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Holding the Rope

No: 111

February 23

2011

Standing with our family

P2 This Week... Diary of events for the coming weeks

P3 Crown Financial Find out about the fantastic financial management course

P5 Happy Birthday Dear... Who’s celebrating?

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Right At The Point of Breakthrough - David Shutt On October 29, 1941, Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. He then gave what would become one of his most quoted speeches including: “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty - never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

All Nations Church; never give in. We face things in life that God wants us to overcome. Believe that. God wants your success. He is rooting for you and me. On the field of play that is your life and mine, God stands at the sideline cheering us on. There are some things you hear in life that grab hold of you and you never forget them. I remember hearing an American preacher use these words: “So many Christians give up right at the point of their breakthrough. The enemy knows that they are about to break through and so, with one last roar, the dying animal gives it everything he has, and tragically it is all too often enough to stop us in our tracks.

Yet, if we had just kept going, if we could only have seen that we were right at the point of our breakthrough, surely we would have kept going.”

All Nations Church; never give in. Don‟t drop your head and don‟t drop your guard. Keep your focus on Jesus and keep your fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Stand tall and stand firm, for you shall prevail, you shall break through. Continued on page 3


What the Bible Says about...

Love

“BE SURE TO SET ASIDE A TENTH OF ALL THAT YOUR FIELDS PRODUCE EACH YEAR. BRING THIS TITHE TO THE DESI G NATED P LACE O F WORSHIP - THE PLACE THE LORD YOUR GOD CHOOSES FOR HIS NAME TO BE HONOURED…DOING THIS WILL TEACH YOU ALWAYS TO FEAR THE L O R D Y O U R G O D . ” DEUTERONOMY 14:22-23

4 VERSES TO ENCOURAGE YOU

1 2 3 4

“THE LORD APPEARED TO US IN

THE PAST, SAYING: "I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE; I HAVE DRAWN YOU WITH LOVING-KINDNESS.”

Booking forms are now available on Sundays from the reception desk.

JEREMIAH 31:3

“HOW GREAT IS THE LOVE THE FATHER HAS LAVISHED ON US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD! AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE!”

Please fill them in as soon as you can to avoid missing out and to take advantage of the early bird discount.

1 JOHN 3:1

Do you have an idea for an outreach, teaching material or event? If so, we’d love to hear about it.

“THIS IS LOVE: NOT THAT WE

Drop us an email with you idea to: suggestions@ allnationschurch.org.uk

LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US AND SENT HIS SON AS AN ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS.” 1 JOHN 4:10

“WE LO V E E ACH O THE R BECAUSE HE LOVED US FIRST. IF SOMEONE SAYS, "I LOVE GOD," BUT HATES A CHRISTIAN BROTHER OR SISTER, THAT PERSON IS A LIAR; FOR IF WE DON'T LOVE PEOPLE WE CAN SEE, HOW CAN WE LOVE GOD, WHOM WE CANNOT SEE? AND HE HAS GIVEN US THIS COMMAND: THOSE WHO LOVE GOD MUST ALSO LOVE THEIR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS. 1 JOHN 4:19-21

Once filled in, please return the form to Rachel at the All Nations Church offices.

As some of you will know, our beloved 'daughter-in-law' Emily is fighting cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. She and our son have young children and this is a difficult time for us as a family, but our hope and confidence are in God, who is in control of the situation. Our eyes on are fixed on Him and we continue to praise Him for His goodness and unfailing love. On Friday 25th February, we will be observing a day of prayer and fasting for Emily's speedy and full recovery, and we invite anyone who feels able to, to pray and fast with us on that day. The prayers of God's people are powerful and effective. We also want to say a very big thank you to all who have supported us practically and prayerfully and with love and encouraging words. You are the best people in the world, God bless you all. John and Chris Way


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FEBRUARY/MARCH - 2011 at All Nations Church

“Never Give Up” Continued from page 1

Monday 21 7:30pm - Make Do & Mend @ Life Lounge

“For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

Tuesday 22

6:30pm - Weight Watchers 7:15pm - Bowls Club

Wednesday 23 12pm - Prayer Time - open to all

God loves you, you are His masterpiece. Never give in.

