Past Events

Praise & Fellowship Day on Saturday 30th September 2017

Held at  Henley-in-Arden School, Stratford Rd, Henley-in-Arden B95 6AF

Main theme:  Underneath His Wing, led by bro James Riley (Bournemouth, Winton)

Later on the afternoon we considered Showing Love;

1. Showing love to brothers and sisters

2. Showing love to all, including details of the plans of the Christadelphian Outreach Group

We're sorry, but due to a technical malfunction, we are unable to offer audio downloads of this day, as we had planned.

 

An Awareness Day jointly organised by CSSU and CSN

See here a link to the Documents available

Saturday November 26th 2016, God willing.

Update on Legislation on Protection of Children & the Vulnerable

Commencing 1.30 for 2.00pm, West Birmingham Ecclesia B32 2TL


Many of us will have heard of the Government’s Disclosure and Barring Service through the good work of the Christadelphian Sunday School Union, from Charity Commission requirements and from news reports. But what does it mean for Ecclesias and other Christadelphian organisations?
There are obligations introduced by legislation that Ecclesias, teachers, youth leaders and parents need to know about, including monitoring procedures and mandatory reporting.
The aim of this Day is to:
•    Consider awareness of good practice that can be adopted by Ecclesias, CYC Camps, Family Weekends and other organisations.
•    Explain the criteria being used to determine when statutory monitoring procedures will have to be implemented
•    Provide an opportunity to share experiences and have questions answered

Refreshments will be provided, so please book your place.

Poster

Awareness Day - Dementia

The Christadelphian Support Network and Christadelphian Care Homes got together on 25th Februrary 2017 to deliver an Awareness Day:

“Understanding and Caring for those living with Dementia”

Held at Solihull ecclesia's hall and lead Bro Dave Wilkins, Manager at Olivet.

Caring for those living with Dementia can present huge challenges to all those involved: to loved ones, family or brothers and sisters in the ecclesia.  Knowledge and insight are key to understanding, caring for and supporting those affected.

CCH and CSN held this interactive and challenging day for those wanting to find out what dementia is all about, or to build on existing knowledge.  We shared personal experiences, laughed and perhaps shed a tear as we went on a journey together through the day.

In dementia care it is important to think about the Person not the Dementia.  It’s all about Life, Love and Family. We focussed on how to promote independence and practically support and encourage our loved ones and each other, in the context of having a loving Father in Heaven.

Audio recordings of the day to download

Dave Wilkins' slide set from the day:  "Life, Love, Family"

Hilary Knight's slide set from the day "Towards a Dementia Friendly Church"

"Thinking Through Dementia" booklet, courtesy of Christadelphian Care Homes

Download the event poster here

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Shallowford Fellowship Weekend, May 2016

From 27th to 30th May 2016 at Shallowford House, Stone, Staffs.  http://www.shallowfordhouse.org/ 

Theme:  ‘Finding ourselves in the Psalms’      Leader:  bro Cedric Twelves  

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South-West Fellowship Weekend 2016

‘In the wilderness’ finding strength in times of testing'

Lead by Bro Stuart Walker

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd May 2016 at Abbey House, Glastonbury, BA6 8DH http://abbeyhouse.org/

This weekend provided an opportunity to refocus our lives through fellowship, relaxation & refreshment around the theme of: ‘In the wilderness; finding strength in times of testing'.  There was opportunity for discussion and quiet reflection in a setting of outstanding beauty.

View the event poster

Download a leaflet about fellowship weekends in the South-West

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“The Age of Loneliness”

Saturday 5th March 2016, at Ashby Ecclesial Hall

The day focussed on providing an environment that would support the self-help of those attending and included social time for mixing, a visit to Ashby Castle, facilitated discussion on the issues on loneliness, ending with a hot meal prior to departure.

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Beatin the Blues 2016

Saturday, 30th January, from 2.00pm – 6.00pm, at Leicester Westleigh hall

Long, dark, wet winters can be dreary for anyone, but especially those enduring difficult times in their lives, so following feedback on last year’s meeting,  Beatin' the Blues day was held again with the aim to lift the spirits with an informal afternoon of fellowship, praise, short thoughts & videos... and chocolate!  Our thanks to Ben, Adrian, Darren, April & Jeff for their support in leading the day and providing fantastic musical accompaniment.

View the event poster

 

Awareness Day: Relationships & Sexuality - Living With Our Humanity

Held on Saturday November 14 2015 at the Quinborne Community Centre, Birmingham

This day was organised because the CSN had become increasingly aware of the impact of our present culture of sex and sexuality on the lives of brothers and sisters and our young people. As part of our aims to encourage awareness of matters concerning our community we decided to arrange an Awareness Day on the subject of relationships and sexuality.

It is astonishing and challenging that something which God gave as an intimate and beautiful relationship should cause such problems and be subject to such misuse. We are part of the human race and so are part of the imperfection, misuse and misunderstanding of what God has given. We are influenced by how the world around us uses and addresses the sexual relationship. We judge others on what we see as imperfections to God’s ideal.

There is a God given desire in all of us for a relationship that will meet our needs for love, support and intimacy. How do we respond to others whose relationships fail or differ from our own expectations?

