19 Mercies: A Spiritual Retreat : 27 May, ONLINE

You may wish to join us for the start of ’19 mercies’ a spiritual retreat.

Each Wednesday we’ll take an hour (from 8pm to 9pm) to consider a passage of scripture and a short reflection from Brennan Manning’s book Ragamuffin Gospel which includes 19 short readings. During the hour we’ll spend some time listen to the reading, listening to scripture and then offering some of our thoughts of our own, finishing with prayer and silence.

If you would to join us then drop an email to Jeremy (vicar@asht.org.uk) for details of the zoom invitation and password.

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Common Prayer for the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si’ : 24 May, AT HOME

Bring solidarity to our world in a shared moment of prayer at noon local time on 24 May.

To honour the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ hugely helpful encyclical Laudato Si’, we are invited to pray and reflect on how we can build a better world in order to create a more just and sustainable future.

At 12 noon local time on 24th May, we are invited to pray in our homes to create a global wave of prayer around the world using the following prayer:

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Thy Kingdom Come: Join with the Chemin Neuf Community : 21-31 May, ONLINE

This year due to coronavirus we are not able to meet together at Sclerder Abbey for Pentecost. But this situation is not an obstacle to invoke the power of the Holy Spirit upon us. We invite you to join the international gathering of the Chemin Neuf Community on https://www.youtube.com/user/CCNnetforgod/videos. Together we are going to pray and praise, asking that the fire of the Holy Spirit fills, inspires and breathes new life for us this Pentecost.

Each morning from Ascension Thursday 21st May to Whit Monday 1st June we will stream a video on ‘YouTube’ to support you in daily personal prayer and meditation (whilst in French, it will have English sub-titles).

Also, on Saturday, 30th May from 7.00 pm to around 8.30 you are invited to join the Community for an evening of worship and prayer. This will be streamed using Zoom. We will also be joined by people from Lebanon, Brazil and France for part of the evening.

We will require your email to enable you to join the zoom meeting. It’s all automatic, as we will send you a link and joining instructions. So if you wish to participate in this event please send us an email to: retreatsuk@gmail.com

The subjects to support your daily prayer will include:

Thursday 21st May (Ascension): God isn’t in the clouds

Friday 22nd: Abba Father

Saturday 23rd: The return of the King

Sunday 24th: More Love, More Power

Monday 25th: The Church isn’t a monument

Tuesday 26th: Give us chaos

Wednesday 27th: Child of God

Thursday 28th: Divinisation in progress (how the Holy Spirit transforms our lives)

Friday 29th: Set us ablaze

Saturday 30th: Nothing is impossible to God

Saturday 30th (7.30-8.30pm): International Pentecost evening

Sunday 31st (Pentecost): Shake things up

Monday 1st June: When the ordinary becomes extraordinary

Interested? Then email us on retreatsuk@gmail.com and tell us your email address for linking to Zoom.

Whilst this is a free programme, we also welcome any donations from those who are able to contribute.

We wish you a safe, blessed and Spirit-filled progression to Pentecost and beyond,

Chemin Neuf Community


Chemin Neuf Community
Sclerder Abbey

Sclerder Lane

Looe-Cornwall

PL13 2JD

UK

Phone:01503 272 238

sclerder@chemin-neuf.org

www.chemin-neuf.org

Videos

Live Q&A with Archbishop Justin Welby on prayer : 21 May, ONLINE

11-11.30am (BST) on 21st May
Live Q&A with Archbishop Justin Welby on prayer 

A recent Tearfund study revealed that 1 in 20 people, who have never prayed before, are turning to prayer during Lockdown amongst other findings.

So what is prayer and how do we get started? This Q & A with Archbishop Justin Welby, offers an opportunity to hear from him re. his own prayer life and to ask him question on prayer. This session is perfect for those on the edges of faith where prayer is new to them, so please feel free share with those in your networks who are exploring faith such as attending an Alpha course. Tune into our Facebook page to be involved.

Beforehand, there will be also be a special webinar with Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of York and Cardinal Vincent Nichols from 10.30-11.00am. They will be praying for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on world today; that many might come to know the love, peace and joy that is found in Christ. Numbers are limited. If you would like to join please register here.

