Thursday, 26 May 2016

Eastern Winter Study for 2016

Eastern Winter Study, Norfolk, UK

Due to success in 2014 and 2015 Nathan Walker (Nuneaton) and Ruth Walker are planning another Eastern Winter Study for 2016, God willing. The study will take place 27th – 30th December 2016, at Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk, UK, IP25 7SA. Bro. David Burges (Leamington Spa) will lead five studies entitled *Looking unto Jesus* - a study of the Lord in the Epistle to the Hebrews
 
They offer warm fellowship and encouraging Bible study for these last days. The programme will include the Daily Readings and a Breaking of Bread meeting. They also look forward to a local walk, and a cosy open fire. A crèche and children’s activities will be organised as required.

The Eastern Winter Study is now open for bookings, and early booking is recommended. 
Costs (in pounds): Adults = 100, Students = 75, Children = 50
Family costs are capped at 350 pounds.

Forms and information may be obtained from the website www.easternwinterstudy.org.uk or directly from Bro. Nathan & Sis. Ruth Walker - telephone 024 7631 1510 or email secretary@easternwinterstudy.org.uk.
 
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Cycle for Uganda 2016

Construction of Owen Falls Dam on White Nile (...
Construction of Owen Falls Dam on White Nile (Victoria Nile), Jinja, Uganda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Saturday 25th June 2016 (God Willing)

Once again the cyclists are out raising money for projects in Uganda! The annual event has been a huge success, raising over £10,500 for the Namisindwa Orphanage in the last two years, and we sincerely thank all the individuals and ecclesias who have generously supported us. The financial stability of the orphanage has made such a big difference to the children's lives in Namisindwa.

This year we have set our sights on raising funds for a water storage project in the Ibanda district of Uganda, and have challenged the cyclists to cycle 50 miles up and down some of the steepest hills in the Mendips, accumulating 3,300ft of climbing and tackling climbs of up to 20% gradient.

If you wish to join us for the cycling and a day of fellowship, details and sign up are available at http://cycleforuganda.co.uk and a link to the BT donation page can also be found there should you wish to donate.

P.S. A date for your diary - next year's event is planned for Saturday 10th June 2017 and will be cycling 88 miles around the Avon Cycleway for Namisindwa.
 
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Job Vacancy – Graphic Designer

Adobe InDesign upgrade from PageMaker
Adobe InDesign upgrade from PageMaker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A vacancy has arisen at the English Christadelphian Office for a full-time graphic designer. Working in a small team producing The Christadelphian, Faith Alive!, Study Guides, preaching booklets and other material, the successful candidate will possess good graphic design skills and be a proficient user of Adobe software including InDesign. The Office is now an extensive producer of electronic as well as printed material, and the successful candidate will play a major part in continuing this work. We are looking for someone who is sensitive to the history and traditions of our community but is able to bring a fresh and modern appearance to our publications. Knowledge of web design would be an advantage.

Based in Hall Green, Birmingham, this is a permanent role (subject to a probationary period) offering a competitive salary and good terms and conditions. Part time / flexible working arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. Applications should be sent by email to the Editor, accompanied by a CV and some relevant examples of recent work. Further details are available on request. The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday May 20, 2016. 
 
Please contact Andrew Bramhill the A vacancy has arisen at the Christadelphian Office for a full-time graphic designer. Working in a small team producing The Christadelphian, Faith Alive!, Study Guides, preaching booklets and other material, the successful candidate will possess good graphic design skills and be a proficient user of Adobe software including InDesign. The Office is now an extensive producer of electronic as well as printed material, and the successful candidate will play a major part in continuing this work. We are looking for someone who is sensitive to the history and traditions of our community but is able to bring a fresh and modern appearance to our publications. Knowledge of web design would be an advantage.

Based in Hall Green, Birmingham, this is a permanent role (subject to a probationary period) offering a competitive salary and good terms and conditions. Part time / flexible working arrangements may be considered for the right candidate. Applications should be sent by email to the Editor, accompanied by a CV and some relevant examples of recent work. Further details are available on request. The closing date for applications is 17.00 on Friday May 20, 2016. 

Andrew Bramhill, Editor

editor@thechristadelphian.com

2016 Sisters Day at Solihull

At the Solihull Ecclesial Hall there will take place an informal day for all sisters, female relatives and friends to share the joy of friendship, study, discussion and worship around God's Word.

The theme is: Celebrate God, all day, every day

For further information about Sisters Days see www.chsn.org.uk/sisters-days-information-and-aims


Saturday, 7 May 2016

Saved through grace not through keeping rituals

Small-grace-for-all
Small-grace-for-all (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




We cannot ‘earn’ salvation through keeping rituals;
 we are “saved through grace” and it will only be through grace that we will gain a place in God’s kingdom.
 The essential ingredient for those who believe is to develop cleansed hearts,
 the outcome of having a genuine faith.



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Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism 2015-2016

Human Rights Party Malaysia logo
Human Rights Party Malaysia logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Last year four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights were the 2015 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary ActivismNisha Ayub, a leading human rights defender on transgender rights in Malaysia; Yara Bader, a journalist and human rights activist who works to expose the detention and torture of journalists in war-torn Syria; Khadija Ismayilova, a prominent investigative journalist who has dedicated her life to fighting for human rights in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan; and Nicholas Opiyo, a leading human rights lawyer and founder of the human rights organization Chapter Four Uganda, who has worked tirelessly to defend civil liberties in Uganda.

So many journalists fighting this year for the right of a free voice, having been endangered, I am curious who shall be the nominees.

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