This week’s noticesheet: 25 September 2022

What’s on: – Autumn 2022

Prayer and Practical support
We are aware that many people are still bearing pain at this time, be it the loss of a loved one, a job, or a feeling of isolation Please do feel free to contact the church office and we’ll get back to you to support you in life’s journey. Remember that the church building will continue to open for Private Prayer on Wednesday afternoons, 2-3pm, where you can pray quietly and light a candle.

Financial Situation Letter (Feb 2021)

Christian Aid Week 15-21 May 2022
Christian voices are being raised together to call for climate justice. This year the charity is standing with the resilient women of Zimbabwe against the threat of drought.

We held a fundraising ‘Big Breakfast Brunch’ after our work party on Saturday 14 May and a retiring collection was made after the Sunday services on 15 May.

If you would like to find out more about supporting the work of Christian Aid, please see the details on the Christian Aid website

Climate Emergency
As a church, we want to do all that we can in relation to the world’s climate and environmental emergency – see our
Statement of Intent

A call to pray for our nation from the Archbishop of Canterbury

A Message from Paul Harcourt – National Leader of New Wine

Mission Partners: Tim and Maggie Gaved
As a church we support Tim and Maggie of Wycliffe Bible Translators.
See the Talks page for the online service on 22 November 2020 when they were our guest speakers.

Dartford Churches are working together to provide a foodbank of supplies for needy families. If you wish to donate goods, please place them in the box at the back of the church building (near the main entrance). We would appreciate volunteers to take these items to Spital Street Methodist Church when the foodbank is open, from 10-11.30am on Tuesday mornings.
Dartford Foodbank Facebook page

We also support the New Avenues charity (Dartford Churches Winter Shelter Project).

Other Activities

We are now hosting Bach to Baby! – Bach to Baby concert for under 5s and their carers, 10.30-11.30. Coffee and mingle from 10am. See their website for details

We are also pleased to host the Dartford Township Choir – See their website for future events.

A new cross for Christ Church (June 2020)
Our thanks to Olu for arranging the replacement of the cross on the roof above the altar at Christ Church. The old cross had weathered and rain was entering the roof through the gap that had been created – hence the need for a replacement. This comes at a significant time for us – just as we are planning to re-open the church for prayer (hopefully two mornings a week from the start of July).
So let’s see the new cross as a symbol a new beginning, a sign of hope and a call to prayer, putting Christ at the centre of our lives and community!