Bulletin

Sunday 20th October 2019

10:30am & 4:30pm: Majors Andrew & Valerie Spivey

Diary

November
W/E 2/3 Band weekend at Morriston Corps
Sat 9 Wedding of Joshua Peaple to Alexandra Allen
Sun 10 Remembrance Sunday; YP Band at Kenilworth

 

Whilst we were away, on the other side of the world, I was very grateful for the technology which allowed us to FaceTime our girls and Elijah on a weekly basis. It was great to not just talk with each other, but to see each other too!
Sadly our Mums weren’t able to FaceTime, but regular phone calls and text messages sufficed.
I’m giving my age away now! but I recall my childhood growing up in a home without a phone! If we needed to make a call, we would look for change and walk to the red phone box at the end of the street.
To hear from loved ones and friends is a blessing, especially when away for periods of time. How wonderful that nowadays it’s very easy to do.
How amazing it is that our God wants to hear from us too. Without the concerns of internet connection, battery charge, credit or time differences,we can be in conversation with the Lord any time, day or night.
Let’s not miss out on talking with and listening to the One who loves us the most.
‘When I talk with Jesus,
Bring to him my care,
With His own sweet comfort,
Jesus answers prayer.’.
Every blessing
Val


Prayer Matters:
“Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, the Christian's native air,
His watchword at the gates of death, he enters Heaven with prayer.”
James Montgomery, SASB 784

Please continue to remember in prayer those whose names regularly appear in the bulletin and especially the following and those closest to them:

  • Those of our family who are unwell or recovering, including Sandra Lloyd; Ken Elliott; Joshua & Adrian Clifford; Louise Gallagher; Mary & Henry Wellman; Derek Harrison; Beatrice Haywood; Liam's family, in their bereavement; Roger Betson; Irene Wardle; Jenny Elliott; Flo Crayton;
  • All the children in our Corps;
  • Our Community Programme Manager, Gemma, and all the volunteers who work with her that they will able to demonstrate Christian living in everyday situations.

The Prayer Room is open for prayer at any time when our building is open on Sundays, as well as at various other times on weekdays. The Prayer Tree is available in the foyer and prayer requests hung there are remembered at the 9:45am prayer meeting each Sunday.

Please give any changes or updates to this list to Dave Jessop or the officers.

Every Wednesday Prayer Meeting
You are specially invited to Prayer Group on Wednesday evenings here at the Hall at 7:00pm
Come and join us in praying for our Corps, city, nation and as the Holy Spirit leads us.
It's not only a sacred and safe space, it's a place where all ages are welcome! You can pray in silence or speak out your prayers, whatever is comfortable for you.
During this hour of prayer, we also worship the Lord through Scripture readings, reflections and songs. Come along and see what the power of prayer can do!

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Please note that there will be no Bible Study on Thursday 24th October.
The next meetings will be on Thursdays 14th & 28th November.

Singing by Heart
The next sessions are Tuesdays November 12th and December 10th at 2pm. Come and join us for a free hot drink before the session, available from 1:45pm.

Sunbeams Choir
Week 1 of Sunbeams Choir at Youell Court was a great success. We still have some room for singers if you wish to join us. The next rehearsal is tomorrow (Monday 21st) at 10:30am. Speak to Mel or Hayley.

Student Lunches
Hayley is again seeking people for the student lunch rota. If you have not yet heard from her, please speak to her or message her on hayleypeaple@gmail.com to confirm your help. If you cannot physically help but would like to support you can give Hayley a cash donation and she will host the students in addition to her turn on the rota.

Help Required
Due to a member of staff leaving, I am looking for some permanent cover in the cafe on a Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday I require someone from 10am until 12:30pm or 12:30pm until 2:30pm and on Thursday I need someone from 11:30pm until 1:30pm. If you can help at all, please chat to me. If you cannot commit permanently, but are happy to help on a temporary basis, please also chat to me. Many thanks!

#Not Alone
On Saturday 2nd November at Coventry Cathedral, there is an event to help[ any child or young person who has experienced a bereavement. Please see the poster in the foyer for further details.

Loose Change
Gemma is continuing to collect loose change. For the next few months the money will now be going to support Hayley's 2020 trip to Ukraine, which you will no doubt hear about in due course. Please pass any spare change on to Gemma on a Sunday, or during the week. Many thanks!

Coventry Winter Night Shelter needs you!
This project provides a warm bed, dinner, breakfast and company to 20 rough sleepers during the winter months. The shelter opens on 1st of December, so we are now looking for volunteers to help us bring help and hope to them. If you can set up a camp bed, welcome someone with a smile at the door, serve some dinner or play a board game with a homeless guest, please contact Sue Jessop. You can learn more or fill out the volunteer application form on our website: https://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/cwns/. Volunteers are needed for the evenings, nights and mornings any day until 31st March.
There is an information and training session for new volunteers on Wednesday 9th October, 7-9pm, at The Welcome Centre, 47 Parkside, CV1 2HG, and further training for all volunteers on the Thursday 17th October, at the same place and time. There is a catch-up information and training session on Thursday 14th November too. Everybody is welcome; no need to register.
You can follow us on social media - facebook.com/CoventryWinterNightShelter.

Buttons
We are looking to collect unwanted buttons to be used in arts and crafts at the lifehouse. If you have any please give them to Dave or Sue Jessop and they will pass them on.

Bric a Brac
Good items are required to be sold at CAMEOF to raise money for The Salvation Army’s Helping Hand Scheme.
If you have good quality items that could be sold please pass them to Doreen Price or hand them in at the office. Thank you.

Electronic Bulletin
If you would like to receive this weekly bulletin by email each week, or know of anybody who would like to receive it, please let us know at coventry.city.corps@salvationarmy.org.uk.

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The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible; its motivation is the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. At Coventry City Corps we seek to -

  • be welcoming in FELLOWSHIP
  • bring people to Jesus through EVANGELISM
  • encourage Christlike growth and maturity through DISCIPLESHIP
  • be responsive to the needs of others through MINISTRY
  • praise God through our lifestyle and WORSHIP

 

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