HELLO!

Thank you for checking in to this page.  We hope you find info here to help you engage with God and the Gold Hill family.  We’d love to chat or provide further details – simply email, phone or visit us in person!

Sunday 04 July

ON-SITE gatherings: 9am & 11am
ONLINE goldhill.org/online
or PHONE 10am: 0333 01 10 945
Room 84528918# Guest PIN 2409#
ZOOM: 7pm – http://goldhill.org/7pm

GATHERINGS

DIFFERENT – Current Teaching Series
A series in 1 Peter about how the life God calls his people to is one that is marked out and set apart – with both the blessings and opportunities, responsibility and challenges that entails!
(10) ‘Different Leadership’  (1 Peter 5:1-14) – leading by example, and allowing humility and respect to shape all our dealings with each other.

 

SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER

Special Sunday Evening Prayer – hosted by Emma Worrall of Open Doors
Date: Sunday 04 July     Time: 8.15 pm – 9pm:     Zoom room via: http://www.goldhill.org/eveningprayer
Join together to take time to pray this evening for the persecuted church.

ALL TOGETHER SUNDAY - 18 JULY - JUST TWO WEEKS TO GO!

A great opportunity for all ages to reconnect and spend time together: leisure time, then worship service!
Looking forward to being together with all the lovely Gold Hill folk you haven’t seen much since Lockdown one?
Eager to worship and sing together?  Then we look forward to seeing you at Restore Hope (HP5 1TU) on 18 July.
Arrive from 2pm with time to park, enjoy a BYO afternoon tea (ice-cream van also on site), explore, play games ….
Then from 3.30pm the opportunity to worship collectively and freely under the shelter of the large marquee!
Departure 5pm (to clear the grounds by 5.30pm)     
Can’t wait to see you: only 2 weeks to go!
(Please sign up if possible to help our planning!

CHILDREN'S GATHERINGS/SESSIONS

Kids’ Church
Sunday 20 June – 9am: goldhill.org/kidschurch
CURRENT SERIES: The Church
(6) Evangelism (John 1:43-49; Matthew 28:16-20)

Toddler Praise
Back In-Person: Friday mornings 11 June – 15 July
A time of play, craft, bible stories and music.  Session 1: 9.30am – 10.15am.  Session 2: 10.45am – 11.30am
Meeting at Gold Hill Baptist Church, SL9 9DG
£1 per week per family.   Sign-up required: please sign up to one session time.
goldhill.org/toddlerpraise for sign-up;  shona.hunter-singh@goldhill.org for any queries.

Plunge Plus
Friday evenings for 7-11s: now back in person every week!
Chalfont St Peter Youth Centre Sports Court: 6.15pm
Friday 09 July: Community Night
Sign up at goldhill.org/plungeplus
Any queries, contact shona.hunter-singh@goldhill.org

WELCOMING CHURCH HOLIDAY!

WELCOMING REFUGEES – SUMMER 2021
THANK YOU
to everyone who has offered to host / provide B&B this summer (Bank Holiday weekend – 26-30 August.)  We’d love to offer a range of opportunities to our guests: if you have any suggestions or would be willing to help with / host a meal / picnic / BBQ, or lead/organise an activity, please do get in touch with either the office (office@goldhill.org) or Jenny Oliphant (jennyoliphant@yahoo.com.ar)

MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST!

SATURDAY 03 JULY – with guest speaker Stephen Walker-Williams
‘Had any Visions or Dreams of being a spiritual father, son, brother, uncle?’

Guys, you are invited to a VIRTUAL Men’s Breakfast on Saturday 03 July, 09.00-10.00 (open from 08.45).
Gathering for an hour of conversation, encouragement, challenge and prayer together.
Join here or type https://zoom.us/join or dial 0203-901-7895
Meeting ID: 517 192 4643   Password:  134679
Contact mensprayerbreakfast@goldhill.org or 07831 149828 for further details or help.

DAY OF PRAYER & FASTING - TUESDAY 06 JULY!

