District Events

  • 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.

  • Sat
    22
    Jan
    2022
    12 noon to 1pmonline

    An online Photographic Exhibition of the 'Faces of Kabul'.  The exhibition is the first online presentation of the photodocumentary exhibition produced by internationally acclaimed photojournalist and writer Nick Sidle.

    More details.

    If you would like to register for the event and receive the Zoom link to join, please contact: alice@heartstone.co.uk

  • 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

  • 7 - 8.15pmwebinar

     How to use the Walking with Micah justice conversation resources

    Walking with Micah Events

     How to use the Walking with Micah justice conversation resources

    Tuesday 25 January 7-8:15pm

    Wednesday 26 January 1-2:15pm

    Register free for either webinar here 

  • Wed
    26
    Jan
    2022
    1 - 2.15pmwebinar

     How to use the Walking with Micah justice conversation resources

    Walking with Micah Events

     How to use the Walking with Micah justice conversation resources

    Tuesday 25 January 7-8:15pm

    Wednesday 26 January 1-2:15pm

    Register free for either webinar here 

  • Thu
    27
    Jan
    2022
    6.30 - 8.30 pmIn person - Springburn, or online

  • Thu
    03
    Feb
    2022
    5:30 pmonline

    Hospitality is a core value of all faith communities in Scotland. Join Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees and Citizens UK to explore what it looks like to express radical hospitality and a faithful welcome to a new refugee family.

    Citizens UK will explain how community sponsorship works and you will hear from a family who has been resettled through this programme and the faith community who has welcomed them. There will also be an opportunity to consider possible next steps for community sponsorship in your context.

    Community sponsorship is a refugee resettlement programme with local people at its heart. It provides a safe route for refugees at risk to reach Scotland and build a life here as part of a supportive community. It is a shared endeavour where one or more faith communities can work together to prepare for and welcome a refugee family to their local area. The group then supports the family through their first year in the UK to live independent lives, learn English, and access schools, benefits, healthcare and employment and participate fully in the community.

    For more details, please see the Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees website.

    Please register via Eventbrite.

  • Sat
    05
    Feb
    2022
    9.30 - 11 amonline

    Saturdays online, 9.30-11am, on:

    • 5th Feb
    • 5th March
    • 26th March
    • 7th May
    • 29th May

    A series of monthly 90 minute sessions to explore worship in personal discipleship and for those leading worship in different contexts.

    Whether you are already an accredited worship leader or local preacher or someone exploring a call to these areas of ministry or someone who is interested in how public worship is shaped to enable people to encounter God, these sessions are for you! You will find space to engage and reflect with others as we share and learn more together. Participation in this series will also support those wishing to complete Module 2 within the new Worship: Leading & Preaching Course (Version3).

    You can register and find out more here.

  • 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 

  • Wed
    23
    Feb
    2022
    11am to 12.30pmonline

    The Methodist Survivors’ Advisory Group and the Safeguarding Team at the Methodist Church will be holding the second of two webinars -  on Wednesday February 23rd. During the 90-minute session we will hear about the theology of safeguarding and how erroneous interpretations of scripture have been used to justify suffering or to force survivors to forgive.

    The Safeguarding Team hope that it will enable participants to understand the impact abuse can have, in some cases, for years after it happened. Survivors will share their experiences, for which the Team is very grateful.

    During The Church’s Response to Survivors: From Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone, participants will learn how aspects of traditional church life, including language, can be harmful to survivors and consider alternative modes of church which survivors have found helpful. It will conclude by looking at the Methodist Church’s positive work, both to make our churches safer spaces and to respond better to survivors of abuse within our congregations.

    The webinar will be aimed at a broad Methodist audience from Safeguarding Officers and those in leadership roles within churches to anyone wishing to learn how to be more welcoming and inclusive towards survivors of abuse within our churches or workplaces.

    The Church’s Response to Survivors: From Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone Wed 23 February, 11am – 12:30pm

    Register in advance for this webinar

    If you are not able to join the live event, you can register to watch the recording by emailing: littlek@methodistchurch.org.uk

    If you missed the first webinar, Hearing Reality: Voices Crying in the Wilderness you can watch it again here

  • Fri
    04
    Mar
    2022
    2:00 pmZoom

    The material for this year’s Service has been provided by Christian women in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the theme “I know the plans I have for you”.  For details of the online service via zoom on Friday from 2pm, access www.wdpscotland.org.uk.

