World Day of Prayer 2019 is on Friday 1 March
This year the Service has been prepared by the Christian women of Slovenia and is entitled "Come, Everything is Ready" based on Luke ch 14, vv 15-24.
Services in Taunton are: at 10.30am at Taunton Baptist Church and a shortened (30 min) lunchtime Service at 1.15-1.45pm at St Mary Magdalene Church, Hammet Street.
Services are taking place all around the world in approx 120 countries on that day Saturday 2 March - Foundations Taster Event with Steve Maltz 10-5pm Steve Maltz
, author of 25 books and founder of Foundations conferences and the Saltshakers web community will be speaking at the Foundations Taster Event at Bishops Lydeard Village Hall. More information can be found here Tuesday 5th March - St Michael's Church Galmington
Pancake Party with Celebrity Chef. 7.00pm for 7.30 £5 a head. Wednesday 6 March - Alpha @ Riverside Church
Riverside Church will run an Alpha Course beginning Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 6.30pm.
If you are asking questions about life, this is opportunity to ask anything you like!
The Alpha course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life and the Christian faith in a friendly, relaxed environment. Over 24 million people have attended an Alpha course. It is running in 169 countries and on every continent.
It consists of a series of presentations on subjects such as:
- Is there more to life than this?
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die?
- How can I make the most of the rest of my life?
All welcome. Food is served and it’s all free!
Venue: Riverside Church, Hamilton Road, Taunton, TA1 2EQ www.riversidechurch.co.uk/Alpha firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 10 March, St George’s RC Church - Taize Service, 5.00pm
Saturday 9 March - Thornfalcon Parish Church - Kings College Taunton Chamber Choir presents a programme of music at 6.30 p.m.
Following the concert wine and nibbles will be served.
There will be a retiring collection in aid of church funds.
There will be an opportunity for the congregation to sing through the Taize chants from 4.40pm.
Please do come along and join in you will be very welcome
If you wish to join the choir or play an instrument please contact the Parish Office:
Tel: 01823 272700 or e-mail: taunton.stgeorge@clifton
diocese.com Sunday 10 March - Riverside Church 10:30am and 7pm - Ian Andrews
Ian Andrews will speak at Riverside Church on Sunday 10 March, at the morning service at 10.30am and at 7pm. Ian has a long-established healing ministry, and is the founder of Citadel Ministries. He has been training and activating people into the healing ministry since he received a prophecy that God wanted him to build a “mountain of men and women who would move in the power of God”.
Exploring the Lenten journey through art
A Lent course for Temple Methodist Church, Taunton URC and St John’s
Wednesday Evenings in Lent: 7.30pm at Temple (ending no later than 9pm)
The aim of the course is to provide a space for us to journey through Lent together and to deepen faith, through engagement with visual art.
We will meet in the church. People will be welcomed with refreshments. And each session may include time for separation into smaller discussion groups.
Each session will, in whatever way the leader chooses, engage with the story of Jesus and with our own stories, making use of visual art in some way. Leaders might use powerpoint, provide large examples, or produce small illustrated leaflets. Leaders are free to run the session as they wish – and variety is welcome!
The sessions: -
13th March The Wilderness – temptations and challenges – Susan Durber
20th March The Last Supper – food, fasting and feasting - Norman Steel
27th March Changing our seeing, looking with new eyes – Sally Ayres
3rd April The Passion and the cross of Christ – Deborah Kirk
10th April The Promise of Easter – Jane Eastell
Saturday 16 March 1pm - Wonford Methodist Church Exeter - Envision Sat-7 on the Road in 2019
See and hear what God is doing in the Middle East and North Africa and how you can been involved.
More information can be found at www.sat7uk.org/envision Saturday 23 March 1400 - Organ Recital at St James
by Martin Ellis, formerly the organist at Taunton School. Tickets £10 (£5 for under 16’s). Details at www.stjamestaunton.co.uk
: go to the “What’s On” page. Further recitals on 25 May and 21 June. Poster available here Tuesday 26 March 6pm - 8pm - Citizens Somerset Founding Assemb
ly at Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3DZ. Over the last two years, our member churches, schools, colleges, and community groups have been using the tools of Community Organising to build relationships and develop a shared agenda to tackle social justice issues in our area. Community Organising provides a way for you and others in churches to put faith into action. Please do RSVP to confirm your place at this launch assembly. Tickets are free and can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/citizens-somerset-founding-assembly-tickets-51811079333
. Please contact our Development Community Organiser, Richard Weaver at email@example.com
for more information about the event. Wednesday 27 March - St Michael's Galmington - Lent Prayer for Brexit, Europe & the World including ourselves at 7.30pm
With only a few days before we are due to leave Europe, we want to pray for a peaceful day, and that both we, Europe & the World will go forward with hope & integrity, (whatever your persuasion.) Wednesday 27 March - Taunton Team Chaplaincy AGM 7:30pm
Come and join us at Rowbarton Methodist Church to hear about the last year and hear Dawn Holmes talk about her book 'Freed from Shame' addressing the church about its treatment of people with mental health issues. Saturday 30 March 7pm – 10pm. BARN DANCE at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Kingston Road, Taunton.
Dancing to ‘Stick the Fiddle’ Fun for all ages – buffet supper included in the ticket price. Bring your own drinks. Contact St Andrew’s Church Parish Office (01823 332531) for price and to reserve your seat! Come along and join in the fun. Saturday 30 March 2pm -3:30pm - Neighbourhood Chaplains
free information events, at Creech St Michael Baptist Church, Taunton & Sat 27th April, 9-11am at Grosvenor Church, Barnstaple. More about Neighbourhood Chaplains here
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for further event information. Saturday 30 March - Taunton Student Mission Day
at North Street Church, Taunton
Fusion work alongside churches to see every student and young person encounter and know Christ!
This event will include:
- Stories of student mission around the UK
- Discover your mission style (missionstyles.org
- Evangelism equipping (three circles, treasure hunt, prophetic prayer on the streets, sharing your testimony)
- Discipling new Christians, raising leaders and multiplying small groups.
- Street mission
We believe God is doing a great work in Taunton. We are coming from Manchester to sow in to this work to see students saved and belong in Church families, it will be great to meet you!
This is a free event open to anyone who has a heart to reach young adults and students.
Please book online as soon as you know you can come. https://fusion.eventcube.io/events/15649/taunton-student-mission-day
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/199504237555174/ Saturday 6 April - Mission Shed Central 2019 - St Andrews Church Cullompton - 9:30am
A free event to resource, encourage & grow your church.Registration starts at 9:30am with the day finishing at 3pm. Exploring everyday faith for the real world. See attached poster for details. To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mission-shed-central-2019-thank-god-its-monday-tgim-tickets-56555318480 or tel: 01392 294973.