Uncover what spiritual gifts are, where they come from, who has them, how they are received, and how they work within the church. See how you can use your God-given gifts to bring hope to your home, your church, and a hurting world.
Any questions or to register your interest in joining contact Nicci Johnson by 31st March.
The book will cost £5 plus postage and the group will meet 7:15-8:30pm on Sunday evenings on the following dates: 28 April, 12 May, 19 May, 9 June, 16 June, 23 June.
Live Nativity Production information
The King’s church Live Nativity Production is for everyone and anyone, with or without experience, child or adult. All you need is enthusiasm and the wish to be involved.
Annetta Slade is directing the play and the first rehearsal and casting will be on Sunday 11 Nov 12.15 - 1.15pm at St Birinus School, 6th Form Common Room.
We look forward to seeing you there!
11th Nov 12.15 - 1.15pm @ St Birinus, 6th Form Common Room
25th Nov 12.15 - 1.15pm @ St Birinus, 6th Form Common Room
9th Dec 12.15 - 1.15pm @ St Birinus, 6th Form Common Room
16th Dec 4.30 - 5.30pm - Costume fitting @ St Birinus 6th Form Common Room
19th Dec 6pm - Dress Rehearsal, Meeting at Cornerstone Arts Centre.
22nd Dec 3.30pm for Costume at Cornerstone Arts Centre, 4.30pm Live Performance
Would you like to be part of the new Love Didcot Choir - a choir on a mission to bless the town of Didcot? No auditions! Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday 2nd October at 8pm at Didcot Methodist Church and we'll be starting to look at carols for our first project which will be the Live Nativity. Come along, have a sing and see if it's for you. If you can't make the first date but want to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for rehearsals are:
Tuesday 2nd October
Monday 15th October
Tuesday 30th October
Monday 12th November
Tuesday 27th November
Monday 10th December
Dress rehearsal Tuesday or Wed 18/19th December
Over the Summer holidays at King's Church there will be a number of fun things to attend and not just on Sundays.
This will take place on Sun 5, 19 and 26 August. These Sunday's will be an all age service, starting at 10.30 and finishing at 11.30am. Some of these will feature games and activities for all including a café style at times.
Kids Camp 11 - 12 Aug
The Kids Camp team are excited about this years camp! Taking place at Courthill on the Ridgeway.
If you are a child in Yr 1 - Yr 8 you can attend the Camp for more info please email email@example.com.
MC Sunday Aug 12
Every once in a while our MCs get to do something together instead of gathering as a whole church. Each MC will be organising something for Sunday 12th.
Love Didcot MC - Brunch out at a Venue TBC
CAPMC - Brunch at a venue TBC
FCMC - Afternoon tea at 3pm at Courthill on the Ridgeway (the end of Kids Camp Tea together).
Please see Missional Community info on our website to email the MC leaders about more details.
Whole Church Social Event
Croquet and Afternoon Tea - Saturday 18 August, 2-6pm Blewbury Croquet Club
Come along and try the game and enjoy the delights of Blewbury, (please bring your own picnic tea).
Hopefully all of you will be getting some sort of rest or break over the summer even if it's just a day or two! So enjoy whatever time off you might be having!
This Easter 2018 at The King’s Church we will be exploring the incredibly exciting events that happened, who Jesus is and how it changes everything for us here today.
Good Friday 30th March 10.15am Reflective Service at St Birinus School followed by 11.30 Service at Sainsbury’s Amphitheatre
Easter Sunday 1st April Death is Defeated 10.30am Church Service with Hot Cross Buns and chocolate before and after
Sunday 8th April He is Alive 10.30am Church Service
All events take place at St Birinus School, Mereland Road, Didcot, OX11 8AZ except the Good Friday CTDD Service at Sainsbury’s Amphitheatre.
Debt Centre Volunteer Training
Have you thought of getting involved in the Debt Centre's work? Could you be a friend to one of our clients while they pay off their debts? Have you wondered what it might involve?
Then Empower Training is for you! This training looks at the role of a debt centre volunteer, what it means to befriend a client and how you could use your skills to support the centre's work.
We are running Empower Training at Wallingford Baptist Church on Tuesday 7th November 7-10pm - please come along to find out more!
