WWW.DISSERTATION.XLIBX.INFO
FREE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY - Dissertations, online materials
 
<< HOME
CONTACTS



Pages:   || 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |

«St Nicholas Annual Report 2014 Contents Page Christianity Explored.. 2 Training... 2 Evangelism... 2 Grace Church... 2 4 o’clock Church.. 3 ...»

-- [ Page 1 ] --

St Nicholas Annual Report 2014

Contents

Page

Christianity Explored …………….……………………………………………………………… 2

Training …………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Evangelism ………………………………………………………………………………………… 2

Grace Church …………………….……………………………………………………………… 2 4 o’clock Church …………….…………………………………………………………………… 3 Report of the Creation Care Committee………….…………………………………………….. 3 Stewards …………….…………………………………………………………………………… 6 Babies Club …………….………………………………………………………………………… 6 Mum & Co. …………….………………………………………………………………………… 7 Dad & Co. …………….………………………………………………………………………….. 7 Crèche ……………………………………………………………………………………………... 7 Children’s Ministry Review …………….………………………………………………………… 7 Centrepoint …………….………………………………………………………………………… 8 Contact …………….……………………………………………………………………………… 8 Ministry Associates ….…………………………………………………………………………… 9 Retired Men’s Lunches…………….……………………………………………………………… 9 Men's Breakfasts …………….…………………………………………………………………… 9 Women’s Breakfasts …………….……………………………………………………………… 10 Central Focus …………….……………………………………………………………………… 10 Women’s Daytime Study Groups …………….………………………………………………… 10 Home Groups …………….……………………………………………………………………. 10 Tuesday Fellowship………………………………………………………………………………. 10 Services in Residential Homes …………….……………………………………………………. 11 Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance …………….………………………………………. 11 Bereavement Support Group …………………………………………………………………… 11 Restored Lives Course (Divorce Recovery)……………………………………………………… 11 Marriage Course …………….…………………………………………………………………… 12 Marriage Preparation Course ……………………….…………………………………………… 12 Missionaries ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 12 Befrienders…………….…………………………………………………………………………… 13 West Kent Debt Advice ……...…………….……………………………………………………… 14 SAYT (Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust)…….………………………………………………………… 14 Sevenoaks Christian Counselling Service …………….…………………………………………… 15 Campaigners…………….…………………………………………………………………………… 15 The Choir…………….……………………………………………………………………………… 16 Music Groups…………….…………………………………………………………………………. 16 St Nicholas Ringers ………………………………………………………………………………… 17 Fellowship Fund…………….……………………………………………………………………… 17 Pastoral Care…………….………………………………………………………………………… 17 Pastoral Visiting Scheme…………….……………………………………………………………… 18 Newcomers Lunch…………….…………………………………………………………………… 18 Bookroom…………….…………………………………………………………………………….. 18 Coffee Shop…………….……………………………………………………………………………. 18 Lady Boswells School…………….…………………………………………………………………. 19

–  –  –

Over the last year a number of staff members including Mark Oden, Andy Fearnley, Gavin McGrath, Angus MacLeay and Andrea Trevenna have all been involved in leading and they have been ably assisted by a number of people from within the church family. As always it is not easy to assess the impact of these courses. In some cases, people have come to a clear faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for which we are extremely thankful. We continue to be very grateful to Olive Clark and for all the people who assist her in the provision of meals in the Undercroft for Christianity Explored.





Training – Gavin McGrath Over the past year a number of courses and provision occurred. Not only does the Christianity Explored course help those examining Christianity, it also gives those assisting in the course some great tools with which to hear and answer people’s questions. We continue to find our annual Toolbox Sundays helpful as well as stimulating. This past autumn, Gavin McGrath presented what, hopefully, will be the first of many, Introduction to Christian Apologetics courses. Wendy Billington recently took a group of those involved in pastoral care to a day’s workshop at Burrswood Hospital covering the importance of caring for those in bereavement as well as those in end of life stages.

