Monday, 29 June 2009

Fun With A Purpose

Sylvena's book has been published!!

There's lots more information here on the London City Mission website where you can also order the book. If you're a Thursday Leisure Club regular you are probably in it...

Here is a taster of what they say:

"This brand new LCM publication by recently retired missionary Sylvena Farrant was developed as a result of her appointment to work with older people in a nursing home in the Bromley area. She found there were very few things available to the elderly and disabled to aid them as they journeyed through this most difficult time of their lives."

I especially like this bit:

"Sylvena’s work in this area has been thought by some to be ground-breaking..."

Excellent stuff!!

St Arbucks Thursday cancelled

St Arbucks, Thursday on July 2nd has had to be cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused and we'll let you know future dates as soon as we have them...

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Church Allotment - can you help?

The church allotment is going to be cleared on Saturday and there are certain items that have been requested that you might have about your person that are needed...

Do you have...

  • 2L plastic drink bottles which will make cloches
  • any spare wood e.g. from pallets to make raised beds
  • any plants that will be ready for planting out in two weeks time
  • any spare gardening eqiupment e.g. trowels, spades and the like?

If you do please can you contact Rob Shelley or Glenis Ruston

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Church Allotment

Exciting news!

We have been allocated a plot at Ravensbourne Road Allotments. Work on clearing it has begun and if you would like to help in further activities, planting, tending etc. please contact Rob Shelley or Glenis Ruston.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Sri Lanka

Simon will be returning to Sri Lanka in July to teach at the Lanka Bible College and be involved in ministry in a number of Baptist churches on the island.

Prayer information on the trip is available.

Sunday School Anniversary

We will be celebrating our children's’ work on Sunday July 5th. Sunday School has a Praise Party in the hall starting at 10.15am.

Holiday at Home needs you!

More helpers are needed to give our guests a fabulous time 18-21 August. Response forms are available - see Brian for details. A full team meeting will take place on Wednesday July 8th at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Logos Hope Event Details

Thursday 18th
Business Persons Lunch

A lunch appointment with a difference!
13.00 - 13.45
A lunch appointment with a difference! Enjoy a light lunch on board Logos Hope, meet members of the international crew, network with other Christian professionals and hear Stagecoach Group Co-founder Brian Souter share about faith in today’s business world.
Passes are £5 and can be obtained in advance via the Logos Hope office.

Saturday 20th
Going for Gold

10.00 – 11.30
The eyes of the world will be turned to London in 2012. An event for all those interested in mission leading up to the Olympics, with involvement from More than Gold.
Conference passes are £4 and can be obtained in advance via the Logos Hope office.

Saturday 20th
Hope starts here
17.00 – 18.00
(programme for the local church)
Discover the Logos Hope vision during this inspiring programme for the local Church.

Sunday 21st
Hope starts here
(programme for the local church)
14.30 – 15:30
16.30 – 17.30
18.30 – 19.30
20.30 – 21.30
Discover the Logos Hope vision.

Tuesday 23rd
Young professionals evening

19.30 – 21.00
Unwind on board the ship after a busy day in the office. Discover the Logos Hope vision, enjoy refreshments, meet other professionals and hear about hope in the workplace. Featuring Christian entrepreneur and former Mayor of London candidate Ram Gidoomal.
Passes are £5 and can be obtained in advance via the Logos Hope office.

London launch celebration - onshore venue
19.45 - 21.30
A time of thanksgiving for all God has done to launch Logos Hope. Hear OM Founder George Verwer share his vision for the vessel’s future ministry.
Onshore venue – Emmanuel Evangelical Church, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3DW .
Free admission but advance booking required via the Logos Hope office.

Alternative Wednesday

Alternative Wednesday on 24 June will be a prayer time for all the organisations in the church. Please speak to Glenis if you would like to take part or if you have any prayer requests. Thank you.

Date for your diary

Please note – the Church Family Meeting has been moved from Sunday 5 July to Sunday 12 July.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Prayer Ministry

Sunday 21 June

At all our services on this day, there will be an extended opportunity for prayer ministry. If you would like prayer for any reason—perhaps you are facing a challenge, seeking healing or strength or new vision our prayer team will be happy to pray with you for you. Anointing with oil will also be available if you would like it.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Logos Hope

From FRIDAY 12 to SUNDAY 28 JUNE, the OM ship Logos Hope will be docking at South Quay, Canary Wharf. Details of visiting times are displayed in the Welcome Area and there is lots more information here...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

THE LONDON EVENT – Saturday 13 June 2009

The London Event is the annual gathering of Baptists in London. It is being held on Saturday 13 June at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP.

The theme is ‘Making Disciples – sharing the good news of Jesus’.

The afternoon session runs from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The afternoon includes a seminar programme and the Association’s AGM. See me for more details.

The evening programme will include worship, inspiration and celebration and will run from 7.00 pm – 9.15 pm. The preacher is Revd Dr Nigel Wright, the Principal of Spurgeon’s College.

Please do go...

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Church anniversary

Next week, Sunday 14 June, we’re celebrating our church anniversary.

We’ll be exploring what it means to be a community of Jesus followers in today’s world.

We will also be offering the chance to participate in an act of covenant renewal at Sunday Break and the Later Service for those of who missed the chance to take part last week at our Pentecost service.

St Arbucks tonight

Be there tonight for a 7.00pm start and have a great evening...
More details on the website.

Giving online to George

Only a few days now before George and John fly out to Marrakech and climb all 13,565 feet of Mount Toubkal.

Please do support them. George had a webpage here at where you can give securely online.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Mount Toubkal Challenge

George Ruston & John Langford will attempt to climb Mount Toubkal in North Africa from June 6th to 13th.

George will be raising funds for Hope UK & John for SAT-7.

Sponsorship forms are in the Welcome Area.

St Arbucks Thursdays

We’re gathering at Starbuck's in the Market Square on Thursday 4 June from 7:00pm.

There will be live music between 7:30pm and 8:30pm. There’ll be a chance to chat and consume the beverage and bun of your choice in a convivial atmosphere.

So bring a friend—especially one who doesn’t usually go to church—and come prepared to talk to people who turn up about who we are and why we’re here.

After this one, we’ll be there again on 2 July.