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Fourth edition of Cornerstone - Christmas 2014

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It hardly seems possible that it’s now a year since we published the first edition of Cornerstone! The latest issue of our Newsletter looks back on what's been happening over the last few months, and look forward to events over Christmas and in the New Year.
 
We’ve had a full and exciting autumn, and you can read about the launch of Who Let The Dads Out?, our Community Day with Riverbank Trust, our Women’s Weekend Away, our autumn Alpha Course, our Baptism Service and much more. You can also find out details of our Christmas Services, and we hope you will join us for at least some of our celebrations this year.
 
Once again we’re distributing printed copies of the Newsletter to homes immediately around our church and to church members. If you would like to read a copy online, then please click here.

We’d still love to know what you think of the Newsletter - things you think are good, what you’d like to see change, items we could add. If you have any feedback, then please contact Fiona Wade. And if you'd like to contribute to a future issue, Fiona would love to hear from you! Our next publication date is mid-March 2015.
 


Third edition of Cornerstone - Autumn 2014

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We have just published the third edition of our Newsletter - Cornerstone - which has now become a firm fixture in our church life. Once again it gives an opportunity to catch up on what's been happening over the last few months, and to look forward to an exciting autumn term leading up to Christmas.

This time round we have included a wide range of news - Gems, Sarah Casson’s Bible translation work, feedback on trips to Brazil & Uganda and events over the Summer, reports on the Marriage Course and Sycamore Tree Course, a profile of Sheena Marx our Pastoral Team Leader, information about the Alpha Course we're running this Autumn and J John’s visit in October, and a variety of other items designed to inform, entertain and inspire.

Once again we’re distributing printed copies of the Newsletter to homes immediately around our church and to church members. If you would like to read a copy online, then please click here.

We’d still love to know what you think of the Newsletter - things you think are good, what you’d like to see change, items we could add. If you have any feedback, then please contact Fiona Wade. And if you'd like to contribute to a future issue, Fiona would love to hear from you! Our next publication date is the start of December 2014.
 


Sarah Edwards in Rwanda - Summer 2014
 

edwardssThis summer Sarah Edwards is volunteering for ten weeks on a development programme in Cyangugu, Rwanda, as part of the government-funded International Citizen Service (ICS). ICS is a development programme that brings together young people aged 18-25 to fight poverty and make a difference where it is needed most. She will be working alongside volunteers from Rwanda for an organisation called Rural Development Inter-Diocesan Service (RDIS).


ICS works with communities that have specifically requested their help. It also aims to inspire young people in the UK and overseas to become active citizens who are passionate about long-term community development. ICS is delivered by a consortium of respected development organisations and she is doing her placement with Tearfund.

If you would like to keep in touch with her time in Rwanda, please follow her blog here.


Karis Kids trip: Friday 25 April - Saturday 3 May

kariskidslogoPrayer points for the visit to Kampala
 
Pray for stamina and health and good team working, and that we might “remain in Him”
Most importantly, pray for all those who we have the opportunity to visit and those who come to events at the church, that they might be touched by God. We are looking forward to seeing God at work
We have a number of families with housing problems, and increased needs. Please pray for wisdom about how to deal with these
Please pray that we will also be able to visit and encourage a carer to learn to use a sewing machine so she can generate income
Pray for a visit to a potential new family 
 
Pray for the plans for the week
 
Saturday: We will meet with the Ugandan team to discuss the programme. Please pray for same hearts and minds!
Sunday: Trevor is preaching at all three services. Pray that lives will be touched by God. We are also doing a little teaching and craft with the children about what God is like
Monday: We will be visiting and ministering to local police men and their families and prisoners in police cells. There is a parenting talk in the evening
Tuesday: Children’s activities about how God knows and loves them. Also craft and paint for up to 150 children! Trevor is speaking in the evening on Prayer
Wednesday: Children’s activities on the theme of prayer. Trevor is speaking in the evening on Reading God’s word
Thursday: Morning visiting Karis Kids families. Afternoon ministering in the children’s ward at Mulago hospital. Trevor is speaking in the evening on Fellowship
Friday: Visiting families
 
Pray for preparations for the summer camp. The theme will be The fruit of the Spirit. Around 20 people have signed up to go from the UK.
 

Second edition of Cornerstone - Easter 2014

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We produced the second edition of our new Newsletter - Cornerstone - at the end of March 2014, following very positive feedback on the first issue just before last Christmas. Many of our members told us that they appreciated catching up on what's happening in the life of our church, and especially hearing about things they didn't know were going on.

This time round we have included a wide range of news - what's going on for men at the moment, the exciting Grace church venture in Soho, feedback on events in the first part of 2014 (including a very encouraging start to our new Sunday Afternoon Service), a profile of our new Curate Alwyn Webb, information about  the Marriage Course we're running later this Spring, details of what's happening in and around church this Easter, and a variety of other items designed to inform, entertain and inspire.

We distributed printed copies of the newsletter to homes immediately around our church and to church members. If you would like to read a copy online, then please click here.

We’d love to know what you think of the Newsletter - things you think are good, what you’d like to see change, items we could add. If you have any feedback, then please contact Fiona Wade. And if you'd like to contribute to a future issue, Fiona would love to hear from you! Our next publication date is late Summer 2014.