Weekly round-up 6th Jan 2016

This week’s round up of links, events, articles and other news.

Challenging and thought-provoking, Emma Scrivener has some anti-resolutions for the new year.

On the other hand, Threads give us some new year lessons from X-Factor.

Primates 2016 is not a gathering of gorillas, but of Anglican leaders from all over the world. From January 11th to 16th, they will be gathering together in the UK, to think, pray and discuss the future of the worldwide Anglican church. “The agenda will be set by common agreement, with all Primates encouraged to send in contributions. It is likely to include the issues of religiously-motivated violence, the protection of children and vulnerable adults, the environment and human sexuality.” This is a REALLY important meeting and Justin Welby has asked us all to pray for it. You can find out more at Primates 2016 and see the Archbishop’s message here:

EVENTS coming up soon:
19th Jan: ADRIAN PLASS evening at All Saints’ Wellington. Book here.

28th Jan and 4th Feb: EVANGELISM TRAINING with George Fisher, the diocese’s Director of Mission. At St Thomas’s Aldridge. £10/person (covers both evenings). Email George to book.

5th-6th Feb: DEVOTED at St George’s Church in Newcastle Under Lyme, its annual conference for 15-25 year olds. Hosted by Rev Martin & Rachel Ball, welcoming Steve Gambill, Steve Uppal and Hellie Brunt as main speakers.The UCB Roadshow who will be broadcasting live from 5pm at the event. £7.50/person (covers both days). More info here.

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