Friday 26th Jan, we'll be hosting a classic pub quiz at the Gregson centre. This is an event for all growth members, do be inviting friends, neighbours, colleagues and anyone else you like for a fun evening of brain teasing and trivia, including a talk and a deliboard.
Life groups are a chance to explore what Jesus claims about life for yourself. It's an informal chance to discuss what the bible says with a few other people, over 5 weeks. If you or someone you know would be interested there will be 4 groups starting over the next few weeks.
International life group: Starting 16th Jan, Cathedral community centre, 6pm.
Life Group: Starting 17th Jan, 42 Ulster road, 7:30pm.
Women's life group: Starting 18th Jan, St. Paul's parish centre, 9:30am.
Student life group: Starting 25th Jan, 25 Ulster road, 7:30pm.
17th, 24th and 31st December
During the Christmas period, starting on 17th December for three weeks, we will be having one Sunday meeting at 10:30am at Ripley sixth form. Our term time 9:30 and 11:15 meetings will restart on the 7th of January. We look forward to seeing you there.
Starting 3rd December
The Christmas sermon series starts this Sunday in John's Gospel looking at how Jesus brings light to a dark world. It will be running throughout December including all our carol services, and will be focusing on the 'I am' statements of Jesus.
Join us this Sunday 4pm at Ripley sixth form centre to pray as a whole church family. We'll hear updates on different areas of ministry and pray for them and then upcoming needs of the church.
Equip is our training program available to all our partners to help prepare them for a life of ministry. We look at various areas of church life, and the next session is on Reading in Church. We'll look at why it's important as well as practicalities. The session will be run at Dumbarton road, starting at 7:30pm
The Sovereignty of God
10-13th January. Sign up now open.
MYC is a chance for our students to go away together for a few days at the start of 2nd term, and study in depth a key topic in the christian faith. This year we're looking at the sovereignty of God. You can find out more, and sign up below:
4-6Pm at Ripley
The first sunday of every month we have Prayer Tea, where our whole church family gather together for the privilege of praying to God our father. We'll hear updates on different areas of church life then pray to to thank God for what's been happening and for the continued work to be done here in Lancaster. We'll also be praying for our mission partners further afield.
Spur is a one day conference for students to help them think about how to best serve Christ with their life after Graduation. This includes helping students to think about whether that would be full time paid ministry. The conference is done in partnership with '9:38' and 'The North West Partnership' and this year will be hosted by Holy Trinity Platt Church, in Manchester. It is on the 11th of November and we will be arranging transport there and back. Book here: https://ninethirtyeight.org/conferences/students/Manchester/
Starting on the 1st for every sunday in October, students have the opportunity to have a second breakfast and lunch with us at Ripley sixth form centre. Breakfast will start from 10:30 and there will be lifts available from Lancaster University chaplaincy at 10:15. After lunch there will also be various activities happening, as a chance for students to get to know each other and members of our student team. Finally, our student bible studies start up again on the 8th of October at 6pm. Visit the student page for more details.