Good News – July 2011

The Church of Scotland has joined the world of social media with an official Facebook page ( and Twitter account (@churchscotland). This is one of the news items on the latest edition of the Kirk’s Good News bulletin. If you are a user of these social media sites then why not add the Church of Scotland to your list of favourites? There is also a Youtube page ( but this looks to be still at the embryonic stage.
Also in the newsletter is an invitation to take part in The Big Blether. Dr Steve Mallon, Mission and Discipleship Council Secretary, said:
“We are keen to hear peoples’ views on how they understand the word ‘mission’ today. In the 21st Century, post-modern, post-Christian, disconnected and connected world that we all live in how can the Church of Scotland engage with the 90 per cent of people who have nothing to do with any of the churches? We want to hear views on three key elements of congregational life: worship, witness and discipleship. We want to re-imagine the understanding and practice of these elements so that we can do them in ways that will stand a chance of being noticed by the people to whom we are currently invisible.”
The Council is eager to connect and engage with people and get your views, experiences and perspectives. To join the discussion visit and have your say on issues such as:
How accessible is the church to new people? and
What could we be doing to get more people through the door?
Elsewhere in the newsletter, the Right Reverend David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, gives his views on the recent (current?) phone-hacking scandal, welcomes the UK Government’s decision on the 1994 Chinook helicopter crash on the Mull of Kintyre and reports on the launch of The People’s Bible project in Edinburgh. Read the latest edition of the newsletter at Good News – July 2011

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