Hiya web, trust you’re having a good week
Well, Monday’s “no news” announcement means little change for us as a church, community centre and café. We are still very socially distanced, lots of masks, no singing in the building, but we are able to meet in the community centre, in groups of six in the café and homes, and in larger groups outside. We’ve come this far, so I’m confident we will continue to move forward as a church and trust that we’ll be able to adapt to any new restrictions, or none, in a months time.
I’m putting the finishing touches to a leaflet about our summer groups. This is an excellent opportunity to connect, or reconnect. There are a variety of possibilities that allow us to learn, pray, and grow over the quieter months of summer. Most of the discipleship groups will take a break for the summer holidays and so we have put on opportunities to learn to pray in different ways, to think about physics, or the Old Testament, to father our toddlers, or mother our daughters, to read together, or be a better grandparent. An interesting selection. More news soon
I’m also putting together the new MAP course for September. This is a higher level leadership program that invests in people who are developing strongly in pastoral care, the prophetic, apostolic leadership, outreach or preaching. It’s a program that will cover the academic year and has proven to be so helpful in development of ministry gifts. More soon.
Please pray about your involvement in both these things, and make the most of the opportunities…
Excited about some of the developments with the youth and children just now. There’s A good sized group going to “Solid” at the beginning of July. It’s a one day festival run by Scripture union the other end of Essex. Beautiful
Its messy Church again on the 27th June at 3.30. . There are just a few tickets left – please book now if you plan to come…
Planning a holiday club on 25-27th August. Theres room on the team – to be part of the fun and make a difference please hit reply
Trying to plan a baptismal service. If you would like to be baptised please hit reply!
If you’d like to be part of the team organising the evening services please join Lauren, Dan and the others team on Thursday 24th June at 8 pm. Please hit reply for more details
Excited too about spirit café. An online opportunity to connect with spiritual seekers that Karen is establishing with her team. The plan is to run this a couple of times a month helping people encounter Jesus, using language that is familiar to people who consider themselves spiritual. Look out for the spirit café Facebook posts. It’ll start slowly but we’d love this to become well-known and attractive to many. Please pray
On Sunday 15th August we’re planning a baby dedication service and BBQ. Its an opportunity to pray for the babies that have been born recently, to celebrate life, to pray for parents generally and to eat together after the second service. If you would like to have your little one dedicated please hit reply…
The next Listening Ear is wed 7th July from 7.30 till 9 . An opportunity tell your story, chat, offload and be heard. So important for so many. Please email Ian@kingsand.org.uk for more info or to book
You are invited to connections on the 1st of August. Connections is for people who consider Kingsland their church. May be you give regularly or you are part of a small group. If so I would like to ask you to please join us in connections where we talk about what belonging to Kingsland means. As you can imagine it’s not that onerous in terms of responsibility but it is important in terms of fellowship and our kingdom activity together. Please plan to join us on the 1st Aug after the second service.
Anyway, that will do for now
Do get a ticket for Sunday…
Grace and peace
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