Tuesday, 19 June 2018

WHOLE CHURCH MEETING

Sunday 24th June we will be having a whole church meeting in Chesterfield so no meetings at our other venues.  It's always a great time when we gather to celebrate God and worship together.  This month our speaker is our very own Martyn Rowe. 
Take the opportunity to invite someone to come to the church meeting with you this week.

CONGRATULATIONS MR & MRS GREVESON!


Many congratulations to Tom and Claire on their wedding yesterday. 
We had a fabulous time both at the Registry Office and the evening blessing celebrations. 
A beautiful day for a lovely couple.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

LADIES EVENT WITH CARE FOR THE FAMILY

This ladies event is coming to Sheffield on Tuesday 16th October 7.30pm - 10pm at Network Church, Gilpin Street, Sheffield S6 3BL.  Book your ticket before August 21st and you get the early bird rate of just £4 (as opposed to £7 on the night).  Book your tickets direct on www.cff.org.uk/freetobe  or let me know and I will get them for you.
Watch the video for more information: https://youtu.be/FkvhvpawRVk
WHAT DOES FREEDOM REALLY LOOK LIKE? We try and maintain the momentum, but life keeps adding yet more challenges! With home and family pressures, workplace challenges, health and relationships – it’s difficult to know what’s worth keeping up and what to let go. But as Christian women our identity lies not in the season of our lives, nor in our roles and responsibilities – but in Christ.
We’re delighted to be going on tour again in partnership with Spring Harvest. Join us as we unpack more about what freedom really looks like.

The Speakers.

Cathy Madavan is a popular speaker, presenter and writer. She is part of the leadership team of the Spring Harvest festival and writes regularly for Christian publications. Cathy lives with her husband Mark and they have two teenage girls.
Bekah Legg is Director of Mission at her community church and the editor of Liberti magazine. She is married to Steve and together they parent a blended family of five children.

You will come away with.

The confidence to be who you were designed to be.
Tips on how to impact others right where you are.
A deeper revelation of how loved you are.
An understanding of the power of vulnerability
A fresh perspective of how God sees you.

Is it for you?

This event is perfect for all women at any stage of life whether you are a high-heels or wellies person, a Netflix fanatic or a coffee shop lover. We hope this event will be a huge encouragement to you.

CONGRATULATIONS!

What a glorious wedding day for two wonderful people!  The smiles say it all.  
Many congratulations to Richard and Jill Kuzniarz on their wedding last Saturday from all the family at New Life Church. 

This was the Bible reading from the wedding service:  Ephesians 5:21-33


 And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church.  As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.  In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. And we are members of his body.
 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Friday, 1 June 2018

COME AND SHARE

God is good! Have you got a testimony about his goodness to you? It's a sharing meeting this Sunday so be thinking about what you could share that would be an encouragement to the church. Tell us about what God has done for you or bring some verses from the Bible that have blessed you. It's all up to us this week!

Friday, 25 May 2018

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

We are delighted to have Andrew Murray and his team with us at our whole church meeting this Sunday and at Cafe Church in the afternoon.  Andrew's ministry is accompanied by transformed lives and God moving in miracles and healings.  We are in faith that God is going to do some amazing things this weekend.

Is there something you would like God to do in your life? 
Maybe you need a fresh start a chance to put the past behind you and become the person God intended you to be? 

We'd love to see you at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield on Sunday morning at 10.30 am (10am for coffee) or at Cafe Church 6pm at the Compass on West Bars.  A warm welcome is waiting for you.

Monday, 21 May 2018

UMBRELLAS - A GATHERING PLACE

In 2015, God started prompting me to consider opening a coffee house with a dedicated play area in it for under 5’s.  This became a much stronger calling throughout the next year and having prayed about it and sought advice and counsel from a number of people, and with support from George and the family, I started exploring how this could become a reality.  There have been many ‘coincidences’ along the journey, that have just convinced us that God is totally behind and in control of this project.  I had an initial idea of where the café could be situated, but God had other ideas! 
I always knew that the Grangewood area of Chesterfield had a bad reputation, and God has opened up the way for the coffee house to be situated right in the middle of the estate, in a new development to be built there.  The Grangewood area is in the Rother Ward, in the bottom 8% of deprivation for the whole country, with no visible church presence on the estate. 
The vision has grown and changed – the coffee house will have a dedicated play area in it, so that
parents and carers can relax and have some quiet, relaxing time knowing that the children are enjoying themselves.  This area can be screened off and small groups can meet there, with activities such as story time, music time, simple cooking, messy play etc.  In addition, the partitioned area can be used to host small groups for the elderly, having social groups, memory café, music groups, to bring people together who are possibly isolated and fearful.
We will also use the premises for  more obvious church based initiatives, such as café church, Alpha sessions – both adults and toddler Alpha groups; a base for people to come back to after running children’s events on the nearby park area.  Although there will be a number of groups held there, the main aim is for Umbrellas to be a place where people can come to and feel accepted and welcomed – where there will be a friendly greeting and a shoulder to lean on, if they want it!  We want the presence of Jesus to fill the place - where people can meet Jesus through the volunteers who are serving them coffee, doing the washing up, cooking the food or just there to meet people.  Everyone has the opportunity to play their part. 
Umbrellas will be the building where the community know that they can go to for good food; advice; a hug; someone to pray with them; someone to listen to them; or somewhere where they can meet Jesus. It will be church – the family of God – in the middle of Grangewood Farm - a new expression of church, meeting the needs of the local community it is in the middle of.   It will be a hub for supporting people with other concerns, such as financial, emotional or spiritual worries - a place of sanctuary, helping people holistically – physically, mentally and spiritually. 

