This Sunday

Admin —  December 8, 2017

This Sunday 10th December we will be meeting for our morning service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy.

It is Kickstart 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 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 —  December 8, 2017

Board on Friday, Friday 8th December: 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.

Arun Church Football Club vs Henfield Thirds, Saturday 9th December: The team are playing a league game at Poynings Recreation Ground (BN45 7AF), kick off 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and support! For more info see Mikey Vickery-Brown.

Bethlehem the Musical, Saturday 9th December: 6pm at The Littlehampton Academy (doors open 5.15pm), 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 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. For more info see Maryann Gillett.

Frontline Christmas Party, Tuesday 12th December: Frontline’s annual party is at the Wickbourne Centre, 7.30 – 9pm. This event is open to all those over 50 years old. This year the church choir will be performing and the programme they have prepared is going to be outstanding! Please bring a plate of food to share and remember that this year we will be feeding the choir! We will be providing tea and coffee, please bring your own soft drinks or wine. For more information see Norman & Grace Barnes

TLA Christmas Carol Celebration, Tuesday 19th December: 7.30 – 8.30pm (doors open 7pm) at The Littlehampton Academy, followed by refreshments. This year’s title is ‘Born in a Barn?’, looking at homelessness through the Christmas story with music, dance and traditional carols. All welcome, free entry but donations accepts for the Chapter charities.

Christmas Special, Sunday 17th December: 6pm at The Littlehampton Academy. Everyone is warmly invited to come and join us for an evening of carols and creativity, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and all that means for us. Bring family and friends too! Festive refreshments will follow the service. Calling all festive bakers! If you would be happy to make or buy mince pies (or similar festive fare) please bring them along before 6pm and leave in the canteen area with Sally Gray & team. Please note there will be no morning service this Sunday.

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December: There will be no Sunday Service this day.

Christmas Day, Monday 25th December: 10.30 – 11.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. We will be meeting to celebrate Jesus’ birth together. There will also be an opportunity for the children to show a Christmas present. A special offering will be taken for an overseas project (more information to follow).

Sunday 31st December: There will be no Sunday Service this day, but we’d love to encourage you to meet up in your Life Pods to share your remaining mince pies, and thank God for all that has happened this year, and pray for the year ahead.

Christmas Photos

Admin —  December 8, 2017

To save you feeling pressured to send Christmas Cards to everyone at church there will be an opportunity to have your photo taken by our Christmas Photographers before and after Bethlehem the Musical this Saturday 9th December. These pictures will be shown on the big screen on Sunday 17th December and Christmas Day to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Please give the money you would otherwise have spent on cards to charity.

Christmas Hampers

Admin —  December 8, 2017

It is nearly time to bring your Christmas Hampers to the Wickbourne Centre! We will be receiving the hampers on Sunday 17th December between 10.30am – 12 midday. The hampers will then be delivered to local families the same day!

If you have a large car and would be willing to assist in delivering the hampers, or can help arranging them on the day, please contact Andy Gill by contacting the church office or emailing andy.gill@arunchurch.com

Thank you to everyone who has got involved in this way, to bless families in our local community.

Bible in One Year

Admin —  December 8, 2017

Next year we thought it would be good to read the Bible in a year together. If you are up for this, here are some suggestions for Christmas presents this year. As well as simply reading your Bible in a year you could also listen on a CD or get an app for your phone. Below are some suggestions:

Audio Bible in One Year with David Suchet

Alpha Bible in One Year

Soul Survivor Bible in One Year

Or check out the Bible in One Year website which contains an app with commentary by Nicky & Pippa Gumbel.

Becca Jupp

King’s Village and Josh Fraser

Admin —  December 8, 2017

King’s Village (lead by Sam Archer) and Josh Fraser have recently released CDs of their music, and will be selling them after the service this Sunday 10th December in the Atrium. We have been singing many of these songs in church, and this is a great opportunity to support what they are doing as they continue to write new songs for the church both locally and nationally.

King’s Village have two EPs available and Joshua Fraser has one EP available to purchase. They are £5 each. Cash and card payments only.

People News

Admin —  December 8, 2017

Our condolences to Jan & Al Evans and family, as Jan’s Mum passed away this week.