2021 marks the second year of not being able to fundraise in the traditional ways, nevertheless, we are determined as ever to support Christian Aid to help communities in need. Following the success in 2020, we are again expanding Christian Aid Week to last a whole month (1st – 31st May). We offer one challnge … More Christian Aid Week 2021 – join a month of fundraising challenges and fun!
17.00-17.40 Join in an online Vigil for Syria, marking ten years of the Syrian conflict, as a public expression of solidarity with the Syrian people and Syrian refugees here in Scotland and in other countries. Register on Eventbrite: https://vigilforsyria.eventbrite.co.uk Whether or not you are able to attend the vigil, join in an act of solidarity … More Vigil for Syria – Monday 15th March 2021
Last week, we started a Bible Study that will run until Tuesday 2nd February, reflecting on parts of a recent interesting and challenging book ‘Mission Rediscovered – Transforming Disciples’ by Rev Dr Kenneth Ross, currently a Church of Scotland missionary partner in Malawi, and formerly General Secretary of the Board for World Mission. The book … More New Bible Study: ‘Mission Rediscovered – Transforming Disciples’ by Rev Dr Kenneth Ross
Have a look at the greetings some of our members sent in – including a very appropriate reading and prayer. We wish everyone a very peaceful and happy Christmas.
In past years, Wellington has held a “Gift Service” where we would bring gifts for those who may not receive any. The restrictions this year meant that we were unable to hold this service. One of our elders would like to suggest the following alternative which is happening in our church’s neighbourhood, the Social Bite … More Social Bite’s Festival of Kindness 2020: Put a gift under the Tree of Kindness in Byres Rd/Vinicombe Street
Because Advent and Christmas are going to be different this year, we have decided to give you a tool kit to help you work your way through advent.
We hope that it will help you to feel connected to the season, as well as
connected to each other when we’re worshiping at home and if some are
allowed back into the church later in December. The overall theme is:
Angels. … More Advent Pack 2020
Today’s Morning Reflection is based on Deuternomy 34:1-9 (NRSV). … More Place for Pause – To the Mountains to Look Ahead
Today’s Morning Reflection is based on 1 Kings 19:3-13 The transcript and task are available for download here: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/69014/WednesdayText.pdf Click on the picture below for the video to start: Reading • 1 Kings 19:3-13 (NLT) – Rev Jenny Adams Reflection – Rev Catherine Beattie Prayer – Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General … More Place for Pause – Listening for the Still Small Voice
A blog by Tom Moffat At a recent meeting of the Wellington (virtual) Tea Party the conversation touched on stories about the life of the Wellington congregation within the memory of the group. One such conversation mentioned Communion services, of the time when only men were elders and the service was very formal. One member … More How things have changed!
A blog by Rebecca Gebauer This week in Christian Today, I came across a commentary by Tim Farron (MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and former leader of the Liberal Democrats) in which he raised the important issue of writing to your MP as a Christian. Under the title “Christians shouldn’t just be another predictable lobby … More How to write to your MP or other representatives
As our Kirk Session explores in weeks to come when and how we can re-open our building in a manner that is manageable and safe for all, we may find some inspiration from this “safety”-video from Bethany Baptist Church in Risca Newport in Wales. This may give you a good chuckle, hopefully! … More Post-lockdown church
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
Church of Scotland Moderator, Martin Fair has launched a new series of in-conversation videos under the title “It’s a Fair Question” which will be available across the Church of Scotland social media channels and be shared on our website here. In the first video, he talks to two ministers who were ill with COVID-19, Rev … More It’s a Fair Question (1)
Some of you will have seen Beatitudes for a global pandemic by the Church Times Cartoonist Dave Walker already. He has now worked them into an animated clip. Click on the picture below and listen to his interpretation of the Beatitudes for our strange and challenging times.
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”