The Elders and Deacons wish to present the church with another opportunity to gather as a church family, to gather as a community of faith, reflecting what we read in Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer”, and to promote further our first vision statement “people wholly dependent on God in prayer”.
The ultimate desire for such a gathering would be to devote time to prayer. On a Sunday we gather to devote ourselves to “the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer” with a priority focused on hearing the Word of God. The proposed mid week meeting would be another opportunity to devote ourselves to “the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer”, with a priority focus on prayer.
We are suggesting the following pattern on a Thursday evening:
6.30pm Gather together with a “pot luck” dinner to share with others.
7.15pm Commence a time of song and praise.
7.30pm A short bible reading and reflection.
8.15pm Conclude and clean up
Such a program will give time to prayer, fellowship, fun and encouragement. It is a good opportunity to invite new people who come to our church to gather with us so that we could get to know them better and them us.
We are asking the church family to do all that they can to attend this time together. We recognise that it will be impossible for some to be there each week, but we are asking that it be made a high priority. We are planning for this to commence after our Church Anniversary on 7th August, which is our Vision Sunday.
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