Mission & Discipleship 55 – April 2011

The April edition of the Church of Scotland Mission & Discipleship Council’s e-news gives information on events, resources and websites that may be of interest to church folk throughout Scotland. With around 40 events and resources listed in the newsletter there is truly ‘something for everyone’.
Among the featured events are Roll Away the Stone on 22nd May when the Church of Scotland will take over a large area of Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh for a time of ‘Celebration, Inspiration and Discovery’, beginning with reflections around a huge cross. At the Bandstand, in the avenue and fountain areas, and in St Cuthbert’s Church at the west end of the Gardens, there will be space for worship, praise and singing. The programme includes: Easter Play Scenes, Storytelling, Massed Choirs, Church Stories, Fischy Music, 5-a-side football, Youth and Kids, Picnic, Comedy, Puppets, Discussion, Bands and Orchestra.
Among the resources listed in the newsletter is Oremus Bible Browser: a tool that functions as an online concordance, enabling you to copy and paste passages from the Bible straight into documents.
Read about these and much more at Mission & Discipleship 55 – April 2011

Church and Society News – April 2011

In their April newsletter the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland look forward to their report to the kirk’s General Assembly which meets in May. There is also an article explaining why it is important that Christians cast their vote in the forthcoming elections to the Scottish Parliament and news of a seminar on ‘Ethics and the Internet’. Read the full newsletter online at Church and Society News – April 2011.

Good News – March 2011

The March 2011 edition of the Church of Scotland’s Good News magazine has details of an innovative new counselling project opened in the Lothians by Crossreach, the social care arm of the kirk. The ABBA project, as it is called, is a holistic approach to the treatment of anger, bullying, bereavement and abuse (ABBA).
Good News also has an article about the Church’s position on gambling and on the Trident nuclear deterrent. Read the full newsletter at Good News – March 2011