Shanklin United Reformed Church

High Street, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. PO37 6LA
Registered Charity No. 1130459

A member of the Evangelical Alliance

 

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Clock Tower Update

After four years of being silent, the town clock is at last being refurbished.

This three month project also includes tower stonework repairs and a new roof.

New electronics will control the clock and chimes, while the clock faces and hands are being overhauled, and lighting fitted.

We are grateful for the support of Shanklin Town Council in seeing that the clock is given a new lease of life.

It is hoped that all the work will be completed by the end of July 2018

So Far

External stonework (including additional works) are on programme and due for completion on 20th July

Renovation of the clock and bell is complete. New electronic controls have been installed and will be commissioned soon!

Internal concrete repairs are complete

Installation of our new roof is almost complete

Fiddlesticks - Lunchtime Concert - in aid of our clock tower fund

Saturday 7th July at 13:00

Each Saturday morning Janet Harley helps with a group of violinists aged 5 – 11 years, as part of the Isle of Wight Music Centre, held at Medina College. She has done this for many years and she supports the conductor, Sandra Carlisle, and helps organise things.

They perform at Music Centre events but occasionally have an extra concert somewhere on the Island. The church is pleased to host one this month and we would encourage folks to come and support these young musicians and to welcome their families as they come to Shanklin from around the Island.

No charge, but there will be a retiring offering for our tower fund.

Jules Riding

Coming soon....no tickets required.

An evening with Jules Riding

Saturday 7th July at 19:30

Jules is a fulltime Christian singer from Auckland, New Zealand. He has released ten albums and twice won ‘Gospel Album of the Year’ at the NZ Music Awards. His ministry speaks to the broken hearted people.  It is a message of Finding God in the Wilderness.  Restoration at the foot of the cross. Powerful story told with his own music. Many people have been encouraged by his music, and his story, and been able to surrender their struggles at the foot of the cross. He did an evening at Castlehold Baptist Church in April and was a real blessing to all. Come and bring your friends....

Games Evening

Games Evening

Wednesday 18th July

18:00 – 20:00

A fun evening for all ages – with refreshments

Pool, Table tennis, Short Mat Bowls, Air Hockey, table top games

All are welcome but please note - this is not a supervised youth group so under 18’s should come with a parent or responsible adult

Church Meeting

Our next members' meeting will be on:

Thursday 19th July

At 19:30

All members and regular worshippers are encouraged to come along and share in our family business.  

Don’t just go to church – be the church!

Messy Church

Saturday 28th July

15:30 – 17:30

Free fun for all the family

- no unaccompanied children please

 

Community Evening

Friday 3rd August

18:30 for 19:00

 Showing Shanklin History DVD and celebrating the restoration of the town clock

Organised by Councillor Richard Priest

Prayer

Join us at 14:00 or 19:30 for prayer on Tuesdays

Please join us each Tuesday for an hour after the lunchtime Bible Meetings or in the evenings at in the main meeting area to seek God's face together, to pray for the church family and uphold the work of the Gospel.

Do join us at either time whenever you can.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7

Also... 

Prayer Group for the Persecuted Church

On the second Monday of each month – 10:00. 

Prayer Ministry Team

Our team is on hand every Sunday to pray with people after the morning service. Please come up when folk are free, or if you would rather stay in your seat we could come and pray with you there.

Prayer Box

A red box is in the lobby area for prayer requests to be dropped in any time – these will be prayed over in confidence and then destroyed.

Lord Teach Us To Pray

If you ever feel totally inadequate for the task, when faced with the great needs, both in our own nation and throughout the world  - a resource which is very helpful is the Care Prayer Diary.

If you are unfamiliar with the work of CARE (standing for Christian Action, Research & Education), their calling is to be ‘Making A Difference For The Sake Of The Future’.

CARE:

Equips individual Christians in the local church.

Impacts the political world.

Provides briefings for parliamentarians.

Trains Christian graduates through the leadership programme

Supports the vulnerable through caring initiatives.

The Prayer Diary is published quarterly and covers such subjects as Education, Marriage, Relationships, Exploitation & Children, Issues in Politics, Society & Culture and the Church’s Mission to name but a few.

Copies of the Care Prayer Booklet are available at the back of church or alternatively at www.care.org.uk/resources/prayer.

If you would like further information about the work of Care, please visit www.care.org.uk.

In the words of A W Pink: “Nothing is too great and nothing is too small to commit into the hands of the Lord.”

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