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Monday 4th October 202112:00pm - 3:30pmCommunity of Evangelists Gathering

Community of Evangelists

 

Mark McIntyre: ‘The Word on the Streets – Evangelism and Urban Estates’

and

Jeff Guest: ‘Chaplaincy as Mission’

 

Monday 4th October 2021

12.00 – 3.30 pm

St Mary Magdalene's Church

Beaconview Road, Charlemont Farm, West Bromwich, B71 3PJ

 (https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/4605/find-us/)

 

 

To book your place contact Warden, Lynne Mills, at  lynne@fpe-network.org

If you are not a member of the Community of Evangelists, then you can come to one of our gatherings to ‘try us out’ but after that you need to join if you wish to come again.

 

Speaker Information: Mark McIntyre

Hello everyone. I am Fr Mark McIntyre. I have been vicar of St Gabriel’s Church Walsall for just over ten years and Rural Dean now for just over a year. Prior to moving to Walsall, I was parish priest in Rickerscote, and town centre missioner in Stafford. Prior to that I was Team Vicar at St Andrew’s Porthill in North Staffordshire. I began my ministry as a curate at St James’ Wednesbury.

My passion for evangelism comes out of a real desire to enable and equip the Church Communities of our estates to be effective in sharing the Good News of Jesus. It is a desire for us to have a passionate love for the poor, imitating Jesus the Good Shepherd. Within the Diocese I am exploring what it means to be the lead contact with the National Estates Evangelism Taskforce and how we can develop the work and support of the National Estates Churches Network.

 

Jeff Guest: Full Time Workplace Missioner & Industrial Chaplain (West Bromwich)

As a Missioner I aim to work with local businesses and, as a result obtain their agreement to have a workplace chaplain visit their business as an independent support for company personnel.  This is from the least to the greatest of those involved, including proprietors and directors.  I have a ‘policy’ document postcard I leave with them to be displayed in the business together with my contact details should anyone need to speak with me.

As a Chaplain I usually visit fortnightly and wander around the business after passing through any Health & Safety training following my introduction to members of staff.

I visit workplaces for Chaplaincy ministry; here I am a confidential listener; work with people involved in economic development; aim to help churches to engage with local business; advise businesses on linking with local churches. Identify, recruit, train, develop & support volunteer chaplains.

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th October 20219:30amBishop's Staff Meeting
2:00pm - 4:00pmAn Introduction to Becoming Trauma-Informed with TLG.

Becoming ‘trauma-informed’ and responsive is developing an awareness of attachment needs, gaining an understanding of toxic stress impact.

During these last few months of pandemic, lockdown and huge uncertainty, many of us will have experienced some measure of stress, grief, loss, bereavement and anxiety. Becoming ‘trauma-informed’ and responsive is about developing an awareness of attachment needs, and responding in a way that shows understanding of the impact of toxic stress. During this free 2 hour online taster session we will explore different attachment styles, how trauma effects healthy emotional development, and how best to respond to behaviours and emotions relating to this. This is great refresher to build on learning for those who attended ‘The Emotional Rollercoaster’ and a fantastic way to begin your journey on becoming trauma-informed. This training is hosted by Transforming Communities Together (TCT) and delivered by The Lighthouse Group (TLG). It is open to anybody who is interested in expanding their skill set and in journeying sensitively with other people, and will include some Christian content. Come and join this skilfully facilitated training session, to learn more about becoming trauma-informed, as we seek to care well for ourselves and more fully support those around us.

