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. . .Continuing the work of Jesus

OCTOBER 2012

n i t e l l u B y l h t n o ECC M ECC Minister : Revd John Adams

ECC Leadership Team are : Secretary : Mr Trevor Sharp Treasurer : Mr Phil Alford Mrs Gillian Eastley Mr Justin Stone Mrs Michelle Ovenden Mr John Geelan Get more details about our church from admin@exwickcomm unitychurch.org.uk or our WEB Site Prayer Requests :  Move to St Andrew’s  Messy Church  Youth Work  The Ark

WE HAVE MOVED Exwick Community Church, formerly called Exwick Christian Fellowship (Baptist), has been an independent church since 1996. Before that we were a church plant from our mother church St Thomas Baptist Church which is based in the adjoining area of Exeter. We are members of the South West Baptist Association and the Baptist Union of Great Britain. We have a full time pastor and a leadership team of 6 who work with the Mem-

bership in running the church.

When the church planted in Exwick in 1993, we started meeting in Exwick Parish Hall. Then, in 2005 we moved up the hill to Exwick Middle School. In 2008 Exwick Middle amalgamated with Foxhays First School and relocated to a new building, Exwick Heights Primary School. So we decided to return to the Parish hall, a more accessible location.

And now we are moving again. Over the past few years, we have been encouraged by

various joint projects with the congregation at St Andrew’s C of E next door. Last year a joint working party was formed, and the result has been an invitation from them to share the building. We will still be ECC but use St Andrew’s church for our service on a Sunday Morning. We will also use the church for week night activities, and there will be an ECC office there.

During the Sunday Service there is a crèche room available for young children. Tea and coffee will be served between 1030 & 1100 please come for a chat and fellowship. Prayer ministry is available immediately after the morning service.


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ECC Monthly Bulletin

Friday Friendship—The Friday Friendship group is about making and meeting friends in the local community in a totally inclusive and relaxed environment. We meet every Friday morning at the Community Centre, Kinnerton Way, Exwick between 1000 a.m. and 12 noon. Hot and cold cuits are available of toys for the grown ups can relax knowing their charges

drinks and bisfree of charge and there is a ball pool and lots children to play happily together whilst the are completely safe.

There are no rules and regulations, no prescome along and enjoy the company; you’ll be made very welcome.

sure to buy or contribute to anything – just

JTT is taking a break!

Crossline—Devon and Cornwall Food Association are

In order to help get Messy Church off the ground JTT leaders are going to be visiting current JTT families over the next few months and talking to them about Messy Church and inviting them to come. It is hoped that with the relationships that have already been established families will be encouraged to come to Messy Church with their children and the JTT leaders. Harri and Paula plan to meet families at the Kinnerton Way Hall and walk down with them for the first few times.

now at 'The Depot @ 171', and are having an official launch on 12th October at 6pm.. This is at number 171 Sidwell Street, between the betting shop and Healthy pulses, opposite Stokes (that was). They are still establishing their systems, so its all a bit of a shambles at the moment, but they are hoping to supply soup kitchens with much needed food supplies and to other projects. This is nothing to do with the Food bank. This will be an amazing answer to prayer for cross line. Also, winter is on its way and the evenings getting colder, so, please, if you have any unwanted warm clothes, bedding or anything to keep people warm at night and during the cold days, please let Jan Nind know, 493633. or jan_nind@yahoo.com Thankyou.

Please pray for relationships with families to be strengthened and for opportunities for JTT leaders to make new friends.

Messy Church—Janine and I are organising the catering for Messy Church. We are looking for help to cook veg, make a designated sweet, lay out tables and clear and wash up. Volunteers do not have to help every month as long as we can get a rota going. If you are interested or want to know more details contact Lin Whitehurst on 01395 233377 or lindawhitehurst@talktalk.net or see me in church. Lin

Social—St. Andrews & Exwick Community Church celebration and social event is on the 6th of October - to praise God for the church building, share and to have a barn dance.

Rise Up Mentoring This year some of our young people are taking part in a Rise Up, mentoring programme organised by SWYM and Urban Saints. Rise Up is a one year training and development programmed designed to develop leadership potential, character and faith through Bible Study, one-to-one meetings with a mentor, training days and service. We are looking for prayer partners for each young person and their mentor. If you would like to get involved, please talk to Marie. Exwick Cycle Group meets informally for a mix of family fun rides and longer day rides for more experienced cyclists. As events are planned ad hoc, they will be publicized in the Bulletin or by the Exwick News Group. Currently we are hoping to have an Autumn ride along the Tarka Trail from Meeth to Braunton and back for more experienced riders and to re-run our Christmas Family ride to Exmouth and back with lunch at a local eatery on Saturday 22nd December If you are interested in being involved in any of these events please speak to Graeme Salisbury (01392 676968) or e-mail thesalisburys@blueyonder.co.uk .


