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We believe that church is about God and His people. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to join us as we celebrate and share God’s love. Our main Sunday meetings start at 10:30am with refreshments from 10:15am. Whether you are with us for the first time or have been coming for a few weeks, it’s great to have you with us.

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Who We Are. Hope Church is a group of ordinary people of every age and many different backgrounds. Some have only recently started seeking Jesus while others have been Christians for many years. While still remaining diverse we do have some significant things in common:

We want to welcome people into the church, involve them in relationships

• Wewith haveGod found person Jesus toMembers be the answer to our deepest needs. andthe with oneof another. are encouraged to serve, share life • We have become committed both to Him and to one another. and participate in the mission of the church together with the Newfrontiers • We love the Bible and God’s presence and look to experience both whenever we and local of Churches churches meetFamily on Sundays and in Small Groups duringand theorganisations. week.

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We are part of Newfrontiers, a growing family of 600 churches on five continents. We are also a member of the Evangelical Alliance UK. Where We Are Going. We wantWe to want build to a significant church thatinto demonstrates and declares the certain hope welcome people the church, involve them in relationships that can be found in Jesus (hence the name), that loves one another and serves the with God and with one another. Members are encouraged to serve, share life Waterfront community and Ipswich. We are on a big adventure together where ‘every life and in the mission of the church together with the Newfrontiers counts’ and participate everyone is involved. Family of Churches and local churches and organisations. Our vision. We want to encourage and equip our members to live for the Kingdom of God welcome and with another. serve, areas of life, releasing them into God’s freedom and gifting. This also inoneall with the Newfrontiers Family of Churches raising up leaders who passionately model our values. involves welcome

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business, government, family life and social care. We want to practically

demonstrate our message of hope through generous giving, concern for the poor and working for social justice.

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encourage and equip our members to live for the Kingdom of God

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Welcome to Hope Church Ipswich! We want Hope to be the friendliest and most welcoming church it can be, for everyone who visits to feel loved and part of what we do and for people to be inspired to join us in building a God-glorifying church in Ipswich.

Three steps to getting to know more about Hope: 1. Get chatting to someone on a Sunday morning. 2. Visit the Welcome Area on Sundays to: - sign up for the next Welcome Lunch - find out about Alpha, Tots, Kidz Klub, Oasis, or any of our regular ministries - find your nearest Small Group - get an introduction to someone in the church - buy a recommended book - find out what’s going on

3. Get regular updates of events at Hope by filling in the form on the reverse of this page and handing it to a member of the Welcome team.


Find out more... We would love to help you get connected with us as easily as possible, so if you let us have some details we’ll contact you about how to do this as well as emailing you our weekly e-bulletin. After filling in this page, cut it out and: - give it to someone on the Welcome Area on Sunday - or post it to The Orwell Centre, 114 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AF

Name: Address:

Contact number: Email: Recently moved to Ipswich? Is there any other areas of church life you would like information on? Small Groups

Alpha

Prayer

Children

Youth

Students

Ministry to the Poor Over 60’s

All information gathered on this form is covered by the data protection act 1998 and is used soley to keep you updated with Hope Church Ipswich events. No details will be made accessible to third parties.


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This tiny book is often overlooked as we flick through the pages of the New Testament, but it’s packed full of gospel truth which we can apply to our context as a church and as individuals. The gospel affects the way we serve and lead and it affects the way we live out our everyday lives and how we relate to our brothers and sisters in God’s family. Come and join us as we unpack these truths in June and July.

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Involve every child in church life at HCI Inspire every child with bible truths Impact every child’s world for God

The Jelly Babies room is equipped with a playmat and bucket of toys to grab, shake and roll. There’s an audio feed from the auditorium, so parents can keep in touch with what’s happening there.

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All groups run from 11am to 12.15pm Parents, Please: Please ask your child what they’ve experienced each week and take an active interest in their thoughts. It makes a huge difference if you reassure them that it’s ok to not know and understand everything - having questions is great. Perhaps write them down for us and bring them along next week for us to talk about.

