We're small and feeling it at the moment. We hope that the list below will grow and blossom with Spring's warmth, but here's the things we have planned so far...
15 Feb night prayer at Bethlehem chapel, All Saints Convent, St. Mary's Rd in East Ox.
Sunday 25 Feb, 10:30am - lunch. Get together for little worship then a bring n shared lunch and community convo.
25 March (Palm Sunday) indoor gathering at Tilly & Richard's
Sunday 4 March, meet for worship in Florence Park by bandstand.
Maundy Thurs 29 March night prayer at Bethlehem chapel led by Sam & Dave
30 March Good Friday walk in Shotover followed by hot cross buns at Rich n Tracey's. Also Journey to the Cross at Christchurch Cathedral from 12 noon for families
(Anyone daring to get up to see the sunrise on Easter this year?!)
Thursday 19 April night prayer at Bethlehem chapel
Sunday 29 April Tom and Abbie hosting worship with shared lunch including community planning for next season.
10 May night prayer at Bethlehem chapel
8-10 June Camping at Bridge House!
21 June night prayer at Bethlehem chapel
12 July night prayer at Bethlehem chapel
mayBe is made up of a couple of dozen people in and around Oxford reaching for community through sharing meals, prayers, thoughts, Eucharists and creative acts.
We have a monthly cycle of gatherings for worship including a short outside meetings and indoor meetings with shared lunch and discussion, Thursday night prayer in Bethlehem Chapel followed by a natter at the pub, and other ad hoc events. See what we do for deets and just drop us a line/call/tweet if you'd like to come along to anything. See our story for more on who we are and our ten year journey so far.
Recently we have been...
We're experimenting with a new rhythm following a community conversation in September. Months will now look like this:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 9:06am
This month we're thinking about Jesus' appearances and making kites to remember his ascension - a mayBe tradition!
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:59pm
We met on Good Friday at the Kidneys nature reserve in Oxford and as we walked we found spots to stop to read from the stations of the cross texts and do some singing. As an improvisation to engage with Jesus crucified we each took a flower to represent the beauty of Jesus the person and destroyed it. We dropped the petal remnants on the ground, and it fell in the dirt and some charcoal from a long-cold fire. Before we left we kneeled around it, like the women at the cross reaching up in sorrow.
Sunday, April 16, 2017 - 7:03am
Tom and Abbie are organising our times together during the next two months, here's the dates:
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:03pm
The theme will be HABITUS - the idea of lived theology embodied in our habits. We will consider our existing habits, good and bad, and consider cultivating new habits collectively and individually. A sort of new year's resolution for the soul!
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 4:12pm