There are differences in all of us: some from birth, some from emotional injury in childhood or adolescence and some from our weakness and failures in our relationships.

What did God intend? How does our Heavenly Father manage difference, weakness or failure in His children?

The aims of the day were not to define or label these differences but recognise and acknowledge we are all imperfect in some way. We seek to understand how we manage imperfection in ourselves and how we react to and understand what appears to be imperfection in the behaviour of others

to consider what God intended for his creation and how does our Heavenly Father manage difference, weakness or failure in His children
to seek to recognise, understand, acknowledge and how to manage  the human condition in ourselves
to consider how we react to and understand difference and what appears to be imperfection in the behaviour of others

We invited everyone to complete an anonymous online survey, you can see the headline results here

View or download the event Poster

Presentation: Relationships and Sexuality Andrew Collinge. PowerPoint

 

Praise & Fellowship Day 2015

3rd Annual Praise & Fellowship Day was held Saturday 3rd Oct 2015 at Arden Academy, Knowle.

The theme of Faith and Doubt was introduced by bro Anthony Whitehorn (Maidenhead) and with contributions in the afternoon from the personal experience of a 4 of brothers & sisters.  

Praise was interspersed throughout the day and there was plenty of time for fellowship

View the event poster

Listen to Praise & Fellowship 2015 recordings

Morning session:  'Faith & Doubt' bro Anthony Whitehorn, followed by a CSN update

Afternoon session: Personal Testimonies on the theme of faith & doubt

 

Awareness Day - Caring for Others

Held on 7th March 2015 at Newbury Ecclesia's hall

The day will aimed to cover the subject of caring for others in terms of looking at it from different perspectives.  The relationship between the carer and the one being cared for can be very close and deep but that in itself can lead to stress and anxiety on both sides. During the day we shared experiences and feelings within this complex subject and considered how to support each other as we examined how we can be supportive to others in our ecclesias.

 

An afternoon of "Beatin' the Blues"

Date:                         Saturday, 31st January, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, God willing

Venue:                      Leicester Westleigh ecclesial hall, LE3 0HH

Long, dark, wet winters can be dreary for anyone, but especially those enduring difficult times in their lives.  Following feedback on last year’s meeting,  Beatin' the Blues again aimed to lift the spirits with an afternoon of fellowship, praise, short thoughts & videos... and chocolate!

We invited contributions of uplifting thoughts or videos to be given on the day.

2.00     Coffee & tea

2.30     1st session starts

3.30     Coffee, tea & sweet things

4.15     CSN presentation

4.30     2nd session

5.30-6.00    Final refreshments

“PRAISE & PONDERINGS” an informal afternoon of thoughts to give us a lift

Saturday 22nd November at Reinwood School, Huddersfield

As we get into winter, many of us look to something to give us a lift, so this event will aimed to give that lift through sharing together a mixture of fellowship, praise, and uplifting and stimulating short thoughts, poems and videos. 

There was also be a presentation on the work of the CSN.

Awareness Day - CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS - Worcester

Held Saturday 15th November 2014 at Worcester Christadelphian Hall

All our children need to be part of ecclesial life, both in giving and receiving and this is no less the case where children have additional needs.  To achieve this effectively, knowledge and understanding are required. 
The day aimed to aid understanding of how children with special needs and their families can be supported and included:
•    An overview of children with special needs
•    A talk on autism 
•    Personal testimonies 
•    A question and answer session
The day ended with a short devotional service

Poster

Report of the Day - with contact details

My Life, by Evan Smith - Rachel talks to Evan who has autism

 

Praise & Fellowship Day 2014

Our 2nd annual Praise & Fellowship day was held on 11th October 2014 at Arden School in Dorridge.

​The theme of the day was "Fellowship" with bro James Dean speaking in the morning on "Fellowship with God and with Jesus" and a session of personal thoughts from a variety of contributors in the afternoon.

Video: Fellowship with God and with Jesus

Video:  Fellowship with God and with Jesus

Video: Afternoon session with Viki Leng, Joe Warwick & Juliette Smith

Video: Afternoon session with Viki Leng, Joe Warwick & Juliette Smith

Tackling the Taboo - ANXIETY

Saturday 19th July 2014 at Solihull Ecclesial Hall

 In response to the survey "Tackling the Taboo" circulated online summer 2013, a committee of the same name has been formed with the aim of running events for young people (approx. ages 16-30) where the subjects identified in the survey as being of importance to young people can be carefully considered.

The first of these meetings considered the topic of anxiety and the impact on sufferers and those supporting them.

There were talks on both practical and spiritual elements, as well as a number of breakout sessions in the afternoon for group discussion or personal reflection.

This committee is supported by the Christadelphian Support Network which has first hand experience of this and other sensitive and relevant real-life issues.

Following this event the following downloads are available:


pdf iconPP Presentation

pdf iconSelf Help

pdf iconAre you anxiety aware?

 

 

Sister's Day 2017

Beatin' the Blues 2017

Beatin' the Blues 2017

Awareness Day, Safeguarding

Shallowford Fellowship Weekend Oct 2016