Neurodiversity

Revd Jonny Bell will lead an online event exploring the topic of neurodiversity, with particular attention to ADHD, Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia. The session will be broken down into four main parts: first, we will have the opportunity to experience what it can be like for people with neurodiversity; second, we will hear the experience of a neurodiverse minister; third, we will get some tips on how we can be more inclusive as a justice-seeking church for neurodiverse people; and fourth, we will have a chance for questions and answers. Please have a square piece of paper with you for one of the activities in the session.

You can book to attend this online event at:  Neurodiversity awareness Tickets, Tue, Aug 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

Messy Church Training Day – Glasgow

Join the BRF Ministries Messy Church team for a day of encouragement and inspiration! This event is intended for both those interested in finding out more about Messy Church as well as established Messy Church teams and leaders. In the morning there are two workshops to choose from depending on your experience. We’ll then be joined for some musical worship with our friends and special guests from Fischy Music. After lunch, we’ll get hands on outdoors with Messy Church Goes Wild and we’ll finish with a time of celebration together.

Cost £20.00

More information and booking. Booking closes 5 June 2024

Reuben Addis is a Church of Scotland Ordained Local Minister and helps support Messy Church in Scotland. If anyone wants to talk through whether the training is for them (or has any general questions on Messy Church), they can contact him at Reuben.Addis@churchofscotland.org.uk or 07867 915 022.

Messy Church Training Day – Dundee

Join the BRF Ministries Messy Church team for a day of encouragement and inspiration! This event is intended for both those interested in finding out more about Messy Church as well as established Messy Church teams and leaders. In the morning there are two workshops to choose from depending on your experience. We’ll then be joined for some musical worship with our friends and special guests from Fischy Music. After lunch, we’ll get hands on outdoors with Messy Church Goes Wild and we’ll finish with a time of celebration together.

Cost £20.00

More information and booking. Booking closes 5 June 2024

Reuben Addis is a Church of Scotland Ordained Local Minister and helps support Messy Church in Scotland. If anyone wants to talk through whether the training is for them (or has any general questions on Messy Church), they can contact him at Reuben.Addis@churchofscotland.org.uk or 07867 915 022.

Eco Church – Baby Steps to Bronze

We’re all becoming more aware of our impact on the planet, and many of us are already taking steps to lower our carbon footprint.
The Methodist Church has set itself the bold target of becoming a net zero emissions church by 2030, but that will only happen if we all play our part.
Has your church already signed up to become an Eco Church (or Eco Congregation in Scotland)?
Are you thinking of doing it, but worried it’ll be too much work?
Or maybe you’re already well on the way to bronze, and wanting to share what you’re learning with others.

Join the Learning Network and the Evangelism and Growth Team in conversation with Hamish Leese, the Connexional Officer who’s spearheading our efforts to reach net zero.
You’ll hear inspiring stories, pick up tips, and learn about new funding that’s available to help your church reach net zero.

Free registration

Open evening – Solas and Edinburgh Fringe

If you have heard some of the wonderful stories coming out of these two events the Scotland District is running in conjunction with Evangelism & Growth and you would like to find out more, please join us! Maybe you are thinking about coming along as a participant, or maybe you would like to volunteer, host some of the Edinburgh visiting team or be willing to help set up and set down for these events.  Or maybe you are just curious!  Come along and find out about how you will have fun, be challenged and grow in your faith.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97198603734?pwd=Y1hvd0paeGFDL0V0dEtVMWxrdEh2UT09

Meeting ID: 971 9860 3734

Passcode: 098272

Theology Book Club

An interactive book club exploring theological themes in Jo Cox-Darling’s book ‘Finding God in a Culture of Fear’

How can we live a little more hopefully each day? Fear, terrorism, corruption, fake news… it can be easy to become discouraged by the culture around us. Now more than ever, society needs hope in order to survive and flourish. This book takes us beyond comfort zones and easy answers, and towards a deeper understanding and practice of hope. It offers reflections, stories and practical ways for individuals and groups to find hope in their lives through discovering more about God in their midst. Focusing on God’s intervention in biblical history, God’s presence in contemporary contexts and God’s promised hope for the future, Joanne Cox-Darling encourages us to live more confidently, noticing more of the Spirit in our daily lives, and with more compassion and – ultimately – hope in God.

‘Joanne Cox-Darling has a gift for storytelling, which she uses with great ability to do the difficult weave between the Bible and the world we inhabit. She does not flinch before the shabby hope-destroying culture all around. But she also does not blink before the audacity of the Bible. Readers will be glad when they pause to participate in her buoyant gifts.’

Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

You can purchase the book from here

Each session is a mixture of input and conversation as we explore the main theological themes in the book and begin to ask how this book might affect our own faith and Christian living.

Don’t worry if you do not feel confident talking about theology – all you need is an inquiring mind! If you need anymore details contact Rosie Bryant on bryantr@methodistchurch.org.uk

Free registration via Eventbrite