Introduction to Spiritual Accompaniment Training
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Introduction to Spiritual Accompaniment Training

City Life Church Luton is hosting an introductory training course in spiritual accompaniment with Stephen Hoyland and Veronica Smith.

Times

Monday 5th - Thursday 8th August 9am-4pm and Friday 9th August 9am - 2pm

Cost

£150 per person. Any additional donations will be given to Veronica and Stephen directly as a thank you for leading us through the week. If childcare is needed, send us an email on gry@loveluton.org. Lunch is included in the price.

General Aims

This is an introductory course in spiritual accompaniment, sometimes known as ‘spiritual direction’. We aim, through teaching, practical sessions and personal prayer, to help you understand your own experience of God and of prayer better and to develop an appreciation of the variety of experiences you might encounter as you accompany others. We will be paying attention to basic listening skills in our practical sessions, and giving you opportunities to develop an ability to accompany others as they recount and explore their lives in the context of their faith. We emphasise the importance of discernment within a spiritual accompaniment session through noticing the movement of God in someone’s life. The course is based on the contemplative model of spiritual accompaniment, within the Ignatian spiritual tradition.

For more information, and to book on, click the link below

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24/7 Prayer Week
Jul
10
to Jul 17

24/7 Prayer Week

  • 11 Richmond Hill Luton, England, LU2 7JG United Kingdom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are in the midst of a 24/7 Prayer Week, lasting until Wednesday night (17th July). Every evening 9-10pm and every morning 7-8am we have a time of communal prayer together. All other times are up for grabs. If you would like to take part, you can sign up for a slot on the link below. 11 Richmond Hill - do come along!

https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/a4e44c

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Hightown Churches Picnic Service
Jul
7
10:30 AM10:30

Hightown Churches Picnic Service

This Sunday we will take a break from meeting at Bute Mills as normal, and will instead have a picnic with our fellow Hightown Churches in St Matthew’s Church gardens. We will commence as normal with some nibbles at 10:30am, for a 11am start.

Do remember to bring a picnic and blanket to be consumed at the end of the service!

Do bring along some small dishes to share from your culture at the nibbles to start with. Norwegian baked goods might make an appearance.

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Service of Shadows
Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

Service of Shadows

Service of the Shadows (or 'Tenebrae')

The Tenebrae service, meaning ‘shadows’, was a part of the traditional Catholic Holy Week. This version, which makes no claim to be authentic to that tradition, was written by Jeremy Williams in 2006. You can find a copy of the reading here: https://docs.google.com/a/loveluton.org/document/d/1eoxPerrJrfHxG0J_Bwdu85pkMCnApAAc3hSrlCOuJMg/edit?usp=sharing 

There will now be two versions but neither of them will be edited for children - it's a bit intense and to make it child friendly is a big task. However, there will be two readings at 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

If you have children and want resources for the Easter weekend, you can access four videos in this dropbox folder of The Last Supper, Garden of Gethsemane, Crucifixion and Resurrection: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cpexmh3itzdl29d/AAD30gJg_ZsLyXjG7Bl_235Za?dl=0

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Exploring Your Connection
May
17
to Jun 7

Exploring Your Connection

This spring the course runs on the following evenings and runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm:

Tuesday 17th May -  Vision and Values

Tuesday 24th May - Relationships and Community

Tuesday 31st May -  Faith and Spirituality

Tuesday 7th June -  Kingdom and Church

If you're interested, get in touch here...

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Mar
26
2:00 PM14:00

Waiting in the Dark

Waiting in the Dark

From 2-4pm there will be a space available  for a couple of hours where people can come and sit in silence in the dark aftermath of Jesus' death. It is a space to sit with all that is unresolved in ourselves. 

 
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Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Good Friday Walk

Good Friday Walk

This year Luton Churches Together have organise a joint Good Friday and Easter Town Centre Walk of Witness and Celebration.  
Meet at 10:30 Central Baptist Church, Park Street, for fellowship. 11:00 we will sing and pray together. From there we will walk to the Town Hall, sing two hymns and pray. Then we move on to St Mary’s for the Raising The Cross Service.

 
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Mar
24
7:45 PM19:45

Passover

Andrew will be leading us through the Jewish tradition of Passover with a Christological twist! There'll be a sit down meal so don't eat before! Let Sam know you are coming by emailing him at sam@loveluton.org!

 
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Church Weekend Away
Oct
30
to Nov 1

Church Weekend Away

Once a year we like to get together for a weekend. It is a chance to spend quality time eating, playing, relaxing, walking, praying, reflecting, listening, swimming and worshipping together.

Arrivals from 6pm Friday. Departures from 3pm Sunday.

What to Bring:
(in order of significance)

  • Alcohol of your own choice
  • Cakes for snacks and sharing
  • A Bible
  • Clothes
  • Walking gear (Liturgy in the Wild is back!)
  • Swimming gear (if you fancy an October dip in the pool or hot tub!)
  • High chairs and cots if you're parents
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Exploring Your Connection
Oct
20
to Nov 10

Exploring Your Connection

Exploring Your Connection is a four-week introduction to our church community. If you are interested in finding out a little more, exploring the idea of membership or just have questions then you are welcome!

Sessions take place once a week over four weeks at different people's houses and are quite informal. They start around a meal together and then focus on four different 'themes' over the weeks:

1) Tuesday 20th October - John and Roxy Whittaker - Our Vision and Values

2) Tuesday 27th October - Hazel and Andrew Adams - Relationships and Community

3) Tuesday 3rd November - Mark and Liz Plane - Spiritual Life

4) Tuesday 10th November - Jeff and Alina Pullinger - Following Jesus

If you are interested in finding out please email sam@loveluton.org.

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