Christian Education

Christian Aid Tax Justice Bus

Our church was the Nottingham venue when Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty met with local MPs, councillors and church leaders when the Tax Justice Bus stopped in Nottingham on its national tour.

Tax Justice Bus

Tax Justice Bus

 

Vernon Coaker M.P. visits the Tax Justice Bus

Vernon Coaker M.P. visits the Tax Justice Bus

 

Christian Aid and Church Action on Poverty teamed up to tour the UK and Ireland in the Tax Justice Bus, in a bright red double decker, for 53 days starting in August 2012 to share the message of tax injustice with churches across the country.

The Tax Justice Bus visited Nottingham on 22nd September – and parked on the pavement outside our church between 3 pm and 6 pm.

Visitors included local MPs, Civic leaders, church leaders and other supporters of Christian Aid.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2012, Christian Aid, Christian Education, World Church

House Groups – Lent 2012

The 2012 Lent House Groups were on the theme “the way to freedom”,  using a study commissioned by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

It took its cue from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian executed in 1945 for his part in the resistance to Hitler, whose thoughts continue to challenge us on what it means to have faith and to be the church in a dangerous world.   In 1944 while in prison he wrote a poem Stations on the Way to Freedom.   The ‘stations’ he highlighted are: discipline, action, suffering and death.

The focus was not a study of Bonhoeffer as such but simply took some cues from him, and each week asked question about what ‘freedom’ means for us in our context today.   Bible studies were an important part of the material which was also supported by BBC Radio programming.

Posted by gdjjennings in Christian Education, House Groups, news