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COMING UP

SUNDAY EVENING YOUTH SERVICE.
Our young people will have an active role in the evening. Our Youth Service happens once a month, this evening and then 20 May, 17 June. Do come along to support our young people and do encourage them with TLC! T = training of our young people. L = them learning to love by serving. C – in the context of their culture with music and ways of doing things they can relate to and engage with.

APCM –Next Sunday APRIL 29 – 11.30-2.00pm.  – Each year at our APCM we seek to consider the past year and the year to come. This year it is a meeting not to miss. We have consulted with the church family via the questionnaire and we have been considering the way forward that Christ is calling us to. Please do put this in your diaries as a top priority for the year so that together we can hear what the Parochial Church Council (PCC) has decided and where we are heading as a church under God in unity. As last year, the APCM will take place in the John Owen Barn with a lunch following – do book via doodle.com/poll/d2vp38fxuqadkrs2 or the sign-up sheet on the welcome table.

FURTHER AFIELD

CHURCH FAMILY DIRECTORY This will be updated and emailed out at the end of April. Please contact Viv at the church office if you would like to be added, removed or to amend your details. Paper copies will be available upon request. Thank you

Training – The New Testament instructs all leaders of churches to be training others as part of their role and a healthy church is one in which its members seek to be trained (2 Timothy 2:2 , 2 Timothy 3:16). To that end you will notice that over the summer, the emphasis of our seminars and youth services is towards training so that we can be trained without any additional meetings. Do see the cards for details.

Message from Paul White, Release International Fund Raiser. ‘Thank you so much for your fantastic support with the batch of stamps that you recently sent through in support of ‘Release International’. I can advise that the stamps will be of some value. I can also confirm that I am still supporting this cause, so any additional stamps that you come across either yourself or among your church members would be most gratefully received.’ Please give stamps to Lynda Grote who will forward them to Paul.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE WITH BISHOP ROD THOMAS. -Sunday May 27
We are delighted to welcome back Bishop Rod Thomas, the Bishop of Maidstone to conduct our confirmation service. If you are a young person (secondary school age) or adult who would like to profess faith in Jesus Christ for yourself, having been baptised as an infant, do contact John Parker for the confirmation course details.

MEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE – MENS CONVENTION -Saturday 2 June, 9.30am-2.30pm This is a fantastic day for men to hear good preaching and teaching, to be encouraged to follow Jesus and to develop closer relationships with each other to help them follow Christ together. This year John Piper is the main speaker also with Rupert Standring. We will travel together. Cost £25. See John Parker for more details.

ANGLICAN PARTNERSHIP SYNODS. Saturday July 14 here at the John Owen Barn – The first partnership Synod took place on Saturday 25 Nov 2017 with Bishop Rod Thomas and was a great success. We seek to gather with like-minded churches to consider how we may work together for the biblical gospel within the Church of England.

 

All Saints Club this week — Jesus Story Bible

God sends help – Pentecost, from Acts 1 – 5: John 15.
Jesus’ friends and helpers huddled together in an upstairs room with locked doors and windows.
‘Wait in Jerusalem,’ Jesus had told them, ‘I am going to send you a special present. God’s power is going to come into you. God’s Holy spirit is coming’.

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PRAYER – We can do nothing without God. Do join us to pray for the preaching of God’s word at 9.35am. Also at 10.45am in the vestry for EAG 11.15am, 5.30pm in the main JOB hall for Sunday@6.