Prayer weekend 1-3 January 2022

As we head into 2022, we want to set apart a couple days to pray in the new year together.  Now, more than ever, we want to press into the Lord and prepare our hearts for what God has in store for us individually and collectively as we lean forward into 2022.

As we dedicate this New Year to the Lord, we are inviting the church into 48-hours of continual, round-the-clock prayer.  We can’t think of a better way to begin the year together.  

We are encouraging everyone to choose an one-hour time slot during these dedicated prayer days to seek the Lord. You can sign up for a time here.  It’s okay if more than one person signs up for any given hour, and we hope that we can fill in every time slot, so we know someone is praying for our church and community around the clock during these two days of prayer.  Please note this is not an actual physical or virtual prayer room – but it is a means of booking a slot to say you’ll commit to pray during this time.

In addition to signing up for an hour of prayer, we will be offering the following ways to gather together for prayer: 

1. We will kick off our 48-hour prayer journey with an online prayer meeting on Zoom on New Year’s Day from 7.30-8.30pm.  

2. On Sunday morning, 2nd of January, we are meeting together in our community groups.  We would encourage every community group to gather and spend an hour in prayer together.  We won’t have any of our normal service elements during this time, we are simply dedicating the time to praying with one another.  If you aren’t in a community group yet, please invite a few friends to gather in your home Sunday morning to pray.  

3. And finally we will wrap up our prayer journey with a gathered prayer service at St Peter’s Loudwater on 3rd of January at 7.45-9.00pm. This will be the final hour of our dedicated prayer days.

Dan Susenbach joins as Lead Pastor

We are delighted to welcome Dan Susenbach to Latimer Church in the role of Lead Pastor. We thank God for His provision and look forward to seeing Latimer Church’s development under Dan’s leadership. We’re excited for the next chapter in this exciting God adventure!

Daniel moved here from Colorado (USA) in Oct 2021 to join our team as lead pastor.  He is married to a ridiculously attractive British woman named Beccy.  Together they have three incredible children, Samuel, Amberly and Josiah.  Daniel and his wife served as full-time missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for over a decade, before transitioning into local church ministry in 2009.  He holds a graduate degree in theology and loves to discuss God, sports, travel, and food.  Daniel is passionate about teaching God’s word, building authentic community, developing leaders and making disciples.  His calling in life is to help people discover and develop their full potential in Christ.  

We’re hiring

Operations Assistant

Want to help a great church family be fruitful for Jesus?

Want to help a great church family be fruitful for Jesus?

We’re looking for an Operations Assistant to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day life of the church and to support the Senior Leadership Team with excellent administration and event organisation. Reporting to the Operations Director, this is a 24 hour/week permanent role to help the team and church family offer their best in serving one another and God’s mission.

So, if you have the gift of administration and love people, are adaptable and able to take initiative, why not take a look at the job description. We’d love to hear from you!   

To find out more download the job description with details of how to apply

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 17 November 2021

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Operations Director, judith.stobart@latimerchurch.org, with any queries about this role.

Women’s Retreat: HOPE – A Songline for Life and Faith

Women’s Retreat: HOPE – A Songline for Life and Faith

Songlines are short, experiential retreats to help map our way through life with faith.

In aboriginal culture, songlines were navigation tracks to cross vast stretches of land. Indigenous people sang their way from one location to the next, the memory of the landscape embedded in the code of song and ritual.

Followers of the Way of Jesus cover a lot of ground in their lifetime. At times, the terrain is easy. At others, it’s tough going. October’s Songline Retreat is designed for younger working women – employed, volunteering or with school-age children (or any combination of these!). It explores the Jesus-way of hope.

Those at the event enjoyed time together in the Bible, time out for themselves, prayer with others, and an opportunity to make a Christmas Cake or jewellery.