Elders Conference 2022

‘Rising to the Challenge of Change’ Learn: Elders Conference 2022

As the Church moves into a new season of Presbytery Reform and Presbytery Planning shaped by the Presbytery Mission Plan Act, the role of elders is as significant as ever. Learn: Elders Conference 2022 aims to provide elders and those in church leadership roles in the Church of Scotland with learning and development opportunities that will respond to the demands and opportunities of the coming season. This event will enable participants to enhance their understanding of the selected areas (Presbytery Mission Plan Act, vacancies, hybrid worship, opportunities for mission) and to actively partake in their church ministries equipping and enabling all of the people of God for the work of God while journeying into a new season

When: 7-9pm on 1, 8, 15 and 22 June 2022

• 1 June – ‘How the Presbytery Mission Plan Act Impacts the Role of an Elder’

• 8 June – ‘Coping, and Maybe Even Thriving, in Vacancy’

• 15 June – ‘Eldership for a Hybrid Community'

• 22 June – ‘Leading into God’s Mission’

For whom: Elders and those in church leadership roles in the Church of Scotland.

Join us for four webinars of enthusing and inspiring talks and discussions Contact: learn@churchofscotland.org.uk

For further information on Learn resources, visit www.churchofscotland.org.uk/learn

CS. Lewis: Adaptation of 'The Screwtape Letters'

Searchlight Theatre Company is coming back to Scotland! After a successful tour with 'Return to The Hiding Place' last September, they are bringing their production of CS Lewis' 'Screwtape Lessons' to Kirkintilloch Baptist Church on Saturday 26th March at 7.30pm. For tickets, which cost £5 and can be paid at the door, please contact Kirkintilloch Baptist Church office on 0141 578 6006 or book direct by clicking on this link: https://kirkiebaptist.churchsuite.com/events/dsd0hgdx This is a fabulous production, acclaimed by the British Theatre Guide, and not to be missed.

Ukraine Appeal

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is encouraging people to donate to charities supporting refugees from Ukraine. More than a million people have fled the conflict and have crossed borders to reach surrounding countries.



Lord Jim Wallace Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland



"Across the world, people are asking how they can best support the millions of people whose lives have been torn apart by the attack on Ukraine," Lord Wallace said.

"The Church of Scotland, locally and nationally, has been working to support all those affected by the war through prayer, by reaching out to churches in the region, through supporting our partners in the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid emergency response along with charities working in neighbouring countries. We are also urging the UK Government to remove all barriers for refugees seeking sanctuary in our country.

"One of the best and most efficient ways to help is through making a financial donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee," he said.

"If you haven't yet donated, I encourage you to give to the DEC Ukraine appeal and support the work of aid organisations, including Christian Aid, which are working in countries receiving refugees from Ukraine.

"They need our help to welcome the desperate people who have fled for their lives and are now facing cold, hunger and a future filled with uncertainty and fear. Donating to the DEC appeal will ensure your help reaches the people who need it most."

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal will raise funds for member charities to urgently respond to the crisis and supply people fleeing the violence with shelter, food, water and medical support.

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Walking humbly with our God

In our acting justly and loving mercy, how do we also walk humbly with our God, as required in Micah 6:8?

This is the question we will journey with through Lent 2022.

In partnership with Eco-congregation Scotland, the Quakers, Young Christian Climate Network, the Church of Scotland and Operation Noah we will work out what it looks like to walk humbly with our God as we continue giving, acting and praying for climate justice.

If you aren't already signed up, register to receive our Prayer and Worship e-mail to get a reminder to download the podcast as Lent begins, and to find out about our ongoing prayer and worship resources.

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