Living God's Future Now - w/c 31 January 2021

Events this week - Church leaders, laypeople and enquirers welcome

Together we will seek to renew the broad church and develop the part that we all play in God's mission in 2021. 

Lent Books: Discussion and Readings - Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6 PM UTC – 7:15 PM UTC. A live discussion with host Mark Oakley, joined by authors: Stephen Cherry 'Thy Will be Done', Hannah Steele 'Living His Story', Sheila Upjohn 'The Way of Julian Norwich', and Samuel Wells 'A Cross in the Heart of God’. Livestreamed link here - https://www.facebook.com/events/420618378988391.  

Animals and the Church: Preaching in the Age of Factory Farming - Tuesday 2 February, 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) / 3.30 pm GMT. Register here - https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R0DhJ5TtSfW7TM6_I1OJvw. A conversation with Ellen Davis and Sam Wells. The conversation will run for roughly 30 minutes and will include a Q&A time. The event is free and open to faculty, students, clergy, and interested lay people. Registration is required but free.

Sermon Preparation Workshop - Tuesday 2 February, 16:30 (GMT), livestreamed the HeartEdge Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/theHeartEdge.  Discussion of preaching plus the lectionary readings for the forthcoming Sunday, with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner.

Community of Practitioners workshop - Wednesday 3 February, 16:30 (GMT), Zoom meeting. Email Jonathan Evens at jonathan.evens@smitf.org to register. A gathering for church leaders, lay and ordained, with opportunities for reflection on experience and theology.

Highlight...

Art and Social Action was a workshop in which four artists shared a variety of different artworks which explore social issues. The workshops considered how churches and others can use art to start conversations, reframe narratives and lead to change. The examples viewed were moving and the practical takeaways were empowering. Watch here - https://www.facebook.com/theHeartEdge/videos/?ref=page_internal.  

See www.heartedge.org 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.

Please note that invitations will be sent 24hrs, 12hrs, 1hr and 10 mins before an event, mostly to minimise the chance of misuse. Thank you.