Creativity Flourishing at South Leith Baptist
By Bill Cowie, Interim Moderator at South Leith BC
South Leith Baptist Church are starting a project to reach young people in the community, through providing free tuition in drama, dance, music and multimedia. The project is called Revive and draws upon considerable experience and qualification in these areas through which the church is currently blessed.
This has been provided by some young people from Brazil initially, along with two Brazilian families who are working with the church. We are currently awaiting the easing of Covid restrictions so that we can induct and commission the new pastoral team. We have also been blessed by other local people who are now in the church which is experiencing steady growth.
We wanted to have an Easter drama, but because we did not know if the church could be open at Easter, it was decided to make a film instead. Over several weeks the film was put together using different outdoor locations, and involving nearly forty different people as actors, technical crew, costume designers, and many other areas of involvement. The film, simply named Logos, was premiered in the church and online on Easter Sunday.
The film lasts 45 minutes, and beginning with the creation story, follows the plan of salvation through until after the resurrection. So far there has been nearly 1,400 viewings worldwide in the UK., USA, Portugal, Brazil and India. The film can be viewed on the South Leith Baptist Church Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A_BpoUqEBU
The team at South Leith would be happy to share expertise or advice in these areas of dramatic arts, or technical support with any churches if requested.