As we go into the second month of the year, things are settling down, so there’s not quite so much to let you know about this month. But we hope what we do have helps.
Engaging with the Gospel of John
As you know we are preaching our way through the Gospel of John over the next few months.
Some of you might be interested in watching some of these films on YouTube:
1. Hear the gospel being read by Sir David Suchet.
2. Watch a filmed version of the gospel.
3. Watch Tim Mackie, one of the guys behind The Bible Project, explain the gospel.
4. Watch a much shorter overview.
Monthly Prayer Letters
The first of the prayer letters went out at the beginning of January. We are asking that everyone finds some time (around 20 mins) on the first Thursday of every month to pray for the same things on your own.
On the first Wednesday of every month we will send you an email with a link to some music, a Bible text, a thought and some prayer pointers.
If you are not on ChurchSuite – the database for our church but would like to receive these emails, please get in touch and we will include you.
NEW Teenager’s Bible Study Group
The Children’s/Young People’s work runs on a 4 week cycle. Each week is something different. On the third week there is a new after-church Bible study beginning for young people in Years 9- 13.
It is in the Vine from around 1.15-2.15. There will be a sandwich lunch and chance to reflect on how the sermon make particular sense in their situations and pray together (like all the other housegroups).
The next one will be on 18 February, then 17 March and 14 April. See Morag for more details.
Criccieth Youth Camp
For the past number of years young people from church have enjoyed going to the ventures Camp in Criccieth. As many of you will know Andrew and Alex stepped back from leading the camp last year.
If you want to know more details about the camp you can go here: https://www.ventures.org.uk/holiday/criccieth-2-2024
If you would like to talk to someone about it, contact Ian and he will give you more information.
As in years gone by, Church are able to offer financial support to any young person who goes who is not in full time employment.
Easter Sunday is on 31 March this year. We intend to hold a baptismal service on that day. If anyone knows that baptism is the next step that they need to take, please talk with Neil or Ian and they will help you prepare for this brilliant next step.
Life can be complicated and from time to time we all need help. As a church we can help in a number of ways. On Sunday mornings there are always people ready and available to pray with you. These folk will have lanyards on to identify them. We often give time in services for this to happen.
Or you might want to be prayed with in the context of a longer conversation. Please talk to Neil about arranging that.
Or you might want some confidential counselling. Judith Thompson, one of the Church’s Governing Body, is a trained counsellor and can offer that to any who might feel that would help. You can can either chat to her or contact her.