Month: April 2013

Mission & Discipleship eNews – April 2013

The latest newsletter from the Mission & Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland introduces Heart And Soul 2013, when the church will take over Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh for an afternoon of celebration on General Assembly Sunday (19th May), which is also the Day of Pentecost. In recognition of the 1450th anniversary of Columba landing on Iona, Heart and Soul 2013 will be inspired by Celtic Christianity, with all the richness of its themes, including: hospitality, pilgrimage, journeying, creation and its care, representing Christ to the world, and ‘being on the edge’.

The newsletter also has news of two retreats being organised to take place in the Highlands in June, the National Youth Assembly in August and a conference for Session Clerks planned for September.

Among the many items listed in the ‘resources’ section are two new websites:
www.resourcingmission.org.uk offers mission resources from the Church of Scotland for download (e.g. Quick Guides) and purchase (e.g. the popular Pray It Forward cards), and an online booking facility for Mission & Discipleship events (e.g. National Youth Assembly).
www.lifeandwork.org is a new online presence, offering readers and followers an enhanced and up-to-date experience of the Church of Scotland’s popular magazine. In addition, regular updates on Life and Work’s new pages will appear on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LifeandWork) and Twitter (@cofslifeandwork).

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Church & Society eNews – April 2013

The April 2013 edition of the Church of Scotland’s Church & Society Council newsletter looks forward to some of the issues that will form part of the Council’s report to this year’s General Assembly of the Church, which convenes in Edinburgh in May.

As the newsletter states: “Our work and prayer, action and reflection are seen through the lens of priority to the poorest and most marginalised. The General Assembly is a chance for the Church to debate political, economic and social issues, and to set the direction for future thinking.”

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