Living as Witnesses: Wonders - David Mitchell

May 20th 2018. Living as Witnesses: Wonders. (Acts 4:30-31) In the Church Calendar we are in the season leading up to Whitsun, Pentecost Sunday. The book of Acts documents the first Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Our series this May will look at what it means to be a Witness in the power of the Holy Spirit (alliterating around the letter W quite strongly!). Download Discussion notes

Living as Witnesses: Wonders - David Mitchell (am Podcast)

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May 20th 2018. Living as Witnesses: Wonders. (Acts 4:30-31) In the Church Calendar we are in the season leading up to Whitsun, Pentecost Sunday. The book of Acts documents the first Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Our series this May will look at what it means to be a Witness in the power of the Holy Spirit (alliterating around the letter W quite strongly!). Download Discussion notes

Mind the Gap: Sexual Revolution - David Mitchell/Hannah Mitchell

May 13th  2018. Generation Gap: Sexual Revolution (Matthew 19:1-12). There has been a sexual revolution in my lifetime. Over my 60 years of life there has been a sea change in behaviour and values. The accessibility of birth control, and the swinging sixties kick started that change. Homosexual acts were illegal when I was born; now it is illegal to discriminate against people on same sex grounds. More recently gender fluidity is becoming accepted, very young people have access to hard core sexual material on line, 42% of marriages end in divorce. I could go on, but things have definitely changed! It is easy to see how different generations can have very different pre-suppositions about sexual ethics and practice. Our challenge as Christians is not to be driven by culture (whether pro or anti our current values) but to find the heart of God and distinctives of His kingdom for our lives and lifestyles. Download Discussion notes

Living as Witnesses: Works - Jon Wilcox

May 13th 2018. Living as Witnesses: Works. (Acts 4:32-37). In the Church Calendar we are in the season leading up to Whitsun, Pentecost Sunday. The book of Acts documents the first Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Our series this May will look at what it means to be a Witness in the power of the Holy Spirit (alliterating around the letter W quite strongly!). Download Discussion notes

Mind the Gap: Sexual Revolution - David Mitchell/Hannah Mitchell (7 pm Podcast)

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May 13th  2018. Generation Gap: Sexual Revolution (Matthew 19:1-12). There has been a sexual revolution in my lifetime. Over my 60 years of life there has been a sea change in behaviour and values. The accessibility of birth control, and the swinging sixties kick started that change. Homosexual acts were illegal when I was born; now it is illegal to discriminate against people on same sex grounds. More recently gender fluidity is becoming accepted, very young people have access to hard core sexual material on line, 42% of marriages end in divorce. I could go on, but things have definitely changed! It is easy to see how different generations can have very different pre-suppositions about sexual ethics and practice. Our challenge as Christians is not to be driven by culture (whether pro or anti our current values) but to find the heart of God and distinctives of His kingdom for our lives and lifestyles. Download Discussion notes

Living as Witnesses: Works - Jon Wilcox (am Podcast)

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May 13th 2018. Living as Witnesses: Works. Acts 4:32-37. In the Church Calendar we are in the season leading up to Whitsun, Pentecost Sunday. The book of Acts documents the first Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Our series this May will look at what it means to be a Witness in the power of the Holy Spirit (alliterating around the letter W quite strongly!). Download Discussion notes

Global Partners Weekend 8th-10June

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The Global Partners Weekend (8th-10th June) is a series of special events to help expand and challenge our views about mission and caring for people in God’s world.

Over the weekend itself, a number of our Global Partners will also be returning so there's the chance for you to meet up with them in person and hear direct up-to-date news from mission work all around the world. 



Monday June 4th

Global Partners Prayer - join us for our regular prayer gathering, this month featuring a special share and prayer on the Middle East and Asia.
 


Friday 8th June

Morning Prayer Watch - our regular Morning Prayer Watch will be led this month by our Global Partner Debbie Wright.

Caring for God's People and His Planet - Practical Stories from Global Partners from the Himalayas to the urban slums of Asia

Time: 19:45-21:30
Venue: Upper Hall

You are invited to come along to an evening where our returning Asian Global Partners Matthew and Catherine share stories of how faith in Jesus is inspired by practical sustainable action. This evening is held together with the Woodlands People and Planet group.

There will also be an opportunity to share stories of faith-inspired sustainable action right here in Bristol and time to pray together for solutions that will see Jesus's hope and transforming power overcome darkness everywhere!

Please follow the link to sign up and let us know you are coming.

Seamills Supper Events: Supper events in congregational homes in Seamills; contact globalpartners@woodlandschurch.net for further details


Saturday 9th June

Men's Breakfast - radical, cross-cultural living; please follow the link to book in, so we know how many to cater for.

Prayer, Worship and ‘Treasure Hunting’ (9:45am - 12:30pm) on the streets of East Bristol (a chance to share the gospel creatively during Ramadan); for further information and to book, contact globalpartners@woodlandschurch.net 

French Connections with God
: Coffee, Crepes and creative conversations with our French global partners.


Sunday 10th June

Our Global Partners will be sharing at each of our services and engaging with our children and teens during their provision, too.

ThanksGiving Evening Tues 19th June

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A celebration of God's goodness to us as a group of churches over the past year. Join us for worship, videos, good news stories, a glimpse at future plans and the surprisingly entertaining financial accounts! Evening starts at 7.45pm.

(Let us know what you are thankful for on Instagram using #WoodiesThanksGiving)

 

Living as Witnesses: Words - Clare Thompson

May 6th 2018. Living as Witnesses: Words. (Acts 4:29) In the Church Calendar we are in the season leading up to Whitsun, Pentecost Sunday. The book of Acts documents the first Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Our series this May will look at what it means to be a Witness in the power of the Holy Spirit (alliterating around the letter W quite strongly!). Download Discussion notes

Living as Witnesses: Words - Clare Thompson (am Podcast)

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May 6th 2018. Living as Witnesses: Words. (Acts 4:29) In the Church Calendar we are in the season leading up to Whitsun, Pentecost Sunday. The book of Acts documents the first Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit to enable the disciples to be witnesses (Acts 1:8). Our series this May will look at what it means to be a Witness in the power of the Holy Spirit (alliterating around the letter W quite strongly!). Download Discussion notes

Mind the Gap: Generation Gap - David Mitchell/Steve Ballard

May 6th 2018. Generation Gap (Malachi 4:6) Teenagers were a twentieth century invention! But every age has recognised the generation gap, the gap between older and younger people around behaviour, beliefs, and culture, and a gap that seems to be widening in our rapidly changing 21st Century world. The Bible speaks of generations working together, ‘old men and young men seeing visions’. Malachi 4:6 says ‘He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the hearts of the children to the fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse’ Download Discussion notes