Thames Valley Churches of Christ is an independent membership supported community. As such we don’t receive funding from any external sources. There are a number of ways you can support our activities, both volunteering for any church events, teaching or putting your skills to goods in some other capacity.
However, we need to pay for facilities and staff serving us. You can use the link below to set up standing orders or donate to our charitable causes.
Use the link below to donate to TVCOC or our causes
Teen Summer Camp 2017
26th August to 30th August 2017
Westbrook, Isle of Wight
Wellington 2017 Open Air Church Service
Sunday 2nd of July – Invites are out – get one for yourself and invite your friends and neighbours too!
Event on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1456369967770469
Here are some comments and experiences from 2016:
10-week introduction to Pastoral Care course for ordinands, lay ministers, those who do pastoral care in their church, and interested learners.
The course is run by the Diocese of Oxford (and for those who wish is accredited by the University of Durham) and taught by Rev Mark Laynesmith (Chaplain at Reading University) and Rev Hannah Hobday (St Peter’s Earley).
Thursday evenings, 7.15pm to 9.30pm, May 11th – July 6th (not including June 1st) at St John & St Stephen, 121-147 Orts Road, Reading, RG1 3JN. Cost: £40.
To book – http://tinyurl.com/hbxhr43 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org (01865 208257)
Malcolm interviewing a panel of disciples on life changing moments that helped them come to know God and want to be a Christian.
Next time we’re in Bracknell on a Sunday it’ll be to hear the ever-young Tony Heath speak. 21 August, 2.30PM.
Come and join us celebrating 10 years of worship services at the Crescent Centre in Lower Earley. It’s also a great opportunity to bring a few friends along.
Date and time: Sunday 14th of April, starting at 3pm sharp
Location: Earley Crescent Community Center, Warbler Drive, Lower Earley Reading RG6 4HB
Link to location: www.tvcoc.org/locations/
Register on our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/215961772092409/
Malcolm taught us another great song on Friday. Here are the scriptures if you’d like to do a little study for a quiet time.
1 Cor 15:3
1 Pet 2:24
Recent research conducted at Stanford University and published in the Lancet Journal highlighted a serious public health issue that we see at the Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE every day.
The article showed that high out of pocket costs, such as the funds spent with local pharmacies and on private healthcare providers, was the most common correlating factor in the presence of multi-drug resistant infections. These types of infections require sophisticated antibiotics and are costly to treat. We’re at the final stretch of a fundraising campaign to help us provide effective drugs for very sick patients. You can help today for only $10.
Poun Saran, a 59-year-old widow who arrived at our doors barely conscious and feverish, was unsuccessfully treated at two other facilities before coming to us. Both of the clinics charged her, requiring collateral on her family farm in Svay Reing province. After she arrived at the Emergency Department, SHCH conducted extensive laboratory testing to reveal that Saran had Type 1 diabetes, hypertension and melioidosis- an infectious disease common with farmers in Cambodia.
With effective diagnostics, antibiotic medications and 3 weeks of hospitalization, Saran is returning to home. She has a long path ahead to maintain her health.
Without the effective interventions of SHCH, Saran would have certainly died. SHCH’s team of clinicians, laboratory professionals and research partners are on the front lines of the fight to determine antimicrobial resistance and provide effective treatment. Your contribution to our current fundraising campaign for antibiotic drugs will make the biggest difference if received before September 15. Please donate today.
Dr. Thai Sopheak
Interim Executive Director
HOPE worldwide announced today the appointment of Robert Carrillo as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2015. Robert, who currently serves as the Lead Evangelist of the San Diego Church of Christ, will succeed Randy Jordan, who has served as HOPE worldwide’s CEO since 2008. Robert was selected as CEO after a succession process of more than one year led by the HOPE worldwide Board of Directors.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Robert Carrillo on this appointment. Robert is a proven leader in both the church and secular sectors and has actively served and promoted a strong conviction about helping people in need. He has been an advocate for HOPE worldwide’s work since the early 1990s,” said Jeffrey Jones of Chicago, Co-Chair of the HOPE worldwide Board of Directors. Co-Chair, Alex Hunter of Atlanta, added, “Robert has been a visionary about the role of the church in serving the poor locally and globally as is demonstrated through his founding of the Mission Center of HOPE as a ministry of the San Diego Church of Christ. He comes to us with the highest commendation of those who know him best and the leadership of churches around the world. We are excited to see where Robert will help take HOPE worldwide through his leadership and heart for service.”
Randy Jordan, HOPE worldwide’s current CEO said, “After having the privilege of serving the poor through HOPE worldwide for the past 19 years, my prayer has been that my successor would be a leader full of faith about our serving ministry and full of compassion for those in need. In Robert Carrillo, we have found such a person and I have complete confidence in HOPE worldwide’s future under his leadership.”
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