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Summer conference: Mary and Martha

15 May 2018

All GB leaders are invited to GB's summer conference - which will include a special session looking at what we can learn from the Bible story of Mary and Martha.

The conference is for all GB's children and youth leaders and will take place on Saturday 30 June 2018 at Cliff College, in Derbyshire.

GB's Discipleship Co-ordinator Charlotte Hendy will be guiding leaders through the Bible story of Mary and Martha. This session will look at the story from both the perspectives of Mary and Martha - recognising that people don’t fall into one or the other, but that all are a mixture of both, and that’s good. 

Leaders will also enjoy fellowship, worship, get to hear encouraging news, be equipped to take what they hear back home and much, much more.

The day's programme, downloadable below, will be as follows:

9.45am Arrivals
Start your day with coffee/tea, a biscuit and time to chat.

10.30am Council Meeting of the Girls’ Brigade England & Wales’ Network
This session includes worship and prayer, blessing our representatives travelling to Zambia for ICGB, royal news, spotlight on membership, #WeAreGB125 updates, and other news from around the GB family. An agenda will be sent separately to the local area delegates.

12pm Lunch
Bring a sarnie, spend some cash at the GB shop, make some new friends, visit our prayer stations and relax.

1pm Mary & Martha
GB’s Discipleship Co-ordinator Charlotte Hendy will lead this session on the Bible story Mary and Martha. The passage is not (as some interpret) a green light to contemplative spirituality and a red light to a spirituality of action and deeds. But rather we’re called to a life of both, and that there’s a difference between being busy and being active. You’ll be invited to put yourself in the shoes of each; to consider which you most identify with; and what you can learn from the other. There will be a comfort break during this afternoon session.

3.45pm Worship
GB’s prayer ministry team will be available to pray with and for you.

4.15pm Departures
Unless you’ve booked to attend the Mary and Martha retreat.

All GB leaders are welcome to attend the conference, please do encourage friends to come and share the car journey. It only costs £5 per person, and you can let us know that you’re planning to attend by completing the Delegate Registration Form, below, and emailing it to GBCO by Friday 15 June 2018.
Only those who are Council representatives will join in the Travel Pool and should return the Council Member Registration Form, below, to GBCO also by Friday 15 June 2018. These representatives will be sent a call to the meeting directly as usual.
Even if you can't attend on the day, you can keep up-to-date with what's going on at the conference by searching for the following hashtag on Facebook and Twitter - #GBraiseshope

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