Look who came to visit us at Messy Church on Saturday. We got a fantastic ‘send-off’ on our mission by our friends the minions. We jumped and bounced and had some excellent fun. Then we ate a really nice ‘packed lunch’ before going home.
Great night last night @ Espresso Church, and so many came back for our first after our summer break. Big thanks to Amber, Mark & Melisa helping on the night. Hope you all like the new format, please give feed back. Also thanks for Phil Taylor for helping promote Espresso.
The Parable of the Rich Fool – Luke 12:13 – 21. The commentary we used was “Green, J.B. The Gospel of Luke (New International Commentary on the New Testament)”.
See Ya all next time in Oct.
The barbeque was great fun and we were visited by Chase (aka Tom Hegarty).
After the ‘barbie’ we went inside for a C3 service based on “Giving Jesus your burdens or troubles”, (Matthew 11:28-30), and putting them on the cross. One young girl (8) talked about her best place she likes to be is her bed room, and what she wanted to give to the cross is when people at school are not nice. We had around 20 adults, and 14 young adults’. Please pray for the families that come to C-3.
Post from Rev. Lisa:
Just back from the second ‘C3’ Fresh Expressions event held in St Andrew’s this Summer – Community BBQ, then youth-type service. We managed to coax in a group of younger teens from the area and one said she’d only ever been in a church once before, at her mother’s wedding. Andy Smith led us in an exercise in which we drew things (burdens) that we would like to shed from our lives. She drew a packet of cigarettes and a bottle of vodka. Please pray.
Next meeting is on Monday 6th June at 18:45 @ Costa Coffee Prestwich, Unit 4 Radius, Longfield Center, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich. Manchester M25 1AY.
.Alan Saunders is coming back to Espresso to tell us all about his new role as trustee of Manchester City Mission (MCM). Hear the challenge that MCM are having – in providing somewhere to sleep and support for the most marginalised in our society.
In this time of austerity how can MCM find the resources to do God’s work in building the Kingdom?
At St Paul’s with Prestwich Methodist Churches
This year, we welcome special guest speaker Anthony Delaney,
SPEAKER at major festivals and lecturer in ‘Transformational Leadership’.
LEADER of the Ivy network of churches, New Thing Europe and Director of various charities including Light.
AUTHOR of several books including Diamond Geezers, OMG! and Work It Out.
BROADCASTER weekly on UCB Radio, also features nationally on BBC Radio.
17.30-18:30 Cold buffet
19.00-21.00 Session 1 – ‘Solitude’
14.30-17.00 Session 2 – ‘Community’
17.15-19.00 Evening meal
19.00-21.00 Session 3 – ‘Ministry’
Each session includes a time of contemporary worship and teaching in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
Prayer ministry will be available
There is no charge for the event!
Instead, an offering will be taken and any surplus given to a local charity.