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weeWONDERBOX is a collaboration between the Iona Community’s Programme team and the Wild Goose Resource Group, and is a series of face-to-face events, that mainly take place in central Glasgow.

You’ll find details of the current programme here.

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Jan, 2020

Celebration of Christian Unity

Event Date: Jan 22, 2020

A service of prayer for Christian unity, 7.30pm, at Reading Minster, led by John Bell, for Churches Together in Caversham and Churches Together in Reading.

APCE 2020 ‘See, I am sending you out’

Event Date: Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan – 1 Feb. Join us in Little Rock, AR for an “outside the box” Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Annual Event!  Bring your ideas, questions, imagination and passion as we discover together how God is sending us out to make disciples through retreat, mission, and justice ministries. John L. Bell is worship leader […]

Feb, 2020

Ancient Celtic Gifts for Modern Times

Event Date: Feb 03, 2020

7-9pm, First Parish Yarmouth, ME. The Celtic church may have faded away by the 10th century, but a distinct spirituality which had a concern for creation, personal devotions and a lively engagement with scripture continued among illiterate lay people and literate clergy alike. Some of their insights are particularly important today when some people feel […]

Make a Joyful Noise

Event Date: Feb 03, 2020

10am-12noon, Congregational Church, Cumberland, ME. The primary voice in the song of the church is the voice of the congregation. ALL people, not just some, are expected by God to praise their Maker. But this doesn’t always happen, especially in smaller churches where there may be no permanent musician, or people don’t believe they could […]

The Lost Tradition of Lament

Event Date: Feb 04, 2020

3-5.30pm, UCC, Belfast, ME. In an era in which many people lament the state of politics, the precarious nature of the ecological health of the planet, and the perennial misfortunes of life, there seems to be a gap in religious vocabulary. Praise songs don’t do it all. So what does? In this workshop we look […]

A Big Sing with the Global Church

Event Date: Feb 05, 2020

John Bell will lead an evening session at Camden UCC, Maine. The Western Churches, especially its English speaking cultures, have sent Abide With Me, Onward Christian Soldiers and their like all over the world. But what have we received from continents in which the Christian faith took root long before Europe and North America? This […]

The Love of God and Global Warming

Event Date: Feb 05, 2020

John Bell will lead a morning session at Camden UCC in Maine. Not until the recent encyclical of Pope Francis has any major denomination addressed the relationship in post-industrial times between the people of earth and the planet on which they live. Christians should not be on the fringe of the debates regarding climate change, […]

Developing Personal Spirituality

Event Date: Feb 06, 2020

John Bell will lead this morning session at St. Peter’s Church, Rockland, ME. One of the keys to spirituality is to recognise that it has to do with relating – to God, and to ourselves – before we relate to others. So how do we envisage the God in whose image we are made, and […]

Poppen-Young Lecture in Reformed Worship

Event Date: Feb 12, 2020

The Reformed Church Center at New Brunswick Theological Seminary welcomes John L. Bell to give the 2019-2020 Poppen-Young Lecture in Reformed Worship. He will be leading two programs during his visit: a lecture/conversation on Liturgy and Justice from 2:00-4:30 pm, and a Hymn Festival from 6:00-7:30 pm. There will be a simple dinner at 5:00 […]

The Effect of Sung Text on Faith Development

Event Date: Feb 13, 2020

At the Baltimore Presbytery gathering in Catonsville, MD, John Bell will lead worship, and a workshop on the themes of improving congregational song and the effect of sung text on faith development.

The Spirituality of the Psalms

Event Date: Feb 14, 2020

Feb 14-16, Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, Cummer Ave, Toronto. For many believers, the Psalms comprise an essential part of the liturgy of Holy Communion—a welcome pause between the Old Testament reading and the Epistle. The Psalms are much more than this. They are words which nourished the spirituality of Jesus. They abound in […]