Posts Tagged ‘news’

Courage Trust

Posted: February 24, 2014 by reviveleeds in Uncategorized
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Courage Trust

This is a link to Courage Trust, a Christian Charity that serves LGBT people both inside and outside the church.

Jeremy Marks, their director, will be visiting revive on Sunday 2nd March to share his own story as a gay Christian who started an ‘ex-gay’ ministry, only to change his views on sexuality and end up supporting the Equal Marriage act. There are lots of articles on the site if you would like to read about the organisation ahead of the meeting. If you would like to read material from an organisation that would uphold traditional teaching on sexuality, just google ‘True Freedom Trust’.

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We met, we talked, we conquered… our agenda.

Posted: February 24, 2014 by reviveleeds in Uncategorized
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So revive met eight days ago to plan our future a bit.

We made a bunch of decisions, including changing our Sunday meeting schedule, doing more worship and planning our 21st birthday celebrations. If you are part of the revive family and would like to know how things went, just email Joelle at reviveleeds@gmail.com

So Joelle is going to communicate with you via email, here’s the first:

Hello all,

February Fun Fact: Worms in a worm farm are special worm-farm-worms… (say that fast three times!)
[second fun fact: did you know that we used to have a printed monthly newsletter?]

In this Edition (of the Becoming-More-Regular-Revive-Email-Dispatch):

  • Day Away Loose ends
  • Upcoming Events
  • Slightly Less Upcoming Events
  • Singing at Left Bank

Day Away Loose Ends

We hope you enjoyed the Day Away (on Saturday 1st) with the Valerios, and felt encouraged and inspired (The Braithwaites have become ‘worm-farmers’ as of today).

If you have any feedback (that didn’t go up on Facebook), please email me.

A huge thanks to Sam Evans for her work with the kids and to the Powells for excellent catering.

If you were under-cashed on the day and owe £10, please give it to Clare at a Revive Meeting soon.

Upcoming Events:

  • This Sunday (Feb 9) will be a regular 8.00pm meeting at the      Flints’ (looking forward to more Jesus films).
  • The Girls God Group will be meeting      Monday Feb 10. If you want to become involved, please email me or      contact Luisa.

***Business Meeting***

  • We have altered the calendar to      accommodate a Business Meeting – Sunday Feb 16. 8.00pm at the      Flints.

                 There are a number of important planning items to discuss so please make it a priority to come along. Please RSVP by responding to this email.

Slightly Less Upcoming Events

Left Bank Labyrinth

There are plans afoot for a Labyrinth in Left Bank April 7-10. Stewards are required and we’d really like Revive to be involved. Stay tuned for more information.

Easter

Plans are being considered for Revive Easter celebrations, so if you have any ideas / input. please email me.

June Day Away:

In lieu of a weekend away in June, we were thinking another Day Away. Probably June 14. What say you?

Revive Birthday Bash

Simon sent out the date of this celebration weekend in the last few days. Please put November 8th (and surrounding weekend-days in your diary). More details to follow soon.

Sing at Left Bank

The Left Bank and Narnia community have formed a singing group / choir / vocal collective that will meet on Thursdays (fortnightly) to sing a cappella music in the ‘atmospheric’ Left Bank. It’s inclusive and no pressure. Revive people are invited to be apart of it. Please email ruthsalthouse@hotmail.co.uk if you want to join in. There is a small charge per rehearsal to cover costs. Next gathering is Feb 13.

Please keep an eye on the Revive Calendar  for what is happening in our Revive Community.

Remember, if you don’t wish to receive Revive emails, please reply to this email and kindly ask me to remove you from the list.

Joelle

Hey everyone!

It’s nearly time for our weekend away. Ian B will be in touch soon with details if you need them. Basically simple food when you arrive on Friday night, finishing after lunch on Sunday.

Here’s a link to the proposed walk on Sunday morning:

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/pdf/routes/Merrydale.pdf

If it’s dry on Saturday and forecast to be wet on Sunday we may well change things around. The idea is to trial a way of praying called ‘Forest Church’, which uses nature-based prayers while out in nature. The worship peeps met last Sunday and have pencilled in 30th June as a Forest Church trip to Bolton Abbey.

So… a couple of questions. Can you think of a reason why we shouldn’t have a trip out on 30th June? And… do you think it should be just for regulars, open to people we invite, or publicly advertised, a la Cafe Theologique?

Let Simon or Luisa know what you think, or comment here.

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Those who do God, do good.

Posted: November 1, 2012 by reviveleeds in Music, Politics
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It took me a while to find this report

http://www.demos.co.uk/files/Faithful_citizens_-_web.pdf

but now that I have I’m fascinated. It’s fun seeing the Guardian struggle with the idea that religious people in the UK are significantly more likely to be left-wing than the general population:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/08/religious-people-more-likely-leftwing-demos

News: ADVENTurous

Posted: September 26, 2012 by reviveleeds in Events, Left Bank, News
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In December we are having another Advent art exhibition. This time we’re teaming up with Si Smith, Gav Mart in Wales and the Uni0n Chapel in London and calling the whole event ADVENTurous. A blog has just started:

http://www.leftbankadventurous2012.blogspot.co.uk/

The private view will be on December 2nd, so get that date in the diary. Also, we’ll be looking for everyone to contribute a session of ‘invigilation’, i.e. staffing the exhibition in the first few weeks of December.

It’s going to be great!

News: The Narnia Experience

Posted: September 25, 2012 by reviveleeds in Events, Left Bank, News
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Great news has reached us this week. The Left Bank group have been working on funding for projects for Christmas 2012 and 2013. 2012 will be ADVENTurous (more on that later), but 2013 is going to be the biggest thing we’ve ever done by some margin: The Narnia Experience.

Based on a similar production in Liverpool, we will transform Left Bank into Narnia for a promenade retelling of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Here’s an advert for the production in Liverpool in February:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH312acMkfk

Lynsey and Angharad from the group have received three months of funding for a ‘feasibility study’ to work with churches and other organisations up to Christmas to check that there will be a groundswell of support for this massive project. Because of the size of the project, 15 months is actually not that long to get it off the ground, so please pray for everyone involved that we can get the work done and inspire the hundreds of volunteers that the project would need.