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Notices for Bulletins

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MAY ONWARDS...
CITY WIDE PRAYER MEETING AT CHURCH IN THE PARK / TUESDAY 28 MAY / 7.30PM / HOUNDWELL PARK
On Tuesday 28 May we'll be praying for Church in the Park. This will be in the marquee in Houndwell Park, from 7.30pm-9.00pm. Be great to see you there. 
CHURCH IN THE PARK 2019 / WEDNESDAY 29 MAY - SUNDAY 2 JUNE / HOUNDWELL PARK
Church in the Park is just a few weeks away and we could really do with some more help with people registering for the event. You sign up through Eventbrite and in the next few days we'll send an online for to fill out your availability and what area you would like to help in. We need help on Stewarding mainly! 
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!
JUNE ONWARDS...
THE KING'S SCHOOL OPEN MORNING AND SUMMER FAYRE / SATURDAY 15 JUNE / FAIR OAK
We warmly invite you to The King’s School Open Morning on Saturday 15th of June 2019 from 10.30am to 12.00pm.  This is a great opportunity to tour the school, meet with staff and pupils and ask questions. 
At 11.15am there will be a short presentation by Mrs Bowden, Headteacher, who will share the vision of the school and explain how we can support your child/children through their education in a Christian environment.  We would love to see you there - no need to book!
Annual Summer Fayre is after from 1pm to 4pm.
CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH LEADER TRAINING EVENING / TUESDAY 25 JUNE / 7.30PM -10.00PM / THE LIFE CENTRE, DUKES ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON
For anyone involved in children’s or youth work, this training is designed to equip and resource you and your church to better understand the needs of children who have been adopted or are in foster care. Our heart is that churches become safe, welcoming and brilliant places for vulnerable children and their families.
The training is a mix of theory and practice with plenty of space made within the evening to consider the implications and next steps for your context. It would be ideal for whole teams to come along together.
The evening is free but you need to book in to reserve your place.
Book in 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!
OTHER INFORMATION...
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/
CARAWAY NEWSLETTER / SPRING 2019
Caraway's recent newsletter is now out, which you can see here!
You can see more information about Caraway and subscribe to the newsletter here: https://www.caraway.uk.com/get-involved/
STREET SUPPORT SOUTHAMPTON
A short video outlining the services supporting those who are sleeping rough in Southampton - featuring Society of St James, Two Saints, Salvation Army, Southampton Street Pastors and more! Video here!
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
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!
ROOM NEEDED
Can you help with a Christian lady who is looking to rent a 1 bedroom flat to rent in the Shirley area. Please contact Shirley Warren Action Church on 023 80787930 if you can help.
SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION NEEDED
I'm looking for something short term for myself with possibility of a guest or 2 on occasion staying visiting someone in hospital.
If you think you might know someone who can help, i'd be very grateful.
Happy to pay around £400 per month. If you think you can help please contact Catherine on jelly_bean01uk@hotmail.com or 07805 497580.
VACANCIES...
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.
COMMUNICARE - MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
COMMUNICARE is a church supported social outreach charity working across the city. We seek to serve the vulnerable in our community by providing practical help and friendship. The charity is extending its work in encouraging Southampton to become a Mental Health friendly city through the recently formed Southampton Mental Health Network and is now seeking an administrator to support this area of activity. For details visit: www.communicareinsouthampton.org.uk
Please send a CV & cover letter to: Annie Clewlow manager@communicareinsouthampton.org.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2019
VACANCY AT KINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH / HEDGE END
Café supervisor required – Junction Café – KCC
We are looking for someone to come and join our team as a Full time Café Supervisor.  Various shift patterns with early morning and late shifts are needed. Catering/café experience is preferable, as the successful candidate will manage the day to day running of the café and support the Commercial and Events Manager.  For the Job Description and for more details on this exciting opportunity, please email or send in your CV to debbie.carpenter@kccsouthampton.org. Closing date 31st May 2019.
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 an 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.
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!
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