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SCHEDULE GLUE & Zigzag Hillsong BIG Tell the World Jun 22nd - Jul 27th

Discovery

August Summer Adventure More details can be found on the ‘Taking it Home’ handout and weekly activity sheets. Please encourage your children in learning the ‘BIG Word’ verses. Jelly Beans and Jelly Tots Our younger groups will be continuing to work through monthly themes in a practical, hands-on way. Look out for info on the doors about what they are learning - or ask a team member.

Would you like to help Children at Hope has a huge impact on our children and a huge amount of work goes on behind the scenes to make it happen each week. If you’d like to help us with our vision to involve, inspire and impact every child at Hope, but have counted yourself out because you only have a small amount of time to offer, please speak to Hannah. children@hopechurchipswich.net From tidying, filing and photocopying, to creative projects, resource making or media skills - whether a regular hour or a one-off morning your contribution would be a massive blessing to the children and the team.

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CafĂŠ Tuesday Nights at the Orwell Cent re School Years 7-13 (Ages 11-18) 7:30pm-9:30pm Come drop in to the Orwell Centre on Tuesday night s. Why not stock up on sweets fro m our new tuck shop, buy a hot ch ocolate or cup of tea and chill wi th your mates in the comfy corner, or play pool, table tennis and join in with the themed evenings througho ut the term.


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What is a typical day at Newday? We have morning meetings with times of worship, celebration and teaching. They are always amazing! We have friends who preach and come from all over the world. After lunch people hang out. There are sports and activities on the campsite or people go off into the city on coaches to do social action projects. Evangelism is a highlight of Newday! Then in the evenings, all age groups meet together to worship God, hear from the bible, pray and we ask the Holy Spirit to come and people to meet with God, It’s always a superb occasion. After the meeting, there are cafes, people hang out with friends and eat food... before eventually going to bed.

Newday is a youth event where thousands of 12-19 year olds (school year 7 upwards) camp together over 6 days. There is also a teaching stream for students and 20s and many adults come to look after the young people, or to serve the event. Why should people go? (By Joel Virgo) “It’s a total riot! Everyone enjoys it. You get to know new people and build strong, genuine friendships that will last and make a difference in your life. But really, I want people to come to Newday to meet with God, the one who’s revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ. That’s the story for thousands of people who have come to Newday so far. Some of them don’t even believe in God, but by the end of the week they know he’s real and they want to get to know him more.” To book in contact office@hopechurchipswich.net

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Pack up your hamper and join in for food, fun and outdoor games at Holywells Park from 12:45pm after the morning meeting.

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Baptism Service Come and celebrate with family at this baptism service. Interested? Contact office@hopechurchipswich.net

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Sign up at office@hopechurchipswich.net Singleness presents it’s own particular challenges and

SINGLE MINDED

2th Sep pressures, but also provides unparalleled freedoms 9th Sep and opportunities. This track explores how to make the most of singleness.

This track is for those people who want to go deeper

CHURCH VALUES

2th Sep in learning about the values and vision of Hope 9th Sep Church. What makes us distinct from other churches? What are the core doctrines and values of the church?

11th Sep Join this equipping track to give your marriage the attention it deserves and to make it as strong and MARRIAGE 16th Sep fulfilling as it possibly can be. MATTERS

You’ve met Jesus and your life has been turned

PERSONAL DISCIPLESHIP

11th Sep upside down! But what next? What about learning 16th Sep how to pray, developing good spiritual habits, enjoying God’s presence & forgiveness. This track will help you dig deeper into all these things.

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Regular

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Oasis Club

for over 60s

2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Orwell Centre Interesting, varied programme including art & crafts, music,games, etc. Chat and make new friends over tea/coffee & cakes.

25th June 2:30am-4:00pm. Afternoon of giant games. Cost ÂŁ3 We break over Summer and will start up again in September

If you are over 60 why not join us? For more speak to Susan Cornish.

