Wednesday, 24 May 2017

NEWS FROM WATOTO

Over £25,000 in donations from UK supporters have helped us to purchase a much-needed off-road vehicle for our social work team. Now our team can travel further to identify the surviving relatives of orphaned and abandoned children.
UK Director, Paul Houiellebecq said, ‘This vehicle is vital for our social work department as it allows us to visit communities to find existing family members and trace the history of children, giving them an understanding of their roots and identity.
The team will be travelling long distances, across rough terrain, to reach rural areas and this is the first vehicle dedicated solely to these searches.
Thank you to everyone in the UK for helping us to do all we can to connect children with their relatives and gain an understanding of their story. Because of you, these children have hope and a future.’ 
 The vehicle was purchased at the end of 2016 with donations given by UK supporters to meet Watoto’s general needs. Donations such as these, outside of regular sponsorship, allow us to improve our care for vulnerable women and children, raising them to be the leaders who will transform their nation. Thank you for your support.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

CTfC INVITE YOU TO VIGIL FOR MANCHESTER

There is be a silent vigil in sympathy with the people of Manchester just below the civic war memorial, below the town hall, at 6.30 this evening for 30 minutes.  This will be in company with Sheffield and elsewhere.

Come if you can.

Paul King

Monday, 22 May 2017

CTfC HUSTINGS TONIGHT

General Election Hustings at Central Methodist Church 7.30pm Monday 22nd May

Made your mind up?  If not, come and hear the candidates who have put themselves forward to represent you as MP.  Bring your questions and hear what they have to say.  Make your decision an informed one..  The debate will be chaired by Rev Patrick Coleman.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

MATLOCK BAND CRIMSON CASCADE AT CAFE CHURCH

This Sunday we have Christian band Crimson Cascade performing live at Cafe Church.  You will find us at the Compass on West Bars, Chesterfield 6-7 pm this Sunday 21st May.  Admission is free and we will be serving tea, coffee and cake too.

Get a taster here:  https://youtu.be/NqrZTVpGb2U

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

JENNY PEGG SINGS AT COSTA, ALFRETON


Come and hear Jenny sing the songs from her brand new album which will shortly be on release.  Those of us who have heard Jenny before would heartily recommend this lovely lady and her inspiring music.  She will be singing  for us on Friday 19th May 7pm at Costa Coffee, Alfreton.

"Driven by a passion to see people inspired, encouraged and uplifted, the music of Jenny Pegg is already touching the hearts of audiences across the UK. Jenny’s music combines memorable melodies with lyrics that share her own experience of God’s provision and hope, in spite of her struggles with chronic illness. Also an articulate speaker, her performances offer both uplifting music and honest testimony that will inspire audiences and church congregations alike."

BACON COBS AT CHURCH?

Yes, if you are coming to the Winding Wheel this Sunday come a little bit earlier because we will be joining in with the Big Brekkie campaign for Christian Aid by serving bacon cobs.  How much you give is up to you but please come prepared to be generous.  Christian Aid takes practical help to people in need but also as an organisation takes on the big issues such as poverty and climate change.
"Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice.  We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes."

Friday, 12 May 2017

POWER-PACKED WEEKEND TO COME

This weekend gets off to a flying start with a days training with evangelist Andrew Murray.  Sat 13th May 10-3pm at Rose Hill URC Church  Ignite - a day to inspire and equip the church for evangelism and mission.  Free admission but please bring some lunch.
Then on Sunday morning Andrew is speaking at a whole church meeting at the Winding Wheel 10.30am.  Andrews ministry is often accompanied by healings and miracles and with the church full of faith from the day before who know what God will do!
We will also be welcoming Andrew to Cafe Church 6-7pm at the Compass, West Bars.  A relaxed church meeting with coffee and cake but still full of the power packed presence of the Holy Spirit.
Please don't miss out - this could be your moment for an encounter with God.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

ASHGATE HOSPICE APPEAL

Some very dear friends of ours have been and are being looked after by the wonderful staff at Ashgate Hospice.  Their loving care is second to none and such a comfort to those who are terminally ill as well as their family and friends.  This year Ashgate Hospice have to raise £5.3million to maintain the level of service they currently provide.

Could you help?  
 Volunteers are needed for a street collection on Sat 13th May.  To offer your time contact Gill Ashton ( gillashton@talktalk.net )



P.S. Jayne Jones is taking part in the 10K Sparkle Walk on July 1st in support of Ashgate Hospice so it would be good to encourage her by supporting her too.
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/e42547e69368d246ebe0c8f95dbae88ed0d6e6e3