Saturday, 18 May 2019

TOUGH TALK CHANGES LIVES

The good news of Jesus Christ is alive in Alfreton! Last night (Friday 17 May 2019) at Costa Coffee in Alfreton 5 people responded to the message of hope and salvation found in Jesus Christ. Ian and Joe from TOUGHTALK gave physical demonstrations of strength, Joe squatting 180kg at one point. Ian gave testimony to his life of anger, violence and fear being transformed to one of calm, love and peace through the power and forgiveness of God. In response to his message, five people received their own forgiveness and hope. Beginning a new transformed life through the power and love of Jesus Christ. Praise God for his grace, mercy and love towards mankind!
Thank you Jesus.
Many others were captivated by the message and have been given food for thought on their journey
towards Jesus the Christ!

Thursday, 9 May 2019

UNIVIDA UPDATE

A parent with more hope in the University of Life than 

in himself as a father

 
Rubio is 12 years old and in year 6 at The University of Life. He’s been with us for two years and recently did well in a photography course ran by Flavio, (a former student, who now produces UNiViDA’s promo videos).
 
Rubio’s mother is a drug user and his father, like so many in the favela, is trapped in a situation where he is selling drugs to feed his habit.
 
Rubio says that when he’s at The University of Life he forgets the horrible things outside and feels that here, something good might happen in his life. He hopes that everything in his life will change into the good feelings he has when he is at the project.

People believe in me here, they trust me and take a chance on me.” Rubio wants to be a vet and openly admits to us and his father that he doesn’t want to be like him.
 
We recently had a chance to talk to Rubio’s dad and we asked him why he registered his son at the project. He responded
 
The University of Life is bringing life to my son. I don’t want him to pay for my errors, so I am putting this great hope in him.”
 
The teacher then asked, “What hope is this?”  and the father replied, “The University of Life, a place of hope and dreams.”
 
It is tragic that Rubio’s father has more faith in the project than in himself as a father. On the other hand, we are astonished that the project can reach into the lives of people like Rubio’s parents, some of the most troubled families in Brazil.
 
Sadly, there are no public welfare services for children like Rubio whose family situation puts him at high risk. It’s our hope that that Rubio’s father will come to understand the danger he is putting his son it because of his activities and that both his parents will be able to leave behind their drug related life-style.
 
The University of Life works hard to teach parents about their responsibility for their child’s education and welfare.
 
Our prayer is that Rubio will succeed, not just in his own life but as the hope and reason that his parents stop their destructive life-style and seek the help they need before it it’s too late.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

WHAT A WEEKEND!

Looking forward to an action packed weekend with Andrew Murray.  He is going to be speaking at 3 meetings so be sure to get to as much as you can.  Andrew has a gift for opening up the word of God and we are confident that there will be a word from God for you.  So come in faith and invite your friends and neighbours to come with you!
Saturday 27th April 7.30 pm at New Life Ignite
Holmebrook Valley Family Centre, off Wardgate Way, Holme Hall

Sunday 28th April 10.30 am Whole Church Meeting 
The Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield S42 7SA

Sunday 28th April 6-7 pm Cafe Church
The Compass, West Bars, Chesterfield

HELP INTERNATIONAL UPDATE FROM CERYS

Welcome to our latest E News Spring Edition
Spring is in full form @ Nettle Hill.

Springing New Life and New Adventures
Help international supports the opening of Covenant College 
 
Help International in conjunction with Together supports the reopening of Covenant College on its South African campus in Gordons Bay, Cape Town. During the month of May the college opens its doors to train, teach and inspire those interested in expanding their understanding of Faith. 
The teaching at the college will be provided through mature, seasoned international ministries,  which will unpack fresh insight into the word, our world and the purpose of God in the nations. The College will also be offering a Certificate in Theology as part of a 1 month teaching block programme, although you can sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 or the full 4 week block. The programme will begin 6 May and run through until 31 May 2019.

We are excited to welcome 12 students from the following nations; Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Pakistan for the month of May. There are still openings should you care to join us!

How can you participate?

