In Touch - Sunday 18th February 2018

Welcome to our Morning Service

Rosie Westby is leading our time together this morning.
Richard Powell is preaching as we continue our series in 1 Corinthians. Today we are looking at 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 2:16, with the theme, "God’s Wisdom vs Human Wisdom".
After a time of worship, the children will be going out to activities more suited to their age groups.

At 6.30pm - Worship & Word

We gather in the café area for our evening service.
Tonight, Dave Thomas is preaching on the theme "Celebrating the Gospel" as we look at 1 Timothy 1:12 - 20.

This Week

Monday - 6.15-7.30pm - Rock Solid for Children in School Years 3 - 6. Join us for craft, games and much more. Contact Richard Leighton to find out more.

Tuesday - 10am-12noon - Epsom and Ewell Foodbank here in the building. Citizens Advice Banstead will also be here in the building until 12noon. Just turn up if you would like help - there is no need to make an appointment

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 - 9.45am-12.15pm - Table tennis here in the building. Exercise and friendship.

Wednesday - 11am-3pm - Praying with the Pastor. Richard will be praying in the Counselling Room between 11am and 3pm today. Just come along and join him for 30 minutes or so - there is no need to make an appointment.

Wednesday - 1-3pm - Art Club - An opportunity to meet folk and learn a new skill or just bring your art or craft work with you.

Wednesday - 7.30pm - Berega Team Meeting here in the building.

Thursday - 10am-12noon - Online4all. Gain knowledge and confidence in using a computer. Help with CV writing and job applications. Work towards a Level 3 qualification. Free Excel and Microsoft office training course - session 3. Speak to Jo Harrison or Kerry Pain to find out more. Free.

Thursday - 2.15-2.45pm - Toddler Tales run by Epsom Downs Children’s Centre here in the building on Thursday afternoons, 2.15pm - 2.45pm. For ages 18months - 5 yrs. 50p per family. Storytime and craft.

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

Friday - 2-4pm - Friends. Tea, Coffee, Cake & Chat here at church. Mainly for Seniors but everyone welcome. Speak to Ruth G. for further information.

Friday - 7pm - Chatterbox Mums Meal

Friday - 8pm - Men's Bible Study here at church. Please have a word with Dave Thomas or Gary Mann to find out more.

Saturday - 7am - Early morning prayer meeting on Saturday mornings here in the building. Please see Richard Powell if you need more details. All Welcome.

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

Saturday - 1-4.30pm - Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research. £5 entry but you must be wearing a hat.


For your information…
We have had a few alterations to the external doors this week. In the long term, these changes will make gaining access to the building on a Sunday and during the week a little easier.
The fob system will also become operational soon and we will be contacting group leaders and key holders to arrange training etc.
Please be patient as this information filters through and we make a few amendments to the operational side of the building. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

The CAP Money Course is a free, short course that makes managing your money simple. 
The CAP Money Course was devised by the award winning charity, Christians Against Poverty.
It is free and is for everyone - whether you feel you are pretty organised or feel your finances are a bit of a mess. It will teach you budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system which works.
The course will help you to get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.
There will be free support available from CAP Money coaches - if you would like this.
When? Saturday 17th March 2018 (9.30am coffee for a 10am prompt start. Finishes 3pm) A light lunch will be provided.
Where? Merland Rise Church, KT20 5JQ
Book your place Online at
Need help? Contact Gary Mann

Prayer and Prophecy Workshops 24th - 25th March
Saturday 7pm - 9pm - Listening to God, speaking to people (Prophecy)
Sunday 6.30pm - 8.30pm - Praying so stuff happens
John Edmonds, Pastor of Freshbrook Evangelical Church, Swindon, is joining us for the weekend. John is also preaching on the Sunday morning. These sessions are open to all so put these dates into your diary and come along expecting to learn something new.

Dates for your Diary

Trevor Archer, London Director of the FIEC, will be here with us on 11th March.

Cap Money Course - Saturday 17th March. 9.30am-3pm. A free one day course to help you manage your money easily and well. 9.30am for 10am prompt start. Light lunch provided. Book your place at or speak to Gary Mann for more information.

Annual Church Members Meeting 20th March at 8pm.

Prayer & Prophecy Weekend - 24th/25th March.

The Passion of Jesus Live in Trafalgar Square
Good Friday - 30th March
Free performances 12 noon and 3.15pm
These performances contain a realistic interpretation of the crucifixion - parental guidance is advised.
BSL interpretation is provided. More details from

BSL Easter and Pentecost Workshop
Farnborough Church for Deaf People is pleased to host a workshop for those interested in signing in a Christian setting.
Signs of God once again will provide an excellent team of tutors and interpreters. The day will be accessible and suitable for people with all levels of BSL or none! So invite your friends and enjoy a day of teaching and practical training in a relaxed environment.
When: 3rd March 10am - 4pm
Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, Sand Hill, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 8ER
How much: Total cost for the day is £15.00 refreshments will be provided but do bring your own lunch.
For more information or to book your place on-line see

24 Hour Prayer - 27th - 28th April

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