Blogs

A Community United: Thoughts from Wondering & Wandering

By SCM on 28 Mar 2019

Member Patrick Ramsey shares his thoughts on Wondering & Wandering, the latest SCM annual gathering. 

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Prayer and Pilgrimage

What Makes a Good Prayer? Part Two

By Caitlin on 28 Mar 2019

In the second blog on this series Caitlin looks at how our bodies and senses impact our prayer life.

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A Community Divided?

By SCM on 21 Mar 2019

SCM member Nathan reflects on what it means to be community in the face of division within the United Methodist Church.

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Rach's Reflection: Veggie Lent

By Rach Collins on 20 Mar 2019

Working for SCM has obviously rubbed off on me - there are many things I say or do differently because of the time I’ve spent in this inclusive environment, and this lent I’m trying something I’ve never done before.

I’m going veggie… for one day a week.

It’s not that I only eat meat normally. There are certain meals that my household enjoys that are vegetarian, or even vegan sometimes, but for one day a week, generally a Wednesday, I’m having a Lentern day of Intentional Vegetarianism.

There are a number of reasons I’ve decided to do this:

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Carving Out Christian Community

By SCM on 20 Mar 2019

Sometimes we are unable to be part of a physical Christian community. Shanika shares some ways in which she has overcome this obstacle, and carved out Christian community for herself in less traditional settings. 

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Community In Action

By SCM on 14 Mar 2019

Fliss reflects on her passion for community development and bringing people together in action. 

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Celebrating Community in Lent

By SCM on 14 Mar 2019

Kristy reflects on Lent, and the opportunity this time gives us to reflect on our faith, and relationships to God and each other. 

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Methodist and Proud

By SCM on 6 Mar 2019

James shares his story of learning to accept his sexuality as something that God is for and not something he should be ashamed of, so that he can live his life as his most authentic self.

CW: References to anti-gay rhetoric and beliefs. 

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On A Journey

By SCM on 28 Feb 2019

Miriam reflects on the pilgrimage of every day life, and how moving to the UK from Malaysia for her studies was a journey of deepening faith. 

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Why My Path to Prayer Is More of a Long and Winding Road

By SCM on 28 Feb 2019

Robin believes that a daily discipline of prayer is useful and commendable but often finds it hard to find the time and motivation (Relatable much?). In this blog he explores his journey with prayer and reflects on the fact that it is often more of a long and winding road. 

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