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.

  • 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

  • Tue
    14
    Jun
    2022
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Thu
    18
    Aug
    2022
    7.15 pm to 9.15 pmonline

    This Advanced Module Gathered Session is intended for those who:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    email: darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk

    mobile: 07799 900471

     

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