Digest week ending 13 April 2014

  1. Journey News
  2. Weekly Worship
  3. Future Events
  4. Journey Film Club
  5. Green Suggestion

LGBT Asylum Group@ Birmingham LGBT Centre

Wednesday 30 April 2014 March 6-8 pm

I could do with some help please

It is a change for people to have a cuppa and a chat following the Centre’s legal surgery


We are looking for new Board Members.

This is an exciting and demanding role. It provides me with a sounding board and looks at the strategies and safeguarding of Journey. We need to find a new Board for the successful development of our community. We are looking for people with a passion for our church.

There is a meeting each month two of 1.5 hours and one strategy meeting of 4 hours per quarter. There is also the role of representing the church. We might be able to find someone else to do say the book-keeping and the treasurer’s role is to manage and report on our finances.

Please prayerfully consider if you might be interested in such a role or you could recommend another member or friend. Please talk to me or another Board Member, come along to a Board Meeting and I will run a session for those interested.


11 -12:15 am Emmaus Road with an interactive sermon, prayer space, Communion and songs @ St Paul’s.

3 -4:30 27th April Quest4Spirituality Explorers Group @ St Paul’s using ‘Living the Questions’ Dream Think Do Be www.livingthequestions.com/xcart/home.php?cat=450 looking at the Christian faith and what questions do we have. 4th Sunday of the month. www.youtube.com/user/livingthequestionsplease invite your friends.

4-5 pm 13th April Quest4Spirituality @ Book café Derby DE11 1QH the second Sunday of each month. This is an informal discussion group for LGBT and friends.

5 -7 pm Illuminate @ BLGBT Centre 38/40 Holloway Circus B1 1EQ

Illuminate is a non-religious space with no formal liturgy sacred and secular music playing. Some silence is observed in a darkened room, a discussion followed led by a group member or an informal chat in the second half. It is a space for reflection and inspiration without a particular religious dimension.


Journey’s 10th Anniversary

Saturday 10th May 10 -4pm Dr Nicola Slee’s retreat at Westhill Selly Oak ‘Celebrating the Risen Christa’ www.queens.ac.uk/about/staff/dr-nicola-slee/ www.amazon.com/Seeking-Risen-Christa-Nicola-Slee/dp/0281062560 Price £20 with a minimum of £5 to cover lunch for concessions. Deposit £5 with booking.

Sunday 18th May 11 : 00 am Rev Sharon Ferguson head of LGCM and MCC North London will preach at our main service of celebration www.lgcm.org.uk/about-us/ and http://mccnorthlondon.org.uk/aboutus/who-we-are/

Sunday 25th May 2 -5 pm Celebrating Birmingham Pride in BLGBT Centre

18-20 July Weekend Away ‘Celebrating Our Spiritual Journeys’ @ Haye Farm Bewdley £20 deposit. Costs minimum (camping) £45, breakeven £100 normal price £125


www.journeyfilmclub.co.uk Open 6.45 pm film starts at 7 pm on Tuesday prompt @ BLGBT Centre B1 1EQ.

Tue 15 April- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel



Batteries don’t biodegrade and are difficult to recycle. Use rechargeable ones with solar power rechargers instead

Friday 23rd May, 4pm – Late
Birmingham Pride Summer Musical Soiree & Garden Party @

David and Paul’s House – 23 Link Road, Edgbaston, B16 0EP – see https://www.facebook.com/paulnaylor-gray for location & contact details etc

Buffet Provided. Bring a Bottle/Bottles. Elegant Summer Dress, with Cross-Dressing or ‘Thematic’ Costume to be Heartily Encouraged!

Music for a massed sing, togther with practice tracks, will be circulated well before the event via Paul’s new, developing Website: http://www.paulnaylorgray.co.uk/

Feel free to bring an ‘Act’ to perform – perhaps something musical, a reading, a poem, tell a story, a joke, teach a dance – eg. a circle dance or line dance – etc. Children welcome till 8pm, so any material that may be risque to be performed After 8!

RSVP would be helpful.

Love and Best Wishes for the Campest & Proudest of Summers Ahead!

David & Paul

0121 291 5896

Peace and joy


Minister: Rev Stephen Bentley

Mobile number: 07734 155664

St Paul’s Church

Jewellery Quarter

Birmingham B3 1QZ

Email: stephen.bentley

Web: www.journeymcc.wordpress.com


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