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
A Free Church chaplaincy at HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire in the East Midlands has just been advertised.
Full details can be found in the attached file.
Chaplain – Free Church, HMP Sudbury (External) — Free Churches Group
There is a job opportunity at ForMission HQ as Midlands Campus administrator.
The deadline for application is Monday 11th June 2018.
Details can be found in the attached file.
Birmingham Campus Administrator
This week an important conference on engaging in intercultural mission and the futures of intercultural leadership is being hosted by ForMission at Rowheath Pavilion.
I would like to encourage all of our FCC leaders to consider being part of this important conference on Discipleship taking place 25th-26th June at Bethel Church in Coventry.
To book your place please phone Lou Peet, Administrator on 07776454987 to get the Early Bird deal of £25 before 31st May,
After that it will be £45
To enable us to comply with the requirements of GDPR, the new legislation on Data Processing which comes into effect on Friday 25th May, we need all recipients of the FCC Newsletter and member church/ministry leaders to give their consent for us to be able to continue to communicate with them. Please complete the consent form here.
The national prayer initiative ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ invites all churches and Christians from across the UK to offer concentrated prayer during 10th – 20th May. FCC is happy to promote this initiative as we pray for our nation and encourage all of our networked churches to participate as they are able.
If your Church/Ministry employs staff, you need to be aware that the National Living Wage & the National Minimum Wage will both increase from 1/4/2018. See: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates for details.
If you provide a workplace pension, please note that the minimum contributions from both staff and employers will increase from 6/4/2018.
Birmingham City Mission have an opening for ministry. They are in need of a children’s worker. Here are the details:
Our Annual Delegates’ Conference/AGM which was originally scheduled for Sat 17th February 2018, will now be taking place at 7.30pm on Monday 26th March 2018, at the Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer as part of our Create Leaders’ Conference.