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.)

Dan Harper invites us in to the Theatre of Faith… #DailyWorship

Dan Harper invites us in to the Theatre of Faith… #DailyWorship

We thank Rhona Cathcart for her Daily Worship week and we welcome Dan Harper, minister at Bridge of Allan Parish Church. Dan is Convener of the Scottish Churches Disability Group and is a trustee of Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group, the charity who runs the visitors centres at HMP&YOI Cornton Vale and HMP Glenochil. Dan is excited for the future of the church and knows that the Holy Spirit will help us overcome all the difficulties we face as we live out the excitement and drama in the Theatre of Faith.

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.

New Year theme material for January online

New Year theme material for January online

Our theme for the New Year ‘Re-Imagining Church’ taking the theme from our January conference is online now and covers 30 December - 02 February. We will be exploring ways of renewing, revitalising, and restarting ‘church’ beyond boundaries and outwith walls. What is church anyway? Why do we do it? 

Over five weeks we will wrestle with questions of what it means to be and do church in 2019. We will consider where we can celebrate tradition and where we can champion new emerging practices...