We are part of the charity Community Transformation, registered charity 1149268 and the website is www.umbrellascoffeehouse.co.uk.



For any further information email jane@umbrellascoffeehouse.co.uk .

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

On many occasions when people came to Jesus he asked them what might seem an obvious question.  What do you want me to do for you?  So I'm asking you the same question.  What do you need Jesus to do for you?
Some of us carry emotional hurts from the past. Others face a daily battle for their mental well-being.  Some have problems with their physical body whilst others are dealing with an attack from sickness or disease.  Some are just weary.
We carry pain and anxiety that God never intended for us to carry and he longs to set us free.  No matter how hard it looks to us, the truth is nothing is impossible for our God.
This Sunday Andrew Murray is coming to speak at our whole church meeting and he is bringing a car-full of his students with him.  God has blessed Andrew's ministry many times and in many countries with powerful healings and amazing miracles so we are believing for the same here in Chesterfield.

Come in faith this Sunday believing in the God of the impossible who sent his Son, Jesus, to pay the cost of your healing and receive the freedom God has for you.

Let's have our ears tuned to the Holy Spirit and be ready to be the means by which God sets someone else free too!

Thursday, 17 May 2018

MARTYN IN CHESTERFIELD THIS SUNDAY

This weekend Alfreton are going to be blessed by having Peter Topliss speaking there which releases Martyn to come and bless us with God's word in Chesterfield.
Come and join us as we celebrate our wonderful God in worship and then listen to his word.  Sunday 10.30 am at The Winding Wheel in Chesterfield, at Firs Gardens Community Centre in Alfreton and at the Village Hall, Stretton.
Everyone very welcome.  For more information about our Sunday meetings and mid-week home groups contact Dave on 01246 200768.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

YOUR KINGDOM COME

Last year we joined a national campaign to pray 'Your Kingdom Come' here where we live.  The main idea was to choose 5 people you know and pray for them every day for 11 days between May 10th and May 20th.  We think it is a fantastic idea, just imagine how many thousands of people will be prayed for during that period and what impact it will have in the heavenly realms!


So it starts in a weeks time - next Thursday.  Pick up a booklet on Sunday and spend some time thinking about who you will commit to pray for every day for 11 days.  Then pray for an opportunity to invite them to a Sunday meeting.  We have our very own Martyn Rowe speaking on Sunday May 20th and Andrew Murray on Sunday 27th.  A packed house for both would be wonderful!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

YOU WON'T KNOW UNTIL YOU ASK


WHOLE CHURCH MEETING 29TH APRIL

 This weekend we will all be meeting together at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield 10.30 am.  It's always a great time when we gather together to worship but on this occasion we have something special to celebrate.  Peter has been given the all clear and is feeling well enough to resume preaching duties.  We are so grateful to God for sustaining him & Susan through the period of his treatment and over the coming months we are trusting for an accelerated return to full health.  We are looking forward to hearing God's word from Peter this Sunday.

Monday, 16 April 2018

BAPTISM ON SUNDAY

For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.  Romans 6:4

This Sunday will be a very special one for Tom.  His baptism is a declaration to the world that he has chosen to leave his old life behind and move on with his new life following Jesus.  It would be good to have as many people there as possible to support him.

If you are interested in finding out more about baptism contact Dave on 01246 200768.

As timings are a bit close together we have decided to cancel Cafe Church just for this week but we will be back next week as usual.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

THIS WEEKEND

This weekend Cafe Church returns after a little break for Easter and the speaker is our very own Dave Bunting.  

Come and join us at the Compass on West Bars from 6pm until 7pm for worship and bible teaching followed by coffee and cake.  

Everyone warmly welcome.