This Sunday

Admin —  October 11, 2017

This Sunday 15th October we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy, continuing our series ‘Under Construction: God is Building Here‘. The topic this week is ‘Spiritual Gifts’.

The Chapel will be available for parents with babies and toddlers this week, and there is 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.

The church magazine for September – December is available from Info Point on Sunday.

Kickstart Extra

Admin —  October 11, 2017

This Sunday there will be dance for all children & young people in Mini KickstartKickstart and Ignite after the children’s talk. This is for the Christmas production, Bethlehem the Musical, but everyone is welcome.

Parents please bring your children to Drama Studio 1 to register after the children’s talk (opposite the canteen area in the Atrium). Children can be picked up at the end of the service.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  October 11, 2017

Board on Friday, Friday 13th October: Whether you play for fun and enjoyment or you prefer to match your wits and intellect against like-minded opponents, all tastes are accommodated here! Come and join us this evening at the Wickbourne Centre, 7.30 – 10.30pm, 50p nominal fee. Games provided, or bring your own.

RCT Prayer Festival & Worship Concert, Saturday 14th October: More info below.

Arun Church Football Club vs Del Utd, Saturday 14th October: The team are playing at Southfields Park, Littlehampton, kick off 3pm. All are welcome to come along and support! See Dave upcraft’s match report for Arun Church FC’s recent league game below. For more info see Mikey Vickery-Brown.

Alpha Course, Monday 16th October: The new course continues at the Wickbourne Centre, 7pm for coffee & desserts. Alpha is an opportunity to explore questions about life and the Christian faith in a friendly and informal environment. If you would like to attend either speak to David Thatcher or email

Intro to Arun, Monday 16th October: This is the final session of this current course, running alongside the Alpha Course at the Wickbourne Centre. For more info or to book for the next Intro to Arun in January 2018 click here.

Arun Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 21st October: 8.45 – 11am at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Bethlehem the Musical – Rehearsal, Sunday 22nd October: 3 – 5pm at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Thanksgiving & Baptisms, Sunday 29th October: More info below.

Kings Chamber Orchestra, Friday 1st December: Tickets now available. More info below.

Arun Ladies Breakfast

Admin —  October 11, 2017

The Arun Ladies Breakfast is Saturday 21st October, 8.45 – 11am at the Wickbourne Centre.

This will be a time for the ladies of the church to be together, grow in faith and make friendships across the generations. This is also open to your friends and family who may not be Christians, as this will be a welcoming environment and opportunity to learn more about God, church and hear personal testimonies of faith.

A continental breakfast will be served, with tea & coffee available. The cost is £4, payable on the morning, but please book your place here or at Info Point on a Sunday. Please be aware spaces are limited!

For more info see Maryann Gillett, Margaret Lear, Margaret Beech or Anna Neal.

Bethlehem the Musical

Admin —  October 11, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to the auditions for Bethlehem the Musical last week!

You will receive the cast list this Sunday 15th October after the morning service, or if you are not there it can be collected from the Wickbourne Centre during the week.

Please note, rehearsals for whole cast/backstage crew begin on Sunday 22nd October, 3 – 5pm at the Wickbourne Centre. Please bring a snack and a quiet activity to do during waiting times. For more info contact Steph Fuller or Jeni Gill.

Thanksgiving & Baptisms

Admin —  October 11, 2017

Sunday 29th October will be our annual Thanksgiving Sunday. We will be collecting for the Littlehampton & District Foodbank and they are looking for the following non-perishable 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.

Baptisms are also planned for Sunday 29th October. If this is the next step for you or if you have any questions please talk to Becca Jupp or contact the Church Office.

Christmas Hampers

Admin —  October 11, 2017

On Sunday 29th October there will be an opportunity for everyone to get involved with our annual Christmas Hampers. These are hampers full of Christmas goodies, given as gifts to local families who need extra support at this time of year.

Historically, these hampers were made by The Wire Project and given out to people from the Wick community. When The Wire Project closed, we started to make a few hampers. This has grown year upon year, and last year we gave out 30 hampers in boxes and 30 bag hampers to local families.

This year we are asking if you, as part of Arun Church, would make a hamper!

There will be more information and tags to collect in the Atrium before and after the morning service on Sunday 29th October. Each tag relates to one hamper for one family in the community, and will contain the size of the family and any dietary requirements.

This is a great way for Life Pods, groups, families and individuals to be a blessing to the families in our community.