This year the Study Group will use the book The Prayers of Jesus, a Cover to Cover Lent Study Guide, by Amy Boucher Pye, a US-born devotional writer living in north London. In simple terms, the book is about exploring Jesus’ prayers to His Father as He moved towards the cross, and following His lead in prayer as we enjoy greater intimacy with God.
The six week course starts on Monday 15 February and meets weekly at 7.00pm on Zoom. This is a lively and friendly group with most of the Rosyth churches being represented. To find out more details and how to join the Zoom meetings please contact Alan Taylor.
25 January is not only Burn’s Night, it’s also the day when we celebrate the Conversion of St Paul. Being just a week after a day associated with St Peter and his first service with the faithful of Rome, the period 18–25 January has become linked with the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
This year we can’t celebrate in the usual way, but there is an opportunity to connect with Christians across the globe by joining in a service organised by churches across Dunfermline. You can watch the link below at a time to suit you.
The speaker, Professor Alister McGrath, is a renowned academic, author and public speaker, who regularly works with national and international media. His lecture on “Science, Faith and the Meaning of Life: Comparing Richard Dawkins and Albert Einstein”, which will be based on his current unpublished research, is to be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams Live at 7.30pm on Monday 8 February.
The arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine has brought with it new hope, but also new scams from criminals looking for ways to profit off the pandemic. Sometimes it is hard to identify, as many scams look real and very convincing. This is one that’s going the rounds. If you see a text like this, just delete it.
The link isn’t harmful in itself, but clicking it leads to this page, which looks extremely convincing, and asks for personal identification:
Don’t be a sucker! Remember that:
- The vaccine is offered for free, so NHS will never ask for your bank details or payment in order to offer you a vaccine.
- At this stage, NHS is offering vaccine to the three priority groups identified (residents in a care home for older adults and their carers, people aged 80 and over, and frontline health and social care workers). If you do not fall into one of these groups, and someone offers you an early access to the vaccine, it is likely to be a scam. More information about the vaccination schedule can be found from the NHS Inform website.
Do have a look at the special page on the Holy Trinity website for information on what’s happening over Christmas and available to us on-line. There are special live-streamed services each day from Monday 21 December to Thursday 24 December, as well as a Christmas@Home service on the joyous day itself.