The Churches of Hipswell Parish

This Week in the Parish

September 23rd, 2018

Alpha - Week 1!

Yes! Alpha starts tomorrow evening, Monday 24th September,   from 7pm sharp..

Alpha's all about looking again at who Jesus Christ is, and building some friendships, in a relaxed and informal setting. Each evening we gather for a light meal together, then watch a brilliantly-done 20-minute video, before grabbing a coffee and breaking into discussion groups. Each night there's a different theme, and a couple of starter questions, to get the conversation going. We're all finished by 9pm.  

Why not come along and try it out?

The aim is for it to be fun and engaging. Over 29 million people have attended this course worldwide - in 165 countries - and it has been life-changing for many folk. This is our second time through, and we found the first one so good, and the materials so excellent, we wanted to do it again - and allow more people to experience it.

 Any questions? Please don’t hesitate to phone or speak to Revd Andrew (Tel: 01748 833287).

St John's Harvest Festival - next Sunday 11am..

Next Sunday morning there's just one service in the parish, at St John's - and it's the Harvest Festival. Please bring harvest gifts and produce, which we auction at the end. It's great fun! Proceeds from the auction and the lunch (£5/adult £2.50/child) – shepherd’s pie & dessert – will all go to support Barnardos. If attending the lunch afterwards, please call Jenny Foster: 832457, by Thursday at the latest.

St Cuthbert's Praise & Worship Service - Next Sunday 6pm..

Why not come along next Sunday evening and join us for our monthly Praise & Worship service? We've got a new musical line-up, & the theme is 'Kindness' - one of St Paul's 'fruit of the Spirit'.

'The Changing Room..' - our fortnightly men's group... 

Following our launch last Thursday, we’ll meet again this Thursday 27th; and then Thursday nights, fortnightly.. The pool- and table tennis tables will be out, the darts board, table footie and various board games. The aim is a chilled evening, 7-9pm, in St Cuthbert's Community Hall, and to include a 20-minute discussion slot, ‘No holds barred’, where we’re able to ask questions about life, the universe, faith & everything! We’ve agreed that refreshment costs will be covered by voluntary donations.

We’ve also booked in two Saturday morning ‘Men’s Breakfasts’: 20th October and 17th November, & hope to manage a trip out sometime later this term..


For more information, just get in touch with Revd Andrew. Why not start inviting your friends?!

Coming up this week:

Monday: 7-9pm, Alpha: St Cuthbert's Community Hall

Tuesday: 10am - 12 noon, Veterans' & Community Art Group: St Cuthbert's Community Hall

6-7pm Warden’s Hour, St Cuthbert’s Community Hall meeting room

Wednesday: 9-11.30am, all-age Drop-in, St Cuthbert’s Community Hall meeting room

7pm PCC St Cuthbert’s meeting room

Thursday: 7-9pm, 'The Changing Room', St Cuthbert's Community Hall


Prayers: For those seeking comfort & healing:

Baby Macie May, Trish, Derek, Katrina, Matthew, Edgar, Eve, Ann & Christine, Tracy, Liz, Paul, Shelley, Emma, Linda, Peter, John, Nicola, Jack, Jenny & Lucy.

Those who have died & those who mourn, especially the families & friends of Lorna Bysouth, Ruby Webber, David Green & Leonard Taylor .

Next Sunday: 18th Sunday after Trinity

St John’s: 11am Harvest Festival

St Cuthbert’s: No morning service -                                                                                      please attend St John's Harvest Festival                                                              

Evening celebration: 6 for 6.30pm - Praise & Worship: theme - 'Kindness'



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