District Events

  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2021
    12:45 pmonline

    Livestreamed on Facebook.
    Register, if you wish, to participate on Zoom.

  • Fri
    29
    Jan
    2021
    12.30 - 13.30online

    Taketime meditations use your imagination to provide a calm, comfortable space in which to meet God. Anyone can use these meditations, regardless of background or religion, and you can meditate anywhere you like.

    The Learning Network is organising monthly facilitated sessions using sections of Mark's Gospel, tying in with this year's Bible Month. Sessions will run on the last Friday of the month at 12.30pm - 1.30pm, starting on Friday 29th Jan 2021. This will use the story from Mark 2:1-12 of the paralysed man being lowered through the roof.

    Book through Eventbrite (free) to receive the link to the sessions. All are welcome.

  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2021
    12:45 pmonline

    Livestreamed on Facebook.
    Register, if you wish, to participate on Zoom.

  • Mon
    08
    Feb
    2021
    7:30 pmstreamed via Microsoft Teams

    Heriot-Watt University Chaplaincy’s 2021 Annual Public Lecture will be given by Professor Alister McGrath on the topic “SCIENCE, FAITH & THE MEANING OF LIFE: Comparing Richard Dawkins and Albert Einstein.” It will be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams Live on Monday 8 February at 7.30 pm. Professor McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, and the lecture will be based on his current unpublished research. We are delighted that he has agreed to join us as part of our bi-centenary celebrations marking the founding of Heriot-Watt’s predecessor institution, the world’s first Mechanics Institute. The lecture is free and open to the public.

    Please register via Eventbrite to receive access details: Science, Faith and the Meaning of Life (Heriot-Watt University Chaplaincy) Registration, Mon 8 Feb 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

     

  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2021
    12:45 pmonline

    Livestreamed on Facebook.
    Register, if you wish, to participate on Zoom.

  • Thu
    11
    Feb
    2021

    10 - 11.30 amZoom - book via Eventbrite

    Loneliness webinar flyer

    Booking form - the event is free.

  • Mon
    15
    Feb
    2021
    7.30 - 8.30pmonline

    The first in a new series of talks for 2021 exploring life and faith in today’s world, open to everyone.

    Taking place online, the New Room is pleased to welcome Revd Dr Catherine Okoronkwo, Dr Madge Dresser and Gary Best sharing in conversation on this important movement for change in the 18th century.

    7.30 - 8.30 pm Monday 15 February 2021

    More information and booking details - cost £5.

  • Tue
    16
    Feb
    2021
    10 am to 12 noononline

    We might not be able to gather in person quite yet, but we’ve discovered how much we can do online! Join us on Tuesday 16th February - 10 am to 12 noon - to hear about some of our amazing partner work at the virtual Gathering.

    We’re delighted to welcome staff from Christian Aid Ethiopia. Netsanet Feleke and Solomon Woldetsadik will speak to us about the impact of climate change, locusts, and conflict on vulnerable communities.

    We’re also excited to find out about new ways of celebrating Christian Aid Week. We’ll hear from supporters who tried new ways of fundraising in 2020. We’ll look forward to COP and think about how we can all be involved in the fight against climate change. And you’ll meet some of the new faces on the Christian Aid Scotland team.

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

  • 12:45 pmonline

    Livestreamed on Facebook.
    Register, if you wish, to participate on Zoom.

  • 7:30 pmonline
    • In addition to input on neglect and self-harm, there will be an update on training opportunities, and time for questions.
    • Open to those with safeguarding responsibility or interest in these key areas
    • Hosted by:
      Euan Morrison - District Safeguarding Officer, Scotland and Shetland
      Lorraine Darlow – National Learning and Development Coordinator, Scotland and Shetland Region

    Feel free to email questions in advance to either Euan or Lorraine - Scotland@dso.methodist.org.uk or darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Book through Eventbrite by midnight on 12th Feb 2021.

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2021
    11.30 am tp 12 noonOnline

    JPIT logoThe Joint Public Issues Team, representing the Methodist Church, Church of Scotland, Baptist Union and United Reformed Church, is hosting a coffee morning online to help churches run a Climate Sunday.

    Sign up free with Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    20
    Feb
    2021
    10.30 am to 2.30 pmOnline

    This revised Online version of the Foundation module - Creating Safer Spaces - is being offered to those within the Scotland and Shetland region who are either in new roles or who need to refresh after 4 years. Those who have to complete Advanced module do not need to refresh this training but should attend if this module hasn’t yet been completed.

    Foundation Module (online) day course - Sat 20th Feb 2021, 10.30am-2.30pm Bookings are open until Midnight on 17th Feb 2021.