Ipswich Soup Kitchen

Each night of the week from 8pm till 9pm, a group of 4 plus people go down to the town centre with sandwiches, soup and drinks for those in need. Hope Church helps out with this on a fortnightly basis, on Saturdays, 4—9pm.

Speak to your small group leader to see when you are next on. However anyone is welcome to join in. If you would like to help out please contact Paul Daley. pauldaley@virginmedia.com

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Events Hope Food Hamper

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Every 2nd Sunday of the month we put a food hamper together that goes out to people in need. You are welcome to bring your contributions throughout the month.

For more info please speak to Di Majdalani or Kev Colbear

Tots

Orwell Centre

Parent And Toddler Playgroup For ages up to 4 years old. Runs during term time. ÂŁ2 per session per child.

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Mondays 10.00-11.30am & 11.30am-13.00pm Tuesdays 10.00-11.30am & 13.00-14.30pm Thursdays 10.00-11.30am For more information speak to Angela Ryan www.hopechurchipswich.net 01473 233176

only 3 mins walk from Waterfront & University

114 Fore Hamlet IP3 8AF

Tots

Orwell Centre

In term time 6.00-7.30pm at the Orwell Centre Table football, DVDs, competitions, songs, pool, craft, table tennis, and more! For school years 1-6. ÂŁ1 per family eat crafts sing play Walton-on-the-Naze noise run ride toys

4th July, 18th July Outing to 21st June

For more information speak to Trevor only Ford 3 mins walk www.hopechurchipswich.net from Waterfront 01473 233176 or trevor.s.ford@hotmail.co.uk & University 01473 233176 114 Fore Hamlet IP3 8AF

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Tom Scrivens Last month we were excited to say hello to Tom, Sarah and their two girls. Tom has joined the team at Hope Church Ipswich and we quizzed him on what brought them here...

How did you come to know God? My parents became Christians when I was about 4 and from then on I was taken along to church. I prayed and talked to God as a child but in my early teens I didn’t want my friends to know that I went to church and I certainly wasn’t living a God-honouring lifestyle. At 16 me and some friends went to Festival Manchester (a precursor to Newday) and it was then that I “got it” - I understood that Jesus could not only offer forgiveness and bring me into relationship with God but that my whole life could be transformed. From that point on things changed a lot, I was baptised a few weeks later and I resolved to live for Jesus in my sixth form years and the rest as they say, is history. How did you meet Sarah? Sarah and I met at university in Southampton in 2006. We were 14

studying for the same degree (Social Work) and both serving in the Christian Union. We became good friends early on and having seen me bust my amazing dance moves in the clubs around Southampton, Sarah couldn’t help but marry me just after we had graduated! How did God call you into leadership? Since I was saved at 16, I felt a burden on my life to tell others about Jesus and to encourage people who know him to live radically lives for him. This is a burden that hasn’t gone away God has only fuelled this fire in me. Prior to moving here, Sarah and I were involved in leading a large youth work in Southampton - we learnt a lot about leadership over the years we were serving and despite the challenges we have thoroughly enjoyed serving God’s kingdom through his church - there really isn’t anything we’d rather be doing!


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“We really believe that this church has the potential to significantly impact this great town and to call many hundreds of people to Jesus” How did God lead you to Ipswich? Maurice (who I’ve known for many years) contacted us way back at the end of 2012 to see if we might consider coming to Ipswich to serve here. At the time we said “No” - our twins were not very old at this point and we were settled where we were. A few months later Sarah and I discussed this some more and discovered that we had both been thinking about this prospect rather a lot and after praying about it, we decided to visit. Since our first visit we felt that this was the place God wanted us to be and with each subsequent visit we felt God was

dislodging us from Southampton and warming us to Ipswich and to this wonderful church. What do you feel God has called you to Ipswich for? We really believe that this church has the potential to grow very large, to significantly impact this great town and to call many hundreds of people to Jesus we feel we are here to play a part in seeing that happen. There’ll be challenges and hard work ahead but we’re really excited about all that God is going to do through us as a church. 15


