Creative Worship

Creative Worship At St John’s has a Facebook page where the group shares ideas.

There is a light in the darkness, and that light is life to all those who relish the taste of it.

#SenSpirit #SensingSpirituality #Lent19
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Happy Easter,
Christ is risen!
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Good Friday reflections from
12:00-3:00pm, followed by refreshments. Come for as long or as short as you wish.

4:00pm Celebration/ Veneration of the cross

All most welcome.
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News about pilgrimages, coming soon to D&GCoverage for the Whithorn Way in this month's Glisten magazine from St Ninian's Priory church. We're also booked to talk about pilgrimage to the gathering of Episcopal churches from Dumfries and Galloway in May. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lent 2019 – Quartz Activities

This year, in the run up to Easter, Quartz will be giving up Sunday afternoons in Lent for three creative activities on each Sunday.

#SensingSpirituality walk,
‘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!

#MysteryOfGod Discussion Group,
Using the Churches together in Britain and Ireland resources https://ctbi.org.uk/lent/
At 1 James Avenue

#MarysChoice meals
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

Lent 2017 – book group

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

Quartz at Youthbeatz

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)

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