CTAX – Events across Exeter Oct-Dec 2019

Dear friends,
Scripture exhorts us, “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” (Romans 12.18 ESV)
Please let us know  if you have an event you would like us to publicise. And do support the appended events. Pray for them, attend them, and why not forward this email to some friends or invite them to like and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CTAXChristiansTogether
Peace,
Hannah, Ash, and the CTaX team

Events

25th Oct
CTN Breakfast – with Ruth Clemence – At Toby Carvery – 7.45-9am
Crosslinks Transformational Network South West are pleased to announce details of the penultimate breakfast meeting this year, which is from 7.45am on 25th October at the Toby Carvery on Rydon Lane. Speaker Ruth Clemence is a writer and blogger will explore opportunities to share Christ in unexpected places. Link: https://ctnsouthwest.net/events

26th Oct
Church Craft Fair – 9am-2pm – At St Stephen’s on the High Street
Craft fair, with crafts from St Mark’s church and more.

27th Oct
Teaching RE in today’s schools – 6.30pm – At Wonford Methodist
With Richard Maddicks (Uffculme School) and Hazel Britton (St Peter’s School, Exeter). Two experienced RE teachers discuss the approach to the subject in today’s faith and societal climate. What does the syllabus look like? What are the pressures and opportunities? How have things changed over the years? What are the attitudes of students today? What does the law say? What about comparative religion? And more!! All welcome. Drinks and nibbles provided. Q and A to close.

29th Oct
Dinner in aid of Restore – rescuing people from modern slavery – 7.30pm – At Ganges Indian Restaurant
Curry night in aid of Restore, local Christian charity rescuing people from modern slavery. £19 – book via info@to-restore.org

31st Oct
Light Party – 3.45-5.30pm – At Alphington Parish Church
For 5-11 year olds: fun and games, party bags, crafts, and lots of fun. Hot dogs, burgers, chocolate, apples, and drinks. Wear a brightly coloured top! Parents are welcome to stay and have drinks and biscuits, or you can drop them off and collect at the end. Limited spaces, so please contact our Children’s and Families’ Worker on lucy@alphingtonstmichaels.org

1st Nov
Events Week Launch Event  – with the University of Exeter’s Evangelical Christian Union
7-9pm
At Rediscover Church

ECU invite you to their Events Week Launch evening. Come to find out more about what ECU is planning for their Events Week STORY and why they need your support! Please come whether you’re a student, church leader or church member – they would love you to become part of their vision and mission of sharing the gospel with students in Exeter! Drinks and nibbles provided.

1st Nov
Play: A Turbulent Priest – 7.30pm – At St Leonard’s Church
From the team that brought you A Monk’s Tale and The God Particle comes a brand new comedy for the 850th anniversary of the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket and what it means for us today. Tickets £10 each, to include a free glass of wine or a soft drink in during the interval. All profits after costs will go to the Exeter YMCA. Link: https://www.stleonards.church/a-turbulent-priest/

1st Nov
Glorious Chorus & Chaps choir in concert – 7.30pm – The Mint Methodist Church
A rare chance to see London-based male voice choir ‘Chaps’ together with Glorious Chorus. Expect an evening of joyous, heartfelt singing! Chaps have been sharing their joy-inducing, heart-string pulling repertoire since 2013 and now the group is heading south-west for a 2 night jaunt. Prepare for pop re-hashes, snowy hunting calls, self-aware pirates and, well, lots of men singing… Glorious Chorus hails from south Devon and has earned a reputation for polished & passionate performances. With festival highlights including Glastonbury, Port Eliot & Isle of Wight this is one of the leading choirs in the SW. A dazzling night.

5th Nov
Pray for Exeter: first Tuesday every month – 10-11am – At ReDiscover Church, Northernhay Street
Monthly Pray 4 Exeter prayer meeting, on the first Tuesday of every month. We concentrate on current events, local organisations and concerns in the Exeter area, but also national issues in a non-partisan way, where these have a local effect.

