Jill writes for May
It has been wonderful to extend our community onto the Swinemoor Estate. Having made weekly visits after school on Thursdays there for nearly a year now we feel that there is a real and growing bus community as we connect with the children and families that come onto the bus each week. It has always been called ‘Our Bus’ and we are glad that many feel it is a place where they can come and chat and bring the kids. The children run along from school and seem to enjoy both having activities (and food) and people to talk to. We feel we are making good progress as we connect with the Swinemoor community and hope that this work will continue and grow.
In the Summer holidays we hope to be able to continue to go onto the Estate and to provided lunches for children who need them. I love the possibilities that Summer brings each year. People tend to be out and about and more connection, outdoor activities and events can happen. At Kings Church It is lovely to have access to the garden. Many thanks to Ann and others who have worked in the garden, mending garden furniture, planting, mowing, cleaning toys etc. We are looking forward to eating out in the garden more as we put on King’s Table events (see below) and using this space for family activities too. We have a new programme for over the Summer months and hope many will enjoy meeting together for food, fun and fellowship.
We would also like to able to invite those we are connecting with to come to King’s Church. So as well as us going to them we have a few activities planned here. Two Family Fun Days are planned. The first is on 23rd June 12-4pm and we plan to have a bouncy castle, face painting, paddling pools and a garden picnic. We hope that this will be a significant weekend as we are also planning to have a Baptism Service on the same day in our morning service. There are currently a couple of people who have indicated that they wish to be baptised. There may be others who are also considering baptism. If this is you, please get in touch with John or myself.
Finally, it is great to have more people participating in and helping out at many of our meetings : Sundays and Wednesday afternoons and at prayer times during the week. I would like to thank people for covering some of the tasks I would normally do during and after my surgery and treatment. Thank-you for sharing the load. We have, during this process, identified a few small tasks that could possibly be done by individuals in the church and wondered if anyone could volunteer to do the following? 1. Checking and restocking the First aid kit (every couple of months) 2. Tidying the worship area at the front of church (3 or 4 times a year) 3. Checking the coffee, milk, sugar supplies each week 4. Two people to count the collection at the end of the service on a Sunday. Do let us know if you are able to help. Thank-you in advance.
10.30am Every Sunday Morning
1st Sunday, Communion
2nd Sunday, Cafe Service
3rd Sunday, Morning Worship
4th Sunday, Family Service followed by a church lunch
4th Sunday 6.30pm, “Breakout” A time without agenda for the Holy Spirit, including worship, listening and responding.
5th Sunday, Morning Worship
Tuesdays 1-3pm, contact Jill for details.
Wednesdays 5-7pm for food and various activities, contact Jill or Hilary for details.
Church Lunch 26th May – after the service. Please see Jill or Jane as to what food to bring.
Community Cafe – Tuesdays and Fridays 10-12 in the church main hall and small hall.
Open the Bible – 1.30-3pm 13th May & 20 May in the small hall.
Healing Streams – Wednesdays 2pm in the Chapel and small hall.
Exploring the Scriptures – Twice monthly. Contact Tim & Julia Waters 01482 633763.
Gems – Parent & toddler group, every Thursday 9.30-11am – term time only.
Pursuing His Presence – Friday nights, 7.30pm
3rd May Driffiled Congregational Church, Exchange street, Driffiled YO25 6LJ.
7th June Kings Church Beverley, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley HU17 0JX.
5th July Open air prayer and worship in Valley Gardens, Withernsea HU19 2DN with Gateway Church, (parking on Memorial Avenue). If it rains, in the Meridian centre (50 yards away, 201 Queens Street, HU19 2HH)
6th September Pocklington Christian Fellowship, Chapmangate, Pocklington YO42 2AY
4th October Holme Christian Fellowship, Oaks Farm, Bulmer Lane, Holme on Spalding Moor YO43 4HE
1st November, Grace Church, WEVS Jamroz Centre, 47 North Street, Bridlington YO15 2DZ
East Riding House of Prayer Meetings
Regular Weekly Meetings
Morning Prayer; Monday—Friday 8.15-8.45am
Midday Prayer; Monday—Friday 12.15-12.45pm
Prayer for Young People; Tuesdays 6.15am
Worship Hour with communion; Wednesdays 12.45pm
Healing Streams; Wednesday 2pm
Other Meetings (All in King’s Church unless stated)
Fri 3rd; 10am. Prophetic Prayer
Fri. 3rd; 7.30pm Pursuing His Presence; Key Church, Exchange street, Driffiled YO25 6LJ
Sun 5th 6.30pm Beverley Churches Together Prayer Meeting
Thur. 16th 7.30 pm Inspired
Fri. 17th; 10am Prophetic Prayer
Sun 19th; 6.30 pm. Prayer for Swinemoor Estate
Sun 26th; 6.30pm Breakout
30th May – 9th June “Thy Kingdom Come” – 10 days of prayer.
Whilst every effort is made to keep to the above schedule, times and venues may occasionally change. Please check the web-site for the most up to date schedule.