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The Epic Weekend 16 th - 18 th May 2014

Pirates vs Aliens Epic weekend is one of those experiences that genuinely has to be experienced to fully understand just how crazy and brilliant and exhausting and exhilarating it is and just how much it truly deserves and lives up to its name. 100ish children from as near as Wymondham and as far as Ashford descend on Letton Hall beside themselves with excitement and continue in an adrenaline and cakefuelled state of non-stop, frenetic activity and noise for the next 48 hours: Nerf wars, go karting, bonfire, glow in the dark frisbee, good morning show, disco, gunge tank, team challenges, water fights, races, dance moves, chants, morphsuit-ed workouts, leaders covered in jelly - or chocolate or flour (or a weird combo thereof...) More fun than it seems humanly possibly to pack into

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one weekend. Smiles and laughter and the most fantastic friendships. And then there’s Epic lingo, unquestionably unique and utterly unintelligible to the uninitiated. Never heard of Pirate ‘Brine’ or the ‘Sock of Nog’?! Don’t know your Oggle-Boggles from your Ooble-Joobles?! What on earth is a CDG anyway?! Ask one of the children what Joshua chapter 1 and verse 9 is and you’ll get a tiny little flavour of what Epic is all about! And if you’re reading this paragraph without an accompanying booming, voice-overstyle echo (which I have yet to dislodge from my head), you’re still not quite there yet... But that’s just on one level. Somewhere, somehow in the midst of all that (and perhaps even because of all that - exuberant, life-to-the-full, joyous, un-reserved living), 100ish children


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listen intently to 4 separate teaching sessions - covering 4 Epic Questions tough, complex apologetics topics: - Is there anybody out there? (Is there a God & how can we be sure?) - How on earth did we get here? (How did the world begin?) - Why does life hurt? (Where does suffering come from?) - Believe what you like? (What about other faiths?) They engage with these questions readily, recognising their relevance and real-life significance and delve into what the Bible has to say on these issues. They ask searching questions of their own, and offer each other answers that leave me with nothing useful to add, only able to reflect on their profound and innate grasp of God. These children pray beautiful, poignant, heartfelt prayers, receive healing and hear comforting words from God, which they then share.

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Many accept the invitation to walk through the open door (John 10:9) literally stepping through a door as a sign of that commitment. I had the enormous privilege of being part of the Epic team again this year, standing alongside an amazing team of leaders from our RM churches, praying for the children’s knowledge of God to drop from their heads to their hearts and for this to be the foundation they choose to stand on, now, for all time. I also had the privilege of witnessing exactly that happening - seeing God work powerfully, lovingly in open, expectant hearts. Epic. Preparing children for their future? Perhaps. Equipping and releasing them into God’s plan for their now - absolutely. Hannah MacFarlane

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Witnessing the work of our supernatural God in Stockholm

• Gift days

Maurice Nightingale reports on the mini conference ‘Reign in Life’ with a number of leadership teams planting churches.

neck pain and again, as she received prayer, we watched the cuffs of her blouse slowly ride up her wrist as her arms adjusted in length and the neck discomfort instantly eased. Yet another friend who received prayer had previously broken his collar bone, and it had been reset at an overlap so that one collar bone was permanently shorter than the other. I asked him the next day how it was - he said that he had been looking in the mirror all morning and the collar bones were exactly the same length. He didn’t know what to make of it - he hadn’t even brought himself to tell his wife!

• Tom & Sarah joining us

I sat looking across at a crowd of friends, each face aglow with joy and amazement. Some were cheering with delight, some were weeping with wonderment. A dear old man was sat cross-legged on the floor, cradling in his lap the feet of a person with chronic back pain. As he quietly prayed, we watched one leg grow, one centimetre, two centimetres, three centimetres. The back pain had been caused by the person’s legs being unequal in length, and as we watched with our own eyes, the legs aligned themselves and the pain was gone.

