In Touch - Sunday 13th January 2019

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

This Morning

Today, our service is being led by Vicky Dowey and Teley Laryea.
Richard Powell is preaching on the Verse of the Year for 2019 - Jeremiah 33.3.

This Evening at 6.30pm

We meet again this evening for a time of Worship & Word. Andrew Dowey is preaching from Philippians 4:10 - 20, on the theme of Contentment. All Welcome.


This Week

Monday6.15pm-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 Housing Trust run a help desk here too during Foodbank hours. There is no need to make an appointment, just pop in on the day. The CEO of CAB Banstead is also visiting us this Tuesday.

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

Wednesday9.45am-12.15pm - Table Tennis mainly for men but open to all.

Wednesday - 1-3pm - Art and Craft Club here in the building. Art and craft materials are provided if you are unable to bring these with you. All welcome.

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. Please have a word with Jo Harrison or Kerry Pain, if you would like to know more.
Online4all will be held in the Ground Floor Meeting Room this week as there is a Funeral in the Main Hall on Thursday morning.

Thursday - 12noon - There is no lunch time prayer meeting this week!

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

Friday - 2-4pm - Friends Bible Study.

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

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.

Saturday - 10.30am - Merland Rise Football Academy for School Years 1-7 at Headley Playing Field, Headley Drive. Subs £1 per week. Girls and boys welcome.

South Korean Prayer Team - 1st Feb - 3rd Feb

A team of 28 are travelling from South Korea to the UK at the end of January and will be staying with us from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. While they are here, the team will pray for us and the local community as well as at other local churches.
We are also organising a Prayer and Worship Night on the Saturday evening during their visit.
To enable them to feel at home, we have offered to provide breakfast and a cooked meal each day, as well as, a few other items.
They are bringing sleeping bags with them but they have asked whether we could supply bed mats or airbeds. Currently, we haven’t had any offers - if you have one (or two) lurking in the loft and are able to let us borrow them for the weekend, it will make their sleeping arrangements a little more comfortable. Please contact Ruth W. if you can help.

Home Groups

Many of our home groups are meeting again this week for the first time since before Christmas. These groups give opportunity to share life, ask questions, pray for each other, exercise Spiritual gifts and study the Bible in a more informal setting. They are also an ideal place to make relationships with church family.
If you are considering joining a home group this year, there are plenty of opportunities during the week. A list of days and group leaders are below and, if you decide to take it further, either contact the leader directly or speak to one of the Elders to find out more.

Tuesday Mornings (ladies only)
Christine Lewis and Elaine Dunne

Tuesday Evenings
Mark Childs and Mike Coffin
Simon and Kerry Pain
Tony Holton and Gary Mann
Richard Warren and Jacky Pilbeam

Wednesday Mornings (ladies only)
Jenny Walker

Wednesday Evenings
John and Gemma Gwatkin-Williams
Erica Drinkwater and Ali Brundish (ladies only)

Thursday Evenings
Vicki Githae

Friends (our senior group) also have their own Bible Study twice a month on Friday afternoons here in the building.

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