  • Sat
    05
    Mar
    2022
    9.30 - 11 amonline

    Saturdays online, 9.30-11am, on:

    • 5th Feb
    • 5th March
    • 26th March
    • 7th May
    • 29th May

    A series of monthly 90 minute sessions to explore worship in personal discipleship and for those leading worship in different contexts.

    Whether you are already an accredited worship leader or local preacher or someone exploring a call to these areas of ministry or someone who is interested in how public worship is shaped to enable people to encounter God, these sessions are for you! You will find space to engage and reflect with others as we share and learn more together. Participation in this series will also support those wishing to complete Module 2 within the new Worship: Leading & Preaching Course (Version3).

    You can register and find out more here.

  • Wed
    09
    Mar
    2022
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Introduction and refresher training for Circuit Stewards in the Methodist Church
    These four sessions, on consecutive Wednesday evenings, introduce new local Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Steward in their ongoing learning and development.
    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development needs particularly in these areas:

    9th March - Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward

    16th March - Distinctively Methodist

    23th March - Positive Working Together

    30th March - Continuing to Learn

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

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

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    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.

    Visit www.bit.ly/circuitsteward to book in or find out more.

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2022
    7:00 pmonline

    Jesus tells us to ‘go out and make disciples’, but what kind of evangelism, if any, is appropriate in an inter-faith context? Is our ultimate aim to convert our siblings of other faiths to Christianity, or can we be confident Christian witnesses while learning from and celebrating the differences in one another’s religions? We’ll tackle these questions and more in this webinar co-hosted by St Philip’s Centre in Leicester and the Evangelism and Growth team of the Methodist Church. There will be an interfaith panel, a keynote theological address, a chance to discuss, and some practical guidance.

    Registration

  • 6 - 7.30 pmonline

    Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network in partnership with Edinburgh Interfaith Association for International Women's Day are honoured to have three inspirational women to talk about their groundbreaking work, and what has inspired them to create change.

    Join us to hear the stories of Debora Kayembe, first black female Rector of Edinburgh University, Lama Zangmo, Tibetan Buddhist Nun and Head Teacher of of Kagyu Samye Dzong and Olivia Marks-Goldman, Cheif Executive of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. All welcome.

    Please register in advance for this webinar via the link and pass on to your contacts and networks:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TDqFu0d3RkO1BsXd56Y3Ow

  • 7.30 pm - 9 pmonline

    Jesus tells us to ‘go out and make disciples’, but what kind of evangelism, if any, is appropriate in an inter-faith context? Is our ultimate aim to convert our siblings of other faiths to Christianity, or can we be confident Christian witnesses while learning from and celebrating the differences in one another’s religions? We’ll tackle these questions and more in this webinar co-hosted by St Philip’s Centre in Leicester and the Evangelism and Growth team of the Methodist Church. There will be an interfaith panel, a keynote theological address, a chance to discuss, and some practical guidance.

    Book in here.

  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2022
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Introduction and refresher training for Circuit Stewards in the Methodist Church
    These four sessions, on consecutive Wednesday evenings, introduce new local Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Steward in their ongoing learning and development.
    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development needs particularly in these areas:

    9th March - Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward

    16th March - Distinctively Methodist

    23th March - Positive Working Together

    30th March - Continuing to Learn

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

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

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    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.

    Visit www.bit.ly/circuitsteward to book in or find out more.

  • Sat
    19
    Mar
    2022
  • 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.

     

  • Wed
    23
    Mar
    2022
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Introduction and refresher training for Circuit Stewards in the Methodist Church
    These four sessions, on consecutive Wednesday evenings, introduce new local Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Steward in their ongoing learning and development.
    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development needs particularly in these areas:

    9th March - Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward

    16th March - Distinctively Methodist

    23th March - Positive Working Together

    30th March - Continuing to Learn

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

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

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    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.

    Visit www.bit.ly/circuitsteward to book in or find out more.

  • Sat
    26
    Mar
    2022
    11:00 amonline

    Building on a history of challenging injustice and a firm commitment to social justice, the Methodist Church is hosting a series of gatherings entitled ‘Striving for Justice’.  These events are an integral part of the Justice Dignity and Solidarity Strategy.

    Striving for justice is a journey through conversations, storytelling and reflection, for transformational change - the change of hearts and minds - towards a more just and inclusive Church and society.

    Our first event will focus on  racial equality within the Church and broader society. Racism and racial discrimination deny basic human rights of justice and dignity, cause great suffering and affect us all.

