This past week we had an incredibly successful launch of our weekly English Café. Well over twenty people whose first language is not English came along for a warm welcome, a cup of tea and a snack, and the opportunity to practice their English in creative and fun ways.
Small Groups have started back. We’re enjoying welcoming new people into community, learning more about God and having fun together. We meet in various places throughout Chester and North Wales. Click here for more information. Last Sunday, we had a Small Groups Sunday and we met as small groups for brunch (bacon was on the menu at most small groups).
Our monthly ‘Church Has Left the Building’ was a real giggle as we put up our bright red gazebo along the route of the Chester Marathon! We gave away balloons, flags, chocolate and drinks to those watching and even to some weary runners as they approached their final half mile. As the runners’ strips had their names on, we surprised them by cheering them on by nameJ
We are super excited to have acquired some lovely office space within the Chester Business Park which we will be sharing with another Chester based charity. We are dreaming of the possibilities that are ahead of us as we put the space to good use. Along with it being our admin base, we will be starting a day time small group in November and are also looking for opportunities to be a blessing to those who work at the Business Park.
On Sunday's we've been exploring Jesus' parables. Click here for a listen.
We have a Marriage Preparation course coming up in November. A baptism service in a couple of weeks time, a new short term Small Group based around the Prayer Course as well as all the usual activities and more.
The festive season is speedily approaching and for starters, plans are beginning to be put in place for a Thanksgiving Dinner, Beer and Carols, a Carol Service and a Christmas Party at a local shelter. We’ll also be back at the Chester Christmas Market doing our free Christmas craft for children. Check back soon for more information about these and any other activities, or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org