Prayer for the Easter Project – Saturday 22nd Feb, 3.30 – 6.00pm

Prayer for the Easter Project – Saturday 22nd Feb, 3.30 – 6.00pm

ABC are hosting the final leg of the 24 hour prayer relay for the Maidstone Easter Play next Saturday 22nd Feb at ABC from 3.30pm-6pm.  Tim has agreed to lead some worship and I believe that several members from the Cast and committee will be present and hopefully people from other churches.  Do please plan to come along and support this event in prayer if you can, but please don’t withdraw from supporting the Quiz at 7, which is a great social outreach for our fellowship).  In order to focus on the prayer relay we have cancelled the prayer meeting which was scheduled for the 27th.
The Easter play is in about 6 weeks so we really need to be covering it in prayer, and praying about who we may be able to invite.  We still need volunteers and money, so if you have been thinking about responding but have not yet got round to doing so please do respond.  Do get any response forms to me or Stephen, or send to the Waypoint Committee.  You can give through the church or send direct to the Waypoint Committee at the address given on the forms (cheques made payable to Maidstone Deanery). I’ll make more forms available on Sunday.  There is a new deadline for responses of Sunday 23rd Feb, by which time we really need to know that we have enough helpers, funding etc.  The earlier we hear from you the better, as we have to convince the council that we have enough helpers for them to allow the play to go ahead.  I can vouch for the fact that a tremendous amount of planning and creative effort has gone into the play so far in order to make this fantastic outreach opportunity available.  Please do get behind it.
Church Awayday – Saturday 20th June – Egerton Village Hall

Church Awayday – Saturday 20th June – Egerton Village Hall

  The Elders are planning a longer Awayday this year and moved it back to the summer. There will the usual time for three sessions of teaching, but more time for fellowship and exploring the neighbourhood. The current plans are roughly 10am to 8pm, with us bringing our own packed lunch, but then sharing a meal together from 6pm onwards (possibly Fish & Chips, this to be confirmed)

So please keep the date…..  and watch this space for further information.

Waypoint Easter Play – Sunday 29th March 2020

Waypoint Easter Play – Sunday 29th March 2020

We encourage all our members to go to this event on Sunday 29th March 2020, instead of our own service (there is a short communion service at ABC at 10.30am for those unable to go into town). It’s at the Town square, Lockmeadow Riverside, and there will be two performances – 11am and 3pm (some of the ABC fellowship are acting in the play, others helping as stewards etc). It’s a great opportunity to invite a friend to come along and hear about the message of Jesus.

Further information from the Waypoint website

If you would like to volunteer as a steward (or any other role), please email

Preach Programme: Jan-Mar 2020

Preach Programme: Jan-Mar 2020

In the new year, Martyn proposes a sermon series entitled “I believe” based on the Creed and looking at the basic tenets of our belief. This series starts on Sunday 12th January:

(1) Maker of Heaven and Earth       12th January           Fred Coote

(2) Jesus Christ, His only Son        26th January           Martyn Colley

(3) Born of a Virgin                            2nd February        Josh Hooker

(4) Suffered under Pontius Pilate    16th February        Martyn Colley

(5) Resurrection                                23rd February        Fred Coote

(6) Seated on the Throne                 8th March               Josh Hooker

(7) The Holy Spirit                             15th March             Martyn Colley

(8) The Church & Salvation              22nd March            Martyn Colley

There will be different themes for cafe Church services:  February 9th (Love & Friendship), March 1st (Journeys)

The Easter Play is on Sunday 29th March so……

29th March: Centrepoint(1) Jesus Anointed John 12:1-11 Fred Coote – A short communion service