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MARCH...
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NETWORKING BREAKFAST / THURSDAY 21 MARCH / 9.30AM-11.00AM / NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH
New Community Church are holding a Children's Ministry Networking Breakfast, for children's leaders in the Southampton area. Details: Thursday 21 March 2019 / 9:30am -11am / New Community Church, Central Hall, SO14 1NF
Limited parking available / RSVP: florah@newcommunity.org.uk
HOUSEFIRES / MONDAY 25 MARCH / 7.30PM / CENTRAL HALL
We welcome our good friends HOUSEFIRES back to the UK for their third tour with Big Church Live. There’s something about this incredible group of musicians that is inspiring and magnetic. Best known for their songs 'Good Good Father', ‘Build My Life’ and ‘Yes and Amen’, HOUSEFIRES bring a unique sound and an authentic heart of worship that you won't want to miss.
Book in through the website here!
CHAPLAINCY INFORMATION EVENING / TUESDAY 26 MARCH / 7.30PM-9.00PM / PORTSWOOD CHURCH
There is a Chaplaincy Information Evening on Tuesday 26 March, from 7.30pm-9.00pm at Portswood Church, SO17 2FY. Come and find out more about being involved in chaplaincy. 
All welcome.  chaplaincy@lovesouthampton.org.uk
DOUG HORLEY PRAISE PARTY / FRIDAY 29 MARCH / 6.00PM-7.30PM / THE KING'S SCHOOL, ALLINGTON LANE
Doug has a national and international ministry working with children and his worship songs are known across the planet. This is fantastic family fun event with a fast moving mixture of action songs, funky dance tracks, tricks, illusions, hilarious puppets, sign language songs and a gospel message.
Bubble Praise Party takes place on Friday 29th of March 2019 between 6.00 and 7.30pm, The King's School, Allington Lane, Fair Oak, SO50 7DB, tel: 023 8060 0986. Fun in the playground starts at 5pm with refreshments available before the concert, including tasty hot dogs, candy floss, popcorn and drinks.
Tickets are £5 per person, available from the school office or online -  follow the link 

https://entries.challenging.events/e/4/duggie-dug-dugs-awesome-bubble-show
ADDICTION AWARENESS TRAINING / SATURDAY 30 MARCH / 10.00AM-1.00PM / VICTORY CENTRE
The training is open to anyone who would like to know more about supporting someone with an addiction. See more details about this day course and book in here.
BURN 24-7 WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION / SATURDAY 30 MARCH / 6.00PM-10.00PM / VICTORY CENTRE
The heart of Burn 24-7 Southampton is to unite the church and transform our city through worship & prayer (Amos 9:11). We gather worshippers from across the city once a month at Victory Gospel Church, Portswood. See our Facebook Page for further details!
Event Link - https://m.facebook.com/events/2050065535286183
APRIL ONWARDS...
REFRESH AND RESOURCE DAY / WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL / 10.00AM-4.00PM / HIGHFIELD CHURCH
We invite you to join us for our Refresh and Resource Day on Wednesday 10 April at Highfield Church, Southampton. Please pass this invite on to others you know who may be interested. For more information see HERE.
If you would like to reserve a place you can click here.
SAFEGUARDING WORKSHOP / SATURDAY 13 APRIL / 10.00AM-4.00PM / NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH
The workshop will ensure your safeguarding skill and knowledge is up-to-date with current legislation and best practice when working with children and vulnerable adults.
Tickets are £25 (plus booking fee) and include notes, resource pack, refreshments and a certificate of attendance.
For more details and to get your ticket,
see here!
WEEK OF GUIDED PRAYER / 14-20 APRIL / NEW COMMUNITY CHURCH
The New Community Church Week of Guided Prayer is an exciting opportunity to spend some quality time listening to God and to learn about new ways of praying with the help of your very own spiritual guide. Because we think it’s going to be a wonderful experience we’d like to make it available to anyone not just members of New Community. 
Full details are available on this link
If people want to come they will need to print out and fill in the leaflet and send it to the Church Office in Central Hall. Please note, places are limited to 21 people and the deadline for applications is 15 March.
LEADING A PRAYING CHURCH / WEDNESDAY 15 MAY / 10.00AM-3.30PM / SHIRLEY
A training day for all with a heart for prayer in their local churches. Run by national organisation CPAS; hosted in Shirley.
