WCC invites Young Adults
between 18 - 30
"If I were eligible, I would apply.... " these are the words of someone over 30 who discovered that the World Council of Churches (WCC) invites ecumenical youth to be stewards at the 2020 Central Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.
With an application deadline of 1 December 2019, the Stewards Programme aims to bring together a dynamic and diverse group of 20 young people from all over the world on 12-25 March 2020. The invitation is open to people from a variety of backgrounds, churches and regions. For more info please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
18-25 January 2020
For this year's resources please visit: https://ctbi.org.uk (...)
CTMR Focus on Young People
Once a month young adults 18+ from all over Merseyside and beyond get together for amazing ecumenical evenings. They share their faith and discover many commonalities. They used one of their meetings to prepare valuable ecumenical input into the Archdiocesan Synod 2020. Four of them are having a fantastic experience being invited to the Synod meetings as ecumenical observers along with over a dozen adults from various Churches within Merseyside. Their contributions are very much appreciated by the other Synod members.
The CTMR 18+ evenings are led by the young adults who take it in turn to prepare them. At present they are visiting each others denominations. In October they were very warmly welcomed in the Catholic Chaplaincy at Philip Neri Church in Liverpool
and in November the young adults had an inspirational and informative evening at Liverpool Valley Salvation Army Church. Thank you to the team of young adults there.
If you are interested in being part of these ecumenical gatherings, why not join us on Monday, 9th December 6:30pm - 8:30pm for a bring & share food & games night. These gathering take place every 2nd Monday of the month.
For further details please contact Veronica by emailing her at email@example.com
Pentecost - a Journey of Hope
Christians on Merseyside celebrated Pentecost 2019 togetherThis year's Pentecost Celebrations started at the Metropolitan Cathedral with a very meaningful service followed by a pilgrimage along Hope Street. Everyone made their own way stopping at prayer points in their own time. People met the Church Leaders for a chat on the piazza of the Metropolitan Cathedral....
......and then pilgrims walked along Hope Street.
Prayers were said in groups following the pilgrim path with four stops accessible on an app which is still available at lifeandhope.org.uk and there was time for conversations along the way.
The joy shared among all was the hallmark of the day. It was easy to strike up a conversation and experience true communion among all. One pilgrim shared: "I was surprised that I managed to speak to about four to me unknown people and experienced the warmth of friendship." Someone else said that it had been an extraordinary event in terms of building relationships.
The pilgrimage concluded in the Anglican Cathedral with scripture readings and with a blessing by Merseyside Church Leaders.
All were invited to take the Christian message to the world.
CTMR Young Adults 18+ and Pentecost
Representatives of the CTMR 18+ group got together for coffee prior to the celebrations to prepare themselves and then made their way to the Cathedral as a group. They were invited to lead most of the readings. When the opportunity arose to invite young adults present at the service to their monthly meetings they approached them. Now the number of young adults who are members of their WhatsApp group is growing.
Merseyside representatives at CTE Forum 2018
Young Adults from Merseyside got involved!
Representatives from Merseyside took part in Churches Together in England (CTE) Forum September 2018. This was a very vibrant event with a good representation of young adults too. For further info please copy and paste: www.cte.org.uk/Forum2018 or all post Forum material including photos, videos and evaluations is available on: www.cte.org.uk/Forum2018/afterward
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