29 February 2020
Marriage and Relationships 2019-20: Discussion events relating to marriage and relationships and the God in Love Unites Us consultation are taking place in the Circuit in February and March. The dates are Saturday 29 February from 11:30am to 2pm in Stirling Methodist Church and Monday 2 March from 7pm to 9:30pm in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided
As the Church prepares for a final decision on same-sex marriage at Conference this year, we in the Methodist community are called upon to gather in grace and in love, to respectfully reflect on our understandings of marriage and relationships. Discussion will be in accordance with Methodist understanding of scriptural interpretation and reflection, bringing together the fourfold principles of Reflection, Experience, Scripture, and Tradition, to inform our conversations with one another.
We ask that all who enter into these discussions do so with an open mind and open heart, remembering that each of us live with different convictions, but that we are all united in the grace, mercy and love of God.
For more information, please contact Emma McCabe, Community Outreach & Engagement Officer for Stirling Methodist Church, who will be helping to facilitate these conversations, at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ed: On 13 January the Rev Dr Jonathan Hustler gave an update on the God in Love Unites Us consultation details of which can be read at https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/update-on-the-god-in-love-unites-us-consultation-from-the-revd-dr-jonathan-hustler-secretary-of-the-conference).
The dates are Saturday 29 February from 11:30am to 2pm in Stirling Methodist Church and Monday 2 March from 7pm to 9:30pm in City of Edinburgh Methodist Church. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided. Please refer to the article in Contact (page *) for further details.