    Book via Eventbrite - link from Module heading.

     

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2021
    12.30 - 13.30online

    Taketime meditations use your imagination to provide a calm, comfortable space in which to meet God. Anyone can use these meditations, regardless of background or religion, and you can meditate anywhere you like.

    The Learning Network is organising monthly facilitated sessions using sections of Mark's Gospel, tying in with this year's Bible Month. Sessions will run on the last Friday of the month at 12.30pm - 1.30pm, starting on Friday 29th Jan 2021. This will use the story from Mark 2:1-12 of the paralysed man being lowered through the roof.

    Book through Eventbrite (free) to receive the link to the sessions. All are welcome.

  • Sun
    28
    Feb
    2021
    7:00 pmZoom

    On Sunday 28th February Strathclyde are hosting a special zoom service at 7pm 'An evening with Phil Cotton'

    Phil is a Local Preacher in the Strathclyde Circuit who many of you will know who has been out in Rwanda for the last eight years helping to set up Rwanda's first medical school.

    He was a popular preacher around the District, and I am sure it will prove to be a very interesting evening. Please let folk know who are unable to join online that they can connect by phone as well.

    Attached is a short insight to Phil and what he has been doing

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oEjGqYjQuqI5Y4lxppWsF5c5lJw-c9OU/view

    For zoom details, please contact strathclyde.circuit@gmail.com

  • Fri
    05
    Mar
    2021
    2:00 pmZoom

    “Build on a Strong Foundation”

    Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, is hosting a virtual World Day of Prayer service, written this year by the women of Vanuatu. There will be participation by women, men and young people from all over Scotland and it will be led by musicians of Augustine United Church.

    Zoom link for joining:

    Webinar ID: 895 9398 3883
    Passcode: 901656

    If you do not have internet access you can join using a landline 0131 4601196. And you will be asked for the above webinar ID and passcode. There may be costs involved.

  • Sat
    13
    Mar
    2021
    9.30 - 1pm

    To discuss 'God in Love Unites Us' report

  • Thu
    18
    Mar
    2021
    10:00 amZoom

    How does conflict and climate drive displacement? Faith Impact Forum and Christian Aid will host this panel discussion on migration, refugees and climate change. Fiona Kendall, Rev John McCulloch, and Val Brown will each bring their own experiences to this lively and topical discussion.

    To attend this event, please register your interest to faithimpact@churchofscotland.org.uk
    A Zoom code will be sent to you a few days before the meeting.

  • Thu
    25
    Mar
    2021
    6:00 pmOnline

    Join London Churches Refugee Fund and Church Times for an evening in support of refugees.

    With keynote speaker Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, actor Alfred Enoch, and representatives from LCRF and Migrants Organise.

     

    Register for this free event here.

  • Fri
    26
    Mar
    2021
    11am to 12.15 pmOnline

    Join A Rocha for a special online service to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Eco Church.

    Speakers will include friends from across the Eco Church community including the Church of England’s lead bishop on environmental issues, The Right Reverend Nicholas Holtam, A Rocha UK CEO Andy Atkins and Helen Stephens, A Rocha UK’s Church Relations Manager.

    Sign up here.

  • 12.30 - 13.30online

    Taketime meditations use your imagination to provide a calm, comfortable space in which to meet God. Anyone can use these meditations, regardless of background or religion, and you can meditate anywhere you like.

    The Learning Network is organising monthly facilitated sessions using sections of Mark's Gospel, tying in with this year's Bible Month. Sessions will run on the last Friday of the month at 12.30pm - 1.30pm, starting on Friday 29th Jan 2021. This will use the story from Mark 2:1-12 of the paralysed man being lowered through the roof.

    Book through Eventbrite (free) to receive the link to the sessions. All are welcome.

  • Sat
    27
    Mar
    2021
  • Tue
    30
    Mar
    2021
    11.30 am to 12.45 pmOnline

    Investing in Change: Coffee Break

    The UK Nuclear Weapons Financing Research Group (UKNWFRG) brings you a short session to help you think about how to make your money work for good.

    Boil the kettle and join us for half an hour (or your morning coffee break!) with an opportunity to stay and discuss afterwards. This event will get you equipped to lobby your bank to invest your money ethically and ask them to change their policies around investing in fossil fuels, arms, nuclear weapons, and other ethical priorities.

    Register now

  • Sun
    04
    Apr
    2021
    4:00 pmYouTube – The Methodist Church of Great Britain

    It’s back – Easter Sunday!

