Watch The Columba Experience, a short documentary on pilgrimage

Watch The Columba Experience, a short documentary on pilgrimage

Watch our new film The Columba Experience, made by Jack Steel, a short documentary about a group of contemporary pilgrims in Argyll, getting to know more about God, one another, and their beautiful surroundings. It's restful, inspiring, and peaceful. Albert has blogged about the story behind the film.

Fiona Reynolds on weddings, wine, wings, and worship! #DailyWorship

Fiona Reynolds on weddings, wine, wings, and worship! #DailyWorship

We thank Dan Harper for his Daily Worship reflections and we welcome Fiona Reynolds: "I have been the Minister in Monifieth Parish Church for one whole year now. It has been a very quick 12 months, and I still have so much to learn, but I love living and serving here. Since I last contributed to Sanctuary First, I have been amazed by the power of individual blessings and have sought ways to include these more in my ministry." Fiona continues our theme of Re-Imagining Church writing on weddings, wine, wings, and worship!

Lent + Easter Themes 2019 In The Neighbourhood + Behold The Man

Lent + Easter Themes 2019 In The Neighbourhood + Behold The Man

Our themes for Lent into Easter, for March and April, are now online. In The Neighbourhood invites us to look around our local communities, to get to know them better and to keep our eyes open to spot the shoots of the Kingdom, and in Behold The Man we turn to the face of Christ and consider the enigmatic phrase of Pilate's as we consider God’s unspeakable gift to a broken world...

A Heartening Weekend: Re-Imagining Church Conference

A Heartening Weekend: Re-Imagining Church Conference

Thanks to everyone who came along and participated in our Re-Imagining Church Conference. It was a thought provoking, heartening and inspiring weekend, thanks for sharing your stories with us. We will be sharing material and insights from the conference on the site over the next wee while so keep an eye out. (Pictured a beautiful watercolour from Fiona Campbell’s art space.)

Opening Lent theme for March now online

Opening Lent theme for March now online

Our theme for the start of Lent in March In The Neighbourhood is now online with weekly subthemes and daily thought triggers and Bible readings. We will be asking: How does encountering holiness change us and our community? What are the consequences of practicing radical love in our neighbourhood? How can we open our eyes and spot the shoots of the Kingdom?

Jan and Feb Themes Imagination + Friendship…

Jan and Feb Themes Imagination + Friendship…

Check out our first two themes of 2019: Re-Imagining Church for the New Year and I Have Called You Friends for February. In January we will be exploring ways of renewing, revitalising, and restarting ‘church’ beyond boundaries and outwith walls.In February we are inspired by Jesus' words in John 15: 15 to unpack friendship as a key theme at the heart of the Gospel.