Weekly events (Sunday 14th November)

Living God’s Future Now is our online festival of theology, ideas and practice. Join us for talks, workshops and discussions. Living God's Future Now is designed to equip, encourage and energise churches—from leaders to volunteers and enquirers—at the heart and on the edge.

The online programme includes:

  • Regular weekly workshops: Sermon Preparation (Tuesdays) and Community of Practitioners (Wednesdays)
  • One-off workshops on topics relevant to lockdown such as ‘Growing online communities’ and ‘Grief, Loss & Remembering’

Find recordings of earlier Living God’s Future Now sessions here.

For future events, check out the revamped events section of our website. HeartEdge partners can now promote their own events through the HeartEdge website. Just log in to the Partners' Area to submit your event details for both online and in-person events. 

 

What's on this week

Monday

Autumn Lecture Series: A Dream for a New Social Order
Monday 15 November, 19:00-20:30 (GMT)
Register here to attend in person or here to watch online.

In the final lecture of this year’s Autumn Lecture Series, Sam Wells considers the long shadow of Archbishop William Temple’s 1942 book, Christianity and Social Order, which was so influential in the establishment of the welfare state. Is such a contribution from the church or a theologian appropriate in a much more plural society 80 years later? If so, what might such a vision encapsulate? Liz Adekunle responds with her own perspective on these questions and Sam’s proposals.

 

Tuesday

Sam and Sally's Sermon Preparation Workshop
Tuesday 16 November, 16:30-17:30 (GMT)
Livestreamed on the HeartEdge Facebook Page.

Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner discuss this Sunday's readings and offer practical tips on preaching.

 

Communion and Community: The Pandemic’s Refining Fire (HeartEdge and CEEP Transatlantic Conversation)
Tuesday 16 November, 20:00-21:00 (GMT)
Register here.

What has our experience of virtual church revealed theologically and pastorally about communion in all its many and varied forms? Join HeartEdge partners in the UK and USA for a discussion about how the pandemic has reshaped our congregational and liturgical life Panelists include Sally Hitchiner, Sam Wells, Andrew McGowan, Winnie Varghese and Manoj Mathew Zacharia.

 

Wednesday

Community of Practitioners
Wednesday 17 November 16:00-17:00 (GMT)
Email Rose Lyddon here to take part.

This is a space for practitioners, lay and ordained, to reflect on theology and practice. Each week, we alternate between 'Wonderings' and discussion of a work of theology. This week we will be discussing Howard Thurman's Jesus and the Disinherited. Newcomers are very welcome.

 

Thursday

Creation Care Course Week 4: Taking Action
Thursday 18 November 19:30-21:00 (GMT)
Register here.

This 4-week Creation Care Course is a unique collaboration between Chester Diocese, HeartEdge, Melanesian Mission UK and Southampton University. In this session, we will hear about various options for climate change mitigation and adaptation that we can take as individuals, as parishes and as a Christian community.

 

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