St John's News

There is always plenty going on at St John's and this page is a great way to keep up to date with the latest news and notices from Clive and the Church Office.

                                                          

Message from the Office 

Please note that the office will be closed from Monday 26 August - Friday 30 August

The answerphone will be manned during office closure and any urgent messages will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Thank you!

Gateway Games Cafe

2019-08-05 Gateway Cafe Closed 

 

The Marriage Course - Starting September 2019 

 2019-07-22 Marriage Course for
A new course starts on Wednesday, September 18th.

The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. The course allows couples time and space to talk together in a relaxed atmosphere. It helps couples learn to communicate more effectively and resolve differences well. 

The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but we welcome all couples, married or living together, from a church background or not.
For more details please click on the link below to look at our page on the Church website or contact Amanda Clayton at: marriage@stjohnswoodbridge.org.uk

 https://www.stjohnswoodbridge.org.uk/Groups/293637/The_Marriage_Course.aspx  

 

The Future of the Church 

Gerard Kelly says ‘Youth ministry is not only about young people, it is about the future of the Church; about the transition of a faith that, without radical change, will die with the current generation (Church Actually: Rediscovering the Brilliance of God’s Plan).  Another person stated ‘Young people are the Church of today and the hope for tomorrow.’  In order for this transition to continue in St John’s there is a need for a couple more helpers for Revival Youth on a Sunday morning and Friday evening.  All material for Sunday morning is provided.  The main task for both activities is to draw alongside the young people and to get to know them.  Regular commitment is required so that people can build relationships but if there are enough volunteers opportunities for time off can take place (people don’t have to commit to both Sunday and Friday).  In 2018, five leaders stepped down and there has only been one new volunteer.  There is also need for one more helper in Wildfire (5-11 years old).  For more information about how to get involved and for Safeguarding procedures please speak to Andy Williams for Revival Youth and Clare Johnston for Wildfire, but please give it prayerful consideration of how you can help pass the faith on to the next generation.

Vicar's News 

There's lots going on in St John's, to hear all about it fresh of the press, please read the Vicars Newsletter - click here. 

         

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Bring and Share Lunch - Summer Break 

Church Bring & Share lunches will be taking a summer break for the months of August/September.  Our first autumn lunch will be held after the morning service on Sunday 6th October.  A big thank-you to everyone who shares in this opportunity for food and fellowship within our Church Family.
 

Bereavement Support Group 

2019-07-22 Bereavement Support

 

The Hub Community Cafe 

 2019-07-02 The Hub Community C

Life Groups 

Life Groups are an important part of Church life; meeting together on a regular basis, usually in someone's home.  Being part of a life group enables you to build strong relationships to support and encourage each other through life and in your walk with God. It is also a place to delve deeper into God's word through studying the bible and praying together.

There are Life Groups available on different days of the week, during the day and also in the evening.  Our aim is to make life groups accessible to all members of the Church.

If you would like to be part of a Life group or would just like to know a bit more about it please contact Pat House via the Church Office.