 

Friday 8th October 20217:30pm - 9:00pmGreenhouse Gathering - STOKE
Saturday 9th October 202110:00am - 4:00pmCommunity of Chaplains Gathering

Venue TBC

Tuesday 12th October 20217:00pm - 9:00pmAn Introduction to Becoming Trauma-Informed with TLG

During these last few months of pandemic, lockdown and huge uncertainty, many of us will have experienced some measure of stress, grief, loss, bereavement and anxiety. Becoming ‘trauma-informed’ and responsive is about developing an awareness of attachment needs, and responding in a way that shows understanding of the impact of toxic stress. During this free 2 hour online taster session we will explore different attachment styles, how trauma effects healthy emotional development, and how best to respond to behaviours and emotions relating to this. This is great refresher to build on learning for those who attended ‘The Emotional Rollercoaster’ and a fantastic way to begin your journey on becoming trauma-informed. This training is hosted by Transforming Communities Together (TCT) and delivered by The Lighthouse Group (TLG). It is open to anybody who is interested in expanding their skill set and in journeying sensitively with other people, and will include some Christian content. Come and join this skilfully facilitated training session, to learn more about becoming trauma-informed, as we seek to care well for ourselves and more fully support those around us.

Wednesday 13th October 20215:30pmBishop's Council
Thursday 14th October 20211:00pm - 2:00pmDementia Introduction: Dementia-Friendly Churches
  • Do you want to understand more about dementia?
  • Do you want to embark on becoming a more dementia-friendly church at the heart of a dementia-friendly community?
  • Are you keen to know more about our dementia-friendly churches network in the Diocese of Lichfield?

If so, this is the session for you!

We'll start by sharing a "Dementia Friends Information Session" , within the national social action movement. This is a great way to increase understanding of dementia and inspire action. And then we'll look together at the Diocese of Lichfield "Dementia-Friendly Churches" Network, which offers support and resources to churches which are taking next steps to become more dementia-friendly churches at the heart of dementia-friendly communities.

For more information, contact Sarah Thorpe, Dementia-Friendly Church Enabler, Diocese of Lichfield on sarah.thorpe@lichfield.anglican.org or 0798 224 8949

https://dementiafriendlychurch2021.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday 16th October 202110:00am - 3:00pmChurch Officers Training

Church Officer Training

The Archdeacons are planning a day of training by zoom to better equip you with the knowledge and skills required to be an effective Church Officer. The training will include presentations about Church buildings, finance, safeguarding alongside opportunities to ask questions.

Do make a date and come and join us!

Book a place by contacting Sally.churchill@lichfield.anglican.org

Monday 18th October 20217:00pmLearn British Sign Language

Learn Christian BSL signs at one of our workshops this Autumn. These workshops are a great opportunity for beginners to learn some simple BSL signs. Select whichever date works best for you to sign up for just £10:

The sessions will be online via zoom, and led by the diocese's deaf chaplain, Revd Susan Myatt and colleagues from Rising Brook church in Stafford.

Alternative sessions run on Monday 18 October, Monday 15 Nov and Monday 13 December.

Friday 22nd October 202112:00pmDiocesan Day of Prayer (22-23 October 12 noon to 12 noon)

The day will start on Friday 22nd October at 12 noon and finish 24 hours later.

Through the ‘Shaping for Mission’ initiative, deaneries are playing a central part in rethinking and reshaping our mission as a diocese. It, therefore, seems appropriate that deaneries should, once again, be central to our day of prayer. We will shortly be contacting rural deans and  lay chairs to ask you to prepare an hour’s session in which to pray for the fulfilment of our diocesan vision in your context.

We hope, in this way, to have a Deanery somewhere in the diocese praying for the whole 24 hours!

Specific groups such as diocesan departments, chaplaincies, schools, fresh expressions, the cathedral and our partners overseas are being invited to choose a 30 minute slot. We would also love to hear from all individuals, local groups and churches, pledging to pray alone, in physical or online groups. See here for more details

We receive your gifts, believe your promises and trust you for the future.
May we cease trying to fix the church and join with you in loving your world.
May we hear your call to fullness of life and share it with others. 
May we be shaped by the Good News of Jesus, the light of the world
And may we seek your kingdom as People of Hope. Amen.
 

 

 

 

Wednesday 27th October 20211:30pmDiocesan Advisory Committee
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