We are continuing to explore how we worship God together on a Sunday morning, and the different roles within the worship team that will enable this to flourish. From September to Christmas we will have musicians and instruments to help lead our sung worship most Sundays, and different bands will be exploring different styles whilst maintaining space for words and pictures, prayer and songs brought from the congregation. The worship review group (Jo, Lyndsay, Martin, Mirren and Susie) will continue to meet first Sunday of each month, so please do be feeding back to them your sense of how God is leading us, and practically what you feel is working and what isn’t.
New Youth Worker
CNC have joined forces with Youth for Christ and the South Cheltenham Team to employ a new youth worker. Hanna Stürcken starts work on 1st September and be working 10 hours a week for CNC mainly focused on the midweek Rock and NextGen groups plus occasional Sundays. Hanna has moved to Cheltenham from Cambridge to take up this job and can be contacted by email: . She will visit CNC for the first time on 16th September.
Ashley is currently signed off sick until 20th September as he recovers from his operation. Please continue to pray for him, Alex, Bryony, Ben and Zach.
to the Connect networks that helped lead services during July and August. It has been wonderful to see so many people contributing and there have been lots of great things coming out of the services to reflect on.
Also to the Tuckers, Tallents, Plants and Powers for hosting CNC socials over the summer. Much fun was had (even if football didn’t come home!).
Fruitfulness on the Frontline
We will be using this resource from London Institute of Contemporary Christianity on Sunday mornings for adults and kids and in many of the Connect networks throughout the autumn. If you would like to read more about it or download resources, please go to: www.licc.org.uk
Mega Messy Church on Sunday 16th September 2pm – 5pm
At Viney Hill Christian Activity Centre, Lydney, GL15 4NA
A fun and exciting afternoon for leaders, children and parents. Enjoy activities with your toddlers whilst older children are guided as they discover great facilities and enjoy other Messy Church activities. Cost: Free. To book, please go to: www.gloucester.anglican.org/event/mega-messy-church/.
Prayer walk on Saturday 22nd September from 11am for an hour
All welcome. We will walk from Sardar’s café in Warden Hill, so please come earlier if you fancy a hot drink before we set off.
Youth Weekend October 19th – 21st 2018
At the Pioneer Centre, Kidderminster run by Paul Bennett from Youth for Christ. He is taking a group from CNC and the other South Cheltenham Team Churches to the YFC Evangelism Weekend in Kidderminster. It’s a great venue offering loads of fun as well as great worship, teaching and an opportunity to hang out together. Please let Michelle know if you want to go.