So this is my last monthly notes before I move on and I have to begin with a huge thank you. For the incredibly generous gift you gave to Alex and me on Friday, for the prayers and good-wishes, and for the near
decade of friendship and fellowship, thank you.
Now it is time to think about the future. What will CNC be like in five years’ time? What are the dreams you are holding on to, what are the prayers you have been praying, what is God saying to you? CNC is an
amazing family of Christians, a wonderful loving faith community, but going forward it must be more than that. It is time to look out and ask if the church is committed to ministry in South Cheltenham? And if you are
then what opportunities are there for new ways that CNC can demonstrate the transforming love of God, and the gospel of the kingdom of Jesus. These are the questions you now have to answer before you can think about the kind of leader you might want in the future.
I am excited for what God has in store for CNC and will be praying,
from not too far away, that he makes clear the way and pours out his
Spirit upon you. With all my love in Christ. Ash xx
Tuesday 9th April from 7.30pm at URC – all ages and abilities,
musicians and singers, are invited to the first of three worship
gatherings for everyone currently involved in Sunday morning worship,
or who are interested in the future possibility. Mirren will be leading
this first gathering, so bring your instruments and voices!
Saturday 6th April 6-8pm at St Christopher’s – x:site event for 7-11 year olds
Friday 19th April 10am at URC – reflective service for Good Friday led by Jo
Thursday 25th April from 7.30-9pm at the URC – training evening for anyone
who is interested in learning more about how to produce creative prayer spaces.
All are welcome. It will be an interactive evening, and hopefully good ideas – God
ideas even! – will emerge to plan the prayer space for the Fun day, and inspire
other ways to engage with prayer.
Saturday 27th April – prayer walk in Warden Hill – hot drinks at Sardar’s from
10.30am, walk at 11 for an hour.
Reminder that this year’s Family Fun Day in Warden Hill will be on Saturday
8th June from 11am-2.30pm, if you can help out in any way with prayer, leaflet
delivering or with activities on the day please give your details to Shelly Tucker.
Also we are planning to invite all at the Family Fun Day to a special service on
Father’s Day, 16th June. Please pray for this seeker friendly service.
Volunteers for Diocese tent at the Jazz and Science Festivals
Following on from the success of the Family Tent at the Literature Festival last
year, the diocese are hosting a ‘Chatterbox’ tent at the Jazz Festival 4-6 May and
Science Festival 4-9 June. Volunteers needed to help children and young people
with art and craft and to engage parents and carers in conversation. Email Lucy
Taylor for more information firstname.lastname@example.org