Bulletin 23.11.2014 - Calvary Christian Fellowship

Welcome
to
Calvary
Christian
Fellowship
and our
BULLETIN for
Sunday, 23rd November 2014
This morning, Graham Hooke will continue
our current teaching series, which is entitled
REVELATION
We will be looking at the book of Revelation,
chapter 3: 1-13 and Graham’s title today is:
Dead or Alive?
We hope you
enjoy your time
with us today
and will stay for
a brew and a
chat at the end.
Calvary Christian
Fellowship is
a registered
Fair Trade Church.
Chris Hebson will lead us through our songs
of worship.
Refreshments will be available after the service,
to which everyone is warmly invited.
An opportunity for prayer will be made available, for
anyone who wishes, towards the end of the service.
Today’s talk will be recorded on CD and can be
purchased for 50p, at the end of the service, from the
desk at the back of the hall. Talks from previous
Sundays can also be ordered here.
Making disciples – people who love God and love others.
This week with CCF…
Sun 23rd
Wed 26th
Thurs 27th
Frid 28th
Sat 29th
Sun 30th
10.30
14.30
19.00
09.30
19.30
19.30
10.00
10.00
13.30
19.30
10.00
18.00
19.15
19.30
08.00
19.30
10.30
13.30
17.00
TRANSFORM: Graham Hooke (Revelation 3: 1-13)
Leading: Chris Hebson
M2E Afternoon Service
HEALING SERVICE – see inside bulletin for details
Jolly Tots
Foodbank Meeting
Mercy People
CAP Discover
CAP Release (session 4 of 9)
CAP Money Course (session 2 of 3)
Musicians and Dance & Drama meet
CAP Job Club
Surf
YOUth
Trustees’ Meeting
Men’s Breakfast No.5
Mercy People Charity Concert @ CCF
TRANSFORM: Paul Jackson
Leading: Ian Williams
Jacob’s Join after the service for Kev, Michaela & Sinah Duffell
Ripples
5-2-7
Many small groups meet during the week. For details, see the postcards, which can be found in front of the
PA desk, then contact the appropriate group leader.
Looking Ahead…and What’s New
DECEMBER
Sat 6th
Sun 7th
10.00
10.30
Sun 14th
10.30
Creative Community
TRANSFORM: Graham Hooke (Revelation)
Leading: Chris Hebson
EVERY GENERATION: TBC
Special guests: Children of Lostock Hall Community Primary School
th
Sat 20
Sun 21st
th
Thur 25
Sun 28th
15.00
10.30
14.30
10.30
10.30
Leading: Ruth Hooke
SPLAT! Christmassy Messy Church
EVERY GENERATION CAROL SERVICE: Graham Hooke
Leading: Ruth Hooke
M2E Afternoon Christmas Service
Christmas Day Service (short family service ~45mins)
SHALOM: George Thomas
Leading: Paul Jackson and Ian Williams
BEST AND WORST
AND EVERYTHING INBETWEEN
For the joys and for the sorrows; the best and worst of times...for this we have
Jesus...and we also have each other! Praise God!
A ROLE MODEL
Sadly, my great Aunty Mildred died this week but, happily, is having a reunion
with her family in heaven! She was an inspiration and a help to me by loving me,
teaching me how to reach and take an interest in people, modelling dignity, and
showing me that resilience and humour is much better than despair.
She did all this into her 90s and right up to the end. A role model.
Angie Richardson
Got something to share?
Let Karen Whaite have your contribution to Best & Worst by
Wednesday 7pm, latest. See back of bulletin for contact details.
KEV DUFFELL IS BACK!! Well, for a little while…..
Kev, Michaela & Sinah are enjoying a short break back here with
family and so, before they head back home, there’ll be a
Jacob’s Join , here at CCF,
Sunday 30th November – straight after the service
Let’s give them a great send off as they return home to Germany
after their short stay in the UK!
Please bring your food contribution along to the morning service
and leave in the kitchen for setting out after the service.
Thank you!
We hope this will be a special time for the family!
So far, a very small team will be decorating our church
on Monday 8th December from 6pm-9pm. If you could
help, please speak to Graham Hooke or Karen Whaite.
Here’s hoping…..! ☺
Thanks!
Food For LIFE
Daniel 7: 9-10
9
(Psalm 126:6)
Let’s PRAY for…
The peace of
Jersusalem
As I looked, thrones were set in place,
and the Ancient of Days took his seat.
His clothing was as white as snow; the
hair of his head was white like wool.
His throne was flaming with fire, and its
wheels were all ablaze. 10A river of fire
was flowing, coming out from before
him. Thousands upon thousands
attended him; ten thousand times ten
thousand stood before him. The court
was seated, and the books were
opened.
