Last Sunday we started our year by recapping City Gate Church’s Core Values, a focus for our teaching during 2019.
Take a look at some of the canvases that we started illustrating. It was great discussing the importance of what we value!
– Lives devoted to God
– Fellowship and community living
– Growing Church
– Our local community for God
– Embracing the least and the lost
We also spent time thanking God for the New year and taking Communion together!
Next Sunday 20th January, we have visiting speaker Kath Jones from Southwater Community Methodist Church joining us, to talk about ‘Giving’ and sharing her insights to one of our Core Values!
This Sunday 13th January is our first ALTOGETHER meeting of the year. Starting at 10.30am for tea and coffee, followed by 11am meeting with communion. An opportunity to face the year in the same direction, enjoying being altogether – worshipping, praying and thinking creatively as we look ahead to all that God has for us in 2019! Look forward to seeing you there! Everyone welcome
Thank you to everyone who helped at our Christmas Celebration last Sunday… it was lovely to see so many visitors and enjoy a special time together.
City Gate Church would like to wish you a wonderful Christmas… full of love, JOY and peace.
May 2019 bring God’s blessings for the year ahead.
We will not be meeting on Sunday 23rd December, however you are warmly invited to come along for informal carols, Readings and refreshments at our Christmas Eve service in Lyminster! (Further information below)
Christmas Eve – 24th December 2018, 5pm
Carols at Lyminster Messy Church: Footsteps Nursery,
95 Lyminster Avenue, Brighton BN1 8JL
Monday 7th January: Drop-In Lunch at Brighthelm, 1.30-3.30pm
& Lyminster Messy Church, 4-6pm
Monday 14th January: morning meeting, 10.30am @Brighthelm
John 1:14 The Message
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, generous inside and out, true from start to finish. and obeying his commands.
Our Christmas Service is coming up on Sunday 16th December, 3.30pm at Brighthelm Community Centre.
There will be carols, children’s activities and Christmas delights, followed by refreshments and tasty treats. Come and join us as we celebrate together.
Today we celebrated Sukkoth ‘Feast of Tabernacles’ with family, friends and visitors! Thank you Noel Moules for making this Jewish festival come alive! With passion and enthusiasm we danced for JOY and feasted together around the table.
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
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!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there! 🙂
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!
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!
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