For more details and to book in - see here!
CHURCH INNOVATION FAIR / WEDNESDAY 22 MAY / 4.00PM-7.00PM / SAINT MARY'S CHURCH
This year, we are launching a new event to celebrate and showcase the innovative ways the church in Southampton is engaging in the city, sharing God’s love and bringing fresh initiatives to our communities. We would like to invite you to join us at this free event as a contributor or as a guest. The event will be advertised across the city.
The event is run as a ‘market place’, where guests are free to mix and chat to those running the stalls. Anyone can do this, don’t think you need to have years of experience or a title, you just need an idea or project to share.
More details to follow - but please save the date!
CHURCH IN THE PARK...
CHURCH IN THE PARK 2019 / WEDNESDAY 29 MAY - SUNDAY 2 JUNE / HOUNDWELL PARK
Following on from the adventure we had in 2017, we are keen to continue our partnership in the gospel and be actively sharing the good news of Jesus in the heart of our city by partnering again in a city mission next spring. As an SCN church, we would love your wholehearted involvement. Can you help us? Here is what you can do:
PRAY - Please pray for the city, and for the team planning the event.
PLAN - Please let us know if you would like involvement at the planning stages.
PEOPLE - Please begin to think of who might have gifts and abilities that will serve the event (such as hospitality, children, evangelism, administration, sports).
POUNDS - Please plan to partner with us financially. If every church is generous, then we will be able to put on a wonderful event to the glory of God, and see many lives transformed. The budget for the whole event is just under £20,000, so please be super-generous!
Please register to serve by buying a Volunteer Ticket - it requires a small contribution of £10 towards administration and to produce your Church In The Park 2019 T-Shirt.

You can do so through Eventbrite here!
OTHER INFORMATION...
SOUTHAMPTON HOUSE OF PRAYER (SoHOP) UPDATE:
Praying for the church/ praying for the nation
In February we had a wonderful time praying for all the churches in Southampton and ended up with a long list, and many prayers prayed. Some specific prayers were written down as believers from across the churches met and prayed. We will be passing these on to the churches concerned.
During March we are praying for the nation. There is a national day of prayer called for 29th March. We believe we are at a crucial moment in history where the destiny of our nation can be affected. We are not praying politically but praying for God's will to be done and the destiny that He has for us to be released into the conjecture and uncertainty. We are also particularly praying for the people and government of Southampton at this time.
You are welcome to drop in and join us during the day on Saturdays, or sign up to join an evening, night time or early morning session. See 
sohop.org
ONE MAN'S PASSION/ A ONE MAN PLAY ABOUT THE ONE MAN WHO CHANGED HISTORY
One Man’s Passion is a 45-minute performance that is easy to understand and accessible to all. The story begins with John the Baptist heralding the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry and takes us right through to the death and resurrection of Jesus that we celebrate at Easter.
Using minimal props and simple costume changes, the performance incorporates drama, song and live music all performed by one man. The concept of this project is that the performance is very ‘street theatre’ in its style and can be easily taken to various locations, be that shopping
precincts, local parks or your church buildings.
If you would be interested in booking a performance of One Man’s Passion over this Easter season, then please contact neil@e-quiparts.org.uk.
Whilst this production can be performed at any time of the year it would be an ideal Easter outreach opportunity and as this is a limited period, bookings will be arranged on a first come first served basis.
BIBLE COURSE
A notice for church leaders: are you concerned about how little some of your people engage with the Bible? If so, the Bible Course, provided by Bible Society would be good. It is an 8-week course that works best in small groups. Those who have completed it say it is ideal for new believers right through to mature Christians. If you want to know more please contact Chris Hardwick (chris50.hardwick@btopenworld.com), who can give more information or provide you with a sample manual and DVD.
MIRACLE STREET
Steve Lee has presented the BIG STORY of Jesus Christ across the UK, Europe and in other parts of the world, full-time, since 1987. 
Over the decades, he has trained others, created projects and initiatives and raised up several generations of the Miracle Street team. In what is now his fourth decade, Steve's entire focus is on proclaiming this BIG STORY Indoors, Outdoors and Online.
See more about Miracle Street here!
http://www.miraclestreet.com/
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!
VACANCIES...
