The Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council has published its latest e-news which, as usual, “gives information on events, resources and websites that may be of interest to church folk throughout Scotland.” The August 2010 edition contains news about 36 different events and resources ranging from a series of Bible and prayer guides for people with dementia or struggling with memory loss to ‘Mission Shaped Ministry’, a course for individuals (ministers and lay people) and teams who are exploring ideas for fresh expressions of church and Christians who want their churches to be more effective in mission. Read the full e-newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 47 – August 2010
The summer 2010 edition of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council’s newsletter features, among other items, articles about the Kirk’s approach to the End of Life Assistance (Scotland) Bill, religious observance in schools and looks forward to a seminar focusing on how the law determines our ethical decisions. Click here to view the newsletter.
Earlier editions of the Church & Society newsletter during 2010 can be read by clicking on the following links:
– January 2010 (focusing on Poverty and Homelessness)
– February 2010 (focusing on Money Matters)
– March 2010 (focusing on Peacemaking)
– April 2010 (General Assembly edition)
– May 2010 (main theme: Taking Action)
– June 2010 (main theme: Justice)
TO BOLDLY GO… is the title of the 2010 National Youth Assembly. 16–25 year-olds with a Church of Scotland connection are invited to take part in four days of thinking about mission for a 21st Century Scotland, exploring what to say to the Church about Fashion, Politics, Violence and Peacemaking. More information about this and other events taking place during the summer is available on the Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council’s online newsletter.
The newsletter also contains details about a variety of resources that church folk might find useful. Among those listed in the current edition is BIBLEFRESH, a new initiative from a number of partner organisations – including the Scottish Bible Society – to encourage people to engage with the Bible in new ways in 2011. There are four key areas in which it seeks to inspire churches and individuals: Reading the Bible; Being trained in handling the Bible; Supporting translation work; and Experiencing the Bible in new and creative ways.
Information about these and other events and resources can be read at Mission & Discipleship 46 – Summer 2010
The Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council’s e-news is, in its own words, full of “information on events, resources and websites that may be of interest to church folk throughout Scotland.” The May 2010 edition lists nearly 40 events and resources ranging from a series of discussions on spiritual care for older people to the Church of Scotland Youth Assembly being held at Stirling University in early September. You can read the full newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 45 – May 2010
The monthly e-news from the Church of Scotland’s Mission & Discipleship Council contains news of events and resources for churches and individuals alike. The April 2010 edition has information about, for example, the annual Christian Aid book sale, a series of seminars on “Living and Sharing Faith Today” and “Back To Church Sunday” in September and “Bible Sunday” in October.
The Resources section has news from the Scottish Bible Society about how their Bibleworld material has been updated to take account of the new Scottish education curriculum while in the “Help Wanted” section there is an appeal for cast, crew and other helpers for a version of the Passion story being staged in Glasgow next year. For further information visit www.passion-play.co.uk/glasgow-passion-play/
Read the full newsletter at Mission & Discipleship 44 – April 2010