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Another friend had damaged his back several years ago playing sport, and after healing prayer he was able to effortlessly touch his toes for the first time since he had been injured. One lady had persistent

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Even as I write this I somehow find it quite hard to take in. I long and pray for demonstrations of God’s power to authenticate the truth of God’s word just as it was for Jesus and the Apostles in the New Testament. And here, I was witness to repeated remarkable healings, and it was the most natural


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Go on an adventure... 5-7 Aug 2014

Baltics Presence of God tour

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in Riga, Latvia (www.facebook.com/events/1402130010067493/) 12-14 Sep 2014

The NEW

in Helsinki (www.facebook.com/events/669092799820805/) 10-12 Oct 2014

Germany Presence of God tour in Weil Am Rhein, south Germany

been part of a successful church planting team in St Petersburg, Russia. All very normal people who have simply followed the call of God to another nation in obedience. And all such brilliant people. Heroes all. Do you want to taste what it means to be on a mission in another nation like these remarkable people here? We are running a series of similar meetings across these nations, and you are invited! Maybe God will stir you to be involved with mission to another nation? Maybe he will connect your heart with others who have gone to another nation, and you can support them from home base? Or maybe you just want to expand your horizons and go on an adventure?

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and unhyped thing I had ever seen. Very simple, very beautiful, very wonderful. All this took place at the beginning of May, when Rachel and I travelled to Stockholm in Sweden to attend a mini-conference with Terry Virgo speaking about what it meant to ‘Reign in Life’, and to meet with a number of leadership teams planting churches in the Baltic Sea region and working closely with Relational Mission. There was Phil and Emma Whittall and their young family, church planting in Stockholm, and hosts of the event for the weekend. Dan and Elizabeth Håland, church planting in Malmö, Sweden. And Kev Jones (now proud possessor of equal length collar bones!) pioneering in Helsinki, Finland with his wife Lydia and kids. And Matt Medd with Normunds Lams and a whole bunch from their church plant in Riga, Latvia - including one lady trembling with excitement having seen her husband’s legs adjust to equal length. Then there was Tim (with the freshly flexible back!) and Rachel Heath, church planting in Tallinn, Estonia, having recently

Well, have a look at the opportunities above and see if you might be able to come along with us! Maurice Nightingale

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I was list-holder and walkietalkie bearer on a van for the Queensway clean up and had a great day lugging people’s unwanted stuff to the van and then unloading it into the skips alongside some guys from the local area. We had fun, the driver hooted and waved at friends and told me about some of the people we were meeting. We worked hard and many of the residents enthusiastically expressed their gratitude and appreciation to us. One of the guys said ‘Why can’t the world always be like this’ to which his mate replied ‘ because everyone is so selfish’, ‘but maybe it can....’ I joined in. Through the day we chatted and I got a glimpse into their family and some of the challenges they had faced as well as sharing moments of my own life. Later and elsewhere I chatted with a wonderful woman who had recently committed her life to following Jesus and made some radical changes. I love hearing stories like this as the encounter with the Lord is so

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fresh and real; as I rushed off she asked ‘What about you, do you have a story?’, ‘Of course, everyone has a story’. When we listen to a bit of someone’s story it makes them more of a real person – with struggles, aspirations, history. Then it struck me that we who love Jesus have a story that becomes inextricably interwoven with His Story – a story of redemption, of amazing love, abundance grace, of transformation, healing and hope. This is the story that we can share with others who have no comprehension of ‘Christianity - my story part of His story. Everyone has a story, we need to listen to their stories and tell ours and see what the Lord can do.

