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MISSIO DEI IN A DIGITAL AGE

Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on 23-24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

We welcome short papers of no more than 20 minutes within the scope of the conference theme, spanning topics such as:

  • ·      Digital culture as the new environment of mission
  • ·      The implications of digital culture on missiology 
  • ·      Missional church and digitality
  • ·      New media and evangelism 
  • ·      Digital technology and the common good
  • ·      Digital tools for doing good

Potential speakers should submit a 250-word abstract and a one-page CV to jonas.kurlberg@durham.ac.uk by Friday 14 December 2018.


JOURNEY OF THE MAGIA festive, witty and thoroughly Christmassy event for your church

Share the joy and wonder of Christmas with your church and local community through this exhilarating, critically acclaimed performance. With sparkle and songs to keep the children engrossed and bags of good humour for the grown-ups, Journey of the Magi delights audiences of all ages. The show offers a bridge between contemporary life and Jesus’s birth, portraying the journey that the wise men took 2000 years ago, whilst drawing hilarious and poignant parallels with our own preparations for Christmas day.

Springs is inviting churches to host a performance of Journey of the Magi, which will be available nationally from 17th November to 23rd December 2018.  Further information can be found on the Springs Dance Company website page https://springsdancecompany.org.uk/productions/journey-of-the-magi/, or by emailing touring@springsdancecompany.org.uk or by calling 07876 752 910


SPIRITUALITY PROFESSIONAL OPEN DAY

An event for professionals working in community support and palliative care in the East Midlands. The event is on Monday 12th November in Loughborough from 10.30 to 2.30.. Read more about the event in the FLYER.


DISTRICT STUDY DAY

The District Study Day is to be held on 13 November from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Daventry Methodist Church, 6 Golding Close, Daventry NN11 4FH.

The speaker will be Professor Peter Kevern. He is Associate Professor in Values in Care at Staffordshire University and a former Tutor and Director of Studies at The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.

Tea/coffee will be provided. Please, bring a packed lunch.

We would be grateful, if you could return the booking form to us by Friday 9 November, or if you don't have a booking form please contact the District Office.


CLERICAL CLOTHING EVENT

There will be an annual clerical clothing event at the Queens Foundation in Birmingham on 1st-2nd March 2019. You are all invited to come and join us next year. You will be able to buy and order from clerical clothing companies and crafts stores over the two days. The details are as follows:

Friday 1st March 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 2nd March 10:30 am - 3 pm

The event will be held at:
Frances Young House, 24 Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2QD

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions
Graham Wigley- g.wigley@hotmail.co.uk

Graham Wigley, Karen Jones, Tracy Brown, Colleen Shekerie and Clive Hamilton
The Queens Foundation, 14 Somerset Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QH