Is your church an eco-church? Claim your
award.., Celebrating the Queen's 90th with HOPE, Women's World Day of
Prayer, gearing up for Easter outreach...
Tomorrow is the Women's World Day of Prayer. We come
together to celebrate with the womrn of Cuba. The international committee
writes, "The Christian women from Cuba gave us an invitation to
learn from each generation their own gift, to put children at the centre
of God's kingdom, and to hear Jesus' call to be that child." Read more here.
It's just two days to go til the
Annual Forum of Churches Together in Kent. Hope your local area is
represented. There's still time... just! Book now!
An Easter video reflection.
The prayer is below. Great ecumenical prayer site here.
"Eco-church is a new joint project between
Christian Aid and the eco-charity A Rocha, the Methodist Church and
the Church of England. See if your church could qualify for an
Eco-Church award. Take the survey...
Many churches together groups have packed up their
homeless shelters for the winter. I was just wondering whether those
organizing winter shelters acoss the county are aware of each other
and would value meeting up. If you would, let me know and I'll put
you together. Email your County Ecumenical Officer here...
Churches Together in England have just accepted their
newest member: the UK World Evangelsim Trust. For a
full list of member churches of CTE, click here. This can be very helpful
to a Local Churches Together Group as they make decisions about who
to partner with locally,
New Pro-Forma Constitution for Local
In order for relationships to thrive between churches, for mission
and worship to be done together, it is sometimes helpful to have some
common understanding of commitments to one another and a framework
for our common life. Churches Together in England offers to local groups
of churches this all-new pro-forma constitution.
It is intended to be permissive, not restrictive. Let the County
Ecumenical Officer (Chris) know if you'd like any
advice in this area. Email or ring me on 07808 728670.
In conjunction with the Bridport Arts Society,
Churches Together in Bridport and District plan to display fourteen
'Stations of the Cross' at various locations throughout the town of
Bridport and West Bay in West Dorset this coming Holy Week and
Easter. There must be good things going on in Kent this Easter! Email me your stories of your
ecumenical Easter celebrations and I'll share them next month...
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of
the Protestant Reformation. The presidents of Churches Together in England have
released a joint statement as we reflect on how relationships have
changed in that time. Read it here.
Emerging from a cold tomb
All the truth, majesty and creativity of a living God
Transforming a broken heart
Making a quiet return, in a still and sorrowful garden
The grave stone rolled away, to release redemptive love
Jesus resurrected and restored
Comforts a weeping woman
Speaks with travellers on a journey
Meets with his faithful friends
And they bow down before Christ alive
And acknowledged that the saviour has arrived
That the word of God has come alive
And that the extraordinary transformation of heaven and earth