Our visionfor Life groups is that we can meet in community and share life together as the apostles did in Acts Chapter 2 v 42 - 47. If you would like to know more information about life groups, then please speak to Mark or life group leaders, Adam and Amy, Rosie and Stephen or Su (photos on the notice board!)
Monday: Life group will be meeting at John and Marion’s at 7.45pm. We are beginning a new study guide - “Parables - communicating God on earth”. The first chapter is “To hide and to reveal: parables and their uses”. The associated Bible verses are - Samuel 12:1-14; Isaiah 5:1-13; Matthew 7:28-29; 13:10-17, 34-35, 51-52.
Tuesdays: Life group at Adam & Amy’s at 7.30pm.
Wednesdays: Life group at Rosie and Stephen’s at 7pm.
Thursday Night Prayer Meeting
The next prayer meeting will be on 30 January from 8pm in the Clements’ room of ASYCH.
Prayer Spaces at Stephen Freeman School
Prayer Spaces will be held at Stephen Freeman School during the week of 3 – 7 February. If you are able to help at a session, please put your nameon the sign-up sheet near the noticeboard.
Dates for your diary
Annual Church Meeting
Our Annual Church Meeting will take place on Sunday, 19 April following breakfast and the church service at UTC. Please do make a note of the date in your diary and join with us as we reflect on God’s goodness to us over the past year.
Activities’ Week will take place on 26 - 31 July. If you are able to help at any of the activity sessions, please speak with Mark.
What’s on in the wider community?
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Prayer events will be taking place every day from 18 - 25 January. You are particularly invited to the Ecumenical Worship Service at 6pm tonight at St Peter's Church, Newlands Avenue, and Prayer and Hospitality at 7.30pm on Thursday, 23 January at All Saints’, Lydalls Road, Didcot.
Independent Safeguarding Past Case Reviewers’ Vacancies
The Diocese of Oxford is seeking to employee two Independent Past Cases’ Reviewers, Lead and Assistant, for a one year fixed term period. The closing date is 9am on Monday, 27 January 2020 with interviews being held on Wednesday, 5 February. For further information, please refer to the notice on the noticeboard or visit the website www.oxford.anglican.org/vacancies
Community Chaplain Vacancy
The Wantage and Abingdon Methodist Circuit is inviting applications for a new post of Community Chaplain working between 8 – 16 hours per week. The closing date is 12 noon on Friday, 7 February. For more detailed information see the notice on the notice board. An application pack can be obtained from Rev Keith Underhill on 01235 763321 or email@example.com
Quiet Garden Day
A Quiet Garden Day at Aston Tirrold Centre for Reflection is being held on Saturday, 29 February from 10am - 4pm. Leaders: Sue Sheppy and Jill Draper. Theme: ‘For everything there is a season’. Lunch and refreshments are provided. A donation of £15 would be welcome. Let Keith Green (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you would like to attend.
Didcot Mayor’s Charity Dinner 2020
The Didcot Mayor’s Charity Dinner will take place on 7 March 2020 at Didcot Civic Hall. 6.30pm for 7pm start with carriages departing at 11.30pm. Tickets, which cost £45, can be purchased at email@example.com or from Didcot Town Council. The evening will consist of a three course meal, entertainment, photo booth, auction, raffle and disco! Dress code is Black Tie or a James Bond character. Monies raised will be donated to the Mayor’s charities – Make a Wish and Secret Santa365.
My Guide Volunteers needed
Do you have a couple of hours spare every week to support someone with sight loss in the community to get out and about? If so, please apply via www.guidedogs.org/volunteeringor call Suzanne Carr, My Guide Volunteer Manager on 07500 993 178. Two days’ training will be provided and a DBS check is also required.
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.