Current News and Events
Once you become more familiar with the site, you will find lots more information in the "Top menu" under the main headings of our Vision for further details. These are:-
- Christ-centred Worship (Information about the Church services)
- Building the Church Community (Church activities and nurturing disciples)
- Our Local Community (both local and the wider Church)
- Concerned for Creation (Justice, peace and sustainabiity, missions and fairtrade)
There are more details of our Vision in the "Our Vision" page in the menu across the top of the screen.
Meanwhile you are very welcome to join us for any of the Church services and other activities.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN CROWTHORNE
Crowthorne Baptist Church
Thursday 15th March 2018
10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon
Bring ‘N Buy
Cakes, Toiletries, Books
Come along, bring a friend and enjoy coffee and cake!
In aid of Corrymeela
Please don’t forget to visit our fair trade stall. We have a variety of goods. There will be stalls on 4th and the 11th March.
Fair trade Easter Eggs!
This year the Original (£3.99) and Dark (£5.50) eggs come with an A5 Easter story activity book which has 24 pages. Illustrated by Martina Peluso, the book will delight children and adults. The Special Edition (£9.99) comes with an olive wood holding cross keyring from Bethlehem and a simple guide to Easter.
March is a busy month starting with The Women’s World Day of Prayer service at the Methodist Church at 10.30am on Friday 2nd March to which everyone is invited.
Our meeting on Tuesday 6th March will be a Lent Eucharist in church led by the vicar at 7.30pm.
We will be making the posies during Messy Church and providing lunch on Saturday 10th March from 11am and we would welcome offers of greenery and help with both activities. Please let the committee know if you can give a little of your time.
The speaker on Wednesday 14th March at 2pm will be Susan Howe talking about Hymn Writers and Other Music Topics.
The Prayer Meeting will be on Monday 19th March at 9.30am and Corporate Communion on Wednesday 21st March at 10am
As part of your observance of Lent this year you could take out one of the books from our library here at St. Johns.
Saturday 7 July 2018 - Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford
In July, our Archdeacon, Olivia Graham, is going to be leading a session at the Oxford Diocesan and BRF Festival of Prayer. The Festival organisers have asked us to help publicise the event. The day is an opportunity to step back from the busyness of life and spend time exploring prayer and different aspects of spirituality.
May Fair is on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May. It is our major fundraising and community outreach event with all the usual fun and attractions that Crowthorne expects.
Put it in your diary and tell all your friends
We needs all the help we can get to stage May Fair; there is job for everyone (on a stall, the tea tent, putting up/down) and it’s a good way to get to know others. Volunteer sheet in the foyer
Stall donations for: Cakes: Bric a Brac, Plants, Bottles, Tombola.
Lent will start on 14th February with Ash Wednesday.
Once again, the Churches in Crowthorne are offering a variety of opportunities for preparation during Lent. The topics will be:
- “Finding a Voice: A Lent course based on The King’s Speech”
- “The Joy of the Gospel – walking through Lent with Pope Francis”
- “On the Way – Lent Course – Following Jesus in today’s world”
- “Life Balance”
There will also be the Christian Meditation group on Monday morning, “Stations of the Cross” services on Fridays at noon, and the excellent series of Lent Talks on Tuesday evenings at Finchampstead.
So, have a look at the programme and join in.
The course is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Christian faith whether or not you wish to be confirmed. Details of the Emmaus Course are given in the next column.
The next confirmation service will take place at St John’s on Sunday 8th July 2018 at 10am. Classes for adults and juniors, following the Emmaus Course, will commence after Easter.
Adults will meet on Monday evenings. from 8 - 9.30 pm on 16th, 23rd, 30th April, 14th, 21st May, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd July 2018. At The Vicarage, 56 Dukes Ride, Crowthorne. Click here for details of the adult course. For more information please speak to the Vicar or Gillian Gyenes.
There will be a meeting for all those interested in Junior Confirmation on Sunday March 18th after the 10am service in the church office. The course will meet after school on Wednesdays. You can also speak to Rev David Ramsbottom or Carol Frost about the junior course, if you are interested
Current shortages (September 2017)
Tinned pulses (e.g. Kidney beans / chick peas etc),
Tinned rice pudding,
Small jars of coffee
Personal hygiene items - deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste.
Our Housegroup now meets on Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9pm, at Oak Lodge, New Road, Crowthorne, RG45 6SL. The next meetings are will meet on Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 20th March.
Our current study topic is ‘Prayer & Listening’. In a crisis people who wouldn’t identify themselves as Christians or who don’t attend church find themselves praying. This indicates a distinct human tendency to talk to God. Over the years people have developed formulas, techniques to get God to answer their prayers. Prayer is about our connection with God and building a relationship. Come along and share your thoughts. Everyone welcome.
Julie & Les Richardson (07901 833974)
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For fun, music, storytime
and craft with friends
When: 9:30-11.30 every Wednesday
(except during August)
At St John’s Church
£1 donation towards craft activities
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