    But, how does it affect you? Can you be part of the solution?

    Methodist in root yet open to all, each Striving for Justice gathering critically considers the concept of justice through people’s lives and experiences. Space and support are offered for open and honest dialogue, personal and group reflection and questions and inspiration; which is hoped to enable participants to better be the change that our hearts seek; to be more Christ-like.

    Striving for Justice Tickets, Sat 26 Mar 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

    Registration closes 21 March.

  • 9.30 - 11 amonline

    Saturdays online, 9.30-11am, on:

    • 5th Feb
    • 5th March
    • 26th March
    • 7th May
    • 29th May

    A series of monthly 90 minute sessions to explore worship in personal discipleship and for those leading worship in different contexts.

    Whether you are already an accredited worship leader or local preacher or someone exploring a call to these areas of ministry or someone who is interested in how public worship is shaped to enable people to encounter God, these sessions are for you! You will find space to engage and reflect with others as we share and learn more together. Participation in this series will also support those wishing to complete Module 2 within the new Worship: Leading & Preaching Course (Version3).

    You can register and find out more here.

  • Wed
    30
    Mar
    2022
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Introduction and refresher training for Circuit Stewards in the Methodist Church
    These four sessions, on consecutive Wednesday evenings, introduce new local Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Steward in their ongoing learning and development.
    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development needs particularly in these areas:

    9th March - Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward

    16th March - Distinctively Methodist

    23th March - Positive Working Together

    30th March - Continuing to Learn

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

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

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    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.

    Visit www.bit.ly/circuitsteward to book in or find out more.

  • 9.30 am to 4pmonline

    A one day workshop to consider how conflict works in ourselves and in our church community, and develop some simple tools to transform situations of tension, conflict and change.

    To book your place for 30th March please go to

    https://gtcc30march2022.eventbrite.co.uk

    For more information contact:

    Brec Seaton seatonb@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Bookings close on Monday 21st March 2022

  • Wed
    06
    Apr
    2022
    7:00 pmonline

    Communities who have struggled for the last decade have been hit by the pandemic and now face rising costs. This session aims to look at how communities are being affected, who is likely to need support and what we as churches and Christians can do to be part of positive change.

    Speaker: Paul Morrison

    Hosted by: Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer

    REGISTER NOW

  • Thu
    07
    Apr
    2022
    Fri
    08
    Apr
    2022
    9.30 am to 1 pmZoom

    Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th April 2022, 9.30am-1pm on zoom

    Join a group to explore some basic techniques to create good practice in ministry that addresses negative behaviour. This course takes place over two mornings, lease be available for both Wednesday and Thursday.

    To book your place for 6-7th April please go to

    https://bh6april2022.eventbrite.co.uk

    For more information contact:

    Jon White whitej@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Bookings close on Monday 28th March 2022

    The Methodist Church has a training partnership with Place for Hope and there is no charge for Methodists  attending this course. There will be a small charge for non-Methodists sharing with us on these courses. Please do not let cost deter you from joining with us.

  • Tue
    12
    Apr
    2022
  • 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

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2022
    3 - 6 pmOur Lady and St Ninian's Church, 52 Quakerfield, Bannockburn

    Ceildih for the Climate Poster
    The event is being held to continue to raise awareness about climate change and also to raise funds for planting trees in the World Interfaith Harmony Grove. We will be teaching some Scottish dancing, and in true traditional ceilidh fashion you will also have an opportunity to bring a poem, song, story or dance to share. The event will finish with a delicious curry.

    The event is free but donations are welcome and will go towards the meal and towards planting a tree in the World Interfaith Harmony Grove. Read more here: https://treesforlife.org.uk/groves/g8922

    To sign up to the event please use the link to Eventbrite below. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you would like to bring a poem, song, story or dance please email Frances Hume directly in advance of the event; she will add it to the programme if there is space.

    Please book your place at the link here: https://tinyurl.com/ClimateCeilidh

  • Sat
    07
    May
    2022
    9.30 - 11 amonline

    Saturdays online, 9.30-11am, on:

    • 5th Feb
    • 5th March
    • 26th March
    • 7th May
    • 29th May

    A series of monthly 90 minute sessions to explore worship in personal discipleship and for those leading worship in different contexts.

    Whether you are already an accredited worship leader or local preacher or someone exploring a call to these areas of ministry or someone who is interested in how public worship is shaped to enable people to encounter God, these sessions are for you! You will find space to engage and reflect with others as we share and learn more together. Participation in this series will also support those wishing to complete Module 2 within the new Worship: Leading & Preaching Course (Version3).

