Our new building has been open for a few weeks now, and it has been so encouraging to see the green shoots of new life appearing within it. We have started “Community Coffee Mornings” twice a week. It has been a real pleasure to be able to make new friends, several from some of the clients and staff from FiND (the centre run by the charity “Families for individual Need and Dignity”). If you are free on a Tuesday or Friday morning at 10am, you are very welcome to come along by yourself or with a friend. It has also been great to have a lot more space for the Sunday school. The prayer in the new chapel has been wonderful (great to get into a routine of regular, corporate prayer), and the healing services have been very special. All in all, a good start.
One of our main prayers for the new building was that it could be used to reach young people. Since opening, we have started work on a new project which we are calling the “Swinemoor Youth Pilot Project”. This would involve the use of Fiona’s bus (Fiona has been coming along once or twice each month to help with the children’s work at church. Her bus, a converted single decker coach which used to be a mobile youth club, is parked round the back of the Jacob’s Well warehouse). The idea is to take the bus onto the Swinemoor estate after school each week for a couple of hours and run a session for young people just outside the shops on Samman Road. The hope would be that if we could find kids who were interested, we could also invite them to come along to a Friday night youth club in our new building. We have applied for a start up grant from Beverley Town Council to fund this. We would really appreciate your prayers for this project.
The healing ministry is an important part of our calling here at King’s Church. Each Wednesday we hold a meeting called “Healing Streams” in the prayer chapel at 2pm. This short meeting included a time of worship, a short, inspirational talk and a time of contemplative soaking. The first part of the meeting is designed to help people to get into a place where they become more open to receive the healing power of God. There is then an opportunity to receive prayer for healing and (for those who want it) to receive communion. The meeting is designed to be easily accessible for people who aren’t regular church members and is a great opportunity to bring along friends and family who need to experience God’s healing touch.
Sunday Morning Meetings
10.30am Every Sunday Morning
Communion First Sunday of the month
2nd Sunday of the month, 11am-12 .30 Youth meet in upstairs room ‘The Hub’
4th Sunday of the month, 11am-12 .30 Families Activities Cafe in upstairs room.
Other Sundays – King’s Club as normal
Life Group – meets Tuesdays 1-3pm, contact Jill Walker.
Community Cafe – meets Tuesdays and Fridays 10-12 in the church main hall and small hall. 1st & 3rd Fridays – Table Top Cafe with board games, 2nd & 4th Fridays – cuppa & crafts
Healing Streams – meets Wednesdays 2pm in the Chapel.
Exploring the Scriptures – meets twice monthly. Contact Tim & Julia Waters 01482 633763.
Gems – Parent & toddler group, meets every Thursday 9.30-11am – term time only.
Pursuing His Presence 1st Friday night of each month, 7.30pm. 6 April Hutton Cranswick Methodist Church, Main Street, Hutton Cranswick, YO25 9QR
Prayer in March
Wednesdays weekly in Lent 7.30-9pm
Contending for revival – an opportunity to come together with others to seek God’s face and pray for revival in our land with worship and prayer.
Thursdays (Fourth Thursday of the month 7.30pm) “Inspired” – A space to spend time in the presence of God and to explore our connection with Him through creative expression (art and writing).
Fridays (Third Friday of the month 7.30pm) “First love”- A no-agenda time of prayer worship and prophecy meeting with the God who first loved us and let His spirit rekindle our first love for Him.
Day of Prayer Friday 23 March 10am-4pm Day of Prayer for the Nation in Chapel/Small Hall
Prayer Points March
Pray that God would continue to build His kingdom here at Kings Church – that we would continue to live out his values, his vision and purposes for us and that He would put the right people in the right place for this next season.
Ask God as start new community groups: coffee mornings etc. Ask for his wisdom as we plan for more opportunities to make a difference in our community.
Ask God to help us host the presence of God in our worship and create a sound that will be attractive to outsiders and draw them in.
Pray that we would be inspired and hungry to use this period before Easter to seek His face and that we would hear Him as he leads and guides us in this next phase of church life. Pray that we would be able to use our new buildings to His glory. Pray for a spirit of prayer to overwhelm us as we start a new programme of prayer in the new prayer chapel.
Please pray for the children’s and youth work at church. Pray that the young people will continue to have encounters with God both in and out of church. Ask for wisdom for the leaders and pray for the right support and volunteer help for these groups.