This Sunday

Admin —  December 2, 2016

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

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.

Cre8

Admin —  December 2, 2016

Some of you will know that Cre8, the creative arts group that runs each Thursday evening and monthly on Sunday afternoons, is coming to an end this Christmas.

Cre8 was initially set up by Linden Boothby and in later years has been led by Emma Toole and most recently by Fliss Jay and Claire Jones. Cre8 has been a fantastic blessing to so many people and spurred numerous high profile public events and activities including The Gift Art Trail and Littlehampton Bonfire Parade Floats.

We would like to take this initial opportunity to say a huge thank you to Fliss and Claire for all their amazingly hard work over the years. We recognise the effort, fun, stress and joy that goes into running such an active group and appreciate what the team have achieved. We plan to publicly thank everyone at a later date before Christmas.

The Cre8 Christmas Craft Fayre is this Tuesday, 7-9pm at The Wickbourne Centre, so please come and support the team.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  December 2, 2016

Frontline Party, Friday 2nd December: 7.30 – 9.30pm at the Wickbourne Centre. See below.

Redeeming Prayer, 3rd December: 8 – 9am, at the Mosses’ house, Fircroft Crescent, Rustington, followed by an optional bring and share breakfast. This is a time to pray for our family and friends, to see them come to salvation and for those who have known God to return.

Christmas Craft Fayre, Tuesday 6th December: 7 – 9pm. See below.

Special Christmas Code Club Taster Session, Thursday 8th December: Code Club is an opportunity for children to learn computer programming in a fun environment and this FREE Taster Session will have a VERY Christmassy feel! Ho! Ho! Ho! 4pm at the Keystone Centre. For more information please talk with Andy Gill or Adrian & Jenny Oliver.

Christmas Party, Saturday 10th December: See below.

Son of Man – Christmas Special, Sunday 18th December: 6 – 7.15pm at The Littlehampton Academy. See below.

Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December: 10.30 – 11.30am at The Littlehampton Academy.

New Year’s Day Service, Sunday 1st January: 5pm – 6pm at The Littlehampton Academy.

Frontline Christmas Party

Admin —  December 2, 2016

Anyone over 50 is welcome to the Frontline Christmas Party, 7.30pm, tonight Friday 2nd December at the Wickbourne Centre. This is open to all, so bring a friend and a plate of party food. We will also have live music from the 1940’s with special guest singer Sally of The Three Belles (inspired by The Andrews Sisters). For more info see Norman & Grace Barnes.

Son of Man

Admin —  December 2, 2016

This year’s Christmas Special ‘Son of Man’ is Sunday 18th December at TLA, 6 – 7.15pm (doors open 5.30pm). There will be no morning meeting.

Everyone is warmly invited to this vibrant mix of drama, dance, music and the opportunity to sing along with Christmas Carols! Bring your friends and family for this retelling for the classic Nativity story, told by Joseph as he discovers that his fiancé is pregnant. Who does he believe? What will people think? What¹s the right thing to do? And whose baby is it anyway?

Calling all festive bakers! Would you be happy to make or buy mince pies (or similar festive fare) for Special Delivery on 18th December? If so please bring them along before the service, and leave them in the canteen area with Sally Gray & team.

Car Parking: As we’re expecting more visitors than normal, please consider parking in the Hill Road car park to allow plenty of spaces for guests in the Fitzalan Road car park. Thank you.

Other Churches and Organisations

Admin —  December 2, 2016
Guild Care have heard that the choir they were expecting a week tomorrow for their fundraising collection at Asda Ferring has had to pull out. They therefore urgently need some singers or a choir just for an hour between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 10th December. The time is flexible to suit those able to help.
If anyone is able to help, please can they either contact Katie Banister directly at Guild Care on 01903 528600 or Liz Brooks on 07817 373804. Thank you”

Christmas Craft Fayre

Admin —  December 1, 2016

The Christmas Craft Fayre is Tuesday 6th December, 7 – 9pm, at the Wickbourne Centre. Come along and browse beautiful, handmade gifts and goodies whilst listening to live music from Hope Rising, with a hot drink from Refresh Fair Trade coffee shop!

All the stalls are now taken, but for any more info please contact Felicity Jay, Claire Jones or the Church Office.