Following on from the ‘Let’s Talk about Sex’ Roadshow last year, Romance Academy are returning to present ‘Let’s Talk about Porn’, a seminar tackling the tricky issues of young people, porn and parenting. This event is free, and is open to all parents and those involved with young people. Wednesday 13th May, the Wickbourne Centre, 7.30 – 10pm. Refresh coffee shop will be open from 7pm. This is a relaxed, open and encouraging environment, offering information and practical advice, equipping parents and youth workers to talk to young people about everything from social media, to internet pornography and sexting. For more information contact the church office.
Big Church Day Out tickets will be on sale this Sunday, at exclusive ACC prices (see below)! Find the BCDO Team after the meeting to purchase yours, or sign up as a volunteer to get free entry to the rest of the event.
New for 2015: ACC volunteers will be hosting and welcoming all guests to the Big Church Day Out!
What will I be doing?
You will be welcoming people to the Big Church Day Out! This will involve helping them to find their way to the campsite, to carry their bags and answering questions.
What do I get?
A ‘Big Church Team’ t-shirt to keep, and free entry to the event for the entire weekend (when you’re not working)! Also, the opportunity to be part of an amazing Team!
When will I work?
BCDO would need your help for a minimum of one or more of the following shifts:
Friday 10am to 6pm and/or 3pm to 11pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
If you would like to volunteer, please sign up with the BCDO Team on Sunday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating that you are from ACC.
This Sunday we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. We welcome Jakob Vagner and the Danish Bible School Team, including Macaulay Larbey!
The subject is ‘Jesus is Interested in You’. The Bible passage to read in advance is John 21:15-25.
It is also ACCelerate Sunday, 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.
Please note that the Chapel is not available for parents with babies and toddlers this week.
The Leadership Development course continues with guest speaker Jarrod Cooper tomorrow, Saturday 25th April 10am – 3pm (Refresh Fairtrade Coffee Shop will be open from 9.30am). He will be speaking on ‘Developing an Atmosphere of Faith and Healing’. This is one not to be missed! An offering will be taken as part of this event. Please bring a packed lunch.
Click here for more info and further Leadership Development dates.
You may have seen the ‘God Has’ chalkboard on our Facebook and Twitter this week. We are using the board to share what God has been doing in people’s lives at ACC. There have been some really exciting things happening, particularly over the last few weeks, and it would be great to spread the word about what God is doing. If God has spoken to you, healed you, provided for you, given you peace, or anything else, we’d love to hear about it! Please come to the side of the coffee area after the Sunday meeting to have your picture taken with the board. Let’s keep praying in faith for each other and celebrating what He has done!
The Littlehampton Academy Prayer Week is taking place from 27th April – 1st May. Everyone from ACC is invited to come and see the Chapel Prayer Space to then pray together on Tuesday 28th April, 7 – 8pm, in the Chapel. If you can, please do your best to be there as it is a great opportunity to pray for the school.
Paul Sanderson, TLA Chaplain, writes:
This is our fifth year of giving prayer a high profile at the school, converting the Chapel into an interactive, creative and engaging space, for students and staff to get a taste of prayer. We need volunteers to help explain a Prayer Zone to groups of students, and encourage them to get involved. Sessions in the chapel run for 1 hour, commencing at the following times: 9am, 10.05am, 11.25am, 12.30pm, and 2pm. Volunteers will need to arrive 15 minutes before their session for a full briefing, and are required to bring a Photo ID, i.e. passport, driving license, etc. the first time they come in. We need volunteers from Wednesday onwards, as well as some help with packing down on the Friday from 3pm. If you would like to be involved, please e-mail me with your availability at: email@example.com. Thank you.
A team of 16 teachers and students, including Macaulay Larbey, from the Danish Bible school Mariager Højskole are arriving in the UK today (Friday 24th April) for 5 days, to serve the Wick and Littlehampton community. They will all be at church this Sunday 26th April helping to run the Youth & Children’s work.
Paul Sanderson, TLA Chaplain, writes:
It would be great if a few people who have a big-ish dining table could invite round 2 or 3 of the team for Sunday lunch, then bring them to TLA for 3pm so that they can set up for Prayer Week. They will be sleeping on the floor of a community centre during their stay, so any comfort would be welcome! If you would like to host and feed members of the team for a few hours, please e-mail me with the numbers you can take at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.