Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 3 – The Holy Spirit and Empowerment

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

Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 2 – The Holy Spirit and Atonement

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

Autumn talks on the Holy Spirit – Week 1 – The Holy Spirit and Freedom

15th September: The Holy Spirit and Freedom

“If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed” John 8v.36

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

____________

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

Advent Retreat Day – “Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus”

“Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus”

Jesus promised us He will be coming again,but even He did not know the hour or the day.

We continue to wait, expectantly and in great hope, for His return.

The day will be a day of reflection and prayer,asking God to increase our longing, and showing us how to remain faithful in hope and love as we wait.

You are invited to join us from 10.00am to 4.00pm

To book a place, please contact us by phone or email.

Suggested donation of £20, including lunch and refreshments

First Friday – December – speaker Br Loarne Ferguson

Our First Friday Night Fellowship Meeting for December – the speaker will be Brother Loarne Ferguson.

Brother Loarne will be speaking on the theme “We continued our Journey”

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

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Br. Loarne was consecrated as a member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order 24 years ago. He is now 48 years old and lives at Greyfriars in Oxford with five other religious brothers. For the last 12 years he has helped to form small groups dedicated to prayer and mission, while also holding the posts of university chaplain and retreat director. Currently he spends much of his time nursing one of the elderly brothers and looking after the Friary.

Key Christian interests: Divine change management for individuals and communities, prophetic ministry, and contemplative life.

Key human interests: creativity & culture, arts & crafts, relationships, food & books.

 

Art Retreat – “Trees of Life”

 

We invite you to join the Art Retreat – “Trees of Life”. 

The retreat will be led by 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.

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

 

 

Creative Journaling Day

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.

 

May First Friday – Jane Holloway

The speaker for our First Friday Fellowship Meeting for May is Jane Holloway. 

Jane will speak on the theme “God on the Move – partnering with Him in prayer

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Calendar of Events for Friday night speakers on other dates

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Jane Holloway has been working to equip and encourage prayer across many denominations, organisations and churches for the past twenty five years. 

For the last 12 years she has been the National Prayer Director at the World Prayer Centre (Birmingham, UK) enabling her to travel and connect widely across the British Isles regarding prayer and mission.

She lives in West Oxfordshire, goes to a local Anglican church and loves to enjoy God’s creation, walking, gardening, playing tennis and hanging out with friends – when she is not working!

March First Friday – Dr Richard Harvey: “Messianic Jews Today”

The speaker for our First Friday Fellowship Meeting for March will be Dr Richard Harvey, speaking on the theme “Messianic Jews today”.

Richard is a Messianic Jew and well known speaker and author.  He has been involved in dialogue about reconciliation between the Roman Catholic Church and Messianic Jews. He spoke about this dialogue with Fr. Peter Hocken (just before Fr Peter passed away), giving a presentation in Rome at the Urbania University, on the 2nd of June 2017 as part of the official program of the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  (More information here: http://www.isidor.se/Portals/10/documents/eccrnews/EUCCRIL-305-Final-contribution-father-Peter-Hocken-1932-2017-webversion.pdf?ver=2017-09-27-110141-663)

The Saturday morning following will be a Men’s day at which Richard will also be speaking – Contact Us to book in to stay over night.

Join us as we seek the Lord together – All welcome

See the Calendar of Events for Friday night speakers on other dates

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Richard is a UK based-Jewish believer in Jesus (Yeshua) who has served with the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish people (CMJ) and as UK Director of Jews for Jesus. He became a believer in Jesus in 1974 from a Liberal Jewish background. His and his wife’s story are told in “But I’m Jewish!”

He taught Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at All Nations Christian College, UK, and was Academic Dean and Director of Postgraduate Studies. He is a past President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA). His PhD was supervised by Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok and is published as Mapping Messianic Jewish Theology: A Constructive  Approach (2009). He is now Senior Researcher with Jews for Jesus, and spends his time writing, teaching, training, mentoring and drinking coffee in UK, Israel and around the world. His most recent book “Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies” (Wipf and Stock, 2017) is a timely contribution to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

He is married to Monica, who is also a Jewish believer in Jesus, and has two children and three grandchildren. His website www.mmjt.eu and academia.edu page has many of his articles, presentations, power-points, etc.