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23 December 2016

Best of the Alliance 2016

To finish up the year in style, we've collected some of the things the Alliance got up to in 2016...

We made sure you know we're for you…

We released a film about the Alliance so that you know what we're for: we're for you. 
Watch and join us as we seek to unite the UK Church in mission and advocacy.

We're for you play

We celebrated our 170th birthday.
Just in case you missed it (you probably didn't), we turned 170 in 2016. We celebrated God's faithfulness throughout the year with a special edition of idea magazine, a service of celebration in London, and a very big cake.

The Evangelical Alliance Scotland launched the Scottish Public Leader programme

November saw the launch of the Scottish Public Leader programme, designed to bring together a group of emerging Scottish public leaders from different contexts for an eight month journey of equipping events, mentoring and interaction with senior public leaders from across Scotland.

We launched the Great Commission website

Lots of you have explored greatcommission.co.uk and are loving the evangelism resources we've gathered there. Launching this brilliant hub has been one of the Alliance's highlights of the year.
Great Commission play

We didn't tell you how to vote...

...we just wanted to make sure that, as Christians, you all felt equipped and informed to vote. This year we produced an edition of idea which focused on the EU referendum, held events in Scotland, and a convened the London mayoral candidates for a hustings event.
idea ref Scottish hustingsMayor hustings

Evangelical Alliance Wales joined Facebook…

If you're in or near or just really like Wales, it's time to like their brand new Facebook page and keep up to date with all the Alliance's goings on…

100 days for 100 years was launched in Northern Ireland

To commemorate 100 years since the Easter Rising, the Alliance in Northern Ireland helped produced literature to inspire prayer over 100 days for each of the 100 years since 1916.

We wanted you to Speak Up

Along with the Lawyer's Christian Fellowship, we published Speak Up to help Christians better understand the freedoms we have to share the gospel in our workplaces. Even the prime minister thought it was a good idea.
speak up singer

We FINALLY joined Instagram

Sorry we were a bit slow to the Insta-party, but we got there eventually and now hundreds of you are following our every move on Instagram. We've loved sharing some of the bits and pieces that go on with you.

We said a "see you later" and a "hello"…

Our brilliant director of finance and operations, Helen Calder, moved on after 17 years of service here at the Alliance. The brave soul stepping up to fill her shoes is Emrys Jones, and we're so pleased to have him with us.
Helen Calder Emrys

And in other news...

We drank in #solidaritea with millions of others as the nation was gripped by The Archer's domestic abuse story line, and prayed for all those affected by issues around abuse.
We held a McMillan coffee morning in memory of our much-missed head of HR, Marine McKenzie, who died of cancer this year.
We celebrated our team here at the Alliance with a summer tea party. 
Solidaritea McMillan
Steve and Ann