District Events

  • Tue
    26
    Oct
    2021
    8.30 - 9.30 amZoom

    Join together with other church leaders to hear about what climate justice will look like at COP26.
    The church in the UK and around the world has a crucial role to play in influencing political leaders to be ambitious in taking steps to end the climate crisis.

    Christian Aid is hosting three virtual breakfast briefings specifically for church leaders to demystify climate campaigning jargon, ground the issues in stories of lived experience and provide a platform for voices from the Global South.

    Join us to hear how you and your church can take action for climate justice.

    All briefings will take place on Zoom from 8.30-9.30am:
    26 October: Voices from the global church – how our sisters and brothers are responding

  • Fri
    29
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    31
    Oct
    2021
    The NEC in Birmingham

    This year 3Generate will be held at The NEC in Birmingham from 29-31 October 2021. There are several ticket options:

    • A weekend ticket allows entry to the weekend, including overnight camping (tents will be provided and erected before arrival).
    • An everyday ticket allows entry on all 3 days, no overnight accommodation.
    • A Saturday ticket allows entry on Saturday only, no overnight accommodation.
    • A 4-7s First Child allows entry to the 4-7s area on Saturday and includes up to 2 significant adults, for any further children in the same family, please select the Additional Child ticket.

    3Generate 2021 tickets are now available to purchase here.

    Please see the booking guide for more details on how to purchase tickets.

  • Mon
    01
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021
    9.00am - 7pmWoodlands Methodist Church details here
  • Tue
    02
    Nov
    2021
    5:30 pmOnline

    From Darkness to Light

    Online – Tuesday 2 November 5.30pm

    You are warmly invited to a special online service of reflection on All Souls’ Day.

    We have all been through such enormous change and loss in these last, nearly two years, especially those who have lost a loved one.

    The service is a time for us to come together in a moment of comfort, hope and solidarity to remember those who lit up our lives.

    We will also honour our supporters who have generously left a gift in their Will for Christian Aid’s work and celebrate the lives of loved ones, in whose memory donations have been made. In their name, we continue to challenge injustice and fight poverty.

    During the service, we will give thanks to God. It will also mark our gratitude to so many people, for their faith and kindness in supporting Christian Aid’s work.

    We will present the names of loved ones being remembered on screen during the service. Should you wish, you are welcome to share a loved one’s name for inclusion through the sign-up form.

    The service will last approximately 40 minutes and will feature an address from our Chair, Dr Rowan Williams, Chief Executive Amanda Mukwashi, and other contributors from across the Christian Aid community

    Sign up to attend

  • Wed
    03
    Nov
    2021
    7:00 pmonline

    Overview for Tutors, Mentors and Local Preacher Secretaries

    This familiarisation course about the principles and structure of WLP 3.0 is aimed at those new to any of the above roles, or considering offering for one of these roles, or those with previous experience in role with a previous version of the course.

    The session will outline general principles behind the W:L&P course, and the changes that have been made in version 3.0. It will also explain the different roles, and the way they interact during the training of students. There will be opportunity for those in particular roles to spend some focused time together with guidance and tips on how to get the most from the course as you support the students in your care. There will be a short time for Q&A at the end of the time together.

    To book your place, click on your chosen date to register on Eventbrite:
    Wednesday 3rd November at 7pm
    Wednesday 10th November at 2pm

  • Wed
    03
    Nov
    2021
    Thu
    04
    Nov
    2021
  • Wed
    10
    Nov
    2021
    2:00 pmonline

    Overview for Tutors, Mentors and Local Preacher Secretaries

    This familiarisation course about the principles and structure of WLP 3.0 is aimed at those new to any of the above roles, or considering offering for one of these roles, or those with previous experience in role with a previous version of the course.

    The session will outline general principles behind the W:L&P course, and the changes that have been made in version 3.0. It will also explain the different roles, and the way they interact during the training of students. There will be opportunity for those in particular roles to spend some focused time together with guidance and tips on how to get the most from the course as you support the students in your care. There will be a short time for Q&A at the end of the time together.

    To book your place, click on your chosen date to register on Eventbrite:

    Wednesday 3rd November at 7pm

    Wednesday 10th November at 2pm

  • Wed
    17
    Nov
    2021
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

    17 November: Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Contexts of Family Ministry

    This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

    Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

    Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

    This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

    Please register in advance via Eventbrite

    If
    you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

  • Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
    Sat
    20
    Nov
    2021
    see belowonline

    Fri 19th Nov 7.30-9pm and Sat 20th Nov 9.30am-1pm

    How do you recognise God’s voice?

    What might God need you to be in the world?

    Might God be calling you to some new adventure?

    This weekend conference is open to anyone who wants to:

    • deepen their discerning prayer life
    • reflect on how God might be calling them to service with their particular gifts and passions
    • share their vocational journey and experience, and listen to others to help them explore vocation
    • explore ways of developing a positive vocation exploration culture and leading intentionally to enable this

    So whether you are wondering where next, considering a new role, entering retirement, or discerning a call to lead worship, preach or enter ordained ministry, join us to share in this time with our Connexional Vocations Adviser, Alison Ransome.

    More information and register on Eventbrite.

  • Wed
    24
    Nov
    2021
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

    24 November: The context of Family Life, relationships and wellbeing

    This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

    Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

    Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

    This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

    Please register in advance via Eventbrite

    If
    you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

  • Wed
    01
    Dec
    2021
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

    1 December: Encouraging Church in Family Ministry and Intergenerational relationships

    This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

    Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

    Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

    This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

    Please register in advance via Eventbrite

    If
    you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

  • Wed
    08
    Dec
    2021
    7 - 9 pmonline

    Wednesday evenings 17 & 24 Nov, 1 & 8 Dec, 7-9pm

    8 December: Faith at Home

    This four-session training course explores practical aspects of strengthening and deepening our ministry and connection with families. It will also explore key principles that underpin different expressions of family ministry. This will encourage a missional and strategic approach to effective ministry to families in your communities.

    Participants will have the opportunity to think through approaches and practice that might suit their different contexts. If you are interested in exploring some of the ideas that underpin Family Ministry, reflecting on practice with others and sharing your own experience then this is for you! Whether you are a volunteer or paid worker, a lay leader or ordained minister, you are welcome to participate.

    Do encourage some folk from your congregation to attend, whether you already have some ministry that connects with families or if you are interested in exploring possibilities in this area.

    This course is hosted by the Church of Scotland, the Christian Education Association Scotland, and the Methodist Church of Great Britain (Scotland & Shetland Region). The course is based on the interdenominational Core Skills modules.

    Please register in advance via Eventbrite

    If
    you have any further questions, please get in touch with Lorraine Darlow darlowl@methodistchurch.org.uk 

  • Sat
    15
    Jan
    2022
    Zoom

    Beginning Sat 15th Jan on Zoom

    More information and register on Eventbrite

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