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‘Advent’ School Assemblies

My first two assemblies (9,00am & 9.45am) in ‘Advent’ – looking forward to sharing the reason for the season with Sarisbury Junior School. Southampton.

South West Cluster Group Day

Counties South West Cluster Group Day (Organised by Penny) @ Salisbury, Wiltshire.
A chance to catch up and support (and be supported) collegues in all of our varied ministries.

Preaching today…

a little Déjà vu …

Preaching today…
Venue: Duncan Road Church. Southampton. SO31 1BD
Activity: All Age Service
Date: 20th November 2022
Time: 10.30am
Speaker: Gordon Curley
Subject: ‘The day of the Lord’
Bible Passage: Isaiah chapter 2 verses 1-22

LIFE Expo, a great week!

The Life Expo in Chichester

Tomorrow will be the halfway point of the week for The Life Expo in Chichester, the four schools who have attended in the first two days have been very enthusiastic, as you can see from the teachers quotes below!

One teachers from The Parklands Community school Chichester wrote in the visitors book,

“The Life Exhibition was very informative and all of the children were engaged throughout. The staff were really friendly and accomnodating and the experience was very smooth.
A fantastically well organised and snoothly run event. The children were all engaged and seemed to really enjoy the experience.”

Two teachers from The March CofE Primary School Chichester wrote in the visitors book,

“Thank you for an interactive, thought provoking experience to enhance their thinking about Jesus.”

“Thank-you so much. The children really enjoyed it and it has built on and developed our R.E. teaching in school.”

For further information click here for an overview of the expo.

The Life Exhibition – Chichester

The Life exhibition is all set up and ready to go! First class of the day will arrive at Swanfield Chapel, Chichester at 9.20am.

This week Monday to Friday the (Counties) Life exhibition will be hosted at Swanfied Chapel with a variety of local schools beinmg transported in each day.

The Life Exhibition is a multi-media experience designed for primary school children which complements and works alongside existing RE teaching. Using interactive tablets, QR codes, graphics, quizzes, films, songs and a discussion café, Life helps children learn – in just over one hour – about the story of Jesus and his relevance today.

The exhibition is often FREE to schools thanks to the sponsorship of local churches (like Swanfield Chapel) and Counties. It is aimed at Year 5 & Year 6 pupils, although sessions can be adapted to include pupils in Year 3 & Year 4.

Fot further information: Click Here

Speakers Corner

After a three week break it is good to be back at Speakers Corner. Hyde Park. London. The winter nights make for a shorter time with visitors and tourists but the die hards will continue to chat and debate under the portable lights that many regulars bring with them.

“One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!” ~ T.L. Osborn

Speakers Corner in London’s Hyde Park is the oldest free speech platform in the world. People won the right to speak in mass protests in the 1860s and early 1870s. Some people believe the tradition is connected to the right of the condemned to a last speech before being hung at the Tyburn gallows, a practice that stopped at the end of the 18th century. Every Sunday people from all sorts of convictions come to Hyde Park in the afternoon to spead their message or to have fun.

Preaching today…

Venue: Duncan Road Church. Southampton. SO31 1BD
Activity: All Age Service
Date: 13th November 2022
Time: 10.30am
Speaker: Gordon Curley
Subject: ‘A Rebellious Nation’
Bible Passage:
Isaiah chapter 1 verses 1-31

Moldova 2022 – Mission 2 – Final Brief

Thank you for your prayer support during the mission – it was much needed and appreciated!

Mission 2 finished on Sunday and it has been another wonderful week with our 4 evangelist + Mark McCormick (the organiser from Moldovan Mission) speaking in a total 48 FRANK groups sometimes in pairs sometimes in singles.

There were an approximate total of 497 unsaved FRANKs (Friends, Relatives And Next of Kin) that heard the gospel with 171 of them making commitments to Christ, of these each evangelist saw people responding and often with tears in their eyes. Please pray for the Pastors who will follow up and invite who responded to a weekly discipleship course.

NOTE: We had fewer meetings this mission due to the glorious sunshine that we enjoyed each day! The sunshine allowed people to get ready for winter by gathering and cutting up firewood etc, but the downside for us they were not available in the daytime to attend the house meetings. We were surprised by the number who instead turned up to a combined evening meeting held in the Baptist Churches!

So we praised God that together we prayed and rejoice together how God has answered those prayers.

Homeward Bound

At Chisinau International Airport waiting for my plane home!
Exhausted and exhilarated, a great time!