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Noah’s Ark Toddlers and Babies group

Praise God that Noah’s Ark Toddlers and Babies group (held at Duncan Road Church) was very full this morning, about 50 today! Penny writes, “Pray that something of the Noah’s Ark story may have got thru’.”

Christian Polemist Hatun Tash is arrested!

Question: How do you keep things calm at Speakers Corner?
Answer: You arrest the victim and ignore those who committed the crime!

Hatun Tash is a well-known Christian preacher who regularly debates Islam and the Qur’an at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park. She has faced threats to her life on multiple occasions for speaking, and was attacked and stabbed on 25 July 2021 for preaching at Speakers’ Corner, suffering wounds to her face and hand. Police have repeatedly failed to protect Hatun or make any arrests following her being assaulted and threatened. Instead, she herself has been arrested and detained overnight in a police cell for challenging Islam at Speakers’ Corner.

Hatun, an ex-Muslim and convert to Christianity, is director of the ministry Defend Christ Critique Islam, and has witnessed many Muslims turn from faith to Christianity. She is now being supported by the Christian Legal Centre and counter-terrorism are also investigating the case. Her case raises the question of whether the UK is implementing sharia law through the back door.


Speakers Corner

After a 2 week break it’s good to be back at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London for some one-to-one (or often one-to-eight) evangelism!
Jesus Christ did not say, “Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.”
C.S. Lewis

School Assemblies

A great priveledge to regually visit Sarisbury Church Of England Junior School Today is my second assembly of six in a row!
These weekly visits enable me to take a theme or teach at a deeper level, that due to time constraits is not be possible in a one-off assembly.

“Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.” – Psalm 145 verse 4.

The Chrfistianity Explored Course

We are just over the half-way mark on the Chrfistianity Explored course that we are running in our home. Some interesteing and hard to answer questions arise each week from our mixed group of participants, this means we always run short of discusioin time but hoefully we are managinfg to cover the important points! Kepp praying!

What is Christianity Explored?

Christianity Explored does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a series of evenings for people who’d like to investigate Christianity for the first time, or for those who would like to refresh what they’ve believed for some time. It explores who Jesus is, what his aims are and what it means to follow him. The course does not assume any knowledge or faith. In fact it was designed particularly for those not sure what they believe.

What happens at Christianity Explored?

We begin by having a meal together. This is an important part of the course, as well as being delicious! This is a good chance to relax and get to know others.

At each session, there is a short DVD (lasting about 20 minutes) where some aspect of the Christian faith is presented. Then, in small groups, there is the chance to discuss, debate or even disagree with what has been said. No comment is out of bounds!

Christianity Explored looks primarily at the eye-witness account of Jesus’ life written by the disciple, Mark. Everyone coming to the course is given a copy of Mark’s gospel as well as the Christianity Explored study guide and is encouraged to read the gospel over 7 weeks. You’re not asked to pray, sing, or read aloud, and you can ask any question you like. Or, if you prefer, you can come along and simply listen.

There are seven sessions each lasting an hour to an hour and a half.

Preaching Today!

Preaching this morning…
Where: Charminster Chapel. Bournemouth BH8 9SJ.
Time: 10.30am
Subject: ‘Choices, Choices, Choices!”
Bible Passage: Galatians Chapter 5 verses 1-12.

Preaching this evening…
Where: Alverstoke Evangelical Church. Alverstoke Junior School. Gosport. PO12 2JS
Time: 6.30pm
Subject: ‘Stop Worrying And Start Living!”
Bible Passage: Matthew chapter 6 verse 25-34.

Efford Christian Fellowship

Looking forward to my yearly preaching trip to Plymouth.
Venue: Efford Christian Fellowship
Activity: Church Services & BBQ.
Always good to catch up with frineds and enjoy the journey in the company of (or rather listen to the audiobook) authour A.J. Jacobs and his latest book ‘The Puzzler.’

Join The Team – Good News Camp 2022

Hi Folks,

We are excited to be planning for Good News Camp 2022 after so long away!! Please pray with us for the right team to care for the children who will come.
We are glad to say that Campers are booking in and that the team is slowly coming together person by person, but we do have gaps.

We cannot just assume you are coming so please book in ASAP so if you would like to be part of this year’s team.

This will allow us to

(a). Allocate the right jobs to the right people.
(b). Do any DBS checks that still need to be completed.
(c). Send email updates for prayer & praise to you and our supporters.

Camp dates: Sunday August 21st to Friday August 26th, 2022
Camp booking forms: https://www.gcurley.info/camps-and-houseparties.php

We had a brilliant ‘BodyBuilders Houseparty’ in May and we trust that GNC will be even better!
If you need more info regarding Camp, than please contact us.

Our Faithful Queen

Good to leave copies of this beautifully illustrated book into three care homes this morning. They were very well recieved and it was gret to catch up with staff at Hawthorne Court Nursing Home, before Covid Penny & myself were involved in leading monthly services, we hope that in a few months time we might be able to restart these actiivities.

Our Faithful Queen is a unique souvenir that celebrates 70 remarkable years of the Queen, highlighting her huge work and achievements,and also her Christian faith.

Queen Elizabeth II has a strong Christian faith, this has been evident throughout her life in her words and actions, as well as her formal role as, ‘Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor of the Church of England’, which came with monarchy, her personal faith was evident even before she was crowned.
‘Pray for me … that God may give me wisdom and strength to carry out the solemn promises I shall be making, and that I may faithfully serve Him and you, all the days of my life.’
That was the prayer request made by Queen Elizabeth II, in her first Christmas broadcast in 1952. Her Christmas broadcasts to the Commonwealth, are among the few speeches she writes herself, they frequently refer to Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity.
‘For me the teachings of Christ and my own personal accountability before God provide a framework in which I try to lead my life.’

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