Thursday, 9 May 2019

BIG BREKKIE FOR CHRISTIAN AID


Come and enjoy breakfast at Hasland Methodist Church on Tuesday 14th May 9-11 am.

Raising funds for Christian Aid Week

Thursday, 25 April 2019

ANDREW MURRAY IN CHESTERFIELD THIS WEEKEND

New Life Church is delighted to be hosting Andrew Murray this weekend.  
You may already have commitments on Sunday morning but how about coming to hear Andrew either on Saturday evening or at Cafe Church on Sunday evening?  You will not disappointed.  Andrew has a gift for teaching God's word and has seen many amazing things happen as God works through his ministry.  Everyone welcome and please bring your friends.
Saturday 27th April 7.30 pm  at New Life IgniteHolmebrook Valley Family Centre, off Wardgate Way, Holme Hall
Sunday 28th April 10.30 am at New Life Church, Winding Wheel, Holywell St, Chesterfield
Sunday 28th April 6 pm at Cafe Church, The Compass, West Bars, Chesterfield
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Generation Builders is the ministry of Andrew Murray and was formed in January 2015. After 13 years working in local church ministry, Andrew was released to travel as an evangelist and so Generation Builders was formed.
The heart and passion of Generation Builders is to reach a generation with the good news of Jesus Christ and Andrew travels extensively through the United Kingdom and also has a growing ministry in the USA. In addition he takes teams on mission around the world holding gospel crusades and revival services in several nations.  In every Generation Builders service, Jesus Christ is the central theme, and a clear message of a crucified, resurrected and glorified Saviour is always proclaimed.
As well as his gospel preaching, Andrew is also known for his teaching ministry and many of our services are aimed at believers being drawn into a closer encounter with God and understanding their identity in Christ.  Generation Builders has a passion for the local church and is a cross-denominational ministry, working in churches of various backgrounds, streams and networks.

Andrew is currently a member of Revive Church, a multi-site church based in East Yorkshire led by Jarrod Cooper. Andrew ministers regularly at the church and also is the director of the Revive Church College.
Andrew is married to Laura and they have two children Judah and Asher.

PHILIPPA HANNAH LOCAL TOUR DATES

I saw Philippa Hannah recently performing as part of Grace Chapel's 10th Anniversary celebration and was reminded just what a great performer she is.  If you are a fan of her honest, country style music interspersed with her faith story then maybe you might be interested in these dates:




Tuesday 30th April  Philippa is supporting the Kingdom Choir (they sang at Harry & Megan's
wedding) at Sheffield City Hall.  Tickets from Ticketmaster start at £40.30.

Sunday 5th May  As above with the Kingdom Choir but at the Theatre Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.  Tickets start at £25

If you are going to the One Event at Lincolnshire Showground this year Philippa will be performing on Saturday August 24th in the big top.


PIE AND PEAS FUNDRAISER

Hope For Life Ministries are organising a Pea and Pie Supper at Central Pentecostal Church on Saturday April 27th 6.30pm for 6.45pm.
Tickets £6 including dessert and tea/coffee.  Raising funds for this year's Whit Walk 
More information and tickets available from Pamela Gratton on 01246 851703. 

WHIT WALK FINAL BRIEFING

PROCESSION BRIEFING NIGHT 

Thursday May 16th  7.30pm Rose Hill URC. 


If at all possible please send representatives from your church – as many as you like - so that you can ask questions, raise any concerns, get the information you need and share your experiences / good ideas with others. The more that churches can share ideas and swap experiences the better. You will be able to collect material that your church needs for the Procession, including advertising posters, colour themed balloons - (yellow orange, white and red) - programmes and the ‘Guidance for Churches’ booklet with instructions ,timings and tips about how to get the most out of the ‘Whit Walks’ on Spring Bank Holiday Monday morning.


WHIT WALK CHILDREN'S COLOURING EXHIBITION

DRAW A SCENE FROM THE LIFE OF JESUS – THE SERVANT KING 

Already some children have started on this challenge through Messy Church but there is still plenty of time for everyone of school age to take part whether they can be here for The Procession or not.

All that’s involved is to draw and colour a scene from the life of Jesus so that the drawings fit this year’s theme: ‘Jesus: The Servant King’. It might be the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus healing the blind and the lame or visiting the unpopular tax collector. It could be Jesus telling stories of others who showed kindness such as The Good Samaritan or The Prodigal Son. The choice is very wide. The instructions are simple:
1) Please use either A4 or A5 sheets of paper
2) Colours: Crayon, paint or pencil drawings acceptable.
 3) Names: Either at the bottom right hand corner of the drawing or on the back - if part of a Sunday School or Messy Church please also add the name of the church involved .
4) The finished drawing should be handed in at the Cornerstone Coffee Shop at Central Methodist Church or brought to Rose Hill URC for the Procession Briefing at 7.30pm on Thursday May 16th . If neither date suits your situation please e-mail us on cechesterfield@gmail.com to arrange an alternative.
5) It would be helpful if all drawings could be in by Tuesday May 20th so that they can be properly displayed. We shall try our best to include late entries but we cannot guarantee to do so.

EACH CHILD WHO ENTERS IS INVITED TO WALK AT THE FRONT OF THE PROCESSION WITH THE MAYOR AND MAYORESS.

