NEWS FROM LONGHILL FOR MARCH 2017
At the beginning of March we had a Volunteers Get Together for all the volunteers who are part of our team in the Welcome Centre. There was a good turnout – see some of them in the photo above. It was an opportunity to thank them for the valuable work they do, to share ideas together and to have fellowship over a bring and share afternoon tea. We had a good meeting of our Social Events Planning Group to plan activities for this year. We have had some high level vegetable beds constructed in the courtyard outside the Chapel. We are in the midst of some Soup Making Sessions and First Aid Training is in the offing. Some of the Diocesan Leaders came for an annual meeting when we discussed finance, building issues, future plans and other concerns. I have visited our local pubs and schools. I have blessed a friend's new house and preached at some of our local churches in East Hull. I went to a Safe Guarding Update Meeting in Beverley and we held a CMS CommuniTea when I shared about my work. We held a Mega Brew in the Cafe to support Fairtrade. Messy Church continues and we have a grant for new chairs for the Chapel. We completed our ‘START’ Course are about to start a Lent Course using the York Course ‘Receiving Christ – in five different ways’. I have even started, when I am free, to go to a weekly Clubbercise Session – which is keep fit in the dark holding glow sticks!
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
1. Our new schools team – Maggie, Trisha, Linda and Karen
2. Money needed – new hymn books, 2 laptops, salary for a part time cook for our Cafe
3. Messy Church – for new families to join us
4. More volunteers are needed for the Cafe/Kitchen
5. Pastoral visiting team to be further developed
6. Plans for our Longhill City of Culture 2017 events to be held in July – ‘Rivers of Life’ - Longhill Songs of Praise and 'Don't Miss The Boat' (community boat building activity and party)
7. I am about to start regular door to door visiting – pray for good conversations
8. We are about to develop a Prayer Chain
9. Pray for our 5 week Lent Course – for new people to join us
10. Pray for preparations for ‘The Great Eggscape’ – our main Easter outreach service. It will include a resurrection party.
11. Pray for God to provide us with musicians
12. Pray for developing links with the young people who meet in the building on three nights each week
Please be faithful in praying regularly for us.