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The Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland invites you to the beautiful Paisley Abbey to explore ways of doing worship that celebrates and nourishes our whole life together as well as engage people who are not connected with us.

Main Speaker: Doug Gay, lecturer in Practical Theology at Glasgow University

There will be five different themes explored in the workshops, each with morning and afternoon options.

11:30am Growing our own inner life in worship
13:30pm Helping others to grow their inner life in worship

11:30am Singing out in worship
13:30pm Helping others sing out in worship

11:30am Including adults with learning disabilities in worship
13:30pm Worship in priority areas

Working Together
11:30am Hub Church – working with other churches in your area to develop worship
13:30pm Annandale and Eskdale Worship Resourcing Network – Local people resourcing one another.

Children and families
11:30am Messy Church Worship and what has been happening in Helensburgh
13:30pm Born Contemplative – quiet forms of prayer for children

Other Details
The day will start at 10:00am with tea and coffee, with our main speaker at 10:30am. Lunch will be provided for
all participants. We will end the day with some “Weaving Worship” a form of inclusive worship that ties up all the
threads of life and faith. The day will finish at 4:00pm

How to get to the Abbey
Paisley Abbey is situated in Paisley Town Centre and directions can be found on their website:
The nearest train station is Paisley Gilmour Street.

How to register
For registration and enquiries, please contact:
Anna Reid
Senior Administrator
Faith Expression Team.
Tel: 0131 225 5722 ext 359
Email: areid [at] cofscotland [dot] org [dot] uk
Online booking:

£15 per person

Weaving Worship Leaflet

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Did you grow up in a Christian home?

How do you know?

Those were two of the questions which were posed by Lucy Moore during Messy Church training on Saturday.

The assembled throng laughed nervously and made jokes about growing up in a bungalow and how they had never asked their house if it had accepted Jesus as its Lord and Saviour before confronting the fact that this is a hard question.

I grew up in a house with two Christian parents.  I went to church every week and Boys’ Brigade.  But that didn’t make it a ‘Christian home’.  Did it?  We prayed each night before bed.  Did that make it a Christian home?  My dad became a minister.  Did that make it a Christian home?

The question and answers led to an interesting discussion asking:

‘How do we model faith at home?’

So, I’m asking you:

Did you grow up in a Christian home?

How do you know?

And as an extra bonus question:

Would your kids (or future kids) give the same answer as you?

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Sat 27 february 2010   10.30am – 4pm

Cost £10 – includes lunch

St Silas Church, Glasgow, 69 Park Road, Woodlands, Glasgow G4 9JE

The event is a must for anyone interested in building a Christ-centered community where parents, carers and children can share their creativity, eat a meal and worship together outside of Sunday worship.  It’s ideal for Worship Leaders, Local Preachers, Ministers, Deacons, Sunday School teachers – the sky is the limit! There will be time to learn from Lucy Moore, to try out activities and make plans for the future.

Book soon. Places are limited and this even sold quickly out last time.

For bookings contact Fiona Inglis – Email: meth [at] scottishchurcheshouse [dot] org – Phone: 01786 820295 – Methodist Office, Scottish Churches House, Kirk St, Dunblane, FK15

You can download the Messy Church Training poster 2010

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