A few events coming up in the Autumn;
· All Together Now: bringing generations together – Tuesday 10 October 2017, 10am – 3pm
What is it: A one day, live streamed conference exploring what it means to be intergenerational church community. What is it? What does it look like? How could it happen in my setting? What difference could it make to my congregation? Is it all-age worship repackaged? This event will help you to think intentionally about a being a church of different generations. Reflecting on both theory and practice – see intergenerational ministry in action!
Speakers include: Eleanor Bird, Martyn Payne and Gareth Crispin
Place: Anywhere! Come as you are? Enjoy all the rewards of this one day live-streamed conference with friends and colleagues from the comfort of your own sofa or office. Or why not gather with those local to you, we know of the following venues hosting the conference;
o Truro Methodist Church. Bring a packed lunch. Coffees and teas provided.
o Littleham Village Hall, nr. Bideford, Devon. 9.30 for coffee. Bring a packed lunch. Coffees and teas provided. Contact: Sarah 01237 471441.
o Week St Mary Methodist Church. Bring a packed lunch. Coffees and teas provided. Contact: Jeremy [email protected]uk.
Who is it for? Anyone engaging with different generations in church services and events
· Wholeness: A conference focusing on children’s and young people’s mental health and well being – Saturday 28th October, 10:00 – 16:00, £12 (if booked before Sep 30, and £20 after this date), at The Rougemont Hotel,Exeter.
WHOLENESS… is an essential conference for all those that work with children and young people in the South West!
Many of us working with children or teenagers have picked up snippets of information from the media about the poor mental health and well being of young people but we probably lack any real knowledge of the subject. Many are now realising that well being and mental health issues will not go away and are negatively affecting more and more young people with whom we come into contact.
Our YCWSW 2017 Conference is an introduction to the whole topic; an exploration of the landscape of well-being, the pressures and factors that negatively affect well-being and mental health in children and young people, and how we as Christian workers and leaders can better understand the issues and build youth and children’s groups that promote positive well-being and emotional health.
· Plymouth & Exeter District Lay Workers Lunch
– Thursday 19th October
18 Velwell Road, Exeter
, EX4 4LE.
Please RSVP with any dietary requirements to Alison Ball at: [email protected]uk
· Cornwall District Lay Workers Gathering
– Wednesday 8th November
2017, times and venue TBC. The theme will be on mental health and wellbeing.
Please RSVP with any dietary requirements to Andrew Nicholson at: [email protected]resource24.net
· Introduction to Godly Play Training –
Saturday 25th November
2017, 10am – 3pm at Bude
Methodist Church, Levens Road, Bude EX23 8LA.
To book or for more information,
please contact Shelley Porter: [email protected]anglican.org
or 07761 798220 (places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment)
And some networks and resources:
Can I take this opportunity to remind you about The Well, which is the Methodist network for children, youth, schools and family workers,
including regular email updates (approx 3 per month). To sign up, please go to:http://www.methodist.org.uk/mission/children-and-youth
· And encourage you, if you run parenting courses to sign up to the National Parenting Initiative (NPI). The vision of the NPI is that any parent in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales will be able to enter their postcode and find a parenting course near them. It is free and provides not only a database of parenting courses, but also resources.
Please also find attached the Diocese of Exeter’s brochure of a gatherings and training.
And finally please feel free to pass this information onto anyone you think might be interested.
Sharon Rowe | Regional Learning and Development Officer
The Discipleship & Ministries Cluster | The Connexional Team
07791 425501 [Mobile]