Anabaptist Network of Communities - annual gathering Saturday 7 March 2015

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The next Anabaptist Network of Communities day will be held on 7 March 2015 in Bristol. Here's a taster of what is planned:

The organisers in Bristol (the local Anabaptist group and members of Urban Expression teams) are working with the theme of the Feast of Fools, a subversive medieval festival that challenged social norms.

The focus for the day will be 'the foolish economics of Luke 19 - living well in a consumer/material world.' The day will be designed to include and engage children, with some special activities running alongside the adults' activities where necessary for the very youngest. There'll be all sorts of interactive and creative activities to help us take a fresh and challenging look at the story of Zacchaeus and the parable of the pounds. And we'll be sharing bread, wine and liturgy over a meal and taking time to ponder together the tough questions about our own participation in an economically driven world. And we even get tea and cake to nourish us for the journey home.

Also, as previously indicated, we're planning to include a session on Anabaptist beliefs and/or history for those who want a bit of an introduction - this will be one of two choices in the afternoon and we'll probably ask people to sign up for it on arrival so we know what interest there is.

Time/place
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10:00 - 16:00 on Saturday 7 March 2015
St Mark's Baptist Church, St Marks Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 6HX.
(The church is very close to Stapleton Road station which is a five minute
train journey from Bristol Temple Meads. There is free on street parking
nearby.)

Cost
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The day will be free with the opportunity for those who can afford it to contribute on the day towards costs. We think the approximate cost per adult will be £15, in case you want guidance on donation level. There's no pressure on those who cannot afford it to give at this level or at all - and there's an invitation for those who can afford it to give a little more.

Food and drink
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Sharing a vegetarian lunch together will be part of the day. Tea, coffee &
biscuits will also be provided.

Children
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Children are welcome to join in the day's activities and we already have 5
children aged six and under booked in for the day. (If you're bringing
children, please let us know their ages when you book.)

Booking
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To book email sue.haslehurst@gmail.com by 28 February 2015 specifying:
* how many people you are booking for,
* any dietary requirements (apart from vegetarian - food will be vegetarian)
and
* ages of any children you're booking for.