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Bread for the Soul

We offer events in house for growth and development and also draw on a range of opportunities available through the Scottish Congregational College, Edinburgh University and the wider Edinburgh community.

Currently in house we are offering:


Through 2016 AUC’s Spirituality Book Group is reading the series:

The Inclusive Church Resource

There are 6 books in the series:

Disability by John Hull

Mental Health by Jean Vanier and John Swinton.

Sexuality by Susannah Cornwall

Poverty by Susan Durber.

Ethnicity by Michael Jagessar

Gender by Rosemary Lain Priestley..

Designed as resource books for churches, each book has an introduction, theological reflection, stories from lived experience and a practical resource section

The Scottish URC College has purchased 8 sets of these books for local churches to use in study. Please contact Fiona if you wish to borrow books form the College set. Alternatively you can purchase your own through

AUC Spirituality Book Group is open to anyone who would like to participate. If you would like to know more about it please contact Rev Fiona Bennett (

Book Group Dates 2016 Monthly Tuesday evenings, 7.30-9pm @ AUC

2016: Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17, June 14,

Sep 13, Oct 18, Nov 15.


Contextual Bible Study 

The method of Contextual Bible Study was developed through the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. It is a clear and simple method, which inspires good discussion and thoughtful reflection. CBS aims to listen to the stories and wisdom of the Scriptures speaking from within their contexts to ours’ and to hear God’s message of salvation for individuals and for social transformation.

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm @ AUC

AUC CBS 2016 Outline

Jan 12th: Luke 4:14-21 The Beginning

Feb 9th: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Love

Mar 8th: John 12:1-11 Costly Gift

Apr 12th: Ezekiel 37:1-14 New Life

May 10th: Luke 15:1-32 Lost & Found

June 7th: Psalm 23 Goodness & Mercy

Sep 6th: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Known

Oct 11th: 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Love of Money

Nov 8th: Lamentation 3:1-39 Unceasing Love

Dec 6st: Matthew 1 A long story

For information about the backgrounds to these books visit:


Exploring Church Membership

For people interested in becoming Full or Associate Members of AUC and for current members who would like to refresh their membership

This afternoon exploration offers opportunities for us to listen to each other, to listen to speakers, to listen to our own experience and reflect on what it means of us to be members of the Body of Christ here today.

The sessions offer opportunities to reflect & explore on what it means for them to be:

A member of Christ’s Church

A member of the URC

A member of AUC

Information about Belonging to AUC and the contect of this course can be found here.

The course will run twice in 2017:

Sunday 26th March

Sunday 29th October

2-5pm @ AUC


AUC Junior Church 

A weekly program for children and young people exploring the Christian Faith.


Topical Discussion 

Every alternate month after sunday morning worship from about 12.30-2pm, AUC hosts an open discussion meeting to discuss a topical theme such as Equal Marriage, the Right to Die, Trade Justice, Renewable Energy. These meetings are open to all to particpate in.