Thursday 24 Friday 25

6:15am - Prayer Time - open to all 7:30pm - Youth [NCY]

Winston Churchill went onto say to the boys at Harrow School:

Saturday 26 10am - Prayer @ St. Johns

“Do not let us speak of darker days… these are not dark days; these are great days--the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable in the history of our race.”

10am - Church Gathering 10am - Kids Club Sunday 27 12pm - 1st Year Student Lunch 6pm - Youth Monday 28 10:30am - Little Beans Tuesday 1 6:30pm - Weight Watchers 7:15pm - Bowls Club Wednesday 2

12pm - Baby Beans 12pm - Prayer Time - open to all

Thursday 3 12pm - ‘Invigorate’ Friday 4

6:15am - Prayer Time - open to all 7:30pm - Youth [NCY]

Saturday 5 10am - Church Gathering 10am - TIP Offering Sunday 6 10am - Kids Club 5pm - Games Night @ Life Lounge

“Hope is the companion of power, and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles” (Samuel Smiles)

Life Groups

Meeting around South

Wales

These really are great and exciting days. You stand on the cusp of breaking through into the new that God has for you. Never give in.


Claiming the

Capital for Jesus

“Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible & achieves the impossible” (Anon)

Did you know that there are more than 2350 references to money and possessions in the Bible? That‟s nearly one in every thirteen verses. Money matters. Crown Financial is an exciting course designed to bring you closer to the purpose of God by teaching you how to steward your finances in a Biblical way. It is a practical course that includes teaching and budgeting to manage your finances. The course is held in small groups over 10 weeks and everyone taking part will be blessed by it.

Join us for our next walk Saturday March 12th More details to follow. We love to see new faces so do come along! As always, if you want to know more details, please get in touch.

In 2011 we will be launching the course in two initial sessions: first from March – May and later in the year from September – November. Please sign up at the welcome desk or speak to Ceri Briggs, or Anthony and Lesley Thomas. Thank you.

Contact Gabrielle McGregor, by email on trailblazers@allnationschurch.org.uk or via the church office.

On Monday 14th February David and Kath Gallimore met with Lara Cowpe, one of the local representatives of the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). On behalf of All Nations Church they were happy to present a cheque for £4,000 which was the money so very generously given by the church in a recent special offering. The money will go to bless and support the TCT in Wales. In conversation with Lara about the work the TCT does it was great to learn that the money raised will go towards the children themselves. From treats to booking venues for the children to get together, have fun and share their experiences; or even for travel and hotel expenses for the young people to attend conferences, functions or concerts. The money will make a difference. Furthermore, the money raised was another great tribute in the ongoing celebration and memory of Jonathan Gallimore‟s life. For that, David and Kath, Nicholas, Elizabeth and Caroline express their gratitude to all their family and friends at All Nations Church.

THIS FRIDAY (25TH)IS THE FAREWELL PARTY FOR

JUSTIN & SARAH!

7:30PM SMART DRESS CODE PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US AT 9PM AS WE HONOUR THEM & SAY THANK YOU


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INSPIRE: God‟s Bookends involve expressing something to By Roger Aubrey

Come along and have a browse this Sunday. New titles now in stock.

God.

In the morning we are to proclaim It is good to proclaim your His unfailing love. That is His unfailing love in the morning, dogmatic unchanging attitude of your faithfulness in the covenant love that never varies, evening. (Psalm 92:2) no matter what we say or do. It is always good to start each day by Bookends are handy things. thanking God that no matter what They stop your books toppling happens He is good and His love over. For them to work properly towards you will never vary. you need a pair. God has given us a pair of 'bookends' for each The second bookend is to end day: one for the beginning of the the day by thanking God for all day and one for the end. We His faithfulness to you during need to use them both, that day. He kept all His otherwise our day can be promises. All he said He would lopsided or we may end up be to you, He was. He never left toppling over. your side for a second; He never glanced away from you. He These two bookends both remained faithful each moment of the day and in each circumstance.

