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Alpha is an informal way to find out about Christian faith and ask questions
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to discuss the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.
Our next course will run from 28th January to 21st March 2020
Alpha doesn’t assume any background or belief in Christianity. Everyone is welcome. Contact the Parish Office: 0151 342 3471 or email@example.com for details.
We welcomed our guest speaker Revd. Cris Rogers, Vicar of All Hallows, Bow, author of the prayer resource material for Spring Harvest
and an avid Star Wars fan.
You can listen to Cris again here:
Encounter: Access to God – Revd Martin Cannam
4 Seeking the Lord – Revd Martin Cannam
We continue to hold Jacky in prayer as she responds to God’s call to move into a new role as Chaplain to the historic St. John’s Foundation in Bath.
‘Thank you & Farewell’
There will be a special evening to say ‘thank you’ and ‘fare-well’ on Saturday, 7th December in Heswall Hall with a live band, dancing, buffet and a licensed bar.
Jacky’s final services will be at Encounter on 8 December and The Church of the Good Shepherd on Sunday morning, 15th December. Please book these dates to celebrate with Jacky, support her, and send her with the Lord’s and our blessing.
Revd Lyn Weston is moving on to pastures new. In this short video she shares some of her thoughts on the highlights and the challenges. Lyn is taking up an exciting new role nationally as Director of Church of England Relationships with LICC (London Institute of Contemporary Christianity).
We believe in the power of prayer and thanksgiving. In St Peter’s
Centre and the Church of the Good Shepherd Church, we have placed
prayer boxes and prayer/praise cards. Prayer request cards allow you
to fill out your requests anonymously or share with others to pray together. Praise report cards allows you an opportunity to thank God for answered prayers, His provision, His faithfulness or share a testimony
of His unfailing love.
Whatever else you’re planning to read this summer, can we encourage you to get hold of a copy of Pete Grieg’s “How to Pray”; read it in the garden, by the pool… wherever. Holidays are traditionally holydays; invest in your spiritual life with this great read!
The Lighthouse Church is nearing its target, Revd. Martin Cannam gives us the latest news…..
… the team has left Heswall for Uganda…. Please pray for them
During their trip to Uganda you can keep in touch with their blog posts here. They left on July 12th, 2019 for three weeks. There are three teams of 12 people including leaders and there is also a medical team who will be running rural clinics with our Ugandan friends.
The teams will each spend one week at each school. They will learn about Ugandan traditions, way of life and culture. They will deliver lessons and play with children, visit them in their homes and provide mattresses etc to needy people.
They will continue previous projects such as putting up mosquito nets to stop malaria. Teaching about dental care and teaching girls how to make re-useable sanitary pads as without them they exclude themselves from school.
Now projects include recycling waste, composting of biodegradable material, recycling charcoal dust by making brickets, recycling plastics and reducing their use and how to make a solar cooker out of cardboard and tin foil.
Please pray for the leaders and youth team as they prepare for the trip to Uganda this summer.
We are collecting the following items for the Rock of Joy Trust. Please leave any donations at the back of Church:
– Good quality children’s shoes, trainers and clothing.
– Girls briefs – all sizes for 9 – 16 years old
– Craft materials such as children’s scissors, glue
sticks, sellotape, string, crayons and pens.
– Toothbrushes (child and adult size).
– Fully functioning laptops
– Financial donations to fund the purchase for our
Mosquito net project – cheques to ‘Heswall PCC /YF
Uganda’ (Please see forms at the back of Church
for gift aid declaration).
Thank you for your support, Christine Blair