‘Identity‘ course (begins 7:30pm on Wednesday 13th June)
A new course begins this week at Wednesday Central called ‘Identity‘, led by Tom Watts. This is designed for those who want to investigate the Christian faith and have a chance to ask questions.
It is based around John’s gospel and looks at the identity of Jesus. It also offers a chance to grapple with the big questions of life such as “Why do we suffer?”, “What about other religions?” and “Are science and Christianity enemies or friends?”. All are welcome, and do consider inviting a friend. You can turn up on the night or sign up in advance by talking to Tom Watts.
Bookstall Clearance – ideal (and free) Summer reading! All books & CDs on the table at the back of church are freeto a good home (but any donations would be welcome!). In addition, please email the office if you want any of the shelves/storage units and don’t forget to visit our online church bookstall for more recommendations.
Picnic & Pool Party (Sunday 17th June, 12:30-6:00pm) John & Gillian Lawson are very kindly opening up their home on Sunday 17th June at 7, Oakhill Way, NW3 7LR after the morning service for a picnic and pool party for the whole church. All are invited – it’s an ideal opportunity to get to know each other better! Please bring your own picnic (BBQ will be lit) plus swimming gear – perfect weather guaranteed!
Community Barbeque (5:00pm, Sunday 24th June) To tie in with the South End Green Festival, we will have a guest event and barbeque with evangelistic talk that afternoon at 5:00pm instead of the usual 6:00pm evening service. Flyers are available and we will be giving them out at the festival on the day. Please do pray about who you might invite as well.
South End Green Festival (from midday onwards, Saturday 24th June) Once again we plan to have a stall at the South End Green Festival on 24th June. This was a great success last year and is a brilliant way to connect with our local community. If you are able to make plain biscuits for decorating please email Lydia and please complete this doodle poll if you can help at all on the day: https://doodle.com/poll/xxakxq5ddasxucr9.
Men’s Hog Roast (from 5:00pm onwards, Saturday 30th June) All men at St John’s are welcome to attend this event, including visitors, newcomers, and those of you who have been here forever – an evening of food, beer(?), and fellowship! This will take place at the Warns’ house (16, Reynolds Close, Hampstead Garden Suburb). Please let Brendan know if you want to come along.
Evangelistic Choral Concert (doors open at 7:00pm, Saturday 7th July) We are delighted to welcome the All Soul’s choir back again this year for an evening of great music plus a brief gospel message from Tom Watts. Please come along to show your support and meet others and do think and pray about who you could invite. An event not to be missed!
If you consider yourself a member of St John’s, please fill in our Serving Survey by clicking here.
One of our key values is “every member ministry” where we are all responsible for serving one another and building one another up. Everyone has different gifts and skills that they can use and develop for the good of the whole church. If you’ve not yet got involved, this is a great opportunity to see the kinds of areas where you might have something to offer. If you’re already serving, you may want to review the ways that you serve or consider new areas to develop your gifts. Do talk to Tom Watts if you have any questions.
Weekend Away 2018 (5-7th October 2018) The online booking form is now available here so please do sign up as soon as possible and, ideally, before you go away for the Summer Holidays!
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.