Welcome to 2013! Don’t forget the New Year’s Day party this afternoon at church, starting at 4 p.m. This is always a great time of fun and fellowship and is a great opportunity to bring along your friends and family.

Midweek meetings resume this week. We will be starting the month of prayer and fasting with a prayer meeting on Thursday 3rd January which will start at 7.30 p.m. Do come along to this and remember to sign up to the dates you can pray at home as well for all the items the leaders have identified as being crucial to our spiritual growth and development this year.

Pray that we will see:
1. the community regeneration scheme put back on schedule (this involves schools, housing, refurbishment, street regeneration etc.)
2. the people of Goldthorpe of all ages coming to know God, their lives being impacted by the Holy Spirit
3. God’s blessing, guidance and protection as we prayer walk the streets
4. the empty chairs in church filled (with families, with old people, and with young people alike) so that there is an increase in the congregation
5. God’s direction on the spiritual and practical outreach that He wants us to do (so that we have wisdom to do the right thing & put on the right events)
6. the development and training of people into their calling and ministry
7. Pray for wisdom, vision, strength, protection and health for your church leaders and their families
8. signs and wonders in God’s house; the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be present and active in us!
9. people who have backslidden return to God and to church
10. continued blessing on our outreaches (Mother & Toddler, Youth, badminton & food scheme)

The Prayer Walks mentioned in (3) above will start this Saturday (5th January) at 12 noon, after the coffee morning. We will be walking the streets of Goldthorpe and praying every Saturday at 12 noon throughout January. Do come along to this and join us in praying for every street in Goldthorpe. Remember God’s promise to Joshua: “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.” (Josh 1:3)

Other midweek meetings involving the youth outreach and Mums & Toddlers will start again next week (on Monday evening and Friday morning respectively).

Don’t forget also our Sunday services: the Communion service at 10.30 a.m. and the Family Service this Sunday (6th January) at 6 p.m.

Hope to see you there!