The Lord’s Prayer around the World…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Church of Scotland is encouraging Kirk members to join Christians around the world in saying the Lord’s Prayer at 11am* on Wednesday.

The Lord’s Prayer around the World…..

Advice for Churches :- COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to handle communion and other church functions, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak…

The following is offered as guidance to congregations across the Church of Scotland.

Click here for Coronavirus advice.

Prince William is Lord High Commissioner for 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince William has been appointed as the Lord High Commissioner to the 2020 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

 

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STATEMENT FROM CHURCH LEADERS AS THE UK PREPARES TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION

On Friday 24th January, Church Leaders released a joint statement regarding the UK’s imminent exit from the European Union. This was accompanied by a letter from Church Leaders addressed to partner Churches and Church organisations in Europe.

STATEMENT FROM BRITISH CHURCH LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES AS THE UK PREPARES TO LEAVE THE EUROPEAN UNION

We, the leaders and representatives of ten British Church denominations and networks, speak together as the UK prepares to leave the European Union on Friday 31 January 2020.

Three and a half years after the UK voted to leave the European Union, the point of departure has now been reached. The process of arriving at this point has been bruising and divisive. For some this date will mark the realisation of a long-held ambition and a moment of celebration. For others, however, it will be an occasion of great loss, marking the moment when deeply held desires for the nations of the UK are placed beyond reach.

Church members in good conscience continue to hold a wide range of views about Brexit. As Church leaders and representatives, we are united in wishing to seek God’s guidance and a sense of common purpose as we move from this chapter of the Brexit process into the next.

As the UK leaves the EU there are important choices to be made about the values that we as a country live out. As Christians, we affirm our belief that all people are equally created in God’s image. Our country should be one that offers sanctuary to refugees and is intolerant of those who hate because of a person’s race or nationality. Both Leave and Remain campaigns agreed on this – we must now make it a reality.

The continuing challenges of the climate crisis, global inequality and conflict will require both resolve and close international cooperation to be addressed effectively.

We greatly value the love and friendship of our sisters and brothers in other European churches, and a group of us are writing to them publicly today to assure them that these relationships will continue. We also recognise that 31 January will bring uncertainty and anxiety to many EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens living in the EU. Leaving the EU cannot mean abandoning our responsibilities towards these families.

Brexit exposed and exacerbated divisions in British society. The deeply held convictions that fuelled the Brexit debate will not simply go away, but our Christian faith urges us to be people of peace and reconciliation. If the bitterness of the last four years is not to persist in polluting our national life, we will all need to resist the temptation to hold on onto the hurts of the past, or to act in ways which will be perceived as triumphalist.

We will only be able to move towards having a sense of common purpose, despite our differences, when we choose to act with kindness, humility and respect towards those with whom we disagree. We call on our political leaders to set an example over the next weeks and months as we move towards negotiations which will require further decisions about priorities for the nations of the UK.

For our part, our Churches will be working and praying for:

  • a society where the poorest and most marginalised are at the centre
  • a society that welcomes the stranger
  • a just economy that enables the flourishing of all life
  • a planet where the environment is renewed
  • a world which actively works for peace
  • a politics characterised by listening, kindness and truthfulness.

We pray for the people of the UK, for our leaders, and for the whole of Europe, as we mark this significant moment together.

Revd Dr Barbara Glasson and Professor Clive Marsh, President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference

Revd David Mayne, Moderator of Council, Baptist Union of Great Britain

The Right Revd Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Revd Nigel Uden and Mr Derek Estill, Moderators of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church

Most Revd Father Olu Abiola OBE and Archbishop Fidelia Onyuku-Opukiri, Council of African and Caribbean Churches UK

Yvonne Campbell, General Secretary, on behalf of the Council of the Congregational Federation

Revd Dr Noel A Davies, Chair, Cytûn: Churches Together in Wales’ Working Party on Wales and Europe

Bishop Simon Iheanacho, Overseer, UK World Evangelism Churches

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, Quakers in Britain

Most Revd Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

 

Soul Space St Kenneth’s Kennoway Tuesday 28th January 2020

Soul Space will be held at St Kenneth’s Parish Church in Kennoway  on 28th January, when we will be reflecting on the theme of ‘Look Forward in Faith’ as we start a New Year journeying with God. The Church will be open for folks to drop in for prayerful reflection and to engage with the various prayer installations anytime from 1-3pm and 6.30-8.30pm on Tuesday 28th January. There will also be a short led reflection at 2pm and 7.30pm for anyone wishing to join with others in worship. All are welcome to drop in whenever they can to take time to refresh, reflect, renew and relax in God’s presence. Tea, coffee and refreshments will also be available in the Church office throughout the day. Click below for Flyers

Soul Space Flyer January 2020 Word Doc

Soul Space Flyer January 2020 pdf

 

Moderator visits Ghana

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator of General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Colin Sinclair is visiting Ghana to meet with partner churches and to learn from their thriving congregations. see more by clicking below….

Moderator in Ghana

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

Sing with the Swing Band 2

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.

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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.