Creative Worship At St John’s has a Facebook page where the group shares ideas.
This year, in the run up to Easter, Quartz will be giving up Sunday afternoons in Lent for three creative activities on each Sunday.
‘Reading’ our environment to search out and examine the sensations which make us more than just our physical elements.
Our route will take us through the diversity of Dumfries, both urban and natural. Each person will have a notebook and there will be stops for meditation and discussion. We will meet at St John’s at 14.00 and then walk on from there. Please dress for the weather!
Wind up the day by cooking, or choosing to rest in the lap of God and listen. We will then eat together at Kate and Simon’s house, 1 James Avenue.
More information can be found in St Johns building, or on the Quartz at St Johns Dumfries Facebook page
This year we will be preparing for Easter by discussing a book called “The Rebirthing of God” : Christianity’s struggle for new beginnings.
We will on Tuesday evenings, in Dumfries. We will also be meeting on google hangouts between 7 and 9pm for those who cannot get there in person CLICK HERE to join in (you will need a web cam!)
You can also contribute to an online discussion group that will run throughout Lent. Please contact wordsmithcrafts AT gmail DOT com
Youthbeatz is a youthfestival which attracts 1200 young people annually. This makes it the largest of its kind in Scotland and probably the UK. It is ticketed, but free, and organised and run largely by young people from Dumfries.
Following our work in Dumfries schools, Quartz were invited to set up in the Health and Wellbeing section. Volunteers wore clothing to represent the timespan between St Queran establishing himself in the Dumfries area (somewhere between 700 and 800AD, See Anne Shuckmans previous magazine article) and the present day. This represented our activities connection to the continuous presence of Christian Spirituality for well over a thousand years, and it’s relevance to the ways in which people explored spirit and truth before then.
Visitors were encouraged to Walk the Labyrinth and pick up a meditation card (#SensingOtherness), Participate in an organic weave (#sensingMeaningfulness) , And to capture fleeting thoughts from the internet, with a feather, using caligraphy. (#SensingValues)