HTB News and upcoming events

Lent Meditations 2016

The book of Lent Meditations, prepared by members of the congregation, is now available at the back of the church. Please take a copy for your home or download one attached to this notice.

Tanger-Carrefour des Cultures

St Andrew's church will feature in a photographic exhibition entitled "Tanger - Carrefour des Cultures", it will be on show from 23rd to 30th January, from 10h30 to 18h00, at Daarkom, the centre for Moroccan-Flemish relations at Rue du Fossé aux Loups 18.  Do feel free to visit it.

The FCJ Centre of Spirituality

FCJ Centre of Spirituality 211 Ave. Winston Churchill, 1180, Brussels announces the following event: Monday 25 January: 19.00-22.00 Jesus and the coming of the Kingdom: Adult biblical faith formation (Mess’AJE 3).

Oecumenical prayer for Peace

Oecumenical prayer for Peace with songs of Taizé in Holy Cross Church (Place Flagey). Following on the Oecumenical Week of Prayer for Christians Unity from 18 till 25 January an oecumenical service with songs of Taizé is being organised on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 20h30 (rehearsal of the songs from 19h30) with the collaboration of Da Joyeuse Hitayezu-Mukakabera, United Protestant Church in Belgium, Parish Ixelles, Reverend John Wilkinson, pastor of Holy Trinity, Reverend Andrew Gardner of Saint Andrews Scottish Church, Reverend Father Milad Abou-Diwan of the parish of Our Lady of Lebanon and Reverend Luc Terlinden, pastor of the Holy Cross parish. Info: henk.goorden@employment.belgium.be 0476 24 58 93.

Could you help combat the scourge of modern day slavery?

Could you help combat the scourge of modern day slavery? If so a meeting to be held in the Charles Le Jeune Centre on Saturday 30th January from 10.00 to 15.30 is for you. Following up on the commitment of Archbishop Justin and Pope Francis for their respective churches to make this issue a priority, this Day Training Conference is open to all the Anglican churches in Belgium. It will provide general training on what human trafficking is, how to identify victims and ways of helping them and helping the authorities to catch the traffickers. There will also be presentations of current anti-trafficking projects in Belgium that are seeking volunteer help. For more information and to register to attend please contact david.fieldsend@europe.anglican.org

More information is available in the attached file 

Office Space for Rent: Schuman area

Office space is available at Rue Joseph 11, 166 (close to the Berlaymont building, Schuman) preferably for an NGO or organisation in the social sector. The room will comfortably fit 3 desks plus a meeting table or 4 desks. Rent is approx. €780 per month. The room is available to let from February 1. Please contact Ruth Faber (ruth.faber@eu-cord.org) or building administrator Harald Krauth: harald.krauth@ekd.eu

The role of Christians in Today's Europe

You are invited to the Conference – Evening of Reflection: “The Role of Christians in Today’s Europe” at the Chapel for Europe on Wednesday 20/01/201 at 7PM. The Conference is organized within the framework of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Please find all the details on the poster in the lobby.

Candlemas Messiah

Candlemas Messiah this year takes place on Sat. Jan 30th at 4.00p.m. Once again we have a strong team of soloists, including our own Richard Craddock (bass), Bridget Peirson-Davis(soprano), Angela Lowe (alto)., and a professional Trumpet soloist coming specially from the UK. The Church Choir will be augmented by many friends and local singing enthusiasts from other choirs; and the orchestra consists of many of the excellent musicians (professional as well as amateur) who played last year. Please come to the Concert, join with us in singing the Halleluia Chorus, and bring your friends too. All proceeds will be shared between the CHRP and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London. If you would like to sing or play with us, it is not too late to join the performers. Contact David Mitchell (on precentor@holytrinity.be; ) or Pam Clements (on pamela.clements@telenet.be;) for details of rehearsals.

Alpha Course

Our Alpha Course at HTB will continue on Wednesday evenings, starting at 7 p.m., in the Walker Hall. Alpha provides an informal way to explore questions of faith/Christianity. It can also be very helpful to those who want to investigate their faith in more depth, or those who seek renewal. It is still possible to join, even if you did not attend the welcome dinner. If you are interested to find out more, or help, or lead a small group, please contact Matt Harpur: matt.harpur@gmail.com.

Alpha welcome dinner 13th January

This week we are starting an Alpha Course at HTB, it will kick off with a welcome dinner this Wednesday, 13th January and then continue on subsequent Wednesday evenings. Alpha provides an informal way to explore questions of faith/Christianity. It can also be very helpful to those who want to investigate their faith in more depth, or those who seek renewal. Invitations are now available to invite friends, neighbours and colleagues, do take some to give out! If you are interested to find out more, or help, or lead a small group, please contact Matt Harpur: matt.harpur@gmail.com.

Pages