Good to be in touch with you! We are currently ‘on the move’ from the old chapel to our new base in the village centre. Hope you find all the info you need meanwhile, but we are just at the end of the phone or email for more details!
GATHERINGS: 01-29 AUGUST
‘Gather & Go’ @ The Hub: 10-10.45am
Each Sunday through August we will gather at our creative cafe (Unique Like You, 8 Market Place) to worship and pray for our community. Come and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee first (helpful if you can bring a re-usable cup), then, as we are able, ‘go’ to invite local residents to our Community Open Day. (N.B. Please park sensitively if you are coming by car – thank you!) (Online service also at the usual link – above.)
COMMUNITY OPEN DAY: COME AND HAVE A LOOK - INVITE OTHERS TOO!
Saturday 25 September, 10am – 5pm
Take a tour. Light refreshments.
Come and see our new home on Church Lane. Please pray for and consider inviting your/another street in Chalfont St Peter.
(Please let the office know which street so we don’t duplicate or miss anyone!)
NEW SERIES FOR SUMMER: Proverbs – 9am: goldhill.org/kidschurch
Join Kids’ Church for a short time (10 minutes) each Sunday through summer.
1st August – Proverbs 4:23 8th August – Proverbs 18:10 15th August – Proverbs 18:10
22nd August – Proverbs 22:1 29th August – Proverbs 3:5-7
AUGUST DAY OF PRAYER & FASTING (INCL. NOON ZOOM!)
TUESDAY 03 AUGUST
Join us in any way you can as we pray and fast together on Tuesday 03 August. Noon zoom First Tuesday of each month, 12 noon for 45 minutes – 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)
MEN'S BREAKFAST - IN PERSON IN THE VILLAGE!
SATURDAY 07 AUGUST
Breakfast @ Unique Like You – 0845 – 0945; followed by community walkabout 0945 – 1045
Join at Unique Like You for a Continental Breakfast & Drink (to pre-order), to share in conversation & prayer.
(Outside on rear terrace.) ‘A Scattered Servant Mindset’.
Call 07831 149828 or email email@example.com for more info, to book & order breakfast.
SCATTERED SERVANTS - A CHANCE TO DISCUSS!
Big Church Read – and 2nd discussion opportunity Wednesday 11 August 8pm!
Thank you 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 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. Why not join our 2nd Zoom discussion by Zoom: Meeting ID: 893 7043 6813 Passcode: 741307
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 goldhill.org/welcome or contact Jenny Oliphant for more details.
‘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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information, and to share where you sense God is leading you to serve.
PRAYER: THERE IS A SEASON FOR EVERYTHING!
Time now for God’s people to be ‘on the move’!
As a church family we are going through a period of extraordinary change. During lockdown, many churches throughout the nation have also sensed that God has been calling them to re-shape, to become more ‘fit for their Kingdom purpose’, and to re-imagine their individual Christian living and rhythm of church life. We are no exception, and in addition we have the extra opportunity of re-configuring to make sure we are relevant and impactful at our new base right at the heart of the village. During August, may we each prayerfully seek to hear how God may be calling us to respond to this challenge/opportunity, and how we may fully be part of this new season for the Gold Hill family.
WHATSAPP DAILY PRAYER PROMPT
Join us Mon-Fri from 7am for a different prompt for prayer each day.
Simply add 07593 365431 to your contacts and send ‘Sign Up’ to it on WhatsApp.
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.
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.
We continue during our transition period to ensure that all clients are well supported.
NO MORE DONATIONS PLEASE AT PRESENT!
Thank you for your incredible generosity – we are now well supplied until we re-open properly in the Hub!
• CONGRATULATIONS to Peggy Wise, as she celebrates her 90th birthday on 28 August
• Please pray for:
– Maria Bond, speaking at Ickenham URC on Sunday 01 August
– Dave Criddle speaking at Ickenham URC on Sunday 08 August
– Paul Luckcraft, speaking at Beechen Grove BC on Sunday 15 August
– Garry Walton, speaking at CSG parish church and Seer Green on Sunday 29 August
• Evangelical Alliance (EA) Graduate Scheme: calling all new graduates – why not consider one year (Oct – June) of training and working with the EA: variety of options from Researcher to Mission Assistant. Great opportunity for personal development – find out more – closing date for application 30 August 2021.