    Are you and your church ready for The Big Church Sing Easter Special? At 4pm on Sunday April 2021 – Easter Sunday, you can be part of The Big Church Sing Easter Special and raise your voices along with incredible musicians like Graham Kendrick, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Noel Robinson, Celtic Worship and our very own National Methodist Choir. All performing to support All We Can’s work with people in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

    Join in as we re-tell the Easter story and celebrate resurrection together – with contributions from CBeebies actor Joanna Adyinka Burford and Wakefield Methodist School – you won’t want to miss it!

    Date: Sunday 4 April 2021 (Easter Sunday)
    Time: 4pm
    Where: YouTube – The Methodist Church of Great Britain

    Immediately afterwards (at around 5pm), join us live on All We Can’s Facebook and YouTube pages for the BIG Easter Sunday Party LIVE! There will be fun, laughter, games, and bring your own snacks as we celebrate the good news of Easter together.

  • Wed
    07
    Apr
    2021
    7.30pm - 9pmOnline

    The Ayrshire and Renfrewshire Circuit are hosting an evening with Trevor Gay and Sue Fry who will be sharing the story of Coffee Shop Sunday. CSS seeks to enable people to meet God in ordinary places and is built on the principles of collaboration, inclusiveness and accessibility. Despite the physical restrictions of the pandemic, CSS has grown its ministry in different ways and through digital community.

    If you are interested in hearing more, register here.

     

  • Thu
    08
    Apr
    2021
    7pm - 9pmOnline

    This revised Online version of the Foundation module - Creating Safer Spaces - is being offered to those within the Scotland and Shetland region who are either in new roles or who need to refresh after 4 years. Those who have to complete Advanced module do not need to refresh this training but should attend if this module hasn’t yet been completed.

    Foundation Module (online) evening course - Thur 8th and 15th April 2021, 7-9pm Bookings are open until Midnight on 6th Apr 2021. Attendance on both evenings is required to complete the course.

    Book via Eventbrite - links from Module headings.

     

  • Tue
    13
    Apr
    2021
    7pm - 9pmonline

    A series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

    13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

    27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

    11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

    25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

    8th Jun Faith at Home register via our Eventbrite page.

  • Wed
    14
    Apr
    2021
    7:30 pmonline webinar

    Last month's Government Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (Sewell) Report has generated a great deal of debate within society and church.

    A webinar on the 14 April offers an opportunity to hear from some of the keenest minds in church and society on the report, and for you to share your opinions on the issues. The event is hosted in partnership with the Racial Justice Advocacy Forum, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and CTBI.

    More details and registration

  • Thu
    15
    Apr
    2021
    10.30am to noononline

    Delivered in partnership with the Evangelism and Growth Team, this gathering for youth workers, and others involved in ministry with young people, will be a chance to share challenges and reflections, resources and ideas. Members of the Connexional Team will also be present to share initiatives and suggestions.

    The gathering will use the four areas of ‘Our Calling’ to look at ideas for worship, learning and caring, service, and evangelism with young people.

    The time will be interactive, with a chance for conversation, sharing and some activities. This will be a brilliant opportunity to meet others in roles similar to your own and pool ideas and perspectives. We’d love to see you there!
    Register here

  • 7pm - 9pmOnline

    This revised Online version of the Foundation module - Creating Safer Spaces - is being offered to those within the Scotland and Shetland region who are either in new roles or who need to refresh after 4 years. Those who have to complete Advanced module do not need to refresh this training but should attend if this module hasn’t yet been completed.

    Foundation Module (online) evening course - Thur 8th and 15th April 2021, 7-9pm Bookings are open until Midnight on 6th Apr 2021. Attendance on both evenings is required to complete the course.

    Book via Eventbrite - links from Module headings.

     

  • Sat
    17
    Apr
    2021
    Online

    The April evening sessions for Foundation training are now fully booked but we are offering another day course for those who require Foundation training on Saturday 17th April. Register here.

  • 9.45am - 12.30pmonline

    Is God calling you to be an Ordained Minister in the Methodist Church?

    Has anyone ever suggested to you that you would make a good minister?
    Have you ever felt God calling you to serve the Church as a Deacon or Presbyter?
    Do you want to know more about the life of the ordained?

    Please join us on: 

    Online – 17 April 2021 - via Zoom - click here to book

    Online – 25 September 2021 - via Zoom - click here to book

    More information about these days.

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2021
    11:00 amonline

    Webinar
    Within the Church we believe everyone should be able to flourish and become the people that God created them to be.

    Promoting positive working relationships is a key part of this and this webinar will offer some practical techniques.

    Register here.

  • Sat
    24
    Apr
    2021
    10am - 1pm
  • Tue
    27
    Apr
    2021
    7pm - 9pmonline

    A series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

    13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

    27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

    11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

    25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

    8th Jun Faith at Home register via our Eventbrite page.

