Church(es): The Heartland Group of St Mary’s, Port Glasgow, St Fillan's, Kilmacolm and St Mary's, Bridge of Weir
When: Lent 2016
What We Did: The Ministry Team of the Heartland Group worked together to offer a basket of learning opportunities across the churches. We chose this approach because (1) the gifts and interests of our Team, (2) needing to offer a diverse range of learning opportunities and (3) congregational availability at different times of the day. In Lent 2016 we offered 3 “courses”
The Music of Lent. A critical exploration of the traditional music of Lent. A seminar-style presentation over 4 weeks by the Rector included live and recorded music and discussion.
The series ended with an interactive/sensory Act of Worship for Holy Week.
A Lenten Journey through Film was a series of 3 films and a concluding reflection exploring faith, hope, perseverance, courage and wonder.
It was led by Lay Reader, Gerard McKeown.
A contextual Bible Study titled, The Crucifixion in the Shadow of Scotts was led by Pastoral Assistant, Maureen Russell. The people of Port Glasgow and Lower Clyde had suffered much under the closure of the shipyards with its loss of identity and social break down. The group looked at how resilience and their faith had helped them. The question was asked: Could we see Christ's suffering here with us too? see below.