Hi there, I am Chloe Matthews and I am excited to say I will be joining you soon at St Edyth’s and starting in the role of Children’s and Families Minister. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all and thought it would be good to introduce myself and tell you a bit about who I am. I am 23 years-old, and grew up in Nailsea, a town not too far from Bristol, with my parents and brother. I grew up going to church as a child, and church was a familiar place for me. I learnt lots about Jesus and when I was nine years old, I wanted to make a personal commitment for myself, and wanted to be baptised by full emersion, which I was after a bit of pestering on my part. During my teens I felt like I learnt more and more of what this commitment means and learning more about God’s love and having a personal relationship with God.
It was during this time as well that I got involved in volunteering at church and became involved with children’s work and leading. After a gap year in Watford working with children at Soul Survivor Watford, I have spent the last four years based in Plymouth at Methodist Central Hall as an intern working with children and young people and studying for a degree in Applied Theology, Children and Schools work. I am excited to work alongside you in developing the children’s work and seeing what God has in store. I am looking forward to joining you at St Edyth’s, (starting officially on Monday 18th November) and becoming a part of the church family here. I am excited to get to know you all, and I am always up for a cup of tea and cake!
10 t h November 2019
CAP Christmas Hampers
Alpha Course 2020
Would you be able to donate to the Bristol NW Debt Centre, so we give our clients a Hamper this Christmas? Donations of gifts for men and women such as perfume, aftershave, pens, a calendar, diary, scented candles, toiletries, stationery and more. Please donate generously by putting items in the box at the back of the church. For more info please speak to David Spottiswoode.
Starts 12th Jan 2020 @ 6:30pm Alpha is a series of ten interactive sessions exploring life, faith and meaning. We will be hosting this starting in January, with food, exploration and a chance for discussion. To find out more or to sign up simply email Josh Bradshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org
Evangelism & Prayer Celebration To hear about the evangelism, prayer celebration and other Mission Area stories visit: https://www.bristol.anglican.org/Mi ssionAreasResourcingChurchesNews
Tear Fund Big Quiz Night St Peterâ€™s Church, Lawrence Weston If you would like to participate in the nationwide Big Quiz Night being on Sat 16th Nov at 6:30pm, please contact Jonathan Lee to join a team or enter your own (6-8 people) on 07956 456574 or email email@example.com Finger food, cakes and hot drinks will be provided!
Street of the Week Please pray for the following streets this week: Aldercombe Road. Pray for God’s blessing and pray that people come to know Jesus.
Weekly Prayer Meeting Every Tuesday at 7am We meet at 10 St Edyth’s Road and pray for a move of God to draw people to come to know and follow Jesus. Come and join us!
CAP Next Steps Tuesday 3rd December 7:30-9pm The PCC want an interim working group to plan the next steps for CAP. If this is something you feel called to help with, please join us on the 3rd at St Edyth’s.
24/7 Prayer Join St Edyth's for a week of prayer as we kickstart 2020 dependent on God. It will be in the quiet room from Sun 19th Jan for a week. We will also be joining with Highgrove church on Mon 20th Jan at 7.30pm for joint prayer and worship.
Youth groups are coming! 10-16 year olds there will be a new group coming your way with loads of fun and games and chances to talk about your faith. Please speak to Gaby for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHURCH DIARY Sunday 10th November 2019 8:45am Holy Communion 10:30am Morning Worship Weds 13th November 2019 10am CANCELLED Sunday 17th November 2019 8:45am Holy Communion 10:30am Morning Worship Weds 20th November 2019 10am Holy Communion
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 12th January 2020, 6:30pm Alpha Course St Edyth’s Church
CHRISTMAS@ ST EDYTH’S Sun 15th Dec, 6:30pm Carols by Candlelight St Edyth’s Church Tues 17th Dec, 7:00pm Carols on the Square With Highgrove & St Edyth’s Christmas Eve, 4:00pm Christingle Service St Edyth’s Church Christmas Day Service, 10:30am St Edyth’s Church
Going deeper.... small group or personal study Nehemiah 9
Jot your notes on the sermon:
1. As you read Nehemiah 9, what stands out to you about Ezraâ€™s prayer? 2. What part does confession play in your Christian life? 3. Why do you think they spent so much time confessing and identifying with the sins of their ancestors? 4. Do you have any sense of history regarding the sins and shortcomings of your family? Explain your answer. 5. Thinking of family members who are still alive, do you intercede for them and their relationship with God? Why or why not? 6. Why do you think they had all the religious leaders sign the covenant?
Contact Us Parish Admin: Katharine Wiltshire: 0117 9686965; email@example.com Vicar: Revd John Monaghan: 0117 9687124; firstname.lastname@example.org Hall bookings: Sandra Wyatt: 0117 9687514; email@example.com
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