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Alpha Course Coming Up!

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We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view – wherever they are in the world.

What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, which City Gate Church are running at The Dip from Monday 17th September – Monday 19th November, 8.00-9.45pm.

 

Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.  No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food/refreshments, a talk and good conversation.

 

First up there’s

Food/Refreshments

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch up over coffee and cake, food has a way of bringing people together, building community and getting to know each other.. It’s no different at Alpha. Our sessions will start with tea, coffee, cake & biscuits!

Then a

Talk

The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around 20-30 minutes long, they will be given as a live talk. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? to Why and how do I pray? and How does God guide us?

Followed by

Discussion

Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Please get in touch if you would like any further information or let us know if you’re planning on coming, by emailing office@nullcitygatechurch.org.uk

We hope to see you there! 🙂

 

Fundelaship Training in Mthatha

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Certificates are ready, bags are packed and the Fundelaship team are on their way to South Africa to support our partner, Phila Ubomi, with training in community support for HIV and AIDS.

The team will be delivering Living Well with HIV courses in two locations Hluleka and Mamolweni.

City Gate are praying for you!

Fundelaship 2018                Fundelaship 2015

 

2017 trip

 

OASIS.Life.Rhythm.Spirit

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On Saturday 23rd June we had our first OASIS of the year! The sun shone, street diner gave a delicious array of food and people came together to enjoy face painting, drumming, movement, spiritual readings and community art!

Many people were impacted by Jesus and it was great to hear people asking what it was we were doing. One lady said she felt the peace of God when the chimes were playing and she’d never experienced anything quite like it before.

Our next OASIS is Saturday 8th September, 11am-4pm in Brighthelm Gardens.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Community Art          Arm painting

…Stepping beyond!

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On Saturday, we had a special and moving time of worship together at …Stepping Beyond with friends, Tim & Ann O’Hare as we continued to explore worshiping our God with creativity, music rhythm, colour, movement and art.

Thinking about the change of seasons with the sudden increase in temperature and warm sunshine this week, we had a time of focus on how God takes us through the journey of life in seasons.

No matter which season you are in right now, God is with you.

Our next …Stepping Beyond is Saturday 14th July, 7.00-9.30pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Seasons In Life

by Cindy Wyatt

To everything in life there is a season
with every phase a purpose and reason

When one season ends a new one will begin
gaining wisdom from where we have been

A season to press forward to what lies ahead
leaving the past behind and by Jesus being led

A season to labor in the harvest field
and a time to rest while in comes the yield

A season to weep and a time to rejoice
a time to be silent and a time to lift up our voice

A season to meditate on God’s love and His word
a time to tell the gospel to others as you have heard

A season to be healthy, robust, and strong
a time of weariness and pain and for Heaven long

A season to abound and a time to suffer need
all the while ploughing to sow the gospel seed

A season to be active and a time to be still
all things according to God’s perfect time and will

A season to be born and a time to die
when we fly away and go to our home on high

Ecclesiastes 3:1