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Breakfast—A Bloke’s Breakfast is held monthly, usually on the 4th Saturday of the month at 09:00 at the Imperial in Exeter and is open to anyone. Next Session is on 27th October 2012. There is no need to pre-book, just turn up and order your choice of food at the counter and we encourage all men of any age to come along for the chance of some chat, banter and just chilling together for an hour or so. Sometimes we have a topic for discussion or just meet to catch up. There is a Facebook page for the event here:

Meditation on Psalm 24. Purity Plainly I tell you the Earth is mine, but what I see grieves my heart. I want my people’s light to shine, I need you all to play your part. “Who me?” you say,” my hands are unclean, my life is not reflecting my Lord”. Don’t think of how and what has been, Pray, seek, repent of one accord.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3484770 18562249/

Then shall you ascend my hill.

PGI Friday—PGI Friday meets from 7.30-

you will be able to fulfil my will,

9.30 on Friday evenings in the back room at St Andrews. The session is generally split into 2 parts with a Bible Study from 7.30 to 8.15 and other activities from 8.15 to 9.30. For more information or a copy of the current programme talk to Marie or Trevor or email mjlangdon@btinternet.com.

my words, through you, will be spoken.

When you are yielded and open

A.B. 13/09/2012

ECC SERVICE @ 1100 TEA & Coffee @1030

Exwick Community Church is a part of the Exeter Foodbank sponsored by the Trussell Trust. The Foodbank provides families, couples and single people with three days of nutritionally balanced meals to see them through a period of financial crisis when they are unable to meet their basic needs. Referrals are made by over 40 Exeter agencies and distribution takes place twice weekly from the Mint Methodist. Foodbank is supported by individuals who add a few items from the Foodbank shopping list to their weekly shop and then either leave them in bins in store (Sainsbury’s and Co-Ops in Exeter) or use the bins in their Church. We have a point in the Church which is emptied on a weekly basis. The gifts are taken by volunteers to the warehouse and sorted by date before being re-stocked to the Mint for distribution. If you would like more information, please have a look at the website here: http://exeter.foodbank.org.uk/ or talk to Graeme Salisbury (01392 676968). We are currently short of basic biscuits, noodle snacks, pasta and curry sauces, tinned sponge puddings, tinned vegetables and UHT fruit juices. Operation Christmas Child As part of PGI Friday this term we will be packing Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. These shoeboxes are then sent to children who would not otherwise receive a Christmas Present. To pack the shoeboxes we need a selection of the following: empty shoeboxes, small toys, colouring books, notepads, pens, pencils, toothbrushes, soap, flannels, hairclips, combs, sweets (not chocolate, use by date after March 2013), gloves, scarves, hats, sunglasses. If you are able to help us be either sponsoring a shoebox (£2.50) or collecting items to put in the shoeboxes please let Marie or Trevor know. For more information about this see http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk.


The Music Ministry Team is an exciting place for musicians and singers to get plugged in and involved in using their gifts to lead our Church in Worship. This group is auditioned and expected to be extremely faithful. It is not a volunteer band but a group of called musicians committed to fulfilling a key Ministry in the life of the Church. Any Church Member who would like to explore their gifting or calling and would like to find out more should speak to the Pastor, John Adams, in the first instance. ECC is partnered with Christian Vision for Men and invites all men to become involved in this exciting initiative. We have a local Exeter Group that is still in its infancy and needs a lot of input to get going, if you are interested in being part of this or taking on a leadership role, please check out our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/CVMExeter , like and share and help build our local Community. This year a group of us went to the CVM Gathering, which was a spirit-filled and life changing weekend in a very muddy field in Swindon with ‘human’ table football, a hovercraft, the latest Bond Car and some awesome worship and teaching - we are planning to take another group in 2013, if any man is interested more information can be found here: http://www.cvm.org.uk/events/events_detail.php?eventsID=313#topofmap or please speak to David Ovendon, Christ Eastley or Graeme Salisbury.

This is a new monthly Bulletin for ECC. Please would you pass on any comments, good or bad about this publication to the editor. If there is something missing or something you would like to see in the Bulletin please also pass it on. The closing date for the next issue will be 21st October 2012.

New ECC WEB Site Coming Soon Watch This Space

ECC Sunday Rota 07/10/12 14/10/12

Music Messy Church Evening Worship CMM Speaker Worship Leader Easy Worship PA Operator Welcome Desk Offering Coffee/Tea Communion Servers Communion Set Up

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Exwick Community Church Bulletin, October 2012  

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