Newsletter June 2015
This month’s Newsletter has been written by a guest contributor. Many thanks to Brenda Mosedale for stepping in whilst John was on holiday.
What a difference a week makes. The first week of May began with MK Dons achieving automatic promotion to the championship (with a little help from their friends) and the birth of a princess. It ended with that strange juxtaposition of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of VE day and a change in our political landscape which no one quite expected. What will come next we’ll have to wait and see. Political promises are easy to make but keeping them doesn’t always work out the way you hope. We will have to watch and wait and pray.
The elections in Milton Keynes did not produce such potential for change, although there will have been winners and losers here as well and what happens locally will inevitably be affected by national policies. We wait to see as well what the passing of the CMK neighbourhood plan means in practice.
Whatever our political views we do have a responsibility to be involved in our city and its future. The vision of seeing Milton Keynes as ‘A City alive to God’ gives the MK Mission Partnership a way of working with churches and other groups, whether traditionally Mission Partnership members or not on something which reaches beyond us as church or local communities and helps us work together to be the people of God for Milton Keynes. Everyone has a part to play and the work that has been done and continues to be done to build capacity for mission finds a focus in this vision. Leadership is key, not only in politics, as have been shown in recent days, but in helping us all to respond to God’s call on our lives. But don’t let’s assume that we know just what that leadership looks like.
God has a vision for Milton Keynes. Let’s continue to work together to catch that vision. Let’s be ready to be involved wherever and with who ever God calls us. It’s an exciting journey to be on. There will be risks along the way, but when the Holy Spirit came to those first disciples at Pentecost, there was nothing safe about it!
Our June Assembly takes up the “city” theme and we will explore together what a vision of A City Alive to God might look like. Everyone is welcome to the meeting at 7.30pm at Whaddon Way Church, Bletchley on Wednesday 10th June. This meeting will also function as our AGM at which we will be electing Trustees to the Mission Partnership. If you are interested in becoming a trustee please see here for full information and details on how to apply.
with every blessing