  • Wed
    28
    Apr
    2021
    7.30pm - 9 pmOnline

    Finding ways to bring generations together to dig into and learn from the Gospel of Mark may feel a daunting prospect! In this session we’ll unpack the intergenerational content for Bible Month, consider the specific themes and offer opportunities to take part in activities led by the writing team who are all involved in local church ministry with children, young people and families. Come along and dip your toe into exploring the Bible with people of different ages!
    Register here

  • Tue
    04
    May
    2021
    7.30pm - 9pmOnline

    Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
    ask questions and share in conversations about Mark's Gospel with Professor John Drane.

    Click on the title for registration - free!

    What is Mark’s gospel for? 4th May

    Almost the whole of Mark’s gospel is contained in the much larger gospels of Matthew and Luke, much of it expressed in a more articulate and sophisticated form.
    So what was the point of keeping Mark in the New Testament? And how did the early church use it?

  • Sat
    08
    May
    2021
    7:00 pmonline
  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    7pm - 9pmonline

    A series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

    13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

    27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

    11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

    25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

    8th Jun Faith at Home register via our Eventbrite page.

  • Tue
    11
    May
    2021
    Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    morningsonline

    Keswick Ministries and Faith in Later Life : a conference about faith in the second half of life

    "Whether you are firmly in later life, have retired recently, are reflecting on what life looks like now your children have left home, or are involved in leading ministry with older people, this stream of seminars aims to provide teaching and insight into a variety of aspects of later life. You may be someone who wants some practical ideas about how to engage older people in your local community, or how to care for an elderly family member or friend, or someone with dementia. Or you may be reflecting on how to best prepare for later life and wonder what the Bible has to say about older age."
    The cost of this online event is: £10 per day or £25 for all 3 days.

    To register and for further information you can contact Carolyn at carolyn.south@keswickministries.org or telephone on 017687 80075 option 4.

  • Wed
    12
    May
    2021
    10am to 1pmonline

    Roadshow flyer

    More details including programme and speakers

    Registration  – booking form

    Numbers are limited, so please register as soon as you can.

    These Roadshows are planned on a  regional basis, to address issues at a  local level. The Roadshow for Scotland (and the North West of England) is on 12 May 2021, 10am to 1pm.

    When registering you will have an opportunity to send in your questions in advance so the Roadshows are as interactive and relevant as possible. We aim to theme and address questions in the Q&As. Questions not addressed on the day will be answered here on the Property Roadshow webpage www.methodist.org.uk/property-roadshow. If you have questions after registering, please email them with the subject line ‘Roadshow questions’ to: property@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Once  you have registered, you will receive  a secure Zoom link to join your chosen Roadshow by email, which you will need to keep handy as you will click the link to join on the day of the Roadshow.

  • Thu
    13
    May
    2021
    7pm - 8.30 pmonline

    The call to church leadership is a wonderful thing, but what does calling mean for the rest of us? Does God call us to secular careers? Can I be called if I shift from job to job, or if I don’t have a job at all? What about my family calling? Join us for an exploration of the call to follow Jesus wherever we are, no matter what we do – or don’t do! We will be joined by Alison Ransome who is leading the #lovethiscalling campaign.

    Register

  • Tue
    18
    May
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    How can churches best support older and disabled people and their close family and friends if they have to go into hospital, during both during the visiting restrictions resulting from Covid and into the future? In which ways could the efforts of church people most effectively complement those of hospital chaplains?

    This discussion, to be chaired by Marion Shoard, author of How to Handle Later Life and a trustee of Christians on Ageing, will be informed by presentations by two hospital chaplains – The Revd Jane Harris of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and The Revd Elizabeth Baughen, who trained as a general nurse and a Christian counsellor before ordination and is now a part-time C of E chaplain at Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust; she is also a trustee of Christians on Ageing.

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

  • 7.30pm - 9pmOnline

    Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
    ask questions and share in conversations about Mark's Gospel with Professor John Drane.

    Click on the title for registration - free!

    What makes a disciple? 18th May

    The stories of the disciples are familiar and well loved, beginning with a group of fishers invited by Jesus to follow him. But what happened next, and how might their journey with Jesus inform our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st century?

  • Fri
    21
    May
    2021
    Sat
    22
    May
    2021
  • Tue
    25
    May
    2021
    7pm - 9pmonline

    A series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

    13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

    27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

    11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

    25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

    8th Jun Faith at Home

    Register via our Eventbrite page.

  • Tue
    01
    Jun
    2021
    7.30pm - 9pmOnline

    Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
    ask questions and share in conversations about Mark's Gospel with Professor John Drane.

