Monday, 12 January 2009

Homecoming

I'm currently attending a conference encouraging churches to be involved in Scotland's year of homecoming. Celebrating all that is Scottish and welcoming not just the huge Scottish diaspora but all those who feel they have an affinity with Scotland. The year of homecoming is timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and, now that I'm ministering in Ayrshire, it seemed important to get onboard. 
The spiritual heritage of Scotland is an integral part of Scotland's history. Castlehill church does not have a long history like many other churches in Ayr, being a mere 56 years old but the story of the founding and building of the church here is nonetheless a fascinating story - and, what's more, it is still alive in folks' memories. And as a community we are adding to that story every day as we celebrate our faith and spirituality. We continue to extend a warm welcome to all to be at home in our midst.

1 comment:

newman said...

liked the post, good point about religion and history being entwined


newman

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