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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

See facebook.com/gatheringedinburgh for more info or contact@gatheringedinburgh.com

# 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.

EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME TO JOIN US

We are now Gathering @ The Well …

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  • Gathering@The Well meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month
  • From 6.30pm to 7.15pm we meet in the Well Café – we join in a shared meal (& if you are able to, bring something to contribute to the table).
  • From 7.15 to 8.30pm we carry out our activity for the evening. Just join for this part if you prefer.

Wednesday 7 September: Broken into beautiful!
Join us for the evening as we turn “trash” into treasure; broken into beautiful. We will have a collection of broken objects, bits and pieces, left-over fabrics, ribbons etc. which may be seen as rubbish, ready to be thrown away and make them into beautiful things which you can take home. We begin looking at beauty from brokenness; how God knows our flaws and our “brokenness” but loves us anyway….We will continue with reflections on “brokenness” on 21st September.

Wednesday 21 September: Beauty from the dust…
We continue exploring “brokenness” and use the words of Gungor’s song Beautiful Things to shape our evening: “You make beautiful things from the dust, you make beautiful things out of us”. How God transforms our brokenness into beauty; values all we are, loves us for who we are. During the evening, we will reflect and explore how that may translate into our lives today.

Wednesday 5 October: 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 19 Oct  –  Social action evening – Blythswood Christmas Shoebox appeal
Come and help us to pack shoe boxes with Christmas presents for children and adults in need. The shoeboxes received by Blythswood Care last year were distributed in Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.

Wednesday 2 November: Welcome, Wanted, and Worthy
Today we will hear from Martin Bethell, from The Bridge Community Project.   The Bridge Community Project aims to seek to provide practical and relational support to families and individuals in West Lothian and offers a free face to face confidential debt advice service.

Wednesday 16 November – Worship evening: ‘Sing a new song to the Lord’ – Why?!
Come and join us as we explore some new ways to worship, and learn some new worship songs.

Wednesday 30 November  – Pub Social Evening
including consideration of activities for the new year

Wednesday 7 December  – Christmas Around the World

Wednesday 21 December  – Christmas Pub Social
We’ll think about Christmas gifts, what’s the favourite gift you have ever received?

We meet  at:

The Well Café,
25 Nicolson Sq,
Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

facebook.com/gatheringedinburgh