From next Sunday (28 July), for the six weeks of the summer holidays, we shall be experimenting with one main morning service. The reasons for this are outlined in the insert sheet, but I hope that all our regular 9.30am and 11.15am congregations will take a positive attitude to this, using this opportunity to worship together as a means of strengthening the bonds of fellowship between our different services. It will be good for us to break out of our usual pattern—if only for six weeks—so please make a deliberate effort to engage with people you don’t know. Maybe make it a rule to speak to one new person each week. You’ll have six new Christian acquaintances by the end of the summer!
Together at Great Walstead
Booking (online or on paper) is now open for our weekend at Walstead in September (7th and 8th). To help the planning team, please make your booking by 4 August. I hope the whole church will regard this weekend as a priority. Brilliant speaker this year!
Comings and Goings
Emma Hastings is continuing with us for a further year and we welcome Oli Simmonds as our new Ministry Trainee. There will be additional staff changes, but more of that in September.
Enjoy the summer!