  • You could join in for a month in South Africa, taking time to invest in study alongside the opportunity of exploring the Cape.     If you cannot manage a month you could join us for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Teaching will take place every morning with opportunity during afternoons for project work or site seeing.
  • You could sponsor or part sponsor a student for £50 a month
  • You could make one donation as a legacy!
It is our desire to work as community, into community, as such we both require and appreciate your participation in every way.
Click HERE to EMAIL us & find out more about Covenant College
Click HERE to sponsor a student
Children across the world
We are happy to report that the children we sponsor across Zambia, India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka are all doing well. They are grateful for your continued support helping to provide an education and a hope of a future for many.  Your support not only helps the child but relieves the financial burden from many families. If you sponsor a child and would like to send a letter please feel free to send it via snail mail or email it over and we will be sure to send this on. 
Click HERE to find out more about sponsoring a child

PHILIPPA HANNAH TOUR DATES

I saw Philippa Hannah recently performing as part of Grace Chapel's 10th Anniversary celebration and was reminded just what a great performer she is.  If you are a fan of her honest, country style music interspersed with her faith story then maybe you might be interested in these dates:





Tuesday 30th April  Philippa is supporting the Kingdom Choir (they sang at Harry & Megan's
wedding) at Sheffield City Hall.  Tickets from Ticketmaster start at £40.30.

Sunday 5th May  As above with the Kingdom Choir but at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.  Tickets start at £25

If you are going to the One Event at Lincolnshire Showground this year Philippa will be performing on Saturday August 24th in the big top.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

EASTER SUNDAY

In the USA Easter Sunday is more commonly called Resurrection Sunday because Christians are celebrating the day when Jesus rose from the dead.  At New Life Church we believe every day is Resurrection Day.  Because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, once for all people, once for all time every day has the potential for lives to be transformed, for sins to be forgiven and a fresh start.
If that's what you need them come and join the Easter celebrations.  What will it be like?  It will be family & it will be fun. There will be songs about Jesus.  We will explain why Jesus had to die on the cross and why his resurrection is such good news for you.




Join us this Easter Sunday 10.30 am:

The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Firs Gardens Community Centre, Alfreton

Stretton Village Hall, Stretton

Holmebrook Valley Family Centre, Holmehall

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

GRANGEWOOD LITTER PICK

Well done Jane and all the Umbrellas litter pickers!


Today saw the last community litter pick at Grangewood which was part of the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’s’ initiative ‘Great British Spring Clean’. Over 47 people attended the event, including local residents, umbrellas community group, the 40th Chesterfield Birdholme Scouts, Council’s neighbourhood rangers and tenant participation team. The whole group collect 43 bags of litter/rubbish from the estate.

Well done all.

Thank you

Sean Carrington
Tenant Participation Officer (TPO)



Wednesday, 27 February 2019

THE TRUTH SETS US FREE

It's good to keep declaring the truth of the word of God out loud to ourselves like we did on Sunday.  Scripture tells us faith comes by hearing the word of God.  

"So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ."   Romans 10:17

GREAT TIME WITH GEORGE & PAT

George Jarvis brought a now word for the church which confirms the 'I am who You say I am' word brought by Ben a few weeks ago.  These are a few of my notes....


(Acts 17)  Paul and the early disciples turned the world upside down - so said their enemies who opposed the gospel that they were preaching.  The world needs to know who we are and we need to believe it and speak it out.  Too many Christians talk themselves down but the world needs us to be real.
"For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are." Romans 8:19

The Bible tells us that unequal yoking causes problems.  Then Jesus tells us to take on his yolk which is easy and light.  The inference is that to be yoked to Jesus is to be equally yoked.

"This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: in this world we are like Jesus." 1 John 4:17
"I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one."  John 17:22
'Glory' in this verse can also be translated 'esteem'.  God's esteem (opinion) of Jesus has been put on us.  God sees us as he sees Jesus and he loves us as he loves Jesus.

"I in them and you in me – so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me." John 17:23

"In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf.  No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God." John 16:26-27

We can come to the Father directly just like Jesus did, he loves us just the same.

"Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered." Mark 11:22

Or it could be rendered - have the faith of God.  In other words see as God sees.  Think about yourself the way that God does.  He wants us to be equally yoked in this venture.

"For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed – a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’"  Romans 1:17
Faith is initiated in God but he then puts his faith in us.  The look out in the crow’s nest has a much better perspective on what lies ahead.  We need God's perspective on things.

On two occasions God gives a mandate to man to rule the earth.  Firstly to Adam and Eve but they messed up.  They believed the lie of the enemy instead of putting their confidence in what God had spoken.  The second mandate comes in Matthew 28 & Acts 1.  We receive power when we receive the Holy Spirit.  God has COMPLETE CONFIDENCE in his restored sons and daughters and he would never send us out to do the job without properly equipping us.

God's mandate to rule was not given to the angels.  Some think wrongly that the angels are a higher being than us.  In Revelation John was corrected when he fell on his knees before an angel.

For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son;  today I have become your Father’?
Or again, ‘I will be his Father, and he will be my Son’  Hebrews 1:5
Concerning this salvation ...Even angels long to look into these things. 1Peter 10-12
God has chosen us to be as Jesus in the world and has put his faith in us.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.  Romans 16:20
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.  Romans 8:11
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father."  John 14:12
Jesus expected greater things from his followers.  He expects us not just to do what he did but go beyond that as we follow the prompting of the Holy Spirit.  
God really does believe in you!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

CLASSIC FILM AT WINDING WHEEL

This is a showing organised by CBC and open to anyone.

An Afternoon at the Movies: The Third Man

Tue 19 March 2019

At the Winding Wheel
Starts 1pm.
For those who would like the opportunity to socialise and enjoy meeting new friends while watching a classic movie. Customers are entitled to bring one carer or essential companion for free.
The Third Man (1949, PG, 104min)
Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, "The Third Man" stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a "third man" present at the time of Harry's death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry's grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).

Ticket Information

£4

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

PATHWAYS FOLK NIGHT


Tuesday, 29 January 2019

JOB VACANCY


Lighthouse Homes is a local charity working with homeless people. 
We are looking to recruit to two full time positions of
 Project Manager
 Based at Rotherham and Chesterfield
 Salary to be agreed

We are looking for resilient managers to lead our staff teams at Rotherham and Chesterfield Lighthouse projects.

We are a faith based organisation accommodating homeless people, with a focus on those facing substance misuse issues. We are offering more than a bed to our residents. We support people in the stabilisation, change and growth process.

Are you able to lead a project, working alongside people with multiple needs? We are looking for committed Christians, with a care background, able to work within all traditions of the church.
If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.Informal contact/discussion welcome with Geraldine Pearce, Chief Executive, Lighthouse Homes 01709 364600 or 07534 653229 Application pack from Maggie Morris info@lighthousehomes.co.uk

Closing date for applications Thursday 14th February. Interviews Tuesday 19th February. 

Monday, 28 January 2019

CHANGE OF VENUE THIS SUNDAY

 We will not be meeting at the Winding Wheel this Sunday (Feb 3rd) as it is being used for a Beer Festival.  Instead we are going to take the opportunity to meet together with New Life Ignite Church at Holmehall. 
You will find the Holmebrook Valley Family Centre near the shops off Wardgate Way.  Arrive from 10am for a coffee before the meeting starts with worship at 10.30 am.

It's going to be a great morning.  


Thursday, 24 January 2019

EXTRA SPECIAL WHOLE CHURCH MEETING


Every time we gather the whole church together it is a great time but this Sunday is extra special.  Our friends from Holmebrook Valley Church who have been working closely with us for quite a while have decided to formally join us and become a part of  New Life Church.  

They will still meet together at the Family Centre in Holmehall on Sundays at 10.30 am except for the last Sunday of the month when we all come together.  We are so excited to be working together and supporting one another going forward.

This Sunday we will have some time to officially welcome HBVC  into NLC and to pray together.  Then we will follow the meeting by sitting                                                  down to enjoy a meal together.  

Please plan to stay and enjoy some fellowship over lunch.