    You can register and find out more here.

  • 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

     

  • Tue
    17
    May
    2022
  • Thu
    19
    May
    2022
  • Sun
    29
    May
    2022
    9.30 - 11 amonline

    Saturdays online, 9.30-11am, on:

    • 5th Feb
    • 5th March
    • 26th March
    • 7th May
    • 29th May

    A series of monthly 90 minute sessions to explore worship in personal discipleship and for those leading worship in different contexts.

    Whether you are already an accredited worship leader or local preacher or someone exploring a call to these areas of ministry or someone who is interested in how public worship is shaped to enable people to encounter God, these sessions are for you! You will find space to engage and reflect with others as we share and learn more together. Participation in this series will also support those wishing to complete Module 2 within the new Worship: Leading & Preaching Course (Version3).

    You can register and find out more here.

  • Tue
    31
    May
    2022
    7 - 8.30 pmZoom

    Interfaith Scotland is working with the Scottish Poetry Library to create a book of poems on the theme of 'The Gift'. The poems will be written by people from diverse faith and belief backgrounds, and will be offered to community leaders and activists with thanks and gratitude for all they have done to steer us through the pandemic.

    We have organised an online poetry workshop with Alison Bell, a Creative Writing Tutor who will be giving support in writing a poem for the anthology. Alison Bell is a Lead Reader with Edinburgh based charity Open Book and a member of Aberdeen Writers’ Studio. Her short fiction, poetry and reviews have appeared in Pushing Out the Boat, Northwords NowDundee Writes and Dundee University Review of the Arts. She holds an M. Litt in Writing Practice and Study from Dundee University.

    To book your place please sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/IFS-PoetryWorkshop

  • 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.

  • Fri
    10
    Jun
    2022
    12.30 - 1.30online
    These sessions run weekly over four Fridays through Bible Month. They are written and facilitated by Rev Clive McKie and are drawn from selected passages of Isaiah.
    • 10th June from Isaiah 1
    • 17th June from Isaiah 56
    • 24th June from Isaiah 53
    • 1st July from Isaiah 65

    The event will be hosted by the Learning Network. For more information please contact LNScotland@methodistchurch.org.uk

    This is a free event open to all.

    Book your free place

  • Mon
    13
    Jun
    2022
    11am to 12.30 pmonline

    The Connexional Safeguarding Team is organising a Safeguarding webinar on the subject of Financial Abuse.
    We will look at different aspects of financial abuse and how we can help to protect ourselves and more vulnerable people in our congregations from becoming prey to it.

    Register

  • Tue
    14
    Jun
    2022
  • 7- 9pmonline

    This 4 session course takes place on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, from 14th June to 5th July, 2022. It introduces new Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Stewards in their ongoing learning and development.

    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development particularly in these areas:

    Session 1: Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward - 14th June

    Session 2: Distinctively Methodist - 21st June

    Session 3: Positive Working Together - 28th June

    Session 4: Continuing to Learn - 5th July

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

    For more information please contact Katie Deadman deadmank@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others. Anyone who has missed individuals sessions of previous courses is welcome to join.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    Register

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2022
  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2022
    12.30 - 1.30online
    These sessions run weekly over four Fridays through Bible Month. They are written and facilitated by Rev Clive McKie and are drawn from selected passages of Isaiah.
    • 10th June from Isaiah 1
    • 17th June from Isaiah 56
    • 24th June from Isaiah 53
    • 1st July from Isaiah 65

    The event will be hosted by the Learning Network. For more information please contact LNScotland@methodistchurch.org.uk

    This is a free event open to all.

    Book your free place

  • 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

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2022
  • 7- 9pmonline

    This 4 session course takes place on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, from 14th June to 5th July, 2022. It introduces new Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Stewards in their ongoing learning and development.

    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development particularly in these areas:

    Session 1: Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward - 14th June

    Session 2: Distinctively Methodist - 21st June

    Session 3: Positive Working Together - 28th June

    Session 4: Continuing to Learn - 5th July

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

    For more information please contact Katie Deadman deadmank@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others. Anyone who has missed individuals sessions of previous courses is welcome to join.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    Register

  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2022
  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2022
    12.30 - 1.30online
    These sessions run weekly over four Fridays through Bible Month. They are written and facilitated by Rev Clive McKie and are drawn from selected passages of Isaiah.
    • 10th June from Isaiah 1
    • 17th June from Isaiah 56
    • 24th June from Isaiah 53
    • 1st July from Isaiah 65

    The event will be hosted by the Learning Network. For more information please contact LNScotland@methodistchurch.org.uk

    This is a free event open to all.

