Weds, 21st November 2018
7pm until 10pm @ Ypres Tavern, Sittingbourne (ME10 1AP)
We’re really excited to have our good friend Luke Morrison from Risen Light Church Helsinki with us for a few days in November.
Luke & Alison Morrison have been living in Helsinki giving their all to pioneer the Risen Light Church Helsinki plant since 2015 along with Kevin & Lydia Jones who moved in 2013. Risen Light Church Helsinki is coming into a real season of fruitfulness having gone through ups and downs along their pioneering journey.
We’ll be gathering for An Evening with Luke at the Ypres Tavern on Sittingbourne High Street for a sit down meal and drinks in their private function room. Once we’ve finished our food we’ll have time to hear some of Lukes stories and perspectives on their Helsinki adventure and living life on a mission, in particular highlighting some of the realities of pioneering both when it’s joyous and maybe when it's not so!
We'll be having curry with a choice of two curries (one mild, one hot) served with rice, poppadum and naan bread. The cost is £7.50 per person plus drinks, which must be bought from the bar (you can't bring your own).
Booking is essential beforehand using the link below so we can let the venue know ahead of time how many to cater for.
We’re believing this will be a formative time for us as a church as we further develop relational connections with our pioneering friends in Helsinki. We’re also inviting pioneering minded friends from further afield that may find the evening beneficial.
We’re really excited to announce that as of Sunday, 21st October Hope Church Sittingbourne will be meeting fortnightly at Costa Coffee in The Forum.
We’ll be gathering together from 9:30am in the upstairs area and will likely finish around 11am each week.
Theses Sunday morning gatherings aren’t a public launch, but more of a chance for us to continue to gather together as a group and journey a bit more along the road of exploring what Hope Church Sittingbourne might look like.
We’ll be worshipping Jesus, drinking coffee (and maybe eating cake!), enjoying one another’s company, making new friends and looking at what the Bible has to say about New Testament church life and how that reality converges with ours in present day Sittingbourne.
Everyone and anyone is welcome to come along and join us, but please be aware that this isn’t a typical church service - Rather a group of friends gathering together around Jesus and hearing together what He might be saying to us about the future. Parents in particular please be aware we don’t have any childrens work or activities in place, but kids (and parents!) of all ages are most welcome.
The format of most of the mornings will be conversational in groups on tables with much participation encouraged.
If you would like to come and pay us a visit feel free to pop along one Sunday or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your diary the Sundays we are gathering in Costa Coffee are:
Wednesday, 17th October 2018
8pm until 9:30pm at The Abbey School, Faversham (ME13 8RZ).
Our friends at Faversham Community Church will be hosting an evening of prayer for Swale at The Abbey School.
We'll be joining with FCC and the Sheppey Gospel Plant to seek God together as we pray into each specific context and think beyond the local, discerning the heart of God for collaborative work across historic boundaries and borders.
We will be meeting in Conference Room next to the Dining Room. This is in the block to the west (left) of the flag for the school on the map. Park in front of the school, not at the sports centre. Thank You.
On 28th to 30th September 2018 we had 4 friends (2 married couples) attend the Relational Mission 'Called to Go' weekend hosted by Redeemer Colchester.
Each couple went hoping to get something fresh from the weekend and they weren't disappointed.
The opportunity to take 3 days out to get with other pioneers to discern the next steps of mission with teaching, times for fellowship and practical evangelistic outreach was an overwhelming blessing for those from Hope that attended.
One couple in particular have connected with us at Hope Church Sittingbourne having had a historical connection with Newfrontiers from almost 8 years ago. For them the opportunity to meet others from across Relational Mission and to get a gauge of how we do things as an apostolic family of churches was an affirmation for them of their call to be part of what God is doing here in Sittingbourne.
We're truly thankful for the Relational Mission Pioneer team for hosting events such as these and for setting the stage for God to speak to our friends about the nature of their involvement with Gods mission (and hopefully Hope Church Sittingbourne!!).
If you're a pioneer or exploring the call to potentially either join or establish a new Kingdom work either within the UK or to the nations then check out the Relational Mission Pioneer website.
We're really excited to invite you to be part of THE CAMPFIRE.
These will be regular weekly gatherings, starting on Wednesday, 5th September from 6pm to 8pm at various homes across Sittingbourne. The earlier time allows whole families to come so that children can be included. We tend to aim to finish by 8pm for this reason so that kids are in bed at a healthy time on a school night!
Bring a jumper (or jacket!), a stick to roast some marshmallows on and come ready to hear each others stories, hopes and dreams as we sit around the campfire and focus on getting to know one another more and discern together the shape of things to come.
Please contact Gordon via email@example.com or 07708 948453 to let us know you are coming and to find out where it is being held that week..
On Sunday, 26th August we'll be at the King George V playing fields in Sittingbourne for a picnic on the grass from 2pm until approx 4pm. Come along and join us, all ages are welcome, bring your own food, something to sit on and your suntan lotion!
Come and join us on Wednesday, 8th August from 7pm for a tasty BBQ at the Watsons home in Sittingbourne. This is a chance for all those interested in supporting or connecting with Hope Sittingbourne to meet others exploring the same!
Please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or txt/phone 07708 948453 for more details and to let us know you are coming.
We had our 1st 'Breakthrough' prayer gathering last night with 16 friends from across Sittingbourne and wider Kent crammed into the Watson's front room thanking God for the journey so far & seeking Him for the shape of things to come.
We’re feeling very thankful right now for friends standing with us and supporting us in prayer! #prayerfirst #RMKent #relationalmission #newfrontiers #prayersofmany #sittingbourne #hope
Starting on Wednesday, 18th July 2018 we’ll be hosting monthly ‘Breakthrough’ prayer evenings to intentionally, strategically and persistently lay foundations in prayer as the journey of Hope Sittingbourne unfolds.
If you are interested in joining us at the Watsons home from 8pm to 9:30pm on the following evenings then please contact Gordon beforehand on 07708-948453 for further details.
On Friday, 29th June we had the privilege of 1,000s of people across nations and time zones in Relational Mission churches praying for Hope Church Sittingbourne at #ENOUGH.
If you missed it, here is a short video we recorded to help people in their prayers for us here at Hope Church Sittingbourne - Thank you for standing with us! #prayersofmany #newfrontiers #relationalmission #moretogetherthanapart #roots #hearts #smiles #Sittingbourne #Swale #Kent
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