This Halloween, you’re invited to Pumpkin Heroes – an exciting adventure sharing the light of God’s love around your community. With lots of Bible-based hero-hunting, storytelling, craft-making, game-playing and pumpkin partying fun.
Please don’t wear Halloween costume to this party….come dressed as a superhero if you’d like to, otherwise just come as you are.
Bolton Lunches is a project led by Urban Outreach and supported by lots of different partners and groups. It was set up because over 8500 children are eligible for free school meals, which are not available during the school holidays. Bolton Lunches aims to feed those who would normally have access to those school meals.
Any child of school age (primary or secondary) can come along to Deane Church Centre and collect a free packed lunch Monday – Friday (excluding bank holiday Monday) during the school holidays (22nd July – 30th August), between 11am and 12noon.
The packed lunches contain a choice of ham, tuna or cheese sandwich, a juice carton, cereal bar, small packet of cheese snacks and a piece of fruit.
There are a number of other collection points across Bolton too. If you would like more information about the Bolton Lunches project get in touch with Urban Outreach.
The next men’s breakfast will take place on Saturday 14th September at the Toby Carvery – Watergate Toll just off M61 Jct 4 between08:30 and 09:45. Price including Full English Breakfast and endless hot drink refills will be £6 payable on the day.
The speaker is Reverend Gordon Craig. Gordon is the current Chaplain to the UK Oil and Gas Industry and was appointed in Aug 2012.
He was ordained as a Church of Scotland Minister in 1988 and began a 24yr career as a RAF Chaplain in April of that year. As a RAF Chaplain he served far and wide on both front line and training establishments. His first posting was to RAF Marham in Norfolk, home of two Tornado squadrons and a Victor air to air refuelling squadron. His last tour was Principal of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, which trains chaplains from all three Services and ‘soft skills’ to military personnel.
In between these tours Gordon served the length and breadth of the UK as well as Germany, the Falklands, Italy, the Middle East and Afghanistan. Gordon will be speaking about his work as a chaplain both in oil and gas and his time in the RAF.
Jesus said: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We’re excited about our World Mission Weekend this weekend!
Saturday 24th: Afternoon tea at the Church Centre 2pm-4pm, with games, cake sale and interactive information about world mission and our mission partner in Chile, Leni Ledgister. We’ll be chatting with Leni during the afternoon and finding out a little bit more about her and her work.
Sunday 25th: Chilli for Chile! Our church family lunch after the 10:30am service.