Update - Flourish Plans
After a great deal of thinking and praying, consulting and discussing, we have now reluctantly agreed that the wisest and safest decision is to defer Flourish from this September. We have such wonderful and enduring memories of Flourish in 2019 and we want our next event to be as equally inspiring and positive. Although it seems that it would have been possible to go ahead with Flourish this September, we cannot be sure of how free from restrictions we would be, and we have recognised that many will feel reluctant to gather in such a significant number so soon after the lockdowns of the past year.
We are now planning our way ahead as follows:
- Saturday 18th September will instead be our Autumn Synod. We will plan to meet physically, and also offer an online option so as to be as inclusive as possible. We will develop a programme that is as open as possible to everyone in the District who would like to participate. We will have a particular focus on:
- reflecting on all that we have travelled through during this pandemic, and
- committing ourselves with renewed faith to fulfilling all that God has for us in the future.
- We will now seek to agree a new date for Flourish – now Flourish 22 – to be, we anticipate, in September / October 2022. All things considered this seems to be the preferable time of year, with the best opportunity for a really successful event which includes all ages as fully as possible.
We will of course keep you updated as our revised plans develop.
Rooted in love
After the success of our Flourish District Gathering in 2019, Flourish is returning in 2021! New focus. Same great event. Bringing people together from across the District in a weekend for all ages.
SAVE THE DATE
Weekend 17th – 19th September 2021 | Scarborough Spa.
Love God, Love Your Neighbour, Love Yourself
A time of inspiration and celebration, worship and fellowship, as together we dig deeper into how we can fulfil ‘Our Calling’ and grow as Flourishing Missional Communities.
Bringing people together from across the District in a weekend for all ages
An early look at our contributors...
Many others, plus more details on our ‘Flourish 21’ contributors coming next year.
We look forward to sharing more with you all soon.