Many find that membership of a House Group is the springboard for the exploration of their faith and is fundamental to their life in the church.
There are several groups and all are different in character, membership profile and study style. Meetings take place in an informal setting with others who are keen to explore their faith through study, discussion, prayer and fellowship. House Groups are open to all: those sure of their faith, those living with unanswered or unanswerable questions, those creatively living with doubt.
Each group organises itself and selects its own material, which might be Bible study, a book with a spiritual theme, a topical issue or a DVD or CD, perhaps with a study guide. Members of groups take it in turns to lead and host the group if they so wish, but all members sing the praises of House Groups as places of fellowship and support as well as being part of their spiritual journey. They are fun too: parties, shared meals and plenty of laughs along the way.
There are groups running on most days, in the morning, afternoon or evening, and at intervals of one week to one month, depending on what an individual group decides.
The convener, Diana Tudhope, will be delighted to hear from anyone who would like to join a House Group, or indeed start a new one.
Contact Diana by telephoning - 0131 669 4189
or email - email@example.com
House Groups may find our web page on Prayer useful as prayers printed on the weekly Order of Service are often shown there.
A SELECTION OF RESOURCES USED BY HOUSEGROUPS RECENTLY
Bare Feet and Buttercups : Ruth Burgess
The Bible, The Biography : Karen Armstrong
A Blessing to Follow : Tom Gordon
BNP and Islamism - article by Melanie Griffiths from the Spectator
Caring for Children as Spiritual Practice : Bonnie J Miller-McLemore
Christ of the Celts : J Philip Newell
The Cry of the Deer : David Adam
Devotional Classics : ed Richard Foster
Eye of the Eagle : David Adam
God of Surprises : Gerard W Hughes
God's Smuggler : Brother Andrew
Godless Morality : Richard Holloway
The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ : P Pullman
The Hiding Place : Corrie Ten Boom
Jesus for the non Religious : John Shelby Spong
Lost History, the enduring legacy of Muslim scientists, thinkers and artists : Michael Hamilton Morgan
The Re-enchantment of Morality : Richard Harries
The Reformation : Harry Reid
Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism : John Shelby Spong
The Screwtape Letters : C S Lewis
Sharing the Blessing : Kathy Galloway
Simple Prayer : John Dalrymple
Sister Wendy on Prayer: Sister Wendy Beckett
When Bad Things Happen to Good People : Harold S Kushner
When I Survey - Christ's Cross and Ours : York Courses (DVD and booklets)