HAMMERSMITH CONGREGATION – CHURCH IN HYDE PARK THIS SUNDAY!
We are gearing up for an amazing Church gathering & water baptisms Sunday in Hyde Park! 
The weather forecast for Sunday promises sun, a vast amount of ice cream is ordered and more than 10 people are getting ready for their baptisms – so please do join us for this church service with a difference on this special Pentecost Sunday!
Plan for the day
Please arrive for an 11.00 start – we will be in an open space between the Lido Cafe and the Princess Diana Memorial in Hyde Park.
We’ll give you instructions on arrival about how this service with a difference will run from 11 – 12, followed by a picnic, and the baptisms in the Lido swimming area at around 12.30.
Children will be with their families most of the time, but have their own program during the small group session. We will organise a few sport games (soccer, frisbee, etc) after the baptisms, so if you’re keen please stick around!
If you would like to get baptised on short notice please contact Dan. Need some inspiration? See our baptismteaching from a boat on location here, and a previous baptism here
Picnic
In between the service and the baptism we will have a picnic. Please bring something to eat (for yourself and maybe a little extra for those among us that might forget) and something to sit on.How to get there
To find us, enter Hyde Park (some of us will stand at the entrance in visible Every Nation London shirts or jumpers to help you find the way) and walk along the south bank of the Serpentine. Head west from Knightsbridge end or east from Alexandra Gate end. We will be on the free space between the Lido cafe and the Diana Memorial.

Parking: Pay and display in park, or free street parking around Queens Gate and Kensington Gore (20 min walk). Please check signs and restrictions carefully!
Tube: closest station is Knightsbridge (8 min walk), or South Kensington
Bus: stop anywhere between Royal Albert Hall and Knightsbridge

Details
Venue: between Lido and Princess Diana Memorial
Start: 11:00
Lunch: 12:00
Baptisms: 12:30 (we will enter the Serpentine Lido together)
Hangout & Games: 13:00

What if the weather will be bad?
If, against all predictions, the weather turns out rainy on Sunday morning we will meet in our regular Sunday venue, but still go to the Lido for the baptisms after the service. Please watch our Facebook page for updates.

PS – we will not be taken up tithes and offerings on Sunday – you can give online here– thank you for your faithful and generous partnership!

We look forward to an amazing Sunday!

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This Sunday at our London Hammersmith congregation we have a special guest speaker with us!
As part of our “God, Government and You” series, we are privileged to have Matt Bird with us to speak on our “Making a Difference” role in society.

Who is Matt Bird?

Besides being a friend, is the founder of The Cinnamon Network in the UK, which has already helped over 3,500 local churches in the UK to run projects to help the people most at need in their communities. He is the founder and Chair of the Christian Funders’ Forum whose members grant more than £25million a year to Christian mission, and his charitable work building relational capital in communities has received commendations from successive British Governments and Prime Ministers.  Matt is also a businessman who has created Relationology a unique approach to helping businesses grow their top line through the power of relationships. He is an international keynote speaker, leadership consultant and author of the new book ‘Relationology: 101 Secrets to grow your business through the power of relationships’.
So, come and be inspired and envisioned this Sunday!

Missed the series so far? It’s seriously worth catching up to make sure that you view this world you are in as an ambassador of Jesus through the right lenses – Last weeks message called “ORDER, ORDER!” is here on video or audio

Belgium Breakthrough Offering
This is our final Sunday to raise the £5,000 – only about £1,000 to go!
AND: The Follow Course in Hammersmith – new course now added
Due to popular demand we have added another Follow One course to run in June, so the next two opportunities to do this four week course are now:
The next FOLLOW TWO starts on Monday 8 June – Register here.
Our first FOLLOW THREE will start on Monday 26 October, with a Follow Course Graduation on Sunday 29 November.

After a lot of hard work behind the scenes, driven by our German make-it-happen-man Julian Krause, we have launched a new website for Every Nation London today – hope you enjoy! Click away below… and don’t stay out there in cyberspace – we’d love to meet you at a gathering soon!

www.everynation.co.uk

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It’s General Election week in the UK!  In my devotion this morning I read how Jesus wept as He entered Jerusalem. What He saw moved Him to tears. When the Apostle Paul came to Athens, we read that “he was provoked in his spirit, because the city was given over to idols.” (Acts 17:16) What should we weep for, and be grieved about, in our nation?

Here’s an extract from a brilliant article by J John on “The cross and the ballot box” about what we “evangelicals” (= bible & Jesus believing people) should consider weeping about:

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Here’s the May Update sent out this week all those on our HAMMERSMITH CONGREGATION database. If you are part of this congregation, and didnt get this in your inbox, please let us have your details via a Get Connected Card at the Connection Centre on Sundays.If you are in Slough or Stratford congregation, please do the same there. 

We trust that May will be a brilliant breakthrough month for you! 

