Albert blogs on change, peace, and blessing in the church

Albert blogs on change, peace, and blessing in the church

Our very own, Albert Bogle, Minister of Sanctuary First blogs at the start of General Assembly, the annual meeting of the Church of Scotland. "The great challenge that confronts the church of Scotland membership is will we allow the Holy Spirit to change the way we do church? Are we willing to revisit the vows we once made and rediscover our calling to be followers of Jesus in our advancing years? Are we willing to begin a new adventure in our prayer lives and encounter the new thing that God wants to do in our midst?"

Susan Brown, new Moderator, on what we can’t leave behind as a pilgrim people

Susan Brown, new Moderator, on what we can’t leave behind as a pilgrim people

Watch Susan Brown our new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland speaking this time ten years ago at the National Gathering in Ingleston, Edinburgh. Susan’s message is still relevant to the church today as she speaks about the things we can’t leave behind as a pilgrim people.

Liz Crumlish leads our Pentecost #DailyWorship

Liz Crumlish leads our Pentecost #DailyWorship

We thank Wendy Young of Christian Aid for her Daily Worship reflections and we welcome Liz Crumlish. Liz is a minister in the Church of Scotland, coordinating Path of Renewal, having previously served in Hospital Chaplaincy and in Parish Ministry. She serves on the board of RevGalBlogPals, a supportive network for women in ministry and is a contributor to "There's a Woman in the Pulpit." (Skylight Paths pub.) She writes for Spill the Beans and blogs about Renewal at: www.pathofrenewal.blogspot.co.uk

Sanctuary First at European Internet Christian Conference #ECIC23

Sanctuary First at European Internet Christian Conference #ECIC23

Our double act of the two Jimmys: James and Jim had a great time at the European Internet Christian Conference (May 7-10) #ecic23 Great to network and learn from our European neighbours. There were keynotes on bots, blockchain, automation and digital theology and opportunities to find out about new research, apps, and initiatives.

Read Albert’s new blog post on church, pioneering, and transition

Read Albert’s new blog post on church, pioneering, and transition

Read Albert's latest blog post on church, pioneering, and transition Could God want something new to happen? The first of a 2 part series. "I think we should view this period of transition as something to be welcomed not feared. Perhaps we should see ourselves as privileged to be the custodians of what has to be retained and taken forward into the new area of church growth and development."

Watch Michele Guinness on ‘our party giving God’!

Watch Michele Guinness on ‘our party giving God’!

Watch our 4 clips of the wonderful Michele Guinness on leaving behind false images of God as a killjoy. She urges us instead to celebrate our God of the party! "We have a party giving God and a party going saviour!" The clips are all available to view on The Ultimate Invitation theme page.

Peace Is A Gift May Discussion Questions - Download now

Peace Is A Gift May Discussion Questions - Download now

See our new Peace Is A Gift connect group discussion questions for our May 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 explore the gift of peace that can burst into our lives unexpectedly, often in the midst of struggle, loss and rejection - bringing surprising blessing.

June and July Pilgrimage Themes online

June and July Pilgrimage Themes online

Our resource packs with weekly subthemes and daily Bible readings and thought triggers for June and July exploring pilgrimage are now on the site. See Ready Pilgrim? for June and The Journey Back Home for July. Useful for personal study, leading small groups or preparing services/worship events.