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.
“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.”
“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.
*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
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.