Living With The Mystics At St Nicolas’ Guildford

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St Nicolas’ Church, Guildford is putting on a study day event to explore “Living With The Mystics: Fr Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer” on Saturday 16 September, 10:30-15:30. For more information, click here. Alternatively, you can call Ray or Vicky Lamb on 01252 705064, or contact St Nicolas’ Parish Office (parishoffice@stnics.com) on 01483 564526.

National Prayer Weekend 2017

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We know that God can do immeasurably more than we can even imagine and so we invite you to SAVE THE DATE: 29 September to 1 October 2017, when we will pray together for our local communities and join in with the National Prayer Weekend 2017.

More details to come in Church Weekly News and on Church Noticeboards

 

Invitation To Sam And Jess’ Wedding

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We would like to invite all those who love and support us to join us in celebrating our marriage.  Our ceremony will be held at Christ Church Virginia Water, on the 26th August at 2pm. Tea and cakes to follow.

Volunteering Opportunity At The Street Child World Cup 2018

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New Generation Burundi has been invited to take part in Street Child World Cup 2018 in Moscow May 19-27th 2018. The event will see 24 teams (12 boys & 12 girls) of former street children aged 15-18 take part in a soccer tournament, a street child conference and arts workshops. There will be over 100 volunteers from the UK and elsewhere travelling to Moscow to help run the event, and applications are open. Read more…..

 

The objective of the SCWC is to have a high profile soccer event immediately before the FIFA World Cup which highlights the way that street children are treated in many countries and which creates a platform for a global campaign that “no child should have to sleep on the streets. “

 

The first Street Child World Cup (SCWC) took place in Durban in 2010 when our then mission partner, Umthombo, hosted an 8-team tournament. Then a new charity was created, Street Child United, which organized the Rio SCWC in 2014 which saw over 200 street children, 75 project leaders and 140 UK, Brazilian & international volunteers travel to Rio for a week-long event.

 

New Generation Burundi took a squad of 9 boys to the Rio event and reached the final of the boys tournament, were they lost to Tanzania. The boys were wonderful ambassadors for their project and their country, taking part enthusiastically in the singing, dancing and arts events, which ran alongside the soccer. Innocent, their top-scoring striker, also sang a solo at the closing ceremony. New Generation had to raise the money for their flights to the event in 2014 and this will be a big challenge for them again in 2018.

 

The event will take place on the edge of Moscow on May 19-27th, just a month before the start of the FIFA World Cup. Volunteers are required to commit to be there from May 16-29th. The 2018 SCWC is being sponsored by Megafon, the 2nd largest Russian mobile phone operator, Vitol and Save the Children. Street Child United need to sign up further sponsors and donors to ensure that the event’s expenses are covered – but they are praying & working hard, and are much further ahead than they were with 10 months to go in 2013.

 

For more details about the volunteering opportunity and to apply, see https://www.streetchildunited.org/get-involved/volunteer/ . The deadline for applications is 8th September, though there is a chance this will be extended. Volunteers will need to pay for their flights and visa (about £350) and to fundraise £1,200 towards event costs. You can specify on your application form that you are keen to help New Generation Burundi, and if you raise more than £1,200 the extra funds can be put towards their costs. You can apply to be a Communications, Arts, Medical or General volunteer and foreign language speakers e.g. Russian, French, Spanish, Swahili will be especially helpful.

 

Diocese of Guildford – Worship Training

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The Guildford Diocese Leading Worship Training is designed for lay people who lead or share in leading worship or who work with others to plan services.  Over 8 Wednesday evenings this autumn the course aims to deepen understanding of worship and develop skills.

We are currently taking applications for the next course which starts on the 20th September, and full details together with an online application facility are on the website.  Please encourage anybody who might be interested to consider applying.  The venue is St John’s Church, Stoke Road, Guildford. GU1 1HB:

www.cofeguildford.org.uk/LeadingWorship

All applicants must have the support of their vicar and PCC.  To apply please complete the online form for individual applicants and ask your vicar to complete the form for incumbents.  Click on the links below.

 

Leading Worship Training Application Form

This form is to be completed by the individual applicant

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Leading Worship Training Application Form (Incumbent)

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Christians Against Poverty Event

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Going to university in September… or next year? Want to ensure you have a good time but don’t get into debt? Come along to St Andrew’s Church on Tuesday 5 and Friday 8 September for advice and skills to help you manage your money at uni. Refreshments provided.

UCCF Christian Union Newsletter

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James Bunyan writes: “Please find my latest prayerletter enclosed! Some exciting news within and I am very grateful to be doing this work in London!”  Click here to find out what is happening with James Bunyan and UCCF.