SHIPWRECKED!

SHIPWRECK

Dear All,

Please find attached information about the Holiday Club and Light Party we are running. This may be of some interest to the families in your congregations.

I don’t wish to detract from any events you might be running during Half Term so please feel able to distribute this information or not as it suits your needs best.

Any questions etc. please contact me my details are below.

Many Thanks

Gemma

Gemma Wilkinson
Youth and Children’s Worker
And Manager
Greenham Church
07818662667

 

 

FREEDOM IN CHRIST

Freedom In Christ

A strategy for effective Church-wide discipleship

A Strategy

Saturday, 1 November 2014 at Broadway House, (Bottom of Northbrook Street near clock tower), Heart For Truth Conference Room, 4 – 8 The Broadway, Newbury, RG14 1BA starting at 09:30.

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Saturday, 8 November 2014 at St Leonard’s Centre, Rectory Road, Oakley, Basingstoke, RG23 7ED starting at 10:00.

Freedom In Christ Ministries has equipped thousands of church leaders to use this ‘identity-based discipleship’ approach. They have gone on to disciple over 250,000 Christians in 6,000 UK churches using our core resources and report excellent results.

You and other leaders in your church (anyone with an interest in effective discipleship) are warmly invited to a briefing event, A Strategy For Church-Wide Discipleship. In two hours, we’ll outline three key concepts for developing a church-wide discipleship strategy and introduce you to our core tools. So that you can begin to work out how they might fit with your own requirements.

If you like what you hear at the briefing, we’d be delighted to go on to work with you as you develop a whole-church discipleship strategy (if you want us to). We do not offer a ‘one size fits all’ approach but love to help each church team identify their specific calling and gifting and select the tools that are appropriate for their own situation.

The event is a great way of working out just how to move forward with church-wide discipleship in your own situation and how to lay a good foundation for years to come. You’ll be able to ask questions, compare notes with others and make an informed judgement on our resources so that you can select the tools that are appropriate for your own situation. This is what some people have said about our material:

“Many thanks for the best discipling material I have seen”

“A natural follow-up to Alpha”

“A wonderful tool for church”

“Eventually all members will want to attend the course simply because of the powerful testimonies from those who have attended and been set free”

Who should attend this event?

  • Leaders who want to implement effective discipleship
  • House group leaders / Church leaders
  • Youth leaders who want to help young Christians (11-18) grow quickly

 

How to register
 The event is free of charge but you do need to reserve a place.

For more information and to book go to www.ficm.org.uk (at the bottom of the page where you can see other dates and venues too)

Book by telephone on: 0118 321 8084 during office hours.

Any questions? Email Mark Broadhurst (Trustee of FICM UK) at mark.broadhurst@ficm.org.uk or email the office at info@ficm.org.uk or call 0118 321 8084 during office hours.

Freedom In Christ Ministries PO Box 2842, READING, Berkshire RG2 9RT, Tel: +44-118-321-8084

Web: http://www.ficm.org.uk / E-mail: info@ficm.org.uk

FANTASTIC ACTS!

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FANTASTIC ACTS!

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St Nicolas Church Hall on Thursday 6 November at 7.30pm

Riding Lights take on the Book of Acts… and beyond

Julia needs some space.  Away from constant pressure, the whirlwind of work.  Somewhere to find a bit of balance. The Mediterranean, perhaps? Sun, sea and… a few surprises.

What she discovers goes way beyond ‘switching off’.  Extraordinary stories, random acts of kindness, blindness and divineness… but a bucket load of questions.

In classic Riding Lights style – with laughter, insight, vivid story-telling and surprising energy for a holiday in the sun – FANTASTIC ACTS! Invites you to take an invigorating dip into the remarkable lives of the men and women who formed the first churches…

Tickets: £10 (groups – buy 10 get the 11th free)
Box Office: 01904 613000 or St Nic’s Church Office
www.ridinglights.org/acts

@ St Mary’s Church, Shaw

A Day of Silence and Reflectio

A Day of Silence and Reflection
with The Song of Songs

Led by the Revd Graeme Watson, author of The Song of Songs: a Contemplative Guide, SPCK, 2014

Saturday 8th November from 10 am to 4 pm

In the Church Room next to St Mary’s Church, Shaw cum Donnington, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury  RG14 2DR

The Song of Songs (or The Song of Solomon) is probably the most mysterious book in the Hebrew Scriptures.  It’s obviously a love song.  But does it have a metaphorical meaning, one that speaks of God’s passionate love for humanity, as the Christian mystics have taught.

The day will be spent in hearing and exploring the text together, with music, in silent meditation and in slow reflective reading (Lectio Divina).

Please bring a Bible (preferably NRSV or AV if possible).

Car parking is opposite the church.  Please bring your own lunch; tea and coffee will be provided.  Donation of £10 to cover expenses.

For more details and to reserve a place please telephone Judith Denny on 01635 862290 or

email Judith.denny@adslmaster.com

 

STICKY FAITH PLUS!

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O P E N  M E E T I N G:
STICKY  FAITH  PLUS!

Saturday, 29TH November, 2014

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

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St. Mary’s Church Hall

New Road, Greenham, Berkshire RG19 8RZ

Speakers:

Scripture Union

£8 paid to Scripture at the door

 

      Sticky Faith unpacks research by the Fuller Institute that tracked children from early years to university!

Why do some children loose their faith?

Why did some maintain and grow faith?

What can we as a Church change to deepen faith?

Changes in Home? School? Church?

For more information contact:

Colin Powell, colin.glendale@gmail.com

01635  524730

CTNA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DAY

From Christine Hinge
CTNA SECRETARY

CTNA COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DAY.  We are again holding this event at St. George’s Church Hall, with grateful thanks to them for allowing us to use their excellent premises.
This could not take place without willing volunteers who give up their Christmas Day to spend with the elderly people who would otherwise be on their own on Christmas Day.  It is a rewarding and wonderful day of fun, entertainment and good food, as we joyfully celebrate our Saviour’s birthday with carol singing and a short message by one of our church leaders.  Needless to say it is greatly looked forward to and appreciated by our guests. We welcome families with children old enough to bring the meals to the tables; our guests love to chat with and make a fuss of the children.

Please give thanks that we now have a Chef, Heidi who did such a magnificent job last year and we also now have help with the technical bits for showing the Queen’s speech.

Our current needs are from 9am to 4pm to cover the following teams:

  • Drivers, who need not necessarily stay the whole day if preferred;
  • Two teams for the kitchen,
  • Serving Refreshments,
  • Welcomers,
  • Companions,
  • Entertainers,
  • A Compere for the day,

There will be a Volunteer’s Evening at St. George’s Church Hall, on Friday 14th November, from 8-9.30pm, which is a valuable time of preparation for the smooth running of the day.

We also need help on Christmas Eve, from 10am to 12 noon, to set up in the hall and to prepare the vegetables, etc in the kitchen.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christine, email christinein@talktalk.net  or telephone 01635-33565.  Many thanks!