Events

Podcast – Vision and Sabbath

This last Sunday we took some time as a community to think afresh about our vision as Mosaic. We shared some of our story and journey so far and then moved into talking about the Sabbath and the fact that both individually and corporately, we felt that the summer months should be a time of Sabbath for us this summer. 

If you weren't able to be there on Sunday, we'd really recommend you have a listen to Sam's talk so that you're fully up-to-speed with where we're at, our plans for the summer, and what may lie beyond that too.

Mosaic at Home at the Simkins

It’s Mosaic at Home this Sunday. We’ll be meeting at 4pm at Ruth and Chris Simkins’ home (contact us if you need directions). This month we’ll be rounding up our conversation about the role of the Holy Spirit as part of our foundations series we’ve been doing.

When we have Mosaic at Home there is typically a short time of sung worship, informal discussion in small groups, an opportunity to take Communion, followed by a shared meal.

 

The Marriage Course

Starting on Monday June 9th, we'll be running The Marriage Course for a second time. The Marriage Course is a seven week course that is designed to help any married or co-habiting couple strengthen their relationship. The course covers topics such as:

  • Building strong foundations
  • The art of communication
  • Resolving conflict
  • The impact of family

The course is for any couple who is looking to enrich and improve their relationship with their spouse.

The Marriage Course will be held at Gertie's Cafe, 282 South Road, Walkley, starting at 7.15pm.

Each evening is designed solely for each couple to do by themselves. Whilst there will be several couples doing the course, beyond a welcome and greeting at the start, the evening is designed to be a space for each couple to enjoy alone. 

A DVD is used to facilitate conversation throughout each evening, but all conversation will only be between each couple. There are no group conversations and no couple will be expected to share anything with anyone other than their partner.

Each week includes a two course meal and one drink. Couples are welcome to bring their own bottle of whatever else they'd like to drink and drinks will be available to purchase.

The cost of The Marriage Course is £35 per person / £70 per couple. This includes the seven two course meals, and all course content and materials.

If you would like any further information, or want to sign up for the course, please let us know. Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Dates

The seven sessions will be on the following dates:

  • 9th June
  • 16th June
  • 23rd June
  • 30th June
  • 7th July
  • 14th July
  • 21st July

The next 3 months and beyond!

Every 3 months as a leadership team, we review where we're at as a community of faith and look to the future. We have some changes coming up starting from September with the rhythm of Mosaic, order of Sunday activities and mid-week events. When looking to the next quarter, there were a few key things that came out:

We want to raise our expectation for new people engaging with what we're doing alongside a desire to increase the impact of what we do. 

We felt we could do this by preparing things in advance, and having a theme that runs through everything we do during any given month (There will be separate email introducing the theme for September onwards and will explore our journey from serving ourselves to serving others). This will run through the monthly gathering, Mosaic@home, Messy Mosaic, Fire night and a new discussion night. To best do this we are moving the Gathering to the first Sunday of the month where each theme will be introduced. 

We want to encourage more engagement with God through prayer, worship and the scriptures, expect God to move, and want to make Fire night and Discussion night something that we all aim to take part in and are accessible to more people.

People engage with God and each other in different ways so hopefully, if the same theme runs through everything, we can all find something that connects with us and the people we know around us.

Mosaic's Monthly Rhythm

First Sunday - GATHERING

This will incorporate worship, a thought/challenge, response, communion, activities for the kids (which will fit with the theme and be prepared in advance and we will make sure we know who is doing the kids stuff each month to make it less last minute), and food. It is our chance to spend focused time with God and begin to explore and be challenged by the theme for the month.

Second Sunday - MESSY MOSAIC

Messy Mosaic has usually stood alone from other themes that are going on but it is another environment for people to find and explore faith and will tie-in with the theme. These are quite broad themes and there is a lot of room for creativity within them! Our hope is that more and more people will find Messy Mosaic a place they can explore following Jesus.

Third Sunday - SOCIAL

The aim of this has always been to act as an accessible route to meet our community. Whatever we do needs to be open to others joining us and be something we feel we can invite them into. It can be at any point over the weekend and if you have an idea - speak out!

Fourth Sunday - MOSAIC@HOME

This will be an informal space where we can wrap up the theme for the month. Activities are able to be conducive to the noise of kids and life! We will try and allocate people to provide something for the children to do but not for as long as the Gathering. We have some resources that we can use so that it is easy for anyone to plan and do the kids' activities. 

FIRE NIGHT

This is now the Monday or Wednesday after the Mosaic Social. It's a space for prayer, worship, listening and talking to God—communion with God. Our hope is that out of this we see answers to prayer and faith strengthened. It will be in homes but we are exploring moving it into other venues.

