Living God's Future Now - December 2021

'Living God’s Future Now’ is our mini online festival of theology, ideas and practice.

We’ve developed 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.

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 earlier Living God’s Future Now sessions at https://www.facebook.com/pg/theHeartEdge/videos/?ref=page_internal

Regular – Weekly

December 2021

Community of Practitioners workshop, Wednesday 1 December, 16:00-17.00 (GMT), Zoom.
Email rose.lyddon@smitf.org to register.
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. Newcomers are very welcome. Today we discuss the last chapter of ‘Jesus and the Disinherited’ by Howard Thurman.

Inspired to Follow: The Four Last Things, Friday 3 December, 16.30-17.30, Zoom.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-advent-course-the-four-last-things-tickets-197923122387
This four-week course explores the big themes of Advent—death, judgement, heaven and hell—using fine art paintings from the National Gallery, Biblical stories, theological reflection and conversation with others. All are welcome.

Sermon Preparation Workshop, Tuesday 7 December, 16:30-17.30 (GMT), livestream.
Join here: https://www.facebook.com/theHeartEdge 
Join us for a weekly discussion of the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner.

Community of Practitioners workshop, Wednesday 8 December, 16:00-17.00 (GMT), Zoom.
Email rose.lyddon@smitf.org to register.
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. Newcomers are very welcome.

Inspired to Follow: The Four Last Things, Friday 10 December, 16.30-17.30, Zoom.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-advent-course-the-four-last-things-tickets-197923122387
This four-week course explores the big themes of Advent—death, judgement, heaven and hell—using fine art paintings from the National Gallery, Biblical stories, theological reflection and conversation with others. All are welcome.

Sermon Preparation Workshop, Tuesday 14 December, 16:30-17.30 (GMT), livestream.
Join here: https://www.facebook.com/theHeartEdge 
Join us for a weekly discussion of the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner.

Community of Practitioners workshop, Wednesday 15 December, 16:00-17.00 (GMT), Zoom.
Email rose.lyddon@smitf.org to register.
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. Newcomers are very welcome. Today we discuss the first chapter of ‘The Hidden Wound’ by Wendell Berry.

Inspired to Follow: The Four Last Things, Friday 17 December, 16.30-17.30, Zoom.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-advent-course-the-four-last-things-tickets-197923122387
This four-week course explores the big themes of Advent—death, judgement, heaven and hell—using fine art paintings from the National Gallery, Biblical stories, theological reflection and conversation with others. All are welcome.

Sermon Preparation Workshop, Tuesday 21 December, 16:30-17.30 (GMT), livestream.
Join here: https://www.facebook.com/theHeartEdge 
Join us for a weekly discussion of the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner.

Community of Practitioners workshop, Wednesday 22 December, 16:00-17.00 (GMT), Zoom.
Email rose.lyddon@smitf.org to register.
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. Newcomers are very welcome.

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