Christmas at St John’s This season affords us a fantastic opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with our friends and neighbours, so please do pray for our Christmas services and be bold in inviting people to come:
Dec 23rd Morning Service (10:30am) and Evening Service * (6:00pm) Dec 24th Christmas Eve All Age Fancy Dress Nativity (4:00pm) Dec 25th Christmas Day Celebration (10:00am) Dec 30th Morning Service only (10:30am)
* no meal before the evening service on Sunday 23rd December but there will be tea, coffee, and mince pies!
Please note too that the church office will be closed from 4:00pm on Monday 24th December to 10:00am on Thursday 3rd January.
Mission Partner Update – JP & Sue Aranzulla (Bologna, Italy) Their latest prayer letter can be found here. In particular, give thanks that the new building is now open and is being used for ministry and for JP and Sue’s health and well-being after a prolonged period of stress and hard-work.
Read the New Testament in 2019 Why don’t you join us in reading through the New Testament in 2019 – one chapter a day, five days a week! Booklets will be available after Christmas.
The World We All Want (begins 7:30pm, Wednesday 23rd January 2019) Our evangelistic course for next term will be ‘The World We All Want’. This is a six week course that takes people through the message of the whole Bible and shows the way to the world we all want – a world of security, plenty and friendship. It will begin on Wednesday 23rd January and will run alongside Wednesday Central. Like other courses it is based on a DVD series of talks, with Bible study, group discussion and plenty of time for questions. More details here.
Save the Date – Lunar New Year Dinner (Saturday, 9th February 2019) A bring & share dinner plus short evangelistic talk – a fun evening for everyone, especially for non-christian friends who celebrate the Lunar New Year. More details to follow after Christmas!
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You can download any of 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. Or just listen direct from our website.
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.