Christian Life Community

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People involved in Quartz have been meeting as a housegroup every second week. These meetings are loosely inspired by Ignatian Spirituality. We take turns to lead and host the evenings. We try to provide ways to respond creatively with arts and crafts as well as by through discussion.

We meet regularly in small groups to pray and share, supporting one another through the ups and downs of ordinary life. In listening to one another we grow to understand ourselves, deepen our relationship with God and discover more clearly how each one of us is uniquely called to respond to God’s love.

The general format for the evening will be roughly

The default is from the S.E.C. lectionary from the Sunday before the meeting, but leaders are free to choose other readings and inspiration for reflection.
Each leader will encourage participants to try a technique such as “Lectio Divina”, a craft technique, music, or something else they have found helpful.
Small sharing group time
– A chance to simply talk with trusted others about what is going on in your spiritual life

We also have a WhatApp group where people share glimmers of #SensingSpiritualty in daily life

Posts on the theme of CLC and Ignation Spirituality…
  • Time for reflection
    Truth and beauty, Wigtown, Sunday 6.20 am
  • Wordsketching
    Quartz has been using Haiku this weekend as part of the Wordsmith Crafts CiC setup at Kirkcudbright Art and Crafts trail. The following is taken from notes written by Kate, who has been leading this activity. We have been giving people a space to stop. The whole of Kirkcudbright becomes a walking trail and on… Read more: Wordsketching
  • Quartz Lent 7/3/22
    The next Quartz lent meeting will be one of contemplative reflection. This basically means that people can talk, and be actively listened too, but it isn’t a time for critical bible study or deep rational analysis. This balances up the other Lent meetings where we will by exploring set questions and discussion to work out… Read more: Quartz Lent 7/3/22
  • CLC Monday the 7th of Feb
    Yesterday evening the Quartz Christian Life Community met up. We discussed what was going on in our lives, and spent time listening to God. To us do this Andy had chosen a reading, prepared some prayers, and provided a reflection/response activity. The passage chosen was Isaiah ch.6 vs 1-8 . The prayers were inspired by… Read more: CLC Monday the 7th of Feb
  • CLC Monday the 10th
    The vestry at St John’s in Dumfries have decided to pause meeting in the building as a precaution to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. This means that our CLC group won’t be meeting as planned on the 10th. However, activity has not stopped! This is a meditation prepared by Alison that can be used… Read more: CLC Monday the 10th