Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Prayers at Hasland



We received a wonderfully warm welcome from everyone at St Paul's, Hasland yesterday evening.  Around 40 christians from different Chesterfield churches joined their regular Tuesday evening communion service.  As part of the service we prayed for issues that affect those living in both Hasland and Grassmoor.  Thank you to everyone who came along.

Next month we will be praying for the Markham Road area of Chesterfield.  You would be very welcome to join us at Grace Chapel on Tuesday 26th February 7.30pm.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Songs of Praise Reloaded!



Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!


Songs of Praise

Encouraged with forecasts of warmer temperatures
(rather than snow & ice) we are going to try again!

Friday 1st February 7.30pm
Central Methodist Church, Saltergate, Chesterfield

Join as we celebrate local christian organisations and groups through their choice of songs and sing praise to our wonderful
God who is our inspiration and strength in these endeavours.

Everyone welcome.
Christians Together for Chesterfield

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Coming Soon - Chesterfield School Pastors!



School Pastors 
An initiative of Ascension Trust

I'm sure you have heard about the wonderful job Chesterfield Street Pastors do - well here's an idea that comes from the same stable and is proving to be just as great a success in other areas across the UK.

School Pastors exist in around 22 locations at the moment in the UK and each one is different because it's approach is  tailored to the needs of the individual schools they work with.  They may patrol outside the school at coming and going times during the day, travel on school buses, or be available at break times.  In some instances schools have been so pleased with the results that they have invited school pastors to support after school activities or take on a mentoring role.

Reassurance - school pastors provide a reassuring adult presence at times when children may be feeing vulnerable.  They have time to listen to what is worrying the children and maybe to help

Safety - working with the school they seek to help reduce incidences of anti-social behaviour by being where it is likely to happen

Support - school pastors offer support to the school community at the direction of the school.  They are there to care, listen and to help.

The exciting news is that here in Chesterfield we are in the early stages of setting up our own team of school pastors.  Recruits need to be over 18 and will be christians from local churches who come with the recommendation of a church leader who knows them well.  They will commit to 25 hours training and will need to have an enhanced CRB check. Obviously they will have a heart for working with young people and be available during the day.

This is a very exciting development and we will need your support and prayer to make it work.  If you would be interested in volunteering or if you would like to know more contact:

School Pastors Co-ordinator Chris Collard
07792 797278

Friday, 11 January 2013

Community YoungStars Back for February Half Term


Wanted!

Community YoungStars is back
-for a limited period only-

Mike dalby is heading up a two day holiday club
for 5-11 year olds

Wed 20th & thurs 21st February
10am – 12pm
In the eastwood room
 at the ragged school, markham road

we will be advertising in the same schools as we did for the summer play scheme so hope to see some familiar faces.

We are looking for volunteer helpers
for either or both days. 

If you can help please contact
jacky on 01246 455320
Thank you

Friday, 4 January 2013

Churches Together in Derbyshire AGM 16th January

Churches Together in Derbyshire 

AGM Wednesday 16th January 7pm

Central Methodist Church, Chesterfield 

Featuring a video showcase of activity around the county

and

Guest speaker Roger Paul on

"Getting the Right Touch - Ecumenism Shaped for Mission"

Everyone welcome.



Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Songs of Praise Friday 18th January

Songs of Praise
 Friday 18th January 7.30pm
 
St John's Parish Church, Walton

Join us for a joyful celebration of our wonderful God.


Songs and hymns will be chosen by christians from across Chesterfield and led by a choir formed by representatives of many of the town's churches.
 

Christians Together for Chesterfield