So, here we are in August and the summer holiday season is in full swing. Its great to see folk being able to take some time out from work and studies etc. It is so good to spend some time with family and friends, get some jobs done around the house perhaps, and maybe even get away somewhere. As a fellowship of believers, it is pleasing to God that we bear one another’s burdens, and that we continue to encourage each other in the things of God (Gal 6:2 & 1 Thess 5:11) With this in mind, why not invite someone from the fellowship around for a BBQ , or a day trip out. Hey , why not think radically and invite someone who lives alone along on a holiday with you! Steady on though eh, we might end up really lifting the name of the Lord, through being known as His disciples by the love we have for one another. (John 13:34-35). Holiday season or not, there is so much going on within the church for you to get involved in and to live out your faith.
There are practical things to do around the building, and we will shortly be ordering a skip in order to tidy up the building and the outside areas such as the car park. If you wish to be a part of this, please see Ron Harris who will be overseeing a team who wish to serve in this manner. We have the coffee shop where folk can serve in both practical ways, and in reaching out to the unchurched who use the coffee shop. We have the Oasis food ministry for those who may be led to serve the poor and vulnerable members of our local community. Speaking of the Oasis food ministry, Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action (CAVA) nominated Nuneaton Community Church for its Community Impact Group Volunteer Award. I am delighted to announce that Keith and Margaret have been awarded a certificate and trophy for winning the Health and Well-Being category. Glory to God, and well-done Keith and Margaret for your example of faithful service. There are also spiritual ways to live out your faith within the fellowship. As always, I mention prayer as one of the most important things we can do individually and corporately as we seek the will the guidance and the glory of God for Nuneaton Community Church. As an eldership it is our desire to see folk continue to be released in the spiritual giftings for His church. It is edifying to see folk stepping out in faith with the gifts of the spirit and with testimonies, songs, and some folk even bringing a word or leading up a Sunday evening meeting. We are preparing for a baptismal service in September with four candidates to date.
If you would like to be baptised or want to know more, please speak to any of the eldership. I finish with the scriptures of Gal 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Heb 10: 24-25 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching. On behalf of the eldership team, Steve and Marie.