Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid…Come.” Matthew 14:27,29
This Sunday we gather again at 10am for a summer café church service. There are some muffins and other goodies available to have with coffee.
David and I will be taking some time out this week – we are not going away but would appreciate it if folk did not contact us by e-mail, messaging, texting or phone from Tuesday to Friday inclusive unless you have an emergency.
We are hoping to share the Glenn Packiam series from the morning sessions sometime during the autumn. We are debating which is the best day of the week to do this – if you have a preference please do let me know so that we can make a decision which will help as many folk as we can.
There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer – if you would like to hear these sessions please do sign up and register your preferences.
We are holding a Men’s breakfast on Monday August 14th, 9.30, at the Harvester Restaurant in Stanway. We have invited the men from Tiptree to join us for some fellowship to build future links.
Please let Peter or Adrian know if you are able to come along.
Our first sessions have gone well – it has been so exciting to start this new venture with the children.
The sessions are for 5-11 year olds, the toddler group will be running alongside the Summer Monday sessions and there will be Coffee and Cake.
After the service this week, it would be good to have some help to set up the holiday club and toddler area.
This is such an exciting opportunity to welcome children and their families over the summer. Please do pray for this holiday club.
August and September 2023
We have a number of special services over August and September:
27th August Summer highlights café church service* followed by a church picnic
3rd September Communion service with Rev Mark Ambrose
10th September Dedication and Blessing service for Aurora Tidbury
28th September Harvest Café Church service followed by lunch together
*The service on 27th August will give an opportunity for folk to share stories, testimonies and highlights of the summer and what God has been saying and doing through New Wine, Summer Mondays holiday club, Satellites and life in general. Please let me know if you have a story, testimony or “highlight” to share so that we can build this into the service. Hearing these stories and testimonies gives God the glory and thankfulness for all He is doing in our lives and also helps to encourage and build each other up so please do take courage and prayerfully consider what you could share.
There will be a church meeting on Monday 25th September. The agenda will be circulated after the leadership team have met early in September.
There will be prayer meetings on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 9.30 am. Zoom details for each will be e-mailed early in the week.
With love and blessings.