5th Nov
Reconciliation in our communities – Course for Church Leaders – 10am-4.30pm – At the Old Deanery, Cathedral Close
Interactive training day over 5 sessions. Training for church leaders to then roll out to their congregations. Bookings and info: https://difference.rln.global/run-the-course/events/exeter-5-november-2019

7th Nov
Does social action help churches grow? – 1.30-4.30pm – At Riverside Church
Church Urban Fund host an engaging afternoon of short talks, film, and conversation exploring the relationship between church growth, discipleship, and social action. More info: https://exeter.anglican.org/events/grace-in-conversation-does-social-action-help-churches-grow

7th Nov
CTaX AGM
With guest speakers from ABIDE (https://www.otterystmary.org.uk/abide), RSD (http://refugeesupportdevon.org.uk/), and ExCoS (https://exeter.cityofsanctuary.org/)
6:30-9pm – At The Salvation Army – Exeter Temple, Friars Gate, EX2 4AZ
Join this annual meeting of Christians Together with reps from churches and fellowships across Exeter, to hear about local responses to the ongoing refugee crisis. Refreshments from 6.30, meeting starting at 7pm. Poster attached, and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2498493123572120

7th Nov:
7:30-10pm – CARE for the family event: Left to their own devices; confident parenting in a world of screens – Rediscover Church
To buy tickets go to… https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/event/left-to-their-own-devices-exeter

7th Nov
Exeter Police Community Choir – 7.30pm – At Ide Parish Church
The programme will consist of some popular music, including ‘The birth of the blues’, ‘Widecombe Fair’, and ‘God be with you til we meet again’. Tickets £7.50 on the door.

8th Nov
Response – an Exeter-based Christian Group – 7.30pm – At Exeter Heavitree United Reformed Church
Varied music and singing presentation with repertoire of Acapella, some Rock & Roll, Blues, well known, original, secular and sacred. Open to all, free and with refreshments after. Donations to support Christian Aid. Poster attached.

9th Nov
Alpha Course – 7.30-9.30pm – At The Common Beaver
Grace Church are running an Alpha course and you are invited! Good food and good conversation. More info: https://www.gracechurchexeter.org/church-life/courses-events/

12th Nov
Prayer for ICE (initiatives in Christian Education) – 12-1pm – At St Michael’s Alphington
Pray for this local children’s and youth work charity, and the young people they’re working with. Monthly prayer session held at Alphington Parish Church, EX2 8XJ

13th Nov
Facing the future: Exeter Community Initiatives AGM – 4.30-7pm – At the Mint Methodist Church
Changing times, new initiatives. You are warmly invited to our Annual Review Meeting to hear how the work of ECI is strengthening links between communities in Exeter. There will be a chance to meet the Board, a look at our projects over the past year and future plans, and much more. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Monday 4 November to 01392 205800 or info@eci.org.uk

13th Nov
Reducing reoffending, transforming lives – – With Landworks & The Corrymeela SW Group – 6.30-8.30pm – At South Street Baptist Church
A chance to hear about local rehabilitation work with offenders. No charge, but donations welcome. Chris Parsons, Project Director of local charity Landworks in Dartington will tell us how Landworks approach the task of resettlement with prisoners, ex-prisoners and those on community sentences. Discussion will follow, including contributions from others who have local experience in related areas.

14th Nov
Theology of the Child – 10am-4pm – At St Thomas Methodist Church
This development day is for all who work alongside or minister to children and young people. It is provided for Methodist lay employees but is open to all. Lunch provided. Booking essential admin@pemd.org.uk (poster attached)

19th Nov
Home360: A Story of Belonging – 7-9.30pm – At Exeter Cathedral Chapter House
In May 2020, the Bible Society are partnering with local churches to bring a unique Bible experience to Exeter, in what is possibly the most exciting mission project in a generation. Home360 is an immersive Bible experience that uses the latest CGI/Virtual Reality technology to introduce people to the big story of the Bible. Projected inside a 9 metre Dome, this 15 minute film touches on ideas of love, loss, forgiveness and belonging. This launch event is your opportunity to get involved. For more information visit biblesociety.org.uk/home360

20th Nov
S. Michael’s Lecture: The rediscovery of Recovery: open to all? – 7.30pm – At S. Michael’s Mt Dinham
Speaker Dr. Glenn Roberts MD, FRCPsych, has been a consultant psychiatrist in Devon over the last nearly 30 years, is a past academic secretary of the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and past lead on Recovery for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He will explore the rediscovery of recovery, and ask if it is open to all.

20th Nov
Vision of Hope: Celebrating International Children’s Day – 8pm – At Exeter Corn Exchange
Concert with Tally Koren, Teachers Rock, and more. Free entrance for children.

