Tuesday, 16 October 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 16 October
27 days to go
He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)

One of the times I felt weakest in my life was when I had two babies and my husband was in Afghanistan. Sleepless nights and non-stop days left me feeling broken, physically and emotionally. Strangely, it was a time punctuated by happy moments. A postman promising to get my Christmas present to Afghanistan when I stood crying at the till, the children unwrapping Sellotape by my feet. A nanny scooping the children up for a day at her farm. A rat-catcher making it his mission to expel the rats from our garden. The same Bible verse appeared repeatedly. During that time, God showed me that his grace is sufficient, sending rays of peace and hope to shine through the clouds.

We pray for all military families during times of separation. We pray for marriages that are tested and children who may encounter uncomfortable emotions. May they know your grace and peace especially in times of weakness. Amen

Katie Kyle is a military wife, mummy to three children, and a desert-dweller (due to current posting).

Monday, 15 October 2018


Thursday, 11 October 2018


This weekend all of our three elders are preaching but not where you would expect to find them.  Martyn from Alfreton is speaking in Chesterfield.  Peter from Clay Cross is speaking in Alfreton and Dave from Chesterfield is speaking at Clay Cross.  Confused yet?  Rest assured whichever location you are heading for there will be a shared time of worship and the word of God will be brought.
                                             Make sure you are there to hear what God wants to say to you.

Monday, 8 October 2018


Each person will need to register in order to sleep out, it takes just 1-2mins

Contactella.pathways@gmail.com  call 01246 498204 (Mon - Fri, 10am - 3pm)


Tuesday, 2 October 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 2 October
41 days to go
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
Hebrews 12:14-15 (NIV)

Peace comes from within; it comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness and the hope that nothing will obscure his face and break union with him.

Father forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us, so that we are able to live together in peace and harmony, releasing all our fears, woes and pain to you for your divine healing. Thank you Lord for your saving grace, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen

Latifah Forrest works for the Peace Alliance, a charity that works in partnership with the police, government agencies, the corporate sector, and faith and voluntary organisations.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days


You may be interested in the programme The Debt Saviours  on BBC 2 next Friday at 21.00. It features Christians Against Poverty https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bmblny

The BBC website says

“Across Britain more than four million people have debts considered unsustainable. Responsibility for advising and helping these vulnerable people is increasingly falling to charities. One of the biggest is Christians Against Poverty (CAP), led by its charismatic founder, Dr John Kirkby CBE, pictured.
In this access all areas documentary, director Phillip Wood follows Dr Kirkby and some of the charity's debt coaches. CAP has more than 6,000 staff and volunteers around the country providing help to people who often face losing their homes. The film shows how the home visits often include an offer to pray with clients and asks whether the real motivation is debt relief or bringing people to Jesus, or both.
One of the debt coaches featured is Gaz, who has overcome homelessness, dependency issues and losing a marriage before becoming a born-again Christian. He now works for CAP, and in the programme travels to meet donors in Jersey to help raise funds for the charity and to share with CAP's clients the story of his road out of debt.
Holly has been in debt all her young life and lives alone. She can barely afford to heat her home and is desperate for a change in circumstances. Her debt coach takes Holly under her wing as she tries to transform her life.
Ronnie was on remand for over two years before he was found not guilty. When he was released from jail he found himself homeless and in debt. He now lives alone in a bedsit, suffers from mental health issues and thinks life in jail was better. His debt coach Neil introduces Ronnie to Christianity - but Ronnie isn't sure what to think.”

Julie Minns

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


This Sunday we delighted to have Gareth and Sandra Duffty with us and you will have two opportunities to meet them. 
Gareth will be speaking at the whole church meeting in the morning 10.30 am at the Winding Wheel. 
Sandra will be speaking at Cafe Church at the Compass which runs 6-7 pm.
Be sure to take these opportunities to come and hear what God wants to say to you through their ministry.


'Better Together' was a slogan adopted by those campaigning for Scotland to vote to remain part of the UK.  They argued the benefits of remaining outweighed the reality of independence.  In recent meetings God has been speaking to us about the benefits of working together for the Kingdom of God. We can accomplish so much more when we work together than when we work alone.

Martyn spoke from 1 Corinthians 12 that we are all important parts of the body of Christ. It's a picture of the church as a human body with each person having a specific place and role to perform.  If the hand refuses to cooperate with the mouth to give it food it is the whole body that starves.  Conversely, when the hand takes food to the mouth the whole body is nourished and fed including the hand. It's when we all work together, fulfilling the roles God has given us, that the church will really flourish and grow.

