Scripture Verse for the week: Galatians 3 verse 26
‘For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.'
What’s on this week?
We really believe that belonging to a house group is essential to find out who we are, deepen our relationships and support one another in our walk with God. To this end, we would strongly encourage you to join one of the house groups below:-
The Monday evening house group will restart on 16 September at Helen’s.
The Tuesday evening house group will restart on 10 September at Yan and Ruth’s.
Tuesdays: House group at Adam & Amy’s at 7.30pm.
Wednesdays: House group at Rosie and Stephen’s at 7pm.
Dates for your diary
Pizza & Prayer
We enjoyed our time together last Sunday at Pizza & Prayer. The next scheduled meeting is on Sunday, 1 September. Mark
Activities’Week in GWP – Volunteers required
Activities’Week in GWP runs from Monday, 29 July to Sunday, 4 August. There is a full programme of events listed below. All tickets are via Eventbrite: https://gwpchurch.eventbrite.co.uk. Volunteers are required to help at all the events listed below:
Monday, 29 July
Mr Muddles Magical Mayhem from 10am – 11.30am at Aureus High School.
Fun in the Park – outdoor activities from 2pm – 6pm at Stephen Freeman School Field.
Tuesday, 30 July
Extreme Laser Tag from 10am – 12 noon at Boundary Park Rugby Field.
Craft Workshops from 2pm – 4pm at Aureus High School Hall & Drama Room.
Thursday, 1 August
Treasure Times from 10am – 12 noon at Didcot Baptist Church.
Friday, 2 August
Drama Workshop from 10am – 11.30am at Aureus High School Drama Room.
BBQ & Picnic from 5pm – 8.30pm at Boundary Park Rugby Field.
Sunday, 4 August
Outdoor service with 'bring and share' Picnic and BBQ - 11 am, UTC College Field: This is an invitational service to invite friends and neighbours to come along. It is the culmination of our Activities’ Week programme and will hopefully 'join' our community engagement with our message of Good News! The service will be open and informal and at the end we will have a BBQ together and share food that we will all bring. Please do come along and think and pray about who you would like to invite. Mark
Please do sign up for activities on Eventbrite and as well volunteer to help out. There are many ways that you can get involved. Thank to those who have agreed to distribute leaflets. Contact Mark if you need more information. Thank you.
What’s on in the wider community?
Saying Goodbye, part of the Mariposa Trust, are holding a baby loss support and remembrance service at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, on 20 July starting at 7.30pm for anyone who has lost a baby at pregnancy,birth or in early years. Those who grieve a pregnancy never taking place are also welcome. Please see the website for further info: www.sayinggoodbye.org
Volunteers required for Didcot’s Summer Food Programme
Didcot First and SOFEA (South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance) have recently teamed up to provide free meals to children during the summer holidays. Parents are also able to buy a meal so that the family can eat together. ‘The Grub Hub’ will run on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays from 29 July to 2 September apart from the August Bank Holiday Monday. The Grub Hub will be open on Mondays at the Railway Centre from 11am – 2pm, on Wednesdays from 12 noon –3pm and on Fridays from 11am – 2pm at the Civic Hall. Volunteers are required to help with food preparation, run craft activities and/or sporty games. There is a specific need for kitchen volunteers on Fridays and for general/activity volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please contact Helen if you are able to help in any way. There is an induction session on Thursday, 25 July - venue and time yet to be confirmed.
There are several ways you can get involved, whether it be serving, donating or joining one of our weekly life groups, we can point you in the right direction.