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Courses this weekend and looking towards Lent

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Dear [First Name]

Just to let you know about two courses that are beginning this weekend in St Mary's and also to give notice of a couple of things to do with the beginning of Lent which is particularly early this year.

On Sunday lunchtime there's a taster session for the next God Factor Course. This is a course for beginners, enquirers and those who want a refresher course based around questions that the group generates on what it means to be a Christian and what it means to believe in God. The session starts at 12.30 pm and there are more details and a response form available here: http://thecathedral.org.uk/2015/12/next-god-factor-course/

Monday evening also sees the beginning of one of our regular courses - Gifts and Skills.

This course engages over four meetings with the questions: How do we connect to God’s dream for the world? How do we engage our gifts and skills?

There's an introductory video and more information here: http://thecathedral.org.uk/2015/12/gifts-and-skills/

Ash Wednesday is on 10 February this year and there will be services with ashes at 12.30 pm and 7.30 pm - the evening service being a choral mass. The music will be Byrd's Four Part Mass.

The Vice Provost, Cedric Blakey is also co-ordinating a Lent Book for the congregation. The St Mary’s Lent book is Marcus J. Borg’s Convictions - a manifesto for progressive Christians. SPCK, London 2014.  It includes chapters on the existence and nature of God, how to interpret the Bible, spirituality and the vocation for peace and justice. A study leaflet is available in church which includes details of two evening discussion sessions during Lent.

Just after Ash Wednesday, on Thursday 11 February 2016 the LGBT Network is coordinating a theatre trip to see Giffnock Theatre Players' production of the play about Alan Turing - Breaking the Code. This event is open to everyone. More details and a response form are available here: http://thecathedral.org.uk/2016/01/lgbt-network-theatre-night/

That's all the news from now.

All good wishes



The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
Provost and Rector - St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow





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