It’s an exciting time to be seeking God’s person as our Lead Pastor, a significant moment on our journey as a church. Like many, we’ve gone through challenging times that have involved much change and discovery.
But this is a ‘new wine’ moment. We’re now ready to call a Lead Pastor with wisdom and vision who will lead us on into the next stage of our journey.
We long for people of all ages to discover Jesus. And we, too, want to love him more. In today’s complex world, that means learning and growing in new ways, becoming the ‘new wineskins’ we need to be.
So, if you’re bold and courageous, love people and have a great heart for mission, why not take a look at the role. If what you read ignites your imagination and stirs your spirit, then we’d love to hear from you.
Over the next couple of months we are going to be learning how to live generously in response to God’s radical grace. In scripture, we see in Jesus someone who lived open-handedly and open-heartedly to those around him and as his followers, Jesus calls us to do the same. So let’s take this unique opportunity through our Latimer communities and Gathered Sundays to encourage each other to begin to open up our lives and share what we have with both each other and those around us. And as we do may we grow in generosity out of love for Christ and for the sake of our hurting world.
Living Generously blog
We’ve produced a blog to accompany our Living Generously sermon series and for use within Latimer Communities.
Check it out here: https://livinggenerouslyblog.wordpress.com/
Together in prayer Saturday 10th April 8pm to Sunday 11th April 8pm
Exodus 15 v13 states very clearly: “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.” This weekend is a wonderful and very important moment for the church as we ask God to lead us as a church family to the person who can lead us forward into God’s plans and purposes.
24 hours of prayer and fasting that we’ll be engaging with as a church from 8pm on Saturday 10th April, through until 8pm on Sunday 11th April. This will be a great opportunity for us to pray together, particularly focusing around the Senior Leader appointment, using a variety of methods that we hope will be engaging for everyone.
Over the course of the Easter weekend we will take time to both celebrate and deeply reflect upon the powerful truth that indeed what Jesus did for us on the cross is enough!
It will be great to celebrate together in person and online and remember what Jesus has done for us on the cross and the wonderful reassurance of His resurrection.
We’re looking forward to welcoming Judith Stobart to our team from 1st March.
Judith spent twelve years working with Keswick Ministries before serving as Operations Manager at the Salvation Army’s Regent Hall on Oxford Street for nearly five years. Welcome Judith!
We’ve introduced a regular online prayer ministry slot via Zoom at 12 noon every Sunday.
We invited people to join us in marking Lent through subscribing to IJM’s (International Justice Mission) Lent series to help make #SlaveFree normal.
IJM is inviting us to use Lent to make changes in the way we think and act to help make #SlaveFree normal. You can sign-up online and each week you’ll receive a short film with tips on how to shop consciously, info on the issue, inspirational stories of rescue and the inside track on which brands are taking action to stop slavery. You’ll also receive an online booklet as well as regular WhatsApp updates with tips to inspire you along the way.
In addition to this, IJM are asking us to choose to give up one product which is likely to have slavery in its supply chain for the 40 days of Lent. What will you choose? Then if you would like, you can donate the money you would have spent on the products during the 40-days of Lent.
On Thursday evenings starting 18th February, at 9pm – 9.30pm there will be an opportunity to watch and discuss the video together. The Zoom meeting passwords are on our Facebook group or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.