40 Acts is the Lent resource from Stewardship which encourages churches and individual participants to not only reflect on spirituality during the 40 days of Lent but to engage in 40 acts of generosity, love, compassion and justice.
Here is the link: https://40acts.org.uk
Bible Society have also produced some very good and useful Lent resources by the well known author and speaker Krish Kandiah. Their six-week focus is on what the Bible says about loneliness. You can engage through weekly radio broadcasts, podcasts and small group materials.
Here is the link: https://www.biblesociety.org.uk/get-involved/lent-2019/
A part time external prison chaplaincy (5 hours per week) has just been advertised at HMP Sudbury in the East Midlands.
If you are uncertain about whether you can apply, please contact the FCC office for appropriate qualifications.
Details can be found here:
The date has been set for this year’s FCC Connect Conference – please put it in your church diary now:
FCC Annual Connect Conference: Called to Create
Saturday, 17 November 2018, registration from 09.30, conference 10.00am-4.30pm
South Aston United Reformed Church, Upper Sutton Street, Birmingham B6 5BN.
Our theme is Called to Create – this is about God as creator calling us as his new creation to be co-creators with him of his kingdom. This should be evidenced in three areas of influence which our workshops will consider: family, church, and community. This allows for and encourages mission in the arts and creative spaces in our local contexts, but it is much larger as it relates to the call of creatively engaging missionally in these three areas.
Keynote speaker: Carol Kingston-Smith
author, lecturer, former missionary, social activist:
see her biography here: https://www.faith2share.net/trustees
There will be a resources exhibition. Entrance is free. An offering will be taken on the day.
Booking is essential for catering purposes Please book here.
FCC have now signed up for ‘give as you live’, which means you can support the work of FCC whilst shopping on line, if you log in via www.everyclick.com and select Fellowship of Churches of Christ as your benefitting charity.
World Communion Sunday takes place on the first Sunday in October each year. This rich ecumenical expression of unity focuses on what binds all Christians rather than what divides.
This year, on the 7th October, why not encourage your church or ministry to join in this visible expression of unity?
This video demonstrates how Christians across the planet express this yearly event.
Scripture Union have recently released their report on working with the 95% of children who are not engaged with church. This is an important resource to help us in today’s mission.
Here is the link:
The latest FCC Newsletter has been distributed by e-mail and posted on the Newsletter page of our website.
This edition focuses particularly on our recent Create Conference, as well as reports on other recent events and advance information for future activities.
Please share it with your church/ministry.
Please note that in compliance with the GDPR regulations, the Newsletter is now only sent to those whose have given their specific consent for us to do so.
ForMission College are hiring two new posts for their London Campus. One is a campus leader and the other is a campus tutor. These are part-time posts and compliment each other. Details for each of the posts can be found in the attached files.
Campus Leader – London v1
Campus Leader – London v2
Campus Tutor – London v1
Campus Tutor – London v2
For anyone who has ever gone through the trauma of loosing a baby or child, a special service of saying goodbye will be held next Saturday 21st July at 1100 in Tewkesbury Abbey.
This important ministry is lead by the amazing Zoe Clark-Coates of the Mariposa Trust.
and the Mariposa Trust.
The Government have just re-opened their fund for protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that are vulnerable to hate crime. Bids can be submitted until 10 August 2018. Places of worship can submit bids for projects costing up to £70,000 for protective security measures and will be required to contribute at least 20 percent of the total cost of the project. The Home Office will award funding on a discretionary basis up to a maximum of £56,000 per place of worship.
To meet the criteria for consideration for funding, your application will need to demonstrate that your place of worship is vulnerable to hate crime or has been subjected to an attack within the last 2 years and which was motivated by hostility or prejudice based on religion or belief.
For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/places-of-worship-security-funding-scheme