This Sunday

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

Frontline, 21st October: 7.30pm at the Wickbourne Centre, with Godfrey Birtill. (More details below.)

Alpha: There is no Alpha this week, the course will resume next week Monday 31st October.

Men of Arun 3rd November: Calling all chaps! Come and join us at the Lamb pub, Rustington on Thursday 3rd September at 8pm. Whether you’re new to ACC or you’ve been coming for years, you’re very welcome. See Rich Lush, Steve Case or Flix Gillett for more info.

Redeeming Prayer is Saturday 5th November, 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.


Frontline Concert

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

Tonight, Friday 21st October, Frontline (over fifties) have the pleasure of hosting a concert with singer songwriter Godfrey Birtill at the Wickbourne Centre, 7.30pm.

Godfrey travels extensively throughout the UK and abroad leading worship and preaching the gospel. He has a unique ability to bring together the good news with prophecy and worship in a dynamic blend, and leads regular events in Lincoln and Sheffield that take worship and the gospel into the pubs.

He’s released sixteen live CDs and two studio CDs. His songs include ‘Outrageous Grace’, ‘Are You Ready?’ and CBC Praise & Worship song of the year, ‘Just One Touch From The King’.

Bonfire Parade Preparation

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

Saturday 29th November is the Littlehampton Bonfire Night! As part of the celebrations Littlehampton Churches Together have a float within the bonfire procession, put together by Fliss Jay, Claire Jones and many others in Cre8. Our theme this year is ‘Light in the Darkness’. Here are several ways that you can be involved in this amazing event:

Sunday 23rd 
Why not join us to build your boat for the parade? We will also be preparing the float. As much help is needed as possible. 1.30pm for shared lunch followed by a making session 2 – 4.30pm.

Friday 28th
***Thursday Cre8 has been moved to Friday night next week*** Come along 7 – 9pm to help with the last minute preparations; attaching lights, making decorations and creating the float. We will also be praying over everything so even if you feel totally uncreative there is an important role for you!

Saturday 29th – Parade Day!
<Daytime preparation – 10am onwards at the Wickbourne Centre. Please bring your tools as we will need all hands on deck to build and decorate the float.

Evening parade time! - put on your sailor outfit and boat then come along to Littlehampton Baptist Church, Fitzalan Road at 6.40pm to pray and line up. First judging will happen between 7 – 7.45pm before the parade moves off. We know this can be a long time to stand and smile so if you want to arrange a tag team and swap in and out between having a break in the Baptist Church lounge that will be great.

Due to the design this year we are unable to have children on the float but we would still love to have them walking with us and encourage you to turn push-chairs in to boats, arrange to swap part way or just do as much of the route as you can manage.

There are a limited number of places on the float for adults who would be unable to complete the whole route on foot (you will need to have spoken to Fliss or Claire beforehand to arrange this and be wearing a lighthouse keeper costume).

Bonfire Pack Down
Saturday Night 29th – help needed
Parade day is very exhausting for all involved and after the parade everything needs to be taken off the truck. If you can spare time to come to the Wickbourne Centre at approximately 10pm and help cut things off, carry them in or wind cables it will be extremely appreciated. Thank you!

Sunday 30th
1pm, tidy and tip run. Please come to the Wickbourne Centre after church and help us tidy and, if you are able to, take the remains of the float to the tip.

For any more info see Fliss Jay or Claire Jones.

Thanksgiving Sunday

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

Sunday 30th October will be our annual Thanksgiving Sunday. We will be collecting for The Food Bank and they are looking for the following items:

If you are bringing food, gifts or other items for the harvest display please bring them to the front when indicated during the service.

In addition to our food collection, we would love you to bring any paintings, photos, letters, crafts, flowers, fresh produce or any other expression of thanks, for a display within the service. These will have to be removed at the end, either for you to take home or to give to someone to bless them on the morning.

The God Particle

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

On Tuesday 8th November 7.30 – 9pm, The Littlehampton Academy is hosting a performance of The God Particle, a romantic comedy about faith, knowledge and love.

The play is set in the village of Threepiggs. Dr Bex Kenworthy from the nearby Institute of Advanced Quantum Theory is in the pub, having been stood up by a lab-technician. When Dr Gilbert Romans arrives, things are looking up… until she discovers he is, in fact, the new local vicar. She is a die-hard sceptical scientist. He is a heavenly-minded clergyman. Together they create entirely the wrong kind of reaction. There is an argument.

It is a play that takes both science and religion seriously, with each challenging the other. Bex and Gilbert do their best to find common ground and in the process they argue about scientific evidence, the nature of miracles, Sir Isaac Newton, the power of prayer and how a good God allows suffering in the world. It’s deep, smart and a bit Dr Who. The writer, James Cary, has written for TV’s Miranda Hart and Mock The Week’s Milton Jones, so it’s no surprise the play is full of jokes, characters and absurd situations that teenagers can relate to. It provides an engaging way of encouraging students to consider the purpose and practice of both science and religion, and how they come together.

Tickets are £3 each and available online here.

Lights On

Luke Knight —  October 21, 2016

This year the annual Wickbourne Lights On event will be Thursday 24th November.

We are particularly in need of cake raffle prizes and soft toy donations. If you’re having a clear out any time soon and find anything unused suitable as a raffle prize, or if you have any quality soft toys you are wanting to part with, please send them our way! Please take donations to the Wickbourne Centre reception anytime (9am – 5pm) before Friday 18th November.

If you are willing to bake a cake to contribute to the cake stall, it would be greatly appreciated! These will need to be delivered either the day before (23rd November) or on the day before 1pm.

Also, if you would like to volunteer during the event that would be amazing. For any more info contact the Church Office.