For those who wish to join the visit team (or those already involved!) - supporting the debt coaches and clients through the process of setting up a debt management plan - there is Journey Out of Debt training. A chance to explore the role further, to understand the process CAP works through and what is required, and to consider how we share our faith with clients. This session is running on Saturday 9th December from 9am-1pm (venue TBC)
If you'd like to know more or plan to come to either session, please contact Sue Bright on 07741 472182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all singers! Love Didcot MC are looking for singers to form a choir to provide the soundtrack to our Live Nativity in Didcot town centre on Saturday 16th December 4pm. We'll be learning 4 carols and one song in parts and audio rehearsal tracks will be provided, so don't worry if you can't make all the rehearsals. Rehearsals dates will be (all 8pm at the Butlers'):
Sunday 12th November
Friday 17th November
Sunday 26th November
Friday 1st December
Sunday 10th December
Thursday 14th December - dress rehearsal in the town centre
Come along on Sunday 12 November at 8pm for our first rehearsal or email email@example.com if you want to be involved but can't make the first date.
Thank you to everyone for supporting Kids Camp with bringing your children, feeding us, looking after teams, praying for us... it was amazing! Below is a report to read and photos to enjoy.
Kids Camp 2017 – Being Transformed
Caterpillars, giant cocoons in the woods, glorious butterflies utterly transformed and no longer fearing the future! And then of course there was biscuit decorating, pot painting, fires, Ridgeway walk, the holey pole where team work is essential and the annual pudding game. We have had so much fun with your children and it has been an adventure for all of us. There was laughter with silly songs around the camp fire and times of contemplation reflecting on what God has been teaching us. We acted out Peter complete with a boat and waves, we learnt about Saul and even had a go at being blinded and then made pots and realised that God changed the woman at the well. Our wonderful cooks kept us fed and the team leaders cared for the children and created a fantastic atmosphere so that every nymph, caterpillar and tadpole felt loved. One highlight for me was seeing the children realise that under pressure carbon is transformed into diamonds. God is creating each child to be a diamond and they are utterly precious to him. Seeing each child take a diamond jewel to help them remember was a very powerful moment.
Instead of meeting at St Birinus on Sunday 30th July, most of the Church will be at TRANSFORM with guest speakers Malcolm Duncan, Paul Manwaring (Bethel USA), children and youth tents, and we are all camping together. If you would like to join us for the day please let us know you are coming and for more info on how to get there see TRANSFORM Day Visitors
Family Connect have now finished running The Parenting Teenagers Course and it has gone extremely well. The group gelled and there was a wonderful mix of people from the church, the local community and the school.
We have also had amazing puddings, so a big thank you to the team that supported us in prayer and pudding. Someone said on the first session how everyone is so friendly and welcoming and for some knowing that ‘you are not alone’ and that ‘it is not just your children’ is what made all the difference. Another comment was, “The thing that hit me so strongly was the number of children and grandchildren that were represented by the participants in the room. It brought to mind a picture of the ripples on a pond when you throw a stone in and the ripples gradually radiate out across the entire pond.”
Running a course in our local community feels like taking new ground which is exciting and challenging so keep praying that parents will feel encouraged in their role and also that seeds are sown.
4) MC Sunday Aug 13
Every once in a while our MCs gather together to do worship instead of gathering as a whole church. Each MC will be organising something so please see the MC leaders for more information. To contact each MC leader about info please see MC info on our website.
5) Holidays - Hopefully all of you will be getting away at some point in the summer even if it's just a day or two! So enjoy whatever time off you might be having!
Great news - Rachel has finished counting the envelopes from our gift day on Sunday and together we have given an amazing £9,722! Thank you all for your generosity and thanks to God for his wonderful provision.
The total is split
Youth Worker £4,533.17
OCC Building fund £2,855.66
This means we have reached almost half our annual target for the youth worker (£10,000) and are only 16p (!) short of two thirds of our CAP annual target (£3,500), as well as a very welcome amount towards the OCC Building fund. This is wonderful, although we’re not there yet, it removes some of the uncertainty regarding being able to fund the youth work in particular going forward. I am so encouraged and grateful to God and to all of you for the giving.
The King's Church, Didcot Baptist Church, Ridgeway Community Church Didcot and St Matthew's Harwell with All Saints Chilton are excited about launching the CAP Debt Help Centre in Didcot with a united service at St Birinus School this Sunday 15 Jan at 10.30am.