A bumper post from Austria

Tim Stephenson,
Notice board following the Jesus Film night discussions last Thursday night in multiple languages

I’ve got behind I’m afraid so many thanks to the person I heard had posted Neal and Lesley’s last blog to Facebook. Just in case you missed out, here are both the 23rd and 30th Aug links now. Hard to believe they’re already a month into their trip!

If you’ve been moved by their posts or would like to let them know they and their work are in your prayers you can comment or ‘like’ on Facebook. Or use the form below and I will pass it on.

Notice sheet for 21st August 2016

Tim Stephenson,
Calendar image for 21st of the month

Week of Prayer

Our annual week of prayer will commence on Sunday 11th September, with an evening prayer service, and run through to Friday 16th September. Details about the week and church opening times will be made available in due course.

Neal and Lesley in Austria

The Grindrods are now in Austria for their three month mission trip. Please follow them on their blog http://nealandlesley.simplesite.com/429863455.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek service will take place this Wednesday 24th August. Please speak to Eric Seager for further details.

Missions and Persecuted Church Prayer Meeting

This will take place on Monday 5th September at 7:45pm at Priory Street. Please speak to Wendy Rowe for more details of this prayer meeting.

Another new youth group is starting!

Engage is a youth group for Years 3 – 5 (ages 7-10) starting on Friday September 9th, 4.30-5.30pm to be held at Priory Street. Please pray for this new group.  Please continue to pray for Energise (years 6 and 7, ages 10 -12), the first term has been a real blessing with 16 different children attending at any one time, many that don’t attend CBC. 

Prayer points for Energize

  • Thank God for all the children who have attended Energize;

  • Pray for the group to continue to bond together and for relationships to deepen with each other and with leaders;

  • Pray for the leaders to grow through this ministry;

  • Pray for the group members who are starting secondary school;

  • Pray for the children to have a desire to know God.

If you want to know more about the groups, please speak to Rhiannon. Thank you.

Grace Place

A reminder to our women to check out the GRACE PLACE blog over the summer holidays! Anxiety and worry are addressed through the gospel lens of Philippians 4:6-7.

New Treasurer

Roger Hammett will be taking up his new role as Church Treasurer with effect from 1st September. Michael Prior is stepping down after a six year period. Thank you, Michael!

…Over the next few months…

3rd Sept: Craft Club, 10:00am

4th Sept: Lancasters’ re-commissioning service

4th Sept: Evening service – feedback from Sanga Sanga project

5th Sept: Missions and persecuted church prayer meeting

11th Sept: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm

11th-16th Sept: Week of Prayer

17th Sept: Safe to Grow training session @ Priory Street, 9am

24th Sept: The Ark, 10am

Yay ….. we’re here at last!

Tim Stephenson,
Map, of the Oasis centre around 20km south-west of Vienna

Evening all! An update from Neil and Lesley came through today as you may have spotted if you’re a Facebooker.

They’ve arrived, found their accommodation and are starting to find their way around. Tomorrow is the first meeting with refugees and it sounds like they’re approaching it with a mix of excitement and trepidation. But don’t take my word for it, jump over to here and read for yourselves. And while you’re doing it please send up a prayer for the refugees to catch a vision of God’s love for them and for Neil and Lesley too as they jump into this work.

 

Notice Sheet for 14th August 2016

Tim Stephenson,
Calendar for 14th of the month

Week of Prayer

Our annual week of prayer will commence on Sunday 11th September, with an evening prayer service, and run through to Friday 16th September. Details about the week and church opening times will be made available in due course.

Neal and Lesley in Austria

The Grindrods are now in Austria for their three month mission trip. Please follow them on their blog http://nealandlesley.simplesite.com/.

Midweek Service

The next Midweek service will take place on Wednesday 24th August. Please speak to Eric Seager for further details.

Soul Survivor

Please pray for our young people who have gone to Soul Survivor. They will be returning on Wednesday.

Another new youth group is starting!

Engage is a youth group for Years 3 – 5 (ages 7-10) starting on Friday September 9th, 4.30-5.30pm to be held at Priory Street. Please pray for this new group. Please continue to pray for Energize (years 6 and 7, ages 10 -12), the first term has been a real blessing with 16 different children attending at any one time, many that don’t attend CBC. 

Prayer points for Energize

  • Thank God for all the children who have attended Energize;

  • Pray for the group to continue to bond together and for relationships to deepen with each other and with leaders;

  • Pray for the leaders to grow through this ministry;

  • Pray for the group members who are starting secondary school;

  • Pray for the children to have a desire to know God.

If you want to know more about the groups, please speak to Rhiannon. Thank you.

Grace Place

A reminder to our women to check out the GRACE PLACE blog over the summer holidays! Anxiety and worry are addressed through the gospel lens of Philippians 4:6-7.

Harding Wedding

Tim and Kate are getting married on Friday 19th August at 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend the church ceremony.

…Over the next few months…

19th August: Tim Harding wedding, 2:00pm

24th August: Midweek service, 2:00pm

3rd Sept: Craft Club, 10:00am

4th Sept: Lancasters’ re-commissioning service

11th Sept: Evening prayer meeting, 6pm

11th-16th Sept: Week of Prayer

17th Sept: Safe to Grow training session @ Priory Street, 9am

24th Sept: The Ark, 10am

Could I cram anything more into this case as we set off for Oasis?

Tim Stephenson,
Packing luggage

Image by Freepik

A new post from Neal and Lesley is available here. Hopefully we’ll alert you as these come out both here and on social media.

Our intention is to update it weekly (but time will tell if this is feasible or not). In future blogs I’d also love to include some photos and of course some of the refugees’ stories, praise reports and prayer requests as they occur. Of course, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to use photos of the refugees themselves, but I’ll do my best to keep you informed whilst being sensitive to individuals’ privacy.

Thanks again to you all for the love, support, prayer and financial blessings that have enabled us to go. We will carry you all with us in our hearts, and we’ll miss you all dreadfully, for sure!

With love in Jesus
N&L
xx