Synod Reflections

Synod is coming to an end. Soon we will share in Communion then head our separate ways back home.

Synod always seems like a long weekend with lots to talk about and hard decisions to make but I like the sense of shared responsibility that seems to pervade these decisions. There is a sense of community which maybe stems from familiarity. We are a small group of churches so people meet often but it also seems that newcomers are welcomed and included in a way that doesn’t seem forced or false.

There are some interesting and some odd things happening around the United Reformed Church in Scotland. What does seem clear is that people are keen to link up with each other and to share in each other’s ministries and mission.  That has to be a hopeful thing.