On Saturday 26th January at Ambleside Parish CentreBob Morley will be leading a Day of Gathering for the community, centering around our one-ness in the stillness and silence of meditation. We will look into our hearts for our direct experience of God as Love, with reflections from mystics past and present. We will also look at the notion of the existence, or not, of sin. The day will also include lectio divina and time for questions and discussion. Please download the poster here and display if you are able: http://2014.cmcwccm.fastmail.fm/index.html/Ambleside260119.pdf
Our Hyning retreat this year is Friday 29nd March – Sunday 31st March. It will be lead by Anthony Finnerty on the theme The Wayless Way of Meister Eckhart. The weekend will include a general introduction to some of the key themes of Eckhart’s mystical teaching and opportunity to explore the paradoxical silence he promotes. This will be a time for meditation woven in alongside presentations and discussion.
We’re very pleased to welcome Neil Douglas-Klotz to Ambleside Parish Centre Saturday 11th May for a day entitled Hidden Gospel: Meditations with the Aramaic Words of Jesus. Chanting and meditating with the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic language has become one of the most widespread methods of community-based, devotional contemplative prayer and ritual. Using Aramaic (either aloud or silently) offers one a direct connection—through vibration, sound and breath—to the spirituality of person who used the words, as well as to the indigenous Christianity of the Middle East
I’d like to draw your attention to Caring for Our Common Home, a day conference on Saturday, 2nd February organised by the Cumbria Theological Society. For more information, please follow this link https://caringforourcommonhome.org/
For Advent 2018 we are coming together to study using Tim Chester’s
2018 Advent Study Guide
Study begins at Julie and Kevin’s on Tuesday, 20 November.
The CTC committee members from various churches will be taking names of interested participants to order the book. Please speak to Hilary Thompson (Methodists), Magdalen Gee (Catholics) or Pamela Hull (Anglicans) so that we can order your copy.
A few choice morsels of activity to take us to the end of April. There is something for everyone here!
Sunday, 22 April 2018
11 a.m., Worship for All, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston. With plenty of sheep around Coniston, it won’t be hard to talk about the meaning of the Good Shepherd.
6 p.m., Cafe Church, Coniston Institute. Come along and hear from our Furness Network Youth Team about what’s happening in the area. Enjoy a hot supper too!
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
10 a.m., Concern, Coniston Methodist Church. A time to pray about area concerns.
Thursday, 26 April 2018
2 p.m., Mother’s Union, St. Andrew’s Church Coniston.Physician and christian Alex Stewart will share his faith in action from experiences in Pakistan.
Sunday, 29 April 2018
11 a.m., Worship for All, Coniston Primary School. It’s the 5th Sunday and that means we worship together (Christians Together) in Coniston. Join the Christian Fellowship, the Church of England and the Methodist Churches as we enjoy an inclusive time of sharing.
These events will take us through to glorious May. In Coniston we are blessed to have some of the most beautiful landscape in the world. This means we get to meet lots of wonderful people from around the world. All welcome!