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Thematic Ministry

I'm excited to be doing a new approach to worship and ministry from next month. It's an American practice to operate "thematic ministry" - this means having a monthly theme which all (or almost all) the worship and religious education revolves around. It's most useful for our Junior Church as it helps them plan better, but as a preacher I'm also looking forward to how this will develop our worship practice. So I've developed our themes, largely inspired by All Souls Tusla . There's an article about this here.  I've tweaked these a bit, and I may still change them in the future as I go along. But at least theoretically I have settled on themes for the next three years (with the idea being they would then cycle around again). Here they are: September Earth October Identity and Humanity November Peace and non-violence December Birth January  Healing February Love March Justice April Res