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Christian Aid Thanksgiving Service

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A service of thanksgiving for the work of Christian Aid over the past 70 years. Wild Goose’s Jo & Graham have been tasked with designing the liturgy, and will be aided in leading the liturgy by members of the Wild Goose Collective. The preacher will be Dr Rowan Williams, Chair of Christian Aid, and the service

Fencing In God’s People

Camas Outdoor Centre: Mull

A liturgy led by Wild Goose Resource Group and Holy City that focuses on the history of wall-building and the struggles for land and identity in Israel and Palestine over the course of three millennia.

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weeWONDERBOX: Glasgow (Dis)Associates

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A monthly gathering of people living around the greater Glasgow area who have various degrees of association with the Iona Community. These include official ‘Associates’, ‘Friends’ and unofficial 'friends of our purpose.

Free

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weeWONDERBOX: The Wee Song Box

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A bi-monthly gathering for lovers of communal singing. No Divas need drive up. Just bring your own, beautifully ordinary and unique tonsils and delight in singing in up to 4 parts with a wheen of similarly beautiful others.

weeWONDERBOX: Strangers & Friends (1) – Where Are We Now?

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Can Scotland be a place of welcome for migrants and refugees? The first in weeWONDERBOX’s ‘Strangers & Friends’ occasional series of events, which will focus on issues arising from the situation of refugees and asylum seekers. Tonight, we welcome Sarah Craig, Senior Lecturer from the School of Law at Glasgow University and Co-Convenor for Law

Free
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weeWONDERBOX: Saving Jesus

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A series of faith explorations on the rescuing of Jesus today. Saving Jesus is a 12-session DVD-based small group exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium. Led by Jo Love, Graham Maule and others.

weeWONDERBOX: The Social Box (1)

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The Wee Social Box is a monthly opportunity for folk to get together regularly in relaxed, informal mode to meet, chat, hang-out and generally be both entertained - and entertain ourselves - along with other lovely souls.

weeWONDERBOX: Songs & Things – A concert/ singing event with Stephen Taberner

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Tonight weeWONDERBOX welcomes Stephen Taberner, for a musical evening of delights.

Stephen, better known as the whimsical mastermind behind the Spooky Men's Chorale, has had a long and loyal relationship with his beloved double bass Beatrice. Over the years he's assembled a ramshackle platoon of songs, some wistful, some achingly beautiful, and some just downright ridiculous...and has the audacity to sing them live in a mesmerising wrestle to the musical death with the formidable Beatrice (and an impossibly piquant ukelele called piglet).

£5 – £10

weeWONDERBOX: Starter for Ten – Practicing Faith In Health & Well-being

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An introductory conversation on the intersections between faith, health and well -being weeWONDERBOX 'Starter For Ten' events are occasions where like-minded folk will be getting together to have an initial discussion around a particular topic or issue. Each may prove to be a one-off meeting, or if there's sufficient interest and enthusiasm, a subsequent event

weeWONDERBOX: Starter for Ten – Practicing Faith In Science

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An introductory conversation on the intersections between faith and science

weeWONDERBOX 'Starter For Ten' events are occasions where like-minded folk will be getting together to have an initial discussion around a particular topic or issue.

Each may prove to be a one-off meeting, or if there's sufficient interest and enthusiasm, a subsequent event or series of events may be proposed.

'Starters' are open-fora and opportunities to talk, question and engage and possibly then open up further public exploration of things important to ourselves and our society as a whole.

Tonight, enabled by Pat Bennett, the Iona Community's Programme Development Worker, we will address the subject of scientific thought and practice and where it overlaps (or doesn't) with faith.

weeWONDERBOX: Glasgow (Dis)Associates

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A monthly gathering of people living around the greater Glasgow area who have various degrees of association with the Iona Community. These include official ‘Associates’, ‘Friends’ and unofficial 'friends of our purpose.

weeWONDERBOX: The Social Box (2)

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The Wee Social Box is a monthly opportunity for folk to get together regularly in relaxed,  informal mode to meet, chat, hang-out and generally be both entertained - and entertain ourselves - along with other lovely souls. The concept is that it’ll be a drop-in event. So folk can feel free to come and go,

weeWONDERBOX: Tenx9 with Pádraig Ó Tuama on ‘Glasgow’

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A Tenx9 storytelling event with weeWONDERBOX in collaboration with Holy City

For those new to Tenx9 - it's a storytelling format that began in Belfast in 2011.

