GREAT TO SEE YOU!

A very warm welcome to this page – and from all the Gold Hill family! Please let us know if you’d like more info than appears here, or would appreciate a conversation: we’d love to hear and help!

Sunday 18 July

NO ON-SITE, ONLINE or ZOOM gatherings
MEETING 2-5pm at LATIMER!
(PHONE 10am: 0333 01 10 945
Room 84528918# Guest PIN 2409#)

SUNDAY 18 JULY: ALL TOGETHER FUN & WORSHIP AT LATIMER

Whichever way you usually connect with Gold Hill, why not join us in the marquee at the beautiful ‘Restore Hope’ site this Sunday 18th?!
(2pm – 5pm: Chesham Road, HP5 1TU)
Time to reconnect initially (with parachute/rounders equipment provided, ice-cream van 2.30-3.30pm)
Gathering in the mega-marquee for worship, word and prayer 3.30-4.30pm
‘Restore Hope’ – Psalm 62:5
Looking forward to spending time with lovely Gold Hill folk we haven’t seen much since Lockdown one?
Excited to see what God says to us as we are able to worship more collectively this Sunday!

PLEASE sign up to help our planning! (http://www.goldhill.org/restorehopesunday  )  

CHILDREN'S GATHERINGS/SESSIONS

Kids’ Church
Sunday 18 July – 9am: goldhill.org/kidschurch
LAST OF THE SERIES: The Church
(8) Communion )All of us United) – Matthew 26:17-30

Toddler Praise & Plunge Plus – SUMMER BREAK
Back In-Person for the Autumn Term in The Hub
Now taking a break for summer ready to start up again in our new base.
(More details early September!)
Enquiries meanwhile to: shona.hunter-singh@goldhill.org

FINAL CELEBRATION AT GOLD HILL - SUNDAY 25 JULY

‘GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD!’
‘Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness…Remember the works God has performed, His miracles, and the rulings He has given.’ (1Chron 16:8)
9am, 11am and online gatherings to thank God for His faithfulness and Kingdom impact on/through this site over the centuries.  Please note the date and do join us in celebration!

INVITATION TO THE HUB / NEW SITE

‘YOU’RE INVITED’ – PRAYING AND DELIVERING!
During August there will be an online gathering on Sundays, but no onsite services.  Instead, we will hold a time of prayer together for our community and encourage people to distribute invitations to our launch weekend.  Please pray and consider to whom/which roads you could deliver, then let us know.  More details to come!

WELCOMING CHURCH HOLIDAY!

WELCOMING REFUGEES FOR A SHORT SUMMER BREAK
THANK YOU
to everyone who is hosting 8 refugees over the Bank Holiday weekend in August to enable a holiday/break for them in our area.  There are many ways in which we can ALL CONTRIBUTE and bless our guests: please visit  or contact Jenny Oliphant for more details.

PRAYER: RESTORE HOPE

‘For God alone my soul waits in silence; for my hope is from Him.’

Let us pray this week that many around our globe, in our nation, in our locality would discover that God is their one true hope!
(Ask Jesus to lay on your heart specific situations, areas and people to encounter Him and renew their hope!)

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 03 August)  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)

SERVING!

‘Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.’ (I Peter 4:10)
Thank you Gold Hill family for prayerfully considering where and how you could serve Jesus as we move into a new era.  Please do get in touch with ministry leaders, elders, staff or the office (office@goldhill.org) for more information, and to share where you sense God is leading you to serve.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES!

EA – REFLECT & RESET
The Evangelical Alliance have put together two incredibly helpful resources to help people reflect spiritually and theologically on the season we have gone through and find ourselves in currently as followers of Jesus.  Entitled ‘Reflect and Reset’, it can be accessed through the EA website https://www.eauk.org/resources

LICC COURSE – Theology for Everyday Life
Deep study for whole-life impact: designed to help you grow in wisdom, helping you to live in a way that’s distinctly, recognisably and intentionally Christian on a 24/7 basis.
12 weeks, with 2-hour online session and preparation each week.
First year degree equivalent.  £120pp (or £90 if you book before 20 August!)
Click here for more details.

Scattered Servants by Alan Scott – Big Church Read – and 2nd discussion opportunity Wednesday 11 August!
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 second date for an online discussion – Wednesday 11 August ….. meeting details to follow!

UNIQUE LIKE YOU - LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!

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.

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
• 25th July – final gatherings on the current site – 9am and 11am.  Come and enjoy time together with live speaker and full band, singing, no sign-up required: masks optional.  (Why not also bring a picnic afterwards and share relaxed time together on Gold Hill Common.)
• Please pray for Garry Walton, speaking at Holy Trinity, Seer Green on Sunday 18 July
• Chesham Methodist Church are looking for a part-time Community Worker – this may appeal to someone with school-age children. Closing date for applications is Monday 02 August, with interviews on Tuesday 10 August.  Please contact LuGigg on amcircuitmethodist@gmail.com for details of the post and any queries.
• As we emerge from tighter Covid restrictions on Monday 19 July, perhaps we could recommend a (re-)read of our blog: ‘To hug or not to hug‘?