    Click on a title for registration - free!

    What is the point of it all? 1st June

    As the first Christians shared the gospel throughout the Roman empire, they needed to explain their faith in ways that would address the concerns of those they met. The questions on the street in ancient Rome had many similarities with things that fascinate people today, and we can learn much from the way in which Mark’s gospel engages with them.

  • Tue
    08
    Jun
    2021
    7pm - 9pmonline

    A series of sessions on Tuesday evenings exploring Core Skills in Family Ministry, the impact of the pandemic and digital engagement in this area. This is a joint venture with wider members of the connexional team including Gail Adcock, Family and Intergenerational Ministries Officer, and our ecumenical partners through Christian Education Association Scotland.

    13th Apr Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

    27th Apr Seasons of Family Life

    11th May Family Relationships and Wellbeing

    25th May Intergenerational Ministry – via guided learning or participation in the Intergenerate Conference

    8th Jun Faith at Home

    Register via our Eventbrite page.

  • Sat
    12
    Jun
    2021
    9.30 am to 3 pmOnline

    Join JPIT Yorkshire’s local group for an online day conference to hear inspiring keynote speakers to stimulate your imagination, develop your understanding of the Bible and reinvigorate your worship life.

    Register here.

  • Tue
    15
    Jun
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    'The presentation will focus on the issues which have emerged for health and social care staff in our care homes and care at home organisations as a result of the pandemic. These will be seen through the lens of a recent review of the effectiveness of the listening and caring service set by Faith in Older People as a response to the pressures and fears experienced by these staff during this past year.'

    Maureen O'Neill has been the Director of Faith in Older People for 14 years. Previous to that she was the Director of Age Concern Scotland (now AGE Scotland) and Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Scottish Association for Mental Health. These experiences are brought together as FiOP develops its focus on the role of faith communities in supporting older people with long term mental health challenges. She is currently participating in a group considering 'Inclusive Church'.

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

     

  • 7.30pm - 9pmOnline

    Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
    ask questions and share in conversations about Mark's Gospel with Professor John Drane.

    Click on the title for registration - free!

    Memories that fire the imagination 15th June

    We all have our favourite stories that inspire us, and in this session we will reflect on selected episodes from Mark that have particular resonance today as we work out what it means for us to be effective in ministry and mission.

  • Tue
    20
    Jul
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    Faith is an important part of many older Black people, as a matter-of-fact faith is engrained in their lives. In most cases it does not just define who they are, or what they do, but it also shapes their life day-to-day choices. Older Black Christians use their faith as a coping mechanism. When facing life stressors, their religious beliefs help them to manage personal behaviour and response to others. Faith is woven in the intergenerational engagement in the Black community, the interactions with the younger generation. Faith comes to the fore in overall health and wellbeing decision-making. Most importantly, Older Black Christians build their resilience and positive attitude towards life via their religious beliefs, largely Christianity. For older Black Christians, losing touch with God could be the start of a myriad of issues including depression, anxiety or worthlessness of life. Older Black Christians are adept at using scriptural references in day-to-day situations. They say after their loved ones have been wronged, “don’t worry, the Lord will punish the wicked”. This is their approach to conflict-resolution and maintain peace. A constant reference to the supremacy of God and a determiner of outcomes are spontaneous natural responses. Faith is the best inheritance they are planning to leave behind for their children, grandchildren and generations after.

    Charles Kwaku-Odoi is the CEO of CAHN: CAHN is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to reduce health inequalities for people of Caribbean & African in Greater Manchester and beyond. We work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships and a social movement to reduce health inequalities.

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

  • Tue
    17
    Aug
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    We are surrounded by the beauty of nature and immersed in its power: but how much do we really 'notice' in our busy everyday lives? This session will explore the emotional and spiritual benefits of connecting with nature, stimulating the senses, boosting physical and mental health, enhancing wellbeing. We will discuss research evidence that demonstrates the impact of nature on people’s physical and mental health. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences of engaging with resources of nature and to consider how they can use natural resources in therapeutic and pastoral work with older people, people living with dementia, family carers - and everyone.

    Barbara Stephens is CEO of Dementia Pathfinders Home | Dementia Pathfinders

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

     

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    9.45am - 12.30pmonline

    Is God calling you to be an Ordained Minister in the Methodist Church?

    Has anyone ever suggested to you that you would make a good minister?
    Have you ever felt God calling you to serve the Church as a Deacon or Presbyter?
    Do you want to know more about the life of the ordained?

    Online – 17 April 2021 - via Zoom - click here to book

    More information about the day.

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