What’s Happening This Week in July?

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What’s Happening This Week in July?

Youth Cafe ServiceChange

This Sunday 31 July is a Youth Service, planned and run by our youth for all of us, young or old. The theme this time is ‘Change’.
It will be a Cafe Service, so will start at 9.30am with a shared breakfast, followed by the service at 10am. Toast, cereal and drinks are provided, but you are very welcome to bring a plate of something tastier to share if you would like!
Hope to see you there.

Shared Dinner with Alf and FleurFFN Dec 2015 (3)

Our shared dinner, with special guests Alf and Fleur, is on this Saturday 30 July! Please bring a main or dessert and something to drink. It will be held upstairs in the church, beginning at 6.30pm. Come and enjoy a mid-winter meal together. Everyone welcome!

Communion Service 24 JulyCommunion

This Sunday 24 July is our Communion Service, beginning at 10am and followed by a cuppa at 11am. It will be taken by Rebecca Connor with Roxy returning to us to serve Communion. For those who prefer a quieter, more traditional service, this is for you. Welcome!

 

Cafe Church: Calming the StormStorm Waves

This Sunday 17 July is Cafe Church, our family-friendly service which starts at 9.30 am with a shared breakfast/morning tea, then the service at 10am.
Cafe Church is held on the third Sunday of each month, and has a focus on discussion and interaction. Toast, cereal and drinks are provided, but you are very welcome to bring a plate of something tastier to share if you would like.
This month the theme is Calming the Storm, a theme suggested by Alf some time ago. Come and join us this Sunday.

Service of Quiet ReflectionCandle Flame

This Sunday 10 July is our service of Quiet Reflection. This is one of our more traditional services, starting at 10am and concluding with a cuppa and a chat at 11am. Today Dr Greg Morgan will be leading the service for us.

 

Come to Quiet 5 JulyPeaceful Trees (small version)

On Tuesday is something for the adults; Come to Quiet at 7pm. This is our monthly session of contemplative prayer, which includes a short discussion on a reading, a time for fellowship with a cuppa, and of course a period of contemplative prayer. If you have never done contemplative prayer before, we will explain the basics to you before you put it into practice.
Contemplative prayer has much in common with meditation. “The root of prayer is interior silence…Deep prayer is the laying aside of thought. It is the opening of mind and heart, body and feelings-our whole being- to God…During the time of prayer we consent to God’s presence and action within…It is designed to deepen our relationship with Christ.” (Quotes from Father Thomas Keating)
Take some time out from your busy life and find some time to be still with God. You will be very welcome!

 

Drop Inn MorningDrop-Inn Morning

HELPERS NEEDED This Monday 4 July is our monthly Drop Inn Morning for residents of the Shoal Bay Villa and Regency rest homes.
If anyone is able to come along and join in with a chat over morning tea it would be appreciated. It is held in the Lindesfarne Lounge (downstairs at St Aidans) at 10am. I’m told there will be cake, as there are a couple of important birthdays to celebrate!