Gaudeamus Igitur – Online Graduations at UofG

In normal years, we would have just concluded three weeks of observing twice daily how students and parents celebrate a great mile stone in their lives: graduation from UofG. This year, graduations have moved online but traditions are still followed. Led by the University’s Chapel Choir, members of the campus community have come together virtually … More Gaudeamus Igitur – Online Graduations at UofG

For Glasgow….

In our prayers – our heartfelt prayers As ‘why’ and ‘how’ And confusion Make us wonder What sort of a world we live in. Come, Spirit of God, To comfort and hold, To let your tears mingle with those who mourn. Come, to help us begin to make sense Of what is utterly senseless. Come … More For Glasgow….

Ministers Blog by the Rev Dr Norman Shanks

Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  Philippians 4.6 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5.16-17 By my reckoning we are now into the fourteenth week of the ‘lockdown’ and gradually both the Holyrood and Westminster governments are easing … More Ministers Blog by the Rev Dr Norman Shanks

Evening Prayer

Lord You bless us as we restRestore us as we sleepYou care for us as we drift offAnd make our dreaming sweet You are the safest placeYou are the God of GraceForgiven, loved and held by youIs each small seed of faith You know our thoughts and feelingsYou see our deep desiresYou understand our wearinessAnd … More Evening Prayer

Juneteenth: A day to celebrate, A day to be inspired

It wasn’t until I moved to North Carolina in 1999 that I realised that Juneteenth wasn’t ‘a thing’ anywhere but Texas.  It stands to reason, I suppose.  It is the celebration of the day (June 19th 1865) the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas (two months after the defeat of the Confederate States and Lincoln’s famous speech in April), but Juneteenth had been such a big deal, so obviously worthy of celebration, that I had assumed the whole country would celebrate.  … More Juneteenth: A day to celebrate, A day to be inspired