When Jesus' followers went out with him each day, they never knew what to expect. Maybe he would heal someone, or he might say something that would help them to see God, the world or themselves in a new way. Life with Jesus was an adventure... but what about us, his followers today?
That's the theme we'll be exploring with Canon David Lee. There will be parallel sessions for children and young people. The day will also include an opportunity to walk in the Lickeys, play games or enjoy creative activities.
The day is free of charge, but please bring your own lunch (we'll provide tea and coffee). It would be a great help to let us know that you're coming. If you haven't already signed up at a Sunday service, please contact the office.
We returned to Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire for our Weekend Away in October 2015. Over 120 members and friends of Christ Church enjoyed the surroundings and a wide range of activities and grew in our relationships with each other and with God.
We welcomed John McGinley, who is Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Leicester as our speaker. He encouraged us to get out of the boat: to face up to our fears and follow Jesus wherever he calls us.
There's a report on the weekend here.
This Weekend Away was held from 4-6 October 2013 at Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire.
The weekend was led by Adrian Beavis, who is Vicar of St Luke's Church, Redcliffe Gardens, West London. He challenged us to be surprised by God about what he is able to make us, as individuals and a church.
Most members of Christ Church took part in a residential weekend in September 2011 at the Pioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire. It was so popular that some guests had to stay off-site in local hotels or come as day visitors.
The theme of the weekend was Bringing and being Good News and we learned how Jesus gave his followers the power to take his message into the world. We started to explore how we can use that same power to make a difference in our world today.
The weekend also gave us the time to just enjoy being together.
Many thanks to everyone who helped to arrange the weekend, and those who led the various activities. It was truly worthwhile!