Our soprano scholar and friend Héloïse Bernard is inviting us to an online concert on Sunday at 2pm as part of La Fête de la Musique. … More Sunday 2pm: La Fête de la Musique
Give wisdom, Lord, to all in authority, not only leaders of nations but local communities, that actions and words are prompted by the needs of others, not personal gain. That all might ask the question, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ and, as if seeing through your eyes, want nothing but the best for them. source: http://www.faithandworship.com
Yesterday, The Herald published an opinion piece by Rosemary Goring titled “The Kirk’s plan to banish the elderly from services is cruel. There’s no other word for it”. The piece has caused some considerable dismay and distress among church members. Elders of Wellington will have received an email by the Assisting Minister, the Rev Dr Roger Sturrock, which highlighted that the newspaper article was not an accurate interpretation of the Church of Scotland guidelines and he made said guidance available to the Kirk Session. Anyone who has questions on this or feels the need to talk about the article can contact Roger, Liz, or their elder. … More Church responds to misleading column in The Herald
Press Release from Christian Aid Christian Aid has responded to widespread reporting that the Department for International Development (DFID) will be stripped of its independence and folded into the Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO). Patrick Watt, Christian Aid’s Director of policy, public affairs and campaigns said: “Today’s announcement is an act of political vandalism. Stripping … More ‘An act of political vandalism’: Christian Aid responds to prospect of DFID losing its independence
This is one of the many international recordings of “The Blessing” (by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Elevation Worship) which have been made during this time of pandemic. The text is based on the Aaronic Blessing (Numbers 6:22-27). The Arabic version includes contributions by 67 people from 16 Arab speaking nations. People from the following … More The Arab World Blessing
This video has kindly been provided to us by our member Glenda White. She produced the video with contributions from the The West End Christian Walking Club (https://wecwc.co.uk/). We hope you enjoy! Click on the picture for the video to start.
A photo blog by Christina and Tom Moffat
Today, our worship is led by our interim moderator, the Rev Dr Stewart Gillan and our assisting minister, the Rev Dr Roger Sturrock. We extend our deep thanks to them and all who continue to make this worship online possible. … More Online Worship Sunday 14th June 2020
Ian M. Falconer, a Scot based in Jerusalem, has written a blog expressing his thoughts on events in the US and beyond. He reflects on how we are called to be active peacemakers and says: Being a peacemaker is about making a long-term commitment to healing, justice, and honesty. Peace does not simply happen, … More “What does love look like? Not like this”
An invitation from Trinity College Four theologians discuss pastoral care in a time of pandemic. The current pandemic has raised huge challenges for churches in relation to pastoral care. Key concerns have been responding to physical illness, death and grieving under lockdown conditions, but also responding to heightened levels of anxiety, fear and stress. Medical … More Trinity College ZOOMinar: Pastoral Care in a Time of COVID19 (June 24, 12.30-2pm)
Last Sunday, our friend Doug Gay took part in leading online worship at Langside Parish Church(LPC) and offered a powerful reflection on Genesis 1 in the context of #BlackLiveMatter. You can click on the picture below to be taken to LPC’s YouTube channel and listen to Doug’s words. You can find a transcript of … More A sermon by Doug Gay on Trinity Sunday at Langside Church
A blog by the Rev Dr Norman Shanks These past weeks Zoom has entered the lives of many of us in a big way! Of course not everyone is into computers and social media and Zoom meetings are no substitute for direct face-to-face interaction; but, for those concerned, it has proved a helpful way of … More This is my prayer – that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight (Letter to the Philippians 1.9)
Shared by Grace Franklin Today morning, we share with you a very unique version of “Amazing Grace”. 50 countries and languages, one world struggling with COVID-19, all united in one song. Click on the picture below to start the video:
Thanks to Liz of the International Club, Wellington kitchen garden now has a second water butt (or barrel). With this dry weather, one water butt was not enough. Even these small plots need watered regularly. Brother Basil, who lives in the flat in the Wellington Church building frequently waters with the garden hose. But he … More WHAT a water success!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christian Aid fundraiser. We raised (at least) £3,240. This amount has now been reported to Christian Aid.