Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Ben Jackman interviews Bishop Martyn

Recently, Ben Jackman of Radio Leicester had a prolonged interview with Bishop Martyn Snow, who has now been in Leicester for three months. It was an interesting in-depth interview revealing the bishop's opinions on all sorts of things – including his choice of music.

If you would like to hear his opinions on all sorts of different aspects of life, both spiritual and secular, do listen

The interview with Bishop Snow starts nearly 4 minutes into Ben Jackman's show and lasts about 50 minutes. It is available until 10 September.


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On Sunday our service embodied this verse above from Romans 12.15.
Erica & Nelson shared testimony and gave thanks to God after Nelson walked away from a serious car crash 2 weeks ago with only a few scars. It was a privilege to witness them do this in a traditional African way with some great singing and rolling on the floor symbolising laying their whole life down to God as a thank offering.
This was followed by Emmanuel sharing the sad news of a mini bus crash at his church in Nigeria which had killed 8 people on their way to a wedding. We stood with Emmanuel and prayed for that church fellowship as they come to terms with this shocking news.
Later in the service Rupa shared her own reflections on Colin's sermon and they way it had spoken to her.
These stories strengthen our shared fellowship, remind us of God at work in our lives and show that we all have something to contribute as we gather to worship.
You would be very welcome to join us.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Celebrate with food – BBQ

As a final celebration of the holiday club, the church’s car park was cleared and a barbecue set up after Sunday's morning service. All the congregation and all those who are taking part in the holiday club – leaders helpers and children and their parents – were invited.

Thank you to all those who organised the practicalities of the barbecue. A delicious smell wafted past all those who were present, and the sausages (traditional and veggie), burgers and kebabs were delicious. As also were the salads that had been brought and the deserts, too. So thank you to all those who provided food in abundance.

It was a very happy and enjoyable time and a fitting climax to the Champions Challenge holiday club.

All Age Service – Champions Challenge

At the All Age Service on Sunday, the champions challenge theme of the holiday club was continued. Steve, Lou, Gillian and Angie, who had taken part in the holiday club all the different parts of the service. The children who had been part of the holiday club were invited, and those who were present took part in various ways.

Near the end of the service, the congregation was shown a video of all the activities that had been occurring during the week. At the end, the congregation broke out with appreciative clapping. It was good that those who had put in so much effort were shown to be appreciated.

Champions’ Challenge

The Christian faith is often compared to a race. The theme of our welcome board in the vestibule of the church this week reflected both that, and the topic of the holiday club and the week of the Rio Olympics. At the holiday club we welcomed 40 children for three days of activity and Bible teaching.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Holiday Club

This week at our Holiday club: Champions Challenge we had so much fun learning more about God and exploring what it means to be the best we can be and part of Jesus’ team. We enjoyed celebrating sports alongside the Olympics with games, songs, dramas, stories, creative activities, baking, samba drumming, Circus skills, a Rio vibe and lots of fun getting to know each other.
Thank you to all who came, to our lovely and dedicated team and most of all to God for all that He is and all He has done, that we have so much to celebrate!
We have a special holiday club service tomorrow to share all that we'd done and to celebrate these awesome children and finished it off with our own closing ceremony of a BIG BBQ!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Another Family Welcomed

Last Sunday we were delighted to welcome another family as Jeremy and Joshua Adams came for baptism. Over the last few months the family have been committed members of the congregation and we have enjoyed their fellowship. Sadly (for us) they are moving north.
We wish the whole family well in their new surroundings and pray particularly for the boys that they may grow in the faith to which they have committed themselves.