Weekly news for 15.5.22

Dear Friends

This week we start our new series on the Five Marks of Mission. See the programme below (printed versions in church)

Do remember to check in to our facebook page or the website regularly for updates.

A little word

 But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it?                     Romans 10.14-15 (MSG)

If you have good news you want to share it. The hope and peace our faith brings us is good news for all. In the time of the early church, it spread like wildfire. Is life too comfortable now? Are we all self-sufficient? Have the followers of Jesus lost their confidence?

This week and next we will be thinking about sharing the good news of Jesus.

Things to pray for

  • Give thanks for those who shared the good news of Jesus with us.
  • For each of us living out our faith day by day.
  • For Northern Ireland. That peace & common sense would prevail.


Sunday at 10am. Five Marks – Tell #1

From 9.30am, come and get your breakfast bap. All donations to Christian Aid.

Morning Worship with CoGs children’s group and refreshments to follow. Brief discussion group over coffee is a new option.

You can also watch by live stream on the church facebook page.  

This week’s readings are: Exodus 3

Sunday at 7pm.

Reflective Service – another world is possible

10am on Thursday 

Holy Communion in Church 

APCM updates 

Thank you to everyone who stayed and took part in our annual meeting. We elected Mike Dennett as Churchwarden; John Hayes & Christine Grainger as Deputy Churchwardens; and Bernadette Rouine, Robert Platts, Bob Newman, & Ben Treadaway on to the PCC. Welcome all.

A reminder that if you pay tax you can gift-aid your giving to church. We can claim back an extra 25p for every £1 you give. If you cease to be a taxpayer, you need to let us know. Karen Rodgers or Bernadette Rouine can help you.

Driver wanted

New volunteer Minibus driver needed for Lunch Club.

Must be aged 25 or over and hold a clean driving licence with ‘D1’ category. Van driving experience and licencing invaluable. Induction and training can be given/paid for or updated. Patience, kindness, and care over helping frail elderly people get around essential. Role would need DBS processing.

We are looking for someone who is able to be in this role for at least 12 months.

You need to be available on Thursdays from 10:15 – 15:00.

See Nick Edmondson to volunteer or ask more.

Platinum Jubilee lunch

We plan to have a special one-off intergenerational Lunch Club with an (indoor) Street Party theme for the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday on 2nd June, with help from the local Brownies. The idea will be to bring the generations together, including grandchildren etc of those normally attending Lunch Club, and families from all groups using the Welcome Centre and Christ Church buildings, decorate with bunting and have jelly ice cream and possibly Spam!

Tickets available from Yvonne at £2 per adult. (Accompanied only) children are free.                   

Earlier news

Previous editions of this news update are on the website if you can’t find it in your in-box.