Weekly Email w/b 12th June 2023

Weekly Email w/b 12th June 2023

This week we started the Parenting for Faith course with parents and carers of babies and toddlers. It was a great session, and we had some really great conversations, but the big thing I took away from it was this. God trusts you with your child!

If you are a parent, I’m sure there have been times when you have felt not good enough, out of your depth or that you simply have absolutely no idea what you are doing – I know that’s certainly been the case for me, more times than I can remember! And yet, the amazing truth is that the God who created this child, has a plan for their lives and loves them more than even you do, placed you in their lives, because God trusts you!

And that’s true, even if we are not parents. It’s a natural human reaction in so many of us think “I’m not good enough” or “Why would God want to use me?” or “I couldn’t possibly do what others do”. But in John’s Gospel, we hear Jesus turning these ideas upside down:

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit” John 15:16

My prayer this week is that the mind-blowing truth that God trusts us will give us the courage to step out to do what we are called to do and that we will be everything that we were created to be, because God trusts us!

Cerys Hughes,
Children and Families Minister

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We’re really looking forward to our 2023 Confirmation Service, taking place this Sunday 18th June at 11am. on Sunday 18th June at 11am. There will be a 9am service that day as usual with Nick Webb speaking, but there won’t be a 1030am service in Radbrook, with lifts arranged for CTK friends to join in at the 11am service.

The service will be hosted by Rt Revd Alistair Magowan, one of the assistant Bishops in the Diocese of Lichfield. Many of us will know Alistair as he and Louise worship here, and he is a regular preacher already! Six candidates are being confirmed. Do please be praying for them, and for all who take part in this special service.

Meanwhile in the evening Judith Drury will be our speaker as we continue our series called “Postcards from the early church” and we look through the early chapters of the book of Acts.

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We had our latest “EXPRESSO” on Thursday evening, a twenty minute conversation around mission and discipleship. This month we’ve been looking at “How to be a Christian in the NHS and healthcare world”, with Andy Houghton will be sharing something of his own perspective. Find out more – and catch up on other previous episodes on “social media” and “praying when big stuff is going on” – via our website.

Expresso – the story so far

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Want to join a group who get together every couple of months to share a meal and “do life” together?

Suitable for all ages and ‘stages’, and whether old-timer or newcomer, you’d be very welcome at the next “Big Sunday lunch”. For those already in a group then details should be winging their way to you over the next few days. And if you’d like to join a group – and make the most of opportunities of getting to know other people at Trinity – then let us know and we’ll find some space around a Sunday lunch table near you!

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If you are expecting a baby, preparing to adopt, or you are a parent or carer of a baby or toddler, we would love you to join us on our Parenting for Faith course starting on Tuesday 13th June 2023.

The course is made up of four online sessions of just one hour each that will help us all explore what parenting for faith looks like with a little one and will include bitesize videos and time for us to chat in our own church family breakout room.

There is no cost to you joining the course and you are welcome whatever stage of faith you are at. If you need an added incentive, you will receive a small treat to enjoy on the first night!

Please sign up to receive the Zoom link, or contact Cerys Hughes for more details.

Let us know you’re coming

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Our regular reminder about the Cost of Living Fund. Times are tough for many at the moment. At Trinity we know we can’t do everything or help everyone. But, flowing out of God’s generosity to us, we want to offer what we can.

Are you in particular need? Or do you know someone who might benefit from practical help or limited financial support? Alongside other Shropshire organisations we want to be able to offer help and support where we can. We have a “Cost of Living” fund to support individuals, families and specific projects at church and across the local community.

Cost of Living Fund

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