Churches Together in Clevedon: 'Trinity'
Sunday 23rd June 6pmSt Mary's Church
The East Clevedon Benefice look forward to welcoming fellow CTIC churches for this service of songs, silence and reflection. Our theme will be 'Trinity' as we reflect on the love of God who is Father, Son, and Spirit. For those not familiar with it, Taizé is an ecumenical community based in France, and now know throughout the world mainly for its simple contemplative, style of singing. The songs / chants are always biblical, drawing on the rich tradition of the church - and are very easy to pick up! Their style of repetition lends a meditative quality to the worship, and are even more beautiful when sung in harmony.If singers would like to practice the simple chants, please come at 5.30pm for a run through.
The next Churches Together in Clevedon united service will be on Good Friday at 11.45 am in Queens Square Clevedon.
We are very fortunate to have John Wyatt with us in Clevedon on Sunday 3rd March 2019. I thought it would be really helpful to provide an opportunity for us to look at the subject of death and dying from a biblical perspective but also with someone who could help us with some of the ethical dilemmas that we face in our pastoral care or in our own families.
We would like to invite members of your congregation or group to join us for the seminar afternoon at 2.30pm. It would be helpful to know how many people are coming so please could you book your places with Kelly Croxton – firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve personally found John’s latest book really helpful and we would love to see you with us on the Sunday afternoon.
Clevedon Baptist Church
John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics, University College London and a Senior Researcher at the Faraday Institute, Cambridge University. His background is as a paediatrician caring for sick and premature infants and as a medical scientist researching into the prevention of brain injury in newborn babies.
He has a long-standing interest in ethical dilemmas raised by advances in medical technology and has frequently engaged in public and professional consultations and debates from the perspective of the Christian faith. His book Matters of Life and Death – human dilemmas in the light of the Christian faith has been translated into more than 10 languages. His most recent book is Dying Well, published by IVP.
John is chair of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics and President of the Christian Medical Fellowship. He is lead for the clinical ethics network at University College London Hospitals and a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He and his wife Celia are longstanding members of All Souls Church in London.
Three Ways to Enhance our Christian Life @ Greyfriars Hall, Immaculate Conception Church, Clevedon and again @ 7:30 pm in the Retro Choir In this talk with the mind blowing title Robert Barron (bishop of Los Angeles) takes the mystique out of these words and helps us to focus the practical, everyday things that we can do to help others as we help ourselves. Thursday 28 February at 2pm and repeated at 730pm
Changing Tunes is a charity that uses music and mentoring to help people lead meaningful lives, free from crime. They are based in Bristol but work in 14 prisons and two community hubs across the UK. They will give a presentation of their work, with music on
Thursday, 22nd November at 7.45 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 15 Albert Road, Clevedon, BS21 7RP
There is no charge for this event, but numbers are limited, so please book either by email (Tom Leimdorfer, email@example.com) or by ringing Liz Billinghurst on 01275 792102
Another opportunity for people to attend a CAP Money Course
I am writing to let you know that the Holy Trinity Nailsea CAP Money Team will soon be holding another CAP Money Course. The details are as follows:
Starting Date and Time: Thursday 4th October 2018 gathering at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Duration: 4 x 2-hour sessions, 7.30pm to 9.30pm on consecutive Thursday Evenings in October
Venue: Trinity House, Church Lane, Nailsea BS48 4NG - a large white house next to Holy Trinity Church
For whom is this course suitable? For anyone who would like to feel and be more in control of their money and better organised financially
What are the main features?
· 3 x 2-hours of interactive teaching by trained coaches
· A one to one coaching session of up to 2 hours
· Assured confidentiality & sensitivity
· Unlimited one to one help after the course if requested by each delegate
What are the benefits?
1. Creates a realistic personal budget by which to live
2. Explores ways and means by which to increase income or decrease expenditure
3. Highlights the dangers of living on credit and helps to avoid or minimise debt
4. Leads to better day to day management of finances
5. Enables delegates to share and learn from each others' experiences
6. Provides other avenues of help for those with unmanageable debt
How do I join?
EITHER go to capuk.org<http://capuk.org/> and click on I want help; Courses in your area; Enter your postcode; Join this course
OR Ring Holy Trinty Nailsea Office on 01275 853227
How can I find out more?
