This Sunday

Admin —  April 20, 2017

This Sunday we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. This week Josh Frasier is joining us from his Grandfathers church, The Bridge Church in Glasgow. Make sure you welcome him as he and Sam lead Worship this Sunday.

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.

The church magazine for April – June is available from Info Point on Sunday.

Filming

Admin —  April 20, 2017

On Sunday 30th April we will be joined by The Visuals Team (a local production company) who will be helping us film a video for our church. This will go on our website and will be used at KSTE and other events to show what our church is all about, if you wish to be a part of the filming, please make your way to the front of church on Sunday 30th April.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  April 20, 2017

TLA Prayer Week, Monday 24th – Friday 28th April: (See below).

Men of Arun Breakfast, Saturday 29th April: Calling all chaps! Come and join us 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 Gareth Nunes. The cost is £4, payable on the morning. Click here to book your place. For more information contact the Church Office 01903 782744.

Baptism Sunday 30th April: 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. If you would like to get baptised or have any questions about baptism please speak to Becca Jupp or contact the Church Office 01903 782744.

Family Service, Sunday 7th May: 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy.

Evening Service, Sunday 7th May: 6 – 7.30pm at The Littlehampton Academy.

New Alpha Course Starts: 8th May (more info to follow).

Men of Arun Breakfast

Admin —  April 20, 2017

Calling all chaps! Come and join us this Saturday 29th April 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 Gareth Nunes.

The cost is £4, payable on the morning, but book your place here. For more info see Austin Wade, Gareth Nunes, Martin Watson, Phil Atherton, Flix Gillett, Steve Case, Graham Rees, Andy Ruddock or Cookie Knowles.

Baptisms

Admin —  April 20, 2017

Baptisms are planned for Sunday 30th April, please let Becca know if you would like to get baptised or if you have any questions.

This is always a time of celebration, when people tell their stories about how they became Christians and are then baptised.

Some frequently asked questions are:

  • What do I have to do to be baptised?
    We baptise anyone over the age of 13 if they have become Christians and follow Jesus.
  • Why do you have to be 13 or over?
    The Bible says ‘believe and be baptised’ and so we want it to truly be someone’s choice and feel that 13 is a good age to make a free choice. This is simply our own guideline (it’s not in the Bible) and we still believe children can become Christians at any age.
  • I have become a Christian but I don’t think I’m good enough to be baptised.
    No-one is perfect, nor will we ever be, being baptised is not about being perfect, it is publicly saying you are making a choice to follow Jesus.
  • I was christened as a baby – do I need to be baptised?
    We welcome anyone who has become a Christian to be baptised, even if you have been christened.

TLA Prayer Week

Admin —  April 20, 2017

The Littlehampton Academy Prayer Week is taking place from 23rd April for set up with Jenny Pickering, Monday 24th to Friday 28th April. If you can help Jenny with setting up please contact the Church Office.

As part of the Prayer Week Paul Sanderson (TLA Chaplain) has invited us and other local churches to attend a time of prayer on Tuesday 25th April, 6 – 7pm. This will be an opportunity to see what has been happening through the week and pray for the Academy and students.

Paul writes: This is our seventh 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 10 minutes before their session to get prepped.

If you would like to be involved or for more info please e-mail me at psanderson@tla.woodard.co.uk

International Meal

Admin —  April 20, 2017

Over the years Arun Church has had the amazing opportunity to go around the world, seeing members living overseas, planting churches, starting projects, working together with ministries like Links International or seeing the impact of Delirious has all meant that Arun has had a strong international focus.

In turn God has blessed us amazingly with the privilege of having many nations represented within the Arun family. We are so much more the richer for the cultural diversity that this brings. However, we would love to see this grow!

Our desire is for the church to be bursting with life and creativity from the multi-cultural community that gather and call this place home.

With this in mind we would like to invite all those within Arun Church, for whom the UK is not their place of birth, to get together for a meal on Tuesday 20th June (venue TBC). This will be a time to dream together, discuss ways to grow our community and learn how to be a place in which other cultures can feel at home and journey with us to belong, believe and become.

Please let holly.young@aruncommunitychurch.com know if you are able to attend (by 1st June).