ADMINISTRATOR VACANCY - EASTLEIGH BAPTIST CHURCH
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the ministry of Eastleigh Baptist Church and Wells Place Centre in a role integral to church life. The role will be 30 hours per week across 4.5 days per week including school holidays. The successful candidate will report to the Church Operations Manager and will become part of the administration team. They will have their own areas of responsibility including close support of the Ministry Team.
Please contact Emma Leggett for a full job description, salary details and application form on 023 8061 3210 or by email on emma@wellsplace.org.uk.
Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 15th April.
FACILITIES POST - ABOVE BAR CHURCH
Above Bar Church is looking for a full time caretaker with an ability to carry out a variety of basic maintenance tasks.
Above Bar Church is a vibrant city centre church with many charitable projects running through the week; the successful candidate will help our activities to run by completing day to day caretaking, housekeeping and routine maintenance.
Our ideal candidate will be pro-active, servant hearted and a strong team player. We are looking for someone who can oversee day-to-day compliance with our Health and Safety and Food Hygiene policies. As well as having the ability to liaise with contractors as required.
Up to 35 hours per week. Closing date midday on 28th March.
To download a job description or application form go to 
https://abovebarchurch.org.uk/about/job-vacancies 
or for more information contact the church office on 023 80 228275 or via emailoffice@abovebarchurch.org.uk
KIDS AND YOUTH WORKER - ASCENSION 
We're looking for an individual to join our dynamic team as we serve the people of Southampton. Can you help shape the church’s vision and strategy? Can you lead and work with teams to maintain energy and direction? Do you have a passion for youth and children's discipleship?
Our vision is to seek to invite those around us to encounter the living Jesus and be transformed to a life captivated by Him. We currently engage with around 100 kids a week through after school clubs, schools work, and Sunday groups. We seek an individual who is ingenuitive, enthusiastic, and up for an adventure.
To apply visit: www.ascensionsouthampton.co.uk
FRIENDS INTERNATIONAL SOUTHAMPTON AND WINCHESTER STAFF WORKER VACANCY
Friends International Southampton and Winchester is looking for a Staff Worker to join the team (at least 2 ½ days a week up to full time depending on personal support) and fulfil a vital role in helping and equipping churches in Southampton and Winchester to engage in international student ministry. This will involve working with the Centre Team Leader, Apprentice Staff Worker and volunteers to develop the ministry further. Personal evangelism and discipleship with international students will be a key component of the work, as you seek to provide a model for others.
Closing date: 09.00 on Friday 29th March 2019
For further information please go to https://www.globalconnections.org.uk/vocations/uk-jobs/79015 and please feel free to contact Susan Caddy (Friends International Southampton Centre team leader) susan.caddy@friendsinternational.uk or 07770 072526 for an informal chat.
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!
CARAWAY - PART TIME COMMUNICATIONS AND OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
We are recruiting.....A job opportunity has become available at Caraway, all details are HERE. Please pray as we look for someone to fill this post and if you know of anyone who might be interested please pass on the information.
INTERN POSITION FOR MISSION TO SEAFARERS
We are seeking a compassionate and highly motivated individual to join our small team that offers a range of welfare services to seafarers promoting social, physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
You must be able to embrace diversity, be an effective communicator, flexible in your approach and able to adapt quickly in unfamiliar environments.  
The successful candidate will provide an effective port welfare service in line with the Mission’s core purpose and provide physical, moral and spiritual support to seafarers and their families.
The Mission to Seafarers is an international Christian maritime charity.  It has become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world working in 200 ports and 50 countries. Our frontline staff visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage a range of other welfare activity.  Seafarers spend up to nine months away from home and the Mission offers a friendly face and a helping hand to those in port. We help seafarers who are stranded or abandoned, assist with justice cases and support their families.

More details here!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCM BASICS BANK
SCM Basics Bank are in urgent need of volunteers on several days at the moment:
- At the food Basics Bank venue on a Monday hosted by Above Bar Church
- At the clothes Basics Bank venue on a Wednesday hosted by Ascension Church
- At the food Basics Bank venue on a Thursday hosted by Citylife Church
- With our warehouse sorting team on a Thursday in Millbrook 
All days have 10.00am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-3.00pm shifts available. Full training, support and expenses are provided for these voluntary positions. Please contact SCM on 02380 550435 or office@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