Thursday, 27 September 2012

African Children's Choir at Tupton Hall School November 25th

African Children's Choir 

You may have see this choir singing with Gary Barlow at the Queen's Jubilee Concert or you may have heard them on previous visits to Chesterfield.  Either way you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to hear these wonderful children singing live.

Sunday 25th November 7.30pm at Tupton Hall School

Kenyan Children during the 2009 Choir selection weekend"The African Children’s Choir™ is made up of some of the neediest and most vulnerable children in their countries. Many have lost one or both parents to poverty or disease. The African Children’s Choir™ helps these children break away from the everyday cycle of poverty and hopelessness."

Children from Choir 31 dances during a training session
"Children selected to tour will spend approximately five months at the Choir Training Academy in Kampala, Uganda. Here the children learn the songs and dances, attend school, play and attend Sunday School at a local church.
It is at the Choir Training Academy where the real life-changing work of the African Children’s Choir™ can be seen. The children’s personalities and talents emerge like never before as they settle into their new routine with the knowledge that they are loved and cared for."

Don't miss out - this choir is a real treat!  Tickets are £10 - under 5's free. 
Tickets are going fast - to book yours ring 01246 852281

Monday, 24 September 2012

Reminder! CTfC Brampton Prayer Meeting Tues 25th Sept

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CTfC will be gathering at Storrs Road Methodist Church on Tuesday 25th September 7.30pm to pray for the Brampton area.  Everyone is welcome to join in as we ask for God's blessing on
those who live and work , those who come to school, and the churches in Brampton. 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Freshers' Fair at Chesterfield College

1,000 lollies given away at the Freshers' Fair! 

Chesterfield Street Pastors had a table at the Chesterfield College Freshers' Fair.  It was a great opportunity to introduce ourselves and explain the service we provide in the town centre on Saturday nights.  Some of the older students had come across us already and had been helped or knew a friend who had been helped by us.  For the younger students - who are too young as yet to be out drinking - we wanted them to know that if they needed help in the future or were ever in trouble Street Pastors would be there to help.  And yes, in two days 1,000 lollies disappeared from our table - you're never too old for a lolly!
Re-Light My Fire
Saturday 29th September 2012
at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane
9.30am Coffee,
10.00am - 13.00pm Worship plus teaching from
Sandra Duffty
gifted worship leader and prophetic ministry

‘I believe God wants to re-light the fire of our passion for him’,
says organiser Gail Robinson, ‘My vision is that ladies from
churches all over Chesterfield come together to share in worship
 and encourage each other to fan into flame the gifting God has put
within them.’ As our lives burn bright for Jesus we will affect those
around us and see his kingdom come here in Chesterfield.
For more details contact Gail 07808 448746

Dr Sarah Houston Lecture 25th October Using Dance to Assist People with Parkinson's Disease

Lecture on Dance and Parkinson’s Disease

To be given by Dr Sara Houston on 25 October 2012 at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, 187 Newbold Road, Chesterfield S41 7BE.

Dr Sara Houston, University of Roehampton, will give an illustrated lecture on her research on using dance to assist people with Parkinson’s disease. Collaborating with English National Ballet, Dr Houston and her team are investigating the potential physical, social and mental benefits of dance for people with the movement disorder. Dr Houston’s research highlights remarkable success in helping people with Parkinson's with movement control, flexibility and balance.
Participants who even have difficulty walking are discovering they can dance and are gaining a new found confidence. The results also have highlighted the importance of dance as a means of enhancing social engagement and intellectual stimulation.

Taught by specialist teachers at English National Ballet, the weekly dance sessions in London emphasise dance as an artistic practice, rather than as a therapy. The results are all the more remarkable because of the artistic emphasis. Dr Houston won the prestigious Bupa Foundation Vitality for Life Prize 2011 for her work.

Dr Sara Houston

Dr Sara Houston is Principal Lecturer in Dance at University of Roehampton, London. She is a community dance specialist, working as a researcher with older people, young people at risk and adult prisoners, as well as people with Parkinson's. Dr Houston is Chair of the Board of the Foundation for Community Dance, the national support organisation for community dance artists.

If you require further information regarding Dr Houston’s lecture please contact Ian Gordon on 01246 270954.

Sat 6th October One Act Play 'One of That Despised People'

On Saturday 6th October at 14:30 Chesterfield Quaker Meeting will be hosting a performance of a one act play 'One of That Despised People' which will be performed by the Quaker Theatre Company. There is no admission fee, but there will be a retiring collection.
The play examines the depth of faith in a future world which is not only suspicious of all churches but views them with open hostility.
Writer and performer Alan Avery says that the play challenges all people of faith, not just Quakers. In an increasingly sceptical age, how far would we be prepared to suffer, both mentally and physically to stand up for what we believe or would the pressures the state can put on individuals make us retreat into compromise and denial. The play is not suitable for anyone under sixteen.
Further details are available from Teresa Holland at Chesterfield Meeting 01246 856802 or Alan Avery Quaker Theatre Company 01751 474043