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Forest Church May 2024

Summertime … We will meet, as is our custom, at 2pm outside the Crichton chapel. Dress for the weather, and bring what you need to be comfortable walking around the grounds. We will meet in the peace of Jesus, read from the Bible and read from the environment. Many of us will have had a […]

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Theology Thought of the Day

Ascension

Today is a big holiday in Norway. It can be (very) roughly translated as Christ speeding heavenward on a rocket. I have been thinking about how when we visit saints caves, or wilderness places, we think of anchorites experiencing remoteness. What if, while Ninian sat by the sea, he was looking at the best way […]

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Fresh Expressions Theology

Register your interest!

Book for Creative Church Building There will be plenty of space, so please don’t worry if anyone hasn’t booked, but it will help us plan for the Creative Church Building event on the 18th of May if you join those who have already registered online here: Please use this link if the window above isn’t […]

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Forest Church Thought of the Day

Birdsong

This was sent in on our glimmers group. There have been a few posts recently of people simply enjoying their gardens, listening to the birds. This simplicity of living, enjoying the moment, is a gift the worth of which does not depend on words. However, as we have words here are some that are helpful […]

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Forest Church Theology Thought of the Day

The preaching of trees

“What are the sermons that the woods—those places of betweenness, repositories of ancient stories—might impart from their fretwork of branches and twigs, their columnar trunks and the boughs that hold up the sky?” Words are powerful communicators of meaning. Study, training, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit help us interpret, learn, and apply, what we find […]

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Fresh Expressions Theology

read? write? do? discuss?

Creative Church Building Some people learn by reading books, some by writing them – still others by getting stuck in, or taking time out to reflect. We will feature all the above approaches at our Creative Church Building event on the 18th of May. This series of talks by Mike frost were very influential in […]

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prayers Theology

Elshieshields

An Evening talk and quiet evening Some of you were able to come to our stargazing evening at Elshieshields. Ann Shukman (Our host that evening) has sent out the following invitation: Evening Talk Dear friends, my son Henry will be over here from USA at the end of the month.  He will give a talk […]

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Forest Church

Quartz Forest Church

21/4/24 Online and in person We will gather 2pm this Sundayoutside the Crichton Chapel in Dumfries And share his peace. All are invited Whether you consider yourself a close friend or are just curious. There is a danger that this can be come a vague habit but we do it because it is important to […]

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Theology Thought of the Day

Progress

The passage photographed comes from a family Bible written over a century ago. The author makes some bold claims. Have they stood the test of time? As you read with the benefit of hindsight do any alarm bells start ringing in your mind? What achievements can we be proud of as members of the Church, […]

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Arts Easter2024

Lent and Easter Cross

Andy Brooke Stained Glass Art Two stained glass crosses are currently hanging in St Johns Church building. They represent the journey towards Easter and the meeting of heaven and earth through an empty tomb. We encourage you to read the artists own words though! – on his blog. And the Lent cross which we posted […]