District Events

  • Tue
    15
    Jun
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    'The presentation will focus on the issues which have emerged for health and social care staff in our care homes and care at home organisations as a result of the pandemic. These will be seen through the lens of a recent review of the effectiveness of the listening and caring service set by Faith in Older People as a response to the pressures and fears experienced by these staff during this past year.'

    Maureen O'Neill has been the Director of Faith in Older People for 14 years. Previous to that she was the Director of Age Concern Scotland (now AGE Scotland) and Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Scottish Association for Mental Health. These experiences are brought together as FiOP develops its focus on the role of faith communities in supporting older people with long term mental health challenges. She is currently participating in a group considering 'Inclusive Church'.

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

     

  • 7.30pm - 9pmOnline

    Join us from 7.30-9pm on Tuesday evenings through May and June in some round table discussions live on YouTubeand Facebook. An opportunity to listen in,
    ask questions and share in conversations about Mark's Gospel with Professor John Drane.

    Click on the title for registration - free!

    Memories that fire the imagination 15th June

    We all have our favourite stories that inspire us, and in this session we will reflect on selected episodes from Mark that have particular resonance today as we work out what it means for us to be effective in ministry and mission.

  • Tue
    20
    Jul
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    Faith is an important part of many older Black people, as a matter-of-fact faith is engrained in their lives. In most cases it does not just define who they are, or what they do, but it also shapes their life day-to-day choices. Older Black Christians use their faith as a coping mechanism. When facing life stressors, their religious beliefs help them to manage personal behaviour and response to others. Faith is woven in the intergenerational engagement in the Black community, the interactions with the younger generation. Faith comes to the fore in overall health and wellbeing decision-making. Most importantly, Older Black Christians build their resilience and positive attitude towards life via their religious beliefs, largely Christianity. For older Black Christians, losing touch with God could be the start of a myriad of issues including depression, anxiety or worthlessness of life. Older Black Christians are adept at using scriptural references in day-to-day situations. They say after their loved ones have been wronged, “don’t worry, the Lord will punish the wicked”. This is their approach to conflict-resolution and maintain peace. A constant reference to the supremacy of God and a determiner of outcomes are spontaneous natural responses. Faith is the best inheritance they are planning to leave behind for their children, grandchildren and generations after.

    Charles Kwaku-Odoi is the CEO of CAHN: CAHN is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to reduce health inequalities for people of Caribbean & African in Greater Manchester and beyond. We work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships and a social movement to reduce health inequalities.

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

  • Tue
    17
    Aug
    2021
    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    We are surrounded by the beauty of nature and immersed in its power: but how much do we really 'notice' in our busy everyday lives? This session will explore the emotional and spiritual benefits of connecting with nature, stimulating the senses, boosting physical and mental health, enhancing wellbeing. We will discuss research evidence that demonstrates the impact of nature on people’s physical and mental health. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences of engaging with resources of nature and to consider how they can use natural resources in therapeutic and pastoral work with older people, people living with dementia, family carers - and everyone.

    Barbara Stephens is CEO of Dementia Pathfinders Home | Dementia Pathfinders

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

     

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    9.45am - 12.30pmonline

    Is God calling you to be an Ordained Minister in the Methodist Church?

    Has anyone ever suggested to you that you would make a good minister?
    Have you ever felt God calling you to serve the Church as a Deacon or Presbyter?
    Do you want to know more about the life of the ordained?

    Online – 17 April 2021 - via Zoom - click here to book

    More information about the day.

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