What is the opportunity where you are?
What is the Holy Spirit Leading us to?
Who are the people we need to be reaching out to?
We're delighted to welcome back New Housing Hub coordinator and Baptist minister Rev'd Ali Boulton to help us unpack these questions. She was called by God to move with her family to a new community twenty years ago and has been engaging with these issues ever since.
We'll also be joined by other new housing practitioners who will be sharing their journey.
A blog and a new song to encourage us
The church services over Easter are my favourite of the year.
But for me, the best thing about church this Easter weekend was deep conversations and prayers that I shared with three local people who are not part of any congregation. These each happened through community activities our church ran over the long weekend. It was good to worship with my fellow believers. But it was even better to connect with people beyond our congregation. Sharing the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection brought the hope of Easter alive more than anything else did.
A bit late now for Lent but this webinar is still well worth watching
Growing Good: Growth, Social Action and Discipleship, a recent report from CUF and Theos, demonstrated the close relationship between church growth, discipleship and social justice. As the Church of England focuses on social justice during Lent, this webinar explores how the theology and practice of social justice can be central to the life of the Church.
Chaired by Rt Revd Adrian Newman (CUF’s Bishop in Residence), speakers at the webinar include: -
Revd Prebendary Dr Isabelle Hamley, theological advisor to the House of Bishops, and author of Embracing Justice, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book 2022. -
Revd Canon Dr Anderson Jeremiah, lecturer in theology and politics at Lancaster University, and a CUF Trustee. -
Chris Forster from Transforming Plymouth will share how a theology of social justice informs and animates their work with churches and communities.