Newbury Street Pastors Commissioning Service
The Kennet Shopping Centre, Newbury RG14 5EN
Saturday 31st March 2012 7.45pm for 8.15pm
We warmly invite you to attend the commissioning of Newbury Street Pastors.
This is a service of thanksgiving and prayer for the Newbury Initiative.
The Newbury Street Pastor Team will begin their patrols from that evening.
RSVP: email@example.com by Tuesday 20 March 2012
Invitations have been extended to those with local civic interest and responsibility.
The project was launched on Thursday 17th November with the Mayor of Newbury, Jeff Beck cutting a cake and an extensive article in the Newbury Weekly News. The cake was taken around the shops for the shop employees and the public to enjoy.
Maree also recorded an interview on Newbury Sound to endorse this new town centre initiative.
The idea behind this initiative is that members of the team are available for both shop workers, market traders and shoppers alike.
“Among you, with you, for you: a caring, listening ear”
So many people carry burdens and worries of different kinds, and by giving them an opportunity for people to share them, it will make a difference to them as individuals and our community.
The team wear blue “Chaplain” gilets to make themselves easily identifiable and initially will be in town on Thursday mornings., though it is hoped it will be increased in the future. Volunteers have come from other Methodist churches in the Circuit and other churches in the town. There will be a second training day on Saturday 10th March.
If you wish to find out more, please contact Maree for further details. firstname.lastname@example.org
CTNA + COINS AGM. On Tuesday 15th November, 2011, at 7.30pm
at St. Mary’s Church, Shaw-cum-Donnington.
Everyone is welcome to come and see what CTNA (Christians Together in the Newbury Area) and COINS (Christian Outreach in Newbury Schools) have been doing in the last year and to share the excitement of what is hoped to be achieved in the coming year.
THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
Town Chaplains Launch in Kennet Centre at 10am.
Please support us with your prayers, and your presence for a few minutes -
and enjoy a piece of cake with us.
A small team of Christians from local churches will be seen regularly around the Town (identifed by their chaplain gilet )offering a caring, listening ear - a demonstration of the love of Christ to workers and shoppers in our community.
The venue is St George’s Hall and the fun starts at 7:30.
Tickets cost £10 and include supper (homemade soup and ploughman’s).
More information and tickets can be obtained from the organisers or Shoemakers bookshop (tel: 01635 37836)
Steve, Shoemakers, The Arcade, Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5AD,Tel: 01635 37836, www.christophershoemaker.org.uk
All churches are welcome to take part in this.
Alpha is an excellent introduction to the Christian faith, and is suitable for enquirers and also for Christians wanting a ‘brush up’.
The evenings will consist of desserts/ cheese and biscuits (full meal on week 1) followed by a talk and discussion groups.
Churches can either send one or two leaders with others and have their own church discussion group, or individuals are welcome to come and join one of the other groups for discussion. Phone John Clarke (41075) for more info. Invitaion leaflets are available from St Nicolas Church office.