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Autumn Synod - Risk Taking Mission and Service

Date: 16th September 2017
Time: 10am - 3pm
Venue: Riverside, Derby, DE24 8HY
Theme: Risk-Taking Mission and Service

Worship

The Chair will be with us at Synod on 16th September to lead us in a service of Holy Communion.

Our theme will be Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and, as you will see from the Agenda, we have many interesting speakers to inform and inspire us.

Election for Conference

Please could people be encourage to consider standing for election for Conference. In summer 2018 Conference will be meeting in Nottingham. We have one place that has to be filled by a Deacon, three places that can be filled by either Presbyters or Deacons, and five places to be filled by lay people. The nomination form is in the downloadable information. Please get it back to me as soon as you can if you would like to stand. Please pass it on to anyone else in your circuits who may wish to stand. Those elected do not have to be members of Synod, but will become members of Synod if elected.

Dispensations

Presbyters and Deacons asking for a dispensation should contact the Deputy Chair Paul Worsnop on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Apologies for absence from lay people should be sent Rev Jenny Dyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

People who are not Synod members but who are interested in the theme of the day are very welcome to attend. However, only Synod members can vote on Synod business.

Loop System

A loop system is available at Riverside, but users need to wear a pendant around their necks. Please let Rev Jenny Dyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know if you would benefit from this.

Items for Projection

If anyone speaking to Synod has material that they would like projecting, could they please send this to Carole Thorpe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.as soon as possible.

Notice Sheet

Information for the Synod notice sheet may be sent to the Caroline Green on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Sat 9th.

District Directories

Directories will be available in the circuit boxes. Please ensure that named copies for those not at Synod are distributed. Any alterations spotted during the next week few should be notified to Rev Jenny Dyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Angela Davies This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a list of corrections will be emailed out around the end of September. Changes during the year should be notified to the District Office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

First Aiders 

Finally, if anyone who is coming to Synod is trained in first aid, might they be prepared to be our nominated first aider for the day? Please get in touch with Rev Jenny Dyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

Administrators

Please print out a set of papers for those representatives from your Circuit who do not have an email account.

Further Information

Rev Jenny Dyer
Synod Secretary
01332 346715
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Downloads

Download Info

Agenda

Representative Session of the Nottingham & Derby Synod, 16th September 2017

Theme: Risk-Taking Mission and Service

Timings may change but it is hoped that lunch will be at 12.30 and that Synod will close at 3.30.

10.00 Welcome/housekeeping arrangements

10.05 Opening Worship with Holy Communion, led by the District Chair and President of the Conference Revd Loraine Mellor, and including the commissioning of Mission Enabler Revd Chris Briggs

11.00 Synod business
Appointment of scrutineers
Adoption of appointments listed in the Synod Directory
Voting for representatives to Conference (nomination form below)
Appointment of Synod-elected representatives to Synod for 2018-20 (please give details of any nominations to the Secretary)

11.05 Report from the 2017 Conference

11.20 Fresh Expressions Michele Simms

11.35 Youth Tim Annan, Jasmine Roberts, Liberty Dane

11.55 Valley CIDS Jonathan Brook

12.05 Tax Justice Matthew Jones

12.30 Lunch and Market Place. There will be a retiring collection for the Methodist Ministers’ Children’s Relief Association

13.30 Synod business
Result of election for representatives to Conference
Requests for permission to discontinue worship at Wollaton Rd and Queen’s Rd in Nottingham (Trent Valley) Circuit 22/4
DLMN (introducing Nigel Pimlott)
Safeguarding (Philip Holmes and Susan McIvor)

14.00 Boaz Trust Ros Holland

14.30 HOPE Nottingham Nigel Adams

15.00 Closing worship

 

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