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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

Soccer School

Admin —  June 30, 2017

As part of Wick Week, Soccer School is Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th August, 9am – 12 midday, at The Littlehampton Academy. A football-packed few days of daily warm-ups, skill drills, games, communication exercises, team building exercises, and warm down!

This is open to anyone aged 7 – 14. The final day will be a tournament and small buffet lunch for the players, and families are invited to come and see what their children and young people have been doing throughout the week.

The cost for the week is £15. This fee includes a Soccer School t-shirt, fruit, certificate and participation medal. You must pre-book for this activity.

Once booked, you’ll receive an email with more information, including what you will need to provide for your child/young person for the week.

We’re looking forward to a great week of football! For more details please contact ben.young@arunchurch.com

This Sunday

Admin —  June 23, 2017

This Sunday we will be meeting for our family service at 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy, continuing our new series ‘Under Construction: God is Building Here‘ the topic this week is ‘Flexibility’.

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.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  June 23, 2017

Alpha Holy Spirit Day, Saturday 24th June: 10am – 3pm at the Wickbourne Centre. Experience shows that these times are often a very significant part of the Alpha Course, please remember to pray for everyone who is attending.

Alpha Course, Monday 26th June: 7pm at the Wickbourne Centre.

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.

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