All are welcome at our FRIENDSHIP CLUB tomorrow, Friday 13 September. Bring your family and friends along for tea and eats, while you enjoy a floral demonstration.
We are so grateful for all the wonderful food that we have already received for our Harvest Festival services this Sunday – THANK YOU! But please do keep the donations coming in so that we can provide nutritious food boxes for many families and organisations in need.
At the moment we are receiving non-perishable items and then on Friday 13 September we will gladly receive all the fresh fruit and veg.
Reverend Peter Crundwell will be presenting a new 5-week course, FOUR VIEWS ON HELL, starting next Thursday 8 August at 9am.
For the first week the course will take place in the church and thereafter meeting each Thursday in the hall.
Anyone who would like to attend, kindly leave your name on the clipboard on the hospitality table outside the church after Sunday services or contact the office.
Herewith a brief outline of the course:
Down through the centuries Christians have always had a variety of ways of understanding the idea of hell. In this course we will be looking at four of these views and sharing our own thoughts on this important matter.
8 August THE LITERAL VIEW. Hell is literal, painful, everlasting punishment for the unbeliever.
15 August THE METAPHORICAL VIEW. The pictures of hell are not taken literally but as symbolic of God’s final judgement on unbelief.
22 August THE PURGATORIAL VIEW. Hell is seen as a cleansing experience when sins are judged, and punishment inflicted. Many are restored to a place of grace.
29 August THE CONDITIONAL VIEW. This view lessens the severity and extent of hell. Hell is either temporary or redemptive with the wicked being redeemed and restored.
5 September FINAL DISCUSSION and a few other views.
Would you like to join one of our many Life Groups for weekly fellowship and Bible study? We have Life Groups that meet on every day of the week at a variety of times throughout the day, as well as some evening groups. If you’re interested in joining a Life Group please contact the office or leave your details on the clipboard on the hospitality table after Sunday services.
As you may be aware, our church suffered a terrible loss on the night of Sunday 7 July, when the contents of our sound desk at the back of the church were stolen, including the sound desk, microphones, computer, monitors and associated equipment. Although we are insured, there will be a substantial shortfall on this equipment that we will have to pay. As a result of this burglary we are also in the process of upgrading security in and around the church. This is impacting our finances heavily. We have set up a BURGLARY FUND and we would be so grateful for donations to assist us with replacing this vital equipment and upgrading our security.