Sing with the Swing Band

 

 

 

 

 

 “Sing with the Swing Band”  11-4pm Saturday 9th November in Abbotshall Church Kirkcaldy. Workshop for anyone keen to get into funky lively Gospel music by singing. Joy! Free entry, all ages, beginners welcome – bring your own packed lunch. See Heart & Soul Swing Band on facebook. For posters click below……

Sing with the Swing Band

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Windygates St Kenneth’s Concert

Forthcoming concert by Bruce Davies in Windygates St Kenneth’s will take place at St Kenneth’s Church in Windygates on Saturday 16th November at 2pm to which all are welcome to come along to. Tickets are £6 each and available from Parish Assistant, Iona Pringle DCS,  St Kenneth’s church office or at the door on the day. Many thanks.

Click poster below to enlarge.

Joy as New Community Hub Church opens in Angus

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Community Hub Church opens in Angus..Click below for more details………

https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news_and_events/news/2019/joy_as_new_2.3_million_community_hub_church_opens

Moderator for 2019-2020

On Tuesday 3rd  September outgoing moderator Reverend Alan Sharp passed on the Moderatorial Robes to Mrs Jacqueline Thomson Deacon at Buckhaven and Wemyss  Parish Church and wished her “All the best” for her coming year as Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery.

Our best wishes and prayers are with Jacqueline as she journeys through the year ahead.

Help shape Church’s plan for land and buildings…..

Over the next few months, the Church of Scotland General Trustees will be inviting your views on one of the most crucial issues for the future of our Church: how best to manage our church land and buildings. Every congregation and presbytery is encouraged to contribute through an online survey and a series of workshops across Scotland.

For more details click here

Joint Fife Presbyteries Conference

Joint Fife Presbyteries Conference will meet in St Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy on Saturday 31st August 2019 from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Lunch will be provided.

The speakers at the conference will be David Fergusson and David Lunan. There will also be a presentation, discussion and feedback on the possibilities for the formation of a Presbytery of Fife.

David Fergusson chaired the Special Commission on Structural Reform which reported to the General Assembly
David Lunan has wide experience as a minister and past Moderator of the General Assembly and was Clerk to the Presbytery of Glasgow.

Daredevil Minister Takes Leap of Faith.

A daredevil minister is taking a leap of faith and doing a SAS-style freefall off the Forth Bridge.

Rev Susan Cord, who leads Killearnan and Knockbain Parish Church on the Black Isle, is participating in the 165ft descent to raise money for one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. Read full article by clicking here

The Radical Action Plan

 

The Radical Action Plan

The General Assembly 2019 accepted three reports that between them have the potential to radically reshape the Church of Scotland, at every level from the local to the national and the General Assembly itself.

The overall thrust of the plans is devolution of decision-making and resources from the centre to reorganised regional and local structures, with an emphasis on equipping churches for mission in their local context.

The decisions of a radical Assembly

The General Assembly accepted the above reports from the Council of Assembly, General Trustees, and the Special Commission on Structural Reform. Through these reports, the Assembly has agreed the following decisions:

  • Up to £25m to be spent on projects aimed at church growth, with particular emphasis on church planting
  • 100 new worshipping communities to be established
  • Focus on engaging with people under 40
  • Cost of central administration to be cut by up to 30%: four councils to be merged into two
  • Number of Scottish presbyteries to be reduced from 43 to about 12, focused on supporting local congregations in their ministry and mission
  • Networks, hubs and other new local church structures to be developed
  • Kirk Sessions to be reduced in size and focused on ‘leadership and strategic decision-making’
  • Decision-making and resources to be devolved from the central administration to regional and local levels
  • No congregation to pay more to the centre after next year until new arrangements are agreed
  • Land and buildings plan to focus on ‘well equipped spaces in the right places’. Money from sale of redundant buildings to be shared between congregations
  • Improved training and support for all ministry and leadership roles
  • General Assembly to be made smaller
  • Encouragement of a season of ‘prayer and preparation’ across the Church from September to December 2019

For an in depth look at the reform process, read the Life and Work Assembly 2019 Special Supplement

General Assembly 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019 General Assembly will be held in the General Assembly Hall on the Mound in Edinburgh. It opens on Saturday 18 May and closes on Friday 24 May. The public gallery will be open for members of the public who wish to watch the Assembly.,,,,,click link below for website.

https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about_us/general_assembly

Heart & Soul 2019

 

 

 

Princes St Gardens, Edinburgh. Sunday 19th May 1:00pm start. The festival celebrates  the life and work of the Church with those who keep it strong and vibrant in communities everywhere – members, volunteers, ministers, and congregations alike! Follow the link below to this year’s website for the event….

http://www.heartandsoul.org.uk/