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What You Need To Know (March 2024)

NEW: Men’s Breakfast

Saturday 16 March • 10am • The Vine Community Hub

An opportunity for the men in the church to get together – there will be bacon sandwiches on offer and the chance to chat together and to think about ways that we can best support one another going forward. It’s for any of the men in the church -whatever age or stage in life. If you plan to come along please sign up at the Info Point or send Paul King a text to let him know – his number is 07902 908608.

Easter Services

On Friday 29th March at 10.30am there will be a Good Friday service. It’s a chance for us to have a different type of service – more reflective, using music, readings and pictures to focus on the meaning of the crucifixion.

On Easter Sunday (31 March) We will have a baptismal service. 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.

NEW: Lunch Together

Sunday 14 April • After our morning service

On Sunday 14 April we will have an All Age Morning Service and then a Bring and Share lunch together in the hall. We would love everyone to stay and bring something savoury or sweet that we can share together.

NEW: Annual Meeting

Wed 17 April • 7.30pm • Zoom

Once a year we have our Annual Meeting when we get the chance to reflect on what has been happening over the last year, to let you know about some of the issues we are dealing with at the moment and give you time to ask questions and suggest things that you would love to be involved with.

This evening will be an online Zoom meeting in the hope that those who find it difficult to get out at can join us – we will begin at 7.30pm.

The Zoom link will be:

Meeting ID: 879 1177 0027

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 17 March.  See Morag for more details.

Need Help?

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 here.

NEW: Prayer Training

Saturday 9 March • 1-4pm • The FUSE, ROC, Partington, Manchester.

For over 40 years Spring Harvest has been equipping the church for service and action. This year we want to see the Holy Spirit break out across our nation through prayer.

Spring Harvest are coming to 4 locations across the country with our FREE brand new Holy Spirit Led Prayer Ministry training. This will be an essential part of the training for our prayer ministry guest volunteers but we want to extend this opportunity to anyone with a heart to see God move through prayer. 

More details here.

Summer Camps

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 see here.

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 is able to offer financial support to any young person who goes who is not in full time employment.

NEW: Elim Leaders Summit

The Elim Leaders Summit, held at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 14-16 May 2024, brings together mission-hearted leaders from across the nations to engage, equip, and inspire one another.

The theme for this year’s summit is Awakening, as we believe we are witnessing the beginning of a fresh season of Holy Spirit awakening across the nation and the nations. God is awakening his people once again to the urgency of the times, the promise of the harvest and the fresh enabling power and presence of his Holy Spirit.

Against the backdrop of an increasingly secular and hostile culture, people are coming to faith in Christ all around us. And we long for the trickle to become a flood.

More information is here, or if you would like to know more about the Conference, talk to Neil or Ian.

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