this? Hope so. Hope 08 was a brilliant example of what local churches can do together. They expected 800 participating projects across the country and triggered 2000! It's due to be re-launched on Friday 23 July 2010. Soon after that there will be more details on their website.
They are planning to tour the country with a series of road shows in the autumn, so watch their website for dates, when they become available. They are also keen to encourage corporate area wide prayer meetings on a regular basis and will be working hard to launch them in strategic areas later in the year.
If you follow the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you can register your interest. Please let me know if you would like to write about Hope Together activities for this blog.
Methodist Conference 2010 adopted Notice of Motion 205, to this effect:
The Conference celebrates the success of HOPE 08 and the integration of the whole church in a year of mission. The Conference is encouraged by reports of local Methodist church involvement in many HOPE initiatives.
On the basis of the evaluation that was done, for which the Epworth Fund paid, the Leadership team of HOPE realises that in order for it to move forward it needs to be totally ecumenical, including the participation of black majority and ethnic churches. The HOPE team now includes: Bishop Wayne Malcolm, Christian Life City, and Pastor Yemi Adedeji, Church of the Redeemed. The HOPE Together team also have clear endorsements from Jonathan Edwards, General Secretary of the Baptist Union, Churches Together in England, Archbishop Rowan Williams, Bishop Graham Cray, as the Missional Advisor to the Archbishop, encouraging the team to go forward on Word and Deed mission towards 2014.