This sunday

Admin —  November 24, 2017

This Sunday 24th November we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. Over the next four Sunday’s we will be following the Advent Conspiracy series of talks – Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More & Love All.
If you would like to know more about this series, please visit their website at www.adventconspiracy.org.
This week we are focusing on Worship Fully,  in response to this we will be having an extended morning of worship, coming into the precise of God, hearing from Him and opening our hearts to what he has to say to us.

It is Kids an Youth 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.
For those in BTM there will be a Rehearsal during Kickstart this week (parents involved all info in email). Those not in BTM are still welcome into Kickstart to watch rehearsals and do some colouring and games together.

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 —  November 24, 2017

Launch Pad Breakfast Club 18th Celebration, Friday 24th November: 7.30 – 9pm at the Wickbourne Centre. As Launch Pad comes to a close we celebrate all the good things that have come from this service over the last 18 years! Anyone with a connection to the breakfast club is welcome to come along. To read our recent announcement about Launch Pad please click here.

CAP Money Taster Session, Monday 27th November: 7.30 – 9pm at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Expand – Built Up, Tuesday 28th November: Joe Gisbey will be continuing his teaching series from Ephesians 4 about the different roles and ministries described in this chapter. Refresh Fairtrade Coffee Shop will be open 7 – 8pm so you can meet in your Life Pods or simply enjoy a cup of coffee, then Joe Gisbey will be teaching 8 – 9pm in the Chapel. The final date will be Tuesday 28th November.

Lights On, Thursday 30th November: 3 – 5pm at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Kings Chamber Orchestra, Friday 1st December: Tickets now available. Flyers are available on Info Point. More info below.

Bethlehem the Musical, Saturday 9th December: 6pm at The Littlehampton Academy, followed by hot dogs and refreshments! Come and join the Arun Kids as we explore the meaning of Christmas through song, dance and humour! Tickets are £2 for children and adults (aged 1 & under are free) or a family ticket is £7 (four people – adults or children). All tickets can be bought online here or on the door.

Ladies Night Social, Monday 11th of December: 7.30pm at the Establo Lounge 1-5 Ash Lane, Rustington, Littlehampton, BN16 3BU. Hosted by the Ladies Breakfast team, this will be a great opportunity to get to know each other better.

TLA Christmas Carol Concert, Tuesday 19th December: 7.30 – 8.30pm (doors open 7pm) at The Littlehampton Academy. Music, dance and traditional carols. All welcome, free entry. More info to follow.

Christmas Special, Sunday 17th December: Carol Service, 6pm at The Littlehampton Academy. More info to follow.

Christmas Hampers

Admin —  November 24, 2017

This Sunday 26th November will be the final opportunity for you, your family or Life Pod to get involved with our annual Christmas Hampers. These are hampers full of Christmas goodies, given as gifts to local families in our community who need extra support at this time of year.

There are only a couple of hamper cards left to collect, so if you feel this is something you could do, please see Holly Young at the Info Point on Sunday.

Also, if you have a large car and would be willing to help us deliver our Christmas hampers to families around the local community on Sunday 17th December from 10.30am onwards, we’d love to hear from you! Please let Andy Gill know by contacting the church office or emailing andy.gill@arunchurch.com

 

 

Lights On

Admin —  November 24, 2017

This year the annual Wickbourne Centre Lights On event will be on Thursday 30th November, 3 – 5pm.

This will be our 10th year of running this fantastic event, in partnership with West Sussex County Council’s Children & Family Centre. It’s a great way of engaging with families in our local community; providing them with a fun and affordable Christmas night out – last year we saw just over 300 people through the door!

Tickets are now sold out. You can still attend to join in the festivities, but all the slots for Santa and the photo booth are fully booked.

If love to bake, we would really appreciate cake donations for the cake stall. Please deliver these either the day before (29th November) or on the day before 1pm. Thank you!

CAP Money Taster Session & Award

Admin —  November 24, 2017

The CAP Money Course is a free course that teaches budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system that works. It helps you get to grips with your finances so you can budget, save and prevent debt.

Stephen Chitty and Tony Jones are running a Taster Session at the Wickbourne Centre on Monday 27th November, 7.30 – 9pm.

This will be a chance to find out more about the course, which is starting in the New Year. Whether you feel pretty organised or whether it’s like a lucky dip every time you try to withdraw cash from your account, the CAP Money Course will help you take complete control of your finances.

Please book your place for the Taster Session here.


Also CAP recently received an award for being Personal Debt Solution Provider of the Year! You can see more about this by clicking here.

Bethlehem the Musical – Props

Admin —  November 24, 2017

If you have any of the following items available for use as props in Bethlehem the Musical please contact Flix Gillett on flix.gillett@arunchurch.com

  • Small stools
  • Large feather fan
  • Plastic grapes
  • Gavel (auction style hammer)
  • Litter picker

Kings Chamber Orchestra

Admin —  November 24, 2017

We are delighted to invite you to ‘A Light in the Darkness’ with the world famous Kings Chamber Orchestra on Friday 1st December, 8 – 9.45pm at St Mary’s Church (Church Street, Littlehampton, BN17 5EN). Doors open 7.15pm.

Join Gerard Le Feuvre and with his string chamber orchestra for an evening of humour and spontaneity as they explore the theme of hope, with music from Tchaikovsky, Grieg and Haydn along with more surprising and sweet music from the big screen!

Tickets are £18 and can be ordered online here. Seats are not allocated.

Seating is also available in the gallery at St Mary’s. These tickets are £12.50 as some sight lines are limited.

Come dressed to impress, and receive a glass of festive fizz on arrival.


There will also be a family Teddy Concert in the afternoon at St Mary’s Church, 4.30 – 5.20pm (doors open 4pm). Tickets are £4 for children and adults (aged 1 & under are free) or a family ticket is £14 (for four people – adults or children). All tickets can be bought online here or on the door on arrival.

If your children have never been to one of these concerts, they’re in for a treat as Gerard and his orchestra explore the theme ‘Let it Shine’ with music from Bach to the Beatles! Bring a teddy and a torch!