    Book your free place

  • Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022
  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    7- 9pmonline

    This 4 session course takes place on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, from 14th June to 5th July, 2022. It introduces new Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Stewards in their ongoing learning and development.

    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development particularly in these areas:

    Session 1: Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward - 14th June

    Session 2: Distinctively Methodist - 21st June

    Session 3: Positive Working Together - 28th June

    Session 4: Continuing to Learn - 5th July

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

    For more information please contact Katie Deadman deadmank@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others. Anyone who has missed individuals sessions of previous courses is welcome to join.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    Register

  • Fri
    01
    Jul
    2022
    12.30 - 1.30online
    These sessions run weekly over four Fridays through Bible Month. They are written and facilitated by Rev Clive McKie and are drawn from selected passages of Isaiah.
    • 10th June from Isaiah 1
    • 17th June from Isaiah 56
    • 24th June from Isaiah 53
    • 1st July from Isaiah 65

    The event will be hosted by the Learning Network. For more information please contact LNScotland@methodistchurch.org.uk

    This is a free event open to all.

    Book your free place

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2022
    7 - 8.30 pmOnline


    Do you live or work in an economically struggling UK coastal community? Come and join a conversation with people who want to share and respond to the particular challenges of people in economically marginalised urban and rural coastal contexts.

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

    REGISTER NOW

  • Tue
    05
    Jul
    2022
    7- 9pmonline

    This 4 session course takes place on consecutive Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, from 14th June to 5th July, 2022. It introduces new Circuit Stewards to expectations and responsibilities of serving in this area of circuit leadership and will refresh existing Circuit Stewards in their ongoing learning and development.

    Each session will offer opportunities to explore ideas and share experiences as well as identify areas for further action, ongoing learning and development particularly in these areas:

    Session 1: Calling and Role of the Circuit Steward - 14th June

    Session 2: Distinctively Methodist - 21st June

    Session 3: Positive Working Together - 28th June

    Session 4: Continuing to Learn - 5th July

    This event is being led by the Learning Network.

    For more information please contact Katie Deadman deadmank@methodistchurch.org.uk

    Who should come to this Learning Network event?

    Anyone preparing for or who has recently started in the role of Circuit Steward or anyone currently serving as a Circuit Steward who would like to refresh or develop learning and share experiences with others. Anyone who has missed individuals sessions of previous courses is welcome to join.

    How much does this event cost?

    This event is free and offered as part of the Learning Network support across the Connexion - just register and you'll receive joining instructions for the event.

    Register

  • Wed
    10
    Aug
    2022
    7 - 8pmonline

    Curious about whether the cost of living support payments heading to households will make a difference for the people who need it most?
    Join JPIT and Christians Against Poverty UK online, to explore the gap between rising bills and cost of living support, and to ask what the government can do to ensure everyone has enough to live.
    Register to attend here: https://fal.cn/3qIFJ

  • 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

     

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2022
    9.30 - 4pmWoodlands Methodist Church, Glasgow

    In 2021, every month, across Scotland, in average over 110 persons died of overdose from illegal drugs it doesn't include people who died of alcoholism or illness relative to addiction. A European record!

    To mark Recovery Month 2022, the Methodist Churches in Strathclyde are hosting the second Recovery Rising Conference in Woodlands Methodist Church (Glasgow). We would like to invite all the churches across the district to come and learn from professionals, academics and politicians.

    If you wish to come as a visitor please register on this link: https://www.facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org/event/recovery-rising-theme-lived-experience-organisations/ Please remove the £1 donation is you don't want to give money to the charity!

    If you wish to volunteer, please contact Rev Laurent Vernet. We are looking for three teams (as at last conference): refreshment, welcome, conference support.
    We try to prioritise volunteers coming from AA, CA or NA groups but all are welcome to help.

     

  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    11
    Sep
    2022
  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2022
    10.30 - 12 noononline

    Great change requires great leaders. Great leaders are transformational: they long to see their churches and communities flourish and start to look more like the Kingdom of God. They can see beyond all the demands of 'right now' in order to see God's Kingdom come. Transformational leadership is about healthy, Christ-shaped use of power and influence in Christian communities to welcome in God’s preferred future.

