Christmas at St John’s Please note that there is no evening service this Sunday, 30th December and normal services resume on Sunday 6th January.
Dec 30th Morning Service only (10:30am) Jan 6th Morning Service (10:30am) and Evening Service (6:00pm)
Please note that the church office is now closed until 10:00am on Thursday 3rd January.
New Rotas Out Now! Many thanks to everyone who helps serve week by week – we really couldn’t do it without you! The new rotas for the Easter Term are out now (hard copy available at the back of church by the lift). Please do check every column and put the dates in your diary – as usual, if you can’t make a specific date, please do try and arrange a swap in the first instance and let the Office know!
Mission Partner Update – the Miller Family (Johannesburg, S Africa) Latest prayer points & news from the Millers:
“Many thanks for your prayers. We are very grateful for your continued support and encouragement. We have now all started our Christmas break. John has hugely enjoyed his first few months of teaching at JBC and is looking forward to his first full year. Before student term begins he is organising a training conference for those involved in teaching at similar centres across Africa. Visas permitting, we hope there will be nearly 40 trainers from 12 centres from 7 different countries gathering in Johannesburg. Jenny and the boys have enjoyed two play-dates this week with other families in Johannesburg – making friends has been quite slow and we are thankful for some progress. The boys are excited about Christmas, if unsure about what it will be like in the sunshine!
Thanks: – For helpful preparation time for next year’s classes – For a lovely visit from John’s parents which has helped the boys feel a bit more settled – For some possible friendships for the boys emerging
Pray: – For a restful Christmas break and good family time after a busy term – For a really useful time of encouragement, equipping and fellowship amongst the trainers at the Training the Trainers Conference (21-24 January) and for all the logistics and visas to go smoothly – For growing friendships for Jenny and the boys
We hope you have a joyful Christmas and blessed New Year.
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! We will start on Monday 7th January and booklets will be available as from Sunday.
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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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.