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Archive for May, 2015

Holiday Club Update

Praise God for a really good week’s Holiday Club at Berrymead Evangelical Church Acton, London.
Although numerically it has been a small Holiday Club, I have been told that the ‘regular’ children have demonstrated uncharacteristic behaviour and listening skills this week! The Holiday Club has also attracted a variety of new contacts for the fellowship to follow up.
Praise God too for the parents who have opted to also stay in for the two hours of club.
Please pray in the ‘good seed sown’ in this tough multi-cultural area of London.

Friday is prize-giving and completes the four day holiday Cub and we will finish off the week with a Family Fun time on Saturday and a Family Service on Sunday morning.

Berrymead Evangelical Church

Looking forward to a good week’s Holiday Club at (Berrymead Evangelical Church Acton, London).
It is a privilege to be able to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in this tough multi-cultural area of London.

berrymead hall x2

Don’t be surprised if you see a penguin, a polar bear or even a husky in the Acton area this Holidays! ‘Polar Explorers’ is the fun theme and name of the Holiday Club we are running all week (Tuesday to Saturday).


With the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children are explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Through the lives of these people, they learn that no one is too anything to be part of God’s big expedition, that is, to be a friend of Jesus and go out and help other people be friends of Jesus too.

The Holy Spirit is Given

The Holy Spirit is Given – Acts chapter 2 verses 1-13 – sermon by Gordon Curley


PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:


Churches Then & Now: Sardis

Churches Then & Now: Sardis – A Church on Its Deathbed – Revelation chapter 3 verses1-6 – sermon by Gordon Curley


PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:


Silly UK Laws Quiz – True or False

Silly UK Laws Quiz – True or False
Ideal for a Family Service / School Assembly / Youth Group or just a bit of fun.

stupid laws

PowerPoint slides also contains additional slides on God’s Sensible Laws – The 10 Commandments.

‘The Net’ BBQ in the Woods!

Great night! Great crowd! Great food! & a great message from Bob Telford!

The Net BBQ 2015

34 men enjoying the now famous annual Men’s “The Net” BBQ in the woods! Complete with wildlife kebabs and great message from Bob Telford, “Why Jesus.”
Please ‘pray in’ the challenging and poignant message that was spoken.
The Net is an outreach to men run by Counties Hampshire.

FirstServe Update!

On Monday next week Josh will be off to Zambia! Please keep him in your prayers, that he will have a safe journey and settle in easily at the GLO Alive centre.

Abi will be off to the mountains in Peru next week – please pray that she will get there safely and that her time there will be an amazing experience where she is drawn closer to God.

Hazel is still helping out at the Nyangombe training centre in Zambia but hasn’t been too well this week. Please pray she will make a speedy recovery and that God will give her the strength she needs for these next few weeks!

Master FS Logo CMYK (NO Strap)

FirstServe is a unique discipleship and missions programme, primarily for 18-25 year-olds on a gap year, or those with a shorter time available.

Gordon is part of the FistServe Steering Group.

‘BodyBuilders’ Houseparty 2015 DVD

‘BodyBuilders’ Houseparty 2015 DVD Bournemouth UK

‘BodyBuilders’ Houseparty 2015

Hard to say in a few words how a weekend away like this impacts so many lives, memories created that will last a lifetime and people encountering the Living God in a new and fresh and for some a first-time way!


Many thanks to the BB team of volunteers & helpers – you all did a great job in making the weekend work so well!


‘Body Builders’ is an inter-Church youth event (& Houseparty weekend) for those in school years 6 to 10


A few quotes from FaceBook:

“Can add Bodybuilders to the list of things I’m glad I gave a try. Loved it! So many amazing people.” – Chris

“I had the best time with the best people!!” – Kathy

“Amazing weekend away:)” – Katie

“Such an amazing weekend away with this crazy lot. Goodbye charminster chapel, see you in a year!” – Becky

“Bbhp 2015, it was a great weekend” – Katie

“A great weekend with great friends ‪#‎bbhp2015” – Beth

‘BodyBuilders’ Houseparty 2015

‘BodyBuilders’ Houseparty 2015

and we’re off!
collect mini-buses (or buzzes if you were raised in the best part of the UK)
load mini-bus full of ‘stuff’
head off to Bournemouth
set up Chapel were we are all kipping for the weekend
welcome campers and leaders as they arrive
brief everyone
hike up Hengistbury Head (dark, cold & windy – but somehow enjoyable!)
back to Chapel for hot dogs and drinks
bed and very little sleep!
Please pray for us and that the weekend fellowship and teaching will make a real difference in the lives of campers and leaders!

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