10AM This Sunday

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SUNDAY GATHERING - SERVICE TIME CHANGE 10:00AM - On Sunday as many as you know it is the World Cup final and it is the first time England will be in a World Cup final since 1966. However, the match is at 11am which would be in the middle of our morning service. Therefore, we have decided that we are going to shift our service time to start at 10am rather than 10:30am and will aim to finish at 11am so that we can put football on the big screen then we can all watch it together (or those who want to stay can!)

Therefore, be ready to sit and join in our Summer for everyone service at 10am and if you want to stay and watch football it will be streamed on the big screen from as close to 11am as we can! If you are planning to stay think about bringing snacks - particularly snacks that you can share with those around you as sharing is caring!

For those who pray at the beginning of the service we will be praying at the front from 9:30am rather than the usual 9:45am.

Dear Church,

The new academic year is fast approaching and for some this will be a time of change and new beginnings.  It always feels like a time of renewal in the church calendar as we move from the 'selah rest' of August into a fresh new start of September.  When the Israelites were about to cross over into the promised land, Joshua told them to "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you." (Joshua 3:5).  Take these final few weeks of August as a time of preparation.  Be expectant that if we prepare ourselves, seeking the Lord during this time of rest, he will guide us into fresh beginnings.  Let us all be expectant to see the Lord move both at church and in our home, work and school life.  If we invite him, he will gladly be evident in every area of our lives.  Let us be refreshed in him so that we can be used by him wherever he is at work around us.

With love,

Paula x

Join us this Sunday at 10AM as Katie unpacks The Commandments part 2. For those who are unable to attend in person please join us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yBdVS-PFrLQ

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SELAH | PAUSE We are taking an intentional pause for the month of August on a lot of what we do as church. However, while this is a physical pause it is not a spiritual one. We pray that in this time of rest and pause it will be one of strengthening and refreshing, of hearing from God and beautiful times of worship.

MARK is on SABBATICAL This means he will not be contactable throughout July and August. Please contact Katie, Paula or one of the elders if you need to at any point. Please also be aware that although the office will be open much of the summer, with staff away at different times there will be less capacity than normal.

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Well Cafe Manager Vacancy
We are looking for a new Well Manager.  IF you have a real passion for our community, a heart for hospitality and serving those in Willesborough, this may be a brilliant opportunity for you or someone you know!  Closing date for applications is 21st August.  All the information is on the link below - if you fit the criteria and want to apply, please fill in the application form and email to office@willesboroughbaptist.church.
Click here for information: https://willesboroughbaptist.church/jobs

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We are advertising for a new Preschool Manager. We would love to hear from you if you feel this role may be just right for you or someone you know.  The preschool has recently achieved a 'Good' OFSTED rating across all four assessment categories; we are looking to build on this and have a real vision to continue improving standards ready for our next inspection in 6 years time.  The closing date for this application is 18th August.  All the information you require is in the following link: https://willesboroughbaptist.church/jobs

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Set Up 2 Worship on the 29th August Steve and Joanne Cocking from Set Up 2 Worship are joining us as part of their UK tour. Steve and Joanne visit the UK every year to bless the UK church with their experience and passion for setting up instruments for worship. They have recently served at Big Church Festival and David's tent where they have been working at guitar techs. If you would like to attend the workshop please sign up using the link below and the event is £10 cash on the evening.

Kids on Mission - Saturday 2nd September 9am - 12noon
For all children in Firestarters.
We'll be worshipping, praying, learning, playing games. equipping them to share Jesus, doing crafts, listening to God and having lots of fun together.
**Info on how to sign up is available from the kids team**

Givaudan 10K Training Run - Thursday 24th August 7pm
For those thinking of running in the Givaudan 10K road race on 8th October (or if you would like to run with others), Rachel invites you to join her for some training runs starting from the church car park.  Contact Rachel for more details on 07754 032449.

Givaudan 10K Road Race - Sunday 8th October 2023
The route for this run starts at the Julie Rose stadium and comes directly past church.  Last year we set up an extra support 'Hype' station.  This was a fantastic opportunity for us to be out there with our community supporting a local event.  We provided water, sweets, music and most importantly, supporting the runners as they came up the hill with lots of encouragement! We had so many appreciative comments from runners last year and we will be supporting them again this year. More details to follow....
If you would like to take part as a runner, the run is open to all abilities; details are: https://www.sportingeventsuk.com/enter-an-event/givaudan-ashford-10k

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"The 'Real' Meal"
Men getting real with God and one another. Come and quench your thirst, enjoy some food, make new friends and chill out together.
Where? Woolpack Pub, Smeeth & Brabourne Lees.
When? 7pm for 7:30pm on 4th September, then 1st Monday of each month until the end of the year.
Great grub - £10 each.
Please let office@willesboroughbaptist.church or Ben Oliver, Mark Giles and Jerry Newson know by the Friday before each event if you are coming.

LOST PROPERTY There is a crate of lost property items on the cupboard in the foyer.  Please look through it and take anything that belongs to you.  We will be disposing of all items on Tuesday 12th September.

ART SHOW Sylvia Watling would like to thank all who supported the art show in any way. A fantastic £1600 was raised over four days which has been shared between Pilgrims Hospice and Demelza Hospice Care for Children.  What a great result - Well done all who were involved!

SYSTEM UPGRADE On Saturday 19th August, the church email system will be migrated to a new platform.  We are anticipating a seamless migration but the office can be contacted by phone on 01233 632739.

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Family Food and Fun | 21st August
Givaudan 10K Training Run (open to all) | 24th August | 7pm
Set Up 2 Worship | 29th August | 7-9pm
Kids on Mission |2nd September | 9am - 12 noon
Baptism Course |Starting 3rd September | 7pm
"The 'Real' Meal | 4th September | Woolpack pub (Smeeth/Brabourne) | 7pm
Vision Lunches | 10th, 17th, 24th September | after Sunday service
Love Willesborough Meeting | 13th Sept | 7:30pm | Main worship space
Givaudan 10K Road Race | 8th October

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The Well | Open Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturdays | 9-12am
Renew Wellbeing | Tuesdays in The Well | 2-4pm
Prayer | before our Sunday service | front of church | 9:45am
Firestarters and Sparks | Sunday mornings | In the church hall

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