Thursday 30th March

Notice Board




YORK COURSES

York Expression


AFSAH'S STORY

From the Evangelical Alliance South Asian Forum National Co-ordinator
Please find below a link to a short video interview with Afsah on his extraordinary story of coming to faith from a Muslim background. https://greatcommission.co.uk/afsar-story

On the https://greatcommission.co.uk website you will also find other interviews of people coming to faith along with articles and information on resources that can help you in terms of sensitively sharing your faith.


MESOTHELIOMA

A recent message via the HEBA website reminds us of the benefits of prayer for those living with serious health issues. Our correspondent pointed out an article here.

www.mesothelioma.uk.com is our UK-based resource for those suffering from mesothelioma.


MASTERS LEVEL COURSE AT BIRMINGHAM IMC

Urban Expression

You may know that Urban Life / Bristol Baptist College are running a masters level course at IMC in Birmingham over 4 days in April and May.

They have about 5 places left for this course, which would be ideal for people who have done Crucible, further professional development (doesn't need to be a minister – could be youth worker, social worker …) or for someone who is thinking of doing further study in the area of mission and wants to do a bit of a taster. This is a masters level so will be fairly advanced.

Interested? More info is available here.


Understanding Judaism – a lecture at the Progressive Synagogue in Birmingham

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. Speakers will be Rabbi Margaret Jacobi and Mr Brian Cooper and there will be a small charge to cover costs.

Please book through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This event has been arranged by the Birmingham Council of Faiths.


Westminster Theological Centre West Midlands Hub open day, 28 March at 6.30 pm

The West Midlands Hub is a growing access point for Christians wanting to go deeper in their walk with the Lord, and be equipped for His calling on their life.
The Open Hub Night is a great way for prospective students to discover how the best in academic scholarship is accessible in a worshipping and learning community.

Venue: 8-10 Duke Street, Wellington, Shropshire, TF1 1BJ

Free tickets can be booked here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-openhub-tickets-31534010073?aff=es2


Shirley Baptist Church have a number of Homegroup study materials to give away

40 copies of 'Cover to Cover – Nehemiah' (CWR publications 2005)

10 copies of 'Just 10 Study Guide' (Philo Trust 2009)

3 DVD's of 'Living Distinctively' (Spring Harvest/Glimpse 2010)

They say: "We have used all of these with great benefit but they are now surplus to requirements and we are happy to see them find a new home. Probably best to direct any enquiries to the church office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0121 733 8089)".


Free products and plants from Homebase

Homebase are having a large Exhibition at the NEC on 14 and 15 March 2017 and at the end of the event will have some plants, garden furniture and barbeques that they are looking to donate to local charities or community groups.
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Harry Payne Fund (The) – Deadline: Rolling

The Heart of England Community Foundation is now accepting applications for The Harry Payne Fund. This fund provides grants of between £250 and £1000 to support causes in Birmingham and within a 25 mile radius of the city centre, including the Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, and parts of Worcestershire and Staffordshire. Registered charities and CIOs with an income of less than £500,000 who support the disadvantaged are welcome to apply and funding is available for specific projects and general running costs. This program has a rolling deadline with funding decisions being made four times a year.
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Learning to Live on Earth as our Common Home: Teilhard de Chardin and ecological living as spiritual life

A Green Christian Gathering June 9-11 2017 at Ringsfield Hall, Suffolk

You are invited to a Green Christian weekend of companionship, stimulating talks, discussion, prayer and good food at Ringsfield EcoActivity Centre, Beccles, Suffolk. Paul Maiteny, an ecologist, anthropologist and transpersonal psychotherapist from The British Teilhard Association will lead the weekend with Chris Walton, Green Christian Chaplain.


Through The Roof Free Resource

This new resource is to help churches address the issues that disabled people have raised about their experience of church. More information about the resource and how to access it is available on this flyer: www.throughtheroof.org/allofus


INSPIRING CALM: RESOURCES FOR REFRESHMENT

These spoken-word CDs by John Mansfield are particularly helpful for people going through stressful times, (especially true of Inspiring Calm: Scriptures & Reflections CD) and the partially sighted who struggle to read their Bible but appreciate listening to the Scriptures. The Words of Jesus CD can be used as a Evangelism resource to give to friends or family so they can hear the words of Jesus in this non-threatening way. Samples of the CDs can be found on the website http://www.inspiringcalm.com/


THE GOOD NEWS IN BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE

The BSL Bible Translation Project has been set up to translate the whole Christian Bible into British Sign Language.

Teams of bilingual Deaf and hearing people, alongside Bible experts, have begun to translate parts of the Bible and the first few chapters of the Gospel of Mark is now available on DVD for only £3.00 plus £1.00 for postage and packing. To obtain your copy of the DVD, please send your cheque (payable to 'The BSL Bible Translation Project') to the project address: Flat 1, Thorne House, Wilmslow Rd, Manchester, M14 6DW.

This Project will take many years to complete, but already has the support of Deaf people, major Christian organisations and academics. For further information or offer support, go to the website: www.bslbible.org.uk


GETAWAY GUIDE

This annual guide is designed for full-time Christian workers, and contains over 30 properties in the UK, France and Spain. Good value holidays and some extra reductions are given when booking through the Guide. Most are self-catering, but some offer bed and breakfast.

A download or paper copy of the Guide can be ordered from our website http://christian-leadership.org/shop

Order your copy from Claybury International, The Pixmore Centre, Pixmore Avenue, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire SG6 1JG. Please enclose a cheque for £5.00 (inclusive of postage & packing), and make cheques payable to 'The Claybury Trust'.


Acacia Family Support

Acacia Family Support is a Christian faith based organisation which is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Established in 2004, it operates across Birmingham. Acacia's mission is to:

"Improve the lives of mothers and families affected by pre and postnatal depression (PND)."

Acacia-background.pdf for more information.