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Going Growing Gathering

St Chad’s: A Community building Communities

December ‘09 edition
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone in
St Chad’s a blessed Christmas and New Year. We have
both been hugely encouraged by the response to Bless the
Community, which has been amazing. Thank you to everyone
building community who has volunteered. (If you’ve not already been contacted
by your team leader, please expect to be in the next week).
Christmas at St Chad’s
Unto us a son is given Share will be returning in mid January so we’ve provided you
2010 Diary with important dates for your diary in January and the months
beyond. We hope you find this information useful!

Jill Hookway and Johanna Pearson

“Glory to God in highest

heaven, and peace on
earth to those with whom
God is pleased.”
It took an army of angels to tell the incredible peace with one another, a way by which God
story of the arrival of God’s Son on planet earth. can once again take pleasure in the human
Jesus had been born and would live amongst race that has so damaged the earth he created.
us. The story is even more extraordinary Today we are the angels or messengers of
because we know how it ended. Christ died on God. The best way to catch the Christmas spirit
the cross and rose again so that a broken world is not by going to Christmas parties or even
full of broken people could be restored. Christmas services but by getting excited about
the message and sharing it with others.
We have a message that can change the world.
If we give all the glory to God, and not to the
false gods we squander it on, there can be
peace on earth – personal peace with God,

Bless the Community
Thank you to everyone who gave towards the
Hampers... we have raised over £1000!
GAP Process: Christmas at Dates ahead:
Looking forward! St Chad’s 2010
Thank you to everyone who Sunday 13th December New Wine Developing a Healing
returned a church audit form! The Normal Services at St Chad’s Ministry Training day
analysis from the first batch of forms 3:00pm Chadkirk Carols 30th January 2010
has been completed and reviewed 4:30pm Chadkirk Carols All Saints, Marple
by the PCC. Many of you will be
wondering, “What now?” Wednesday 16th December New Wine Women’s Day
12 noon Holy Communion 6th March 2010
Well… here’s how we will be hoping Harrogate International Centre
to move forward: Thursday 17th December
10:00am Prampushers Service Loss & Bereavement Course
December 2009 19th - 20th March
Invite everyone to attend a “Seeking Sunday 20th December with Joan & Godfrey Reid
God’s vision” session where the 10:00am Traditional Carol for more info call 0161 430 6831
PCC members will lead discussions Service
around “What do we think God 7:00pm Evening Carols New Wine Prophetic
wants our church to be like in 2009”, Gifting Training
and, based on where we are now, Wednesday 23rd December 8th May 2010
what priorities and plans do we need 12 noon Holy Communion St. Leonard’s Church, Bootle
to embark upon to get there? Look
out for your invitation – and please Thursday 24th December New Wine Kingdom Kid’s
start seeking God for His wisdom. 4:00pm Crib Service leadership training day
5:30pm Crib Service (rpt) 15th May 2010
Tuesday 12 January 2009 11:15pm Midnight Communion Holy Trinity, Ripon
7.45pm, Romiley Lifecentre
“Seeking God’s vision” session for Friday 25th December New Wine Summer Conference
the whole church, led and facilitated 9:00am Communion 31st July - 6th August 210
by the PCC.* 10:30am Christmas Praise Newark Showground
Book online asap for reduced prices
Sunday 17 January 2009, Sunday 27th December
12.30pm, Romiley Lifecentre 9:15am Communion
Alternative “Seeking God’s vision”
session for the whole church, led Sunday 3rd January
and facilitated by the PCC.* 9:15am Communion Elderly Visiting
10:45am 1BigSunday
*People are only asked to attend Team Meeting
one session – we hope that by
making two sessions available, We are meeting up with the
more people will be able to attend Evergreen team from All Saints,
overall. Ian & Ruth would like to thank Marple, and they are going to
everyone for their prayer, card and speak about their work with the
Saturday 23 January 2009 messages of sympathy following elderly on 21 January at 7.30pm
PCC “Away Day” to seek God and the death of Ian’s father, Bob Otto.
develop our vision and plans. Contact Ann Russell for more info
They were of much comfort.
March 2009
Share vision and plans back with
the church family. Publish audit
Church Office phone (0161) 430 4652
March 2009 1-5 Stockport Road email
Submit GAP Plans to Chester Romiley web
Diocese Stockport Office Hours
SK6 4BN Mon - Thurs 9 - 5pm
March 2009 (date to be set)
Pray in the new vision, to tie in with
our APCM (Annual Parochial Church