“The Turning” Evangelistic Outreach in Southampton – 9th – 21st October
Recently, in several towns and cities in southern England, people have been responding to the sharing of the Gospel, giving or rededicating their lives to Christ, on a scale that has not seen in this country for a great many years. It began in May when The Gate Baptist Church and its minister, Yinka Oyekan, started a mission on the streets of Reading. Three weeks later, 1,200 people had made a commitment to Christ.
Those involved at the heart of the events in Reading will be in Southampton from 9th – 21st October to lead an outreach entitled “The Turning”. Details are as follows:
Sunday 9th October: 6.30pm Launch Service, City Life Church, 286 Burgess Road.
We’re cancelling our 6.30 service on the 9th to encourage more of us to go. Lift-sharing strongly advised! St John’s will be open for prayer though.
Monday-Friday 10th-14th and 17th-21st EACH DAY:
10 – 11.30am Daily worship and training in outreach, Above Bar Church
11.30 – 1.00 Outreach in the city
2.00 onwards Further outreach, plus training in following-up those who respond
7.30pm Worship & Encounter meetings, Central Hall.
The feeling at our PCC Awayday was that we must understand how significant these 2 weeks could turn out to be. We should all really pray for The Turning, for all the outreach and training and those who may be reached. We should pray as individuals, home groups and congregations. More than that, if we are able, we should ask God what part of this he wants us to go and join in with, even if it’s just one daytime session or evening meeting.
LET’S NOT ALLOW A WORK OF GOD LIKE THIS TO PASS US BY.
Julian on behalf of all at the PCC Awayday
With Ray Sidney from Los Angeles and members from local SO16 churches
Perhaps – at two-and-a-half hours – A Whale of a Time lived up to its name a bit more than we would have liked, but looking back, who could you have left out?
The church was completely full for the fifth in the series of ‘Concerts for Africa’, which was both varied and fun. Eighteen different acts, from young André at the piano
to Grove Place Strummers and Pluckers (a ukulele orchestra), from David singing(?) A Mother’s Lament to Alida Stoman performing songs by Mozart and Jule Styne
– the full programme is reproduced below. Some are already firm favourites – the puppets, Jim Carter’s poems, and the ‘Steady 5’ jazz ensemble, some of whom had come home from university especially to be here – but Alida and the ukuleles were appearing for the first time, as was the Fairy Chorus (with added rappers).
The programme closed with a rousing rendition of ‘Guide me, O thou great Redeemer’; as songs about whales are rare, we chose one from Wales!
It’s invidious to pick out acts individually, so Hilary and Sue want to thank –
- every single performer, young or old, seasoned or quaking at their first stage appearance;
- all the accompanists (Carol, Sarah and Julian)
- all the front-of-house staff (Martin Saunders, Alan Bulpit, Bernard Butcher and Dave Edes) and refreshments team (Vivien Butcher, Sheila Bulpit, Linda Purkess and Simon Purkess)
- David Newbitt, for the programme and screen presentation;
- Pat Wills (video camera) and Graham Cowdery (stills photography)
- Chris Pritchard, for the video interview with Bishop Jackson;
- the Lady with the Candlelighter (Sharon Cambridge)
- and the lovely appreciative AUDIENCE, who have helped us raise over £1140 so far.
If we’ve forgotten anyone, please do tell Sue (it’s her age, you know) so we can put it right!
|‘The Mix’ Puppet Ensemble||Love is shown by what we do
|Linda O’Hara (acc. Carol Bishop)||O Divine Redeemer|
Dwarfs in the Mist
|Angela Jones & Liz Roles||Comfortable Shoes
Climb Every Mountain
|Carol Plunkett||The Footpath to Otterton Mill|
|Mark Williams (trumpet)||Hummel Trumpet Concerto, 1st Movement|
|Fairy Chorus||Nobody loves a fairy when she’s forty|
|Jim Carter||The Blackbird|
|Ian Shatwell & Julian Williams||The Mud and the Stars|
|Jonathan Klein||Running for Love
If there were twenty-five hours
|Steady 5 Jazz Ensemble||Chattanooga Choo Choo
O When the saints
|Julian Williams||The W C
When Night Comes
|Grove Place Strummers & Pluckers||Good Evening
|Ian and Sarah Shatwell||I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
|Julian Williams||Mozart Piano Concerto, last movement|
|David Newbitt||A Mother’s Lament|
|Alida Stoman||Als Luise die Briefe
The Russian Nightingale
|The Entire Company||Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer|