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‘THE PRAYER COURSE’ WITH 24-7 PRAYER ONLINE

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Come and join us TONIGHT – Wed 15th July, 8-9pm as we continue to host ‘The Prayer Course’ by 24-7 Prayer, online.

We are on Session 4, Intercession – “Your kingdom come”
In this session, we’ll explore the power and importance of praying on behalf of others.

It’s OPEN TO ALL (just follow the zoom link in the comments below) – Helping to grow and deepen our prayer life! You don’t have to have been to the other sessions to join in. If you want to catch up though, previous sessions can be easily accessed through the link.

The course is accompanied with resources from ‘How to Pray’ by Pete Greig, and will be hosted by Gwyn Davies and Andy Au from City Gate.

Please share this information with family, friends and your community – invite people to explore prayer and dive a bit deeper!

We look forward to seeing you Wednesdays 

The Prayer Course @CGC 24-7
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Every 2 weeks on Wednesdays

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 29, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 26, 2020
Sep 9, 2020

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232582337?pwd=bFU1ZmxvdUpWelowaVVQOG44QlZ2Zz09

ZOOM Meeting ID: 882 3258 2337
Password: Prayer

An eight week journey that will help you and your community to grow and deepen your prayer life.

Thy Kingdom Come! Prayer Week & Bright Ideas at home

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This week we are taking part in Thy Kingdom Come global prayer. Take a moment to pray for 5 friends to come to know Jesus, prayer walk your neighbourhood, lift up your city and nation, be expectant for God to move in families, the roles of leaders, the global church and young people. God’s love revealed in great measure! Find out all the ways to get involved 👇🙏 ❤️ #ThyKingdomCome

For more information on TKC Prayer Week go to: https://www.thykingdomcome.global/about-us

Bright Prayer Ideas for families at home during the holiday

 – Pebbles prayers on the beach

Use pebbles to represent the people you are praying for, before throwing them into the sea.

 

– Writing in the Sand

Write or draw pictures in the sand for the people you want to know about Jesus’ love.

– Ripple Prayers

Watching ripples on a lake can remind us of how God’s kingdom grows and spreads out, a bit like the parable of the yeast.

“What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.” 

(Luke 13:20-21)

 – Mountain Top Prayers

Carrying a stone up a mountain can help us remember the people that God has put on our hearts for prayer.

– Prayer Walk

Pray as you walk around your urban setting, park or countryside for God’ kingdom to grow and be in these places.

“Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” 

(Matthew 6:10)

 – Puddle Prayers

Splashing in puddles is so much fun and you can pray at the same time!

– Planting Seeds

Watching seeds grow over a period of time can help us remember how God’s Kingdom grows.

Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden.  It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in it’s branches.”

(Luke 13:18-19)

– Campfire Prayers

Campfires or bonfires can create special family moments to pray.

As a family, gather sticks and build your fire. Get an adult to light the fire. Supervising younger children at all times, spend some time watching the flames and feeling the warmth of the fire.  Talk about God’s love and how it can be like a warm feeling inside.  There might be things going on in our lives that stop that warm glowing feeling, so this is a great opportunity to say sorry to God.  Sorry prayers can be written on bits of paper and then thrown into the fire to be burnt, reminding us that God forgives us when we do wrong things.

Take some marshmallows and toast them on sticks.  Notice the sweet taste and thank God for the good things in your lives.  Finally, think of another family or person that you want to share God’s love with and pray for them, that they would know the warm glow of God’s love in their lives too.

 

 

 

The UK Blessing

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We wanted to share The UK Blessing with you that was released on Sunday!

“At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come together online to sing a blessing over our land. Standing together as one, our desire is that this song will fill you with hope and encourage you. But the church is not simply singing a blessing, each day we’re looking to practically be a blessing. Many of the churches included in this song have assisted with supplying over 400,000 meals to the most vulnerable and isolated in our nation since COVID-19 lockdown began. This alongside phone calls to the isolated, pharmacy delivery drops and hot meals to the NHS frontline hospital staff.”

Our buildings may be closed but the church is very much alive!

Project Sunday: FareShare Sussex & Street Pastors

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This Sunday we had the first of our Project speakers sharing in 2020!

Rob Orme (newly appointed CEO) speaking on the latest developments at Fareshare Sussex, and Robbie Coull updating us on Street Pastors in Brighton & Hove.

It was great to hear the latest developments from both Projects and ways in which we can support and get involved at City Gate Church.

If you would like to find out about our FareShare Sussex and Street Pastors, please visit the following sites:

https://faresharesussex.org.uk/

 

         

 

https://streetpastors.org/locations/brighton/

 

                  

Christmas Celebration!

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THIS Sunday 22nd December, we are meeting at The Dip, 119d Hollingdean Terrace – 10.30am, do come and join us!

EnjOY some photos from our Christmas Celebration last Sunday… Praying this Christmas season is filled with love, joy, hope and peace – with love from City Gate Church 

                           

 

We are also having a Christmas Eve Service at Old Boat Community Centre in Hollingbury, 5-6pm – all welcome!

 

OASIS.Life.Rhythm.Spirit

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We had an AMAZING day in the Brighthelm Gardens last Saturday 3rd August when Brighton Pride was on in the city.  We had a drum circle, dancing, face painting and glitter art, spiritual readings and dream interpretations.  There was a hive of activity all around the gardens, with many people visiting the city, some for the first time!

There was such an atmosphere of peace in the gardens, and a lot of JOY, love and colour released 🙂

It was great to have lots of help for this event – and a BIG thank you to all the Essence course attendees (from Movement in Worship) who put their training into practice, sharing God’s love with the public.

Take a look at some of the days photos… our NEXT OASIS is on Saturday 7th September, 11am – 4pm – See you there

 

                               

          

OASIS Life.Rhythm.Spirit

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Come and join us THIS Saturday 3rd August, 11am-4pm in the Brighthelm Gardens.

All-inclusive event held in our sun-kissed garden space at Brighthelm on North Road – come together to enjoy a day jam-packed with activities. Activities include face painting, spiritual readings, dream interpretation, movement, drum circle and much more!

Kingdom Come Prayer Week @TheDip

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In just two weeks churches across the world will begin the ten day wave of prayer that is Thy Kingdom Come.

 

We are going to be joining with Kingdom Come 9 days of prayer at The Dip, 31st May – 8th June.

It’s an exciting time to pray for the local church, friends, families, Brighton & Hove and our nation… that God’s Kingdom COME!

 

We would like to invite you to an evening of prayer and worship during ‘Thy Kingdom Come Prayer Week’ at The Dip on Friday 7th June from 7.30-9.00pm (119d Hollingdean Terrace, BN1 7HB).

 

We will also be holding a Prayer Breakfast at The Dip on Saturday 8th June, 9.30am-11am, which you would also be welcome to attend.

It would be great if you can let us know for numbers on the Saturday if you would like to come by phoning the City Gate office on 01273 693807, otherwise feel free to just come and join us!