Many thanks to all congregations within St John's who have answered the one question ‘Who Cares?’ survey in this first phase of ‘Listening’. We had a total of 240 responses from all of the congregations: The Light Factory, Revival Youth and Vision, 9am, 11am, Cafe Church and the Wednesday Congregation. All the anonymous responses have been collated into the central database and have been prayed for. In the coming months we will be looking to respond to some of the needs through sermons, talks and other avenues like ‘Freedom in Christ’. ‘ As the cards are anonymous, individual hurts cannot be answered specifically but Life Groups and Prayer Ministry are a means to take these hurts to God.
The 'Who Cares?' team will soon have a ‘Who Cares? Information Board' at the back of church, with current or planned teaching programmes within church, and outside organisations available to help people work through areas of hurt, struggle and challenge.
The main purpose of the ‘Who Cares?’ initiative is to ask people who do not come to church "What hurts the most?" We will soon be looking to engage with some connected communities and if there are any communities that you have a good connection with and would be able to use the ‘Who Cares?’ initiative to reach out to them, then please talk to Peter Plummer, who heads up the 'Who Cares?' team. Please remember that you will have to be able to tell people about the things that will be on offer to help them with their hurts.
We have already planned the following courses in response to the 'Who Cares?' initiative. This information will be regularly updated as and when new initiatives/courses are planned.
FREEDOM IN CHRIST
A further course may be planned later in 2018 - to be confirmed in due course.
THE PARENTING COURSE
On the 28th January 2018, we started the Paraclesis journey which is a study and daily reflections on biblical pastoral care within the body of Christ. To view a video on paraclesis, please click here.
On Sunday mornings (apart from the All Age Services) there will be a sermon on the subject and the Life-groups studies will be along the theme of the sermon series. If you are interested in joining a Life-group please contact Pat House, Life-group Co-ordinator.
If you are struggling with an area and are not a member of a St John's Life-group, we would highly recommend that you join one. Smaller groups encourage closer relationships and provide important opportunities for us to fulfil Christ's command to love and care for one another. These groups are places where questions can be asked and difficulties shared in an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality, a place where individuals can be cared for and encouraged in their relationship with God.At St John's these groups are called Life Groups, they usually occur in people’s homes, and consist of about 8-12 people. For further details on Life-groups, please contact the Life-group Co-ordinator, Pat House.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AT ST JOHN'S
One way to feel connected and enjoy fellowship, is to serve in a team at St John's. God has given each of us gifts to use and when we join together in serving, we will not only bless others but it will bless us too, as we fellowship with one another and contribute in developing a healthy church (Ephesians 4: 1-16).
If you would like further information or would like to help with a particular serving opportunity, please contact the church office on 01394 383162 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Training will be provided for some areas of service. Please click here to view the various ways in which you can serve at St John’s.
A time of fellowship each month - everyone is welcome!
St John's Mens Group
Other ways of connecting with one another:-
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for further information
St John's Sizewell Holiday 2018
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for further information
Holiday at Home 2018
. This year will be our ninth year of holding Holiday at Home at St John's. The Holiday at Home will take place during week: Monday 11th June to Sunday 17th June. This is a wonderful way to spend time with church family members and get to know each other in a relaxed environment. For further information please click here
New Wine 2018
- In 2017 over 50 members of St John's went to New Wine (week 1). This year we hope more members of St John's will join us for a week of discipleship, worship and fellowship. The dates are Saturday 28th July - Friday 3rd August - for further information, please click here.
- the group meets in a local home or the old vicarage, usually on the third Monday evening of the month to explore contemporary issues of concern to Christians. Please click here
for further information.
- a Christian friendship group to help people feel connected. If you are interested in becomming a member, please contact Liz Brockbank or click here
for further details of their programme.