(1) Ring Tim Moulding on 01275 854531 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Ring Chris Barnes on 01275 855793 or email him at email@example.com
This is a user friendly, cost free and confidential course with a proven track record for helping thousands of people across the UK
Peace is spreading around Clevedon on a wing and a prayer after a town church group has created nearly 1, 400 paper doves to go on display around the town.
The ambitious project has been organised by Churches Together in Clevedon to mark the centenary of the end of the first world war. The act of making the origami doves has also been carried out in memory of a Japanese girl, Sadako Sasaki, who was caught up in the Hiroshima bombing and, after a Leukemia diagnosis shortly after her 12th birthday, was determined to make 1000 peace cranes before she died.
Her remarkable story of hope has been included on letters which have been given to shop keepers around the town together with the origami doves, which have been made by schoolchildren, YMCA, Brownies and Guides assisted by a team of adults. They will be on display until November to mark 99 days of peace, part of the Hope 18 national Christian Initiative, to bring communities together on this special mission.
Churches Together project co-ordinator, Kim Anderson, said: “We had a team of five from Churches Together who contacted five headteachers from primary schools in Clevedon to make the doves. “Then we had a team of 15 who walked round 147 shops to ask them to display them for the 99-day period. We are delighted that the majority of them have agreed and it is a fantastic way of displaying such an important message round Clevedon.”
The Hope 99 Days of Peace initiative is inviting churches to come together between August 4 and November 10.
The date of August 4 has been set as, 100 years ago, King George V asked for the day to be a National Day of Prayer, 100 years after the 1st world war ended, when he and his wife Queen Mary attended a ceremony at the church of Saint Margaret, Westminster.
If you would like to make your own Dove. Please see the directions below. The paper size you need is 170mm x170mm. (it must be square)
This September, the Churches Together in Clevedon are offering a week of unbroken prayer to God from Sun 16th - Sun 24th Sep. 24/7 – night and day – we will be offering an unceasing chain of prayer and praise to God, as we seek his will for, and blessing upon, our town, region and world. Our 'HQ' will be a devoted pop-up prayer space in Queen’s Square. RE:MISSION and Changing Lives have generously offered to host us in one of their shopfronts for the week. The space will offer a creative and interactive environment in which to connect with God as well as to pray strategically for God’s Kingdom to come in our community. It will also host a number of special prayer events during the course of the week.
Sign up for your hour slot at: www.24-7prayer.com/signup/ca6aea
Our 24/7 prayer adventure<http://www.clevedonbaptistchurch.org/prayerpopup> begins at 3pm this Sunday - a week of continuous prayer flowing from a pop-up shop in Queen's Square. Sign up for your own hour-long slot here<https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/ca6aea> (we especially need some night-time prayer warriors to step up please!). Do be praying for the week that God will protect it as it unfolds; that he will make his presence felt tangibly to all those who come through the doors; and that the week will catalyse a deepening of our prayer, unity, witness and mission in the town.
We'll be launching the week at 3pm in the shop on Sunday. Come along to see the space and join us for an hour of praise and prayer at the start of the journey. For other events that will be going on during the week visit the website here<http://www.clevedonbaptistchurch.org/prayerpopup>.
If you're able to help us set up, we're clearing the shop this Thursday (13th), and putting it back together on Monday 24th Sep from 9am. There's lots to move, but many hands make light work! We'll provide some sandwiches for lunch. Please contact Phil to let him know if you're able to help: 07845283952 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Clevedon Quaker Meeting 150th Anniversary
Friends at Clevedon are holding an Open Day on Saturday 14th July 10 am to 4 pm to celebrate 150 years since the Meeting House first opened its doors.
Clevedon residents came to visit on that day in July 1868 and local Quakers look forward to welcoming all who can drop in for any part of the anniversary day.
The Quaker Service Exhibition will be on display, featuring the Friends Ambulance Unit and Quaker Relief work during and after the World Wars up to modern times.
There will be items of local Quaker history, a craft stall, refreshments and a warm welcome all day at Friends Meeting House, 15 Albert Road, Clevedon BS21 7RP.
Enquiries from Tom Leimdorfer 01934 834663; email@example.com .