Four consecutive talks on Saturday 04, 11, 18 & 25 November at the St James Centre, Birdham from 10am to 12 noon
Listen to the first Being Human talk given on 04.11.2023:
Listen to the second Being Human talk given on 11.11.2023:
Listen to the third Being Human talk given on 18.11.2023:
Listen to the fourth Being Human talk given on 25.11.2023:
Susan is leading Habour Churches in talks and discussion groups on Being Human based on Living in Love and Faith, the Church of England process which sets out to inspire people to think more deeply about what it means to be human and to live in love and faith with one another. It tackles the tough questions and divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.
Each session will start with a talk from Susan about 30 minutes in length using material from Living in Faith and Love, then we will have coffee and refreshments followed by a chance to chat in smaller groups about a story which illustrates the life of someone who might wish to share in our life together as Harbour Churches or is already represented in the life of our church family. These ‘stories’ will afford us the opportunity to explore sensitively – and with integrity, our understanding of how we might be able to share our faith in a spirit of love.
Our hope and prayer is that that these times of honest engagement will build our faith and open our understanding, without judgement and with renewed respect for differences.
We know that for some within the Church of England these conversations are difficult and that some churches are already taking a position on some of the issues involved.
What we don’t know yet is who we are as Harbour Churches in relation to these issues – that’s why it’s SO important that as a church family we are all prepared to engage in the conversations.
With every blessing
Jonathan and Susan