The church supports various focus groups, including weekly Bible study, Contemplative Prayer Group meetings and The Meeting Point. In Duns, they involve lay people and are ecumenical and open to all. Please click the menu for more details.
Meeting Point: ‘Making time to get together’ meetings are postponed until further notice during the Pandemic
The point of ‘The Meeting Point” is ‘To give ourselves a little time once a month to meet each other in a relaxed way, to meet with God, perhaps in a new way, to meet new people and new ideas which will enrich our own lives and the lives of other women.’ A monthly gathering is held, with a lecture series and social activities, generally but not exclusively attended by women. In 2017–2018, for example, celebrations will include a Burns tea and a summer outing; talks will include ‘All about Kilts’, ‘Cutty Sark’, ‘Tales of Nursing’, ‘Wild life in Duns Castle Reserve’; and a talk on charities such as Edinburgh Direct Aid.
Bible Study Group THIS IS NOW MEETING AT 10.30 EVERY FRIDAY VIA ZOOM DURING THE PANDEMIC
Weekly Bible Study meetings are organised to follow a specific programme, as selected by members of the congregation or the Rector. Meetings are held in Duns every Wednesday at 10.00 for an hour and a half in the home of one of the members of the congregation who kindly serves tea and coffee before the meeting begins. At present between fifteen and twenty people attend meetings. A range of short courses or studies are selected over the year focusing on Bible readings, on videos with a religious or moral focus; and on modern moral and religious issues as they relate to personal and present-day living. The meetings also provide an excellent opportunity to get to know members of the group in a special way.
Contemplative Prayer Group meetings are postponed until further notice during the Pandemic
A contemplative prayer group meets on Mondays for an hour or so, usually in the home of members of the congregation. It is open to all denominations as well as to non-church goers seeking a quiet reflective time in the company of others.