Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Baptism in the bay . . .

Here's a Zac's snap shot - Ric's baptism in a rather chilly Swansea Bay last Sunday!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Last Call for Bryn Haworth Tickets

There will be some tickets available on the door for Bryn's visit to Zac's on Saturday night for £10 - doors at 7.30pm, Gig at 8pm.

Profits from the gig will go towards the ongoing work at Zac's Place.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

City of Angels

Saw this on my friends' Kev & Linsey's blog, who are themselves committed to serving the urban poor. This snap shot from Skid Row in LA is representative of many cities . . .

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rowan Williams and Zac's Place.

"As far as the Church of England is concerned, Rowan Williams has said he wants to be remembered for the Fresh Expressions initiative when people look back at his time in office. Speaking during an interview for a York Courses audio CD, the Archbishop says that encouraging new forms of church was one of his first thoughts when he arrived at Lambeth in 2003. He also added that it was important to go to where people are, and be willing accept a 'mixed economy' church with fresh expressions and more traditional forms of church sitting side by side."

He also states in the interview that during his time as a bishop in Wales, is when he first became aware of both the need for different forms of church and that it was already happening in Wales. Virtually from day one, (1998), he has been an enthusiastic supporter of what we have been trying to do through Zac's Place, for which I am very grateful and it also seems it may have been one of the contexts that encouraged and challenged his thinking as he launched the Fresh Expressions initiative.

Listen to Interview Excerpt Here

Original Post Here, Monday, 12 October, 2009

"The work going forward at Zac's Place is in every way innovative, courageous and important for the community in general as well as the Christian community. I have been privileged to watch the development of this initiative over several years and would want to pay the most sincere tribute to the dedication and vision of those who have been running it."

Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, October 2005

Zac's Place Story on Fresh Expressions Website

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fresh Expressions Oct 2009, Podcast - Zac's Place Feature

Here's a direct link to the recent interview for the Fresh Expressions Podcast this month. I think it gives a reasonable representation for where Zac's Place is at, at this moment in time and something of the history.

Main Feature..

Additional Material ..

Friday, October 02, 2009

Australia Dates . . . .

Whilst attending to some God's Squad matters in Australia later this month, I will also be dropping in on the following places for a bit of banter; if you're in the area it'd be good to meet up. Four states, four gatherings.

Weds 4 Nov, 7pm - St. Martin's, Collingwood, Melbourne, Vic.

Really looking forward to returning to see my fellow dreamers and risk takers. St. Martin's was the place of my ordination and is the home of God's Squad and sister church community of Zac's Place.
215 Wellington St. Collingwood, VIC 3066 - Cnr Otter St, opposite the Housing Commision flats - (Melways ref: 44 C4)

Sat 7 Nov, 8am - Yass Breakfast Meeting, Yass Motel Convention Room.
Yass, NSW.

Sun 8 Nov, 10am - Tuggeranong Baptist Church, Canberra. ACT
33 Jenke Circuit, Kambah, ACT 2902
Phone: (02) 6296 1587

Sun 15 Nov, 6pm - Southport Church of Christ, Brisbane, Queensland
Queensland Academy Health Sciences (QAHS), Edmund Rice Drive, Southport, Brisbane, Queensland.

Zac's Place Podcast Interview by Fresh Expresssions Here (2/10/09)

Fresh Expressions Feature and Podcast

Fresh Expressions are running a Zac's Place Feature on their web site this month.

There is also a Podcast which may be of interest - features interviews and sound bites from muggins and also others at Zac's - there's also the virtually uncut interview as a podcast extra available too.

Am really pleased with the coverage, and we enjoyed Alicia's visit and the time she took to listen to everyone's story was much appreciated. Hope you find these items helpful - particularly regarding the history and foundational principles of Zac's Place.