St Chad’s Notices 20th February 2011
Please note: No children’s or youth work during half term!
The week ahead… Monday 21 7.30pm
Tonight 6.30pm Guywood 3rd Sunday - HEALED Come and pray for or receive healing, includes Holy Communion Our evening service provides space to encounter Jesus in a relaxed and spacious setting of worship.
Respond by tomorrow!
Everyone in our church family should now have received a letter informing them about St Chad's current financial position. Included with the letter was the Spring Edition of INSPIRE which sets out the work we are doing with children and young people; just part of the many, varied ministries of St Chad's. In order for us to continue all our existing activities and ministries at the same level as last year, we need to raise and additional £2,000 per month through regular giving. Without this increase, we will need to make some significant cuts in our budget and plans for 2011. We are asking every member of our church to consider how we can respond, by increasing the amount they already give, or in some cases, by starting to give regularly. God invites us to give in proportion to what we have received. We all have a part to play in raising the amount we need.
Wednesday 23 11.00am Holy Communion Sunday 27 9.15am 10:45am 6.30pm 6.30pm
Parish Communion Worship Together Overcomers Outreach in Lifecentre Encounter in the Guywood Centre
Church Office 1-5 Stockport Road Romiley, Stockport SK6 4BN phone (0161) 430 4652 email firstname.lastname@example.org web www.stchadsromiley.co.uk Office Hours Mon - Thurs 9 - 5pm
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With your letter was a response form. Please return your completed response form to the church office by Monday 21st February. Decisions about the budget will be made following that date. Thank you to those who have already responded.
Monday 21 Feb BBC4 9pm Documentary telling the unexpected story of how arguably the greatest work of English prose ever written, the King James Bible, came into being.
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The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Sunday 20th March in Church. This is the meeting where we report on our finances and facilities, elect Church Wardens and new members to the PCC and much more! There will be only be one service on the Sunday morning - a Family Communion service at 9.15am. We expect that to last no more than 1 hour and hope that everyone will join together to worship. Coffee will be served following the service. At 10.45 the APCM will start. There will be activities in the Lifecentre for children aged 3 and upwards from 10.30, headed up by Laura Pennington and our Children/Youth team, enabling parents to attend the meeting in church. We anticipate that the meeting will finish by 12.30pm. So, here's how that date looks: 9.15 - Family Communion in Church
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Membership of the PCC rotates on an annual basis, with members typically elected to serve for three years. There are several places available this year. This is a really exciting and challenging time for St Chad's. If you would like to be part of the council which ushers in a new era, looking for our next Vicar, then we would love to tell you more about it. Please contact Tim, Jill or Helen in the first instance. Tim and Jill can be contacted in the office on 430 4652. Helen is contactable in the Lifecentre on 430 1135.
ELECTORAL ROLL In accordance with the Church Representation Rules in readiness for our Annual Parochial Church Meeting, a copy of the Electoral Roll has now been put on the church notice board in the porch. If you are not on the Electoral Roll and would like to be, please fill in an application form as soon as possible so that the list can be revised before the APCM. Being on the Electoral Roll means you are able to vote in elections should they arise at the APCM.
10.15 - Coffee available in church Forms available in Church or from the Church Office. 10.15 - Drop off for Children's activities in Lifecentre Ęťtil 12.30 10.45 - APCM starts
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12.30 - Meeting concludes; parents to collect children. Why not join the PCC? The PCC (Parochial Church Council) is the elected body which oversees the running of the church, led by the Vicar with the two Church Wardens. The PCC meets once a month and discusses a widerange of church leadership matters, including finances, our facilities, our vision, our services, staffing and more! It is a real privilege to be part of this group of around 20 people who seek God's direction for St Chad's.
April 2 Holy Trinity Stalybridge ÂŁ14 including course book Often we look at small passages in the bible and apply them to our daily lives. This is essential but often we can lose our way in bible reading. Walk through the bible will help guide you through the Old Testament and bring it to life. For more information pick up a leaflet from the back of church or visit www.bible.org.uk
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Utilising the Church "Resource Room" We are looking to redevelop the "Resource Room" which is the small room at the rear of the church, opposite the kitchen. One very good thought is that we would set this up to be used as a room for prayer to include a "Prayer tree" where people could affix prayer requests and together we could pray into them. We could use the room to pray with people too. We know that currently this room is also used for storage and for materials too! If you have a view about how this room should be used, if you currently make use of this room, or if you are aware of an existing/future need for this room (e.g. if you store materials there) please contact David Bomford on 427 5530. David will be looking at responses and proposing a way forward to the PCC. Please get in touch with David this month! Thank you.
Bible Study Group
In racing, regular pit stops are essential if the car is to finish the race. And in other sports professionals spend hours being coached and perfecting their technique.
Interested in going deeper with God? Wanting to rediscover a love for the Bible, or simply understand what the Bible says about our faith?
The truth is that the greatest achievements in life take practice, training and dedication. Itʼs the same with relationships. A strong, loving and lifelong relationship doesnʼt happen by chance. It takes effort and dedication to keep the fun and romance alive. Is it time to invest in your relationship? Pitstop is designed for co-habiting, engaged and married couples. It is for anyone who wants to invest in their relationship, whether theyʼve been together for 1 or 40 years and whether they have a strong relationship or are struggling. Our next course takes place on th th Sat 5 of March and Sat 19 March. Pick up a leaflet or speak to Tim for more info.
Then why not try our new Bible Study groups. The groups will follow the "Self-study BIBLE Course" prepared by Derek Prince. The 15 topics covered include: God's Plan of Salvation; Baptism; The Holy Spirit; Healing; Jesus Chris and The Second Coming". The "study" is easy to work through and is aimed at discovering new depth and understanding as well as how to apply these words to our lives. The group could meet before or after lunch, or during an evening and will meet weekly. If you are interested please call Jan in the office and someone will be in touch regarding your availability and the formation of a group.
New Wine Women’s Day th (North&East) - Saturday 5 March A day of worship, teaching and ministry especially for women International Conference Centre, Harrogate Anne Coles, Nadine Parkinson will be joined by guest speakers and worship leaders
Feedback from the 2010 Women’s Days: ‘I felt the Lord’s presence from the word ‘Go’. Every time I go to one of these conferences I feel the same. Knowing that he is at the centre of all these events is reassuring, and that his love holds no bound is truly amazing.’ ‘I had an amazing new Holy Spirit experience which left me literally and metaphorically buzzing!’ ‘It brought me back to my roots. I had been feeling a bit distant from God recently and needed time to renew and feel God’s presence.’ Cost £20. Find out more and book online at www.new-wine.org or speak to Katie Wade
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Friday 4 March Woodley Methodist Church 2pm Speaker: Gladys Wellbourne All are welcome – men, women and young people www.wwdp-natcomm.org
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LENT & EASTER AT ST CHAD’S 2011 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 The Message paraphrase of that verse: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” Many of us do feel worn out, if not burned out. We have been thinking about St Chad’s will be doing during the season of Lent – the six weeks that lead up to Easter – and the last thing we want to do is add to people’s burdens. Together, we want to learn more about those unforced rhythms of grace. We want to slow down, prune the diary and take time to get away with Jesus. To learn and experience the unforced rhythms of grace it is essential that we do all we can to clear our diaries and probably to introduce a new level of discipline to our lives by fasting from certain things that normally distract us e.g. TV, computer! A resource paper of the subject of fasting is available. Over the next few weeks we will begin to let you know about some of our ideas which, we hope, will help you to slow down and engage with Jesus in a new and refreshing way during lent.
It is with sadness that we report the death of Kitty this week. Kitty was a faithful member of St Chad's, serving as one of our sidespeople for many years. She will have been a familiar face to many - particularly at 9.15 where she welcomed people, passing out the service sheets every week, even last Sunday.
Christian band, LZ7 are playing the Romiley Forum 5th March, 7:30pm. They recently reached the top 40 with their track ʻthis little lightʼ. Tickets are £5, flyers are available in church or Lifecentre.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kitty's family at this difficult time. The funeral will be held at St Chadʼs on Monday 28th Feb at 10.45am. Tom Parker will be officiating.
Please pray for the event, we are taking young people from our midweek groups.
Coming soon.... Second hand book sale in aid of Open Doors which supports persecuted Christians.
Bredbury Green Community
The Guywood Centre, Sat April 16th 10am-12, Refreshments for sale.
Live in or around the "Bredbury Green Community" and have a heart to bless the people of that area - if so please contact John Simpson.
If you have any unwanted books or magazines, please put them into the boxes at the back of church on Sunday mornings. A wonderful opportunity to de-clutter and bless part of the Christian family at the same time. If you are interested in helping please contact Gill Gosling on email@example.com or 01612929601