Transforming Prayer – Saturday 4 March 2017

Diocese of Guildford

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore different ways of meeting with God through prayer – in ways you may never have thought of as prayer at The Dell, St Giles, Ashtead, KT21 1EJ on Saturday 4 March

An excellent range of speakers will lead workshops including:

Using the Jesus Deck – Simon Tierney

Contemplative Prayer – Adrian Esdaile

Healing and Wholeness – Tricia Phillips (Wholeness through Christ)

Praying through the Rhythms of life – Ffaldy y Brenin – Patrick and Rosie Butler

Using our Creativity and Imagination – Karen Case-Green

Book now at www.cofeguildford.org.uk/events

Seniors’ Cafe: What’s On In March

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2 March       

12:30 Cafe lunch, 13:30 Monthly Book Club with Brian Lewis, 13:30 Memory Cafe

             

9 March             

11:30 Prayer Book Service of Holy Communion, 12:30  Café lunch, 13:20  Film Club – Details in Church       

 

16 March     

12:30 Café lunch, 13:15 Quiz with Annette and Kevin, 13:30 Bridge

 

23 March     

11:30 Prayer Book Service of Holy Communion, 12:15 Arrival for prompt start at 12:30 for Traditional Lunch

2 Courses with Wine & Tea or Coffee.  Minimum £4 donation

 

30 March

12:30 Café lunch

Trumpet Call Invitation To Deanery Synod Talk

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Runnymede Deanery would like to invite you to the upcoming deanery event on Wednesday 15 March 2017, 19:15 for 19:30 at Christ Church, Ottershaw with a very up-to-date and relevant talk on the Christian mission in these times of political upheaval. Synod business will be seen to quickly after the break and visitors are welcome to stay or leave as they please – details attached

Old Laptops And Mobile Phones For Burundi Please

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Rod and Anita Whitehead are going to visit our mission partner New Generation in Burundi for 3 weeks on Friday 24th Feb. Christ Church school and the church family have given them plenty of clothes and shoes to take for which they are very grateful. What New Generation needs more than anything is old laptops, mobile phones and soccer boots (size 5 and bigger).  If you have any, please contact them on 01344-842958 or rodwhd@gmail.com.

New Generation has started giving computing lessons for the street children in their refurbished training room. And they have raised the funds to send 4 boys to local universities – the first of their children to go, which is very exciting. So these young people need mobile phones and laptops…..

Dieudonne made a brief trip to the UK last week to speak at a big fundraising dinner in London in aid of New Generation organised by Tulcan Communications, a company which supports them. It was very successful and should enable New Gen to buy its own site which will both reduce its costs (no rent) and enable it to help many more street children. Praise the Lord!

New Generation will be Misssion of the Month in July, so you will hear more then.

Gardening Heroes

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You may notice a much tidier graveyard and refreshed gravel surface as you come to Church this week.  Our thanks to the fantastic, energetic and enthusiastic team of Val; Alison and Elena (ably assisted by Oliver and a friend); all led by Anne Martin.  Thanks also to Mr Gregory for removing the debris – it all looks lovely.

Seniors Traditional Roast Lunch

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All over 50’s welcome to attend our Seniors Lunch on Thursday 23 March.  Arrive 12:15 for a two course roast meal with wine; followed by tea or coffee for a suggested donation of £4.  We look forward to welcoming you.

East To West Abram’s Story

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When Abram’s father became ill he didn’t know how to cope.  With trips to the hospital, medications and all the worry about the future, it was nearly impossible to concentrate at school.  Abram became more and more irritable and started getting in trouble but he didn’t tell school about the problems at home.  After a few sessions with his RSW, he opened up about his fears, looking after his little sister and the struggles of completing homework.  Having someone to talk to throughout changed everything, especially when Dad died later that year.

Our team at east to west believe that there is Hope in every and any challenging situation a child, young person, family or school staff may be facing.

At the heart of east to west is Relational Support Work which we define as ‘a long term commitment to actively journey with children, young people and families through the issues they are addressing for as long as it takes’.  This approach is woven through all our work and projects.

Founded in 1996, based in Egham and working across the northern boroughs of Surrey and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead; east to west supported 1438 children, young people, and families last academic school year.

If you would like to talk to us about supporting our work in some way, please do not hesitate to ring or email me at anthony@easttowest.org.uk or call on 01784 438007.

Many thanks

Anthony Horton

Chief Executive Officer

Electoral Roll Update Ahead Of APCM

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It is nearly that time again!

An early heads up that we will be posting the Electoral Roll at the back of the Church from Sunday 12 February.  We would be grateful if you could check that you are on the Electoral Roll which will allow you to vote at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting which will be held after the 10:30 service on Sunday 23 April 2017.

Peacemaker Mediators Becomes A Registered Charity

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On Monday the Charity Commission confirmed that Stephen’s new charity, Peacemaker Mediators has been registered. The number is 1171163. Praise God!

The two charitable purposes of the Charity are:

The advancement of the Christian religion particularly but not exclusively in countries where the Christian faith is a minority by any means as the trustees shall in their discretion determine.

The promotion of religious harmony for the benefit of the public by promoting knowledge and mutual understanding and respect of the beliefs and practices of different religious faiths.

Many Christian charities rightly address the consequences of persecution or war. Peacemaker Mediators exists to help resolve the causes. Peacemaker Mediators will serve wherever the Church is under-resourced, marginalized or persecuted, wherever human rights are denied or reconciliation needed.

Stephen

Men@CC

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Prov 27:17  As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Faith is a journey…. and we can struggle with the walk alone, or we can find strength and support in doing it together.  We have several men’s groups doing various activities, doing life together and supporting one another.  So whether you enjoy walking, camping, golf, Bible Study or prayer, there is a men’s group for you.  We also encourage guys to be in a Home Group, but it is good to get together as men, look out for one another, have fun, and learn together.  If you would like to more details then either email us at men@cc-vw.org, or contact us individually:

Bible Study (weekly, breakfast and study) – Ken Edwards & Scott Elias

Camping (ad hoc weekends) – Brent Owens

Prayer groups (weekly/monthly, evening, food, chat & pray) – Brent Owens, Will Bissett

Walking (monthly) – Dave Thomas

We’ll be more than happy to tell you about our respective groups, and welcome you along if you want to join with us!  It’s always good to have new men join us on the journey.