    In these regular webinars, Emma and Nigel from the Transformational Leadership Learning Community (TLLC) explore ideas and skills that have the potential to help us lead better, for the good of our communities and churches. Whether you're thinking about joining the TLLC, or just interested in developing leadership in your team, you will find something to get you thinking and acting differently. Anyone interested in exploring leadership is welcome.

    Register for the webinar on 14th September, 10.30am-12noon

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2022
    9.30 - 11 amonline

    This online programme makes a comeback with three new sessions during the autumn offering an opportunity to learn together about the worship we offer.  Each session includes presentations and conversations facilitated by a team from across Scotland and Shetland who are all involved in the training of worship leaders and local preachers.   Sessions are open to anyone and aim to provide continuing development for established local preachers and worship leaders, support to those in training for these roles and stimulus and reflection for anyone interested in the subjects.

     This course is entitled ‘Encountering God in Daily Life’.  The introductory half-hour video is now available on the Scotland and Shetland Learning Network Channel and should be viewed before the first session which takes place on Zoom on Saturday 24th September from 9:30am to 11am.  Please register for the sessions at this page on Eventbrite or email Lorraine Darlow or district tutor, Jill Baker.    

  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2022
    7.30 - 9pmonline

    Did you know that there are now more people over 60 than under 18 in the UK? Anna Chaplains care spiritually for older people, whether they’re affiliated to the church or not. In this webinar, Gary Hopkins and Emma Nash from the Connexional Team talk to the Anna Chaplaincy team about what they do, why they do it, and how Methodist churches can get involved.
    Register for the webinar

  • Thu
    29
    Sep
    2022
    10 - 11.30 amonline

    There are a number of graces in which we excel as the people called Methodist. These graces can be helpful bridges to connect with those in communities outside our own. In this seminar we explore how local churches can join in God’s mission to the Armed Forces community. We’ll share some stories of what has worked in different locations, and help identify ways in which some of the challenges can be overcome. This seminar will build on a new toolkit due to be published by the Methodist Forces Board in Sept 2022. Our focus will be on sharing God’s love with members of the Armed Forces and their families.

    This webinar is hosted by Methodist Forces Board Project Officer, Phil Maltby, and Emma Nash from the Evangelism and Growth Team.

    Register for the webinar

     

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2022
    1-2pmonline

    This webinar workshop will be packed with information, ideas for action, and resources.

    Sign up here (Please feel free to share this invitation)

    You'll receive a FREE digital copy of Preach magazine 'Disability' when you book your ticket!

    We hope to have BSL interpreters and live captions but if that's not possible, there will be a transcript and the YouTube recording will have captions enabled.

    Webinar workshop contents:

    • Session 1: how to lead and preach about disability, with Q&A, led by Rev Katie Tupling, an author and Anglican priest, who has cerebral palsy. She is the Oxford Diocesan Disability Adviser and co-founder of user-led group Disability and Jesus.
    • Session 2: putting disability into the current UK context, with Q&A. Led by Rev John Naudé, an Anglican priest since 1997. He is Associate Vicar at The Point Church in Burgess Hill and an adviser on disability issues for the New Wine Disability Adviser, the Anglican Church and the World Council of Churches. He leads training and writes on disability.
    • Session 3: the practical application of disabled churches and communities, with Q&A. Led by Bernice Hardie, Co-Founder of WAVE for Change, an award-winning charity that enables the creation of places where people with and without learning disabilities can actively participate in worship and social activities together. See www.wave-for-change.org.uk Facebook @wavewithnotfor Twitter @WaveForChange

    Disability webinar workshop aims to be:

    • informative with scripture insights
    • enabling in stimulating ideas and follow-up actions
    • equipping in relating the Bible to how churches, preachers, worship leaders, small groups and individuals can grow in confidence in Disability justice issues

    Actions to prepare for the webinar:

    PRAY: ask the Lord if this is the right time for you, your church, your small group to engage with disability

    READ: you'll receive an email with a link to a free copy of Preach magazine (Issue 32) Disability, when you book your ticket here

    RESOURCES: find other ideas and resources about Disability on the Preach website https://www.preachweb.org/disability-resources

    JOINING THE WEBINAR ON THE DAY: when you book your ticket here, you will be sent an email with a link to the Zoom meeting. If you have trouble accessing the webinar at 1pm on the day of the event, please email lwptoffice@lwpt.org.uk and we will be able to send you a link.

