OneBodyOneFaith (formerly Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement)
AGM & Service of Thanksgiving & Commitment
Saturday 27th May 11am-4pm, Royal Foundation of St Katherine, Butcher Row, Limehouse, London E14 8DS.
At this meeting, members will be asked to on a resolution to change LGCM's name to OneBodyOneFaith and to amend their Statement of Conviction to include gender identity. The AGM will be followed by lunch, and an afternoon service at St Botolph's Aldgate where the preacher will be Rt Rev Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool.
Anyone can attend the AGM, lunch and/or service, and those who are paid up members of LGCM by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 May will be eligible to vote; voting papers will be sent out that day, and there will be an opportunity to vote by post/email. You can join here.
Ecology, Science & Spirituality - Friends or Enemies?
Building on the legacy of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Alister Hardy
Joint conference of Alister Hardy Trust & British Teilhard Association.
Saturday 3rd June 2017 10.30am – 4.00pm
with Professor Ursula King & Professor Keith Ward
at Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill Gate, London W8 4RT
Helping children grow close to God
Are you looking for ways to help children in your church community to grow close to God?
Godly Play can help you see and do things differently.
Godly Play is an approach based on Montessori principles, responding to the child’s request to ‘help me do it by myself.’ This puts the teacher in the role of spiritual supporter or guide who fully accepts that each child has his or her own relationship with God already. The teaching takes place in different ways at the same time: it is multi-modal and multi-sensory.
In most religious education children are told who God is. In Godly Play children discover who God is.
A Godly Play training opportunity: Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th June 28th 2017
9.00 am – 8.30 pm first two days and 9.00 – 5.00 on day three.
Trainers: Diana Williams and Sue North-Coombes.
Cost: £410 residential, £340 non-residential (includes 3 lunches, 2 evening meals and morning/afternoon refreshments).
Spirituality, Health & Well-being
An Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC) conference
16th July 2017 10am - 4:30pm
with Professor Bettina Schmidt, Dr Wendy Dossett, Dr Jeff Leonardi, Dr Lymarie Rodriquez, Patricia Souza & Dr Thomas Jansen7
at Old Hall, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Sexual Offences Act 50th Anniversary Service & Reception
Saturday 29th July 2017 10:30am
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JH
An ecumenical service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom had attained the age of 21.
Modern Church is supporting this event. The service will be followed by a reception. So - save the date and plan to attend!
For further information please visit the St Martin In The Fields website.