Friday Class 12 April 2019

What’s coming up this Friday, 12 April….

You can find more episodes in our feed. Our web site is http://www.tvcoc.org. 

Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. 

Do you have a question about the Bible or the Christian faith? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send us your questions or suggestions.

Here’s the email: tvcochrist@gmail.com.

Thanks again for listening. Have a super day.

God bless,

Malcolm

Nepal thank the Thames Valley church for their help

“Thank You” plaque from Nepal

Announcements for Sunday 2nd December 2018

Carol service, 16 December 2018

Our annual carol service is on 16 December at 3 PM. Everybody is welcome.

Venue: Lower Earley Crescent Centre – details on the attached invitation.

We are going to have a great time singing our favourite carols, hearing a specially composed Carol, hearing the children reading, and seeing them dance. All followed with some festive snacks. Sounds like a good time, Eh?

Please invite your friends and spread the news far and wide.

Chhaimale Center of Hope inaugurated in Nepal on Nov 18, 2018

John Partington reported last Sunday on the completion of the work he and the Thames Valley churches of Christ have been involved with. This video gives a flavour of the official opening ceremony.

Helping the needy – questionnaire

The questionnaire Michelle has distributed is here.

Obi’s sermon, 4 November 2018

Michelle Cheema to lead our research into helping the local needy

Albert May announced the appointment of Michelle Cheema to fulfil the role of researching how we, as a church community, can best fulfil our desire to help the needy around where we live and minister. Here are some thoughts from both Albert and Michelle.

Albert says:

“As we move into 2019 we’re all very excited about the prospect of being able to serve more in our local communities. For the first time in our history we will use our annual special gift for the poor to provide assistance to programmes in our very own regions. Because our church covers a wide area the range of needs is large so a lot of thought needs to be given to what will be the best solutions in different regions.  With funds that we have collected that are in surplus to what we wanted to send Nepal in 2018 we will finance about 4-5 person months of part-time work to research, present, design and above all agree with all stakeholders local programmes to serve the needy that we can all be really excited about. We’re delighted that Michelle will undertake this work.  Michelle will be aided by Albert whom has led our assistance to the needy for almost 20 years.”

Michelle comments:

“I am super excited to be given this opportunity to be the first Thames Valley Church of Christ community outreach coordinator. I am looking forward to seeing how God works in multiplying our efforts through sustainable Christ-centred projects throughout our different church locations. We have an amazing church where each and every member have something special to offer the poor and vulnerable in their local community. To God be the glory!”

Please be praying for Michelle to be given insight and wisdom in this role. Feel free to ask her or Albert for more details, and please offer any suggestions you have.

God bless, Malcolm

Announcements Friday 28 September 2018

*Parents of preteens are meeting tonight, Friday 28th, after church in the meeting room
*This Sunday 30th September we are in our locations and family groups for church
*Pray for the next Salisbury service this Sunday coming on 30th September
*7th October we are all at the Meadow suite in Reading University, 2.30pm. It’s our Harvest service.
*Pray for the High Wycombe ministry who are developing a friendship with another congregation in High Wycombe.
*Please send Malcolm any questions you have about the Kingdom this weekend. This will help his preparation for the new class series beginning next Friday.
*Teen night is at the Cockburn’s, 6pm in two weeks’ time

ICMC Europe 2019

As some of you may know, we are not having our February student retreat this year. This is to allow as many students as possible come to the upcoming ICMC Europe. Registration is not online yet, but we are hoping to get the word out early to allow students to book flights. Accommodation will be included in the registration. So far the UK/Nordics, central Europe, and western Europe are all attending with the potential for 350 students to be there. The dates will be April 19-22, 2019 I will make sure to keep everyone up to date with the details. 

Thanks, 

Zach Anton