Each night nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives.

It's wonderful, it's always free, it's for ordinary people telling great stories, and (yet again) it's happening in your city.

Tonight's event, featuring co-creator Pádraig Ó Tuama himself, will be happening in the Iona Community's Base at 21 Carlton Court, just south of the Clyde, and the theme will be 'Glasgow'.

The first Glaswegian evening was in January 2015 and has normally been held in the wondrous The Glad Cafe. For more info on ongoing Tenx9-ery throughout the globe: www.tenx9.com

weeWONDERBOX: Entertaining Advent

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A weeWONDERBOX 2016-17 afternoon retreat in the city for Advent An afternoon retreat in the heart of the city for those who want to get away from the crowds or who prefer to be downtown by day. This afternoon Advent retreat, led by John L. Bell and Pat Bennett, provides a chance to step back

weeWONDERBOX – A Life Of Dignity?

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A conversation with the Poverty Truth Commission This evening Elaine Downie and Commissioners from The Poverty Truth Commission will lead a conversation on 'A Life of Dignity: What does it mean for each of us?' This is the third in a series of monthly Craighead Conversations, 'What's faith got to do with it?' focusing on

weeWONDERBOX: The Wee Social Box

John in NLights

The Wee Social Box is a monthly opportunity for folk to get together regularly in relaxed,  informal mode to meet, chat, hang-out and generally both be entertained - and entertain ourselves - along with other lovely souls. The concept is that it's a drop-in event. So folk can feel free to come and go, staying for

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weeWONDERBOX: The Wee Social Box

John in NLights

The Wee Social Box is a monthly opportunity for folk to get together regularly in relaxed, informal mode to meet, chat, hang-out and generally both be entertained - and entertain ourselves - along with other lovely souls. The concept: it's a drop-in event. So feel free to come and go, staying for some or all of

weeWONDERBOX: Root 66 (1) – On the Wings of the Wind

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Biblical blethers on the hoof Root 66 returns, courtesy of Jo Love, for yer healthy and holy delectation. Today's theme will be 'God, us and the environment'. Psalm 104 is an evocative celebration of God’s relationship with creation. As we approach Lent, we will meditate on this psalm and ask how we might honour the

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weeWONDERBOX: Lenten Litter Lift

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A faithful, environmentally-responsible discipline for the season Don’t give up chocolate, just give up a little time to tend to the neighbourhood. Let the riverside rejoice, let the pavements sing, as we go with bags and gloves around the Carlton Court area on a weekly pre-liturgy litter lift. Wednesdays from 1st March to 12th April

weeWONDERBOX: Lent Ten – CANCELLED

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Unfortunately, due to low booking, this event has regretfully been cancelled. A short, afternoon urban retreat for those who wish to reflect in the midst of the season. Following our successful Advent urban retreat in December (Entertaining Advent), this is a second opportunity to take time to focus on the stories, practices and prayerful challenges

$6.00

weeWONDERBOX: Strangers & Friends – Education For Peace

A Wee Sing at the General Assembly

A necessary process for achieving peace in the Middle East? What kind of education do we need to enhance the flourishing of humanity? What does this mean for The Middle East? In this joint weeWONDERBOX and Craighead Conversation, Professor Bart McGettrick will suggest that we need to move from ideas of protest, divestment and sanctions

weeWONDERBOX: Root 66 – ‘Where the Spirit blows?’