Last year a group of folk went to the Changing Hearts conference in London, which presented helpful resources for biblical counselling. Out of this conference, Gavin McGrath led a small group through the CCEF (Christian Counselling Education Foundation) course How People Change. Plans for this coming year include the great opportunity to learn how to read Luke’s Gospel one-to-one with people using our Uncover studies. Additionally, Adelbert Jennings will be gathering a group of people to learn how to undertake evangelistic surveys and street evangelism.

Evangelism – Angus MacLeay During 2013/2014 we have had a number of guest evangelistic speakers including Tim Hastie-Smith (September 2013) and Jonathan Fletcher (January 2014). We have normally followed up the visit of an evangelist with a Christianity Explored Course. We have also held various evangelistic events over the last year including a ‘Beer and Braai’ event with guest speaker Peter Williams in May 2013, an evangelistic Men’s Breakfast with Rico Tice in October 2013 and a special Champagne Men’s Breakfast courtesy of wine from Henry Warde’s vineyard with guest speaker Jonathan Fletcher in January 2014. There was also a Women’s Christmas Pudding Evening in November. In addition there have been a couple of outings of the puppets in Sevenoaks Town Centre, giving us the opportunity to invite people to particular forthcoming events, and, as usual, we were able to sing in a number of Sevenoaks pubs in the run-up to Christmas. It is good to see people take and use the opportunities for events-based evangelism but our desire is that there would be an even greater concern for everyday evangelism such that we use all the opportunities that the Lord provides.

Grace Church – Cara Smith Grace Church celebrated its 3rd birthday in October 2013! We are, we hope, a friendly and informal congregation, which meets together in Lady Boswell's School at 9.30am each Sunday. We're keen to welcome people of all ages and all Church backgrounds or none and to provide a welcoming place for those interested in the Christian faith. We are now roughly 65 adults and 35 children each Sunday.

Our aim is to be and make disciples of Jesus Christ. In order to do this we want to keep the Gospel of Jesus Christ central and let it change us into an outward looking, prayerful community. 2013 saw us saying significant goodbyes, not only to Joe and Catherine but also other families within our 2 church family. But we have also welcomed new people into our fellowship and are very thankful for the way they have settled into life at Grace Church and are serving among us. During our services we've studied Romans, Daniel, John and have recently had a series on giving at the start of 2014 before moving on to Habakkuk. There has been great growth in our small groups as we have studied God’s Word together and we have recently launched a new group to accommodate new people.

Since November 2013 we have held three “Taster Services”, inviting each family at Lady Boswell’s and those living in the neighbouring houses to join us to get a flavour of what we get up to Sunday by Sunday. And our prayer is that God will be drawing people into our community and giving them eyes to see the Lord Jesus clearly.

4 O’Clock Church – Martin Levett This year has been dominated by the preparations of Catherine, Joe and the family to leave (which happened at the end of August) and the search for and the wonderful provision by the Lord of their replacements – Tom and Clare Nash and family (who start work this coming April).

We look back with great gratitude to all Jesus has done amongst us through the ministries of Joe and Catherine and we are excited about what God has in store under His new leader at 4 O’Clock Church.

During the interregnum, so many people have worked so hard to keep God’s purposes moving forward in this small area of His harvest field,. We are particularly grateful for the support of Angus, Gavin and Andy. The leadership team especially, the Nohres, the Marshalls, the Millers, Debbie Levett and Cara, have taken on extra burdens and we as a fellowship really value all they do.

Although we have had to shelve a good many plans and hopes, while we await Tom’s arrival, it was a year with a lot packed into it. We held our first ladies away day up in the hills above Kemsing in early summer and hope to repeat it this year. The summer barbecue at Pilgrim’s Lodge was blessed with great weather and great numbers. Our September Cook Out attracted visitors and all who came had a terrific afternoon. Near Christmas our “How to Make Sushi” ladies night was a wonderful event to invite friends to and Keiko Honda gave her testimony. Meanwhile Iain Taylor has been busy organising men’s events especially meals out together.

This year has seen the start of another evening small group led by Susan and Darren Wall. In our services we have mainly concentrated on John’s Gospel, Daniel, Romans and Habakkuk in our sermon series. In the early part of 2014, it has also been tremendously encouraging to see three of our young men testify to their faith in Jesus by being baptised.

