Thursday, 30 January 2014

Prophecy Day talks

On February 22 2014 it is the month of our Prophecy Day at the Benn hall on 22rd Feb, God willing. 

Seeing our traditional understanding of end-time prophecies being fulfilled today! Signs of God'€™s Hand at work abound surely our Lord'€™s return 'IS' near. Be prepared!

The Christadelphians at at the Benn hall have 3 talks as usual,
10:00 am Doors open (coffee etc.)
11:30 am The man of sin, the son of perdition Bro. Stephen Whitehouse, Hall Green
12:50 pm Lunch
2:15 pm Britain, fulfilling the role of the Lion of Tarshish Bro. Matt Davies, Nottingham Fr. Rd.
3:55 pm Milestones Update Bro. Don Pearce, Rugby
5:20 pm Refreshments

They also are planning to stream the talks 'live' via their YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/RugbyChristadelphian Contact Stu Art Courtonel for details on how to watch.

The talks, once edited, will, God willing, be uploaded to their Youtube site as complete videos or slide presentations. The ecclesia also hopes to be streaming the audio and slides '€˜live'€™ as in previous years, (Register with CVC Beforehand.) Listen online (register with CVC beforehand) : - www.cvc.christadelphianmeetingroom.co.uk

As usual there will be various stalls selling DVD, mp3, audio CD of the days's talks as well as other Video'€™s, books, crafts, inserts and more. Refreshments will be provided free during the day – Beginning and end.

There is also a crèche with Video link.

A packed lunch is required or Pop into Rugby town for Lunch. We Pray that God'€™s name be Glorified and the day will be spiritually uplifting for all.

Parking at Benn Hall  £3 all day
> Easy access M1/M6/A14
For further information contact Brother Don Pearrce Phone: (01788) 542408 Fax: (01788) 824256 Email: MilestonesUK@aol.com


On  Saturday, 5 April 2014,  East Malling Village Hall, New Road, East Malling, Kent ME19 6DD there shall be a talk on 'The Hope of Israel'.

3.30pm 1st Address: Prophecy fulfilling - the establishment of the State of Israel (Bro.Peter Moore, Erith Ecclesia)
4.30pm Interval for tea 5.30pm 2nd Address: The Work of Elijah (Bro.John Owen, Mumbles Ecclesia)
 Part 1. "€œI will send you Elijah"
6.20pm Part 2. "€œI will gather you"

 Please bring packed food. Tea, coffee, cold drinks provided. For further information, contact: Peter Moore 01747 703037 or, email: petermoore123@talktalk.net

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The Bible and Science seminar

The Bible and Science

On 29th March, God willing, the Christadelphians are holding at Downend a series of seminar type presentations on "The Bible and Science" which are designed to show that there is abundant evidence in the creation for the existence of God. 
These sessions will run from 2.30 to 7.15pm and will be held at the Downend Christadelphian Hall. The Presenters are Brethren John, Michael and James Thorpe.

A Poster, together with a Programme giving full details of the individual sessions and the qualifications of the speakers, has been circulated to Ecclesias in the region. If anyone has missed this notice please email me at peterbawdon@hotmail.com for further details.

It is hoped that the sessions will be attractive to youngsters from the age of 14, and to all Brethren and Sisters, interested in this fascinating subject.

A Work book of guidance notes is being produced by the Thorpe brethren to help with the understanding of the topics being discussed. This will be a 48 page pdf document and copies can be emailed to anyone who books in and provides an email address. Please, therefore, will all those intending to come email Peter Bawdon at peterbawdon@hotmail.com by 22 March at the latest. This will also enable us to gauge numbers for tea.
 
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Please also do find the articles:

  1. Why think there’s a God? (1): Something from Nothing
  2. God’s design in the creation of the world 
  3. Cosmos creator and human destiny 
  4. Creator and Blogger God 3 Lesson and solution
  5. Creation of the earth out of something 
  6. Is it “Wrong” to Believe that the Earth is a Sphere? Inclusive the first generation of Christadelphians their views 
  7. A dialogue about the earth moving and spinning around the sun
  8. Science and God’s existence
  9. Science, scepticism, doubts and beliefs
  10. Are Science and the Bible Compatible?
  11. Bible containing scientific information
  12. Science and the Bible—Do They Really Contradict Each Other?
  13. Reconciling Science and Religion
  14. The mythical conflict of science and Scripture (1)
  15. The mythical conflict of science and Scripture (2)
  16. Science, belief, denial and visibility 1
  17. Science, belief, denial and visibility 2
  18. Ian Barbour connecting science and religion
  19. How to falsify a religion using scientific or historical evidence
  20. Science and Religion Harmonized (Once and For All...)
  21. Living on the edge
  22. Sharing thoughts and philosophical writings
  23. Words to push and pull & Words to bring message
  24. Unsure about relevance Bible 
  25. The Bible: God’s Word or pious myth? 
  26. Why believing the Bible 
  27. The importance of Reading the Scriptures

 
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Awareness Day on Life after Marriage Breakdown

Saturday, 8th March, 10.30am – 6.00pm, God willing 

Venue: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Ecclesial Hall, LE65 1BW

This day is about the journey of recovery after divorce.

It will feature a range of speakers; reflective, practical workshops & activities in the afternoon; ending with praise. 

Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided. There is a catered meal at the conclusion for those that would like to stay and share a meal before their journey home.

To book a meal, contact Janet Priest: 07743 118829 janetpriest@googlemail.com 


2014 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY, God Willing

10th May
Sisters' Day: God's Gift of Forgiveness - to us and through us
Solihull Ecclesia Hall, B91 2AH

11th October 
Praise & Fellowship Day
Arden School, Knowle, B93 OPT

15th November 
Awareness Day: Children with Special Needs
Worcester Ecclesial Hall, WR1 1QX 
 
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Fraternal week-end at Easter in Paris

The 14 Nisan gathering for the Memorial service is this year on the 14th of April. Because not all brethren and sisters can make it on a week day, we also invite them to come together at our usual meeting place for the 'Easter' celebration, at the Quaker house in Paris on the Sunday.

Each year there is a fraternal week-end at Easter in Paris, France. This year the relevant dates are 18 – 21 April. We stay together in a modest hotel, do the readings together and have 2 formal meetings where we are joined by some of our members who live in France and Belgium. The ability to speak/understand French is useful but not at all essential.

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Escaped the fighting in South Sudan

Sue Mathias is presently in Uganda and has seen 2 of the brothers who escaped the fighting in South Sudan. They are both well. She also confirms that our sister Purity has now reached her home in Kenya after Sue and John Mathias were able to get funds to her to travel through Ethiopia, the same applies to our brother Martyn who has also now reached Kenya.
English: Uganda (orthographic projection) Port...
 Uganda (orthographic projection)(proyección ortográfica) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 A student who was also caught up in the fighting is safely in Northern Uganda. Sue and John have lost contact with a number of brothers and sisters and students and your prayers are still urgently required. The temptation to travel back to Uganda for economic reasons is high and Sue has tried to counsel the brothers not to travel there as some Ugandans have already done. The Ugandan military are involved and there is now concern that Ugandans will be targeted as a result of this.
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