News for Summer 2018
SUMMER SUNDAYS : 29 July - 2 Sept
9am There will be no 9am services in August - our early service is taking a break during August.
The next early service will be Sun 2 Sept.
10.30am This is for all ages together, for around an hour, looking at People in the Bible God called in different ways - see below
Sunday 12 Aug will include Holy Communion.
9 July God Calling DAVID - through someone else
1 Samuel 16:1-13
5 August God Calling ISAIAH - through a vision
12 August God Calling MARY MAGDALENE - through meeting angels
John 20:1 and 11-18
19 August God Calling GIDEON - at work
26 August God Calling SAUL - through a blinding light
2 Sept God Calling PRISCILLA AND AQUILA - through a friendship
Acts 18:1-3 ; 18-21 ; 24-26;
From around 12 noon - Every Sunday in August is Picnic Time
Outside church on the grass! If you’d like to have lunch with others, just bring your own lunch (sandwiches, salad or whatever) and stay on after the morning service, or turn up from 12 noon. It’s not an organised time - just an opportunity to get together outside and enjoy each other’s company - bring your friends too.
Please note that we will keep the drive clear of cars on Sunday mornings in August, so children are safe in the drive during the picnic times. Please park on the street instead - thank you.
6.30pm Summer Evening Worship will include ‘in conversation with…’ - finding out more about someone’s everyday life lived with God, and a short devotional talk, based on themes from the Lord’s Prayer.
Enjoy Sundays through the summer!
Our volunteers involved in regular Daytime Activities, Community Night, English Classes and Alpha are taking a summer break.
Please pray for refreshment over the summer for all involved in our regular activities.
Activities restart from Mon 10 September.
On Monday evenings (term-time), we welcome people from our local community into church for Community Night. We currently offer English classes, a bible study group and the CAP money course. We would love one or two more people to join the team from September to help host the evenings. Also, if you would like to try starting a new group or activity for people to get involved in (crafting, board games, whatever takes your fancy...) please get in touch, as we definitely have space for more! If you're interested please contact Hazel: email@example.com.
SOME AUTUMN EVENTS - for your phone/calendar/diary!
Wed 12 Sept 8pm
CENTRAL FELLOWSHIP An opportunity to gather together after the Summer, to look ahead and to pray for the autumn.
Sat 22 Sept (times to be arranged)
A day to PUBLICISE OUR CHURCH OPEN DAY (the next day) - distribute fliers - and to prepare for the day. We’d like to give local people unfamiliar with St Gabriel’s a taste of what we do, what happens here.
Sun 23 Sept 10.30am - 3pm
CHURCH OPEN DAY with fun and interest for all, inside and outside! The day will include worship.
Thu 27 Sept 3.30pm
THE ARK after school time for primary age children—Bible stories, activities, games, bouncy ark and more.
Wed 3 Oct 8pm
We’re planning to hold a CAP FUNDRAISING EVENT, telling people about our CAP Debt Centre. If you’re interested in helping, please speak to Debbie Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
REGULAR PRAYER EVENTS
Come and bring areas of life - in church, our local community and the world - to God.
From September we will have 4 prayer times each month—which will you come to?
Sun 2 Sept 12pm half an hour, in the chancel
Tue 11 Sept 7am Prayer Breakfast for an hour, with croissants
Sun 16 Sept 8.30pm half an hour
Mon 24 Sept 9.45pm Late Night Prayer, for an hour
Do come - let’s pray together!