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Loggin in to online services

Hi folks. Some of you have had some problems getting logged on to our online services. Although anyone can view them, to join in the chat you need to register on the site. It’s quick and easy, you just have to do it once.

 

Foodbank Appeal

Church family,

Coronavirus is impacting everyone but for some, things are getting desperate.

So we have an appeal to help some of the poorest and most challenged families and children within our sphere of influence.

We recently provided much needed help through our #FiverforFoodbank challenge to St Paul’s CoE Primary School (see letter below).

Well they need our help again now. Terry’s daughter in law  Nicola is a teacher there and described yesterday at school as the worst day of her career.

She said “Our food bank is currently empty. We’ve had parents on the phone crying because they can’t get food or nappies for their babies. It’s awful. Long life milk, nappies, wipes, sanitary products, other than that anything we can give them is received with huge gratitude. They are desperate,it’s awful.”

So we want to help and we are asking all of our church to donate what they can. If you can please contact Terry by email or phone on 07557 449671, If you can confirm a suitable time Terry will collect from you; just leave the stuff in a bag at your door so as to maintain ‘social distancing’.

As an alternative you can donate or pledge a financial contribution by clicking the button below and we will use this money via Hospitality & Hope to buy goods from Suppliers with connections to the Charity/Foodbank sector.

Thank you in advance for your generosity. We are the hands and feet of our Lord. Blessings.

 

Chowdene Church Online

Commencing Sunday March 22nd, 2020

The developing situation across the world with the spread of the Coronavirus is causing everyone to re-evaluate the way we do things and the health and wellbeing of our congregation is our highest priority.

Please be assured that the Chowdene Team is closely monitoring and acting on the guidance provided by the UK Government regarding the coronavirus and social distancing recommendations.

From this Sunday until further notice, we won’t be meeting in Emmanuel College or the Chapel building in Low Fell but you can join us online at 11am here and on our YouTube Channel here.

This week we will be recording the service in advance but you can take part in discussion whilst its going on, put in prayer requests and so on. In coming weeks we will be looking at all kinds of ways  to richen the online service so please get involved in this new way of “doing church”.  After all, when Jesus said “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”, He didn’t say where!

While we are not meeting at our Sunday gatherings, groups or other events, our wish is that you are part of a group so that you are connected and supported at this time. Please make sure you are connected to a House Group or other Fellowship support Group that meets your needs.

Remember –

  • If you or anyone in your household shows any symptoms, please follow the newly issued UK Government Stay at Home Guidance and self-isolate for 14 days
  • Be alert in taking the necessary precautions regarding your own health by following the advice for the public from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • Check the recommendations of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) before traveling overseas.
  • Ultimately, even as we pursue preventative measures and exercise wisdom in keeping ourselves and loved ones safe, our faith and security is in Jesus Christ. We pray His promise of protection over you and your family. Let’s also pray for those affected around the world, and that the virus will be quickly contained and conquered.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.” John 14:1

Philippians 4:6-7 says this: 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.

Corona Virus

Please be assured that we are closely monitoring the guidance provided by the WHO and the UK Government regarding the coronavirus.

We’re praying for you and your family and believe God’s comfort and peace will be stronger than any fear you may face in this time.

Take care Church.

The Chowdene Team


Quick reminder of the advice from last Sunday

  • Follow advice given by government on hygiene

  • Do not come to church if you are displaying symptoms – for example a fever and/or a persistent unusual cough.

  • Tell someone if you are ill – housegroup leader or pastoral contact

  • Avoid close contact at church – that means hugs and handshakes!

  • Wash hands often and thoroughly or use hand gel

  • Make sure that you are signed up to emails and/or church connect facebook group where we will give the latest information and advice and if any services are to be cancelled.

 

At Emmanuel  could we please ask that you :-

•    Wash your hands when you enter the building and/or use the hand sanitisers

•    Wash your hands frequently

•    Avoid unnecessary contact (no shaking hands)

•    Avoid touching your face including mouth, nose and eyes

•    Sneeze into your elbow or a tissue (not your hands)

•    Put any used tissues in the bin and then wash your hands

Next Sunday

Next week we return to our Created for Significance series. Ruth will be talking us through part 4 – “How do I Invest my One and Only Life”

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Short message of encouragement from Life Church Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. Life church are providing the platform for 000's of churches (including ours) to meet online, free of charge, across the world. https://bit.ly/2xR3Eqp
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Hi folks. Don't forget our online Palm Sunday service tomorrow morning at 11am. Some powerful and some hilarious moments are guaranteed. Go to https://chowdene.church. We know that some of you have had some problems getting logged on to our online services. Although anyone can view them, to join in the chat you need to register on the site. It's quick and easy, you just have to do it once. See the graphic for details
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What You Love to Do? Do That!

Get away with me and you’ll recover your life . . .
Learn the unforced rhythms of grace—Matthew 11:28-29

We’re all built by the same creator. And we’re built by him to “come home,” every so often. This coming home is integral to the lives we're meant to live. God’s built us to need, and to receive, his loving care. He’s built us to be restored, by him. (Psalm 23:1-6; Matthew 11:28).

The thing is, many of us don't know how to come home. We’re each designed to do it uniquely, so it takes some discovery. Few of us do that. If we do discover how, though, and if we begin to come home regularly, we live in a condition of abundance. We get filled up—and are able to overflow onto others, onto spouses, children, friends, people in need. We are able to give, for we’ve first received. We’re able to love and serve as we were meant to. We’re able to be who we were created to be and to do the work we were created to do.

If we neglect the task of discovery, if we fail to learn how to come home, we operate instead in a condition of depletion. We tend to try to pull what we (think we) need from other people. We tend to try to take from them, rather than overflow onto them.

Okay, so what do we do?

Make a list of ten to twenty things—things you truly love doing. Avoid obligations or things you “love” because other people might think you’re cool for doing them. List things that move your heart, calm your heart, or make it beat fast. List things that restore you, excite you, connect you to God, things that allow you to truly worship him in the doing. Once you have your list, commit to inserting your things generously into your daily, weekly, monthly calendar.

Right now, in lockdown, we have a great opportunity to move away from doing what we think we should to maybe the things that we love, things that please God. He built us for life, not duty !
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Short message of encouragement from Life Church Senior Pastor Craig Groeschel. Life church are providing the platform for 000's of churches (including ours) to meet online, free of charge, across the world. https://t.co/qiQZD3VvE6 https://t.co/MEgEX0TTa1 chowdenechurch photo
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Stay home. Stay safe https://t.co/f5iMSd9H3w
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NHS Million @NHSMillion
If everyone who is grateful for NHS staff right now followed and retweeted we would reach a million by midnight

Together we can share positive stories and messages of thanks and hope to keep morale as high as possible

Thank you x https://t.co/wDmJqcwqNs
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Hi folks. We know that some of you have had some problems getting logged on to our online services. Although anyone can view them, to join in the chat you need to register on the site. It's quick and easy, you just have to do it once. See the graphic for details https://t.co/LdeOezSFui chowdenechurch photo
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Morning everyone. Just a reminder we will shortly be "on air" with our online service. Put the kettle on, settle into a comfy chair and join us for church at 11am. https://t.co/DwnnFWABWc Direct link - https://t.co/aM5j45dgls https://t.co/IZxMdzYxQ1 chowdenechurch photo
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Good morning everyone. Just a quick reminder that the clocks go forward by an hour tomorrow. See you all online at 11am - https://t.co/DwnnFWSdkM & hit the purple button ! https://t.co/0gQ9LwfyI1 chowdenechurch photo
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