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Spill the Beans Issue 32 Is Here!

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Spill the Beans Issue 32

The final of five issues using our own lectionary (bible reading plan) is now published for Spill the Beans. It has been a tremendous journey through parts of the Bible and Apocrypha which we don't usually spend time with and we hope this final chapter of that journey is as fulfilling as the previous four.

Issue 32 covers from Pentecost 12 to Reign of Christ Sunday (1 September to 24 November 2019). This issue includes:

  • Space To Be A Hero: intergenerational event (provided by Jen Robertson from the Scottish Bible Society)
  • The Judges (the final three weeks of the series begun in Issue 31)
  • Double-Take Tales (three stories that make you stop in your tracks and take another look)
  • A Revelation For The Church (a four week series on Revelation's message to the church)
  • Closing Stories (a final three weeks of stories we just had to include, including for Remembrance Sunday)

Created by folks here in Scotland, this issue has lots of ideas and resources for you to inspire, adapt, use in leading worship or for age groups in Junior Churches and youth groups. If you have not used Spill the Beans before then please have a look at this sample.

If you want to have a look at the full lectionary of which this issues is a part click here.

If you'd like to download a full copy of Issue 32 for use in your church or personally, then click the 'Buy' button below. The cost is only £12 (GBP). You can make a secure payment via PayPal and then an email with secure link to the download should wing its way to you. Please note that you can only download the file using this link three times, so please make sure you save the file to your computer as soon as you have downloaded it. We recommend first downloading to a laptop or desktop computer before moving to phone/tablet.

Please follow the instructions carefully. The Adobe pdf file is large at approximately 25 MB so it may take some time to download. Please be patient as your computer does so! 

Spill the Beans Issue 32

Spill the Beans Issue 32 Cover

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You can also get involved in feedback and discussion on the Spill the Beans blog, where we try to put up weekly PowerPoint backgrounds too. There is also a facebook page in which we share ideas and we have introduced a new facebook group which you can link to from the facebook page and which we hope will provide a place of mutual support, ideas and encouragement as we trek together through this new adventure.

Print Copies

If you would like an additional printed copy of Spill the Beans, then this can be arranged. Please note that this is an extra to the download copy, please download a copy first. The cost is usually around £22+P&P and these can be arranged directly with the office at Ferryhill Parish Church. Note this cost is just for the printing expenses. Each issue is in full colour and comb bound for ease of use. We can only send these within the United Kingdom.

If you would like to order copies (which are all printed to order so there may be a short wait before you receive yours) then you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your order details. An invoice for the printed copy(ies) will be issued with dispatch of your order.