MKMP Response to Covid-19
Crisis, Challenge & Commitment ....responding to Covid 19
Our November 2020 Assembly looked at the topic ‘Crisis, Challenge & Commitment ….responding to Covid 19′.
The groups for intentional discipleship mentioned in these Minutes led to the formation of The Vine.
The World "After" Covid
Our July 2020 Assembly looked at the topic The World “After” Covid.
In advance of the Assembly, we issued a Survey asking the following questions:
- What is the single most important thing you have observed during the Covid crisis?
- What are the two most pressing issues arising from Covid that you believe churches should seek to address locally?
- What single word/phrase should best describe churches over the next year?
Here’s what you said:
Your responses formed the basis of our conversations together at the July Assembly and were used to construct a poll used during the meeting.
To read more about the July Assembly, click here
Covid-19: What's God got to do with it..? coMPass Sessions
We had a great response to our ‘Covid-19: What’s God got to do with it..?’ coMPass sessions which took place during April 2020 with 29 participants taking part. If you missed out and would be interested in a repeat occasion, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you who are wrestling with the question, here’s a few resources you may find helpful…
Short Recent Articles
Giles Fraser “Where is God in this Covid horror?“
Graham Tomlin “In a bewildering world, Easter brings hope“
A Couple of Poems
R.S.Thomas “Tell Us“
W.H.Vanstone “Morning Glory“
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CTE Forum 2022 – The Hayes, Swanwick
The Churches Together in England Forum, the broadest ecumenical gathering in the country, ended on 16/3/22 with a renewed commitment that the church is ready to serve a ‘broken world’.
More than 300 delegates from CTE’s 52 national Member Churches, Bodies in Association and partner organisations met to discuss the theme ‘Reconciling Hope: A broken church for a broken world’ viewed through the lenses of racial justice and the climate emergency.