Elmfield Activities Sunday Morning Worship Services are held every week from 10.30am - 12.00 noon. During the service, often enhanced by video clips relevant to the theme of the day, Communion is celebrated. Children leave the service after about 25 minutes for God’z Zone (4+ to 10+) and Revive (for 11+ age). A crèche is available. On 2nd Sundays the Invitation Service (10.30 to 11.30) will enable all age groups to enjoy singing, fun activities and a short talk followed by refreshments and then lunch. Evening services at 6.30pm involve talks and meditations called ‘Sacred Space’. On the 1st Sunday the Youth group is responsible for arranging the service. On the 2nd Sunday of the month we celebrate Communion during the service. Refreshments are served from 6.00pm. We do not meet on a 5th Sunday evening of a month. Everyone is welcome to attend any of these services.
Issue 51: Spring 2019
Local Community Update
Down Your Street
Members of our church family meet together in House Groups to study the Bible, pray and care for one another. They meet at various times each week. For more information call the church office or email: firstname.lastname@example.org We meet to Pray each Monday at 8.00am and on the 1st Sunday at 12.30pm. We run two English as a Second Language Courses on Monday mornings. The basic one runs at 9.30am and the one for intermediate learners starts at 11.15am. Call the Church Office on 020 8866 0813 for more details. Both courses are free of charge. Activities for Children and Young People include two Parent & Toddler groups, on Wednesdays and Fridays, these run from 10.00 - 11.30am both days. Parents of babies and pre-school children are welcome to bring their children to one of these. Suggested donation £1.00 a session. Please call the Church Office on 020 8866 0813 to check if there is space or pop in for a taster session. We run Kidz in the Zone on Mondays from 6.00-7.30pm for Primary School children. We also run Reloaded on Tuesdays from 7.30-9.00pm for High School young people up to Year 11. We run activities for our Senior Citizens. On the 2nd Thursday of the month at 12.30pm is the Senior Citizens’ Lunch. Call the Church Office for a place. On the 4th Thursday each month at 12.30pm we run Meeting Point where soup and sandwiches are served with tea or coffee and cake before the background to a favourite hymn is explored. No booking needed - just drop in. A Chair Pilates class is held at 1.30pm on Wednesday afternoons. If you are over 60 and interested in attending, with a suggested donation of £4.00 per session, please contact the Church office 020 8866 0813. Alcoholics Anonymous (Harrow Branch) at 7.30 for 8.00pm on Wednesday night. Elmfield Church has a fully operational Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy, accredited by Thirtyone:eight (formerly the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service.)
Good Friday 19th April 11-15am - 12 noon A Meditation on the Cross a joint service at Rayners Lane Baptist Church. 12.15 pm ‘Walk of Witness’ Easter Sunday 21st April 10-30am -12 noon Easter Celebration 6-30pm Easter Meditation at Elmfield Church. Everybody Welcome Elmfield Church, 89 Imperial Drive, North Harrow HA2 7DX Come and join us in worshipping God together every @gmail.com Registered Charity no. 248351Sunday at 10.30am. A full children’s programme is available. For more details: Church office 020 8866 0813 Email: elmfieldchurch26
Pastor’s Pitch - Hot Cross Buns Have you eaten your first hot cross bun yet? Although hot cross buns arrive in the supermarkets shortly after Christmas, the cross is at the centre of the Easter story. On Good Friday, two days before Easter Sunday, we commemorate the death of Jesus on a cross. Despite all the festivities surrounding Christmas, Easter is the most important festival for Christians. Jesus was born (Christmas) to die. Why do we celebrate the day that Jesus died? Simply because by dying on the cross, Jesus, who had led a perfect life, gave His life for you and me, paying the penalty of death on behalf of everyone who has done wrong. The Easter message is one of great rejoicing. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the fact that Jesus who had died on Good Friday actually rose from the dead and proves that Jesus has power over sin and death and that is why billions of Christians across the world follow Jesus, as their Saviour. Wishing you a joyful Easter. Nick Addington. Pastor, Elmfield Church
CHRISTIANS AGAINST POVERTY “I was in a completely bad place when I was in debt., terrified of going out , getting demands for payment and self harming. The first meeting with CAP had such an impact. Together we found the best solution to my debts.”
CAP Money Management Course at Elmfield Church Saturday 6th April from 10.00am – 4.00pm. Refreshment drinks provided but bring your own food. This course will help you to take control of your finances, so you can save, give and prevent debt. The day will introduce the CAP money system, including budgeting to make your money go further and how to keep track of expenditure easily. You will also be shown how internet banking and the latest banking apps can help you get to grips with your finances and manage your money more effectively. Elmfield Church partners with Christians Against Poverty to offer CAP Money courses in our community. Book online at capmoney.org.uk or email email@example.com or call Jonathan on 07852 822 117 to find out more. The service we offer is completely free.
HOLIDAY AT HOME “ We all enjoy it and now we can’t go away, it’s our holiday.”
To book call in at Elmfield Church to fill out a form with £10 per child for the full week. Day places MAY be available on the door at £2.50 a day. Cheques payable to “Elmfield Evangelistic Trust”. Family discounts are available for 3 or more children. For more information, contact Elmfield Church office on 0208 866 0813 .
Praying for you We believe that God answers prayer and we would like to pray for you specifically. If you have any particular needs that you would like us to pray for, please e-mail, call or place a note in our letter box. It doesn’t have to have your name on.
Holiday at Home Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th June. Theme: ‘Living Well’ . Cost £65 all inclusive. For the past 15 years Elmfield’s Holiday at Home (10.30am- 5.30pm) has provided opportunities to anyone aged 60 or over to enjoy 4 days of lovely meals, simple craft activities, interesting talks, time to relax and chat to friends all without going away overnight. Could Holiday at Home meet your need? Transport to and fro can be arranged if needed. “I’m looking forward to it very much indeed.” Contact the church office for a booking form.
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