This is the APRIL Update emailed out to our Hammersmith congregation this week. For other congregation calendars see here.
HAMMERSMITH CONGREGATION APRIL UPDATE
Spring is (nearly) in the air, and we have many reasons to be encouraged by much of what’s happening in church life. I do trust that you too will personally experience God’s love and life in this season in a fresh new way.
We had a truly super Super Sunday with all our congregations together.
We prayed over our new Belfast church plant leaders, and to date we have raised over £3,000 for the A21 campaign! We also sent out our Marseille mission team who are there this week and we are hearing some great reports from them. On the local front, the mum’s & daughters tea party was also a huge success with over 50 moms attending in a local community hall. We are also hearing some very encouraging testimonies from our Connect Groups (There’s one for you too!)
Coming up in April:
SUNDAYS: This Sunday we launch a 4 week preaching series called “Re-DIGGing the wells”– which follows the Super Sunday message (Watch here if you missed it) on the 4 areas we believe are critical for us to guard in order to experience the fullness of God in this season. Don’t come expecting the ordinary this week!
- Sun 6 – Boat Race Barbeque, 4.30pm – details announced this Sunday.
- Mon 7 – “Dynamic Discipleship” teaching night – a great opportunity to get a full dose on discipleship in one evening!
- Wed 9 – Prayer Evening for the A21 Campaign, 7pm at the office
- Sat 12 – We present an Easter Community event in Normand Park. 2-4pm
- Fri 18 – Churches Together Easter Friday outreach service in Kings Mall, meet 11am at St Paul’s Hammersmith.
- Sat 26 – ENjoy social hike! Details here.
- Sat 26 – Part 2 of the Marriage Preparation Course (11 couples attending!)
- Mon 28 – Bible Teaching Nights start with “Jesus in Genesis” – definitely a must-do subject! All welcome.
And coming up in May:
- Sun 4 – Special guest speaker, pastor Russ Austin
- Fri 9- Sun 11 – Belfast Church Plant Prayer mission
- Sat 17 – “The Gift of Prophecy” seminar & ministry, by pastor Jim Critcher, 09.30 – 12.30
- 20-23 – Europe Leadership Summit, Krakow. Details here
Finally, a reminder of the WHY we do what we do, from the Super Sunday message:
“We make disciples and we make a difference because we have a vision to change the world to the glory of Jesus, because we believe that only changed people will change their world. On campus, in community, and in the nations through church planting.”
Thank you for sharing this God-adventure with us through your prayers, involvement and generous giving. Again I pray that you would Re-DIGG any wells that the enemy has closed up in your life, and that you would experience more of the fullness of all that is yours in Christ in this next season.
Rich blessings, Wolfi, Ali & the gang and Every Nation