ARE YOU looking for an opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God in a practical way? ARE YOU feeling the strength to practically support someone who has lost everything? ARE YOU interested in working overseas with people involved in humanitarian disasters?

When you put your head on the pillow tonight thank God for His faithfulness during today; and when you wake in the morning thank Him for His love. The days will be different.

The Ministries Without Borders Rapid Response Unit is looking for skilled volunteer workers in:  Medical & Healthcare  Water & Sanitation Engineering  Construction & Shelter If your skills do not fit into one of the above categories, but you feel you have something to offer those desperately in need, we would also be interested in hearing from you. Volunteers are expected to be available for a minimum of two weeks per year and able to fund their own expenses.

Visit www.rapidresponseunit.org for information and application forms or email rru@ministrieswithoutborders.com Taking the message of the Kingdom with a demonstration of its practical outworking through the power of the Holy Spirit to people whose lives have been devastated. (Isaiah 58:6-12)

Just a reminder for those who have signed up… ...the FREE student lunch for all first year students (under/ post graduate courses), is this Sunday straight after the meeting in the Community Room.


WORD RECAP - God Loves You! FROM SUNDAY 20th FEBRUARY 1) God loves you. 2) God‟s love is the basis of our hope - without it we can‟t be known as His children. 3) God is rooting for you! Eph 3:14-19 1 John 3:1-2

KEY SCRIPTURES:

1 Cor 13:13 Rom 5:1-5 Rom 8:35-39 SUNDAY MESSAGES Did you know you can download the messages from our Sunday gatherings online? As well as current messages you can also access messages from the last three years - AND IT‟S ALL FREE! Just go to the website and use the „Media‟ tab from the menu: WWW.ALLNATIONSCHURCH.ORG.UK

CLAIMING THE CAPITAL FOR JESUS

PRAYING FOR THE NEEDY

NEW ARRIVAL: CONGRATULATIONS Announcing the safe arrival of:

PHEBE ELEN POWER

Can you join us for an hour or more at St. Johns Church, Cardiff, for a time of outreach and prayer on the last Saturday of every month?

Born at 9:26pm, Friday 18th February, weighing 6lb 11oz. Lydia & Phebe are doing great. (Gareth too)

Alison Reynolds has arranged to be at St. Johns Church to pray for those people who are in need of healing, help and salvation.

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.” (Norman Peale) “

We will be at St. Johns Church this Saturday, 26th February at 10am. Please contact Alison Reynolds for more information on 02920 569 477.

Please note that items to be considered for the enews need to be submitted via email to the church office no later than Monday, 5pm. Thank you. SACHVILLE AVENUE, HEATH, CARDIFF, CF14 3NY +44 (0) 29 2052 2838 | WWW.ALLNATIONSCHURCH.ORG.UK | REG CHARITY NO. 1105015

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Welcome to this week‟s „Puzzled‟ section of enews. Whilst we know that Elvis wasn‟t THE King, he still penned some great songs that have been copied and covered by artists for the last fifty years. On the radio you would recognise them straight away - but how many of the song titles can you decipher from the clues to the right? We trust these will be “Always on Your Mind”, have fun...

From the

Office Team

Last Week’s

Answers

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1. Julius Caesar 2. Hamlet 3. Twelfth Night 4. A Midsummer's Night Dream 5. Comedy of Errors 6. Coriolanus SACHVILLE AVENUE, HEATH, CARDIFF, CF14 3NY +44 (0) 29 2052 2838 | WWW.ALLNATIONSCHURCH.ORG.UK | REG CHARITY NO. 1105015

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