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Friday 16 August 2019

Worship in the wind

“The wind blows wherever it pleases…so it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

Yes, it’s going to be a little breezy on Sunday afternoon for our outdoor worship event, but it’s going to be dry. Interestingly, the Greek word used for wind in the New Testament is the same as that used for Spirit. When the Spirit came at Pentecost there was the sound like the blowing of violent wind which came from heaven. 

So wrap up warm on Sunday afternoon as you join us for the BBQ and time of worship together, but also be expectant for the Spirit of God to move amongst us as the churches come together to worship God in the community. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” Psalm 133:1


See you Sunday. 
With love in Christ,

Pads 

Coming up...

 
 

Imagine if Reading stopped for 10 days...

to seek God's face...

10 Days of prayer is an invitation to stop and pray and seek God for our town.

For 10 days - from the evening of 29th September to the evening of 9th October - we'll be joining other churches praying for Reading. The aim is to cover the town in 24-7 prayer (sign up here), there will be evening gatherings, a 26 hour worship gathering, and a 24-7 prayer room at Abbey Baptist Church. Would you like to get involved?

Prayer is powerful and as God's people seek his face and partner with him, he moves in incredible ways. We can't wait to see what he has in store for our town.

10 Days of Prayer, Reading 2019

New ALPHA course - starts 25 September!

Please let Pads or Kirstie know if you would like to join this new course, starting on Wednesday 25th September. 

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, which runs over 10 weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. What you will find: food, a talk and good conversation.

Other bits and bobs

Training Course, Bereavement Care

Greyfriars, Saturday 28 September

Yvonne Tulloch and her husband (from ataloss.org) are coming to Greyfriars Church, Reading on Sat 28th September to deliver the Care for the Family bereavement awareness training. The day starts at 9.30 for 10am and will finish at 4.30pm. It is for anyone in the church, especially leaders and pastoral workers, (but also anyone who is interested), who would like more guidance and training in how to support those who have been bereaved.

The Bereavement Care Awareness course has been produced as part of Care for the Family’s bereavement training for churches. It is useful for clergy, church leaders, pastoral care leaders or any volunteer interested in supporting bereaved people – whether they are already engaged in bereavement support or are considering the possibility of developing it.

Find out more about the course and why we think it’s important for churches to support bereaved people. Read an article about how an Anglican minister discovered the need for this course through her own bereavement journey.

The cost is £15 per person - bring a packed lunch!

Watch a short video about the course below:

 

Rota Reminder

Click on the links below to have a pdf copy of the Monthly Rota