Weekly Email w/b 13th June 2022
I wonder what your week has been like? For me, it has been quite busy, and I feel like I have been bouncing from one thing to the next, a bit like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, but with the attitude of Eeyore! I have found myself always looking ahead to the next thing or the next job and not really stopping to catch my breath.
However, we have recently been blessed with sunny weather, and in the mornings, I have taken my coffee and toast and eaten my breakfast outside. Each morning I have been joined by my cat, who sits on the table, and a small robin that perches in the bush next to me.
I have to say that I have found so much joy in these breakfasts with my two friends and have been struck by how much God loves us. He has created a world full of beauty and wonder, and wants us to enjoy it, if we only take to time to stop and look around us. Just taking the time to enjoy God’s creation has been restorative and brought me closer to God.
I wonder in what ways you could slow down this week and spend a few moments each day enjoying the world that God has made?
Keith Moore (Pioneer Community Minister)
In our morning congregations we’re continuing to think about “Everyday Faith“, and how the amazing people mentioned in Hebrews 11 and 12 might encourage and inspire God’s church today. Phil Cansdale will be speaking at Holy Trinity at 9am and 11am as well as at our 1030am Radbrook gathering. At the 11am there will be youth and children’s work in the usual manner, with us all sharing communion together towards the end of the service.
In the evening we are cracking on with our new series called “FRUITFUL“. Peter Madley will be speaking about “modelling godly character”, and how living Jesus-shaped lives might really make a difference in the places where God places us in our Monday to Sunday lives.
We’re disappointed that we haven’t yet successfully recruited for the new role at Cafe Connect. Please do pray that we make a good appointment, and soon! And if you know someone who might be interested would you pass this onto them. The role is three days each week (Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings), working alongside the Café Manager (who works Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and a great team of volunteers. The role is for 22 hours per week (8.30am to 4.30pm Tuesdays, 8.30am to 5.30pm Fridays, 9.30am to 2.30pm Saturdays) During holiday periods it may be possible – and desirable – for these days to be varied by arrangement with other team members. Application deadline 6th June.
This one’s very much for young people and young adults. Are you sitting GCSEs, A-levels or Uni exams? Join us to celebrate once all the hard work is over for an evening of food, fun and social time. This will be taking place on Friday 1st July, 7pm to 10pm in Radbrook Community Centre. It would be great to know if you’re coming so we can plan how much food to prepare etc. RSVP to email@example.com.
Still looking to make plans for the summer? A number of us are heading to “New Wine B” Christian festival, taking place in Peterborough from 29th July to 3rd August. Want to join us? Chat to Fi Iddon or Phil Cansdale for more details. Camping, caravan, off-site options are all available.
As a Church we’ve had a special request from New Wine for available team members. Youth or children work? Medical team? Stewarding? There are various possibilities open to you, and in return for doing this you get a free ticket. You’d have an amazing time, get to work as part of a great team, and make an amazing difference in the lives of thousands of people.
Last up for this week is a concert taking place at Holy Trinity Meole Brace on Saturday 25th June at 7pm. Huw Bowen will be playing the Welsh Triple Harp. Proceeds from the evening will go towards equipping a new triage support vehicle for Shrewsbury Street Pastors.
Tickets £10 from Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Illuminate Bookshop, Meole Village Stores, Café Connect, or at the door. Further information from Gill Madley.
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