Wednesday, 21 November 2018

COMPASSION SUNDAY FEEDBACK

Hello all,

Just to say how wonderful it was being with you at New Life Chesterfield on Sunday.  You are a beautiful church and it was an honour celebrating with you all that you are doing through Compassion amongst so many other things.

Thanks especially to Ben and Talita for setting this all up and inviting me to be part of it.  What a joy!

So many precious lives already being changed through sponsorship....

God bless you in all you do.

Until next time,

Clare x


Clare Nelson
Regional Partnerships Manager
Compassion UK - North England

Monday, 19 November 2018

THE HIDING PLACE

This is the production that Dave mentioned in the meeting on Sunday:

The incredible story of the ten Boom's, a devoted Christian family who felt they couldn't just watch the devastating circumstances of the Jews so they acted and set out on an incredible rescue mission. This led to Corrie and her sister being imprisoned in the Second World War.

The production focuses on God's influence on Corrie's life and how God gave her the strength and means to do his work in terrible circumstances. It is the story of God's love and hope in an environment of darkness and brutality.

"What a powerful performance showing how God's love can overcome hatred and evil - it's an inspiration to us all"


Friday, 16 November 2018

HEALED

Good news from our friend Charles Kudzerema in Zimbabwe:

Special greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am here to inform and confirm that I am now completely healed.
Thank you very much for your financial and spiritual support.
This was my first time to be admitted in a hospital.
I thank the Lord for giving me another opportunity to stand in front of his loving people teaching , preaching and prophesying.


Please  continue praying for us as a nation.  Our country is still faced with a lot of problems.  We still believe and trust that God has got a better plan for us as a Nation.


Greet all the Saints on our behalf.
Yours Because of Him;

CHARLES AND GLADYS 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

BREAKING NEWS...

We have a real treat in store this Christmas as we have managed to book Bean Baker to perform at our Christmas Concert.  He comes highly recommended.

"Bean is a young man with a fantastic voice, carrying a heart to lead people into worship. Bean has lead worship and performed at events of all sizes including New Wine, CreationFest, River Camp, Encounter Wales and many Sunday Night Lives.
Bean loves playing cross-genre, so you’ll find him pulling some unexpected cats out of the bag. His songwriting also produces gems that will stay in your head for at least a week (if not more!). But above all, he creates because of his love for the Creator.  
Bean brings with him a sense of joy and fun, which tends to be incredibly infectious! This is a man who brings the presence of God into any gathering. "

Have a listen to this version of a Christmas favourite: 


Tickets will be available at the door at £2 each or £5 for a family ticket.

TIME TO REMEMBER

This Sunday we will take time to remember those men and women who served their country and gave their lives in times of war so that we can live in peace.  It is particularly poignant this year as we commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.  Why not make time this week to visit some of the fantastic tributes that are in place all over our town.

On Sunday morning we will also be honouring Jesus who gave his life so that we might enter into an eternity at peace with God.  Spend some time thinking this week and remembering what God has done in your life.  Remember those times when he has miraculously provided for you, when he has intervened to turn impossible situations around for you, when he has healed your body or someone you have prayed for.  Write down your thoughts and bring them with you on Sunday to put in a thanksgiving box.

GIVE THANKS FOR PEACE

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I will bring my people Israel back from exile. They will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit.
Amos 9:14 (NIV)

RESTORATION
The Lochnagar Crater sits now in the quiet, rolling countryside of Picardie in northern France. The people live in peace. Visit in July and you can see the crops ripening in the sunshine. The crater is huge – 98 feet deep; 330 feet across. It was created on a very different July morning – 1 July 1916 – the first day of the Battle of the Somme, when British forces detonated explosives under German army positions. The carnage of the Somme battlefield is unimaginable. Lochnagar’s sheer scale is a reminder of what happened. But the setting now is a sign of how God can restore peace to places of unimaginable horror.

PRAYER
Loving Father, thank you that you are in the business of restoration – of peace and reconciliation. Thank you that nothing, and no-one, is too far gone that you cannot rescue and restore and bring peace, hope and even prosperity where there was once none.

Adrian Butcher is director for communications for the Anglican Communion. www.anglicancommunion.org


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