Learning Opportunities: Spring 2018
Mission Shaped Introduction
Our world and our lives change at an ever faster pace. How does the Church respond to this change? Are new ways of being Church possible? What might they look like?
MSI helps us to reconnect with the communities we are called to serve, taking us on a creative and reflective journey to re-imagine the forms of Church that are needed for the 21st century.
The 6-session course will be running in Mission Communities through 2018, including:
Criffel View: January – February
Kendal South: January – February
Furness: January – February
Barrow: January – February
Kendal North: January – March
East of Eden: February – March
Workington: February – April (tbc.)
Allithwaite, Cartmel Peninsula: February – April (tbc.)
Carlisle: April – May
More dates and locations to be confirmed. For details in your area contact your local Mission Community leader or e-mail: email@example.com.
Introduction to the New Testament
This module is taught over seven two-hour evening tutorials and one day school, and is part of our validated training programme for ordinands and readers. It is also open to anyone who is interested in developing their biblical knowledge and is willing to commit to the time involved. Led by Dr Karl Möller.
Tuesdays, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (various dates, January – March. Pease ask for details.) and Saturday 3rd February, 9.30am – 4.00pm. All tutorials held at Rydal Hall.
Costs: £135.00 for the full module.
For further information about the content and any other enquiries, please contact James Bober (01768 807765; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tragedy and Congregations
The aim of Tragedy and Congregations is to resource churches to respond in a healthy way to the impact of tragedies, local and global, through training in good practice, careful reflection, and personal resilience.
Led by Dr Christopher Southgate, Revd Hilary Ison,
Revd Canon Dr Carla Grosch-Miller and Dr Megan Warner
Saturday 13th January 2018, 9.00am – 4.00pm, Rydal Hall, £28.00
For further information, see https://tragedyandcongregations.org.uk
or contact James Bober (01768 807765; email@example.com)
Hidden Wounds in our Midst
Facing the challenges of domestic abuse from a faith perspective, through preaching, worship, prayer, listening and learning. Calling us to repentance, and enabling restoration and healing. A resource for all, lay or ordained, in our Churches and Mission Communities. Internationally renowned practical theologians Elaine Storkey and Kathy Galloway will be keynote speakers at the event.
Workshops include: Responses from theology and scripture: Esther 1:1-2:6; Responses from theology and scripture: Ephesians 5:21-33; Responding prophetically in our preaching ministry; Responding pastorally; Responses informed by sociological perspectives; Responding in and from our faith communities; Responding in worship.
Saturday 20th January, 9.30am – 4.00pm, St Thomas’s Church, Kendal
£20.00 (or ask for reduction)
Social Media Training
This day will cover the basics: What social media platforms should churches have? What content should churches be sharing? How can churches with limited resources create quality content? Should we be looking at analytics and paying to promote posts? The dos and don’ts of writing for the web. The content your website must include – and what you could delete.
Delivered by the Church of England’s National Communications team.
Saturday 27th January, 10.00am – 4.00pm, St Aidan’s Church Hall, Carlisle
Free to attend but places are strictly limited!
Maximum one participant per Mission Community, please.
Explore your Calling in the Kingdom of God
Featuring: ‘What’s Vocation All About?’; What’s my Line? – interviews with people who serve in many different ways; Worship and Drama; The Vocation Advisory Service – how does it work?; and time to talk, ask questions, view information.
We’ll conclude by exploring possibilities more personally over lunch.
Tea, coffee, juice will be available; please bring lunch.
Led by Revd Canon Ruth Crossley, Revd Elaine Bates and Maureen Stevens.
Saturday 3rd February, 9.45am – 1.00pm,
St Mary’s Parish Centre, Dalton-in-Furness. Free to attend.
Bookings: 01229 822149 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or you will be very welcome to simply arrive on the day.
Nourishing The Soul
(Cumbria Ecumenical Spirituality Group)
Discover more about your Christian spiritual heritage; learn and experience
different ways of praying; meet others on a similar journey; find new resources
to feed and enrich your soul.