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Glow Goes Digital with Rachel Gardner! : 5 Jun, ONLINE

We CANNOT wait to have the legendary Rachel Gardner joining us for June Glow! Join young people ages 11-18 in exploring how we grow in knowing God and others!

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Talking Justice : 21 May, ONLINE

In 2020 the world changed in unexpected ways. COVID-19 has revealed vast inequalities and threats to wellbeing.  Our churches are not in their buildings but are alive in communities.

In the midst of this, what does it mean to be a people of justice and peace?  How do we live in a crisis and work for God’s kingdom? 

How might our response to the challenges of the pandemic be part of bringing about justice today, as well as building a future where all are able to thrive?

Join Church leaders and the ecumenical Joint Public Issues Team for a panel discussion, reflection and Q&A to explore:

  • how COVID-19 changes the environment in which Christians are seeking peace and pursuing justice
  • what our priorities should be to respond to urgent need
  • how we can act today to help build justice, in the present and the future?

Including:

  • Rev Diane Watts, Head of Faith and Society – The Baptist Union
  • Paul Morrison, Policy Advisor on Poverty and Inequality – The Methodist Church
  • Simeon Mitchell, Secretary for Church and Society – The United Reformed Church
  • Very Rev Dr Susan Brown, Convener of the Faith Impact Forum – The Church of Scotland

When: Thursday 21st May, 3 – 3:45pm
Register here to join on Zoom, or watch on Facebook Live.

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Environment Champion Event : 12 Jun, ONLINE

Environment Champion Event

The Cornwall Churches Environment Group (CCEG) invites churches of all denominations to work towards achieving status as a Green Church Kernow, through the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

As a first step it recommends appointing a church ‘Environmental Champion’ – someone with a passion for environmental matters who will ‘make things happen’ and drive the local church towards achieving this ‘Green Church Award’ scheme.

What does it involve? Sign up for this Environment Champion Event to find out.

This event will be led by Luci Isaacson, Truro Diocesan Environmental Officer and will be home based. More details to follow later.

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Environment Champion Event : 30 May, ONLINE

Environment Champion Event

The Cornwall Churches Environment Group (CCEG) invites churches of all denominations to work towards achieving status as a Green Church Kernow, through the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

As a first step it recommends appointing a church ‘Environmental Champion’ – someone with a passion for environmental matters who will ‘make things happen’ and drive the local church towards achieving this ‘Green Church Award’ scheme.

What does it involve? Sign up for this Environment Champion Event to find out.

This event will be led by Luci Isaacson, Truro Diocesan Environmental Officer and will be home based. More details to follow later.

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Bring the tastelife course to your community : 19-21 Jun, ONLINE

Could you be the tastelife difference post COVID – when eating disorder sufferers will be even more in need of help?

As we inch towards the easing of lockdown, eating disorder sufferers and carers face even greater challenges. Could you be the post Covid difference by training as a tastelife Volunteer Course Leader, sponsored by your church  – live online through the marvel of Zoom Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June? 

The training is ideal for volunteers in churches wishing to enhance their community and ministry outreach to suffering individuals of all ages and backgrounds. tastelifeuk.org is a Christian charity providing education and tools for recovery from all forms of eating disorders for sufferers and those who care.

Accredited by the University of Brighton REQ Award. More information on our website here. Get in touch now: carole.rutherfordmilligan@tastelifeuk.org 

Hear about the tastelife course and its impact:

I want to help. How do I get trained?

You are needed.

We meet so many people who are desperate for help, want to go on a tastelife course but as yet there is not one near them.

It is estimated that 4 million people in the UK have an eating disorder of some kind.*

The tastelife course is designed for sufferers of any eating disorder and/or friends and family. It is unique in bringing people together in this way. In a safe and accepting environment, group members are offered a toolkit for recovery and support.

2020 Covid response: join with us as we take the tastelife course online and offer UK wide support to even more people. All training included. 

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Support Families in Isolation : 21 May, ONLINE

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