Being Ready for Now was the title of this year’s conference inspired by Esther 4:14. Christian Life Coach Karen Van Der Poll was our guest facilitator as we explored our Purpose, Passion and Potential and Dream Planning to enable us to go deeper with God and in pursuing our calling.
Over 70 ladies attended the event with an Esther banquet style lunch, worship, teaching and group discussions. See the video below for highlights from the day.
Friday Night we re launched our Men’s Ministry, no messing no fuss we called it SCF MEN! We had a great night with 30 or so blokes as we shared where we thought God was calling us to focus. Our desire is to see men building relationship with one another while growing in their walk with Jesus. We are serious about doing that and we often do it around food, curry to be exact!!!!!!!
However, it does not stop there, we want to also reach out to our friends who do not know Jesus and simply build relationships with them. For us at SCF the starting point is to form friendships and not bible bash. In fact our first few social events should be simply that social.
Take a look at the pictures
A great night was had by all at our Ladies Hong Kong fundraiser meal in aid of Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Haven in honour of Kerri Rennison who went to be with the Lord last year after a battle with breast cancer. Kerri was a truly inspirational woman who helped and supported so many especially our young people and is greatly missed by us. Kerri grew up in Hong Kong which was our food inspiration which was complemented by a fabulous Chinese cake courtesy of Mandy our Children’s Pastor and a Chinese photo booth captured memories from the evening. Over £1000 was raised towards a very worthy cause – thanks to everyone who came along.
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January and February have seen us journeying through the book of Colossians learning about the apostle Paul and the church at Colossae, the Supremacy of Christ and our spiritual fullness in Him and how we can “Walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6). All talks can be accessed from our Home page or Sunday page.
Christmas Eve 5:30pm
Our outdoor carol service continues to be a highlight of the year and really fulfils our vision to be a place “where church and community come together”. This year our readings will come from those who were actually there at the nativity! So come and enjoy hearing from the angel Gabriel, the Innkeeper, the shepherds and others who will tell us about their part in the Christmas story. All are welcome so invite your neighbours, wrap up warm and we hope to see you there.
We had a really encouraging time at our church meeting where some key messages were shared. Ben reminded us of vision Sunday and The Road with the three key areas; The Market Place – where we witness to others, The Bridge – The Hub where the family comes together and The Fellowship – The People in SCF caring for one another. Sue Wood went on to share how vital our home groups and pastoral care department are in ensuring we care for the family.
Various members of the leadership Team then shared in a number of key areas we want to see developed in 2018, these areas are taking shape as we work towards developing them for April 2018. For more information please go to our ‘talks’ section by clicking on the attached link https://podcast.scfchurch.uk/ and search for church meeting where you can listen to the audio and download the slides.
Have a look at these pictures from Vision Sunday.