NEWS: Hoddesdon 2021
Never has the phrase “God willing” had more significance in our lives than now – whether as individuals, ecclesias or conferences such as Hoddesdon. We try to peer into a future which is completely out of our control in all kinds of ways. On the other hand, we all still have to make plans, rather than be frozen into inactivity. These plans are made in faith, but are actually totally provisional and might need to be changed at short notice.
With that introduction as background, please get March 19th-21st 2021 into your diaries. We are planning a full programme of Hoddesdon activities over that weekend – our usual smorgasbord of interactive workshops, praise, study, fun and informal fellowship. All based on the Bible and our common, shared values; and all building up to our Breaking of Bread service on the Sunday.
We are planning for a virtual core, based on the digital technology we recently tested at the Hoddesdon@Home event. We were really encouraged by how the day went, but we also learned so much about both the benefits and limitations of virtual platforms for Hoddesdon content. There is still the possibility of a physical element to the weekend – perhaps in a hybrid mix of face-to-face and online. Yet that possibility is obviously dependent on two factors: firstly, the pandemic situation and the scientific guidelines closer to the date; secondly, on what you, our delegates, want and feel comfortable with. Over the coming weeks, we shall update you with the more detailed schedule for the weekend and will be looking for your input and feedback as well.
In the meantime, you can dip into on-demand videos of some of the October Hoddesdon@Home sessions. On the day, we had close to 300 devices logged into the live stream and since then, we have had over 800 on-demand viewings. All that has given us the confidence to develop our digital activity, which is increasing the Hoddesdon “footprint” in a very exciting way.
So, please get the March weekend date into your diaries. And watch out for more detail from us as our plans develop.
What is Hoddesdon?
Hoddesdon has three areas of activity:
It manages a weekend event, held in March of each year.
It provides music resources for use in local churches, principally the Praise the Lord song book.
It helps to fund youth-focused activities through the Youth Project Fund
Praise the Lord 2016….back in stock
PTL 2016 is now back in stock in both sizes – A4 (£7) and A5 (£6).