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CHURCH IN THE PARK VIDEO
This year at Church in the Park 2019 a video was made showing what we got up to - see it here!
JULY ONWARDS...
JAMES STREET SUMMER FUN FAIR / SATURDAY 20 JULY / 11AM-2PM 
James Street Church is holding a Summer Fun Day on Saturday 20th July 11am to 2pm. 
We will have a BBQ and cake stand, outdoor games, and a play zone for younger children.
All are welcome.

Face Painter needed for Summer Fair on 20th July 11 to 2 at James Street Church. Can pay £25 and free food. Contact Julie on 07765581960.
CITY WORSHIP NIGHTS / MONTHLY FROM SEPTEMBER / CENTRAL HALL
CityWorship are nights of unforgettable encounter and worship, bringing people together from across the wider Southampton region. Hosted by Southampton churches, with worship led by one of the UK’s leading worship teams King’s Village, these nights are for everyone; for young people, for those inside and outside the church - a space for everyone to unite together. 
Dates for your diary: 28 Sep / 26 Oct / 23 Nov
LIVING OUT / THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER / 10.00AM-4.30PM / COVENANT CHURCH
Living Out wants to help churches understand how we can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. On our LOCAL (Living Out Churches And Leaders) Course we will show you why many churches fail – but how the Bible wonderfully meets the challenges we all face.
The course will offer a positive biblical vision and practical steps forward as we seek to model both grace and truth in our Christ-like love for all those who experience same-sex attraction.
The Living Out team will share their insight and stories as same-sex attracted Christians who hold to traditional Bible teaching on sexual ethics and who have spoken and written on this subject widely.
Living Out is delighted to be bringing you this day of training in association with the Southampton Christian Network and the Evangelical Alliance. 

You can book into this day here!
GROW ALPHA SOUTHAMPTON / MONDAY 14 OCTOBER / 7.30PM-9.00PM / ST MARY'S CHURCH
We would love to invite you and your key Alpha team to the launch of Grow Alpha! 
Grow Alpha is a training experience specifically for churches who have run or who are currently running Alpha but would like to see its impact increased.
What to expect - Doors open at 7pm offering a chance to meet with other local church leaders and Alpha teams. Talks will start promptly at 7.30pm and wrap up by 9.30pm with time for drinks and questions until 10pm. The evening will include worship and active teaching sessions, including time for discussion and practical application for your Alpha.
The evening is free to attend with nibbles and refreshments provided. You can register by completing the
form online here!
REVIVE - CITY WIDE PRAYER AND WORSHIP / THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER / 7.30PM / COVENANT CHURCH
More details to follow soon - but please save the date!
RETREAT DAY / THURSDAY 21 NOVEMBER / ALL DAY / MARWELL HOTEL
More details to follow soon - but please save the date!
OTHER INFORMATION...
BREAKFAST CLUB - IS YOUR CHURCH ABLE TO HELP? 
In late 2018 when the Saturday morning Breakfast Club dropped down to only three churches, Life Church volunteered to fill the gap in 2019 by hosting Breakfast Club for two Saturdays a month for the year. 
We would like to invite other churches in Southampton to pick up the hosting and running of one of these two Saturday morning Breakfast Clubs (either the first or second Saturday of the month).
We'd love to help another church to set-up a Saturday morning team, and can offer to help by:
- Inviting potential members of any new church's team to come along to any of the remaining BCs in 2019 to see how we do it
- Offering our BC Leaders to meet a team from another church to help plan the set up and logistics 
- Providing some team members for the first few months of 2020 to come to another church to help serve and transition well
- Coming to another churches meeting (sunday or another time) to share about Breakfast club, answer questions and pray with you.
- Provide training for kitchen staff, and advice for other team members.
If you can help please email james@scn.org.uk
FINANCE TRUSTEE NEEDED FOR CHARITY CRY
Care and Relief for the Young (CRY) is a charity that helps local churches in developing countries work to transform the lives of the poorest of the poor young people in their communities.  Based in the offices of Kings Community Church we have a turnover in the region of £1m which includes the sales of our eight shops.
We are currently looking for a Finance Trustee to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial matters. We have a dedicated Finance Manager and so this role is to help oversee the financial work of our charity, not to be involved in the day to day running of the finance department.
CRY trustees meet about five or six times a year in the evening at Hedge End. We are looking for someone who would have a passion for helping the charity provide for the needy children in our world and who has experience of financial controls – i.e. an accountant.   Preferably we would like someone with an understanding of charity finance, pensions and legal requirements but this is not essential.
If you are interested in learning more then please contact CRY’s Chair of Trustees, Ian Chiddle, at ian.chiddle@btinternet.com .Thank you so much for your interest.
FORMATION SCHOOL
Do you long to see people better equipped to help others grow as Christians? Do you want key leaders to learn how to lead well in today's context? Would you love your small groups to be more effective in reaching people who are not yet Christians? Formation School is here to help by equipping people for making disciples, leadership and mission. 
Formation School is a weekly course run by Living Leadership and Above Bar Church and a team of other local church leaders, with the aim of 'Growing leaders who make disciples' in the local church. We have had students from a wide range of local churches over the last 8 years, and are now taking applications for the 2019-20 course which will begin in September, meeting on Tuesday evenings and 6 Saturdays throughout the academic year.
If you would like to find out more, a member of the team would be very willing to visit your church to talk further about the course, or even come along to one of your groups e.g. 20-30s group. See www.formationschool.org for more details  (including FAQs for church leaders and potential students) or contact Ruth Norbury on info@formationschool.org. 

You can see more about Formation School in this video!
CALLING ALL CHRISTIAN WORKERS IN SOUTHAMPTON
Transform Work UK is a national organisation that exists to help Christians impact their workplaces through the presence and activities of Christian Workplace Groups 
(CWGs). See our website: www.transformworkuk.org 
There are over 500 CWGs nationally that span every professional and sector group however Southampton has few known groups. We would like to see that change.  If you are part of a Christian Work Group or would like to start one please contact matt.aldridge@transformworkuk.org for more information. We would love to pray and support you and your group.
ESTHER PRAYER
For those of you who haven't heard already, the monthly Esther Prayer meetings to pray for our city have now stopped. 
Simon Orton led these prayer meetings for the last 5 years and they have been a very rich source of prayer, worship and blessing; we are deeply grateful to Simon for his leadership and for all that God has done through these times together.
We had been asking the Lord for a few months if it was right to continue with Esther Prayer, but in the light of Simon's wife Fiona going home to be with the Lord in April, and his subsequent time off to restore his batteries it became right on several fronts to bring this meeting to a close.
SUPPORTED LODGINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Do you know someone with a spare room? Could they help support a young person?
Some young people who have been forced to leave home due to family problems, or who have been in care, find themselves struggling to cope alone. Step by Step and our team of Hosts bridge the gap between home, or being in care, and living independently.
Could you provide: A comfortable single room? Emotional and practical support?
Access to shared facilities; kitchen, bathroom, living area?
We are looking for Hosts in Southampton.
Contact for some more information: fi.wilkinson@stepbystep.org.uk (07515051889)
https://www.stepbystep.org.uk/get-involved/spare-room/
SOUTHAMPTON HOUSE OF PRAYER (SoHOP) UPDATE:
When we were praying about this theme, one of the team had a picture of someone reaching up and God’s hand reaching down to help them up and out of trouble.
This is God’s heart for Southampton, particularly at this time. He WANTS to help.
We believe that in our personal prayers we will encounter God deeper, especially where we feel we need God’s particular help.
We also believe our prayers for the city will be energised by the revelation that God is an ever-present help for us as a city.
Finally, we believe this is a time for responding, as God uses us to be His help to those around us.
Since January this year, Southampton House of Prayer has been open every Saturday between 9am and 6pm. People from across the city are dropping in to spend some time in prayer.

