Street Church blog - a flavour of our each activities each week

Sunday 17th September

Wow!! Now that was a busy afternoon! Even as pampering goes it really was busy. We are so thankful for the volunteers who stepped in and helped with the catering. The kitchen was exceedingly busy!

In the kichen wearing a striped apron and serving soup was our special guest, Mr David Laing, the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire! I must admit to having reservations as to how the afternoon would go but it was amazing. David immediately put people at ease and was so interested in what our fiends had to say. The atmosphere was great and I felt that there was respect on both sides and so many were very keen to be able to talk to David about their situations.

Amidst it all there were lots of haircuts given, hygiene packs handed out and feet washed. Lots of cheerful banter and laughter. I'm sure that I am not alone in feeling quite elated as I left!

I know that the Lord is our very special guest every Sunday afternoon but having David there today was also a real blessing. Thank you to everyone who made the afternoon such a great success.

Next week The Potters House will be catering for us. Have a great week everyone.

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

Sunday 10th September

Today at Streetchurch was another busy but generally good humoured day. The Cathedral team pulled out all the stops and there was lots of good food to be shared. The broccoli and stilton soup proved to be very popular!

We were blessed to have good conversations with those who are not always confident to share their feelings and at those times we are blessed to know that we are trusted with such conversations. As with all relationships it takes a while to build up trust but that trust can be broken so easily and we are all aware of that. I look around my house at all my "stuff" and cannot imagine having all my possessions in a  bag on my back. Often feelings are also packed away and carried on backs and I am thankful that we can help to unpack some of these feelings. To lighten emotional loads.

The very welcome music of Dick and Sue was great and they played such a wide variety of music from Christian songs to the songs of the late Glenn Campbell. We do look forward to and appreciate their monthly visits!

After several months and more than several emails I finally had an email last week to confirm that Mr David Laing, who is the Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, will be joining us at the pampering session next Sunday! I gave a short talk at a multi-faith meeting with him way back at the beginning of the year and the emails have been flowing ever since. I made sure that we were kept on the front burner as they say, so I must confess to being a little bit excited! I am not wearing my best frock to wash feet and everything will be as normal but it will also be a very special time so we all would value your prayers.

On a more practical note we are much in need of jeans and tee shirts as always. Thank you.

I am pleased to welcome the Rev Liz Adams to our weekly report as the new minister of Castle Hill URC where the Tuesday Streetchurch drop in is hosted. 

Next week the food will be provided by the New Testament Church of God and as always we are thankful for those who are serving.

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

Sunday 3rd September

As always there were lots of expectant faces, mostly wearing a smile, that came through the door today. It was so good to see Linda and Jaybe back again to sort and distribute clothes. They were certainly missed!

As there was a decided chill in the air today folk are looking for warmer clothes and warm jumpers and sweatshirts are always welcome. If anyone is having a pre winter sort out we would be more than glad to take your spares!

There were several good conversations today. Jennie brought the word and it is so good to see that our friends not only listen but also respond. It was another afternoon of good humour and relaxed friendly banter.

There are always the few late comers arriving and it is good that they are welcomed and we see that they don't leave hungry. The Living Grace caterers were great and the cakes were fab I am told! The carrot cake seemed to be favourite but they alll looked good enough to display in a bakers window!

Next week we look forward to seeing our friends the team from the Cathedral who will be catering for us and very possibly there will be music from Dick and Sue. It is such a privilege to be Jesus to those that need him so very much. Thank you as always for your support and encouragement as we strive to do that.

For more information about Street Church and how you can get involved, click here to go to our website.

Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

Sunday 27th August

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon when folks could be outside enjoying the weather, we were blessed to know that they preferred spending time with us!

A calm and good humoured afternoon followed. Before the start of the meeting we prayed for the welfare of all those known to us re the ongoing problem with legal highs/spice. Despite recent legislation nothing seems to have changed. It really is such a destructive concoction that is smoked and so detrimental to health and well being. 

I brought the thought for the day for the first time in a long time and I spoke about the parable of the prodigal son. It seemed to be well received and questions were asked following a round of applause! I wanted to re-assure our friends that their heavenly Father would always be glad to welcome them home, regardless......

On Thursday it is the funeral of a young man who lost his life after being knocked down by a car in the early hours. It is less than two weeks since the previous funeral for another young man that I worked with at Tesco when he had just left school.......I was so sad to see the direction that his life had taken.

Thank you so much for the great catering by St Peters Weston Favel. Rather scrummy cakes! Next week we look forward to seeing our friends from Living Grace church who will be catering for us. 

Thank you as always for your prayer and practical support. We are also glad to receive hygiene products, wet wipes etc as they are always in great demand!

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Wishing you God's richest blessings,
The Street Church team

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