It’s still early on in terms of planning what mission events will happen over the four days, where they could take place and where all the visiting teams will be based. We need to hear from you what you think will work best in your areas. And it’s important that we begin those conversations now as, collectively, we begin to consider what we want the Moving Mountains mission to achieve in the lead-up to the event, during those four days in March 2018 and afterwards.
So early in 2017, we shall be holding a series of five launch events for Moving Mountains at which we are looking to engage with as many people as possible from our church communities.
Senior denominational leaders will be there to explain more at these events (all with a 7pm for 7.30pm start):
- 1 Feb, 2017 – St James’ Church, St James Road, Carlisle, CA2 5PD.
- 6 Feb, 2017 – Trinity Barrow, Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 5HT.
- 6 Feb, 2017 – Carver Uniting Church, Lake Road, Windermere, LA23 2BY.
- 16 Feb, 2017 – Penrith Methodist Church, 10 Wordsworth Street, Penrith, CA11 7QW.
- 16 Feb, 2017 – St Andrew’s Mirehouse, Meadow Road, Whitehaven, CA28 8ER.
At each launch event there will be an opportunity to hear about some of the objectives behind the Moving Mountains mission, understand further how we can all get involved and listen to your ideas about mission and outreach in the places where you live and worship. It will give you the chance to help shape this mission at the earliest opportunity, and to share with us how you would like to see Moving Mountains develop. To put it simply, this is about local churches being involved in local mission.
We won’t be able to make this work without your help, suggestions and ideas. We’re asking you to get involved at the start of this journey.
An email invitation has gone out to all clergy, ministers and church office holders across the four partner denominations. But there may well be other mission-minded folk in your church who you feel should be a part of these conversations. It would be great if you were to flag up these launch events in your church newsletter or during notices in your services so that get as many people with missional hearts at any one of the five launch evenings.
It is important that if you plan to attend one of the launch events you reply by Friday 20 January, 2017, at the latest, emailing email@example.com , confirming your name, which venue you will attend and your place of worship.