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Here’s what you would have to do toon SUBMIT A PHOTO Did you know that you can access rotas the website PIPS SUBMIT A to your record: and set your rota reminders to be sent to your email WEB PORTRAIT PHOTO whenever suits you best? 1. Login to Hope Church Ipswich website (if you need to renew your password contact the office). TIP Here’s how to do it: 2. Go to ‘MY AREA’ > ‘MY DETAILS’ > ‘MY PROFILE’ As a member of Hope To view your upcoming rota duties: Church Ipswich, you 1. Login to Hope 3. Church ScrollIpswich down to PERSONAL DETAILS and click on have access to the ‘Change photo’ online directory within 2. Click on ‘MY AREA’ Menu the Hope Church Ipswich 4. >A ‘MY window will pop up >with ‘browse’ button – click website. This is a3.very Go to ‘MY AREA’ INVOLVEMENT’ ‘MYaREMINDERS’ useful tool as it provides (Menu unfolds) here to select your photo and click ‘SAVE’ you with other members yoursubmit upcoming rota duties 5. You can a personal message to the office contact details at4.a You clickwill then visualize just below the photo. of the mouse! They are spread through 3 columns: Date / Event / Duty. You can also add a appears family photo clicking the If you’re anythingIflike you click on the6.name of the rota that in theby right leftmost tabtoand doingthe theentire samerota as above. me, you’ll find thathand as column, it will take you visualize (This is our church growsuseful it getsto get a bigger picture and helpful if you cannot attend 7. Don’t forget to enter your password at the foot of more difficult to match and need to arrange a swap, as you can then click on other each page you make changes to in order to update all those names to faces persons names and get a pop-up of their contact details). your profile before logging out. in church on Sunday… And so the ability5. toClick add ‘VIEW MY REMINDERS’ to return to the previous page. Your photo submission will come through to the office a photo to your contact where we can approve it for other members to see. If details is a great way for To set your rota reminders: you’d rather, you can send a photo in to the office by people to immediately 1. Starting at the ‘MY page, just under your name email to REMINDERS’ office@hopechurchipswich.net recognise you. you will see this; Rota Reminders send me an email reminder of my rota duties days

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2. If you want reminders sending to you by email, you will need to tick the box and choose a setting from 14 days before the event up to the very day of event. If you do not wish to receive reminder just untick the box.

LOVE COOKING?

We are putting together a small recipe book that we can sell to raise money towards TOTS. We would like any suggestions you have for quick easy meals/cakes/ desserts. Please can you forward any contributions to a.ryan226@btinternet.com or speak to Angela Ryan

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Beginners bible Full of life and fun with vibrant art, text, stories, and language meant to excite and teach children six and under. It’s rare It’s hard to find good quality biblical online content for the preschool age. This one begins to tick that box. It’s appealing The images are fun and familiar. There are a few videos and age-targeted games. Navigation is best done by an adult though. It’s thorough This site offers a wealth of story-based activities, organised by skills or stories, but be aware that many of them are printables.

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Adventure bible Faith and fun for your family. Here’s a fun, safe and free website for your kids… one that will spark their imaginations and kindle their love for God! It’s biblical There’s a searchable bible, study notes, devotionals and more. It’s fun Great games and bible activities - look out for leopardy! It’s well made The images, animations and games look good and work well. Navigation is clear and simple.

3. YouVersion A lot of us already use youversion for our own bible reference or

devotional reading, but have you ever noticed that they also offer some great reading plans for families and youth? It’s structured Regular reading in small chunks is manageable and builds great habits It’s easy sign up to a plan and receive daily reminders It’s great content From Phil Vischer, Focus on the Family and more, this is well written and biblical stuff. Remember that the apps we reviewed, Jelly Telly and Superbook, both have great websites too.

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Mark & Charis Bullen and family went...

North

InHope Sept/Oct 2013 FEATURES

Mark & Charis Bullen and family went...

North

...all the way to Wymondham

We cannot believe it has been 3 years since our move back to Norfolk! We have been on quite an adventure since then. First of all we have had another amazing little boy called Jeremiah and he and his brother and sister are giving us much delight. Livvy (6) loves her dancing and has some wonderful friends and Josiah (4) is a boy who loves to emulate his hero King Peter from the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

...all the way to Wymondham

We cannot believe it has been 3 years since our move back to Norfolk!

