This Sunday

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016

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

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.

Bonfire Parade Preparation Day

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016
This Sunday 25th September is a bonfire parade preparation day! If you would like to be involved in the parade this year please come along and to make the props. All ages and abilities welcome! You can also take this opportunity make something to display in The Gift Art Trail. 1.30 – 2pm for a shared lunch, then 2 – 4.30pm for making.
Items that are still needed: plastic bottles, plastic bags,bubble wrap, foam wrap, large cardboard boxes.
Please speak to Fliss Jay or Claire Jones for more information or if you’d like to help.
Donations of sweets
As part of the bonfire parade we like to hand out sweets. If you have any donations of sweets this would be very much appreciated. Please ensure these do not contain nuts. You can drop these to the Wickbourne Centre during the week or hand them to Fliss Jay or Claire Jones.

Men of Arun breakfast

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016

Calling all chaps! Come and join us this Saturday 24th September at the Men of Arun Breakfast for a bacon butty and an opportunity to connect with God and other ACC guys, at the Wickbourne Centre, 8.45 – 11.15am. During the morning we’ll be interviewing Rodney Kingstone.

The cost is £4, payable on the morning. If you haven’t booked your place yet don’t worry – just come along! For more info see Austin Wade, Gareth Nunes, Martin Watson, Phil Atherton, Flix Gillett, Steve Case, Graham Rees, Andy Ruddock or Cookie Knowles.

The Gift Art Trail

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016

We are really excited about our annual Gift Art Trail next Friday 30th September to Saturday 1st October.

This year three churches are hosting exhibitions and performances at the same time to celebrate our God-given creative gifts. It’s a fantastic opportunity to show support for both local churches as well as members of our own congregation.

As well as Arundel Cathedral and the Quakers (Church Street), the Wickbourne Centre will be hosting a variety of art and performances from ACC members, All Saints & Littlehampton Baptist Church. 10am – 4pm on both days. Refresh Fairtrade Coffee Shop will be open for snacks, lunches & drinks.

Cafe Church will also be running an open mic event alongside the trail on Saturday 12.30 – 2pm.

If you’d like to be involved by either showing art/craft work or performing, please speak to Fliss Jay or Claire Jones asap. This year’s theme is “Light in the Darkness”, but you can also exhibit other artwork.

We are also looking for people to steward on both days and set up/pack down.

Please pick up a flyer from Info Point on Sunday.

Artwork needs to be dropped off at the Wickbourne Centre on Thursday 29th September from 7pm.

Upcoming Events

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016

Men of Arun Breakfast – Saturday 24th September: 8.45am – 11.15am.

The Gift Art Trail Friday – Friday 30th September – Saturday 1st October: (Light in the Darkness) Celebrating God’s gift of creativity!

Alpha Course – Monday 26th September: 7 – 9pm (running for 8 sessions), Wickbourne Centre.

Bereavement Course – Monday 26th September: (Running for 5 consecutive weeks) contact the church office for more info.

Other Churches and Organisations

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016

Dalesdown Breathing Space Days, these days provide an opportunity to use the space at Dalesdown as a place for a personal retreat day, following your own agenda or taking part in some our arranged prayer or worship times.
The day starts with coffee or tea at 9.45am followed by quiet worship at 10am after this you are free to make the most of the peace and quiet that Dalesdown and its surroundings offer. A light lunch is provided at 1pm. The day concludes with a closing session and communion at 3pm

for more details email

Song of the Week

Luke Knight —  September 23, 2016

Sam Archers song of the week is one I’m sure we have all heard by now, but if you haven’t this is Sam Archer and Si Parkin’s song “River“. Recorded live back in April at Wiston Manor, you might even recognise one or two of the faces in the video.