DISCUSSION NIGHT

This is a space to explore scriptures, topics and issues related to the theme in more depth. It is usually the Monday or Wednesday after the Mosaic Gathering. The first of these will be in a pub and we'll see how it goes from there...

SERVING OTHERS

We are looking to increase our involvement in serving those in need whether that be through Besom, opportunities in our neighbourhoods, needs of people in our Mosaic community, or situations abroad.

CHRISTMAS

The plan at the moment is to do carols—probably in Starbucks as they were happy to have us last time—on Sunday 15th December. If you can be thinking of things we can do for this and how we can be outward focused, that'd be great! 

MARRIAGE AND PARENTING COURSES

These are things we would like to develop in the future with the resources we already have so please let us know if you'd be interested in helping with this.

There will be the usual monthly email with specific dates very soon and a chance to talk through anything relating to the above!

Thanks for reading! We are excited and expectant for Mosaic having an increasing impact in the lives of those touched by our community and that we will further discover our place in this city.

Rachel

(& Sam, Ryan and Emily!)

 

Mosaic in March

How is March already upon us? Here's all the March news about Mosaic.

Sunday's

1st Sunday (3rd) — Mosaic at Home
4pm at The Morgans' house, contact us for details.

2nd Sunday (10th) — Messy Mosaic
4pm at St Mary's Community Parish Hall, Walkley. Continuing the series on Love, Hope and Faith. Next up is HOPE! 

3rd Sunday (17th) — Mosaic Social
Venue TBC (check Facebook for details)

4th Sunday (24th) — Mosaic Gathering
4pm at St Mary's Community Parish Hall, Walkley. We'll be continuing our series called ‘Soul Environments’, This month is 'Water' and we'll be looking at our second core value: Love is the context for all mission.

Other events this month

Lent

We continue to fast and collect money for Besom during this period.

Easter

Good Friday Brunch
does what it says on the tin.
Friday 29th March, 10.30, venue TBC

Easter Sunday
- Sunrise Worship at Burbage Edge, meet at Upper Burbage car park 5.30. bring hot drinks and hot cross buns
- Lunch and Worship, slightly more sociable hour of 12pm. Prayers, thanksgiving and worship, followed by lunch. venue TBC.

Fire Night

— There'll be no Fire Night this month due to The Marriage Course on the same evening.

Daytime Prayer

— Monday Afternoons
We meet about 12.30 ish, email Mosaic or ask Natalie for more info.

The Marriage Course

- The course is up and running and so far is going great. Please pray for all the couples attending.

Up Coming Events

Mosaic in the Garden

We have been given the opportunity to share the up keep of an allotment in Walkley. At some point in February we will be getting busy clearing the space and making it look like something that resembles an allotment. All hands on deck for this one!

Have a good month,

Emily

Mosaic in February

All the February news about Mosaic.

Sunday's

1st Sunday (3rd) — Mosaic at Home
4.30pm at The Francis' house.

2nd Sunday (13th) — Messy Mosaic
4pm at St Mary's Community Parish Hall, Walkley. We're starting a series on Love, Hope and Faith and as it's Valentines Day we'll be looking at LOVE first.

3rd Sunday (20th) — Mosaic Social
Venue TBC

4th Sunday (27th) — Mosaic Gathering
4pm at St Mary's Community Parish Hall, Walkley. We'll be starting a new series called ‘Soul Environments’, starting with the metaphor of ‘Wind’.

Other events this month

Fire Night

— Monday 11th, at the Radford's

We'll be having our very own ‘Ash Monday’, taking time to look forward into Lent, looking at our commitments for this time and remembering the significance of the fast.

Daytime Prayer

— Monday Afternoons

We meet about 12.30 ish, email Mosaic or ask Natalie for more info.

The Marriage Course

7 week marriage course, meeting each Monday starting on the 18th February at 7.15pm.

The Marriage Course is a series of sessions designed to help any married or co-habiting couple strengthen their relationship. The course covers subjects such as:

  • Building strong foundations 
  • The art of communication 
  • Resolving conflict
  • The impact of family

It's not just for people who feel their marriage is in 'trouble'. Ryan and I I did it last year to see what it was like and we were amazed how much we got out of it!

It will be held at Gerties Cafe, 282 South Rd, Walkley. They are really looking forward to having us and will be preparing a special menu just for us. The price is £30 per person (£60 per couple) for the entire course and this includes a two course meal, BYOB, course content and materials.

More information is available hereLet us know if you or anyone else you know is interested.

Imogen's Dedication

Imogen Radford is being dedicated at St Mary's Community Hall in Walkley on 23rd Feb at 3pm. Rachel and Sam will be hosting with Mosaic and would love as many people as possible to be there.