    Disability webinar workshop hosted by Preach at LWPT image

    We give you three focused sessions in 60 minutes of discussion, engagement and interaction. Learn how you and your church can welcome and include disabled people in equal fellowship and ministry.

    And gain new ideas on inclusion and accessibility. We unearth the potential pitfalls and sensitivities around church experiences, language, images and culture and explore the viewpoint of people with disabilities.

    Plus, you’ll be able to put your questions to our panel.

  • Fri
    14
    Oct
    2022
    9.30 am - 12.15 pmZoom

    Choose either Friday 14th October 2022 or Saturday 15th October 2022

    Spiritual Formation
    ... you are always close to me following all my ways.
    May I be always close to you following all your ways, Lord.
    (John Glynn: Singing the Faith 469)
    How do we come to a greater understanding of God? How do we deepen our relationship with God? How can we seek the transformation God desires for us?
    Over many centuries of exploration Christians have developed spiritual practices to help in this process. They aim to facilitate an intentional listening to God and discernment of God in our life.
    We shall spend the morning thinking about spiritual formation and then engaging in guided spiritual practices and personal quiet reflection.

    • 9.30am Welcome & Introduction
      Opening Prayer
    • 10.00am Session 1:
      Spiritual Practice from the Benedictine tradition
    • 11.00am Session 2:
      Spiritual Practice from the Ignatian tradition
    • 12 noon Conclusion
      Closing Prayer
    • 12.15pm Finish


    If you would like to join this Quiet Day, please contact Gill Dascombe
    (chair@reflectretreats.co.uk) for the Zoom details

  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2022
    9.30 - 11 amonline

    This online programme makes a comeback with three new sessions during the autumn offering an opportunity to learn together about the worship we offer.  Each session includes presentations and conversations facilitated by a team from across Scotland and Shetland who are all involved in the training of worship leaders and local preachers.   Sessions are open to anyone and aim to provide continuing development for established local preachers and worship leaders, support to those in training for these roles and stimulus and reflection for anyone interested in the subjects.

     This course is entitled ‘Encountering God in Daily Life’.  The introductory half-hour video is now available on the Scotland and Shetland Learning Network Channel and should be viewed before the first session which takes place on Zoom on Saturday 24th September from 9:30am to 11am.  Please register for the sessions at this page on Eventbrite or email Lorraine Darlow or district tutor, Jill Baker.    

  • 9.30 am - 12.15 pmZoom

    Choose either Friday 14th October 2022 or Saturday 15th October 2022

    Spiritual Formation
    ... you are always close to me following all my ways.
    May I be always close to you following all your ways, Lord.
    (John Glynn: Singing the Faith 469)
    How do we come to a greater understanding of God? How do we deepen our relationship with God? How can we seek the transformation God desires for us?
    Over many centuries of exploration Christians have developed spiritual practices to help in this process. They aim to facilitate an intentional listening to God and discernment of God in our life.
    We shall spend the morning thinking about spiritual formation and then engaging in guided spiritual practices and personal quiet reflection.

    • 9.30am Welcome & Introduction
      Opening Prayer
    • 10.00am Session 1:
      Spiritual Practice from the Benedictine tradition
    • 11.00am Session 2:
      Spiritual Practice from the Ignatian tradition
    • 12 noon Conclusion
      Closing Prayer
    • 12.15pm Finish


    If you would like to join this Quiet Day, please contact Gill Dascombe
    (chair@reflectretreats.co.uk) for the Zoom details

  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2022
    7.30 - 9pmonline

    Great change requires great leaders. Great leaders are transformational: they long to see their churches and communities flourish and start to look more like the Kingdom of God. They can see beyond all the demands of 'right now' in order to see God's Kingdom come. Transformational leadership is about healthy, Christ-shaped use of power and influence in Christian communities to welcome in God’s preferred future.

    In these regular webinars, Emma and Nigel from the Transformational Leadership Learning Community (TLLC) explore ideas and skills that have the potential to help us lead better, for the good of our communities and churches. Whether you're thinking about joining the TLLC, or just interested in developing leadership in your team, you will find something to get you thinking and acting differently. Anyone interested in exploring leadership is welcome.

