During our Sunday morning service, we are looking at the book of Philippians. Everyone is welcome! We would love to see you at church at 10:30am, and for a cup of tea afterwards.
You’ll notice it’s been a while since anything was updated here. There’s been a lot of changes this year, and the website was rather ignored in it all.
We’re still here though – currently looking for a new pastor, but not waiting for them to arrive before we do anything. We’ve got plans we’re working on and we’re determined that no-one gets left behind in the process.
We have the wonderful privilege of being joined by Malcolm Hathaway, who is officially retired, but helping us out with preaching and pastoral work, plus offering great advice, and leading a team who are running the church while we wait. As an Elim church, pastoral recruitment is done through our regional superintendant Simon Foster, and we’ve met with him and will continue to work together to find the right person. Fortunately, God already knows who that is, we’re just doing our bit until it becomes clear who that is.
We’re going to start putting the sermons back on the website as much as possible (some of this depends who’s running the PA desk on a Sunday). We picked it up this week on Elim Missions Sunday with a relevant message on a familiar story. If you missed it, please feel free to download and listen to it.
We are pleased to introduce our Christmas series for 2016. This year we will be working through some popular Christmas carols to see what they can teach us about the Christmas story.
All the services start at 10:30, except the our main presentation on 18th Dec which will start at 5:30 (pm!) and will be followed by our very popular hog roast. By now surely suitable to be called a Springbourne tradition.
It would be lovely to see you there for any of our services, but particularly for our nativity and carol evening on the 18th.
27th November – O Holy Night
4th December – O come all ye faithful
11th December – Away in a manger
18th December – Our main Christmas nativity with carol service
Do you know what I know at 5:30, followed by Hog Roast.
25th December – Emmanuel
1st January – There will not be a service on new years day.
On Sat 26th Nov we have our annual Free-2-U in the morning from 12-2pm. We’ll be giving away children’s clothes, nik-naks, toys, dvd’s and the like. It’s a bit like a jumble sale, but we don’t have the little 20p price labels. There’ll be tea & coffee as well, plus a chance to sit and chat if you like.
Please note there is a 1 bag per person rule, and no shopping trolleys please.
In the afternoon we are delighted to welcome Treehouse Theatre who will be putting on their production of ‘Never Never Land’ at 4pm. This is a free production suitable for primary school ages. Treehouse theatre put on their production in several schools in the town every year and it’s always a great success.
Please do put these events in your diary, it would be great to see you there.
We start our new Sunday morning series on 23rd Oct entitled ‘Power Up’. We will be looking at the miracles of Jesus, how they show us the power of God in action, and what that means for us in our lives 2000 years later.
23rd October – Power over disease
30th October – Power over the demonic
6th November – Power over the day to day (Family Service)
13th November – Power over disability
20th November – Power over death
On 2nd October we will be holding a harvest celebration service. At this time of year, when the harvest would traditionally be gathered in, we like to remember how God has provided for us over the last year. As part of this we encourage the children (& adults!) to bring some ‘harvest produce’ to give to those who have less than they do as part of their thanks. This year we have 2 aspects to this – fresh goods (fruit & veg) to make a display in the church as a symbolic gesture and to create the harvest display during the service, and a more practical set of goods suitable for giving to the Bournemouth Food Bank. Since the fresh goods cannot be given to the food bank, so they can be taken home or given away immediately after the harvest service.
Below you will find a list of items that the food bank can accept:
Urgently needed food items
- Tinned rice pudding
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned meat
- Soup (tinned or packet)
Our shopping list
- Breakfast cereals
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned vegetables
- Packet of biscuits
- Tea bags
- Instant coffee
- Long life fruit juice
- Milk (UHT / powdered)
- Pasta sauce
- Crisps / snacks