Introduction to Sanctuary Sunday 2021

Introduction to Sanctuary Sunday 2021

An old Celtic proverb reads: It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. Human warmth and welcome and friendship are the best form of sanctuary, and we can all be sanctuary to each other.

The children of Israel needed a constant reminder to “love the stranger as yourself”. This command is variously stated at least 36 times in the Bible.

The Refugee Council, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and City of Sanctuary have initiated an annual Sanctuary Sunday. It is the Sunday at the end of Refugee Week, this year it is Sunday 20 June.

This is opportunity to annually reflect, pray, and commit ourselves to celebrate and continue to build hospitality and sanctuary for all, especially those whose lives are most vulnerable, and most in danger.

Build hospitality as a clear challenge to hostility.

Build Churches and Cathedrals of Sanctuary.

Please follow the link below for more information:

sanctuary-in-scotland.pdf (churchofscotland.org.uk)

sanctuary-in-scotland

 

 

Worship Service Sunday, 13th June 2021

Worship Service Sunday, 13th June 2021 can be viewed at our website – Services/Service – Our Current Service.
For those who wish to listen on the phone, the number to dial is 01563 444426

Keep safe and well. And we hope that you enjoy the Service.

Worship Service Sunday, 6 June 2021

June 4, 2021 by Allan Hamilton
Worship Service Sunday, 6 June 2021 can be viewed at our website – Services/Service – Our Current Service.
For those who wish to listen on the phone, the number to dial is 01563 444426

Keep safe and well. And we hope that you enjoy the Service.

Alex Ferguson : An Interview

Good Day to you all.  Recently Alex Ferguson was interviewed by me with the kind assistance and advice from Mike Higgins.

The result can be viewed here:

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or if this does not open for you then you can access it with the following links:

  1. Alex Ferguson; Intro, Choirs and Learning
  1. https://vimeo.com/548486622
  2. Alex Ferguson; Church Music, Covid and Zoom
  3. https://vimeo.com/548494464
  4. Alex Ferguson; Recent Changes in Making Music
  5. https://vimeo.com/548499597
  6. .Alex Ferguson; Appendix; Musical Arrangement with DAW
  7. https://vimeo.com/548512928

 

General Assembly 2021

Details and the webcast link will be at 🔗 www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ga

The big reports from the Faith Nurture Forum (was Ministry Council) is being taken from 1pm – 3.30pm on Tuesday 25th and the Faith Impact Forum (was World Mission and Mission and Discipleship) is on Wednesday 26th from 1pm – 3.30pm.

General Assembly 2021 – Reports & speeches

All 🔗 the reports and other documents are available to download. If you are looking for a good overview of what’s coming to this Assembly, you could watch the Conveners’ speeches which this year have been recorded in advance. 🔗 Videos and text transcripts are available on the web; there are also 🔗 YouTube playlists where you can watch the speeches, including 🔗 an option with BSL interpretation.

Fiona Kendall’s recent talks : Mediterranean Hope

Dear All
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended Fiona Kendall’s recent talks on her work with Mediterranean Hope.  I hope you found them enjoyable and informative.  For those who were unable to attend, we recorded the Thursday evening’s session and have uploaded Fiona’s presentation which you can find on the Faith Impact playlist in Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQAmiOC0yvA&t=4s 

Kind regards

Nikki Skinner

Faith Impact

Church of Scotland Offices

121 George Street

Edinburgh

EH2 4YN

Sunday Worship

Great news we are now allowed 50 at Sunday worship, you are still required to sanitise hands on entering the building, wear a face mask and abide by social distancing.  You are very welcome to worship and if you would like to book a seat please contact Vanessa either by email chrchdmnstr@outlook.com or phone on 07394 173977

Church re-opening

“Kay Park has now been granted permission to re-open church.  We plan to re-open on Sun 02nd May.  To book a place telephone Vanessa on 07394 173977 or email chrchdmnstr@outlook.com”