4M Extreme Character Challenge

Admin —  August 17, 2017

4MUK’s next XCC is in Wales, Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th October.

‘Decision Time’ is a Mind, Body & Soul Adventure for men connected to church who want to go deeper in faith and value inspiration.

The XCC is set up like one endless day as an active and challenging endurance event for men, out in the wild. For 72 hours men are confronted with significant physical challenges, deep camaraderie and profound moments of moral and spiritual input. Through this process they find perspective, evaluate who they are and find a purpose worth living for.

Are you looking for a challenge? Are you ready to live for purpose? It’s time to change. It’s time to become the man you were made to be.

Upwards of 30 men from Arun Church have taken part in an XCC over the past three years. Many of them have told stories of how they have been challenged to live life to the full and as a result have been changed forever. NOW is YOUR time.

Please speak to Stew Smith for further details, watch this video or pick up a flyer at the Info Point.

Click here to sign up, follow the Adventure tab on the main menu.

Office Closure

Admin —  August 17, 2017

Due to low staff the Arun Church office will be closed Monday 21st – Monday 28th August. The Wickbourne Centre will still be open during the week (except on Bank Holiday Monday). If you have an emergency during this time please phone 01903 782744.

Arun Church Football Club

Admin —  August 17, 2017

As some of you will know there is now an Arun Church FC team playing in the local league next season. They have played a couple of friendlies in the build up to the league starting in September. Laurie Mellor has written a report of their recent match:

14th August at Highdown

A hard fought friendly against our coastal neighbours saw us lose narrowly, but gaffer Jamie Mellor was pleased with our performance. We looked well organised with Ben Young and Dan Ambrose in midfield, the latter being Jamie’s Man of the Match. Aaron Wade scored a 25 yard screamer and debutant left back Rob Rixon made an impressive debut with a well-directed headed goal. Once again Harry Jupp looked neat and composed at right back, Ben Ansell having his usual solid performance in the heart of the defence.

Both sides shattered the stereotype of the caricature vicar with bulging Adam’s apple drinking lemonade: the game was quite physical at times! As the team toughen up in preparation for their first league season, starting in mid-September, it was great to see the lads so well supported. Please continue to get behind the team – both by spectating and in prayer. Entering a local football league is such an easy, natural way of being involved in the community, as with predecessors Arun Wanderers cricket team.

People News

Admin —  August 17, 2017

Congratulations to many of our young people who received their A-Level exam results this week. Well done everyone for all your hard work!

Are you passionate about cleanliness? Do you love keeping things tidy and have great attention to detail? Do you take pride in your work?

At the Wickbourne Centre we are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual to assist in cleaning our premises to ensure a safe, welcoming environment for the community. In addition to cleaning each day, you will also be a key holder, supporting the Premises Manager with locking and unlocking the centre.

Interested? Click here for more details and to download the Application Form

Closing date: Friday 25th August 2017

This Sunday

Admin —  August 10, 2017

This Sunday 13th August is the grand finale of Kickstart the Event, 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy, when we’ll be looking at the theme School on the Rock. This will be followed by a picnic with inflatables and an ice cream van!

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.

Upcoming Events

Admin —  August 10, 2017

As Kickstart The Event comes to a close, there is a Family Party this evening, Friday 11th August at the Littlehampton Academy, 6 – 7.30pm. Disco, games and refreshments & tuck available to buy.

Board on Friday, Friday 11th August: 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 at Wickbourne Centre, 7.30 – 10.30pm, 50p nominal fee. Games provided, or bring your own.

Arun Church Football Club are playing a friendly match against St Peters Church (Brighton) at Highdown Football Field (BN12 6PG) on Monday 14th August, kick off is 6.30pm. All are welcome to come along and support! For more info see Mikey Vickery-Brown and for more about the club see below.

Frontline Conference, Saturday 30th September: Guest speakers, David & Mary Matthew. More info to follow.

Vision Sunday, Sunday 1st October: 10.30am at The Littlehampton Academy. More info below.