A one-year programme over nine one-day sessions, from Saturday 3rd February
£20.00 per session, Hawkshead Hill Chapel, Ambleside
For bookings and more information contact CESG secretary Anna Walker: email@example.com
Developing Quality Relationships
A 2-hour workshop for anyone with any kind of pastoral role, or considering one.
Enabling all members of church to explore the development of quality relationships from a Christian perspective.
The workshop will be led by Teresa Onions, Pastoral Care UK.
Tuesday 27th February, 7.15pm – 9.30pm, St George’s Church, Kendal, £3.00
Revisiting Theological Reflection
Led by Prof. Pete Ward, Professorial Fellow in Ecclesiology and Ethnography, Durham University. This teaching day will be based on Pete’s most recent publication: ‘Introduction to Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry and the Life of the Church.’
Saturday 3rd March, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Rydal Hall, £28.00
Bookings and more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking Ahead: Dates for your Diaries
Saturday 21st April: ‘Grief, Loss and Care of the Bereaved’
Enabling reflection on how we can offer support and care
to those affected by grief.
St Mary’s Church, Harrington
Bookings and information: email@example.com
May – June 2018: ‘Calling’ Roadshows
Exploring your Christian vocation
Venues around Cumbria
Tuesday 10th July : ‘Taking Funerals Seriously’
Wednesday 11th July: ‘Baptism Matters’
Led by Revd Dr Sandra Miller (Archbishops’ Council).
How can we engage better with those who join us for the pastoral offices?
Venue & booking details tbc.
Saturday 15th September: Whole Life Worship Conference
with Sam & Sara Hargreaves
(Engage Worship / London Institute of Contemporary Christianity)
Church House 19-24 Friargate Penrith Cumbria CA11 7XR
Charity registration #1105055
01768 807765 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaplaincy to the Tourist Industry
What is it? What are we aiming to do?
The Tourism Chaplaincy Project is about organising small teams of people to reach out to, and get alongside people involved in the tourist industry.
A chaplain is a person who is: “among people, with people, for people, providing a caring listening ear”.
A chaplain is a person who gets alongside others, in their daily life, workplace, or in our case, also places of rest and relaxation, listening to the stories people want to share – about their work, their families, their life, maybe their worries, and even sometimes about God.
It’s about being present, being available, being where we are invited, not imposing our ideas on others in any way, just showing love and care towards all.
The project aims to develop this type of ‘listening presence’ for those who work in the tourist industry.
We are looking at how we might reach beyond the walls of our church buildings, to engage in new, exciting but relevant ways with those who work in and visit this beautiful, but challenging, part of the world.
As part of this project, you are invited to following event:-
Chaplaincy Project Exploration Forum’ On Thursday 25th January
3:00 p.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m.
At Ambleside Parish Centre where we will share a little more about the project, and listen to how YOU think this project might work, and how we can develop it.
This meeting is for you if you:
- work in any way in a hotel, restaurant, or other tourist outlet
- are connected to any church of any denomination, and are interested in this project
- are a B&B or hotel (of any size) manager or owner
- connected to the hospitality and tourism industry in any other way
- are just interested in what we are hoping to do
- might even consider volunteering as a member of a chaplaincy team
If you can’t make it, but would like to know more, then please contact me, Maggie Patchett, email@example.com tel: 015394 42971, or via Ambleside or Windermere Methodist Church.
On Sunday the 7th of January, The Venerable Vernon Ross will be officiating at the Licensing Service of The Revd Brian Streeter as Priest in Charge of the Benefice of Coniston and Torver.
This will be the only service of the day on Sunday the 7th at Brian’s other local churches. We look forward to meeting together at the 2:30 p.m. service at St. Andrew’s Church in Coniston.
Everyone is welcome to attend the service to meet Brian and Anne and for the refreshments afterwards.
MAKING GOD’S LOVE VISIBLE
IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
Come to hear this heart warming and remarkable story at THE MARCHESI CENTRE, Holly Road, WINDERMERE LA23 2AF at 7:30 Thursday 19 October and join in our special fellowship, around tea and coffee as we celebrate the Lord’s purposes being worked out in the world.
