everyone with a story of God's love
Len Valley Benefice
To touch everyone with God’s love, by living as the
people of God’s kingdom so that everyone in the community has a story to tell of God’s love as we reach out together in prayer, worship, teaching and generosity.
Sunday 21st April 2019
Verse for the year
‘Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.’ Isaiah 54:2
Collect or special prayer
God of glory,
by the raising of your Son
you have broken the chains of death and hell:
fill your Church with faith and hope;
or a new day has dawned
and the way to life stands open
in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Do you care about kids and youths?
and the life of our church?
Some of the ‘stuff’ that we do with children and young people (ChYP) that the church supports in Len Valley is flourishing:
· Our 2 C of E schools
· Some of our services
But some areas would get an OFSTED “Requires improvement”:
· Some of our family services see almost no families
· Youths - where?
Some people from LVB have been to another church which has good and
well-attended all-aged worship, and to a conference on ChYP, worship and church. We need to hear their feedback.
If you are involved in our schools and/or churches in the Len Valley Benefice and are interested in how we can build work with ChYP, please come along to a meeting from 2 -4 pm on 1st June. This will be a structured open forum to prayerfully find our way forward as a benefice. If you have ChYP and want to bring them, please do so and bring some quiet entertainment for them. Nathan Wilson, a youth missioner from Ashford, will be helping us. Numbers are limited so please speak to John or Sarah, ‘phone (850280 or 850604) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for joining us today. We would love
you to stay for refreshments after the service
Priest in charge: Rev John Huggins 01622 850280
Associate Priest: Rev Millie Hart 01622 297296
(Available Wed, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Readers: Joan Drury 01622 853766
Pamela Cuerden 01622 859442
Benefice Office: Sarah Hills 01622 850604
Benefice website: www.lvb.org.uk