HAMMERSMITH CONGREGATION – MAY UPDATE

Wow, what a fantastic Super Sunday we had last week. The word and the worship were so powerful and impacting. If you missed it do listen to Trevor’s message about “Walking Free” here.  We also already raised half of the £5,000 for our “Belgium Breakthrough” offering last Sunday, and this week we will be giving £2,000 from our regular tithes and offerings to the Every Nation Nepal relief efforts – we have missionaries and a church there – see their story here. Thank you for your faithful giving.

We have also started our third Follow Course part 1 and are confident that this is really helping us advance our mission to Make Disciples. Do sign up for the next one running on the 4 Thursdays in August starting on the 6th – register here now for free if you would like to start your Follow adventure!

Also, our Summer Youth Camp leaders registration is open – if you are keen and able to be a world-changer this summer (3-7 August) mail Lydia at youth@everynation.co.uk for more information. 

It’s election month! 
May 7th is General Election day, and this is a crucial time for believers to be salt and light. God GovernemntWe encourage you to vote if you are registered, and even if you are not, to pray earnestly. Our prayer focus will be to join 1,000’s of believers for an hour of prayer outside the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday evening 6th May from 7 to – 8.15 – see here and stop over after work – it was an awesome experience 5 years ago!
This Sunday we start a short 3 week “God, Government & You” series. God has called you and us for His great purposes in this generation, and the goal of this series is to help us engage not just in the election, but as Kingdom citizens in all of life.

Church in Hyde Park & Water Baptisms on May 24th
On this Pentecost Sunday we won’t have our regular service, but meet next to the Lido in Hyde Park for a picnic and gathering with a difference. More details will follow, but for now please let your Connect Leader or a pastor know if you are wanting to get baptised in water on that day. If you need a bit of motivation see this short video from location (when I was much younger!).

Connect Groups
Our groups are now all up and running again after easter break, with some new options too. To see if there is an option for you please see our Connect Group finder, or speak to the Connection Team on Sunday. (New group running for 8 weeks in Chiswick from this coming Thursday, focusing on “Developing Healthy Relationship Skills”)

Love one another… so the world may know. 

Much love,
Wolfi, Ali, and the gang at Every Nation Hammersmith
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In less than a week’s time we will know who the UK’s next Prime Minister will be for the next 5 years. Does it matter that I vote on the 7th, or will it make no difference at all? Is God even interested in politics? Well yes, He certainly is, because politics is about people, and God is definitely into people. This Sunday in our Hammersmith congregation we start a 3 week series called “God, Government & You” – its not about influencing you on who to vote for, but rather on who and what to live for. You are in this city and nation in this generation for a greater purpose than you could imagine.

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Besides voting (even if you are not sure who for, DO IT) here are two more ways to engage: 

INFORM YOURSELF: Get some fresh perspective via this article by J John on “Why should Christians be involved in politics?” here. 

  • Also watch the SHOW UP video & campaign here 
  • Want to know what the different Political Parties are about – see here for a Christian perspective

PRAY: Join 1000’s of believers for an hour of “Flash-mob” prayer on Wed 6th from 7pm outside the Houses of Parliament. I went 5 years ago on the eve of the previous election and it was awesome – see more on 7:14 prayer here.  

2 Chronicles 7:14   Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

1 Timothy 2v1-6   I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Saviour, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For, there is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.

SHOW UP… and make a difference

Super Sunday

It’s the Every nation London SUPER SUNDAY this weekend!
This Sunday, our three congregations come together as one for an awesome service of celebration and empowering. We are privileged to have Trevor Botha, our church plant leader from Gent in Belgium, as our guest speaker. Against all odds, this church plant under Trevor & Yvette’s leadership is growing dynamically, and we are believing for a huge impartation and a release of fresh mission momentum in our church and your life.

  • Free light lunch for all:  We invite everyone to stay and connect for a while after the service where we will provide free sandwiches / wraps, drinks and crisps for all.
  • Students and Youth mixers: There will be separate gatherings for you over lunch
  • Summer Youth Camp volunteers: If you are interested in considering joining our team to lead this years summer youth camp 3-7 Aug, there will be a 20 minute briefing meeting from 1pm – if you come you will get a special dessert!

“Building in Belgium” offering at Super Sunday
We don’t often take up extra financial offerings except for our missions and church planting initiatives. But we believe that we have a unique opportunity to invest in the awesome work God is doing in Belgium at the moment. Our church there is bursting at the seams in its current venue, and we want to raise at least £5,000 to help them do a venue move that will position them for even greater fruitfulness in a land desperately in need of Jesus.  Please consider giving towards this over and above your regular giving to the ministry, and partner with us as we continue planting churches across Europe. You can also give online here (please indicate that the offering is for Belgium) or give on any of the Sundays in May towards this goal. Thank you for standing in faith for this breakthrough in Belgium!

Travel Information for Sunday:
For those planning to drive from the east, please note that the London marathon takes place on Sunday. Please make sure you check your routes.
For those driving from the west, the good news is that the Hammersmith flyover repairs have been completed and the will be open both ways this weekend!
Because something powerful happens when the church gets together in unity…
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