HEALING SERVICE – ‘ LOL ’
TONIGHT, 23rd November, 7.00pm
We’d like to invite you to the Healing Service tonight.
It’s called ‘ LOL’
(stands for ‘Laugh Out Loud’ and ‘Lots Of Love’).
The service will run from 7.00pm to 8.15pm
with refreshments served from 6.45pm.
There’ll be times of laughter, peace, prayer,
worship, healing and knowing God’s love.
George & Joan Thomas, Derek Buckley,
Grahame & Barbara Treasure
and Kev & Mel Hollaway
Support group for survivors of child sexual abuse
At the end of June I preached about drawing close to God. Included was a testimony of
forgiveness following childhood sexual abuse. There have since been numerous
conversations from people asking for a way to get together with other survivors. Mary
Wilson and myself would like to meet with survivors with a view to forming a
confidential support group starting in January. If you would like to be a part of this or to
discuss this further, please contact:
Bev Redman - 07864 777763 [email protected]
Mary Wilson - 07462 753737 [email protected]
MORSAGES
Jewellery with
something
to say!
Proceeds to
Just a note to say that the
Morsages jewellery stall
will be held on the
7th & 14th December.
All the profit from sales goes to the
Good Rock Foundation,
which is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned or abandoned
children and young people in China - some of whom have special needs and
most of whom have little hope of being adopted due to the severe nature
of their conditions.
Please consider supporting the stall when thinking about Christmas gifts.
Thank you!
Come and have a great family night out
@ Calvary Christian Fellowship
Ward Street, Lostock Hall, PR5 5HR
go to the 3 charities
that Mercy People supports:
Bulabakulu Children’s Village – Uganda
Home of Hope – India
International Justice Mission
£5.00 each
£12.00 per family
To reserve tickets call 01772 313438
It was great to see so many of you at our CAP Sunday Service last week.
We shared about Jesus prioritising the poor and God rebuilding, restoring and
renewing those of us already within the church and also rebuilding, restoring and
renewing those not yet part of God’s Kingdom.
We want you to be involved in our CAP centre as much as possible.
Here are a few suggestions of how you can be involved….
DONATE FOOD for our Christmas hampers. There are leaflets letting you know
which food we would like, by the example hamper at the back of church. Food
needs to be in church by the end of November. Please see Rebecca or Mary for
more information.
COME ON VISITS meet our clients and support them as they work their way out
of debt and hopefully into God's family.
HELP AT OUR DROP IN, welcome clients, brew up, pray and share with clients
and other volunteers.
ORGANISE OUR FOOD PARCELS. We have a green bin that fills up with food
every week and we would love some help in sorting it and boxing up parcels for
us to take and bless our clients with. This can/will be an offshoot of our food
bank in the short/medium term.
HELP OUT AT ONE OF OUR CHRISTMAS CLIENT EVENTS.
PRAY FOR US.
and many more!
At the end of the service Derrick Bannister
gave me the following, which God had put
into his mind during the time of quiet.
God wants us to be
Compassionate And Practical
To
Come And Participate
So that
Christ And his People
Can fulfil his mission
There is a form inside this bulletin that you can fill in to indicate how
you are able to be involved. Please complete and return it to either
of us.
Thanks!
Jill Jackson and Sarah Downie
Opportunity
Adventure
Have you ever
wanted to explore, inspire,
teach, reach-out,
connect, share, grow
and disciple
yourself
and others?
Every 2 weeks, during the main
service teaching, a grou of young
people, 14+, meet over coffee to
do just that!
….And we are looking for people to
help lead, inspire, teach and share
with them.
If this would interest you, or you
know someone who is up for an
adventure of discipleship, please
speak to LJ or email:
[email protected]
MEN‘S
BREAKFAST
No. 5
Saturday
29th November
8am @ CCF
For food, friendship
and time to chat.
With guest speaker:
David Hamilton
Enjoy a full English breakfast or
a Continental option (just let us
know which), and then we’ll
hear from David Hamilton, who
was once a member of the
Ulster Volunteer Force.
Names to Ian Shepherd:
Mobile: 07599196313 or
01772 462182
www.lancsandlakes.org.uk
What is Landmark
st
th
It’s a weekend conference, happening in Lancaster on 1 – 4 May 2015
and is being organised by a group of churches from Lancashire and the Lake
District (including us – CCF) – hence the web address ‘lancsandlakes’.
It’s being run as a New Wine Local event getting support from the New Wine
Network. However, it’s not exclusive to New Wine churches, everyone will be
welcome - in fact many churches in Lancaster are already supporting the event.
Landmark is an opportunity for us all to experience God in worship, prayer and
praise, through teaching and ministry. Whether you are a part of the New
Wine movement or not, you will be welcome to worship with us over this
weekend.
