Evening Services September to end November 2018

Evening Services September to end November 2018: Unity, Diversity and the Apostle’s Creed
Our Evening Services will be starting up again on 2nd September at 6:30pm in the Falconer Hall. We have a mix of worship, Bible reading, teaching, discussion and prayer followed by tea and coffee and all are welcome to come along. Sometimes we have a Bible Study format, other times we draw inspiration from an Iona Community style of service, and on occasion we have more traditional format.
Before the summer we were exploring some of the paradoxes of our faith (if you are interested I can lend you the book, Paradoxology by Krish Kandiah, that we were following). During this next period of time until Advent (to end of November) we will be exploring the Apostle’s Creed. The Apostle’s Creed is a statement of faith with content which can be accepted as being “orthodox ” (correct belief) among a wide and diverse range of Christian churches.
As we explore the Apostle’s Creed and what its statements of faith, we will also be reflecting on its use in keeping us true to the Gospel whilst allowing us to celebrate diversity, and how we might maintain “unity without uniformity” and “diversity without fragmentation” in an age of “anxiety and divisiveness”. We will also explore its application to our lives – not just in terms of what we believe (orthodoxy) but also in terms of how we behave (orthopraxy). In addition, we will be using one Sunday evening each month to reflect on what we have been learning during the Morning Services. During the first of these (mid September) we will be reflecting on what we have been learning from the Book of Ruth, including how we might be ruth-full rather than ruthless!
Alistair Lawson