Prisoners Week 2020
This year’s theme has emerged from the experience of COVID-19 – a reassurance to people affected by imprisonment that they are Not Alone. During the week we are highlighting the many different types of support and presence available to people.
The week kicks off with a Virtual Launch Service at 10am on Sunday 15th November – accessed on the Prisoners Week Scotland Facebook page. Recordings of the service will also be played over prison TV channels, where available, meaning that people in prison, their families, external organisations and congregations will all be watching the Launch Service at the same time.
In addition to various activities around the prisons there will be 4 zoom forums on different aspects of support which we hope you will sign up for:-
Forum 1 Pastoral Care in Prisons Sunday 15th Nov @ 3pm
Forum 2 Support Inside Prisons Tuesday 17th Nov @ 3pm
Forum 3 Support Outside Prisons Wednesday 18th Nov @ 7pm
Forum 4 Support for Families Thursday 19th Nov @ 7pm
You can find out more about the Forums and a link to register in the attachment to this email or by going to http://www.prisonersweek.org.uk/home# where you can also find posters to download and other information about Prisoners Week 2020.
We do hope you will get involved in one way or another even though we can’t meet face to face this year!
For more information, click this link: Prisoners Week Forums via email.pdf
St Mungo's, Alloa -
Connect Alloa, working in partnership with St. Mungo's Parish Church Alloa, has qualified for more funding. Dave Crozier, Director of Connect Alloa writes:
"The Coalfields Adapt and Thrive Fund has just told us we have been successful in funding that will allow us to take on 2 part time staff members for 6 months! We hope to advertise and recruit before Christmas with the positions starting in the New Year. If you think you would be a good candidate, keep updated on our social media for updates soon!" See the advertisement here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlvFrCaysLGGiNIWcdLCLsMMYNDnaw?e=B9oz1Q
Please see below a list of links to online services / worship clips which are being offered to members of Presbytery in the first instance. These will be posted to the Presbytery website: www.stirlingpresbytery.org.uk/ on the ‘News’ page (which is visible by anyone) and will be updated regularly. Please feel able to share this information to members and friends of your congregation.
The list is not exhaustive, and we welcome additional resources.
Quite a few of the links below are Facebook postings. If you are not a Facebook user, you will not be able to view these, however – The Presbytery website follows 4 newsfeeds on its Social Media page. Click on the link https://www.stirlingpresbytery.org.uk/page/55/social-media to see them.
TV and Radio
BBC Radio – Sunday Worship https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds
On Sunday mornings at 7.30am there is a service from a Scottish church each week for half an hour on BBC Radio Scotland.
BBC TV – Songs of Praise - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006ttc5
Holy Week Services Online
Online services held during Holy Week can be found by clicking here . This will open a new page from where all the service links can be found.
Church of Scotland
A list of congregations providing a streamed service can be found here on the Church of Scotland website. The Right Reverend Colin Sinclair is offering a live daily reflection on Facebook at 10 am (here).
From around the Presbytery ......
Buchlyvie linked with Gartmore – No live broadcast but there will be a short worship clip each weekend. Visit the website: www.buchlyviechurch.org.uk for further details.
St Blane’s – The Rev Gary Caldwell will be livestreaming each Sunday at 10am either a service from St Blane’s or thoughts from his study. It can be accessed through the St Blane’s Facebook page or the face book stream on the St Blane’s web page www.dunblanestblanes.org
Stirling North Parish Church - Are streaming their service on their Facebook page and on their website. They are also making audio recordings on CD for those with no internet access. The live stream can be viewed here: https://stirlingnorth.org/whats-on/livestream/ . They will have links to hymns, readings and prayers so that people can easily join in.
Tillicoultry - Will have a recorded “something” on FB and their website https://www.tillicoultryparishchurch.co.uk/welcome.htm every Sunday morning They are also making an abbreviated form (2 sides of A4 available) available in the local food shops from 8am on a Saturday morning, so that it is accessible to the elderly. The Rev Alison Britchfield is also doing a daily thought every evening, either text or video, which is going out on Facebook.
Killearn - Are providing videos created by their Ministry team here to enable everyone to be a part of our Kirk. Please visit: https://www.killearnkirk.org.uk/video/
Dunblane Cathedral – Are currently creating a YouTube video every Sunday, and a daily thought for the day - all on the website. https://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk/
St Mark’s Parish Church – Live broadcast each Sunday at 11am. Visit: https://stmarksstirling.org.uk/ . They also have a YouTube channel broadcasting daily reflections. Find it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGXIfkeYw4en5rbGX3IEt5g?fbclid=IwAR2JpTd2RIEbu-qcChEhE61FEBvJ0DiReYdJpmlNCCBqYaBYFYpC4jAvP9k
Bridge of Allan Parish Church - a short 6-ish minute YouTube video with questions in the description and a link to a hymn to sing along with. In addition, this will be provided as a podcast too.
Dollar - will be uploading a short service without any music, each week to their website – www.dollarparishchurch.org.uk
St Ninians Old Parish Church - Join the Minister of St.Ninians Old Parish, Gary McIntyre, online for a short pre-recorded service from the Manse. Pop over to our YouTube channel to listen to the first in their new series of videos called, "Listen at the Door", https://www.stniniansold.org.uk/video/
Cambusbarron: The Bruce Memorial - Worshipping Together, Apart. Pre-recorded services available on the Church website at www.cambusbarronchurch.org, with CDs delivered to those with no Internet access, so we can continue to worship together on Sundays at 11am from our own homes; or at another time that suits you.
Strathblane Parish Church – The Church sermons will be available by video on a Sunday morning. They will be sharing the link on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StrathblaneKirk/ and the Church Website: https://strathblanekirk.wordpress.com/ The website now also has a daily blog with messages from the Rev Murdo Campbell to include a children's talk. The new edition of our church magazine, Cornerstone is now available and can be downloaded here: https://strathblanekirk.wordpress.com/2020/08/27/church-magazine-and-return-to-church-checklist/?fbclid=IwAR3WExy4bDQzRSnwHdPG_eg8AN44Hphl9rP2b4ujshgfXswozRlMNp2QpaM
Alva Parish Church - are uploading an act of worship and a children’s’ address to YouTube. These will be available from 10.30 am Sunday morning and every following Sunday via the link on their webpage https://www.alvaparishchurch.org.uk/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/alvaparishchurch/
Killin & Ardeonaig Parish Church – Will be providing worship resources via the Church Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/killinkirk/
Clackmannan Parish Church - Rev Rae Clark has and intends to provide a textual based service on the Church website for all congregational members and, of course, anyone else who would like to follow that can access it by going to the church website at: http://www.clackmannankirk.org.uk/
Alloa: St Mungo’s – Facebook users can follow the services by either visiting the Church website: http://alloastmungos.org/ or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stmungosparishchurchalloa/?ref=bookmarks . Please see also a copies of the Weekly Parishioner. The Weekly Parishioner ONE 29-March-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner TWO 5-April-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner THREE 12-April-2020 EASTER SUNDAY.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner FOUR 19-April-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner FIVE 26-April-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner SIX 3-May-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner SEVEN 10-May-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner EIGHT 17-May-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner NINE 24-May-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner TEN 31-May-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner ELEVEN 7-June-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner TWELVE 14-June-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner THIRTEEN 21-June-2020.pdf . The Weekly Parishioner FOURTEEN 28-June-2020.pdf .
Holy Rude / Viewfield Erskine – Prayer and reflection with audio and YouTube. Please visit: http://www.holyrude.org/