Thy Kingdom Come – 24 hours of Prayer at Meadgate, 31 May – 1 June

As part of Thy Kingdom Come Global Prayer Initiative, which runs the ten days from Ascension Day to Pentecost each year, you are invited to participate 24 hours of Prayer at The Orchards, part of Meadgate Church.

From 7pm Friday 31st May to 7pm Saturday 1st June, Christians from all around the City are encouraged to come and pray for five people to become followers of Jesus Christ and to pray for our City, Nation and World.

Simply turn up at any time at all during the 24 hours and stay for as long or short a time as you are able.

Also during Thy Kingdom Come at Great Baddow Churches:

See what happened in Chelmsford last year: https://chelmsford24-7.org/about/previous-events/thy-kingdom-come-may-2018/

Could you sponsor SYM Team members – Baddow Races 19 May?

SYM rely on the prayers, financial giving and practical support of the Christian Community in our City, to enable them to be a committed and significant presence in the lives of young people across Chelmsford.

CTiC have just become aware of this great opportunity to support them. SYM Team member, Abigail Sheldrake writes:

Sponsorship opportunity

Abigail Sheldrake and Karen Tullet are going to be running the 10 mile route at the ‘Baddow Races’ on Sunday 19th May 2019. All sponsorship raised will go directly to support the work of SYM.

Our two main financial needs at present are; covering extra staffing hours to provide mentoring in Sandon School and secondly, for some computer tablets to use in our lunchtime groups.

We would love to use interactive resources such as games, videos and pictures via tablets in these Christian-faith based sessions.
 
If you would like to sponsor us it is really easy you just click here: www.give.net/symchelmsford

[Note that the give.net page refers to CADEF, which is the underpinning Charity  of SYM)].

Thank you!

Can we reach a City for Christ?

Could The Church in Chelmsford reach the whole of our city for Christ? A radical question and one that CTiC are presently exploring.

Evangelist Dr Ed Silvoso from Argentina offers an answer from his personal experience. Here’s are the opening paragraphs of Ed’s story from his website: www.edsilvoso.com

PRINCIPLE: CITIES ARE CENTRAL TO GOD’S REDEMPTIVE STRATEGY. THE GREAT COMMISSION BEGINS WITH A CITY‚ JERUSALEM‚ AND CULMINATES WHEN ANOTHER CITY‚ THE NEW JERUSALEM‚ BECOMES GOD’S ETERNAL DWELLING WITH HIS PEOPLE. IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE GREAT COMMISSION, WE MUST REACH EVERY CITY ON EARTH WITH THE GOSPEL.HELLO

IS IT POSSIBLE TO REACH AN ENTIRE CITY FOR CHRIST? This was one of the first and most persistent questions I asked myself as a new believer. Acknowledging that God wishes that none should perish and that Christ gave Himself in ransom for all (see 1 Tim. 2:4,5; 2 Pet. 3:9), I constantly wondered what it would take for the Church in a given city to take the good news to everyone there.

I received the Lord when I was 13 and living in my native Argentina. The best decision I made as a new Christian was to have a weekly appointment with God. Every Thursday, at 7:00 P.M. sharp, I rode my bicycle to the western shore of the Parana River in my hometown of San Nicolas. During that precious hour, I poured out my heart to God, trying to understand the loneliness I felt as a born-again Christian high schooler in a spiritually skeptical town of almost 100,000 souls. If Jesus was indeed the only way, why was it that no one else wanted to find Him?…

Continue to read the story on his website – click here

Schools Youth Ministries – May News and Prayer letter

Schools and Youth Ministries, (SYM), is a Chelmsford based organisation dedicated to providing a highly professional service which supports students and schools. They aim to help schools provide a broad, rich curriculum especially in the areas of social, physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Click below to view or download a PDF of their newsletter for May

Also, do check out their website: symchelmsford.org 

Join the Healing Bus Team – High St. Sat 4th May

This Saturday, you are invited to join the Healing Bus Mobile Prayer Ministry Team to speak to people in Chelmsford City Centre, offering where appropriate prayer and Christian literature.

They meet at the city sign in the High Street, junction with Springfield Road, at 10:30 for initial prayer, or join them anytime for an hour or longer to experience one of the facets of ministry the Lord has called them to.

Last month some folk received healing and one man made a commitment to become a Christian.

Simply turn up on the day and make yourself known, or contact Marina Price as below.

An Introduction to City Vision – evening 6th June 2019

How can a City truly be transformed for The Kingdom of God?

Christians Together in Chelmsford have recently been introduced to City Vision – (https://cityvision.life). Its founder Tony Hodges, one of our speakers at our City Prayer Breakfast – click here for Breakfast details – has agreed to stay and be part of an informal evening gathering.

There will be an opportunity to discover more about City Vision and be part of an ongoing conversation about what it could mean for Chelmsford.

At Life Church, Hall Street, Chelmsford, CM2 oHG

Pizza and drinks from 7pm, starting about 7.45pm.

Please advise us if you would like pizza, so we can order in enough. There will be no charge for the evening – email chair@ctic.org.uk

Take a look at this introductory video from City Vision

City Vision Intro from City Vision on Vimeo.

City Prayer Breakfast – 6th June 2019 – you are invited

This year’s City Prayer Breakfast will be on 8am to 10 am on Thursday 6th June, in the Crystal Ballroom of The County Hotel, Chelmsford.

We have invited guests from the civic, business, education and charity sector leaders, those involved in Christian Leadership and indeed all Christians from our City are welcome.

Click here to go to Eventbrite, which has full event details . Tickets are priced at £14.00.

(There was a booking code, this is no longer required. The venue have requested bookings by 22 May).

Prayer Vigil re Sri Lanka – this Sunday evening 28th April

This Sunday St. John’s, Moulsham Street, are holding a vigil regards the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday – do come and join them.

On Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka 253 people lost their lives and more than 500 people were wounded in a coordinated attack on 3 churches and 3 hotels followed by two further blasts as police searched for those responsible. The attack was timed for maximum impact when the churches would be full with those celebrating the Resurrection, and holiday makers at breakfast,

This coming Sunday, one week on, we will be holding a prayer vigil for those who lost their lives or were wounded in the attack and for those who have lost loved ones. Join us to pray in church from 6.00pm until 7.30pm, when we will finish by tolling the church bell.

Link to Church Facebook page – click here

Love the Genius of our Unique City

At the end of our Good Friday – Great News event last week, (read all about it click here) – CTiC Chair, David Gilbey spoke of a destiny for our City, that he believed God has prepared, as a centre of communication of the Good News of Jesus. He  spoke of our heritage as The Birthplace of Radio, through Marconi.

The very next week this insightful and prophetic article, written by The Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cotterell has just appeared in the Chelmsford & Mid Essex Times newspaper.

To he who has ears…!

Thank God for Seniors!

A couple of days ago, we shared that local Roxwell man, Rev Hugh Dibbens, at 80 years old, is embarking on an 800 mile ‘prayer cycle’ – (click here to read more).

Well, Hugh is also  passionate about informing other seniors  – those 55 years and over  – that they have plenty of God given talent and ability and time left to be used by God!

Hugh says:

‘The urgent message is that seniors are God’s special gift for pioneer mission and evangelism for our time, especially with youth and children.  The problem is that the seniors themselves have to be persuaded!’

Read more below – or if it needs enlarging, click here to view as a pdf document.

Hugh would love to hear from you,email: hrdibbens@gmail.com

 

You can also read a two page document that Hugh wrote on the same subject in 2015, which has some scriptural references, entitled God’s Gift For Today’s Mission – ‘ The Senior Silver Service’  – click here.