CHURCH AWAY DAY
Saturday 14th October 9am to 3.30pm, Presdales School
As a church we have so many connections with the community: Oasis (single parents ministry), Toddlers every day of the week, a baby group, CAP debt centre, LoveWare:LiveWare, Christ Church School and 3 other schools in our parish, a church football team, older peoples ministry, heart for business, Alpha etc…. While we are a growing church, we believe that one of the next stages for us is to see more people come to faith. By using the opportunities and situations that God has placed us in, we want to use our lives to be witnesses to others. Are you up to the challenge? Come and be equipped, encouraged, enthused and energised.
Our Speaker for the day is Chris Fox. He is the Assistant Pastor St Paul’s Ealing, a vibrant and lively church.
He is also looks after the New Wine Discipleship Year, which is for young people aged 18 -24, seeking to explore and develop their calling to work within churches. With a well-established track record of enabling seekers to find Christ, he has a particular desire to make church relevant and accessible in today’s culture.
There will be a full programme of children’s and young people’s activities available on the day.
The away day is a key priority for us as a church family, so please do keep the date free; booking will open soon.
BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION
Sunday 5th November 7pm
Bishop Michael will be leading our service of baptism & confirmation.
We will be holding sessions for those who wish to explore confirmation and what it means and or baptism in readiness for the 5th November. At that service there will be an opportunity to be baptised by full immersion as well as to be confirmed. If you would like to know more then please do speak to Caz, Christian or John.
We are exploring the possibility of holding a series of lectures at Degree or similar level aimed at mature Christian looking to develop a deeper understanding.
The idea is that we would host visiting academics and experienced bible teachers who would deliver degree level teaching on a variety of topics such as
• Origins of the names of God
• Exploring God’s purposes in sending Christ
• What do the first five books of the Old Testament teach about God and his purposes?
• The symbolism of the Last Supper explained
• Understanding Christian apologetics
• “Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world that is so full of injustice and pain?”
If this is likely to be of interest to you could you let Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
CARE FOR THE FAMILY
20th September 2017 7.30pm
For over 25 years Care for the Family has been working throughout the UK. They provide parenting, relationship and bereavement support through events, resources, courses, training and a volunteer networks. Their work is motivated by Christian compassion, and their resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.
We are delight to partner with Care for the Family by hosting an evening entitled- Always leave a light on.
Always leave a light on explores the pain many parents and families have experienced when a prodigal walks away from faith. Discover how we can stem the tide, avoid some pitfalls that create prodigals in the first place, and cultivate a culture where churches are filled with the Father’s love.
We are sure that this evening will appeal too many, will be challenging, encouraging, affirming and equipping. Booking details will be available soon but please do reserve the date now.