Gathering for Winter/Spring 2017

Our early 2017 Programme is now ready!

Gathering@The Well is an act of worship and fellowship in Edinburgh where stories, gifts, & passions are knit together in Christ; where we journey with one another toward loving God and loving neighbour; where music, art, and all sort of creative expression is welcomed and fostered. In our previous meetings we have been blessed with new friendships, yummy meals together, creative activities, ideas shared, and the opportunity to freely and openly discuss matters of faith.

We meet at The Well Café, 25 Nicolson Sq, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

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# An ‘improv’, creative fellowship, open to all, Gathering@TheWell meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Meeting in the Well Café – from 6.30pm to 7.15pm we join in a shared meal (if you are able to, bring something to contribute to the table).
# We carry out our evening’s activity from 7.15 to 8.30pm (join us for just this part of the evening if you prefer).

Wednesday 1 February: Some thoughts on Islam and faith
We’ll continue our explorations of faith, community, belief and prayer. Our special visitor for the evening, Janice, will share with us about Islam and about her faith.

Wednesday 15 February: Exploring Faith, a visit to Edinburgh Central Mosque
Following on from last week’s discussions about faith, community and belief, we’ll pay a visit to our neighbours at the Edinburgh Central Mosque.

Wednesday 1 March: Pancakes and Praise!
Who can possibly say no to an evening of pancake making? Following the traditions for the start of Lent, we will join together in an evening of pancake making- (don’t worry we know we’re running a day late, and Shrove Tuesday was yesterday!) We’ll also be joined by Hayley, who will help lead us in worship and praise!

Wednesday 15 March: Who are these neighbours we are denied to love?
Laurent Vernet who has spent time visiting the refugee camps in Calais will come to speak to us about his experiences.

Wednesday 29 March: Blessed are…? The Beatitudes for 2017
We’ll spend an evening considering the Beatitudes. What are they? What do they teach us about how we should live as followers of Jesus? What would they say if they were being written today, in 2017?

Wednesday 5 April: Drinks, food & chat… A social!
An evening for chat, food and drink. Gathering@theWell enjoys an evening at the pub… Meet at the Well Café at 6.30pm to head out!

Wednesday 12 April: The Passover Meal, eating & understanding it
Passover formed the heart of the spiritual tradition in which Jesus lived. So much that we know about him is brought to us against this backdrop and its significance underpins so much Christian theology and practice. What exactly were Jesus and his close friends thinking and doing when they gathered for a ‘Last Supper’? A great way to get under the skin of Jesus and why his final meal has come to define our faith, is the share together in a Passover meal, known as the ‘Seder’. Using the traditional foods and prayers we will both learn about the heart of our faith and enjoy a great meal together. N.B. The traditional meal is based around a roast lamb menu – if you require a veggie alternative or have other special dietary requirements please advise us in advance.


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