    Register for the webinar on 20th October, 7.30-9pm

  • Wed
    02
    Nov
    2022
    10 am to 3 pmNetherton Methodist Church

    poster for advanced module 2 nov 22

  • Tue
    08
    Nov
    2022
    7 - 8 pmonline

    How can we connect and support residents and practitioners on social housing estates to enable people to flourish and discover hope together? Come and join this conversation to listen, learn and share with others.

    Hosted by: Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer

    Book your free place

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2022
    7:00 pmSt George’s Tron Church of Scotland Buchanan Street Glasgow G1 2JX

    Join Christian Aid for a climate justice conversation in Glasgow. We'll reflect on the beauty and fragility of creation and grapple with the challenges of poverty and the climate crisis. 

    We'll hear from our guest 'conversationalists' as they talk through how the church can respond and call for climate justice. 

    Find out more and register for tickets. 

  • 9.30 - 11 amonline

    This online programme makes a comeback with three new sessions during the autumn offering an opportunity to learn together about the worship we offer.  Each session includes presentations and conversations facilitated by a team from across Scotland and Shetland who are all involved in the training of worship leaders and local preachers.   Sessions are open to anyone and aim to provide continuing development for established local preachers and worship leaders, support to those in training for these roles and stimulus and reflection for anyone interested in the subjects.

     This course is entitled ‘Encountering God in Daily Life’.  The introductory half-hour video is now available on the Scotland and Shetland Learning Network Channel and should be viewed before the first session which takes place on Zoom on Saturday 24th September from 9:30am to 11am.  Please register for the sessions at this page on Eventbrite or email Lorraine Darlow or district tutor, Jill Baker.    

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2022
    7.30 - 8.30 pmZoom

    The United Reformed Church Waldensian Fellowship will  be looking at the experience of English language Protestants in Italy.  Ecumenical friends are warmly invited to join them for this meeting.

    Our guests will be Victoria Munsey, an American who has lived in Italy for more than 30 years, and Daniel and Grace Pratt Morris-Chapman, who are Methodist ministers, currently serving in Rome.

    If you would like to know more and/or obtain the Zoom link, please contact John Bremner (01324 306887, bremner.johns@gmail.com).

  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2022
    10 to 11.30 amonline

    A webinar for safeguarding officers 

    Research shows that the majority of children and young people will not tell anyone at the time of their abuse, and if they do, they are much more likely to tell friends or family than someone in a professional role. The CSA Centre have developed a range of tools to help professionals address this.

    In this webinar, aimed at safeguarding officers, CSA Deputy Director Anna Glinksi will be discussing the wider signs and indicators of sexual abuse and sharing the details of the Centre’s research to assist professionals to respond to concerns of child sexual abuse.

    How to book:

    District Safeguarding Officers as well as Church and Circuit safeguarding officers are invited to register.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2022
    7 - 8 pmonline

    Everybody should have access to good food. Everybody values community. Your Local Pantries provide both. Across the UK, 90,000+ people are finding friendship, food and freedom through Pantry membership.
    Join a conversation with James Henderson from Church Action on Poverty about how food pantries can offer dignity, choice and hope during the cost of living crisis.

    Book your free place.

  • Thu
    24
    Nov
    2022
    10 to 11.45 amonline

    Presentations will include domestic abuse amongst older people, young people and within ministerial families.

    Speakers include Veronica Gray from Hourglass (Formerly Action on Elder Abuse), Maggie Wilkinson from Broken Rites, and Beckie Wood from What’s the Debate.

    A Q&A sessions is also planned.

    In addition, the President of Conference will be performing the opening address, Michaela Youngson will be speaking about domestic abuse and the Methodist Church stance and the Youth President will be offering some closing reflections.

    The webinar will include a 10-minute break.

    Details about registration will be available in the coming weeks so please do save the date. See https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/webinars/save-the-date-the-hidden-victims-of-domestic-abuse-webinar-24-november-2022/

  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2022
    10 am to 3 pmStirling Methodist Church

    creating safer spaces poster

  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2022
    3:00 pmonline

    The world turns to Bethlehem during Christmas, but they have a fairytale image of the little town. However, this is a real community with real challenges. This webinar gives an insight into the reality and challenges of Palestinians and Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land.

    Webinar led by Revd Dr Munther Isaac

    Register

  • 7:00 pmonline

    You're invited to hear and discuss how the lives and stories of Women in Religious Scriptures can inspire and empower women of faith today. The online event is  organised by Religions for Peace UK Women of Faith Network.

    Register: 'Women in Religious Scriptures' How can they inspire and empower us today? Tickets, Wed 7 Dec 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

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