David & Irene Allen, who were present at the inaugural gathering of the Anabaptist networks of communities and organisations on 2 October, would like to hear from anyone in East Anglia interested in starting a group. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is interest in starting a new group in the Oxford area, where a group met for several years until quite recently. Two different people at the inaugural event of the Anabaptist networks of communities and organisations on 2 October asked about this. If you are interested, please let us know at email@example.com.
On Saturday 2 October 2010, 50+ representatives of the new Anabaptist network of communities and Anabaptist network of organisations gathered for the first of what we anticipate will be annual events. This was an opportunity for members of participating communities (churches, emerging churches, study groups, etc.) to meet each other and think about how they can encourage and resource each other. It was an opportunity also for participating organisations to bring literature and other resources and to explain how they could serve these communities.
There is renewed interest in setting up an Anabaptist group in South Wales – either a study group or maybe something around a meal. If you are interested, contact Phill Vickery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three day conferences with Stuart Murray Williams (The Anabaptist Network) and Roy Searle (The Northumbria Community).
Dates: 17 September in London; 28 September in Cardiff; and 23 October in Manchester.
Lloyd Pietersen's new book - the sixth in the 'After Christendom' series - Reading the Bible after Christendom will be published in 2010. Lloyd is delighted that well-respected Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, has written a foreword, commending this book very warmly. Here is an extract from the foreword: