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2019 the year of change?
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Dear <<First Name>>

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 
Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  (John 8:31)

When was the last time you changed because of what you read in the Bible?  Changed a way you think, or something you do.  Perhaps your change in your attitude to others, to yourself, to God.  Our life as a Christian is a process as God works in us, through the Holy Spirit, so we become increasingly like Jesus Christ.  Much of the time it’s slow, undramatic, often hard to spot change, but over time we can see the fruit of discipleship.  To help us to be like Jesus a good question to is what part of Jesus’ teaching (which is the whole Bible) do you struggle to put into practice?  When are you most likely to struggle to hold to Jesus’ words?  And then ask God to help you hold to that teaching.
 
The result of doing this is to be free.  Freedom is to have abundant life, glorious life.  Life knowing you are free, assurance that you belong, security knowing who you are – freedom to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. Please remember this isn’t a chore.  God works in us, God supports us, God helps us.
 
One of the ways God helps us is when we gather together as a church family.  As the Bible is taught we’re encouraged to change, so do join us this week as we look at John 9.  We have a visiting preacher, Richard Leadbetter from Kings Church, Guildford.
 
Upcoming events: (Please note some of the dates have changed from our last email)

Thursday 17th January - Women's Book Club - More details from Alicia Felce - alicia.felce@btinternet.com 

Saturday 19th January - Men's Breakfast with Phin Lyman - 8.15am - Book with Rob Lyman - robert@morlandhouse.org.uk 

Friday 25th January - Friday@Hopkins - More details to follow

Sunday 27th JanuaryConfirmation Service – The Bishop of Maidstone, Rod Thomas, is coming for this special event as a number of our family make a public declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ. 
 
Sunday 31st March – Church Lunch – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE - Join the whole church family for a Sunday roast.
 
Saturday 28th September – Annual Vision Dinner – NOTE CHANGE OF DATE - Join us for our annual dinner as we think about the year ahead (provisional date).
 
Regards,

Pete Matthew
Senior Minister, Windsor Fellowship Church
07919 577676
www.windsorfellowship.com

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