As many of you will know we have been reading the New Testament together these past few weeks as a church family and have been posting videos on our social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) every day to hear how God is speaking through His Word. The talks at our Sunday gatherings have also followed the NT60 theme. It has been a huge encouragement to see how powerful and transforming it can be to commit to daily reading and asking God to reveal things to us that we don't yet understand. We will often find that we learn new things and find different perspectives when we go back to Scriptures we have read many times before as we journey in our faith over time. But perhaps the most beautiful thing about 'leaning in' to the Word of God is the love that grows within us for the person of Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit. The more we spend time in His presence, soaking up this God-breathed book, we find ourselves softening and becoming malleable to His will for our lives and we discover a renewed passion for the gospel as well as a longing for His Kingdom to come here on earth; in our families, our communities, our country and our world.
It is not possible to read the Bible with an open heart and spirit and not be changed in some way. It is powerful and challenging and sometimes even shocking, funny, or perplexing! If you have not followed the NT60 journey so far then you can jump on right now - we're on day 30, exactly half way through (see reading plan here) and you can always catch up on the rest another time. Grab a spot in the sun, read it with your morning coffee, listen to an audio Bible on the way to work or carve out some time over lunch...just find a way to engage with this that works for you!
We would love to hear your thoughts on what you are reading; feel free to comment on our video posts or send us an email to let us know how your journey through the New Testament is impacting your life.
Jelinda Immaculate Akello
Many of you will remember having the Watoto choir come to visit a few years ago (and their previous visits too). Watoto is a family of people from all over the world who are working together to ensure that the forgotten have a place to belong. Watoto has placed thousands of orphans in families, empowered vulnerable women to reach their communities, rescued babies and former child soldiers, and sent children’s choirs across six continents. They have always been a huge blessing to us as a church as we have had the pleasure of hosting the choir in our homes and watching their vibrant and inspiring performances.
As a church we sponsor one of the "aunties" from Watoto who helps to look after the children in the Watoto village. Her name is Jelinda Immaculate Akello. Jelinda is 34 years old and describes herself as being passionate about serving God. Our financial support is enabling her to nurture the children who are placed in her care. As well as offering this sponsorship we want to be committed to praying for Jelinda as a whole church family and we will also be sending her letters to build our relationship and to show her that she is known and remembered by us.
Check the information below for all that is happening over the Christmas season at Revelation Family Church. We hope you can join us!
Revelation Family Church is going to Wildfires and we’d love for you to join us at Wiston House in West Sussex from 28th-30th May 2018!
Wildfires is a festival for all ages with multiple venues across the event site. It is a festival that has been born out of a desire to encounter God, to make friends and to invest in our young people. With a rich pool of amazing speakers, bible teachers and worshippers, the event promises to be something that is authentic, empowering and encounter-filled. The programme will be free to follow the Holy Spirit's leading yet carry enough structure to equip and empower all those coming.
We’ll spend time as both Revelation Family Church and a wider community together partying, praying, worshipping, growing and welcoming the Spirit into our midst.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Follow this unique link for Revelation Family Church. You will then be taken to our group homepage where you will then need to create an account, or login to your existing account with Big Church Tickets, and order your tickets.
MORE EXCITING NEWS
Everyone attending the whole of Wildfires Festival has full access to the Big Church Day Out South, which takes place on May 26th & 27th!
All volunteers must be over 18 and there are 4 areas within which people can offer to serve:
- Welcome Team
- Kids & Youth
What information do volunteers need to provide?
Those who are interested will need to complete the online application form (there's an 'Apply Today' button on the volunteer page which takes you to the form). Where applicants are applying for childrens work they will be asked to provide a DBS form and all volunteers will be asked to supply 2 references who will be contacted before they are accepted.
What are the benefits?
There are 2 different packages available depending on the role within a team that a person is assigned - volunteers will find out what their 'package' is once they have been accepted (the majority of volunteers will fall under 'operational support'):
Operational Support - A 50% discounted ticket in exchange for working half of the Wildfires event.
Programme Delivery - A free pass to the event, hot meal and light meal provided each day plus a travel contribution.
"Like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks"
Deputy Project Manager (Part time / Permanent Contract)
Chichester District Foodbank is a vibrant and ever-evolving community project which provides emergency food to over 2000 local people every year. We are looking to employ a Deputy Project Manager for 16 hours per week at £20,000 (£8000 pro rata). Occasional evening and weekend work.
The role of the Deputy Project Manager is to co-ordinate the “Kids Holiday Lunch Pack Scheme” and support the work of the Project Manager in leading the charity. This includes overseeing the day to day delivery of the project, maintain positive relationships with supporters, partner agencies and agencies, be confident in delivering written and oral presentations to all age groups, including preaching in local churches and be able to prioritise and adapt in often changing circumstances. As a Trust with a Christian foundation, the appointee will be required to work in a way that is actively sympathetic, respectful of and supportive towards the Christian values and work of the Charity.
If you would like to chat about the role or apply, please get in touch for a full job description and an application form.
Tel: 01243 773687
Deadline for applying is: 5th May 2017.