We have had a busy year in looking outwards to what the Lord is doing in different parts of His world. A family in the Church are preparing to go out to work for OMF in Singapore. We have been able to provide support for an orphanage in Mozambique as well as pray for two other orphanages – one in India and one in Zambia.

In the children’s work we have been thrilled to have been able to split the Explorers and Climbers groups into two classes and are thankful for all the extra volunteers who have made this possible.

We are grateful to Ruth Watson for having agreed to co-ordinate the Girls’ Centrepoint work and very thankful to Alice for all her faithful work over the last few years in that area.

Finally, we would like to thank Walthamstow Hall School for making us so welcome and, as a leadership team, we want to say how special it is to have Cara working alongside us.

Report of the Creation Care Committee Carbon Footprint A request was made at the Annual Parochial Meeting last year that the Carbon Footprint of the Church should be reported this year. The Carbon Footprint measures the CO2 emissions attributable to space and water heating, ventilation and lighting of the building, less the emissions

–  –  –

The data was taken from meter readings. The lower apparent energy use in 2011 is more likely the result of a warmer winter rather than a change in the operation of the heating of the church.

Electricity usage seems to have been relatively constant.

We also had the results of Energy audits of the Church and Rectory undertaken by Martin Dow of Eng Design, Building Services Consultant, in 2013.

Energy Audits of the Church and Rectory

The main findings and recommendations of the Energy Audits were:

Sustainability: gas consumption, primarily for heating, represents the greatest energy use in the church, and in the long term, improved fabric performance should be considered if at all possible.

When carbon emissions, and costs, are considered, the electricity consumption becomes more important.

Heat loss: the report estimates heat loss per unit floor area of the Church at 173W/m2. This is below the typical figure of 200W/m2 for a traditionally constructed church without an insulated roof, but above the typical figure of 150W/m2 for such a church with an insulated roof. The heat loss per unit area for the undercroft, 206W/m2 is high, but includes the high fresh air rate from mechanical ventilation.

Fabric: St Nicholas’s is a traditionally constructed church, and as is common in listed buildings, opportunities for improving the insulation of the fabric are limited. Heat loss in the undercroft is not a big issue, but insulation of the church would be beneficial.



Pages:   || 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |


Similar works:

«Waste Minimisation in New Zealand Summary of SubmiSSionS • • • • rEDuCE • rEuSE • rECyCLE • rECoVEr • • • • This document may be cited as: Ministry for the Environment. 2010. Waste Minimisation in New Zealand: Summary of Submissions. Wellington: Ministry for the Environment. Published in October 2010 Ministry for the Environment Manatū Mō Te Taiao PO Box 10362, Wellington 6143, New Zealand ISBN: 978-0-478-33189-9 Publication number: ME 1028 © Crown copyright New Zealand...»

«SHERINGHAM TO LOWESTOFT (1996) SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN SUBCELL 3B PHASE 2 THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY North Norfolk District Council Waveney District Council Great Yarmouth Borough Council National Rivers Authority HALCROW 1 CONTENTS SECTION 1 ABOUT THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN SECTION 2 THE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY OTHER VOLUMS Phase 1 Volume 1 – Summary Document Volume 2 – Studies and Reports Phase 2 Strategy Document 2 SECTION 1 – ABOUT THE SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN...»

«On MicroSD Problems The microSD ware for January 2010 was not an incidental post. It is actually snapshot of a much longer forensic investigation to find the ground truth behind some irregular Kingston memory cards. It all started back in December of 2009, when chumby was in the midst of production for the chumby One. A call came in from the floor noting that...»

«Abortion, Infanticide, and the Social Rhetoric of the Apocalypse of Peter Gray, Patrick. Journal of Early Christian Studies, Volume 9, Number 3, Fall 2001, pp. 313-337 (Article) Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press DOI: 10.1353/earl.2001.0042 For additional information about this article http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/earl/summary/v009/9.3gray.html Access Provided by Emory University Libraries at 04/27/10 3:31PM GMT GRAY/SOCIAL RHETORIC OF THE APOCALYPSE OF PETER 313 Abortion,...»

