The July 2012 edition of the newsletter from the Mission & Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland has details of around 20 events and resources of interest to church people throughout Scotland. They include retreats with the titles ‘Adventures in Worship’ and ‘Letters from John’, a conference in Glasgow on the topic of ‘Sharing Faith in a Post-Modern Age’ and early-bird booking details of a National Music Event, called ‘Different Voices’ being held in March 2013. click here for more
Monthly Archives: July 2012
The latest edition of the newsletter produced by the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland contains a welcome from the new Council Convener, Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, news of a symposium on euthanasia and assisted suicide being held in September, celebrates the work of congregations in promoting sustainable agriculture and looks at how the church can respond further, and how churches can use the relaunch of the film Chariots of Fire to reach out to their local communities. Read about all these and more in their Summer 2012 newsletter.
Kildrum Parish Church is one of 26 properties in North Lanarkshire participating in Doors Open Days 2012. This year’s event will be held over the weekend of 8/9 September and the church will be open to the public from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 8th September as well as for Sunday worship at 10.30am on 9th September.
Our sister congregation of Sacred Heart RC Church will be open from 10.30 – 5pm on Sunday 9th September with services at 9am, 10.30am and 5.30pm. Further information about Doors Open Days in North Lanarkshire (and across Scotland) is available from the DoD website. Please mark the dates in your diaries – we’ll post a wee reminder nearer the time!
The latest newsletter from the Scottish Bible Society has news of an innovative project in the Dominican Republic. They write, “Working with the police and local churches, the Dominican Republic Bible Society is encouraging gang members to exchange their weapons for a Bible and to accept a life of faith.” Read more about this initiative, and how you can help, here
The following article appeared in the Summer 2012 edition of Christian Aid News.
Across the UK , Christian Aid supporters went the extra mile to raise money for Christian Aid Week 2012 – walking across country, living on £1 a day, holding church services and, of course, going out house-to-house collecting. And their efforts received a tremendous boost when it was announced, on the eve of the event, that the first £5m in donations would be matched, pound-for-pound, by the Department for International Development (DFID).
This gesture, known as match-funding, will mean that the efforts of all those thousands of Christian Aid supporters will go further, enabling us to help more people in poor communities around the world work their way out of poverty.