Churches Together

Admin —  September 22, 2017

Rustington Churches Together is hosting a Prayer Festival & Worship Concert on Saturday 14th October at the Methodist Church (Claigmar Road, Rustington).

Prayer Festival: 2 – 7pm ‘Come when you can, leave when you must’. This is an opportunity for quiet contemplative prayer on the theme of Unity. Prayer stations will focus on Ephesians 4:1-6 to inspire and guide personal prayer. There will be a five minute presentation each hour.

Worship Concert: 7.30 – 8.30pm with Hope Rising. The programme will include traditional hymns and contemporary Christian songs. All are welcome.

TEAM NEEDED: If anyone can help with set up at 9.30 – 10.30am on the day, please contact Desmond Bellew asap on ramonbellew@gmail.com or 07730 335404.

Intro to Arun

Admin —  September 22, 2017

Intro to Arun continues this Monday 18th September at the Wickbourne Centre, 7pm for coffee & desserts

Intro to Arun is ideal for anyone who started attending Arun Church in the last few years but also if you have been in the church a long time – this is a great refresher in what we are going for as a church. It’s also a great opportunity to talk and discuss together some of the ways we work as a church community.

The idea of the Growth Tracks is for everyone to go through and experience each track (you can read more about them here). We have ten places left for the Intro to Arun course. If you are interested please sign up here as soon as possible

The sort of subjects that will be covered in the 5 sessions will be as follows:

Who We Are
– History
– Vision
– Mission
– Values

Church and Kingdom
– What is the Church?
– A brief history of the charismatic renewal etc.
– What is the Kingdom?
– Brief outline of ministries in Arun Church

Give
– Guests and Hosts
– Tithes and Offerings
– Serving opportunities

Grow
– Baptism
– Life Pods
– Growth Track
– Life Track

Go
– Community Work
– Evangelism
– Leadership Development
– Overseas

Alpha

Admin —  September 22, 2017

The Alpha Course continues this Monday 25th September 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. The eight week course looks at topics such as ‘Who is Jesus?’ and ‘Why and how do I pray?’ The evening includes delicious desserts, a short talk and a discussion at the end where everyone can share their thoughts and questions. Why not consider who you could bring? Everyone is welcome!

You can sitll book for Alpha by clicking here.

Vision Day

Admin —  September 22, 2017

Our ongoing vision as a church is to see lives transformed through Jesus, yet each year we also identify a focus for our annual Vision Day. This year Vision Day is on Sunday 1st October which will be a time of celebration and a chance to give.

We will also be eating together after the meeting with a selection of soups and roll, doughnuts and fruit. There is no charge, but for catering purposes, if you would like to eat please book your place here (press ‘Add Additional Ticket’ for each extra person) or leave your name on Info Point on Sunday.

At last year’s Vision Day we looked to invest in the two areas of Mission (locally and overseas) and Worship. We raised a remarkable £40,000 that was used to support the Littlehampton CAP Debt Centre, create our Community Development Lead role, partner with Links International to support churches in Uganda, Colombia, Lebanon and India, record new worship songs, and recruit an Assistant Worship Leader!

This year we believe God is calling us to GROW! Specifically, we want to see:

  • Spiritual Growth – developing deeper relationships with God,
  • Numerical Growth – more people coming to know Jesus and joining the church
  • Financial Growth – increasing our income to fund the ongoing activity of the church

Over the weeks leading up to Vision Day, we have been highlighting various activities of the church on Sunday mornings. To continue this work and fuel new growth across the church, we are looking to raise £50,000.

Many of you will know we have recently been using some of our financial reserves, so part of this target will go towards sustaining and improving our existing work (including Sunday meetings, CAP Debt Centre, pastoral care, etc). In addition we also plan to increase our visible outreach to the community, take on an intern, and continue to grow all of our activities – each of which requires investment.

Please think and pray about how you can make a contribution to the church’s Growth. Firstly, invite people to church! We would also encourage you to step out in faith when praying about what to give financially. You may want to set something aside each week, start tithing regularly or even increase your tithe. If you have children, talk with them about Vision Day and encourage them to give with their pocket money or be creative with cake sales or other initiatives.

There are many ways to give. The easiest way to donate is online at arunchurch.com/donate, selecting Vision Day 2017. You can also do a bank transfer or use cash and cheques. Thank you for your generosity.

We are looking forward to the stories of faith on 1st October, and to hear more about what God is doing in and around this community.

Becca Jupp

Upcoming Events

Admin —  September 22, 2017

Arun Church Football Club vs Yapton Reserves, Saturday 23rd September: The team are playing another cup game at King George V pitch (Summerley Lane, Felpham PO22 7HN), kick off 4pm. All are welcome to come along and support! For more info see Mikey Vickery-Brown.

Alpha Course, Monday 25th September: The new course continues at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Intro to Arun, Monday 25th September: This is the second of a five week course running alongside the Alpha Course at the Wickbourne Centre. More info below.

Frontline (Over 50’s) Conference, Saturday 30th September: 10am – 4pm at the Wickbourne Centre, with guest speakers, David & Mary Matthews looking at the subject ‘Jacob’s Staff’. Worship will be led by Rob Newey. Please bring a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be provided. There will be an offering to cover expenses and give a gift to David & Mary. For more information see Norman & Grace Barnes.

Vision Sunday, Sunday 1st October: 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. Food will be provided (soup & roll, doughnuts and fruit). More info below.

Men of Arun Curry Night, Thursday 5th October: Next month’s social will be a curry at Cinnamon in Beach Road, Littlehampton at 8pm. This is a chance for the men of Arun Church to spend time together deepening friendship, but it’s also an environment we can invite our male friends along to who are not part of the church. We’d love to see you there! Cost is £10.95 (plus your drinks). Please book your place here so we know what size table we’ll need! For more info contact Cookie Knowles or Nat Gillett (nat_gillett@yahoo.co.uk).

This Sunday

Admin —  September 22, 2017

This Sunday 24th September we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy, continuing our series ‘Under Construction: God is Building Here‘ looking at Nehemiah. The topic this week is ‘Opposition’.

As many of our children are at Kickstart’s Big Weekend Away there will be no Kickstart this Sunday. Please pray for them and their leaders while they are at Dalesdown – playing games, crafts, reading the Bible, praying, singing, dancing, telling stories around the campfire, eating cake and generally having a brilliant time!

But there is still Mini Kickstart for children aged 2½ to Reception in Drama Studio 3. And 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 September – December is available from Info Point on Sunday.

Refresh Assistant Role

Admin —  September 22, 2017

Do you love a latte or crave cappuccino? Do you enjoy serving people with a smile? Can you help provide a warm and welcoming environment in our busy centre?

At Refresh we are looking for a positive and fun individual to assist in serving drinks and snacks to our customers on an ad hoc basis, covering hours in daytime and some evenings as available. In exchange for your hard work, we offer a supportive team environment, excellent training opportunities and a generous annual leave allowance.

If you think you would like to join our amazing team, read more at www.arunchurch.com/jobs,