Support for Missional Partnerships

Events Calendar 2020

Everyone is welcome to these events:

January: Keeping Updated

At Bramhall URC on Saturday 11 January 10-12.00

This event is for Reps, Elders and anyone interested from all 33 of our churches to meet informally to explore and discuss together the work of our three Missional Partnerships. A chance to reflect on where we are up to and to ask questions and raise concerns.

February: Worship Workshop

At Sale URC on Saturday 22 February 10-12.00. Repeated 2-4pm

An opportunity for worship leaders and worship groups to explore worship resources and ideas for the Lent and Easter period. We will be sharing prayer, meditation and drama resources.

March: Reflection and Retreat

At Short Street URC on Saturday 28 March 10-2.00

A time of retreat and reflection, this day is for anyone who wishes to spend time in quiet reflection. There will be prayer stations, Bible study, lunch and small group discussions. It will be perfect for anyone not familiar with going on a retreat.

April: Prayer Vigil

At Heald Green URC on Saturday 11 April 10-12.00

An opportunity for all our Partnerships, Elderships and Ministers to pray for our church, world and communities.  You can pop in at any time and stay for as long or as little as you like as you visit a number of prayer stations. Coffee and tea will be available all morning in a café area.

May: Live streaming

At Christ church  Parrs wood road on Saturday 9 May 10-12.00

An opportunity for all 33 churches to see and experience a range of resources that could enhance your Sunday morning worship. Come and experience live streaming and the use of pre-recorded resources. Ideal for techno phobes.



Support for Missional Partnerships

Events Calendar 2020

For Missional Partnership Reps, Elders and Church Leaders  
A series of taster workshops designed to give you an opportunity to explore a particular topic. If you feel one of these workshops would benefit your church, further sessions can be delivered for church members – please ask!

Our Faith Picture - Sharing the Good News Personally
At Ashton on the Mersey URC on Wednesday 22 January at 2pm
A relaxed session on how to share your faith journey using the Church Army ‘Faith Pictures’ resource.  This is an ideal session for Elders to assess whether this resource might be useful in your church.

Stepwise introduction
At Marple URC on Wednesday 19 February, 2pm
For Elders who want to understand this national URC programme better and how it could be delivered in your Missional Partnership and church.

Elders Meetings being fun and spirit-filled
At Cheadle Hulme URC on Wednesday 26 February, 7.30pm
How do we get rid of the business on the agenda so that we concentrate on the “business”?
Ideas and suggestions on how to introduce mission and spirituality into a business meeting.

Local church: Discerning the will and way of the spirit
At Cheadle Hulme URC on Wednesday 18 March, 2pm
An introductory session introducing new resources on the why and the how of discovering what God wants from us.

Mission and Being a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP)
At Edgely community  church on Wednesday 15 April, 2pm
An opportunity to share the joys and burdens of being a congregation supported by more than one denomination.

Surviving being an Elder
At marple URC on Wednesday 27 May, 2pm
an introduction to the five ways to wellbeing and how as an Elder self-love ensures that you look after yourself as well as others. An opportunity to think through how you look after your wellbeing.

Doing Mission, Doing Community Development
At Didsbury URC on Monday 1 June, 2pm
An introduction to various techniques on accessing the views and opinions of local people. A quick introduction on practical ways of researching what is needed in your community.