SF: Live Holy Endings Burns Night Jan 31 7pm

SF: Live Holy Endings Burns Night Jan 31 7pm

A wee acoustic evening of live music, poetry and discussion featuring the fantastic Those Scottish Campers at Costa Coffee Falkirk (Kirk Wynd). Grab a coffee from the counter (or from your kitchen if you're tuning in online) and join us as we use Scotland's national bard, the one and only Robert Burns, to explore the theme of ending well. You can watch live at sanctuaryfirst.org.uk/live All this month we've been looking at Holy Endings - the idea of letting go in love, ending things with care, dignity and respect. 

Download our New Year Holy Endings Material

Download our New Year Holy Endings Material

Preparing for services in the New Year? Looking for personal Bible Study resources?

Download our Holy Endings theme material with weekly subthemes, and daily Bible readings and thought triggers from Hogmanay to 10 Feb. Over the weeks we will be exploring prayerfully bringing things to an end with dignity, care and love. Rather than making New Year Resolutions to resolve to do new things, we are going to resolve to let go, to stop, to allow things to run their course, to reach ‘a holy ending’.

Amanda MacQuarrie on calling, identity + vulnerability #DailyWorship

Amanda MacQuarrie on calling, identity + vulnerability #DailyWorship

We thank Fiona Reynolds for her Daily Worship week and we welcome Amanda MacQuarrie. Amanda is the Minister at The Old Kirk in Bo’ness, a small town nestling on the Firth of Forth where she lives with her 4 children and 2 dogs. She writes about the experience of calling; the excitement, vulnerability, and wonder - how Holy Endings can be the start of the adventure...

Read James’ new blog about endings, letting go, and trust

Read James’ new blog about endings, letting go, and trust

James from the team has posted a new blog: The Holy End of the Beginning, thinking about how ironically - it can be hard to start a conversation about ending and letting go.

"God wants us to offer our whole selves not just the edited highlights. Just take a look at the raw emotions in the Psalms, God can handle it. Can we?"

Holy Ending Small Group Discussion Questions

Holy Ending Small Group Discussion Questions

See our new Holy Endings small group discussion questions for our New Year theme. Use them with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, classmates - someone sitting next to you on the bus! - and see where it takes you as we wrestle with how to prayerfully bring things to an end with dignity, care and love.