FEATURING NOON ZOOM  – 12 noon for 45 mins
Each month on the first Tuesday we invite the Gold Hill church family to participate in a day of prayer and fasting – for individuals, for geographical areas, for situations, for our community, for our church family …. whatever you sense the Spirit leading you to pray for/about. At midday there is the opportunity to join together on Zoom (Meeting ID 820 7011 6720: Passcode 557018) – with a particular focus on international news and events, and – during 2021 – on the Pashtun people.  (For more info on this people group, see www.goldhill.org/pashtun) 

THE BIG CHURCH READ - and DISCUSSION!

Scattered Servants by Alan Scott
Thank you to so many for picking up the challenge to read this book together between 13 June and 13 August: as we say in the Big Read info page (http://www.goldhill.org/bigread) , there may be some parts that you disagree with or consider irrelevant to our context – the important thing is to read and pray big for what God would do in and through us.  ALSO, save the date for an online discussion: Wednesday 14th July 8-9pm  : Zoom room ID 844 0599 8182   Passcode 313964 – we’d love to hear what has encouraged, stirred or challenged you!

PRAYER: BEING HUMBLE AND RESPECTFUL IN ALL OUR RELATIONS

As our message this week reminds us, being great in God’s Kingdom does not come from high positions of leadership or authority.  Greatness in God’s eyes is seen through humble service.  Humility is revealed in a leader when we are serving God and serving others.  Humility is offering up our lives for others to see the love of Christ for them in us.  May we each demonstrate such humility in our own circles of influence, however near or far these reach.  We pray for:
• our individual dealings with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues
• for leaders in business, the charitable sector, the church …..
• those serving the public in the health service, in education, in the police and military sectors
• those directing public life at local, regional and national level
• those engaged in international dealings
May humility and the love of Christ for mankind be increasingly evident in each arena.
Not to us, Lord, not to us, but to your glory – because of your love and faithfulness to us’

WHATSAPP DAILY PRAYER PROMPTS: Mon-Fri, from 7am
Add 07593 365431 to your contacts and send ‘Sign Up’ to it on WhatsApp.

MONTHLY NOON ZOOM PRAYER: First Tuesday of each month, 12 noon for 45 minutes. (Next date Tuesday 06 July)  A moment to pause and pray with others for international events and news, including focus on the Pashtun people (www.goldhill.org/Pashtun) who we are specifically supporting this year.  Zoom meeting (ID 820 7011 6720;  Passcode 557018)

UNIQUE LIKE YOU - OPEN: SPREAD THE WORD!

Why not treat yourself or friends to the unique ULY welcome with coffee and creativity on offer!
Come and find out more and experience the unique ULY welcome!
(It’s been good to see many of our pre-lockdown regulars back at 8 Market Place!)
Continuing to serve the Breadhouse coffee blend, together with other drinks and cake.
Opportunities to paint pottery and make pots in various classes.
Opening hours: Saturday 9.30am – 4.30pm; Wednesday & Thursday 9am – 2.30pm; Friday 9am – 4.30pm.

BAPTISM

Would you like to be one of the last to be baptised on our current site?!
The chapel pool has seen thousands of believers celebrate their new life in Jesus through baptism: could we celebrate this with you?  Do get in touch if you feel this could be the opportunity for you! We’d be happy to explore the significance of baptism, and prepare you for this significant step in your faith life.

IN THE COMMUNITY

CHILTERN FOODBANK @ GOLD HILL
Thank you for your continued support for the Foodbank based at Gold Hill.
Your donations continue to be very gratefully received by local households facing particular hardship at present.
Contact Joyce / the office to arrange drop-off at reception.  A big Thank You to our delivery team!
Items particularly requested:
Tinned meat, tinned hot dogs, sponge puddings, tinned rice pudding, cooking oil (1 litre), UHT milk, deodorants, female toiletries, shampoo etc, 4-roll toilet packs.

CAP – HELP IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTY
Gold Hill is a registered CAP Centre, providing advice and support for those who are experiencing financial difficulty.  Call 0800 328 0006 (free) to enquire about help.  (Provided through local people)

NOTICES
• Our love and prayers are with Alan Westwood (former pastor during Jim Graham’s season of leadership at Gold Hill) following the death of his wife, Janet, on Tuesday 29th June.
• Please pray for Maria Bond, speaking at Beechen Grove, Watford this Sunday 4 July.