The aim of this ‘New Wine Local’ weekend is not to replicate the summer
conferences, but to:
• Provide a landmark local experience of Word and Spirit ministry, with
excellent Biblical teaching and the opportunity for people to experience
renewal ministry in our region, in accordance with the NW Vision and Values
• Be inspired in creative mission which engages with our northern situations
• Strengthen a local network of Word and Spirit churches in Lancashire and
Cumbria
There will be activities and meetings organised specifically for children, youth
and adults as well as time for families to have fun together.
BOOK ONLINE - EARLY BIRD BOOKINGS
TAKEN BY 31st JANUARY.
Keep up with what’s happening here at CCF by picking up a copy of last week’s bulletin
(sometimes previous weeks, too) from the window sill by the entrance, or, better still,
check out our website: www.calvary.org.uk
If you become aware of a church partner or friend who is very unwell or in hospital,
suffering bereavement or some other trauma or loss, we would really appreciate it if you
would let one of the Pastors or Elders know so that we can respond appropriately with a
visit or arrange prayer. Obviously, we are not wanting confidences to be broken for
those who wish to remain private but we don’t want people to be suffering and feeling
that nobody cares. Please don’t assume that the Pastors or Elders already know – we
often don’t!
Elders
Pick up a flyer from the noticeboard at the back of church. The flyer outlines the
different ways that you can help this winter, but also on a more regular basis.
A few weeks ago, our bulletin featured flyers and information
from Pastor Joshua Magezi’s church in Uganda outlining the
impending food shortage for the children and also their
Alternative Christmas Gifts suggestions.
It’s not too late to make a difference!
You can download copies of these flyers from our website.
From our home page, simply go to Serving our World > Pastor Joshua – Uganda
Thanks!
This Christmas, if you’d like to give a gift that will help to
meet the needs of young adults with life-limiting,
life-threatening and end-of-life conditions in the
North West, then speak to George & Joan Thomas who
have gift cards available for purchase.
There are also Life Now Christmas cards available, too.
Thanks!
REFRESHMENTS
THIS MORNING you will be served by the BETA COMMUNITY
and PRAYER MINISTRY teams.
NEXT SUNDAY you will be served by the HARBOUR group.
Thank you servers!
May you all be blessed in your giving as we are blessed in receiving.
Bulletin Notices
Please send your information by Wednesday 7pm at the latest (unless
stated otherwise in this or previous bulletins), via
• my pigeonhole on Sunday
• telephone: 01772 424778
• e-mail: [email protected]
Thank you, Karen Whaite
Ward Street, Lostock Hall, Preston PR5 5HR
Tel: 01772 461454 www.calvary.org.uk
Registered Charity No. 1135901 Member of the Evangelical Alliance
Pastors:
Graham J Hooke B.A. (Hons), M.A., P.G.C.E.
Tel: (01772) 313438 Email: [email protected]
Paul Jackson B.Eng (Hons), M.Eng
Tel: (01772) 461454 Email: [email protected]
Elders: Graham Hooke, Paul Jackson, Dorothy Barton, Steve Whymark & Linda McDermott
CHILDREN
YOUNG PEOPLE
Each Sunday
Each Sunday
A fun, small group for school years 7-9
Today’s theme: I’m not the bad guy.
Leading: Andy and Paul.
Today our young people will meet in the
lounge after the family worship part of the
service. See LJ Warren for more details.
A mix of games, worship, learning, music
and challenges that help children to follow
Jesus. There are different activities for
different ages so that all children get the
most out of Calvary Kids. Encourage your
children to be part of it.
TODAY:
Wait for God’s time.
1 Samuel 24; Psalm 23.
YOUNG PEOPLE
Through the week –
next meetings:
YOUth
A weekly, termly, fun
and friendly group for
school years 7-11.
Friday 28th November @ 7.30pm
Title: For details, see LJ Warren
Friday 5th December @ 7.30pm
Title: For details, see LJ Warren
CHILDREN
Through the week – next meetings:
For Mums & Toddlers.
Free play, crafts,
themed sessions, day
trips, parties and more.
Weds, term time only.
9.45am - 11.30am
Wednesday 26th November
Programme: Fun at play and crafts.
Wednesday 3rd December
Programme: Fun at play and crafts.
5.2.7 Youth Meeting
Next meeting: TODAY
Sunday 30th November
5pm.
A relaxed yet fun group, which opens the
door to discussions of faith, ideas, plans
and more. Over to YOU….th!
See LJ Warren, our Youth Leader, for
more information.
For Calvary Kids
and their friends.
Fortnightly Fridays
6pm - 7.15pm
Friday 28th November
Theme: How to be successful - line dancing.
Friday 12th December
Theme: Christmas Party.
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