Monthly Archives: February 2017

Priorities…. Community

Tillydrone Vision, a joint project by Saint George’s Tillydrone Church, Tillydrone Community Council and Riverbank Primary School, has been running from the church for almost ten years. It’ll celebrate a birthday in the Autumn!

Working with every section of the community, Tillydrone Vision has been supporting a primary school and orphanage in the small town of Kamuli in rural Uganda. The school asked for a tractor. A strange thing for a primary school to want but it turns out that they could rent a bit of land very cheaply to plant food crops to feed the kids at school... read more

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Priorities…. Presence

Before becoming a Young Adult Volunteer in Glasgow, I read the blogs of the last year’s YAVs and I was introduced for the first time to the idea of a “ministry of presence.” It immediately sounded appealing to me- the idea that a person can just be in the presence of another person and let that be enough. I heard the term again more recently on a visit to Troon, where I met a woman who served as a YAV in Northern Ireland several years ago... read more

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Priorities…. Making Disciples

‘He climbed a mountain and invited those he wanted with him. They climbed together. He settled on twelve, and designated them apostles. The plan was that they would be with him, and he would send them out to proclaim the Word.’

Mark 3:13-14

“How will we know when we have achieved what we set out to do? What will it look like? What are the markers along the way?

These are just some of the questions we have been grappling with in this discernment phase of the Path of Renewal.

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Priorities…. With not For

Derek Pope’s paper BEYOND 2017 – A MORE EXCELLENT WAY is serious food for thought.  In May Derek will step down as Convener of the Priority Areas Committee.   He has so far spent forty years working in Priority Areas, first as a youth worker and then as a parish minister.   For most of those years he and his wife Helen and their family have actually lived in the heart of the priority areas.  So when Derek says the Church needs to display a new attitude, we should listen... read more

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