Praise & Fellowship Day 2018
"JESUS FOR ALL GENERATIONS"
We explored what worship and service means to all generations and explore how everyone can work and worship together in our community. Introduced by bro Mike & sis Suzette Thompson (Solihull). With the support of Fishers Tale there was a great opportunity to lift our hearts and voices in praise to God.
There was also be an update on the work of the CSN
Request Mike & Suzette's slide set here
An Awareness Day jointly organised by CSSU and CSN
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.
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.
Email us to request either or both of the slide decks used on the day: Dave Wilkins' "Life, Love, Family" or Hilary Knight's "Towards a Dementia Friendly Church"
Recommended on the day was "Thinking Through Dementia" a booklet available from Christadelphian Care Homes https://www.cch-uk.com/contact-us
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
You can request the presentation: Relationships and Sexuality by Andrew Collinge.
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 - 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
Report of the Day - with contact details
My Life, by Evan Smith - Rachel talks to Evan who has autism
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.
Email us to request the slide deck presented on the day, plus these downloads are available: