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St Chad’s Notices 27th February 2011 There were a number of words at the Leadership huddle as we looked at Spiritual gifts which may be appropriate for people in the congregation…. One person had a picture of a bridge that went on and on and on into the distance but wasnʼt sure what this meant. Two people in the group had the sense that this was a picture of Gods provision going on and on and on and that we will never come to the end. It was thought that this was a word for the church and for people as individuals. Another had a sense that one person in the group was feeling very much alone even though they were surrounded by people and God wanted them to know that he is caring the burden and that you are not alone. Someone shared after the group time that this was for them. A picture was given about a wall (not a brick wall but a stone cliff face) and people were struggling to get past this wall or climb over it but then a door was placed to open and walk through it.

Contact: Give Me your heart: love Me and put Me first, above everything else. What I have said to you in the past is My word to you and I will fulfil it. I want to do a new thing (in the church?) + the word "freedom". Turn your eyes upon Jesus and look! Rejoice in My love. In My love you will find freedom. Picture: Jesus stand in the middle of our circle and coming to each of us in turn, holding our cupped hands in His hands and looking at us with love to encourage us. Stop depending on yourselves. Do not be anxious or afraid. Picture: An old-fashioned sower (of seed) = God shedding His love abroad in our hearts. It was busy (+ve, not -ve) and there was a sense of excitement that God was doing His stuff. Freedom - be free to do a new work for Me.

The week ahead… Monday 28 3.45pm 7.30pm

Fireworks 4-7 Alpha

Tuesday 1 10.00am 5.45pm

Little Lights Fuel 7-11

Wednesday 2 10.00am Sparklers 11.00am Holy Communion 4.00pm Cherry Tree Youth Thursday 3 10.00am 7.45pm Sunday 6 9.15am 10:45am 6.30pm 6.30pm

Stars Standing Committee Parish Communion Worship Together Overcomers Outreach - Lifecentre Encounter

ʻTaste and see that the Lord is goodʼ Psalm 34:8

Mum’s the Word Tue 1 March 7.30pm to 10pm £7.50 King’s House Conference Centre, M1 7HB Book at Discover the secrets of thriving and surviving as a mum Join Katharine Hill and Cathy Madavan for an evening of warmth, humour and practical tips as you juggle life, work, children… and everything else. • • • • •

Does 'Supermum' really exist? Discovering your child's 'love language' How to juggle work, life, kids... and everything else Choosing your battles Letting go - giving your children 'roots and wings'

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Lent begins 9th March. Pick up our Guide to Lent & Easter at St Chad’s. It’s packed with ideas and information about what will be going on in the run up to Easter.

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.

Pitstop: Relationships 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.

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

Tonight 6.30pm Guywood 4th Sunday - Experience Our evening service provides space to encounter Jesus in a relaxed and spacious setting of worship.

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From Sunday 6 March there will be a box in the back of church for Shoebox items. During March we are asking for donations of toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap. Please be generous. Thank you, Maggie

CAP money course – Manage your money, live your life! The next CAP money course will th take place on 31st March, 7 April th & 14 April in the Lifecentre.

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 or speak to Katie Wade

Please contact Fran Adshead or Anne Smith for more information.

Womenʼs day of Prayer Praying for Chile

Men’s Curry Night!

Friday 4 March Woodley Methodist Church 2pm



Weʼre meeting at Indigo on Tues 1 March, 7.30pm for Menʼs Curry Night. Please contact Chris to confirm attendance so he can book a table… or phone number 430 8691.

Speaker: Gladys Wellbourne All are welcome – men, women and young people

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