In Touch - Sunday 16th September 2018

This Morning

Rosie Westby is leading our time together this morning. We are continuing our series looking at what authentic Christianity looks like. Andrew Dowey is preaching on the theme of Fellowship and Caring for one another from Acts 2:42-47.

This Evening at 6.30pm - Worship & Word

We meet again this evening for a time of Worship & Word. Richard Powell is preaching from Genesis 6, entitled, Water Judgement.


This Week

Monday - 7.30pm - Rock Solid for School Years 3 - 6. Join us for craft, games and much more. 

Tuesday - 10am-12noon - Epsom and Ewell Foodbank here in the building. Raven run a help desk here too during Foodbank hours. There is no need to make an appointment, just pop in on the day.

Tuesday - 5.15pm-6pm - Exercises with Edith An exercise class for ladies only, here in church. Please see Edith if you would like to join them.

Wednesday - 8pm - Homegroup Leaders’ Meeting On Tuesday evening at 8pm, here in the building. Any apologies to Richard Powell. Thank you.

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

Wednesday - 9.45am-12.15pm - Table tennis Exercise and friendship. Held here in the Main Hall.

Wednesday - 1pm-3pm - Art and Craft Club Materials are provided if you are unable to bring some along with you.

Wednesday - 8pm - Just Start Talking. "Introducing Jesus into your conversation."
If you were unable to attend last week, there is still time to catch up so do feel free to join us. Everyone welcome. This course runs until October half-term.

Thursday - 10am - 12noon - Online4all For all of those who would like to know more about new technology and how to use it. Bring along your phone, tablet or laptop and we will give you a little tuition and guidance on how best to use these devices. We can also help with online forms or writing a CV etc. A free Excel basics training course is starting at the end of September. Speak to Jo or Kerry to find out more.

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

Friday - 2pm - Friends Bible Study at 2pm on Friday, here in the building.

Saturday - 7am - Early morning prayer meeting here in the building. All Welcome.

Saturday - 10.30am-12pm - Merland Rise Football Academy for school years 1-7 at Headley Playing Field, Headley Drive. Subs £1 per week. Girls and boys welcome. For more details contact Andrew.

Saturday - 10am - Merland Rise Cycling Group We meet every Saturday morning at 10am outside of the church building before setting off on a mountain bike ride. All levels of fitness/skill are catered for. All we ask is that everyone wears a crash helmet and has a bike capable of riding off road. Please contact Martin Corless for more information.

News

Next Sunday, Mervyn Thomas, CEO of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, will be joining us to talk about the work of this organisation. CSW work to defend, uphold and promote the right to freedom of religion or belief in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Through their advocacy, they challenge world leaders to fulfil their duty to protect religious freedom.

Harvest Sunday - 30th September
This year we are again donating our harvest gifts to East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services. These gifts will go into Christmas Hampers and will be distributed to their neediest families. We have produced a separate list of suggested perishable food items but please make sure that they are alcohol free and have an expiry date of March 2019 at the earliest and in the case of biscuits/mince pies, no earlier than 31st December 2018. Alternatively, you can give a financial gift of a supermarket voucher or cash so festive food items can be purchased in December.
ESDAS is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge. Have a look at their website for more details - www.esdas.org.uk

Want to know more about Universal Credit?
Raven Housing Trust will be running an information session on 8th November at 10.30am, for about an hour, here in church. Topics will cover: What is welfare reform – The background to UC? What benefits does UC replace? Who does UC affect and how soon might it affect me? What are the challenges and pitfalls of UC? Where can I get help with UC?

Dog Rehoming
A situation has arisen and we were wondering if anyone in church would be willing to re-home a 4 year old dog who gets on well with other dogs and is very loving & lively. He also gets on well with children. Please contact Martin or Helen if you are interested.

Pantomime
This week at the Deacons meeting, it was suggested that we might like to put on a Pantomime during January as a way of connecting with the community. If you are interested in this idea please could you speak to Richard.

Advance Notice
We have organised an Evidence for the Bible Tour at the British Museum with Clive Anderson on Saturday 29th September. Contact Andrew Dowey for more details or to reserve a space.

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