«New Items – August 2016 Ebooks and Electronic Theses are displayed as [electronic resource] Including books from previous years in special collections added to the Music Library Kierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855 author. Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks [electronic resource] / [Sren Kierkegaard] ; Bruce H. Kirmmse, general editor ; edited by Niels Jrgen and 5 others. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2012-2015]. ©2012-2015 (002431077 ) Kierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855 Diaries....»

«Ain Shams University Women’s college Curricula and Methods of teaching Department The Effectiveness of a TaskBased Instruction program in Developing the English Language Speaking Skills of Secondary Stage Students A thesis Submitted for the Ph.D. degree in Education (Curricula and Methods of Teaching English as a Foreign Langauge) By Shiamaa Abd EL Fattah Torky Assistant Researcher at the Curricula Development Department The National Center for Educational Research and Development Supervised...»

«RECEPTION AND LIVING IN FAMILIES Overview of family-based reception for unaccompanied minors in © Nidos, SALAR, CHTB the EU Member States February 2015 © Nidos, SALAR, CHTB, February 2015 Published by: Stichting Nidos, Maliebaan 99, 3581 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands Authors: Liedewij de Ruijter de Wildt (Nidos, project coordinator), Elisabeth Melin (SALAR), Philip Ishola and Peter Dolby (CHTB), Jan Murk and Peter van de Pol (Nidos). Sub-editing: Lynn Radford, Englishproof.nl Design/layout:...»

«“IT’S NOT JUST A DIET”: IDENTITY, COMMITMENT, AND SOCIAL NETWORKS IN VEGANS by ELIZABETH REGAN CHERRY (Under the Direction of David Smilde) ABSTRACT Using interviews with twenty-four self-defined vegans, this project analyzes the differing practices of punk and nonpunk vegans. Vegans are strict vegetarians who exclude all animal products from their diet. Punk vegans have strong vegan identities and are highly committed to veganism, but nonpunk vegans exhibit weaker vegan identities and...»

«Supplementary Guidance Stiùireadh Leasachail Highland’s Statutorily Protected Species Gnèithean na Gàidhealtachd le Dìon Reachdail 13 March 2 Supplementary Guidance: Statutorily Protected Species Acknowledgements Aithnichidhean This document was written by Jonathan Willet, Highland Biodiversity Officer (job-share) with input from Peter Gordon RSPB and staff at SNH. Additional advice on European Protected Species and general comments came from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). Neil Redgate...»

«Strategy Research Project US-PAKISTAN RELATIONS: AN APPRAISAL OF THE AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN STRATEGY TO COUNTER TERRORISM BY BRIGADIER MALIK ZAFAR IQBAL Pakistan Army DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for Public Release. Distribution is Unlimited. USAWC CLASS OF 2010 Only a work of the United States Government is not subject to copyright. Based upon the nature of a particular student-author's employment, a paper may not be a work of the United States Government and may, in fact, be protected by...»

«Varicella-Zoster Virus 91 8 Varicella-Zoster Virus Anne A. Gershon INTRODUCTION Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is one of the eight herpesviruses that infects humans. The virus causes two diseases, varicella (chickenpox) and zoster (shingles) (1). Varicella is primarily an illness of children, although as many as 5% of adults in the United States may be susceptible. Zoster is caused by reactivation of latent VZV infection in sensory ganglia, which resulted during the attack of varicella, usually...»

«Edwin M. Lee Mara Rosales MAYOR CHAIR Marily Mondejar VICE-CHAIR Miguel Bustos Leah Pimentel Tiffany Bohee Darshan Singh EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COMMISSIONERS 101-0202016-002 Agenda Item 5(a) Meeting of May 3, 2016 MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON COMMUNITY INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO HELD ON THE 5th DAY OF APRIL 2016 The members of the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure of the City and County of San Francisco met in a...»





 
<<  HOME   |    CONTACTS
2016 www.dissertation.xlibx.info - Dissertations, online materials

Materials of this site are available for review, all rights belong to their respective owners.
If you do not agree with the fact that your material is placed on this site, please, email us, we will within 1-2 business days delete him.