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This Sunday

Admin —  July 21, 2017

This Sunday 23rd July 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 ‘The Future’.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a football tournament this Sunday using the Hill Road car park, please use the Fitzalan Road car park.

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.

The church magazine for July – September is available from Info Point on Sunday.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  July 21, 2017

Wick Week, Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th August: More info below.

Soccer School Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th August: More info below, under Wick Week.

Redeeming Prayer, Saturday 5th August: 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.

Sunday 6th August: There will be no Evening Service as the Main Hall will be set up for Kickstart the Event, the following week.

CAP Prayer, Sunday 6th August: 5 – 6pm at the Chapel in The Littlehampton Academy. This will be an opportunity to hear updates and pray for CAP staff and volunteers for the people who are using the CAP debt service.

Kickstart the Event, Monday 7th – Friday 11th August: More info below.

Ladies Night, Thursday 10th August: 7 – 9pm at The Littlehampton Academy. Following on from the success of last year, which saw over 300 women coming together, this will be a fantastic evening promoting local women in business and the arts, with samples, freebies, refreshments, live music, shopping, pampering and entertainment! As part of the Kickstart the Event week, this is a free event for women and girls aged 12 years and up. For more information see Maryann Gillett or visit the Facebook page here.

Baptisms

Admin —  July 21, 2017

Baptisms are planned for Sunday 30th July, please let Becca Jupp know if you would like to get baptised or if you have any questions.

This is always a time of celebration, when people tell their stories about how they became Christians and are then baptised.

Some frequently asked questions are:

  • What do I have to do to be baptised?
    We baptise anyone over the age of 13 if they have become Christians and follow Jesus.
  • Why do you have to be 13 or over?
    The Bible says ‘believe and be baptised’ and so we want it to truly be someone’s choice and feel that 13 is a good age to make a free choice. This is simply our own guideline (it’s not in the Bible) and we still believe children can become Christians at any age.
  • I have become a Christian but I don’t think I’m good enough to be baptised.
    No-one is perfect, nor will we ever be, being baptised is not about being perfect, it is publicly saying you are making a choice to follow Jesus.
  • I was christened as a baby – do I need to be baptised?
    We welcome anyone who has become a Christian to be baptised, even if you have been christened.

Wick Week

Admin —  July 21, 2017

This year Wick Week is Saturday 29th July – Saturday 5th August. This is an incredible annual community celebration with with loads of exciting activities and events for all ages including a vintage car display, family party, film night, walks, making musical instruments from junk, Hartbeeps, baby disco, Code Club taster, Wick’s Got Talent and Soccer School run by Ben Young (see below). For the full calendar click here.

Soccer School is Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th August, 9am – 12 midday, at The Littlehampton Academy, for 7 – 14 year olds. A football-packed few days of daily warm-ups, skill drills, games, communication exercises, team-building exercises, and warm down!

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.

For more details please contact ben.young@arunchurch.com

Kickstart the Event

Admin —  July 21, 2017

Come and join the ‘School on the Rock’ crew a week of games, craft, sports, Bible stories and much more!

Kickstart the Event is our popular annual play-scheme for all Primary Aged children (Reception to Year 6), at The Littlehampton Academy, 10am – 12.30pm, plus our Sunday Special on Sunday 13th August, 10.30am – midday! For more info and to book click here.

For the little ones who are too small for Kickstart the Event we have Mini-Kickstart, our parent toddler stay-and-play, running alongside the main event, 10am – 12.15pm at The Littlehampton Academy Sixth Form College. There’ll be toys, craft, play equipment and delicious refreshments available to buy!

There will also be a Film Night (6.30pm, Wednesday 9th August), Family Party (7 – 8.30pm, Friday 11th August) and Picnic after the service on Sunday 13th August! All free and all at The Littlehampton Academy.

Kickstart the Event Volunteers

Admin —  July 21, 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.

People News

Admin —  July 21, 2017

Congratulations to Josh & Becky Smale on the birth of their daughter Bella Louise on Monday 17th July, and to Tim & Gill Smale on becoming grandparents!


This Sunday 23rd July, Carol Boreham will be in the Atrium at TLA sweating it out on her training turbo bike, as she will be cycling 100 miles on Sunday 30th July raising money for Links International. Please sponsor her or donate some cash on the day, or donate via this link.

Littlehampton Churches Together

Admin —  July 21, 2017

Worthing Churces Homeless Projects (WCHP) is looking for volunteers to help with its various activities in Littlehampton. This includes a breakfast club, charity shop, van drivers, admin and support for service users. Full training is given. For more info click here or contact Alison Nicholson (Volunteer Co-ordinator) alison.nicholson@wchp.org.uk

This Sunday

Admin —  July 13, 2017

This Sunday 16th July 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 ‘The Present’.

The Chapel will be available for parents with babies and toddlers this week, and there is 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 July – September is available from Info Point on Sunday.

ACCelerate Extra

Admin —  July 13, 2017

This Sunday there will be outside games for all children & young people in Kickstart and Ignite after the children’s talk.

Parents please bring your children to the Atrium to register after the children’s talk. Children will be brought back to the Atrium at the end of the service.