Notices Sun 2nd April

Notices for Sunday 2nd April – Palm Sunday

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Sunday Services

9.15 at Priory Street

Matt G will bring the Word from John 12:12-19 and music will be led by Joey. Intercessory prayers will be led by Vicky S. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

Church on the Green

Join us at 10am in the MOD Community Centre in Rudloe as well as on Zoom. Rob D will bring the Word from John 12:12-19 and music will be led by Dave M. Click here to join on Zoom. Meeting ID: 951 8111 0275 Passcode: 559184

11.15am at Priory Street

Matt G will bring the Word from John 12:12-19 and music will be led by Steve R. Intercessory prayers will be led by Ruth L. The service will be streamed online – click here to join.

Prayer for gospel expansion – Saturday mornings

Please join us at 8am tomorrow morning to seek the Lord’s will regarding the proposal to join COTG and the 9.15 service into a new congregation.

Hang Out: this Sunday at 4pm

Dear Key Stage 2 parents/guardians, please send your KS2 children along to CBC this Sunday (4:00-5:30pm) for fun, food & fellowship. Any questions, please see Beth Mills or Rhiannon.

Gathered to Pray: this Sunday at 6pm

Open Doors is a ministry that works to highlight and support the needs of persecuted Christians around the world, many of whom suffer in ways we can’t imagine. Please come along on Sunday evening as Vanessa shares with us some latest news, videos and prayer needs from Nigeria, Afghanistan and Colombia.

Hall Refurbishment – Helpers Required

The new flooring has been laid in the coffee hall and offices and looks fantastic! If you can help shift all the furniture back into the offices, please come along to church at 2pm tomorrow afternoon.

Easter services

  • Weds 5th April at 2pm: Midweek service Easter celebration
  • Friday 7th April at 9.30am: Good Friday service, including communion. Followed by the Walk of Witness through town – meet at 10.30am at the cross in the garden by the Co-op.
  • Sunday 9th April at 10.30am: a joint service for all our congregations to celebrate the risen Lord together.

Craft group – change of date

The date of the next craft group meeting has been changed to Saturday 8th April, at the usual time of 10am-12.30pm. Come and join us, and bring your own craft project to work on.

Youth & Children’s Intern

As a church we find ourselves in the privileged position of welcoming many children and young people through our doors each week, and have plenty of opportunities to interact with more in our community and schools too. As a result, we would love to explore the possibility of hosting an intern while they undertake training for a youth and children’s qualification.

The benefit would be multi-fold, including providing space for an intern to grow and develop their budding skills – we are not short of children’s and youth opportunities they could assist with! This would also benefit us by providing another worker for the growing task (up to 32 hours a week) with fresh ideas and unique gifting. 

To that end, though we will undoubtedly explain more and bring the proposal to the next church meeting for discussion (expected costs for the intern to be low, c£1200 for the year), we wanted to give you an early heads up, so you can pray about it.

In addition, as part of the internship, we would be required to provide accommodation for them. Therefore, it would be useful to ascertain the feasibility of this from the outset before a firm proposal is brought. We would love to provide this rent free!  If you have a room that you may be willing to use to host an intern, or if you are interested but would like to know more of what it would involve, please speak to Dan to discuss further. 

We would ideally be looking at Sept 23 – Aug 24. 

Hope Explored

We will be running another Hope Explored course on the Sunday evenings of 23rd & 30th April and 7th May. Please prayerfully consider who you might invite to come along to discover the hope we can have in Jesus. You can register for the course via Eventbrite – click here or scan the QR code.

Marriage Course

What is it? An opportunity to invest in your relationship with your spouse(/to-be) from a gospel perspective. Using Tim Chester’s Gospel-Centred Marriage as the foundation, this course encourages couples to build their marriages, rooting our responses in every situation in God’s word and the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Who’s it for?  Married couples of all ages and stages, and couples preparing for marriage.
When is it?  Five Saturday afternoons: 2.30 – 4pm: 15th April, 20th May, 27th May, 3rd June, 10th June
Where is it?  Priory Street.
Please register to attend via Eventbrite – click here or scan the QR code.

Tearfund Big Quiz – save the date!

After the fun and success of last year’s Big Quiz Night, we want to get involved again this year to support Tearfund. The date is Saturday 7th October. Further details will be provided nearer the time but, in the meantime, start thinking about your team and praying for the work of Tearfund. Here is a link for more information about Tearfund and how to pray for their work:

Last but not least….

A gentle reminder to parents and guardians of children: please note that the area behind the Hut and the private garden beyond the gate are out-of-bounds to children.

Regular activities

  • Community Money Advice is open for face-to-face meetings each Thursday evening and Friday morning. Do get in touch if you would like help and advice in this area. Pre-booked appointments only.
  • Craft Group: if you enjoy crafting come and join us on the first Saturday of the month (unless otherwise notified) from 10am-12.30pm at Priory Street. Please bring your own craft project to do.
  • Prayer for Missions & the Persecuted Church: the first Tuesday of every month, 7.45pm on Zoom. Contact the office for login details.
  • Women’s Bible Study: we meet on the last Monday every month from 7.30pm.
  • Souper Friday Café: Friday mornings from 10am-2pm. Come and enjoy a free drink, cake and soup. Open for help with food items to take away too. Speak to Colin W, Esther A, Joan C or Jo S for more information.
  • Ark Children’s Service: last Saturday of the month 10:30am-12:00pm during term-time only.
  • Mum’s Bible Study: Monday mornings between 9.30am-11.30am (term-time only). For more information speak to Christine C or Vicki K.
  • Toddlers: Thursdays 10:00am-11:30am during term-time only.
  • FLAGS (Fun Learning About God and Scripture): Wednesdays at 4.30-5.30pm during term time. For Primary School-aged children.
  • Hang out: a fun fellowship group for KS2 children, meeting on the second Sunday of the month from 4.00-5.30pm.
  • Life groups meet in person and/or online. Contact us if you’d like to join one.
  • Youth Groups – contact Dan for further details.

Please send items for next week’s notices to Ruth at by 12 noon on Wednesday.