23rd November
Come and Sing: Bach’s Mass in B Minor – With the Exeter Bach Society – 9.15am-5pm – At Exeter Salvation Army Temple
‘Come & Sing’ workshop on J S Bach’s masterpiece – Mass in B Minor. We are one of Exeter’s friendliest choirs, singing a variety of wonderful choral works. This is a fantastic opportunity to sing the choral excerpts of one of Bach’s most beautiful works under the expert tutelage of Jonathan Peter Kenny – a renowned Bach expert – and alongside our members. More info here: https://www.exeterbachsociety.org/concerts/come-sing-bachs-mass-in-b-minor

26th Nov
Initiatives in Christian Education – Narnia Exeperience – 7-9pm – At St Thomas Baptist Church
Come and experience the story of Narnia celebrate the work of ICE in Exeter. Over 280 school pupils will visit the project during the week of the 25th November, learning what motivated C. S. Lewis to write his books and how it connects with Jesus and our lives today. Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2483586908545301/

30th Nov
Be a chorister for a day – 11am – At Exeter Cathedral
Free chorister open day. For boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 9 who enjoy singing. It is a great chance for young people to be encouraged and coached by professional musicians in an inspirational setting. No previous experience is required, but booking is essential as places are limited.

30 November
J.S. Bach – Mass in B Minor – 7.30pm – At St. David’s Church
Join Exeter Bach Society for a vivid performance of J. S. Bach’s great masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor. Widely regarded as one of the greatest pieces of classical music of all-time, this concert officially marks the start of the Society’s 25th anniversary. More info: https://www.exeterbachsociety.org/concerts/j-s-bach-mass-in-b-minor

2nd Dec
Exeter Carol Service – 6.30pm – At Exeter City Football Club
Annual carol service, held in the football stadium. Performances from the Deaf Academy, Gospel Choir and Illuminations as well as plenty of carols for us all to sing and a talk from Andrew Sach. FREE mince pies and the whole thing is signed in British Sign Language! Everyone is welcome: students, locals, visitors – all are invited!

7th Dec
Honesty Over Silence TOUR – 7pm – At Rediscover Church, Northernhay St, EX4 3ER
The Tour seeks to open up conversations around topics that many find difficult, such as trusting in God when life is painful, dealing with anxiety and depression, learning to look after ourselves, and living with thankful hearts even in tough seasons. It will examine the strength in letting go of the need to be in control as well as looking at how we can stop comparing ourselves to others and instead live authentically and honestly as we grow into the people God has created us to be. Book tickets here: https://www.rediscoverchurch.com/tour

18th Dec
S. Michael’s Lecture: In Search of Ancient Gnostics – 7.30 pm – At S. Michael’s Mt Dinham
Speaker Revd. Dr. Alastair Logan taught for many years in the Theology Department at Exeter University, and is the author of The Gnostics: Identifying an Early Christian Cult (2006). In this lecture, he takes us on the search to identify this early Christian cult.

Vacancies

Evening Facilitator
At the Mint Methodist Church
Part time – 12 hours per week
Hourly rate is £9.83
Enquirers should email mint.app.exeter@gmail.com for further information and an application form. Applications should be received by 9.00 a.m. on Monday 25th November and Interviews will take place on Monday 2nd December.

Treasurer
Anglican-Lutheran Society
Voluntary
The Treasurer is an Officer of the Society and attends meetings to present financial statements and to advise the Committee on financial issues. S/he is also the Society’s first point of contact with the bank, responsible for paying into the bank and paying out the occasional bill. Is this a role YOU could take on? Do you know someone in your congregation who might be willing to? Please contact angluthsoc@outlook.com for more info

News
Prayer for the country: St Petrock’s on the High Street (opposite McDonald’s) is hosting a prayer space for anyone who wants to spend some time praying for our country. There are three prayer stations, around the themes of unity, peace and hope. The next time you’re in the city centre, join in praying for our country – for unity, peace and hope. Open daily during working hours, except when in use for meetings. The prayer space has been created by Ross Maynard, the community minister from South Street Baptist Church – a good example of churches working together.

30 free chairs and tables!
At Heavitree United Reformed Church in Fore Street, Heavitree, we have “old plastic bucket chairs” most in sound condition but dirty having been in the basement for years.  They are SCRAP as far as we are concerned and we need the space.. We also have old type timber folding leg six foot tables that need a bit of TLC.
If anyone wants them free, I can arrange transport in my trailer free.
Ring me if you want to have a look
Tony Langmead  07 817 509 876

Churches Together England: You can receive monthly news from Churches Together in England, available for download from www.cte.org.uk/news

AND DON’T MISS:
7th Nov
CTaX AGM
Refreshments from 6.30, meeting starting at 7pm. This will also include our AGM and an opportunity to get involved. We will also have reports from reps on a number of current events, including the new ONE for Exeter housing and homelessness hub, and more.

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