UEC Family Day 2017

The UEC Family Day 2017 takes place on Saturday 30th September 2017 at Rayleigh Evangelical Church.  Full details are available in the leaflet, and the booking form is below.

Welcome from the UEC Chairman: Brian Wood

The UEC Promotion Committee continues to earn my appreciation for the enthusiasm, energy and excellence they bring to our programmes and this Family Day promises to be the best yet. There is something for everyone whatever your age, to interest, inform, and inspire. All that is needed to ensure its success is for our Churches to organise themselves so that nobody misses out. See you there!

Programme for the day

The Family Day begins at 10.00am and is centred around three workshop slots. There are lots of different subjects on offer, and a detailed list is available in the leaflet. We will join together for a buffet lunch before continuing with our afternoon session, which culminates in a time of joint closing worship.

Guest Speaker: Tim Dieppe

Our guest speaker this year is Tim Dieppe. Tim is Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern which he joined in 2016. Tim’s special interest is in Islamic affairs. This interest developed after the 2001 attacks which prompted him to study the nature of Islam, including sharia finance.  Christian Concern publications, literature and resources will be available on the day, hosted by Regan King.

Booking Form

Please complete this booking form to ensure that you’re able to attend the UEC Family Day 2017.  Donations of £8 per adult should be brought on the day.

Your Name*

Your E-mail Address*

Workshop 1 (10.00am to 11.15am)*

Workshop 2 (11.30am to 12.45pm)*

Workshop 3 (1.45pm to 3.00pm)*

Person 2

Name of second attendee

Age, if under 18

Workshop 1 (10.00am to 11.15am)

Workshop 2 (11.30am to 12.45pm)

Workshop 3 (1.45pm to 3.00pm)

Person 3

Name of second attendee

Age, if under 18

Workshop 1 (10.00am to 11.15am)

Workshop 2 (11.30am to 12.45pm)

Workshop 3 (1.45pm to 3.00pm)

Person 4

Name of second attendee

Age, if under 18

Workshop 1 (10.00am to 11.15am)

Workshop 2 (11.30am to 12.45pm)

Workshop 3 (1.45pm to 3.00pm)

Dietary Needs

UEC Faith Matters 2017

We are running a series of training days, as in previous years, to equip local Church members and ensure that they have good quality and relevant Bible teaching from experts in their fields, using interactive presentation styles.

Saturday 4 March 2017 – ‘Why don’t people come to church like they used to?’ (Revd. Charlie Kosla)

Saturday 13 May 2017 – ‘Why do bad things happen to God’s good people?’ (Dr Sam Gordon)

Saturday 4 November 2017 – ‘Why should we care for God’s creation?’ (Green Christian)

All sessions run from 9.45am to 1.00pm and there is a suggested donation of £6 to cover expenses and refreshments.

All training days will take place at Rayleigh Evangelical Church, Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, SS6 7JQ. Free parking is available.

Prayer Meetings 2017

The UEC arranges a number of prayer meetings around the region throughout the year.  Future dates are:

  • Tuesday 18th March 2017 – 7.30pm – Great Wakering
  • Wednesday 28th June 2017 – Strawberry Tea at 6.30pm followed by Prayer at 7.30pm – Cressing

Each year the UEC sets aside a week to specifically pray about the future direction of our Church family and the individual challenges that Churches are facing. The 2017 Week of Prayer is from 21st to 28th May.

The UEC publishes ‘Prayer Focus’, a booklet full of items to give thanks for and to pray into, to assist individuals to know how best to pray.  This is published in March and September each year.