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Jos Strengholt

New “Monasticism” Needed

With the Christian faith becoming more sidelined in the Western World, there is a greater need for community-initiatives of people who commit to each other and to some common tasks.  We see these communities spring up everywhere: groups of   people who commit to serving their neighbourhoods, to regular common prayer, to common study, to helping one another.

I expect this to increase more, especially also in the light of social security systems being overstretched and in the light for loneliness in our individualised societies. Should this be promoted? Or is it a matter of ‘let us see what happens’?  

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Agenda

Sunday 22 July

5pm Lead worship service in Arnhem

Sunday 22 July

6.30pm Church Council meeting in Arnhem

Tuesday 24 July

3pm Fly to Egypt

Friday 27 July

all day: Filming in Anafora

Saturday 28 July

all day: Filming in Anafora

Sunday 5 August

5pm Worship service in Nijmegen

Sunday 5 August

6.30pm Potluck in Nijmegen

Thursday 9 August

2.30pm Home Communion in Wageningen

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Egypt Desert Retreat 13-19 October 2018

Egypt Desert retreat 13-19 October 2018 It is time to become more serious about registration. The maximum number of participants we will have, is around fifteen. Eleven people have paid their down-payment to show their seriousness. Make sure that we have reserved space for you by your payment of €100 before 1 September 2018. Payments please (with comment: ‘down-payment’) to: Jos Strengholt NL74ABNA0553582011 Swift-Bic: ABNANL2A This is what we offer: During the retreat we will Visit some of the oldest…