From england to new england

We have been on quite an adventure since then. First of all we have had another amazing little boy called Jeremiah and he and his brother and sister are giving us much delight. Livvy (6) loves her dancing and has some wonderful friends and Josiah (4) is a boy who loves to emulate his hero King Peter from the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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Where are they now Most recently we have moved into Wymondham where we are at Hope Community Church and I am an Elder in a family orientated church which is proving to be a lot of fun. This is also combined with being a Director in a Civil Engineering company which makes me very busy, but not as busy as Charis who continues as a full time mum to our three wonderful children, alongside serving in lots of areas in the church and making lots of friends in the wider community. We love hearing about all that God is doing in Ipswich and look forward to catching up very soon. Much love to you all, Mark and Charis

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Where are they now

Sou t h

The Moss Family are back from the...

...from Malawi

The Moss Family have returned from Malawi. Julia Jolley caught up with how they are settling in. ‘God is good: all the time, all the time: God is good!’ it’s a well worn call and response in Malawi and over the last months we have had to choose to trust that this is true and after that we have seen the Lord guide and provide in wonderful ways. It’s felt like surfing, waiting for the next wave of sorting, selling, packing, emotion, panic, goodbyes, complexity of arrangements… and then aiming to ride the wave rather than be overcome by it. Having lived all our family life in Malawi (for 9 years) in the big open spaces, sun, culturally mixed school community, often with water and electricity cuts, coming to England with all the technology, advertising and squished-

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S o uth

The Moss Family are back from the...

When the Lord led our Our priority after moving family to England in ...from 2011,Malawi back was finding a good, we know solid church! The first Most recently we didn’t have moved into how long Wymondham where we are at Hope The Moss Family have returned we’d be there. We only we tried featured exciting Community Church and I am an Elder from Malawi. Julia Jolley caught up in a family orientated church which knew He’d clearly opened worship and with how they are settling in. friendly is proving to be a lot of fun. This is the time, all but the time: God that us! That‘God Heis good: allpeople, wasn’t right also combined withdoor being afor Director is good!’ it’s a well worn call and response in a Civil Engineering company which wanted us to attend Hope fortheus. The second was in Malawi and over last months we makes me very busy, but not as busy have had to choose to trust that this is as Charis who continueswas as a fullequally clear! Church Scripturally spot-on; but true and after that we have seen the Lord time mum to our three wonderful And during our again, wasn’t quite right. guide and provide in wonderful ways. It’s children, alongside serving in lots of time there, felt like surfing, waiting for the next wave areas in thewe church and making met manylotsmarvelous of sorting, selling, packing, emotion, panic, of friends in the wider community. goodbyes, complexity of arrangements… people, spent time with Thank-you to our friends and then aiming to ride the wave rather We love hearing about all that God is our English relatives, and who prayed for than be overcome by it. Having lived all God’s doing in Ipswich and look forward to family life in Malawi (for 9 years) in catching upGod very soon. taught us much our of leading for our new the big open spaces, sun, culturally mixed school community, often with His faithfulness! church –water ourand third attempt Much love to you all, electricity cuts, coming to England with all Mark and Charis becoming our new the technology, is advertising and squishedJust over two years later, home! It has the winning 24 we felt stirrings about combination of sound returning to the States. doctrine, missions and So in winter 2013, we community outreach, had a family prayer anointed worship, and meeting – open to God’s friendly, welcoming people! will. Because of the lifechanging nature of the We hold our family at decision, we asked Him to Hope Church in our hearts, make our next step clear. and count our season in England as a privilege and Within a couple of weeks, gift! Our lives are fuller for Paul received a job offer the wonderful friendships from the U.S. that far we made in Britain. bettered his salary in the same profession. It was Blessings to all! unmistakably the sign we’d asked for! Carol & all the Savages!