What does all that mean?  It means you matter and it is important that you are there this Sunday.  Let's come together in worship and see victories in the heavenly realms made reality and lives transformed by the power of God as each of us does our part.

Thursday, 20 September 2018


On Saturday 29th September 12.00 - 3pm our friends at Holmebrook Valley Church are putting on a bbq for the people of Holmehall.  Invitations will be going out through the school and local advertising. They'll be offering a free lunch of burgers and sausages with a supply of cold drinks.  There will be free craft activities for children and the opportunity to learn some circus skills with Jugalubs. 
So come with your family and have a free lunch whilst enjoying the live music.

Monday, 17 September 2018


Revival Kids – Raising up a spirit filled, extraordinary generation”
 A Conference to inspire church teams in leading transformational Children’s Ministry.

With Emily Phelps Jones, Jarrod Cooper and the Revive Church team.
Saturday 20 October 2018

Children are central to God’s heart for revival.  As Children’s leaders, we are here to raise ‘Revival Kids’; children who know their Father, who are filled with the Holy Spirit and change the world by representing Jesus in their homes, schools and cities.  We’re being called to raise up a generation of holy ‘freedom fighters’ who pray for the sake of the world and burn with the fire of God so that wherever they go, God’s glory is released.

Join us on Saturday 20th October for a day of envisioning and practical teaching on equipping children’s leaders to step out in Kid’s Ministry. It’s an opportunity for your leaders to build vision and explore approaches for seeing kids released in worship, prayer and the prophetic. 

At Revive Church we have a passion for children to know God deeply, see miracles and prophecy as a part of normal life, to encounter Jesus in worship and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Join us as we seek to become outstanding children’s leaders, raising an extraordinary generation, born for revival!

At this day conference you will enjoy:
-          Worship, prayer and prophetic ministry.
-          Inspiring keynote sessions
-          Teaching & equipping
-          Children’s ministry networking
-          An opportunity to be envisioned, empowered and equipped as we seek God for this generation.

Price: £5 per person

Venue:  Revive Church
Bridlington Avenue

Tuesday, 4 September 2018


We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are raring to get back to Cafe Church on Sunday evenings.  Starting from this Sunday 9th September we will be back at the Compass from 6-7pm every week.  Join us for worship and Bible teaching in a relaxed setting with coffee and cake.  This week our speaker is Ben Bentley.

Monday, 3 September 2018


100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 3 September
70 days to go
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
John 14:27 (NLT)


As a young Christian, this promise from Jesus of inner peace became precious. Recently married, living in a new area, teaching in secondary school, was not conducive to such peace. But this gift was transformational. My inner life changed from ‘jagged black and white’ into a blend of beautiful colours. Since then this ‘inner peace’ has served me well. When I have lost it, it has been time to take stock of my life and sort out some issues. If big decisions have been required, the peace or lack of it has guided me. Faced with scary new challenges, this verse has set me on a calmer path, reminding me that I never face the future alone. What a gift!

Heavenly Father, Thank you that into a turbulent world you sent Jesus, the Prince of Peace, through whom we may have peace with you. Grant again today to your servant the gift of peace in mind and heart, through the power of your Holy Spirit. Amen

Kathryn Morgan is a Baptist minister and Company Secretary of the Christian Enquiry Agency which runs www.christianity.org.uk.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days


Yes we are back at the Winding Wheel this Sunday now that the refurbishments have been completed.  We're very grateful to the folk at the Ragged School for allowing us to use their building over the summer but it will be nice to be back home. 
We are planning a dynamic celebration so come prepared to be extravagant in your worship and to hear the word of God. 
Join us 10.30 am at The Winding Wheel this Sunday.


We had a great day in Alfreton on Sunday at Party in the Park.  The weather could not have been any better with beautiful hot sunshine all day.  Our musicians led a short time of worship -  looking cool in their sunglasses!  There were free craft activities for children making cards, painting glass jars and pebbbles.  Our face-painters had a marathon with a never ending queue of children.  Marvellous Martyn entertained the children with his illusions and Dave had them competing in the egg and spoon and sack races.  The afternoon finished with a battle over the tug of war.  Lots of fun had by all and the gospel shared for all to hear.