Thursday Evening Video & Discussion: Prayer Course II (Unanswered Prayer)

Thursday Evening Video & Discussion: Prayer Course II (Unanswered Prayer)

The elders are really encouraged by the Prayer Course II which looks particularly at Unanswered Prayer. There are five sessions in the course and we plan to use three before Easter and then continue after the Easter break. The course particularly fits in with the time before Easter linking with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Thursday 18th March – Session 1: God on Mute, engaging the silence       
Thursday 25th March – Session 2: How am I going to get through this?
Thursday    1st April  – Session 3: Why aren’t my prayers working?
Thursday  15th April  – Session 4:  Where is God when heaven is silent?
Thursday  22nd April – Session 5:  When will my prayers be answered?
With Pete Grieg & Gemma Hunt, and in week 5, special guests: Sammy Greig & Ladan Nouri, imprisoned for her faith
 
Several homegroups did the original Prayer Course and if you would like to be reminded of the main points from this please click to watch this video.
 
Please join us on Zoom on Thursdays around 7.50pm for a prompt start at 8.00pm when we will watch the first 30 minute video and then split into groups for discussion.   ZOOM LINK
 
Stephen Brown
 
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Holiday Club – blog and photos

Holiday Club – blog and photos

‘Ahoy there, Landlubbers!’
 
We had a fantastic week at the Landlubbers Holiday Club (with kids in two social bubbles), hosted by Captain Quarantine and her scurvy crew.  Loads of piratical fun, dance exercise (‘banana, banana, meatball!’), outdoor games (Pirate Scavenger hunts, Alligator Islands, obstacle courses, etc), and amazing crafts (we made a telescope, cork boats, a lighthouse, pirate ship and a parrot puppet). There was a lot of fuss about a supposedly fake moustache worn by one of the crew!  And we had Bible teaching about Paul and Jesus (introduced by Poop and Deck, the presenters of ‘I’m a pirate, get me out of here,’ and further explained by Captain Quarantine before being discussed in the groups.
 
Poop and Deck wanted to learn how to be rough and toothless (sorry, tough and ruthless) pirates, so they came to find Saul, who had a fearsome reputation, and was under house arrest at Philippi.  But Saul had changed his name to Paul when he met Jesus, and went around telling everyone about Him.  Instead of spreading darkness, he was now called to spread light.  Being a Christian didn’t make him any less tough – he had been beaten, whipped, stoned, thrown into prison, shipwrecked etc, but Jesus was with Him, and he knew the importance of keeping going.  And no-one is too bad to have their life changed in the same way!
 
By the end of the week we all knew the Memory Verse – ‘Nothing is as wonderful as knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  I have given up everything else, and count it all as rubbish.  All I want is Jesus’ (Philippians 3:8). Every child had passed the Pirate Challenge (and received a certificate to say so).  And we had all learned that Jesus is the real treasure!
 
Great kids, great volunteers, great fun and a great message!  Here’s to the next one!  (Give us a little while for a rest though)!
                       Welcome landlubbers                                               Treasure Map
                        Pirate Gold                                                                 Parrot ahoy!
                           Long John Base                                             Blackbeard Crew Base
                 Ahoy there, landlubbers!