pmOnline

    Hosted by Trinity College, Glasgow

    The current pandemic has raised huge challenges for churches in relation to pastoral care. Key concerns have been responding to physical illness, death and grieving under lockdown conditions, but also responding to heightened levels of anxiety, fear and stress. Medical and care staff have been under great pressure and there will be enduring legacies of trauma for many of them. This Zoominar will be reflecting theologically on these issues and concerns and also on broader cultural impacts of the crisis on current and future well-being in our societies. How has the language and reality of distancing affected our ability to connect with and care for one another? What have we learned about the capacities and limits of online care? What has this time revealed about how we value seniors, essential low paid workers and BAME members of our society? How will the loss of opportunities and freedoms shape the development of our children and young people? How does pastoral care find context and expression in our political and liturgical theology and practice?

    We have drawn together a panel of four theologians to offer reflections on pastoral care in a time of pandemic and the disruption we are in, followed by questions and interaction:

    • Rev Dr Harriet Harris (Chaplain, University of Edinburgh)
    • Rev Dr Lance Stone (Minister of the English Reformed Church in Amsterdam, former Director of Pastoral Studies at Westminster College Cambridge)
    • Prof Heather Walton (Professor of Theology & Creative Practice, University of Glasgow)
    • Rev Dr Joss Bryan (Pastoral and Practical Theology, University of Durham)

    Register for a Zoomlink: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pastoral-care-in-a-time-of-covid-19-tickets-108665535542

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020
    2:00 pmonline Zoom webinar

    Conference Fringe Event

    All disciples of Jesus are called to listen for, speak of, and live out the good news from their own lived experience, theology, and perspective. While some have been given particular spiritual gifts for communicating the gospel, we are all called to witness to God’s goodness in word and deed. Responding to this calling does not require a personality transplant or the adoption of a theological stance with which we do not resonate. Being an evangelist means starting authentically from where we actually are.

    List of speakers and registration

  • Tue
    30
    Jun
    2020
    8 - 9 pmOnline

    Zoom webinar hosted by Andrew Baker, Superintendent Minister of Strathclyde Circuit

    Register in advance for this webinar:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i_YwXnjpTeS0Ai2bbM36eQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
    information about joining the webinar. For everyone safety, you will
    receive your person link after the registration. That link is different
    from the one above.

  • Thu
    02
    Jul
    2020
    1 - 2 pmZoom online

    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 

  • Mon
    06
    Jul
    2020
    7 - 8.30 pmonline webinar hosted by the Methodist Church
  • Tue
    07
    Jul
    2020
    10 am to 2 pmOnline -Zoom

    Online Zoom event - Tuesday 7th July 2020 10:00 to 14:00.
    led by Ali Johnson, Digital Evangelist at Cliff College.

    This is a FREE training day led by Ali Johnson, Digital Evangelist at Cliff College, for those who are interested in developing their knowledge and skills in using social media, websites and lots other platforms for mission!

    This training day is not for those beginning to use digital in their church/missional context, but it is for those who are already using social media -- those who would like to ‘work smarter’ and advance their skills and knowledge.

    Some basic knowledge is needed but it should be accessible for all ministers, administrators and lay workers, as well as volunteers with some digital awareness. As well as develop knowledge of different platforms, it will also help develop awareness of trends, target groups, different contexts and creative ideas for engaging digitally.

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-communication-training-tickets-109599212194

  • Fri
    10
    Jul
    2020
  • Thu
    16
    Jul
    2020
    1 - 2 pmZoom online

    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 

  • 3.30 - 4.30 pmonline via Zoom

    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

  • Tue
    28
    Jul
    2020
    1 - 2 pmZoom online

    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 

  • Tue
    04
    Aug
    2020
    3:00 pmonline - registration required

    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

  • Thu
    20
    Aug
    2020
    3.30 - 4.30 pmonline via Zoom

    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

  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2020
    10am - 2 pmZoom

    Digital Communication Training Scotland flyer

  • Thu
    17
    Sep
    2020
    3.30 - 4.30 pmonline via Zoom

    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

  • Sat
    19
    Sep
    2020
  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2020
    11 am - 12.30 pmZoom

    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

  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2020
    11 am to 12.30 pmZoom

    Hosted by Ian Rutherford and David Hardman (Manchester and Stockport) and Bala Gnanapragasam (London).