HerWildness evening view

Biblical blethers on the hoof Root 66 continues on Sunday 26th March  Acts 13-15:35 give us snapshots of Paul’s first missionary journey. Sailings, sermons, miracles, riots, divided opinions and brutal assaults, what thoughts and questions do these raise for us? Is this still how the Spirit blows through human lives? After last month’s overly wild

weeWONDERBOX: Easter In The City – A Room, A Supper

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Easter in the City is a 2 part-series, which offers an opportunity to enter into and reflect upon some of the events of the last hours of Jesus' life. Tonight, on Maundy Thursday, we focus on the events and emotions that Jesus and his disciples experienced in the upper room where they shared the Last

weeWONDERBOX: The Wee Social Box – CANCELLED

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This month's Wee Social Box has been cancelled, due to a Glasgow Iona Community Family Group fundraising ceilidh the same evening featuring live music from Macappella Ceilidh Band. 8pm–11pm, University of Glasgow Chapel, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. Tickets £10. Students & OAPS £5.00. ...... The Wee Social Box is a monthly opportunity for folk

weeWONDERBOX: Root 66 – On the East Side

IFiT interview at Camas

Biblical blethers on the hoof Root 66 continues on Sunday 7th May @ 3.00-5.30pm, at Seven Lochs Wetland Park on the east side of Glasgow. According to the tale of human origins related in Genesis 4, family life got off to a bad start and a murderous brother was banished to a land called 'Wandering' in the

Reclaiming the Bible

Africa

For many people today, the Bible is not so much a closed book as an unopened book. For several years, John L. Bell and his colleagues have been enabling lay people as well as clergy to make friends with the Bible, and discover it more as a family album than an academic textbook. In this

weeWONDERBOX: Root 66 (4)

Biblical blethers on the hoof XXXX Ayr shorefront or River Ayr via Auchincruive to Annbank - 3pm start. Details Cost: Free (tho’ donations welcomed) Booking / RSVP: If you can, please let us know if you’re coming (see the bottom of this page, under Venue details) or email us: weewonderbox@wildgoose.scot Venue: TBC   To receive

Change Without Decay

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A week with the Wild Goose Resource Group on Iona For many people in churches, change is a no-go area, a source of stress and the cause of major disagreement.Yet change is the central dynamic of the Christian faith: Jesus both changes people and in the resurrection moves from being a corpse to a living

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WWBOX: Wee Weekly Liturgy

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Each week between September 2017 and June 2018, weeWONDERBOX offers a weekly Iona Community & Wild Goose liturgy.

A time to still your body, mind and soul, be affirmed and comforted as well as challenged. Participative worship which uses unaccompanied song, music, conversation and simple symbolic action to explore how the Word, our experience and lives intersect.

Each liturgy is led variously by the Iona Community Programme Team, the Wild Goose Resource Group, Iona Community members, associates or friends.

wWBOX: Where Three Streams Meet

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Danish / Scottish conversations on Liturgy Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 September 2017 Denmark is a predominantly Lutheran nation, Scotland, a predominantly Calvinist one, in terms of their respective Christian heritage. There are distinctive spiritual streams, but each in practice, incorporates other significant influences. So in this year, marking 500 years since the Reformation, a

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WWBOX: Prayers For Healing And The Laying On Of Hands

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A service of prayers for healing and laying on of hands

On the last Wednesday of each month between September 2017 and June 2018, weeWONDERBOX offers a monthly liturgy that consists of prayer and action for healing, hope and well-being.

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WWBOX: The Wee Music Box

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A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

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WWBOX: Wee Words

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Evening conversations with Wild Goose Publications authors & others Short, long, complicated, intriguing, and interesting words from authors of Wild Goose Publications. Come and listen to their experiences, storytelling, and share your ideas about writing and reading. Wee Words is a monthly series of literary opportunities, hosted by Alex O'Neill and other Wild Goose Publications

WWBOX: Pandora’s Box

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A monthly event - after our Wednesday Wee Weekly Worship - focusing on pressing, topical or intriguing issues concerning faith, politics, society and culture. In the original Greek myth, when Pandora opened her box (or jar), death and many other 'evils' escaped into the world. All that was left in it was ... hope. We

WWBOX: Root 66 – Fire Works

Spring on Iona

Biblical blethers on the hoof “Fire Works” ... well, does it?! Come and walk as we explore some well-known and less well-known Biblical tales featuring fire. A preparatory challenge - have a look for the one that intrigues you most! We'll be visiting Baidlandhill, Dalry. Meet at Cross, Dalry town centre @ 2.30pm. Train from

Free
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WWBOX: Violence Divine

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An eight-session DVD-based study series on overcoming the Church’s biblical betrayal of its non-violent God. Tuesdays @ 7.00-9.00pm; 7 Nov / 14 Nov / 21 Nov / 28 Nov / 9 Jan / 16 Jan / 23 Jan / 30 Jan.

