Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas greetings!

Exploring Anabaptism in Scotland sends warm Christmas greetings to all our friends, allies, enquirers and passers-by.

The birth of Jesus is the sign and substance of God-with-us... and God with us in vulnerability, not power and pomp. At the heart of the Christian message is an invitation to community, to peacemaking and to the kind of just living which makes love real in corporate form.

We look forward to continuing the journey with you in 2013, and to reporting on our last 'cafe conversation' earlier this month...

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Friday, 14 December 2012

Edinburgh cafe discussion on church and community

In terms of 'Exploring Anabaptism in Scotland', we have something cooking in central Edinburgh for Sunday 16th December, early afternoon.

It will be a small, friendly, informal cafe-style conversation. By which we mean it'll be in a cafe! We will have Mennonite guests from North America with us, too.

The meeting will take place in a community cafe not far from Waverley rail station at 1pm through to around 2.30pm or 3pm.

Appropriately enough, it will focus on the theme of 'church and community'

If you would like to join us, please email contact details to: simon.barrow@ekklesia.co.uk

Monday, 10 December 2012

Street porridge sale to raise homelessness funds

Our friends at St John's Church in Edinburgh, the team behind the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, and the Streetwork homelessness charity will be holding a 'street porridge sale' from 8am to 1pm on Wednesday 12th December.

The idea is to raise money for Streetwork's direct engagement with single homeless people in Scotland, and also to increase awareness of the challenge and problem of homelessness.

The porridge distribution will be taking place outside St John's, which is on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road in Scotland's capital. 

For more information about this specific event, contact Annika Wolf, St John’s Church, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ. Email: info@festivalofspirituality.org.uk Phone: 0131 2284249