Well, it’s August and while God doesn’t take a holiday, a lot of his workers do, so we trim our timetable down a little during the summer to allow people to recover from the rest of the year. Just in case anyone comes looking, here is our summer schedule for this year.
- Sunday morning services will continue as usual (10:30) – there is no Splash/Bubbles for the kids, but we have something ‘easy preparation’ for them (OK, so it’s a Story Keepers DVD and some colouring/puzzles!) so they don’t have to sit through the adult sermon.
- There will be no evening services during August.
- Wed prayer meetings will continue as usual.
- Mums & Toddlers will continue on a Friday morning except 26th Aug and 2nd Sept.
- JAM and the Edge on Friday have finished until 9th Sept. If you want to book someone in for JAM next year (expanding the age range again means we may be too full to just take anyone who turns up on the night) please use the contact form.
There’s still a couple of weeks of JAM & the Edge left – they finish on the 22nd July (JAM have a trip to the park, if the weather is good). We’re letting the leaders have a well deserved summer break then, but both will be back again in September.
In September, we will be extending the age range for JAM to include anyone in primary school, to fill the gap between JAM and the Edge. This to mean we may actually be reach our limit of those attending, so we’re going to be giving priority to those already in JAM (or brothers and sisters if they’re coming into the new age range), and then to those who register in advance.
If you want to register, please pick up a form on a friday night, or contact us to get hold of one.
Guest Seaker: Andy Croft (Soul Survivor)
Tickets £2 each (youth leaders go free)
To book ring 01202349126 or 07577551619
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a new promo Edge video thanks to Jules.
It’s on The Edge page, but since I know you lot ain’t going to bother going to look it up, there’s a small version here.
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Click on the Vimeo logo to show it full size.
Well, summer is here at last, you can tell as it’s been raining today. I thought it best to let everyone know what the summer schedule is this year:
Sunday services will be 10:30 as usual in the morning, but will only last about an hour. There will be no sunday school, but the younger children (primary school, or thereabouts) will have somewhere supervised to go during the preach with a drink and games or a video etc.
There won’t be any Sunday evening services during the rest of July or Aug. With the numbers having been fairly low the last few months and traditionally dropping over the summer, we thought it best to give those who spend the effort putting them together a rest. We’ll look at putting a more programmed schedule in for the autumn to hopefully encourage people to come along.
The Edge finished last Fri Update: I’ve just been told that apparently there’s something this Fri for the Edge – maybe a sleepover
JAM finishes tomorrow (22nd) with ice cream and ‘sports day’.
Mums & Toddlers will continue for the summer, with probably a week off at the end of Aug to allow the car park temporary toilets to be removed etc.
Wednesday prayer meetings will continue as usual.
House groups I confess to being unsure about. A lot of the Southbourne gang are having babies, so we’re taking a break. Check with the leaders for the other groups.
The website will continue, but might not get a sermon update every week. I’ll post those that have something recordable (I expect a few may be more visual/interactive which doesn’t really work on mp3, and I’m not up to video every week).
We are pleased to announce that our new club ‘The Edge’ is opening it’s doors this week.
The Edge is a club for the youth (11-18’s) of the church and surrounding area to come and unwind at the end of a long week. Running on fridays from 7.30-9pm it’s an opportunity to come and play games, build friendships, relax and learn about God in a safe environment.
It costs £1 a week per person which covers costs and a tuck shop is also available at very nominal prices.