REVD PAUL WHITTLE - TO BECOME NEW MODERATOR OF NATIONAL SYNOD OF SCOTLAND
Synod Moderator Paul Whittle is – somewhat unexpectedly - to leave his post at the end of 2020 in order to take up a three year appointment as Moderator of the National Synod of Scotland. Paul says – “This has come as a great surprise to me, as it may to you. I was fully expecting to remain as the Moderator of the Eastern Synod until retirement. However, I was asked to consider this short term role in Scotland and, after prayerful consideration, met with the discernment group on Monday (28th September). That was an extremely positive meeting and I felt a strong sense of call.” View Paul's Leaving Note Paul Whittle returning to Scotland
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THE SYNOD OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PLEASE NOTE, for the moment, the office is only open on certain days and for limited hours, and these are not regular. Messages should be picked up on a reasonably regular basis, though that is not guaranteed. Depending on circumstances, we hope to reopen the office in a more settled, but possibly still limited, way in November. Email remains the best means of contact.
Staff can be contacted by email, addresses can be found under CONTACT US or in the Synod yearbook.
Weekly Coronavirus Information from Paul, Nicola and Lindsey
Updates and Useful Information - 21st October 2020
Updates and Useful Information - 15th October 2020
Updates and Useful Information - 7th October 2020
Updates and Useful Information - September 30th 2020
Updates and Useful Information - September 23rd 2020
ALL AGE WORSHIP RESOURCES EASTERN SYNOD YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Information Guides Read new guides from the URC about Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, written for those who have never used them before but are thinking about doing so to stay in touch with their church or community. Also available is guidance about podcasts, Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom.
During the Covid-19 emergency, while URC church buildings are closed, we are providing a weekly Sunday Service in, a radio-style/podcast service with hymns, readings, prayers and a sermon. The Sunday Service email arrive in your inbox around 9.45 am on Sundays and will contain an order of service and words for you to sing along with the hymns.
A Call to weekly prayer for our church from 4th June - Thursdays 8.15- 8.35 - Pray4URC
Joint Public Issues (JPIT) Launch Radical 'Jubilee' Campaingn. Wesbite: Rest the Debt UK
Young Christian Activist Launch Climate Justice Campaign. Download: Press Release for more details of how to sign the petition.
CHURCH BUILDINGS INSURANCE –COVID 19
Edwards Insurance Brokers have obtained this statement from Congregational, which insures most of the property in the Eastern Synod. It relates to the rules relating to empty buildings where a church has decided to close temporarily because of the current health crisis. Any enquiries relating to insurance matters for your church should be addressed to Edwards Insurance rather than to Congregational in the first instance.