Find out more at sohop.org
YOUNG LIFE
City Life Church are working with Young Life and it would be great to have more churches involved and supporting this work. For more details, please contact Paul Woodman at City Life. See a video with more information about Young Life here!
BRASS PLAYERS WANTED
Brass players wanted to join a session band. We rehearse once every few weeks on a Thursday evening and ideally need additional Trumpet, Sax and Trombone players. Please contact Conroy Williams if you are interested. conandjo@hotmail.com
VACANCIES...
COMMUNICARE - COORDINATOR
Do you have excellent communication and computer skills? Are you caring, flexible and able to work with a wide range of people? If so, you could be just the person we’re seeking.
COMMUNICARE is a church supported social outreach charity working across the city. We seek to serve the vulnerable in our communities by providing practical help and friendship for people living in the city of Southampton. The charity links local volunteers to people in need, offering a variety of practical help and emotional support. 

More details online here! Closing date Monday 29th July.
BEYOND THE STREETS VACANCY
Beyond the Streets is a small charity with a big determination to see routes out for women in prostitution in the UK. We have an exciting opportunity for a Services Manager to join our team, overseeing two teams working with women who are selling sex. This post is based in Southampton and will require regular travel to east London. This post is restricted to female applicants only under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
More details here!
THORNHILL BAPTIST CHURCH VACANCIES
We are currently recruiting for two roles at TBC: A Children's and Family Worker five days a week and a Worship Director 1 day a week. You can see more details about both of these roles here.
For more information contact Sian Tomlin, the church secretary.
CARETAKER ROLE AT NEW COMMUNITY
New Community / Central Hall, is a thriving church, conferencing and events venue in the centre of the city, supporting a multitude of events throughout the year. These range from orchestral productions and choral performances, to more modern music and corporate events. Central Hall is a hive of activity throughout the week, with an on-site cafe, and we also host a new primary school for children aged 4-11 Hope Community School. We are looking for and afternoon Caretaker/Maintenance Person. This role will cover afternoon and early evening hours ideally 2.30-6.30pm daily, and sometimes be responsible for the closing of the building. You will need to undertake maintenance/caretaking activities & ensure that Central Hall and the school are safe and maintained to an excellent standard throughout the week. We are looking for a reliable, hands on person with strong DIY skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. You will also oversee the work of the Cleaning Operative so some cleaning will be required as part of the role. In addition to these responsibilities, you will also be required to complete room set-ups for various events and clients. This is a key role and you will be a valuable and important part of the team.
Training where relevant will be provided, however, experience in a similar role will be advantageous. Email tim.roberts@newcommunity.org.uk for details.
BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE MANAGER
It's wonderful to have buildings to meet in - but they do need looking after! We're like to appoint a buildings maintenance manager to help us look after St James', the Parish Hall and 133 Church Street. We anticipate the role might take around 5 hours a week (but more than than to start with), with the person sometimes being available during the working day to meet with potential contractors etc. 
If you're interested in the role, please contact 
Theresa here or one of the church wardens.
More information online here!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCM BASICS BANK
SCM Basics Bank would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering for the following roles:
- driving the Basics Bank van, particularly on Fridays
- warehouse sorting team on Thursdays in Millbrook 
- sorting clothing donations at our warehouse in Millbrook, day to suit volunteer
Training, support and expenses are provided for these voluntary positions. 
Please contact SCM on 02380 550435 or dave@southamptoncitymission.co.uk if you would like to know more.  
VOLUNTEER FOR COMMUNITY CHURCH CAFE
The Community Cafe is looking for some extra help from the local community. See the video here to find out more and how you can get involved.
VOLUNTEER FOR SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
Safe Families for Children is a Christian charity that partners with local churches to provide support to families who are struggling or in a crisis. Volunteers are trained and equipped to offer support to families either through hosting children, befriending or providing resources. Safe Families has funding in place to work with Southampton City Council over the next 3 years, and there is lots of opportunities to get involved. If you would like to find out more please visit www.safefamiliesforchildren.com