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Sep
22
Fri
Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 2 – The Holy Spirit and Atonement
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement

Beth will give a series of talks on the Holy Spirit at HOD on Fridays this Autumn.

  • 15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom: “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36
  • 22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement
  • 29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment.

The evening will begin with a worship time, followed by Beth’s talk.  All welcome.  

Please Contact Us with any questions

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Beth has approximately 30 years of experience teaching RE, Scripture and Philosophy in schools, as well as work in parishes and prayer groups in Birmingham.

Her qualifications include a diploma in Pastoral Theology, an MA in Catholic Theology, and she is currently studying scripture at PhD level at Birmingham University

Sep
29
Fri
Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 3 – The Holy Spirit and Empowerment
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment

Beth will give a series of talks on the Holy Spirit at HOD on Fridays this Autumn.

  • 15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom: “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36
  • 22nd September: The Holy Spirit and Atonement
  • 29th September: The Holy Spirit and Empowerment.

The evening will begin with a worship time, followed by Beth’s talk.  All welcome.  

Please Contact Us with any questions

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Beth has approximately 30 years of experience teaching RE, Scripture and Philosophy in schools, as well as work in parishes and prayer groups in Birmingham.

Her qualifications include a diploma in Pastoral Theology, an MA in Catholic Theology, and she is currently studying scripture at PhD level at Birmingham University

Sep
30
Sat
Stillness – Quiet Day
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

“He leads me beside still waters”

(Psalm 23v.2)

 

We invite you to take time out of the busyness and pressures of everyday life… 

Enter into the peace and stillness of reflection and silence, in this day of reflection led by Margaret Wade, a spiritual director and retreat leader.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Stillness” Quiet Days this year, see Stillness – Quiet Days

 

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Oct
6
Fri
October First Friday night speaker: Robert Weston
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Robert Weston is the speaker for the first Friday in October, at our Friday Night Fellowship Meeting.robweston

He will be speaking on the theme of “The silence of eternity interpreted by love”

All welcome.

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Robert Weston

Robert Weston is a Christian author and speaker well known to our community and fellowship through the many talks he has given and retreats he has led for us.

You can discover more about his work with Ruach Breath of Life Ministries through his website Ruach ministries and his blog www.ruachmin.wordpress.com.

Oct
7
Sat
Men’s breakfast followed by Men’s Day – “Holding the High Ground”
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

Today the men’s breakfast is followed by a Men’s day beginning with tea/coffee at 10.  Lunch is included (contributions toward the cost are invited if you can manage).  The day will finish with drinks around 4pm.

The theme of this Men’s Day (and for 2 others this year) is  “Holding the High Ground” – for more about this theme see Men’s Days

Oct
21
Sat
Autumn Season – Quiet Day
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.” 

(Deut. 11:14)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days next year, see Seasons – Quiet Days

Nov
3
Fri
First Friday – November
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our First Friday Night Fellowship Meeting for November – details TBC

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Diary for Friday night speakers on other dates

Nov
4
Sat
Men’s Breakfast
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Nov
8
Wed
Creative Journaling Day
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Creative Journaling Day
Why and how to keep a spiritual journal

What is the day about?

Throughout the centuries people have used what today we call journaling to help them reflect on their own faith journey. Keeping a journal is different to keeping a diary. Unlike a diary, which records what has gone on in the past, a journal helps us see what God is saying to us now.
During this day we will explore how powerful this tool can be and the different creative ways we can keep a journal. Being creative does not mean that you have to be good at art! We are all different and the way we compile our journal will be unique to each one of us. Participants will be encouraged to use whatever way suits them best. Some people like to keep their journal using words alone, either in prose or in poetry or in note form. Others like to incorporate something visual, .either collected from other sources or to create their own. Some like their journal to be organised, others prefer randomness. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to explore these and many other aspects of keeping a journal.
As journaling is about reflecting on our experience and what God is doing for us, the day will encourage those who come to create and keep a journal “for real” during the time we are together. We will therefore have time for personal reflection. It is out of these short times of quiet with God that we will work on our journal using lots of different techniques and ways so that we can keep the journal going back home if we wish.

What will happen during the day?   

The two morning sessions will look at:

  • Why keep a spiritual journal?
  • Journalling – where we are now on our faith journey and where we have come from.  

In the afternoon the two sessions will concentrate on:

  • Journalling our relationship with the Lord today.
  • Journalling what God asks us to become and do.

You will not be asked to show or share anything you do during the day with anyone else.

Who can come?  

Anyone! No previous journaling experience is necessary. All that is needed is a willingness to be open and to explore how our creativity can be a vehicle through which God can speak to us and we can listen to God.What should I bring with me?  
Everything you will need will be provided but if you have favourite pictures, photos, poems or prayers that mean something special to you bring them along, You may or may not use them.

Who will lead it?

Christine Dodd

Christine is a trained spiritual director and experienced retreat giver and the author of several books on spirituality and scripture.
For many years Christine was Director for Adult Formation in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam, which is centred on Sheffield. Her work involved her in helping adults discover more about their faith and spirituality within parishes, the diocese and nationally.

How do I book?

Please see Contact Us to get in touch to book your place.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

 

Dec
1
Fri
First Friday – December – speaker Lynda
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our First Friday Night Fellowship Meeting for December – the speaker will be Lynda from community.

The Saturday morning following will be an Advent retreat day – Contact Us to book in to stay over night.

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Diary for Friday night speakers on other dates

Dec
2
Sat
Advent Retreat Day
Dec 2 all-day

Join us for an Advent Retreat day – time to reflect and pray, making room for the Lord in our lives.

Details TBC

Men’s Breakfast
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am

We welcome men to join us for a men’s breakfast followed by praise and worship, praying for each other and intercession as the Lord leads us.  

For more see Men’s Days

Jan
27
Sat
Winter Season – Quiet Day
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him. 

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days this year, see Seasons – Quiet Days

Apr
21
Sat
Spring Season – Quiet Day
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him.

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days this year, see Seasons – Quiet Days

Jul
14
Sat
Summer Season – Quiet Day
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

 

Stop awhile in whichever season you find yourself to spend time with God, to be encouraged, refreshed, and strengthened to continue on your journey with Him. 

The day will be from 10am – 4pm, and the suggested contribution is £25 per person, which will include refreshments and lunch.

For booking details please contact Lynda by email or phone – see Contact Us

For other “Seasons” Quiet Days this year, see Seasons – Quiet Days