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Home Groups & Prayer Meetings

During term-time, we meet together mid-week in smaller groups to support each other, learn from God’s Word and to pray in a way which is more informal and intimate. One week we meet in Home Groups and the next for Prayer Meetings (see the timetable below - the pattern varies occasionally).

Prayer Meetings - fortnightly on Wednesday evening from 8-9pm in St John's church, repeated on Thursday mornings from 10-11am in the Newland Christian Centre. A short Bible reading is followed by updates about different topics. We then pray about these topics in groups of about four to six - people can pray out loud or silently.

Home Groups - in alternate weeks we meet in homes around the parish on Wednesday evenings to study the Bible and pray. Home Groups also create networks for providing practical support and sharing with each other in the joys of our faith as well as the hard times. If you have not yet joined one of our Home Groups, have a word with our minister .

Summer Term Home Groups - the book of Micah

The book of Micah describes God's coming judgment on Israel because of its rebellion. The Assyrian Empire and then the Babylon Empire would destroy the nation and leave Jerusalem in ruin.

However, Micah also gives the people hope. Like a shepherd, God will one day gather and restore a faithful remnant to the land. He will rebuild Jerusalem, defeat evil forever, set a Messianic King to rule over the people and bless all the nations.

Before that can happen, though, He must confront and judge evil from among His people. Then He can show mercy and fulfill His covenant promise to Abraham and bless all the nations through Israel. His ultimate purpose is not to destroy Israel but to redeem and save the world. (The Bible Project)

Click on the YouTube video below for a whistle-stop summary of the book of Micah, courtesy of the Bible Project:

 

You can download the Home Group booklet here.

 

Programme for Home Groups and Prayer Meetings - Summer 2018
11/12 Apr Prayer Meeting

17/18/19 Apr

Home Group 1: Micah 1:1-16 – A Time to Mourn

25 Apr APCM

1/2/3 May

Home Group 2: Micah 2:1-13 – A Time to Comfort

9/10 May

Prayer Meeting

15/16/17 May

Home Group 3:  Micah 3:1-12 – Butchery, Bloodshed and Bribes

23/24 May

Prayer Meeting

29/30/31 May Half term - Home Group Social
5/6/7 Jun

Home Group 4: Micah 4:1-13 – The Chief Mountain

13/14 Jun

Prayer Meeting

19/20/21 Jun

Home Group 5: Micah 5:1-15 – Small Town, Big Plans

27/28 Jun

Prayer Meeting

3/4/5 Jul

Home Group 6: Micah 6:1-16 – A Call to the City

11/12 Jul Prayer Meeting

17/18/19 Jul

Home Group 7: Micah 7:1-20 – Light beyond the darkness