This competition is running in Woodhouse Sheffield. What that means is that from December 1st you will be able to download the winning Christmas card design from here; which you can use to promote Unlock with your own Christmas cards, whether printed or electronic.
Also in Sheffield . . .
We are looking for a new Unlock worker for Town End Farm, North Wearside. Please contact the Unlock office for details.
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- The Heart of the Estate
- What's the Buzz?
- What Shall we do with the Women?
- Keep Calm and . . .
- Popcorn and Nachos
- Pop Goes The Weasel
- The Veronica Sessions
- Unlocking the Prodigal
. . and many others available on the - Resources Page >>
Unlocking the Prodigal Event and Resource.
An Unlock Bible activity event based on Luke 15.
This took place at Windy Nook in Gateshead and again in Heanor in May 2018.
Unlocking the Prodigal poster with details >>
This is some of the feedback we received after the event:-
I chatted to the people who came and got overwhelmingly positive feedback. The gist of it was that it had taken a story they were very familiar with and helped them see it with fresh eyes - that it had helped it move from something they knew with their heads, to something that touched their hearts, and that it had provoked some deep and helpful conversations, arising out of the themes of the parable and the way it connected with their own lives and experiences.They saidit had been a lot of fun as well, and that the lunch was good!
I was asked some really good questions by church members, such as, "How can we do more of this, for ourselves?" and "How could we draw in those on the edges of the church, who don't already know the stories in the Bible, for something a bit like this?" I look forward to exploring what the answers to those questions might look like, in the months to come!
Our Lent course has had a very strong Unlock influence and it's been such a great experience.We are a church full of very practical, down to earth people who tend to be quite private about what goes on inside them and not have huge amounts of confidence.Unlock hasenabled usto share our experiences of prayer and God in a much moreopenway.That, in turn has led to a new courage and willingness to pray for and with one another, which makes me a very humble, grateful, happy Vicar indeed.
An Unlocking The Prodigal Resource Pack is now available on the Resources Page >>
Exciting developments now in Woodhouse Sheffield.
Bible Women project >>
Current Unlock Partnerships
Unlock Woodhouse, Sheffield - Siggy Parratt-Halbert
Unlock Queen's Foundation - Volunteers from Queen's Foundation
Unlock Cardiff - Sharon Jenkins
nlock Treeton, Rotherham - Carolyn Gower
See Our Workers Page >> for up-to-date details of local partnerships
Unlock Local Partnerships
Next . . . We always interested to hear from new places who would like to develop some Unlock work. We focus on deprived urban commiuties. Contact the National Office if you want to know more.
Working with Theological Colleges
Unlock is in partnership with the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham , and is willing to explore the possibility of partnerships with other Theological Colleges and Ministry Training Programmes in the UK, particularly in regions where we already have local projects established.
The next Unlock London Walk will be on Saturday 28th April 2018 in Tottenham and Harringay.
The Next (37th) Unlock London Walk will take place on Saturday 25th April 2020, in Tower Hamlets
More details on our London Walk Page >>
Prayer page with Current Prayer Needs >>
An Unlock training day takes place each December at Queen's Foundation in Birmingham and is open to all. 2019 - the day before the General Election! 2020 date TBC.
Training can be arranged for local groups; see this leaflet and contact the Unlock Office for details.
Unlock Training Leaflet >>
Midlands Urban Mission Training
The brochure below gives details of Urban Mission Training available in (or from) the Midlands and has been produced by a partnership of agencies brought together by the Urban Mission Development Project.
Equipping Urban Christians>>
Unlock Urban Mission Training Available -
Any organisation which engages in Mission on the margins is welcome to approach Unlock to provide training.
Unlock Training Leaflet >>
Unlock has provided training events for:-
Christians Against Poverty
Hull Community Church
Groomes-Shaftesbury (now Livability)
Jesus In The City
Blackburn, Liverpool, Peterborough & Chester Dioceses,
Queens College, Birmingham
Yorkshire Methodist Trainers
World Wide Scripture Engagement Congress
CPAS Falcon camps
Church Urban Fund
European Adult Educators Conference
Birmingham Outer Estates Group
Exeter University/Bible Society
Bristol Church Leaders
West Midlands Church Leaders
Unlock T Shirts and baseball caps, which are on sale at Unlock London Walks, in a range of sizes and colours priced £6, are now available from the National Office (0114 293 9060, email@example.com) for £6 plus P&P. Please specify size and colour required.
Unlock T shirts available from the Unlock National Office
Unlock London Walk
People who want to walk, or coordinate a group from their church, just need to
contact the office for sponsor forms maps, etc.
Churches on the route provide refreshments of
various kinds for walkers to buy including lunches, or people can bring their
Donations can be sent to the office.
Donations from our supporters fund 87% of our work - they are vital to help us continue to develop local projects, & produce Bible study materials, workshops and consultancy.
Pictures from Unlock London Walks
Photography by Tim Watkins-Idle, Andrew West & Steven Lonsdale.