Events This Week:
Monday 27th July: CAMEO meet at 10.30am
Wednesday 29th July: Ladies’ Bible study meets at 10.30am in the church.
Thursday 30th July: Home groups meet at 7.30 pm
* Sunday Mornings during August: During our break from Luke’s Gospel we will look at some challenging questions:
Aug 2nd: ‘Isn’t being good, good enough?’
Aug 9th: ‘Do we really have to go to church?’
Aug 16th: ‘Is God schizophrenic?’
Aug 23rd: Baptismal Service
Aug 30th: ‘Christianity causes trouble’
Here is another opportunity to invite friends and family to Trinity.
*Home Groups summer break: This Thursday will be the last Home Group meeting until September. However, we will be meeting at the church each Thursday when we will firstly be looking at the ‘Christianity Explored’ course and then for the following Thursdays of August be enjoying together an interactive series entitled ‘Gospel Shaped Worship’. Do aim to come to these meetings, even if Church Nights have not been on your calendar before.
Church BBQ: Please put in your diary that there will be a Church BBQ at Ollie and Charlotte Burgess’ home on Saturday 8th August.
*Accommodation required: Ramona, the Romanian Christian who has been with us for a few weeks, will begin a new job in High Halden in August. She was wondering whether there is anyone at Trinity who could give her accommodation? It would need to be accessible to her work as she does not have her own transport. She will pay rent and basically look after herself as much as possible. If you think you might be able to help please speak to Peter.
*Sports Reach: Soccer and netball training from 12th to 16th August at Sandhurst Baptist Church for ages 7-16yrs (9-13yrs for netball) Cost is £25. There are leaflets available on the table and for more information speak to Judith Pickford.
*Baptisms: On August 23rd three of our younger people will be baptised, Jasmine Haghi, Emily Hocking and Megan Oliver. If you are thinking seriously about baptism do please speak to Peter about this important subject.
*Gideons: Many people will be familiar with “Gideons International” who have for many years distributed Bibles to schools, hospitals, hotels and prisons. If you are interested in being involved in this great work they are holding a dinner on the 17th September for people who may want to be involved in the future. Please speak to Peter, if you are even vaguely interested, for more information.
*Grace Baptist Mission Annual Mission Day: Saturday 24th October 2015 at Solihull. We can send up to 4 delegates and John and Marion McDonald will be going. If anyone else would like to go they have 2 /3 seats available.
*Christian Institute: There are copies of the Christian Institute Summer Newsletter available. This gives an overview of issues around the nation which affect our Christian freedom.
*10ofthose: Trinity is now linked with the Christian book shop “10ofthose”.
Click the image below to view the recommended books:
This is an excellent resource for purchasing Christian books at a discounted rate and their catalogue is extensive. You can access the site from our web page. When you enter the site from our web page, you will find a number of books I have recommended as being particularly relevant to us here at Trinity. Peter.
*Pastoral Care: Robin and Christine Powell have taken over the leadership of the “Pastoral Team.” It would help them enormously if those who have received a letter from them reply with the necessary information as soon as possible. Also, it is important that they are informed of anyone who needs a visit or specific help. Serious needs should be passed to the Elders when appropriate. Do not assume that needs are known by the Eldership or the Pastoral Team.
*Cry in the Dark: If anyone is interested in going to Romania next year to work with ‘cry in the dark’ please speak to Ian Oliver.
*Parking: We have been asked by our neighbours that we try to avoid parking on the corners of the streets near to the church for safety reasons. Tracy DeGrange has said we can park in the car park opposite the church as the residents do not use this car parking space a great deal.
*Sam Wiles is back with us at the moment. He is waiting for a work visa for his job in China. Please pray that this matter would be resolved soon.
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS……….Bookstall:
‘What’s so Amazing about Grace’ by Philip Yancey – This is a modern day classic which all Christians would benefit from reading. We often speak of ‘grace’, but do we understand it? More importantly do we truly believe it? Yancey takes a close look at grace and explains why only Christians can reveal God’s amazing grace to a world so in need of it. £9.99 now £8.50.
‘The Hole in our Holiness’ by Kevin DeYoung – ‘The hole in our holiness is that we don’t seem to care much about holiness. DeYoung says ‘the problem is clear: too few Christians look like Christ and too many don’t seem all that concerned about it’ This is a book for those who are ready to take holiness seriously. £9.99 now £7.99.
‘The Everyday Gospel’ – a theology of washing the dishes’ by Tim Chester – It can sometimes be difficult to see the connection between Sunday worship and Monday morning’s grind……so how can our relationship with Jesus impact how we live and serve in our lives. £2.99.
‘Honest Evangelism’ by Rico Tice – Short, clear, realistic and humorous, this book will challenge you to be honest in your conversations about Jesus and thrill you with the knowledge that God can use ordinary people to change the eternal destinies of others.
* Homewood School: There is a prayer meeting for Homewood School and its Christian Schools Worker, Nathan Wilson on the first Thursday of each month at 1.30 – 2.30pm at the school.
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Next Sunday (2nd August 2015):
AM Message: Peter Mawson
Message: ‘Isn’t being good, good enough?’
PM Message: Peter Mawson
Message from: Psalm 1