We are delighted to announce that Rosalee Velloso Ewell has been appointed the new principal of Redcliffe College in Gloucester. She brings a wealth of multicultural experience and theological expertise to this role. Her husband Sam Ewell was ordained as an FCC minister in 2016. They are part of a new missional community in Birmingham called Companions for Hope which includes Timothy C Aho and Tammy LeRud Aho.
Here is the link for further information:
A great missional opportunity to connect with dads:
Who Let The Dads Out? is a growing movement that resources churches to reach out to dads, father figures and their children. We believe that to ‘turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers’ (Malachi 4:6, NIV 1984) is a powerful way ‘to make ready a people prepared for the Lord’ (Luke 1:17).
We want to see churches creating spaces where dads, father figures and their children can have fun together, and is founded on the Christian principle of wanting to demonstrate God’s love to communities.
As FCC is a foundational partner with Christian Aid, I invite you to consider how your church or ministry might engage in this fund raising initiative to take a few more steps in overcoming poverty and demonstrating God’s goodness.
We offer our prayers for those who have been affected by yesterday’s events in London, remembering their loss and praying for God’s healing and comfort. We give thanks to God for the quick response of our police and other services.
Premier and SPCK invite you to London Bible Week where you can hear from some of London and the world’s best Bible teachers and experience the Bible brought to life as never before.
The Bible is a storehouse containing enough wisdom, knowledge, prophecy and truth to transform our lives and our nation and our outstanding line up of speakers will help unpack God’s Word in a series of events across 6 days in Central London.
The theme for London Bible Week 2017 is ‘meeting Jesus in God’s word’. Our weekday sessions look at different aspects of Jesus’ life and what we can learn from them. The Saturday whole day conference explores the idea of ‘Living like Jesus’ and will speak into how we live our lives in the light of Jesus’ commands. All of the sessions will incorporate times of worship.
Some of the speakers include: Tom Wright, Elaine Storkey, Rowan Williams, and Krish Kandiah.
Here are the details: www.londonbibleweek.com
For those who value preaching, each year there is a festival of preaching held in Oxford. Here is the link for the festival this Autumn. This is less Pentecostal or Free Church and more liturgical but still a good event. Here is the link:
The Bible Society have some very good resources that could enhance your own Easter services.
Here are some good and helpful short reflections for Lent from Premier Radio
Are you considering the calling of God on your life? Do you sense a nudging of the Holy Spirit towards Christian leadership?
The details of this year’s discernment and training course for those exploring ordination and/or recognition as a minister with the Fellowship of Churches of Christ can be found in the attached file.
Missional leadership is so vitally important in seeking to work and serve God in the 21st century. Your involvement in this process will help to enable your continuing involvement in ministry, and especially assist you in understanding and engaging with the FCC network as well as the wider Christian community.
Please contact the FCC office for further details.
The week of prayer for Christian Unity (18th -25th January) is a yearly time to join with other Christians from other traditions and networks to pray together for Jesus’ desire of unity for the sake of God’s mission.
There are free resources for your church to use during this important week. You can find them here: https://ctbi.org.uk/resources-for-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2017/