This Sunday

Admin —  April 27, 2016

This Sunday we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy, our topic is ‘Faith & Maturity’.

It is ACCelerate Sunday, so if you have children aged 2½ to Year 6 there’s Kickstart Cove and Mini Kickstart in the Drama Studios. If you’re Year 7 to 9 there’s Ignite at 11am in the Chapel.

The Chapel is not available for parents with babies and toddlers this week, but a playpen is situated in the Main Hall to the right of the stage.

Please be aware that each Sunday, as we meet in a public building, Arun Community Church cannot accept responsibility for your children’s safety during, before or after the meeting apart from during supervised activities. Pack down can also be particularly hazardous with the removal of heavy equipment. Please do not allow your children up onto the balcony level in the Atrium as this is out of bounds. Thank you.

Beach Hut

Admin —  April 27, 2016

Beach Hut worship night is this Sunday 1st May, 7 – 8pm at the Wickbourne Centre. Refresh Fair Trade Coffee Shop will be open from 6.30pm.

Expand with Nuna Matar Video

Admin —  April 27, 2016

Nuna Matar spoke at Expand this week about her work in the Lebanon helping refugees from Syria. It was an inspiring and eye-opening evening. If you missed it, or would like to watch it again, click here for a video of the evening.

Big Church Day Out Tickets

Admin —  April 27, 2016

The Big Church Day Out is just a few weeks away! Join us on 28th & 29th May at Wiston House in West Sussex for a weekend of great music, food, worship and family fun. Tickets can be bought at exclusive ACC prices on Sundays 8th, 15th and 22nd May after church. The prices are:

Adult weekend ticket £24
Child (5-16) weekend ticket £18

Adult day ticket £20
Child (5-16) day ticket £14

Under 5’s £3.50
Disabled Carers £3.50

If you’re looking to camp at Wiston, separate camping tickets will need to be bought online here.

LCT Pentecost Service

Admin —  April 27, 2016

We will be hosting the Littlehampton Churches Together Pentecost Service on Sunday 15th May at the Wickbourne Centre, 6.30 – 7.30pm, with refreshments served from 6pm. Free tea & filter coffee will be provided with other drinks available to purchase from Refresh Fair Trade Coffee Shop.

4M Extreme Character Challenge

Admin —  April 27, 2016

Last weekend a group of men from ACC joined 300 other men in Scotland for an Extreme Character Challenge with 4M. Dan Boreham writes about his experience:

There are seasons and periods in life when God asks us to do something extraordinary to take a leap of faith and face a challenge unfamiliar. In those moments we can choose to jump or turn back. Last week I took that leap and went on a trip for men to the Scottish Highlands run by an organisation called 4M.

Let me just step back briefly… life… there are so many things vying for all of our time, our physical energy, our resources, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. It’s the ebb and flow of life right?… Or is it?

Often, I have found myself just trying to make the right decision in the brief moment I have to make it, to get me or us through to the next moment, hoping that the future pans out, and so it goes on. I go down a rabbit hole looking for answers in many different things but these are precisely the moments when these ‘things’ start to rob me and us of our destiny, our hope, our joy in relationships, our jobs – frankly whatever they may be, it starts to become all about our needs, about ourselves – we forget to listen for the quiet whisper of God and begin to lose our grip on the hands that hold us, and the very thing that is most important and that binds us together – Jesus.

4M is a challenge physically and spiritually, I’m not going to give the game away, but the first time you do this is hard but special. I cannot begin to tell you the impact this has had on me; I think it will take months to unfold what God has shown me. I can only say that this was a baptism. I came in with so much to carry and wrestle with (physically and emotionally!) but came out renewed, free and at peace with where God has my family and me.

There is no man who could not benefit from doing this, whatever your journey, take the risk – pack up your bag, find some walking boots, get fit and go on a journey that will make you lose what’s difficult but gain what really matters.

I’ve heard the whisper and held the hands again.

The Great Escape

Admin —  April 27, 2016

A group of 60 creative people attended our ‘Great Escape’ retreat last weekend at Dalesdown. Everyone had a brilliant time, with lots of feedback about the peaceful and friendly atmosphere, delicious food and fantastic activities. Here’s what some of the attendees had to say about the weekend:

“Words fail me, a refuge, an inspiration, peace, restoration, an outlet for creativity, I could go on… All the small touches were noted and appreciated. The food was incredible and all part of the rest we so loved and enjoyed… Thank you to the team for your sensitivity, your energy, your creativity and your vision.”

“Thank you! This was just what I needed, escaping from the stresses and strains of life and finding ‘space to be me’. It has been amazing, loved loved loved it. Thank you for your vision, the hard work and love of sharing. God has certainly been there this weekend, in friendships made, creativity and provision.”

“What a vision. What amazing wonderful ladies to see this through for us all. What an amazing team of cooks & folk to serve us. It has been an amazing weekend. Thank you so much. It has been such fun, peaceful, brilliant, lovely, perfect. Thank you all.”

“Thank you so much. The whole weekend has been truly wonderful from start to finish. I feel blessed to have been part of it.”

A huge thank you to Fliss Jay, Claire Jones and all the team who worked so hard to put it all together.