on the afternoon of 31 May - exact time tbc
Please note that the time anounced in the Ecumenical NewsBrief is not fixed and needs confirming. We apologise but it depends on logistics as to at what time on Pentecost Sunday afternoon the event will take place.
Please watch this space
for Pentecost 2019 please see below
CTMR Focus on Young People
Come and Join Ecumenical Evenings for 18+
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 Novermber they had an inspirational and informative eveing at Liverpool Valley Salvation Army Church.
A few days ago they visited the Methodist Church 'Somewhere Else' also called the 'Bread Church' in Liverpool City Centre where they were warmly welcomed and experienced what it means to make bread together.
If you are interested in being part of these ecumenical gatherings, why not contact us. At the next gathering on Monday, 16th March the group will host 4 Theology students from a Dutch University.
For further details please contact Veronica by emailing her at email@example.com or visit the CTMR 18+ facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ctmr18plus/
Churches on Merseyside celebrated Pentecost 2019 together
Last 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 2022
Young Adults from Merseyside get 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
The Forum is a delegate conference, bringing together over three hundred representatives of Churches Together in England's Member Churches, Intermediate Bodies, Co-ordinating Groups and Bodies in Association
Normally the Forum takes place every three years. However, the World Council of Churches Assembly is due to meet in 2021, probably in the autumn, so CTE have delayed their Forum to accommodate those Member Churches who send delegates to the WCC. The next Forum, therefore, will take place from Monday 14 March to Wednesday 16 March 2022 in Derbyshire.
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