    Joining from Rome will be Fiona Kendall, the European and Legal Affairs Advisor with Mediterranean Hope. More information.

    To join the Zoom meeting on 15 October please let Ian Rutherford know on ianr7@hotmail.co.uk and he will send you the Zoom link.

  • 5.30 - 6.30 pmonline

    Register for the free webinar.

    Read more about the campaign.

     

  • Fri
    16
    Oct
    2020
    7:00 pmonline

    The British Methodist Youth Choir are having their first virtual rehearsal on the 16th October at 7.00pm. More information and sign up.

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020
    Sat
    24
    Oct
    2020
    7:30 pmOn-line

    Session 1 7:30pm Friday 23rd

    Session 2 9:30am 11.00am Saturday 24th

    Session 3 11:30am- 1pm

     

  • Mon
    09
    Nov
    2020
    10 - 11.30 amZoom

    Interfaith Scotland invites women of all backgrounds to talks and conversation on the theme of 'Connecting' to celebrate Scottish Interfaith Week 2020

    Our keynote speaker is Roz Adams, a certified trainer with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication. Roz is the Project Development Worker with Glasgow-based charity Bridging the Gap which brings people together from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to share meaningful activity, explore difference and find common, human ground. Roz will be joined by two volunteers from Bridging the Gap, Katherine Longmuir, a Scottish Catholic, and Huda Jaber, a Sudanese Muslim, who will speak about their experiences of putting faith into action by connecting with others. We will then have time to connect with one another in conversation in small groups.

    This event is open to women and those who identify as women.

    To sign up to attend the event please fill in the Google form at this link: https://bit.ly/34WBs2i

    If you have any additional support needs to assist you in attending this event please email Frances Hume at frances@interfaithscotland.org 

     

  • Thu
    26
    Nov
    2020
    7:00 pmZoom

    Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
    “It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
    There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

    All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

    • Genealogies – 26th November
    • Announcements – 3rd December
    • Arrivals – 10th December
    • Aftermaths – 17th December

    To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

  • Sun
    29
    Nov
    2020
    online

    Events all day on Sunday 29 November - all free.

    See https://www.facebook.com/SolasFestival and https://www.solasfestival.co.uk/.

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2020
    7:00 pmZoom

    Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
    “It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
    There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

    All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

    • Genealogies – 26th November
    • Announcements – 3rd December
    • Arrivals – 10th December
    • Aftermaths – 17th December

    To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

  • Thu
    10
    Dec
    2020
    7:00 pmZoom

    Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
    “It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
    There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

    All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

    • Genealogies – 26th November
    • Announcements – 3rd December
    • Arrivals – 10th December
    • Aftermaths – 17th December

    To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

  • Thu
    17
    Dec
    2020
    7:00 pmZoom

    Nik Wooller, Andrew Baker and Laurent Vernet  invite you to travel with them through Advent 2020 along with others who live life with a Methodist flavour in Scotland. They say,
    “It would be great to have people from across the districts [Scotland and Shetland] looking at this remarkable story together!”
    There will be a presentation, using material from Paula Gooder’s book “Journey to the Manger”, and then discussion groups when we can share and learn together.

    All sessions on Thursdays at 7pm

    • Genealogies – 26th November
    • Announcements – 3rd December
    • Arrivals – 10th December
    • Aftermaths – 17th December

    To join, email amb.strathclyde@btinternet.com, expressing interest: you will receive a Zoom link

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