Wednesday, 26 February 2014


This is the response from children in the Compassion project in Guatemala when they heard about the flooding in the UK.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014


The theme for this year's Whit Walk was announced tonight:

Mon 26th May starting 9.30 am outside Chesterfield Town Hall

It's a colourful and joyful procession of witness to Jesus that takes us right through the centre of our town.  There are decorated lorries and all manner of vehicles, some churches dress up, some just walk wearing the theme colours (this year yellow and green) and there are marching bands and lots of music.  The event does draw a crowd which also gives us outreach opportunities so do come and join us if you can - it's fun!

Sunday, 23 February 2014


What a great evening we had on Saturday and so many hitherto undiscovered talents!  Big thanks to Bev and Nick, the organisers, to everyone who took part and all those who came to be entertained.

Helen led everyone in the actions to 'Superman', Joe sang for us and Bev and Nick led us in 'I am the music man...'.  Accompanied by Maria, Liz stunned us with her lovely voice - we didn't know she used to sing with a band.  Toni performed two of her own special poems.

Peter said he was going to play the elders' theme tune - turned out to be 'Last of the Summer Wine'.  We are as yet undecided which of them is in charge of the wacky ideas and which is best suited to the role of Compo!  Which one can you imagine hurtling through the Derbyshire countryside in an old bath?  Peter also played and sang my favourite - Arnold the Frog.

Tom (aka Frank) gave such a good performance of 'I've Got You Under My Skin' that he was asked to do an encore with 'New York, New York'.  Moreen played her own song accompanying herself on the guitar.

The surprise of the evening was the transformation that took place to mild mannered Dave W who became a comedy legend overnight. He appeared on stage in a bright red jacket, red scarf, black curly wig and hat apologising that he hadn't dressed for the occasion!  Had us in stitches and he was so good we have already booked him for the Christmas Party!

Finished off the evening with the Morecambe and Wise of NLC singing 'Bring Me Sunshine'  (Nick and the one with the "short fat hairy legs".)

Such a lot of fun as church family together.  Check out our Facebook page for photos from the night and keep watching this space for details of our next event.

Thursday, 20 February 2014


Free concerts on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 
at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 7pm.

The choir consists of Ugandan children who have been orphaned and now live in the Watoto Children's Village.  This tour gives them the opportunity to share their 'Beautiful Africa' with us in song, dance and stories. A joy to hear and see and truly inspiring.  

Tickets will be available at the door both nights but priority will be given to pre-booked or reserved tickets. Book your tickets on 01245 455320 or giving a postal address for us to send your tickets to please.
The choir will also be leading our Sunday morning meeting on the 27th at The Winding Wheel 10.30am  so if you can't make the evening concerts come along and join us Sunday morning


 Sunday 14th September at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 10.30 am. The Evidence is a group of young men who have completed the Teen Challenge programme and are passionate about sharing their message of hope and how their lives have been transformed. Through their songs and testimonies the team bring a powerful, contemporary and relevant presentation that is suitable for all ages and particularly relevant for people with addiction and other life controlling problems.
Make sure you have this date in your diary!


We do apologise if you are getting dizzy with the venue changes over the last few weeks.  Not our choice, but we are a thankful people who
can make God's praises glorious wherever we are!  This week we are back at the Assembly Rooms above the Market Hall in Chesterfield town centre 10.30 am.  The entrance is opposite the Post Office.

From next week we are back home at the Winding Wheel every week until the end of April.  Cafe Church is proving to be very popular and continues this Sunday 6pm at The Compass.

Saturday, 15 February 2014


Yes we are back at the Winding Wheel this Sunday morning (16th February) and we are really pleased to welcome Martin Gage from Christian Aid as our speaker.  Teas and coffees will be served from 10 am with worship to follow from around 10.30.

We will be having a bookstall the following week (23rd) so let Jane know if there is something you would like her to bring for you.

Cafe Church continues 6pm at The Compass and is open to all.  Great friendly atmosphere - give it a try.

Monday, 3 February 2014


The meetings in Alfreton and Stretton will go ahead in their normal locations but for this week Chesterfield are on the move due to a Beer Festival at The Winding Wheel.  So this Sunday, 9th February, you will find us 10.30 am in the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms above the Market Hall in the town centre. The main door is opposite the Post Office and there's a choice of either lift or stairs to get up to the meeting room but our stewards will be there to point you in the right direction!
It's a lovely big room - let's fill it with worship and God's praise.

Sunday, 2 February 2014


There's been such a lot going on this weekend at NLC!  
On Saturday morning we had the next installment of Worship Central with Gail serving up excellent bacon butties, worship from the team at Stretton (including songs written by the team themselves), Jayne talking about working as an effective team together (Turn up, Excel, Attitude, Membership) and some lively discussion over coffee to finish.  The next one is Saturday 1st March.
On Saturday night George from NLC was out on duty as a street pastor in monsoon conditions!  Recruiting now if this sounds like a fun night out to you.

On Sunday morning we loaned Dave out to speak at Grace Chapel (yes, we do want him back please). Meanwhile at the Winding Wheel Gail led us in worship with husband Wilf leading the worship band.  We had a great time with loads of words of encouragement to get ourselves in the mix as God is 'stirring up the pot' by the Holy Spirit. Most exciting that one dear lady gave her heart to Jesus this morning and so many people wanted prayer to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  Jayne reprised some of her talk from Worship Central but focusing on us as the body of Christ, each of us God's first choice for his team, perfectly equipped for the task he has in mind for us, not trying to be anyone else but being the best 'me' that we can.

Then Sunday afternoon we launched Cafe Church at The Compass. Amazing turn out from both NLC and friends from other local churches for our first night.  The worship group did a great job, playing for much longer than they had expected.  Ben spoke about his vision for Cafe Church, engage God in worship and engage with each other to encourage and fellowship.  All this and lovely coffee with delicious home made cake (special commendation to Patrick and Shaun on their baking!).  Cafe Church will be back next Sunday at 6 pm and everyone is welcome.