Ready. Set. Go!
Go Sundays are one way we are encouraging the church to grow and be more outward looking this new season. The new Vision was to Love God, Bring Life and Change lives. We could have just done this in small groups and alongside our normal activities, but if this is the BIG vision our main meetings should live it out too! To create space to do that we have identified every last Sunday of a month as ‘Go Sunday’. Rather than meeting as normal for gathered worship we will be instead encouraging the church to GO out and grow in evangelism, in discipleship, in justice and in gatherings that grow the all-age family feel of the church. This page lets you know what’s going on during the next go Sunday and glimpses ahead too. Do contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more about an activity or join a group. If you have an activity you’d like to run please get in touch too!
Go Sunday: 29th September
From 10:00 - 10:45 there will be a group meeting to pray at the church for ‘Go Sunday’. Different to a normal service this gathering will simply be a time to pray and to discuss and share scripture about mission and what it really means to ‘Go and make disciples.’ Led by Phil Prior, Director for Communications with the Wycliffe Global Alliance (who knows a bit about global mission), come start your day in prayer. Meets at John Hampden School in the Vernon Hall. Want to join in? Just show up!
Holly is going to encourage people to be creative by painting rocks with encouraging words, verses or images which can then be hidden for people to find. Meeting from 9:30am - 1:30pm (drop in anytime but leave enough time for rocks to dry!) at her house in Chinnor this relaxed morning painting can then be turned into an outreach activity as you take your rocks home to hide them later in the day or the week. For further details contact Holly on 07745 272039. Suitable for all ages. This activity will finish in time for those joining the Red Letter Discipleship Group below.
Red Letter Discipleship
Red Letter Discipleship takes it name from some Bibles where each of Jesus words are written in red. It’s a group for those who are feeling a calling to follow Jesus in the way they live day to day, including an understanding that this involves a deep care for justice. This group meet fortnightly on Thursday evenings as adults for study and are using Go Sundays to visit Windmill Place in Thame on Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 3:30pm to get to know, chat with, sing with and play with the residents before heading to Anthony and Amanda’s house to eat cake and talk together about how it went and what God might be saying through it. Numbers this Sunday for Windmill Place are already close to capacity but do contact Sally or Anthony if you want to find out more about the group or join it on later dates. Email email@example.com.
Led by B Laws, one of our leadership team, this walk will take in the beauty of God’s creation in the lovely Chilterns. Aiming to be a friendly walk and an easy invite to friends and those who don’t normally do church, this walk, whilst not suitable for buggies or little ones, is a great way to get to know the church family better and to bring mates from outside of church, and those inside of church together. Do come with good footwear and waterproof clothing. After the walk there will be a chance to have a drink together for those who want so bring money towards that! Want to join? It’s a 2pm meet at the Crown Inn in the beautifully named Pishill. RG9 6HH. Come ready for a 4 mile walk, to enjoy creation and build relationships.
Youth group Brunch
Our older youth (Year 10+) are organizing themselves to have a bring and share brunch! Meeting at the Law’s house at 10am, the group are going to gather to deepen relationships, serve one another and chat about life, faith and all that’s going on. There will be pancakes! Want to find out more or have a young person who wants to go? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Do check out our youth pages to see our youth programs and to find out more about our youth ministry.
Spiritual Formation Group
This course is founded upon the six major areas of discipline found in the life of Jesus Christ and the corresponding Six Traditions seen in the history of the Church : Contemplative Holiness; Charismatic; Social Justice; Evangelical and Incarnational Traditions. The aim of the course is to meet monthly and look at each tradition and their practices. Meeting at Helen Bancroft’s house between 7pm and 8:30pm this is a chance to be stretched, to go deeper and to explore some traditions and practices that could broaden your experience of God. Email email@example.com for more details. Places are being booked up fast!
Coming up in October/November
Beautiful Bible Journalling, A Saturday open house, Rugby World Cup Semi-final, Worship Group gathering and much more!