Our SF Live: Take A Moment Advent service is now available to watch back online. It's an hour of music, poetry, prayer, and reflection contemplating living the joy, seeing the glory, feeling the peace and encountering the love this Christmas.
Read James's new blog post to find out more about the writers helping us this week to take a moment to #SeeTheGlory.
Read Albert's blog post about tonight's Sleep in the Park. He's preparing to join thousands of others sleeping out in Edinburgh to highlight the issue of homelessness. "I decided to take part in the sleep out because I believe that Christians need to stand with those in our communities who are seeking to bring about a more just and compassionate society."
Our Advent Daily Worship theme Take A Moment continues Sunday 4 Dec with our second week: See the glory! More contributions from Christian Aid Scotland and CrossReach, and featuring reflections from Eliza Cargill (Sanctuary First worship team), Peter Neilson (currently Locum for the Parish of Crail and Kingsbarns) and John Povey (Minister, Kirk of Calder).
To accompany our Take A Moment theme we have developed a set of discussion questions you can use to help adapt the material for small group work. If you are planning to host a small discussion group, Bible study or prayer time - in your home, at a cafe, or in a church, or other community setting - you may find the questions a good way of exploring issues to do with joy, glory, peace and love and the value of 'taking a moment' from all the busyness of Christmas.
Take a moment, this Christmas, to be.
28 days. 28 moments. 28 triggers to think on, act on, and pray on, before carrying on again. There’s no pressure, just opportunities to take a moment to contemplate joy, glory, peace, and love.
Our theme material for December: Take A Moment is available for you to download as a PDF with subthemes for each week, and readings and thought triggers for every day. You can use it for personal reflection, as a basis for small group discussion or to inform service/event planning.