This Sunday

Admin —  June 23, 2017

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

It is ACCelerate Sunday, so if you have children aged 2½ to Year 6 there’s Kickstart 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

Admin —  June 23, 2017

Alpha Holy Spirit Day, Saturday 24th June: 10am – 3pm at the Wickbourne Centre. Experience shows that these times are often a very significant part of the Alpha Course, please remember to pray for everyone who is attending.

Alpha Course, Monday 26th June: 7pm at the Wickbourne Centre.

Redeeming Prayer, Saturday 1st July: 8 – 9am, at the Mosses’ house, Fircroft Crescent, Rustington, followed by an optional bring and share breakfast. This is a time to pray for family and friends, to see them come to salvation and for those who have known God to return.

Arun Ladies Breakfast, Saturday 15th July: More info below.

Kickstart Volunteers

Admin —  June 23, 2017

Volunteers needed! Summer is fast approaching and plans are already unfolding for this year’s play scheme ‘Kickstart The Event’ Monday 7th – Friday 11th August.

As the event grows year on year, reaching more children and families, we really need more volunteers over the age of 18 to help out during the week. As you look ahead into your summer, could you consider booking this week (or just the mornings) off and joining the team for an incredible week of fun, relationship-building and community outreach?

If you could help out in any way during this week, please speak to Bex Groves or Andy Gill.

Arun Ladies Breakfast

Admin —  June 23, 2017

The next Arun Ladies Breakfast is on Saturday 15th July, 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 click here to book your place for catering purposes, or book a place at Info Point on Sunday morning. Please be aware spaces are limited!

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

Mission Trips

Admin —  June 23, 2017

At Arun Church we do not believe in charity which simply ticks a box when it comes to the area of missions and impacting the nations.

From our outset as a church, God has blessed us to be actively involved in reaching the lost with the good news of Jesus: to care for the poor, the hurting and the marginalised and to ultimately see Kingdom transformation in every area, both locally and globally. We believe that being the hands and feet of Jesus means empowering people to take control of the amazing destiny that God has planned for them.

Historically a great deal of what the Church has called missions has actually created a greater sense of dependence rather than empowerment. As a result we work in close partnership with Links International seeking to involve our local community of faith in a way that is both strategic and intentional; to create a sustainable difference in our locality and the nations of the world. We believe we are all called to be ordinary radicals; to pray, to give and to know that overseas mission trips aren’t just for the select few.

We all have something to offer. You don’t need specific skills – you just need a willing heart.

We believe in relationship and therefore pursue the relationships with contacts around the world based on the doors that God opens for us. We believe that the local church is the vehicle God uses to advance His Kingdom and purposes here on earth, creating a new world in the shell of the old.

We offer our partners a combination of training in leadership development, justice and prophetic imagination, community healthcare, business development, education and youth and community work.

If you would like to go on an upcoming trip or for more information click here for Uganda or here for Lebanon.

Joe Gisbey

People News

Admin —  June 23, 2017

Congratulations to Kamran & Ellie Khan on the birth of their daughter Sydney Oceana-Dream on Thursday 22nd June, weighing 7lbs 15oz.

This Sunday 25th June Verity Odukogbe will be selling cakes after the morning meeting in the Atrium, raising money for Meningitis Now. She writes:

‘My name is Verity, the daughter of Jenny Hamblett. I am a recent graduate and have decided to put my last free summer to good use and help raise money for a great charity, Meningitis Now. In August I’ll be participating in a trek through the Amazon Jungle in South America and helping out in a small local community. The funds raised will go to helping raise awareness and provide vital information for people to understand key symptoms. It will also go to providing those who have suffered with financial and emotional support. Meningitis is affecting thousands of people and this fundraiser can help change the lives of many more. So please help me to make a difference by donating. Thank You.’

Toby Harsant would like to say a huge thank to everyone who bought scones on Sunday morning a few weeks ago. He raised a huge £341 which now means he has reached his target for his trip to Romania. Thank you everyone for your generosity.

Littlehampton Churches Together

Admin —  June 23, 2017

This Friday 23rd June, 7.30pm at The Littlehampton Academy, the Davison Worthing Youth Concert Band are playing ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ to raise funds for the RNLI. Entry is £5 or call 01903 733812 to reserve tickets.