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Thursday 21 October

7.30 pm – 11.59 pmLiving in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith (LLF) sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another.

Over four sessions, it tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practises of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.

Within the Church of England, there is a wealth of experience and opinion - even the bishops are not of one mind on these matters. LLF is about coming together openly and honestly, sharing experiences, thoughts, and beliefs, in an effort to learn from one another, break down barriers, and build bridges.

Week 1: Identity
How does our identity in Christ relate to sex and gender?

Week 2: Relationships
What kinds of relationships does God call us to?

Week 3: Sex
Where do our bodies and sex fit in to all of this?

Week 4: Life together
How do diversity and difference affect our life together as a church?

The conversations in this course will be challenging and potentially sometimes uncomfortable. These are not easy topics, and they affect us all on an intimate and deeply personal level. However, precisely because of how deeply these issues affect us all, it is important that we engage openly and respectfully with them and with each other.

At St Mary's, we pride ourselves on being a place where all find a welcome. That is especially the case for this course: whatever your experiences, wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome to share in these conversations.

The course will be in-person only: we will not record, live-stream, or otherwise broadcast the conversations. We hope to create an environment which encourages sharing, openness and honesty, but there is no pressure to share anything you are uncomfortable with. It is fine to come and listen and learn, although every voice is welcome.

You can find out more about the LLF project and find helpful videos and resources on the Church of England website, where you can also buy the full report or download it for free: www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith

If you would like to find out more or have any questions or concerns, please get in touch - you can either message us on facebook, or email [email protected]

Thursday 4 November

7.30 pm – 11.59 pmLiving in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith (LLF) sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another.

Over four sessions, it tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practises of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.

Within the Church of England, there is a wealth of experience and opinion - even the bishops are not of one mind on these matters. LLF is about coming together openly and honestly, sharing experiences, thoughts, and beliefs, in an effort to learn from one another, break down barriers, and build bridges.

Week 1: Identity
How does our identity in Christ relate to sex and gender?

Week 2: Relationships
What kinds of relationships does God call us to?

Week 3: Sex
Where do our bodies and sex fit in to all of this?

Week 4: Life together
How do diversity and difference affect our life together as a church?

The conversations in this course will be challenging and potentially sometimes uncomfortable. These are not easy topics, and they affect us all on an intimate and deeply personal level. However, precisely because of how deeply these issues affect us all, it is important that we engage openly and respectfully with them and with each other.

At St Mary's, we pride ourselves on being a place where all find a welcome. That is especially the case for this course: whatever your experiences, wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome to share in these conversations.

The course will be in-person only: we will not record, live-stream, or otherwise broadcast the conversations. We hope to create an environment which encourages sharing, openness and honesty, but there is no pressure to share anything you are uncomfortable with. It is fine to come and listen and learn, although every voice is welcome.

You can find out more about the LLF project and find helpful videos and resources on the Church of England website, where you can also buy the full report or download it for free: www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith

If you would like to find out more or have any questions or concerns, please get in touch - you can either message us on facebook, or email [email protected]

Thursday 11 November

7.30 pm – 11.59 pmLiving in Love and Faith

Living in Love and Faith (LLF) sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another.

Over four sessions, it tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practises of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.

Within the Church of England, there is a wealth of experience and opinion - even the bishops are not of one mind on these matters. LLF is about coming together openly and honestly, sharing experiences, thoughts, and beliefs, in an effort to learn from one another, break down barriers, and build bridges.

Week 1: Identity
How does our identity in Christ relate to sex and gender?

Week 2: Relationships
What kinds of relationships does God call us to?

Week 3: Sex
Where do our bodies and sex fit in to all of this?

Week 4: Life together
How do diversity and difference affect our life together as a church?

The conversations in this course will be challenging and potentially sometimes uncomfortable. These are not easy topics, and they affect us all on an intimate and deeply personal level. However, precisely because of how deeply these issues affect us all, it is important that we engage openly and respectfully with them and with each other.

At St Mary's, we pride ourselves on being a place where all find a welcome. That is especially the case for this course: whatever your experiences, wherever you are on your life's journey, you are welcome to share in these conversations.

The course will be in-person only: we will not record, live-stream, or otherwise broadcast the conversations. We hope to create an environment which encourages sharing, openness and honesty, but there is no pressure to share anything you are uncomfortable with. It is fine to come and listen and learn, although every voice is welcome.

You can find out more about the LLF project and find helpful videos and resources on the Church of England website, where you can also buy the full report or download it for free: www.churchofengland.org/resources/living-love-and-faith

If you would like to find out more or have any questions or concerns, please get in touch - you can either message us on facebook, or email [email protected]

Friday 19 November

6.00 pm – 11.30 pmThank God It's Friday

Thank God It's Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people. There is no structure; we have the Main Hall, the Bar, some takeaway menus, and space for you to simply be.

The Centre will open at 6.00 pm and will close when the last people leave, or at 11.30 pm when the license runs out. You can come whenever you like and stay as long as you want during this time.

Please feel free to bring games to pass the time, but please be mindful of the inclusive nature of the event.

All are welcome.

Wednesday 8 December

7.15 pm – 9.15 pmThe Sword in the Scone

Whitkirk Arts Guild return to the stage with this fabulous family pantomime.

Get your tickets now at whitkirkartsguild.com/scone.

Friday 17 December

6.00 pm – 11.30 pmThank God It's Friday

Thank God It's Friday is a space away from the working week, a chance to unwind and meet with other people. There is no structure; we have the Main Hall, the Bar, some takeaway menus, and space for you to simply be.

The Centre will open at 6.00 pm and will close when the last people leave, or at 11.30 pm when the license runs out. You can come whenever you like and stay as long as you want during this time.

Please feel free to bring games to pass the time, but please be mindful of the inclusive nature of the event.

All are welcome.

Sunday 19 December

6.00 pm – 7.00 pmFestival of Lessons and Carols

This year our annual celebration of the Christmas Story in words and music will be held online.

St Mary's Church Choir will sing arrangements of new and traditional carols along with a selection of well-known carols with the words on screen for everyone to join in with.

The lessons (Bible readings) are read by members of the local community, and tell the story of God's relationship with humankind from the beginnings of the world up to the birth of Jesus.

There will be refreshments after the service in the Community Centre comprising mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies.



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