WWBOX: Swap Night

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If you’ve had a holiday clearout, or Santa missed the mark with one or two not-quite-you gifts, bring along anything that someone else might like, and see what others bring that takes your fancy! Feel free to come empty-handed! Refreshments provided, suggested donation £3. Anything left unswapped will be given to local charity shops. From

Free

WWBOX: Dust & Ashes – CANCELLED

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Unfortunately, due to a low level of interest Dust & Ashes has been cancelled. Our apologies. A Lenten Urban Retreat A short, afternoon time for reflection in the city, for those who wish to ponder the nature of the season. Following previous successful urban retreats, this is a second opportunity to take time to focus

Free

WWBOX: The Wee Music Box

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A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

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WWBOX: Pandora’s Box

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Tonight: Wednesday 14th March:  'Betrayed By Technology?' A film and discussion, enabled by Graham Maule on the promises and challenges of our contemporary relationship to technology and what that might mean for the future A monthly event - after our Wednesday Wee Weekly Worship - focusing on pressing, topical or intriguing issues concerning faith, politics,

WWBOX: The Wee Music Box

John in NLights

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

Free

WWBOX: The Wee Music Box

John in NLights

A monthly workshop course on music – its purpose and potential, how to use it imaginatively in congregations and much more.

Led by John L. Bell, Jane Bentley & Carol McArthur.

The course is open to all who are interested in the potential of music in the church – its importance in worship, pastoral work, and spirituality. Each evening is self-contained, so that participants may come for the whole course or specific evenings.

WWBOX: Pandora’s Box

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Tonight: Wednesday 9th May: 'On Me Too'   Lesley Orr leads us in a discussion about the Me Too movement to support survivors and end sexual violence. metoomvmt.org A monthly event - after our Wednesday Wee Weekly Worship - focusing on pressing, topical or intriguing issues concerning faith, politics, society and culture. In the original Greek myth,

The Strange Silence of Biblical Women

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Despite God making men and women in the divine image, a common presumption of many believers is that it's really just the men that matter. Hence we know or hear a fair amount regarding Abraham, Moses, David, Peter and Paul, but not quite so much about the women in the Old and New Testaments. Their stories,

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Countering Pharaoh

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... and his Production-Consumption Society today - a DVD-based study series featuring Walter Brueggemann   “It is a journey from slavery to covenant that we keep making over and over again… Pharaoh has immense power always to draw us back into slavery.”  (Walter Brueggemann) A weeWONDERBOX faith exploration and study course for Lent. Using discussion

Free

‘I Have Called You By Name’

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A Soul Marks Art & Prayer workshop with Carol Marples @ weeWONDERBOX Image © C. Marples Download a poster here. Any help with publicity, much appreciated!   This workshop combines practical artwork, image, music, word and silence: no artistic experience is needed. All are welcome ... wherever you are on your spiritual and artistic journeys.

A weeWONDERBOX Worship

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  A participative liturgy of around 45 – 60 minutes.   Cost: Free (though donations welcomed) Time: 6.00 - 6.45pm Venue: 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP, Scotland. Access to the event space is via one step. Inside there is a low-stepped ramp. We are happy to provide assistance.   To receive updates of

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Picture The Word

Exploring the Bible without getting bored When we read or hear a passage from the Bible, it often doesn't stick. How could we stay with it, play with it, chew on it and even be changed by it? This autumn weeWONDERBOX offers an experimental series of evenings exploring the Bible creatively. Through collage, wordles, image-making

I Have Called You By Name #2

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A Soul Marks Art & Prayer workshop taster with Carol Marples Image © C. Marples   Another chance to enjoy the Art and Prayer taster workshop earlier in the year, in case you missed it first time around! This workshop combines practical artwork, image, music, word and silence: no artistic experience is needed. All are

Have a Complicated Advent, with RS Thomas

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An Advent Urban Retreat with Pádraig Ó Tuama R.S. Thomas was a Welsh poet and priest. Prolific in publishing during his lifetime, his work spanned landscape, religion, nationalism, power and prayer. At once both soothing and unsettling, his work takes strong language and puts it into the place of poetry and prayer. When considering the

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