Up Coming Events

Mosaic in the Garden

We have been given the opportunity to share the up keep of an allotment in Walkley. At some point in February we will be getting busy clearing the space and making it look like something that resembles an allotment. All hands on deck for this one!

Easter and Lent at Mosaic

Easter Sunday is the 31st March this year. Mosaic will be doing something on that day but details have not been finalised.

Fire Night falls within the 1st week of Lent and so we will be having 'Ash Monday' on 11th Feb.

During Lent we will be fasting (a variety of personalised fasts) and collecting money for Besom. We will be praying about where we want the money to go in the next few weeks

Mosaic Gathering: Soul Cravings—Destiny

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It's the third of our new monthly Mosaic Gathering's this Sunday (27th). We'll be finishing off the Soul Cravings series we've been doing. This month the theme is Destiny, and we'll be exploring the following questions:

  • When you were a kid, what did you dream of becoming one day?
  • What dreams or goals do you have for your life?
  • Is there something that you sense you were meant to do?
  • What one area of yourself or your life would you like to change?
  • Do you believe a person can truly life without hope?
  • Do you believe a person can change?
  • Have you made any mistakes in the past that you wish you could go back to change?

The Mosaic Gathering will be taking place at St Mary's Community Parish Hall, Walkley, starting at 4pm. 

The Marriage Course

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Starting on Monday February 18th, we'll be running The Marriage Course for the first time. The Marriage Course is a seven week course that is designed to help any married or co-habiting couple strengthen their relationship. The course covers topics such as:

  • Building strong foundations
  • The art of communication
  • Resolving conflict
  • The impact of family

The course is for any couple who is looking to enrich and improve their relationship with their spouse.

The Marriage Course will be held at Gertie's Cafe, 282 South Road, Walkley, starting at 7.15pm.

Each evening is designed solely for each couple to do by themselves. Whilst there will be several couples doing the course, beyond a welcome and greeting at the start, the evening is designed to be a space for each couple to enjoy alone. 

A DVD is used to facilitate conversation throughout each evening, but all conversation will only be between each couple. There are no group conversations and no couple will be expected to share anything with anyone other than their partner.

Each week includes a two course meal and couples are welcome to bring their own bottle of whatever they'd like to drink.

The cost of The Marriage Course is £30 per person / £60 per couple. This includes the seven two course meals, and all course content and materials.

If you would like any further information, or want to sign up for the course, please let us know. Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Dates

The seven sessions will be on the following dates:

  • 18th February
  • 25th February
  • 4th March
  • 11th March
  • 18th March
  • 25th March
  • 1st April ( No session, Easter Monday)
  • 8th April

Mosaic in January

All you need to know about what's going on with Mosaic this January!

Sunday's

1st Sunday (6th) — Mosaic at Home
10.30am for brunch at the Radfords'.

2nd Sunday (13th) — Messy Mosaic
Ezekiel 37, The Valley of Dry Bones; God breathing new life into our dry bones for the New Year.

3rd Sunday (20th) — Mosaic Social
We'll be meeting at Starbucks in Orchard Square at 10.30 for coffee and conversation.

4th Sunday (27th) — Mosaic Gathering
St Mary's Community Parish Hall, Walkley. Looking at the last 'Soul Craving', Destiny.

Other Events This Month

Fire Night

— Monday 14th
At the Randalls' (192 Bell Hagg Road). We'll be praying and asking for vision for Mosaic in 2013.

Daytime Prayer

 — Monday Afternoons
We meet about 12.30 ish, email Mosaic or ask Natalie for more info.

Up Coming Events

The Marriage Course

7 week marriage course starting Monday 18th February. The Marriage Course is a series of sessions designed to help any married couple strengthen their relationship. The course covers subjects such as:

  • Building strong foundations 
  • The art of communication 
  • Resolving conflict
  • The impact of family

It's not just for people who feel their marriage is in 'trouble'. Ryan and I I did it last year to see what it was like and we found it surprisingly beneficial!

More info will be available soon, but let us know if you're interested.

Mosaic in the Garden

We have been given the opportunity to share the up keep of an allotment in Walkley. At some point in February we will be getting busy clearing the space and making it look like something that resembles an allotment. All hands on deck for this one!

Easter and Lent at Mosaic

  • Easter Sunday is the 31st March this year. Mosaic will be doing something on that day but details have not been finalised.
  • Fire Night falls within the 1st week of Lent and so we will be having 'Ash Monday' on 11th Feb, details to be finalised soon.
  • During Lent we will be fasting (a variety of personalised fasts) and collecting money for Besom. We will be praying about where we want the money to go in the next few weeks

Imogen's Dedication

    Imogen Radford is being dedicated at St Mary's Community Hall in Walkley on 23rd Feb at 3pm. Rachel and Sam will be hosting with Mosaic and would love as many people as possible to be there.