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IMMERSION DAY: HINDU CHRISTIAN RELATIONS

Churches Together in Britian (CTBI) would like to invite you to an event we are organizing in partnership with the St.Philip’s Centre in Leicester on the subject of “Contemporary Hindu-Christian relations”, on Thursday 6th June 2019. This is part of the “Immersion Programme” in Inter Faith Relations offered to our member churches, via the Churches’ Forum for Inter-Religious Relations.

The event will include opportunities for dialogue with Hindus and also time for Christians to explore challenging issues such as “idolatry” and “freedom of religion”. We will begin at 10.00 (registrations from 09.30), ending at 16.30, with lunch provided. CTBI will be subsidizing this event however we would be pleased to receive a donation of £35 per person.

There are 30 places available. To ensure that there is a good ecumenical mix at the event we are restricting the number of tickets to one per member church until the 8th March, after that we will be happy for additional places to be booked for anyone in your church networks.

You can book your place via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immersion-day-hindu-christian-relations-tickets-56626784236

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to be in touch with us in the CTBI office.


SPRING HARVEST 

Spring Harvest is taking place in Harrogate this year from Saturday 13th April – Wednesday 17th April.

With worship, fellowship and teaching on the theme of “Unlimited: when you pray” we are looking forward to an inspiring and practical time of deepening our relationship with God together.

The event takes place at the Harrogate International Convention Centre and further details are available on the website www.springharvest.org/harrogate

Tickets for the full event are £120 for adults and £99 for youth. Accommodation is not included. Day tickets are also available for only £35 for adults.


PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND - OCTOBER 2019

Tour leaders are Rev. Richard Tanner, Superintendent Minister Sherwood Forest Circuit and his wife, Rev. Janet Tanner, Minister, National Forest East Circuit. Please see the poster for further details. Poster


WHAT IS OUR METHODIST DNA?

At the Stamford Circuit Study Day on Saturday February 9th, "We are delighted to be welcoming Lord Griffiths to lead a day on Methodism and Mission reflecting on John Wesley’s passion for outreach and what we can learn for today."

This Study Day is free but donations towards the costs of the day are welcome and any surplus will be given to our current Circuit Charities – Torch Trust for the Blind and Siloam Ministries for the Deaf.

Lunch is not provided, but you can either bring a packed lunch or go to Second Helpings, our weekly Pay as you feel café at Stamford Methodist Church.

Further information and/or bookings can be made with Polly Moverley : 01572 757591 or pmoverley@hotmail.com

There is a POSTER.


MISSIO DEI IN A DIGITAL AGE

Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on 23-24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

We welcome short papers of no more than 20 minutes within the scope of the conference theme, spanning topics such as:

  • Digital culture as the new environment of mission
  • The implications of digital culture on missiology 
  • Missional church and digitality
  • New media and evangelism 
  • Digital technology and the common good
  • Digital tools for doing good

Potential speakers should submit a 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to jonas.kurlberg@durham.ac.uk by Friday 14 December 2018.


BIBLE MONTH

There are three training events preparing for Bible Month 2019

They are in Southwell on Saturday 2nd February, Newbold Verdon on Thursday 14th March, and High Wycombe on Tuesday 19th March. Click the name to see the flyer for each location.


CLERICAL CLOTHING EVENT

There will be an annual clerical clothing event at the Queens Foundation in Birmingham on 1st-2nd March 2019. You are all invited to come and join us next year. You will be able to buy and order from clerical clothing companies and crafts stores over the two days. The details are as follows:

Friday 1st March 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 2nd March 10:30 am - 3 pm

The event will be held at:
Frances Young House, 24 Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2QD

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions
Graham Wigley- g.wigley@hotmail.co.uk

Graham Wigley, Karen Jones, Tracy Brown, Colleen Shekerie and Clive Hamilton
The Queens Foundation, 14 Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QH


BREAD OF LIFE

A deeply moving and captivating performance for your church for Lent and Easter 2019.

Springs Dance Company is delighted to be returning with its much sought after and highly praised production Bread of Life, for churches, cathedrals, festivals and schools. A reflection on the last supper, Bread of Life celebrates the meal of bread and wine with Jesus, the ever present King. This Lent and Easter rediscover the living, breathing Bread of Life, through this stirring depiction of how God is building a community of love with Jesus himself at the centre.

“A brilliant show that all the family can enjoy. Speaks to all ages about the love of God and how Jesus reaches out to all.”

“It is difficult to put 'Bread of Life' into words. Profound. Beautiful. Moving. Incredible theology of grace and the ever watchful love of Jesus. Transformative and powerful. How attractive is Jesus. Thank you.”

Audience Feedback from Bread of Life

Springs would love to hear from anyone interested in hosting a performance of Bread of Life.

Further information can be found on the Springs Dance Company website  or by emailing touring@springsdancecompany.org.uk or calling 07876 752 910.

There is also a FLYER


SHROVE TUESDAY LECTURE - MARCH 5TH AT 7PM AT WOODHOUSE EAVES BAPTIST CHURCH

Speaker is Professor Clive Marsh on Faith and Politics in Practice: How what we believe connects with how we vote.

Shrove Tuesday Flyer


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