In Touch - 15th September 2019

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

Morning Services - 10.30am

Welcome to our Morning Service. Rosie Westby is leading our time together this morning.
Richard Powell is preaching from Exodus 14:1 - 31, themed, "Crossing of the Red Sea".

Evening Services - 6.30pm

We meet again at 6.30pm. John Gwatkin–Williams is leading this evening.
Andrew is preaching from Mark 2:1 – 12, titled "Amazed". All Welcome.


This Week

Monday - 9am-12noon - Cafe & Soft Play

Monday - 9.30-11.30am - Child and baby clinic with self weigh.

Monday - 6.15-7.30pm - 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. CAB Banstead & 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 meeting.

Tuesday 5.15-6pm - Exercises with Edith. An exercise class (for ladies only) on Tuesday evenings here in church.

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

Wednesday - 9.45am-12.15pm - Table Tennis

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

Thursday - 9am-12noon - Cafe & Soft Play

Thursday - 10am-12noon - Online4AllFor 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.

Thursday - 12noon - Join us for prayer or about 30 mins, here in the building.

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

Friday - 2-3pm - Friends Bible Study meet here on Friday afternoon. Mainly for seniors but all welcome.

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.

News

Next Weekend - Charlie Cleverly
Charlie Cleverly, along with his wife Anita, lead St Aldates Church in Oxford, one of the most influential Churches in the UK. A regular speaker at New Wine and other Christian events and author of several best-selling books, Charlie is seen as a spiritual mentor to many leaders in the Church.
On Saturday evening, starting with refreshments at 7pm, Charlie will be speaking on how we can grow in intimacy with God.
Hi will also be speaking on Sunday morning.
Charlie read modern languages at Oxford where he was ‘trained to doubt’ by studying Enlightenment and Existentialist literature. He was drawn to Christianity while working as an actor in Oxford. Since ordination, he led for ten years a French-speaking Church in inner-city Paris before moving in 2002 to become Rector of St Aldates, a ‘House of prayer for all nations at the heart of Oxford’. A thousand people attend this city centre Church each Sunday, including many students. He has been involved in setting up ‘ACT!’ which reaches ex-offenders and vulnerable adults in the city. He and his wife Anita founded ‘Love Oxford’ which gathers leaders and churches in the city. He has a love for the whole Church and his interests include discussing issues of faith and doubt with those outside the Church. He is the author of several books, most recently ‘Epiphanies’ (Hodder). He is married to Anita who helped him find faith and is part of the leadership team at St Aldates. They have four children and eight grandchildren. It is a real privilege for us to have Charlie visiting us next weekend. Please put this date in your diary and plan to be here.

Alpha Course starts on Wednesday at 7pm We have a growing list of attendees so please pray for these folk (and the table leaders) as they prepare to attend. It is not too late to invite someone along (friend, neighbour, work colleague etc). Invitations are available if you need one in the café. Please see Richard Powell for more details.

Garin Jenkins – Saturday 28th September
Tying in with the Rugby World Cup, we have invited Garin Jenkins, who is an ex Welsh international Rugby player with 59 caps. During the afternoon, Garin will run a free Rugby training session for young people and share some of his experiences with them. In the evening there will be a Curry Night at church where Garin will share his testimony. Publicity for both events are available in the café. For more details about these events please speak to Dave Thomas or Pete Brooks.

Harvest Sunday - 6th October
We are supporting two charities this year: Home-Start and Streetlight UK.
Home-Start Epsom, Ewell and Banstead is a local charity which provides emotional and practical support to parents with at least one child under five years old. Home–Start have asked for nappies (size 2 and above) and baby wipes, as well as, toiletries for the Mums and children.
Streetlight UK, provides specialist support for women involved in prostitution, sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. They cover Central London, Surrey and West Sussex areas. Streetlight have asked for luxury bars of soap, lip balm, bath bombs and other toiletries, as well as, inspirational and uplifting small gifts to add to the gift bags they hand out to the women they meet.

With Dad Weekend 25 October 2019, 18:00 - 27 October 2019, 14:00.
Get your boots on! If you are looking for a fun weekend with your son or daughter, experiencing exciting adventures together, in a positive Christian environment, an Adventure+ "With Dad" weekend is for you!
Your adventure together starts on Friday evening with hot chocolate, cookies and a briefing on what the weekend has in store...
With activities ranging from water-sports to mountain biking, climbing or bushcraft on Saturday, you’ll be ready for a good supper and marshmallows around the campfire to end the day...and the fun doesn’t stop there! With even more challenges to enjoy together on the Sunday morning, you will work up a healthy appetite for lunch, or possibly a BBQ. Then there’s time to share your highlights of the weekend before heading home... TOGETHER! This is a residential weekend - £199 for one adult and one child (8yrs - teens). For more details look online at adventureplus.org.uk/events/with-dad-weekend

Caroline writes ….
On the 9th November I will be having my head shaved. Over the last 10 years I have lost my beautiful mum, amazing dad, fantastic nan, loved aunties and inspirational friend to various cancers. In addition I know many who have fought or continue to fight this indiscriminate disease. Many people including my mum lose their hair due to the treatments they endure trying to beat this disease. That is why I have chosen this way to raise funds. Please donate to help beat all cancers and support those who care for those that are suffering. I have decided to support Cancer Research and Marie Curie (as these wonderful nurses supported mum and dad near the end).
You can choose to support both or either. All funds raised will be passed to the charities whether the target is reached, not reached or exceeded. Thank you.
http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caroline-heaven1
http://www.wonderful.org/fundraiser/shaveandsave-98f5fda8