This year promises to be a truly historic year for the denomination. In July we will be voting in a New Moderator at the General Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. This follows three years of discernment to choose who should be on"the slate". There are four candidates that have been put forward by the Moderator Nominating Committee and they are:
Rev Elder Diane Fisher
Rev Elder Darlene Garner
Rev Elder Hector Guitierrez
Rev Dr Irene Laudeman
Who will be our new moderator? As they say in all the TV talent shows it will be decided by a viewers vote. So we will need to wait until General Conference in July to answer that question as the vote will be held then. Sadly we dont have white or black smoke to signal a result (or lack of) but i am sure it will be Facebooked, tweeted, instagrammed and posted on webpages as soon as the count is in. We truly live in exciting times.
On Tuesdays we continue to hold our Young Adults Group in The Emporium Cafe,London Road,Brighton for fellowship and to look at and discuss events, matters and faith from a Young Adults perspective. The group meets every Tuesday at 7pm and there are plans to have guest speakers and friends come to the group and share their stories.Drop in and say hello.
On Wednesday and Thursday each week Andrew Ramage our Church leader is insitu in the Emporium Cafe from 10 am to 2 pm. This time has now been offered to Sanctuary On Sea as an informal drop-in for refugees wanting advice or just someone to talk to. This drop-in is open to anyone who wants to talk about God, church, life the universe, anything really that they feel a need to talk to someone about.
Also on Thursdays our new version of the midweek group meets in the emporium cafe at 7pm. Anyone who would like to join in the discussion is warmly welcomed and each week there is a new subject/reading so everyone starts from the same place. Interested? Drop by the emporium at 7pm and say hello.
We continue to support Lunch Positive, be active members of Churches Together in Central Brighton and Sanctuary On Sea, who are looking at ways to support refugees in Brighton and Hove as well as in the Camps in Europe. We are the liaison between SOS and our denomination, as well as with Churches Together in Central Brighton, so there should be more opportunities arising through this close partnership.
General Conference XXVI
General Conference 2016 will be held 4 July – 8 July 2016 at the Fairmont Empress hotel, 721 Government Street,
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, V8W 1W5 .
Hotel reservation and conference registration details are available HERE. We hope you will
mark your calendars and plan to be with us!
02-02-2016 - Young Adults Group, 7pm in Emporium, London Road.
03-02-2016 - Drop-in, 10-2 at the Emporium cafe, London Road.
04-02-2016 - Drop-in, 10-2 at the Emporium Cafe, London Road. (cancelled this week)
04-02-2016 - Midweek Group at Emporium London Road.
05-02-2016 - Lunch Positive, 1pm at Dorset Gardens.
07-02-2016 - Worship at 6pm in The Hanover Room, Brighthelm.
In Partnership with:
The Brighthelm Centre
If you have any queries please contact us: