I have booked my place at the new event being planned for next Easter in Llandudno called "ECG A Heart for the Nations" and I was told that bookings are rolling in at present. ECG stands for 'equipping, calling, going'. The last "Easter People" was held this last Easter and many people were protesting that they would miss the in-depth Bible study that has been one of the main characteristics of "Easter People".
So this quite separate new event called "ECG, A Heart for the Nations" (which in other respects will not be the same as "Easter People") will include similar in-depth Bible studies. The ECG event is planned ‘to envision, equip and enable radical mission and discipleship'. It will take place on 25th to 30th March 2008 at the new Llandudno Conference Centre. There will be special weekend arrangements (28th - 30th, running from Friday night until Sunday)for those who cannot book for the whole session because they will have different half-terms – if this applies to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
This event is being organised by MET (Methodist Evangelicals Together), Youth for Christ and NXT Ministries. It will be for all ages but it will include sessions of special interest to people in the 20-40 age range. Speakers will include the President of Conference, the Revd Dr. Martyn Atkins. It is worth noting that family tickets are only available until 31st December and that ‘Early Bird’ (pay in full) bookings will have £10 off before 30th September.
Bookings will still be taken right up until the event. There will be provision for all ages and there will be a need for volunteeers to act as stewards, etc. I have volunteered as a steward because I feel that at my age I can best serve such events by stewarding - health permitting, of course. Booking costs are: Adult £75, Children £35, Youth & students £55 (with Kibbutz £70), Family £180 (2 Adults and up to 3 children, but family bookings are only available up to 31 December). Early Bird Bookings (Pay in full before 30 September) £10 off and before 31 December £5 off - but these discounts do not apply to family tickets. Bookings may be made by secure online credit or debit card booking. I am looking forward to the new brochure that is now in preparation and will soon be available.