Saturday 17th MARCH ‘INSIDE OUT‘. 10.30 – 3pm, with tea/coffee from 10 am. A day in which to step back a little from busy lives and spend some time with God, the wisdom and story of Scripture, and each other, during Lent. Led by Graham Fender-Allison, Worship Development leader, Mission and Disicipleship Council of the Church of Scotland
Graham writes, ‘Retreats don’t always feel like they are for everyone. Sometimes, they seem more geared to those of us who enjoy listening to Saints being quoted all day, or who think far too much about techniques for breathing with our eyes closed.
Whilst these things can be useful, on this particular retreat, we will explore one prayer exercise that can help us live our life more fully, not escape it; and another which can help us engage with the world we live in, not ‘retreat’ from it. Some conversations and journaling will be also used, but you will not be asked to share what you have written, nor to pray out loud in small groups. That all said, a Saint or two may be mentioned and it would definitely help if we all agreed to breathe.’
Venue: either the Cluny or Braid Hall, depending on numbers. There is a small cost of £5 for the day, which includes all refreshments and a simple lunch.
To register, please contact
Jennifer Stark, our Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 07802 263 979; or
Fiona Ross (447 5077)
and let us know of any dietary requirements. There is also a sign-up sheet on the desk at the entrance to the Braid Hall. The day is open to anyone interested – bring a friend.