In Touch - 15th October 2017

Welcome to our Morning Service

Kris Lane is leading our time together this morning.
After a short time of worship, the children will be going out to activities more suited to their age groups.
Richard Powell, our Senior Pastor, is preaching on the theme "What will the new Heaven and Earth be like?"

6.30pm - Worship and Word

We have a smaller, more informal service at 6.30pm in the meeting room upstairs.
We have recently started a series looking though the book of 1 Peter entitled ‘Exiles into Hope’. This series will run until December.
This evening, Dave Thomas is preaching on the theme "Living as exiles before a hostile world".
We are now recording our Sunday evening sermons so, if you missed last week, you can catch up via the website.

This Week

Mini Dazzlers is suspended until after half term.

Monday - 6.15pm-7.30pm - Rock Solid (School years 3 - 6). Join us for craft, games and much more.

Tuesday - 10am-12noon - Epsom and Ewell Foodbank here in the building.

Tuesday - 5.15-6pm - Exercises with Edith An exercise class for ladies only on Tuesday evenings, here in church. Please see Edith if you would like more information

Wednesday - 9.15am - Prayer Meeting. Join us for 30 minutes of prayer here in the church building.

Wednesday - 10.15am-12.30pm - Table Tennis. Exercise and friendship.

Wednesday - 1-3pm - Art Club here in the building. All Welcome.

Thursday - 1am-12noon - Online4all Gain knowledge and confidence in using a computer. Help with CV writing and job applications. Work towards a Level 3 qualification. Free.

Thursday - 2.15-2.45pm - Singing and Rhyming Session run by Epsom Downs Children’s Centre here in the building on Thursday afternoons, Please contact them for details. For ages 18months - 5 yrs.

Friday - 10am-12noon - Chatterbox A toddler group for parents, carers and their children, on Friday mornings. All Welcome.

Friday - 2-3pm - Friends Bible Study here at church. Mainly for Seniors but everyone welcome. Please speak to Godfrey for more information.

Saturday - 6am - Early morning prayer meeting on Saturday mornings, here in the building. Please see Gary if you need more details. All Welcome.

Saturday - 10.30am-12noon - Merland Rise Football Academy (School years 1-7) at Headley Playing Field, Headley Drive. Subs £1 per week. Girls and boys welcome.


Latest news from Berega & 2018 
visit preparation
Next Sunday afternoon, Mike is giving a talk about what is happening in Berega. This is for anyone who is interested in the village. Straight afterwards, Gary will hold the initial meeting for those intending to go on the visit next Summer. Tea and biscuits will be served, and it starts at 4:30pm. Please come - its exciting!

Christmas Choir
The first rehearsal is on Friday 27th October between 7pm and 9.30pm. There is still time to sign up so if you are interested, please contact Lewis Still.

Church Members
The OCMM will be held on Sunday 12th November at 6pm here in the building. This will include the election of Deacons.

Men’s Movie Night
Showing Hacksaw Ridge, Saturday 18th November at 7pm here at church. See Dave Thomas for more information.

Wayne and Antoinette would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ for their recent anonymous gift. It was a real blessing!

There are now several ways to donate towards the cost of the Real Advent Calendar, which will be distributed to local homes when we go carol singing at the end of November. Firstly, via the collection bags or handing it to Ron. Alternatively, any small change is being collected by our Advent Donkey which resides on the large table in the café.

Journeys Prayer Team
"Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference." - Max Lucado
You don’t have to be “good” at prayer to come and join together to pray for all who are on the Journeys course. The plan is to pray during the meeting for God’s blessing on everyone taking part.
If you would like to take part we will meet from 7:30pm to 9:30pm, please feel free to come and go at any time during that period.For more information please speak to Gary.

New Wine Women's Day Saturday, 11th November 2017 9:00am to 5:00pm
A chance to carve out time to join with hundreds of other women of all ages and stages for a day of vibrant worship, inspirational teaching and Spirit-filled ministry. There’ll be time to connect with God and friends and our speakers will encourage and challenge us around our theme of being saved, strengthened and sent.
At: The Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 3DW
Cost: £30
Please speak to Erica Drinkwater if you would like to know more and join a few other women going from MRC.

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Home Groups

10am - Chris and Elaine’s - 28 West Drive.
Richard and Jacky’s - 104 Epsom Lane North.
Tony, Bren and Gary’s - 15 Linden Close.
Geoff’s ex group - 101 Warren Road.
Mark and Mike’s - 25 Epsom Lane South.

10.00am - Ladies Morning - 9 The Spinney.
7.30pm - Ladies Evening H/G - 63 Long Walk.
John and Gemma’s - 169 Chetwode Rd.
Andrew and Kris’s - 38 Marbles Way.

Teenage H/G - 7.30pm at 38 Marbles Way.