News and events
Congregationalist Appointed to Special Position
On Wednesday 13th April the Rev'd Michael Heaney was inducted as Moderator of the Free Churches Group for England and Wales. As such he represents 24 denominations and also serves as a Co-President of Churches Together in England alongside the Archb ishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Westminster.
Further details of Michael's appointment can be downloaded.
Press Report on the Induction of Michael Heaney as Moderator.
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Messages from the Regions
Varous messages from our Regions were received but not included in the Newsletter. You can read them here by clicking the links:
2013 Venue Fixed
The 2013 ICF Family Conference will be held at Brunel University in West London. The University has excellent modern facilities. It is handy to Heathrow Airport with good connections into the heart of London and to other parts of the country.
Now the planning committee are working on various other aspects and further details will be available later this year.
It is anticipated that Congregationalists in Britain will welcome visitors from overseas should anyone wish to extend their visit to the UK either before or after the Conference. This will add significant value to your attendance.
There are some message that did not get included in the Newsletter. Click here for a message from Sharon Binger (N America Regional Secretary. Click here for a message from Chris Damp (N Europe Regional Secretary).
National Association of Congregational Christian Churches
The NACCC held its 56th Annual Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.
For more details visit the NACCC website at naccc.org.
Members of the ICF from all over the world sent warm greetings to our friends in the States. A special PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded from here. It is already set up for a rolling presentation. Start the Slide Show and hit Esc when you want it to stop.
PowerPoint presentation. Large file.
Microsoft Power Point presentation [8.0 MB]
Congregational Federation UK Celebration
The Congregational Federation celebrated its 39th Annual Assembly in Leicestershire earlier in May when more than 400 gathered from churches across the UK for an Assembly full of inspiration and encouragement.
The incoming President, the Rev Sandra Turner took as her theme "The 72 and the Few" urging Christians to engage in mission. As she said, "You have to be in it to win it". Among the presentations there were stories of church renewal and church planting as well as other aspects of mission experience.
The youth brought their own challenge on the subject of discrimination.
One interesting feature was the ability to bring greetings from some ICF members around the world as a PowerPoint presentation. Dr Tom Richard, Executive Secretary of the NACCC would like to run a similar Powerpoint presentation in their Assembly in Anchorage.
Powerpoint presentation of greetings.
Microsoft Power Point presentation [6.9 MB]
ICF Sends Message of Solidarity to Samoan Congregationalists
Following the disaster caused by earthquakes and tsunamis in samoa and American Samoa, where Congrregationalists are the largest Christian presence, ICF Co-Moderators, Phaedon Cambouropoulos and Val Price have sent messages with assurances of our prayers for our sisters and brothers in Christ.
The ful text of the message and the gracious reply received can be found in the Australia and Pacific section of "Our Regions". To read it you can click here.
Book now to attend the 2013 Conference
To book your place click this link. You can pay using a secure system online. A single deposit of 25% 0f full price will secure your place(s). Don't delay - act today!
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Download the 2013 Conference Brochure
This is the UK and Europe version. Other variant brochures coming shortly. Download here.