Tuesday, 18 September 2018

CTfC FORUM THIS WEEK

A reminder that the Forum of Christians Together for Chesterfield is on Thursday at 7.30 at Central Methedists.  Do be there.

Paul K.

Monday, 17 September 2018

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CONFERENCE

Revival Kids – Raising up a spirit filled, extraordinary generation”
 A Conference to inspire church teams in leading transformational Children’s Ministry.

With Emily Phelps Jones, Jarrod Cooper and the Revive Church team.
9.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 20 October 2018


Children are central to God’s heart for revival.  As Children’s leaders, we are here to raise ‘Revival Kids’; children who know their Father, who are filled with the Holy Spirit and change the world by representing Jesus in their homes, schools and cities.  We’re being called to raise up a generation of holy ‘freedom fighters’ who pray for the sake of the world and burn with the fire of God so that wherever they go, God’s glory is released.

Join us on Saturday 20th October for a day of envisioning and practical teaching on equipping children’s leaders to step out in Kid’s Ministry. It’s an opportunity for your leaders to build vision and explore approaches for seeing kids released in worship, prayer and the prophetic. 

At Revive Church we have a passion for children to know God deeply, see miracles and prophecy as a part of normal life, to encounter Jesus in worship and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Join us as we seek to become outstanding children’s leaders, raising an extraordinary generation, born for revival!

At this day conference you will enjoy:
-          Worship, prayer and prophetic ministry.
-          Inspiring keynote sessions
-          Teaching & equipping
-          Children’s ministry networking
-          An opportunity to be envisioned, empowered and equipped as we seek God for this generation.

Price: £5 per person

Venue:  Revive Church
Bridlington Avenue
Kingston-upon-Hull
HU2 0DU
England

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Day 41/100 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR PEACE

100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 14 September
59 days to go
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (ESV)

PEACE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING
History has recorded many statements and quotations relating to peace. As we meditate on the events of 100 years ago we might recall those promises and commitments made to building a world that lives in peace. Ronald Reagan said, ‘A people free to choose will always choose peace’ and that is surely so. Each of us who enjoy freedom can choose a peace that passes all understanding. When we accept Jesus into our lives we receive God’s Holy Spirit; he brings a deep and lasting peace. Unlike worldly peace, defined as the absence of conflict, this peace is confident assurance in any circumstance. With Christ’s peace, we need not fear the present nor the future. In commemoration, choose that peace.

PRAYER
Father, thank you for your gift of peace, freely given. Help us to trust wholly in you and your will for our lives. May our actions be rooted in love for you and our neighbours and may we be instruments of your peace in the world. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Michael Cooper is CVM’s National Director for England & Scotland.


100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days

Friday, 7 September 2018

HARVEST AT THE RAGGED SCHOOL

Ragged School Chapel Markham Road 

Harvest Celebrations 

 Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm 
 Staveley & District Churches united Choir
Followed by refreshments 

Sunday 23rd September 6.30pm 
Harvest Service Speaker – Sam Bown

Monday, 3 September 2018

DAY 29 PRAYER FOR PEACE

100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 2 September
71 days to go
At one time you were far away from God. But now you belong to Christ Jesus. He spilled his blood for you. This has brought you near to God. Christ himself is our peace.
Ephesians 2:11-18 (NIRV)

CHRIST OUR PEACE
Around the world God is working through his children who, as advocates for peace, bring healing to those whose lives have been damaged by war. Some wounds are still raw and sensitive since the conflicts may be recent or continuing. In those cultures, without a Christian world-view, the call for revenge has to be replaced with a desire to forgive. The process begins with those who are willing to take a first step towards forgiveness.

One of my friends conducts ‘Healing the wounds of ethnic conflict’ workshops in war-torn areas. Another is writing reconciliation songs in culturally-sensitive ways and training young people from such areas to sing them. Another has had to be moved out of a war-torn zone for her own safety. Another is bringing aid to refugees and orphans in war-torn Iraq and seeking to disciple them. Some address the historical nature of continuing antagonism in order to dismantle ongoing prejudice and foster reconciliation. Others are seeking to follow God’s leading in restorative justice, in dealing with past genocides, as in Rwanda.

As we pray today for the victims from the various wars, let us pray particularly for women and girls. They are the ones who face the trauma of losing their fathers, husbands, brothers, sons. They are the innocent victims. Their grief is seldom recognised, but God sees, knows, and empathises. Can they learn to forgive also?

PRAYER
Father, thank you that forgiveness is always available from you. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Please help all those who need to forgive their enemies to do so with grace and love, and to embrace all that is involved, with Christ’s help. Amen

ACTION
Fill a shoe-box with children’s goodies and take it to a refugee family who have fled a conflict zone. Listen to their story, and respond with love and understanding.

Brian Mills is a British-based, international prayer leader and author, and helps lead the international reconciliation movement.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days

Thursday, 30 August 2018

COME AND JOIN THE CELEBRATIONS




MENS' BREAKFAST DATES

Each meeting is in the hall at the rear of Central Methodist Church on Saltergate (S40 1UH) starting at 8.30 am with cooked breakfast and finishing by 10.00 am. 

All are welcome to come to enjoy food and fellowship.



Sat 15 September - John Bown - 'British Bobby on International Beat - Nigeria and Jamaica - the story continues'
Sat 20 October - Mark and Rebekah - the work of the Elm Foundation with victims/survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence.
Sat 17 November - Glyn Wildman - Dementia Lead Nurse, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
(No meeting in December)
Brian Offiler   
01246 234707 / 07791 346140  

Friday, 17 August 2018

AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY

Dear Friends,

I have just received from the local Chesterfield Local preachers’ meeting secretary a remarkable offer:

the Diocese of Derby is offering ‘Study for a certificate in Theology, Mission and Ministry’ with an initial occasion at St Barnabas Danesmoor on September 11th!   The course will be delivered at Wingerworth Parish centre on Monday evenings 7.15 to 9.15. (or st Peter’s  Derby on Wednesday evenings, also 7.15 to 9.15.

And it’s free!  

Apply to esther.elliott@derby.anglican.org or phone 01332 388674

Or  to fiona.bennett@derby.anglican.org or phone 01332 388670

In the blurb there is also reference to study days on September 22nd, 12th  January and 18th May.

This is all I know, but it looks like a wonderful offer….

Paul King.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

100 DAYS OF PRAYER

100-Days-Peace-Hope-logo 15 August
89 days to go
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 (ESV)

PRACTISING PEACE

Jesus, the Prince of Peace, invites us to stay close and connected to him. In some of his final words before his own death, he speaks tenderly to his closest followers in the Upper Room. Using the metaphor of a vine and branches, Jesus explains that we can receive his life of love, joy and peace, just like branches that bear fruit because they receive sap from the vine. Without the sap, they will dry up and die. Even in the midst of life’s challenges, pressures, anxieties and fears, it is possible to know confidence and security. If we abide in Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit we can experience what the apostle Paul calls the ‘fruit’ of peace, joy and love (Galatians 5. 22- 24).

PRAYER
Lord Jesus, amongst the many distractions challenges and fears in our lives, help us to draw near and stay connected to you so that we may receive your peace, joy and love. May these fruits grow and increase in our life.

This reflection and prayer is contributed by Rob Hare, a Project Manager for Bible Society.

100 Days of Peace and Hope is available with Bible readings, reflections and prayers for each week to download at www.remembrance100.co.uk/100-days