Just a few items for your attention this month. Please scroll down to read and have a blessed summer. Please be praying for:
Street Pastor Ministry as they begin patrolling this month
Mosaic Resource Centre as it looks to begin operation from September
Local Congregations as they continue to navigate these coming weeks and months.
Tunbridge Wells Youth for Christ
On Saturday 4th September the Tunbridge Wells Youth for Christ team and trustees will be walking the Tunbridge Wells Circular which is a 27.5mile route around the town. The challenge is increased by the hilly nature of the landscape in the area! Please would you sponsor the team as we take on this marathon (plus a mile and half) challenge to raise funds to run our new Youth Centre?
Last year’s sponsorship allowed us to fit out the Youth Centre – a massive thank you if you contributed! Now, as life returns to society, we want to be able to open the centre as much as possible for the young people in the town to use as a place to chat about life, faith and Jesus while making things and playing games and eating cake! We also need funds to provide mental health support for young people, run courses and social events for Youth Workers in the town, and to link with other charities to offer mentoring and life skills training to disadvantaged young adults. Please click here to sponsor - www.yfc.co.uk/sponsor/tunbridgewells
New Wine Discipleship Year
Our New Wine area has now successfully hosted 2 years as a New Wine Discipleship Year Hub based at Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. Students are based at a local placement church for a minimum of 2 days per week where they have serve in those churches in various ministries such as toddler groups, youthwork, worship ministry, tech support and administrative support. Teaching input takes place each Wednesday and each student has .
We are now looking to recruit more 18-24 year olds for this September 2021 for a gap year programme that will grow them spiritually, give them ministry experience and provide teaching on Kingdom Theology. If you have people you think would benefit from this or would like to know more about the programme generally, please email email@example.com and request an information pack.
Flourish - Growing Together
Welcome to Flourish, a new outdoor gardening project in the centre of Tunbridge Wells, for those who struggle with their mental health. At Crossways we are passionate about good mental health and we believe that gardening is one way of helping to achieve that. Flourish is therefore about community, about connecting to nature and about growing together. For further information on Flourish, including how to sign up for a taster session, please contact Geoff Stevens on 07543 134555 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see flourishgardening.org.uk
World Day of Prayer
The World Day of Prayer will take place on Friday 1 October. It would be wonderful if as many churches as possible were to be involved. Planning for this service will start soon so if anyone would like to be involved can they let me know please contact Rev Helen Warmington at email@example.com or telephone 01892 671141