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Letter from Chris
“A community of whole-life disciples of Jesus Christ committed to worship, growth, fellowship and mission.”
Seven men preparing a small area of concrete outside the church hall is a far cry from the exploits of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in around 440BC, but it was good to be doing something in the outdoors as a team – and I learned something useful for another day!
There is nothing like belonging to a team. This summer we witnessed great endeavours from British athletes in the Rio Olympics – the women’s hockey team won Gold and the rowers and sailors also found success in their boats. For me…
News and Events
For the week commencing 18th September
Address & Prayer Directory – new edition for the Autumn – Please send any amendments or new additions to the church office by this Friday 23rd September.
‘Oasis’ – Ladies’ Discussion Group plus Movie Night!
- The next ‘Oasis’ meeting is on 3rd October at 10am in the Church Rooms.
- Also Ladies’ Movie & Chocolate Night change of date. This will now take place on Saturday 15th October, 7.30pm in the Church Rooms. All ladies are welcome to both events.
New Safeguarding Training for all those working with Children & Adults - Thursday 20th October, 2pm in the Church Rooms. Please book & attend if you are able as this will be the most local course. There are other dates if you cannot attend this one. Courses are free but require booking through the Diocese by 10th October at: http://www.salisbury.anglican.org/learning/courses/safeguarding-foundation-training-5550
‘The Thrill of Prayer’ - Wessex Filling Station, Thursday 29th September, 7.30pm – At The Village Hotel, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth. BH7 7DZ. This is a new monthly cross-denominational celebration to encourage, empower & enrich peoples’ knowledge of God. Go to http://www.wessexfillingstation.co.uk
Barn Dance and Ploughman’s Supper, Saturday 1st October, 7pm at the Church Hall – Do come and join us for an enjoyable evening. Tickets: Adults £7, Children £4. Bring your own drinks. All proceeds will go to the Church Hall 50th Birthday restoration fund. Tickets available from Claire Storey today.
New Magazine Out Now! An excellent new edition of the Magazine is now available. Pick up a copy, donations towards production costs can be placed in the slot in the pillar.
Join a Connect Group – This is a great way to get to know people & explore the Bible together in a small group. It’s not too late to join a group. Speak to Kevin for more information.
Autumn Fayre at the Church Hall, Saturday 22nd October – Please put this date in your diary and aim to come to raise funds for improvements to the Hall. Volunteers will be needed to help run stalls. More details to follow.
Harvest Thanksgiving - There is a retiring collection for flowers at the back of church. Our Harvest Thanksgiving service is on Sun 2nd October.
Ordination of Jane Green – Jane is Gladys Beasley’s daughter & is being ordained deacon on 25th September. There is a card to sign at the back of the Church if you would like to put a message.
St. Edward’s School Open Evening this Wednesday, 21st September, 5.30pm – Do pick up a flyer with details from the back of Church.
Click here to view archive of our talks, or select one of our most recent talks from the list below.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son - a different perspective
(Luke 15:11-32) by Kevin Rogers on Sunday September 18th.
The Good Shepherd and other parables
(Luke 15:1-10) by Chris Strain on Sunday September 11th.
Confessions and Worship
(Nehemiah 9:1-10:31) by Justin Coldstream on Sunday September 4th.
Nehemiah The Law
() by Chris Strain on Sunday August 28th.
Belonging - the walls of Jerusalem rebuilt - preached by John Parrett
(Nehemiah 4:1-6:18) by Adrian Whitehall on Sunday August 21st.