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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 Sundays 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

This week we are focusing on Worship Fully,  in response to this we will be having an extended morning of worship, coming into the presence of God, hearing from Him and opening our hearts to what He has to say to us.

It is Kids and 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.

24-7 Prayer

Admin —  October 26, 2017

This weekend is 24-7 Prayer’s annual conference in Birmingham called The Gathering. Twelve of us from Arun Church are attending.

24-7 Prayer is a movement that started in Chichester with Pete Greig and is now a world wide prayer movement and also now a growing network of churches, many of which have been born out of their Boiler Room Network of prayer communities.

In the last year about six churches have joined the 24-7 network and within Arun Church many of our team have a historical connection with Pete Greig and others on the 24-7 team.

Arun Church for some years has not officially been a part of a wider church network. We have continued to have many great relationships with leaders from other churches, where we share ideas and take advice, but as a whole body we have not been connected in a wider context.

For some time we have explored the possibilities of becoming part of something larger, but we have also wanted those relationships to be meaningful and authentic.

We have been very interested in what it would mean to become part of the 24-7 network and so have been talking with Roger Ellis who is the founding leader at Revelation Church in Chichester and a long-term friend, but now also part of the national leadership of 24-7 Prayer.

With Roger we have been exploring what becoming a 24-7 church looks like and are in a process over this coming year where we have committed to four conversations exploring 24-7’s priorities, practices, doctrine and responsibilities. These are:
–  True to Christ (Authentic)
–  Kind to others (Relational)
–  Loyal to the gospel (Missional)
–  Shared responsibility (Accountability and Commitment)

After a year we would then decide whether we would officially become a 24-7 church.

There is also an exciting opportunity for us, as a church, to be a part of a new 24-7 family festival called Wildfires which will be held in 2018 at Wiston (just 20 mins down the road from us) on Monday 28th – Wednesday 30th May; the three days after Big Church Day Out. We would love to make this our annual event away as a whole church, together with the two days at BCDO.

As a leadership team we are keen to work through this together as a church and want everyone included in exploring what this means for us in the future.

Let’s pray and ask God to guide us, please feel free to ask any questions and feedback during this time.

Becca Jupp

New Members

Admin —  September 8, 2017

This week we welcome Phil, Sarah, Helga and Marjorie into Membership of the Church:

Phil and Sarah Muir along with their 8 year old son Luke have moved from Shaftesbury in Dorset. When living in Shaftesbury, they attended ST Paul’s in Sal

isbury for 2 years.  Previous to that they attended Father’s House church for 11 years. They were actively involved in church life and lead worship at ST Paul’s and Father’s House.

They now live in East Preston. They have moved here because Sarah has taken up an NHS post as an Occupational Therapist in Worthing on the community mental health team.

Helga Weinmann:
I came over to England in 1992, where my youngest son Cody was born. I have two sons, both adults now.  We lived in Horsham where my sons attended Trafalgar School and the moved up to Greenway school. We attended the Methodist Church for a while whilst living in Horsham . After a while we settled in East Preston. Where we spent many years during Keith and Cody’s schooling at Angmering.   I eventually found a job with Charles Kirk in Goring by Sea, where I’ve been happily working for the pas 10 years now

It was Keith who heard the calling of God first, he was baptised at Arun Church and after a while I started attending the Arun Church myself. I found my church family there, everyone was so welcoming, caring and genuine.

I was baptised last April after doing an Alpha course, and started attending a Pod group led by Pam, and have grown in my faith week by week.  God has worked wonders in our lives since I gave him control of my life.

Marjorie Weinmann:
I am originally from South Africa and moved to the United Kingdom in 1990. Settled in Horsham and moved to East Preston in 2000. I have been in and around the area since then. In 2005 I fancied doing something different so moved to Spain working in Gibraltar for 10 years before retiring and coming back to the UK.

I  started to go to Arun Church around January 2015. Keith my grandson introduced me to the church. I have found that I have been welcomed into the church family and the support I have received has been great. I moved to Littlehampton at the end of 2015 and live with my daughter Helga who has been a great source of support to me and have joined a life pod group that is held at our home every week. I have found that been in this group it has given me encouragement in my journey in following God. I have learnt to forgive and accept forgiveness and feel this has made us a stronger as a family. I have recently joined the welcome team on Sunday mornings and am a befriender for CAP which I find very rewarding. I look forward to meeting new people and putting names to faces.


This Sunday

Admin —  June 30, 2017

This Sunday 2nd July we will be meeting for our monthly Family Service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy.

On the first Sunday of each month, our morning service has more of a focus on families with primary-age children. If that’s you, we’d love to encourage you to come and sit together as a family on the carpet area at the front of Church. We’ve re-stocked our box of ribbons and shakers for your children to use and if you’ve got budding musicians, you’re welcome to bring along their instrument of choice!

Of course, everyone is welcome and whatever age you are we believe the hosting, worship, teaching and responses will connect with you too.

The Chapel will be available for parents with babies and toddlers this week.

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 Jul – Sep is available from Info Point on Sunday.

Evening Service

Admin —  June 30, 2017

This Sunday 2nd July we have our monthly Evening Service, 6 – 7.30pm at The Littlehampton Academy. If you find the morning services difficult to get to, or you’d simply like to join others in worship at a different time of the day, come along! The format will be the same as our normal Sunday morning meetings, but tea & coffee will be served before the service.

CAP Prayer will take place in the TLA Chapel before the meeting from 5pm – 5.45pm. This will be a time to hear updates, pray for the staff and volunteers who run CAP and for the people who are using the CAP debt service.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  June 30, 2017

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.

Alpha Course, Monday 3rd July: 7pm at the Wickbourne Centre. This is the final session of the current course, please pray for those who have been attending. The next Alpha Course begins Monday 18th September.

Men of Arun Social, Thursday 6th July: If you’re new to the church or you’ve been coming for years, you’re very welcome to join other chaps at the New Inn (Norfolk Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5PL) from 8pm. For more info see Flix Gillett or Cookie Knowles.

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

Soccer School Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th August: More info below.

Arun Ladies Breakfast

Admin —  June 30, 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.

Kickstart The Event Volunteers

Admin —  June 30, 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 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 fill in this form or speak to Bex Groves or Andy Gill.

LCT Summer Camp

Admin —  June 30, 2017

There are 6 places available for any children in Year 5 and 6 who would like to come to Littlehampton Churches Together Summer Camp.

Summer Camp is an annual residential held at Lodge Hill and this year it is running Monday 14th – Friday 18th August 2017.  The children will sleep in tents that are provided and are well-fed for the week. They will take part in a variety of activities including those run by Lodge Hill instructors and our own leaders and helpers. If your child would be interested in going, then please speak to Bex Groves or Paul Sanderson for more details.

This year for Summer Camp we have several children who are in need of financial help in order to attend. We would love to be able to support them in this, if you are able to sponsor a child to go or partly sponsor, it would be greatly appreciated. Please speak to Bex Groves or Paul Sanderson if this is something you feel you could do.

Mission Trips

Admin —  June 30, 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 Ugandaor here for Lebanon.

Joe Gisbey