What is weeWONDERBOX?
weeWONDERBOX is a series of face-to-face events, that mainly though not exclusively take place in central Glasgow.
weeWONDERBOX is a collaboration between the Iona Community’s Programme team and the Wild Goose Resource Group.
The vision that inspires us is the renewal of incarnational, face-to-face public occasions where committed, faithful folk can engage with the pressing issues and challenges of God’s world in all its glorious variety and contradiction.
These will primarily take place in the Iona Community’s new base in Carlton Court, Glasgow. In time, events further afield will also be organised (and announced).
Access to the event space is via one step. Inside there is a low-stepped ramp. We are happy to provide assistance.
The programme is built around the weekly Wednesday evening liturgy at 6.00pm.
In the autumn of 2018, our monthly cycle of worship will follow a set of sequential themes that many who are familiar with the Iona Community will recognise:
- Quiet Time
- Prayers for Justice & Peace
- Prayers for Healing
- Act of Commitment
You can find a list of the events we offered during the last 12 months in the 2017-18 programme here: More info
What kind of events?
As implied by above, there are be many formats and types of weeWONDERBOX events, such as regular liturgies/ services, discussion and reading groups, creative workshops, activist gatherings, wee sings, walks, pilgrimages, interviews, talks, presentations, book launches, concerts, ceilidhs, meetings for folk wanting to know more about the Iona Community’s concerns … basically anything that can be imagined.
Issues covered will include biblical exploration, faith and politics, culture, environment, technology, media issues, peace, justice, reconciliation, economics, human development … the huge range of glorious things in this glorious world, both serious and not so serious!
These will be explored and expressed in a wide variety of media forms and creative activities, ranging through liturgy, song, music, visual art, film and more.
We envisage that the weeWONDERBOX programme will provide a platform both for events organised and led by us – Wild Goose & Iona Community – and for creative events led and enabled by collaborators and others, which could include you! Get in touch if you’ve got ideas.
We hope to open up a range of ways for folk to get involved in an engaged, critical and imaginative community of faithful folk, meeting regularly to explore the connections between human life, society, faith and discipleship. Today, more than ever, it’s crucial that faithful folk are – and are seen to be – present and active in the public realm.
Keeping up to date with weeWONDERBOX events
Then, do, do, doobe-do sign up to the Wild Goose & weeWONDERBOX eNews bulletin which will carry details of events and how to get involved or visit either the weeWONDERBOX 2018-19 events page or the Iona Community events page.
weeWONDERBOX is a programme of events organised by the Iona Community’s Programme team and the Wild Goose Resource Group.
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