This month, Filling Station welcomes KAREN NEEDHAM – Regional Development Manager for SAT-7, a unique television station, broadcasting in Arabic, Turkish and Farsi to 500 million people in the Middle East and North Africa. Former church leader and solicitor – previously involved at St Thomas’ in Kendal – Karen trains and equips UK speakers and ambassadors, and herself speaks across the country.
SAT-7 is a Christian service, based in the Middle East, created by the Middle Eastern Council of Churches, bringing together all the denominations in the region, who must agree on the programming. More than one hundred ME Christians manage operations in Egypt, the Lebanon and Turkey. Eighty percent of programmes are made locally. The service is free – and watched by 21 million viewers.
An estimated 13 million children are without schools in this vast region, and poverty, child marriage and radicalisation are the norm. So SAT-7 has set up an Academy channel – launched last month ! This will be their school on the air !
“IT’S TRULY OUR CHURCH – FOR THE TIME BEING” says a secret believer.
Wednesday, 11 October, 7:15 p.m., The Coniston Methodist Chapel
Come and hear what’s happening around the UK to engage with today’s youth
It’s free but please register at northwest95tour.eventbrite.co.uk
The sun is shining, Coniston Water is sparkling and there’s a way to find your way once you’ve arrived:
Services for St. Andrew’s and St. Luke’s, May 2017
7th 9.00am Bikers Breakfast in school room, Torver
11.00am 1662 Holy Communion, Coniston
10th 12 pm Prayer and Praise, Coniston
14th 9.00am 1662 Holy Communion, Torver
11.00am Worship for All, Coniston
21st 9.00am Service of the Word, Torver
11.00am Holy Communion, Coniston
28th 11.00am Morning Prayer, Coniston
6.00pm New Café Church in the Institute, Coniston
Service Times of other Denominations
The morning service is at 11.00am and a warm welcome awaits you.
Church services are recorded on a CD and we would be happy to give
you a recording of the services on CD or MP3(free of charge) to anyone
in the village. For further information contact Joyce Holland on 41594.
Coniston Christian Fellowship
You are welcome to join us for our All Age meetings every Sunday at
10.30am in the Primary School, with the exception of the 4th Sunday of
each month when we will join the other churches at Café Church in the
Institute at 6pm. www.conistonchristianfellowship.co.uk
St Francis of Assisi Church of the Sacred Heart Coniston
Mass on Saturdays 6.00pm – Coniston Catholic Church.
Further information from Father Robert T. Halshaw on 01229779673
Two events are planned by New Wine for early 2017:
- Women at the Well, Saturday 28 January, 2017, 10 to 4 p.m. St. Mary’s Church Allithwaite.
A Time of worship, teaching and ministry for women.
Bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Landmark, 29 April to 1 May’17 Ripley ST Thomas CE Academy Lancaster.
An opportunity to experience God in worship, prayer and praise through teaching and ministry. There will be two adult venues, with a wide range of seminars, with youth and children’s groups throughout the weekend.
Calling all Coniston and Torver parishioners. You are invited to Brockwood Hall.
Date: Friday, 6 January
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A day to dream together in harmony
Please contact Peter (details on mobile web-site) if you are planning to attend.
It’s September and everything seems to be starting up again. Back to school, leaves turning on trees, and a harvest on the brambles. Here are a few ways, outside of the normal services, to explore your faith in Coniston and Torver:
Sunday, 4 September, 9 a.m., Biker’s Breakfast at St. Luke’s Torver. A song, a reading, a word for the day, a prayer, then breakfast. Time for spirituality, food and good conversation. Goes on until 11:30.
Wednesday, 14 September, 11-3 p.m. Open Prayer Space St. Andrew’s Coniston. Candles and music and prayer for all. Enjoy the space and time to just be with God.
Wednesday, 21 and 28 September, 12 p.m.. Prayer & Praise, St. Andrew’s Coniston. A 30 minute service of time out to refresh. Meditation, music and worship. A time to just listen to God.
Sunday, 25 September, 11 a.m., Harvest Sunday, Methodist Chapel. A joint service with St. Andrew’s. All welcome to the service and lunch to follow!
Sunday, 25 September, 6 p.m., Harvest and Sing & Share, St. Luke’s Torver. A celebration in the newly refurbished Torver Village Hall!