Living God's Future Now w/c 12 October 2020

'Living God’s Future Now’ is our online festival of theology, ideas and practice.   
We’re developing this in response to the pandemic and our changing world. The church is changing too, and - as we improvise and experiment - we can learn and support each other. 
This is 'Living God’s Future Now’  - talks, workshops and discussion - hosted by HeartEdge. Created to equip, encourage and energise churches - from leaders to volunteers and enquirers - at the heart and on the edge. 

Monday 12 Oct

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like a Covid Christmas - What will Advent & Christmas look like in the pandemic? Monday 12 October 2020, 16:30 – 18:00 BST, zoom. Register here - In this workshop we will be exploring and sharing ideas for Advent and Christmas activities and events in this time of pandemic. Hear about creative projects, think about adopting and adapting, or creating your own. With input from Martin Poole (Beyond & St Luke’s Prestonville) and Rachel Noel (St Mark’s Pennington) on Beach Hut Advent Calendar and Advent yarnbombing.
  • In What Do We Trust? Autumn Lecture Series: Monday 12 October, 19:00 (BST), SMITF facebook page. Lecturer: Award winning Neal McGregor - art historian, museum director, presenter and author. ‘For Neil MacGregor, the purpose has always been to make a space where people rethink their place in the world and rediscover, richly, just what it means to be human’ (Simon Schama). Register here -  

Tuesday 13 Oct

  • Sermon Preparation Workshop, Tuesday 13 October, 16:30 (BST), livestreamed here - Sam Wells & Sally Hitchner explore the weeks lectionary readings and how they could be used in a sermon, with a chance to ask questions.

Wednesday 14 Oct

  • Community of Practitioners workshop, Wednesday 14 October, 16:30 (BST), Zoom meeting. Email Jonathan Evens to register -  Church leaders join in community to explore a text, and to share and reflect together on their recent experiences. 

Thursday 15 Oct

Friday 16 Oct

Saturday 17 Oct

  Special Note  

This week started with the second in the Autumn Lecture Series - In What Do We Trust? with none other than Rowan Williams - world-renowned theologian and writer. Rowan shared his wisdom, grace and spiritual insight from the Master’s Lodge in Cambridge; looking at the importance of faith, hope and trust, particularly in relation to the last 6 months of our lives and our hope for the future. If you missed it live, watch it here -  

See to join HeartEdge and for more information.
Over the next few months we are looking at everything from growing online congregations, rethinking enterprise and community action to doing diversity, deepening spirituality and responding to social need. 
Are we missing something? Be in touch about your ideas for development and change.
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