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Josie in the Philippines Hello Hope Church Family! I am missing you all LOTS, but not the weather! I have arrived in the Philippines again, and have already had the chance to see some wonderful scenery’s, catch up with old friends and starting to make new ones. I am lodging at a families house I know from last time, (very modest facilities, but lots of fun and delicious food!). I am settling into Crossroads Church which Edson Pastors. I am taking my time just visiting various children’s homes in and around the local area to

hopefully join one or two and volunteer at, so prayers for God’s guidance would be greatly appreciated as I am looking forward to getting a bit more busy and be of help! “Thanks all for your support, thoughts and prayers, you are always in mine. And if anyone wants to visit, just get in contact!” Missing you all! Josie Edwards

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Small groups

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Ask someone at the Welcome Area for information about joining a small group.

Paul & Ali Cherry This small group gathers the great and the good of the hinterland known locally as “Kesgrave”. For “Kesgrave” read “pretty much anywhere you can go east of Ipswich without getting your feet wet”. We meet every Wednesday alternating between “normal” small group meetings and socials. The socials are a mix of men’s evenings, ladies evenings and family events. The venue rotates around people’s houses; the aim being to allow as many people (i.e. those with kids), to make it. Wednesday evenings. Kesgrave / Woodbridge. paul_j_cherry@yahoo.co.uk Mark & Rachael Crawley Come and share the reality of life and faith with some great people. We meet in homes in the central Ipswich area - near to the Hope Church building. There is generally food - its supportive - and fun! Wednesday evenings. markj.crawley@ntlworld.com

Ben & Rachel Reay benjaminreay@gmail.com rachel.reay@hotmail.co.uk

James Allen jmca_d611gq@yahoo.co.uk

18-30s & Students We love getting together on Wednesday evenings to meet with God, develop gifts and encourage one another. In the mix is friendship, cake and lots of interesting characters. We also join as one big group from time to time. You are very welcome to join us.

Becca Crawley & Matt Cornish beccacrawley@hotmail.co.uk cornish1986@hotmail.com

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Contact your chosen small group leader for more details.


Small groups are so important to us at Hope.

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We want to see everyone find their place in the Church family; ensuring they feel that they belong, playing their part and enjoying great friendships on the journey together. Elie & Jonny Ramsay Since moving to central Ipswich we’ve become very much at home in Hope Church and our town and owe a huge thanks to all of you who have fed, prayed for, and even on occasion housed us. Our aim is to encourage each other to love the Lord & our neighbour through all the challenges of life. We meet on Thursday evenings in the Christchurch Park area and you’re warmly invited to come! jonnyramsay@hotmail.com Justin & Nicky Smith Welcome to all who live north of Ipswich and would be up for the adventure of community based on friendship, learning to follow Jesus, and baking! Villages North of Ipswich. We meet on Tuesday evenings. jsmiff@gmail.com sminicky@gmail.com Ann & Len South To save the Crawley’s group from booking stadium venues we have multiplied into two small groups. We’re still maintaining the invaluable friendships and connections with our sister group, whilst sharing the reality of life and faith. Wednesday evenings ann.south2@gmail.com len.south@btinternet.com Baz & Jacqui Wilkinson We are an ecclectic group of people with wide ranging backgrounds, interests, careers and stages of life - and it works!! We are part of God’s family and meet together to share, pray, reflect on God’s word and support each other. We are friends meeting in lots of different homes. The general ‘rules’ are we are informal, relaxed, supportive and enjoy being together. Thursday evenings. wilkinsons2001@yahoo.co.uk

Youth

Drop in café Come drop in to the Orwell Centre on Tuesday nights. Why not stock up on sweets from our new Tuck Shop. Buy a hot chocolate or cup of tea and chill with your mates in the comfy corner. Or play pool, table tennis and join in with the themed evenings throughout the term. Tuesday evenings. Orwell Centre youth@hopechurchipswich.net

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