Meal out this Sunday evening (7:30pm, Sunday 14th October) Instead of eating before the service, there will be an opportunity to head out to a local restaurant (Franco Manca) after the evening service. The food is cheap and service is quick! Coffee and cake will be available from 6:00pm and the service will start promptly at 6:15pm.
Christianity Explored (7:30-9:00pm, Wednesdays 17th & 31st October, 14th & 28th November, 12th & 19th December) We will be running the Christianity Explored course on Wednesdays from next week – we will meet at 7:30pm downstairs in the undercroft for a meal alongside Wednesday Central before starting at 8:00pm. A great opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed environment – the course is suitable for everyone, whether you’re a new Christian, don’t know what you believe, or have been coming to church for years and just want a ‘refresher’ on what Christians’ believe! Please email or speak to Tom if you’re interested in coming along.
Light Party (5:30pm to 6:30pm, Wednesday 31st October) As an alternative to Halloween, join us for a Celebration of Light with games, songs, crafts and snacks! This party is for anyone in Reception to Year 6, and is an ideal event to invite friends to. Children are invited to dress up – but please, nothing scary! Please let David Rue know asap if your child will be attending and if you can help out on the day.
Save the Date – ‘The God Particle’ (7:30pm, Saturday 17th November) A scientist and a vicar walk into a bar… A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge, love, and the importance of keeping an open mind. The God Particle is a romantic comedy play and DVD with a hint of sci-fi from award-winning co-writer of BBC1’s Miranda, BBC3’s Bluestone 42 and Radio 4’s Another Case of Milton Jones. It’s deep, smart, and very funny.
A short play about the meaning of life and a great event to invite friends and family to – flyers available soon. Do let Kerry know if you can help on the day (e.g. selling tickets, serving refreshments, welcome, and clear up).
Relaunch of small groups – please sign up We are about to relaunch the small groups at St John’s. If you are new to the church or have not previously been part of one, this is a great opportunity to join one. For more info, please visit www.sjdh.org/smallgroups. Note that existing small groups continue as normal until the end of October.
Weekend Away 2018 – talks available online now! If you weren’t able to come on the weekend away or if you did and missed one of the sessions, please do take the opportunity to listen to Andrew Latimer’s talks on ‘Ecclesiastes – Living in the Mist’,which provide helpful insights into how to live well as a Christian in a broken world.
If you haven’t yet completed your feedback form, please do so as it will help inform what we do (or not do) next year!
Mission Partner Update – Lowry Family in Senegal Latest news and prayer points from David and Ruthie Lowry (plus their two daughters Emily & Aoiffe) who work for Wycliiffe Bible Translators can be found here. Hard copies available at the back of church.
Vision evening (7:30pm, Wednesday 7th November)) An opportunity to hear an update on the ‘Vision’ meetings we had earlier in the year together with an update on Finance plus a time of prayer. As usual, we will meet at 7:30pm for a meal and begin the formal part of our meeting at 8:00pm.
(Note: this meeting will be repeated at 9:30am on Monday 12th November for those who are unable to make an evening meeting.)
Singleness in the Church Conference – Highgate Road Chapel (10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday 10th November) Equipping and supporting single people – a conference for singles of all ages and married people interested in supporting singles in the church. The conference is taking place at Highgate Road Chapel, Chetwynd Road, London, NW5 1BU – more details, including programme, speakers, and cost can be found here.
Sign up for the St John’s podcast here So you can listen to all our previous talks and catch up on any that you’ve missed if you’ve been away or unable to come to church for any reason.
Chalk Farm Foodbank We have a box at the back of church for anyone who wants to contribute. Urgent needs this week are: tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, tinned meat e.g. Fray Bentos pies, chicken in sauce, corned beef, ham, long life (UHT) milk, deodorant, toothpaste, coffee, and rice. Please ensure that everything is in date otherwise we can’t donate it.