Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid…Come.” Matthew 14:27,29
Hope you have had a good week and be able to enjoy the sunshine. In light of the fairly unique occasion of an English team being in a World Cup Final, we have taken the decision to move the morning service time to start at 9.45am. We hope this will enable everyone to come to church to worship and be home by 11am to watch the football.
We have moved the service times for other occasions such as the Jubilee and New Wine so moving the start time is something we have done before for other reasons.
This Monday is the final session of our holiday club for this summer, where has the time gone! These have been exciting sessions engaging with children and their parents.
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. Do come along and enjoy the Coffee and cake.
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
24th 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.
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.
Peter and Adrian write “Here are the dates for our Homegroup and Chat and Chill up until Christmas.
Homegroup Chat and Chill
September 11th 25th
October 9th 23rd
November 13th 27th
December 11th 18th
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.