 THE PROCESSION LEAVES THE TOWN HALL AT 10.00 am.
 CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

Friday, 29 March 2019

JOB VACANCY

Loundsley Green Community Trust Job Opportunity: 
Community Centre Manager

Background 

Loundsley Green Community Trust (LGCT) is a non-profit community development trust, led by local volunteer residents. We operate a community centre & associated services. The shape of these are controlled by local people through a monthly open community meeting & quarterly trustees’ meeting. These ensure that the trust provides the services that residents need. Any profits made by the community trust are returned to the local area through provision of subsidised space or community services/facilities. 

LGCT was formed in 2010 to take on & convert a disused church for community use. Since then, use of the community centre has grown substantially. We are now in the process of finalising a lease for the adjoining house & garden, in order to extend the centre. This will provide additional meeting/training facilities and will also enable us to open 5 small office/treatment spaces for local people to start businesses. Our expansion means that we will need additional management effort to make the changes & run the expanded centre.

Job Description 

This job role is to take a lead in expanding & running the community centre’s operations and will include these specific tasks:
 • Oversee day to day operations of the centre
 • Lead on the effective marketing of our community facilities & business startup spaces; working with our volunteer team to ensure we have an good website & social media 
• Provide line management & leadership for our caretaking and cleaning staff, to support them in ensuring that people using the centre have a quality experience 
• Deal with complaints or praise about the centre, passing it on to trustees or others where required 
• Keep a record of our volunteers and log of volunteer training needs / provision
 • Work with our treasurer to ensure that the trust remains financially sustainable • Ensure that there is someone available to call if things go wrong (mobile phone supplied)
 • Work with our existing bookings volunteer to ensure that the centre is well used
 • Identify possible changes / improvements to the trust’s facilities/services; in order to deliver this, identify & cost potential suppliers - seeking appropriate trustee approvals 
• Conduct procurement & management of contractors when making changes to the centre 
• Manage delivery of change projects, ensuring completion on time / to required standard, while minimising disruption to users
• Work with trustees, who will set strategy based on the manager’s operational input Hours: 14 hours (2 days) per week - may be later extended depending on future growth Remuneration: £22,500 per annum pro rata (£9,000 actual) Payment of 10% of salary provided in lieu of pension scheme provision.

Person Specification

• Interested & knowledgeable about our local community 
• Some understanding of the needs of new businesses 
• Basic project management skills
 • Good literacy, numeracy & IT skills 
• Capable at marketing with physical, digital & social media 
• You’ll be working for and with volunteers, whose time may be limited and may not be consistently available. Flexibility, empathy & support for others are highly important.
• Friendly & welcoming to customers & potential volunteers 
• Good communication & facilitation skills 
• Good team worker 
• Organised & trustworthy administrator with good paperwork & filing skills 
• Flexible approach to work within the constraints of a community project 
• Financially astute when costing items for sale or discussing potential costs 
• Good at building community within a group of people
 • Line management skills 
• Basic procurement skills
 • Access to transport would be beneficial

To apply 

Please send your CV with a covering letter & two references by email to jobs@lgct.org.uk You will be asked before we contact your references. The closing date is 26th April 2019 at 5pm. We are expecting to interview on Tuesday 7th May. If you have any questions, please contact Simon Redding on the above email, or by phone/text on 0741 999 1484

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

CTfC ENABLING GROUP MEETING

Meeting of the Enabling Group of 
Christians Together for Chesterfield
Monday April 8th 7.30 pm
Central Methodists (use the side door for access)

Visitors Welcome

We will be discussing recent events, looking to events in the short term and bigger plans ahead.  We need your input and ideas so please join us if you can.

MUSIC FOR OUR PROCESSION OF WITNESS 2019 (WHIT WALK)

Carlton Brass Band Leading Whit Walk 2019
Monday 27th May


In an age when it is very difficult to hire Brass Bands we are delighted that the Nottingham based Carlton Brass will lead our Procession. Carlton Brass is a high-flying band, now in the 1st Section National Grading and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to welcoming them.

 We are always pleased to welcome back our old friends from Ashover Brass Band who have served us so well for ten years now. While they are no longer a marching band they will be playing on a certain section of the route (details later) and after The Procession they will entertain people going into Rose Hill URC for tea or coffee. 

The Procession’s own Worship Band will again provide the music for the singing at The Town Hall and thanks are due to Phil Cornell and Helen Schofield for their organisation. There are five hymns/songs altogether two of which were chosen by those present at the Launch Night, completing a great mix of the new and the tried and tested. You can look forward to a good sing before we set off and when we arrive back at The Town Hall . 

This year’s hymns/songs are: ‘To God be the glory’, ‘The Servant King’, ’10,000 Reasons’ , ‘The Splendour of the King’ and a new song to a familiar tune - ‘ O Father you created us’ - written especially for The Procession by our current President: James Dickinson. Get practising ! 

Two final pieces of this musical jigsaw are still needed. First piece: we are trying to get a Salvation Army Band to join us on The Procession. Second piece: to complete the musical side of our act of witness, it would be good to have a live band who can play modern worship songs en route round the town and a flat back truck to place them in. If anyone out there can help, please get in touch at cechesterfield@gmail.com