Life moves in seasons. We go through different phases, such as child, teenager, parent, student, young adult, grandparent, employee, manager, owner, retirement, engagement, bereavement, new babies, empty nest and so on.
Each season has its own blessings and challenges, and it’s important to recognise, embrace and enjoy the season we’re in. Sometimes we can be so keen to get onto the next season of life that we forget to enjoy the season we’re in.
Church life moves in seasons too
We’re at the start of a very exciting new season for Welcome Church with a huge opportunity ahead, perhaps the biggest opportunity we’ve had for about 45 years. From January we will be meeting in our new, purpose built building in the heart of Woking, and we want to maximise this great opportunity for the church and the gospel.
What a moment this will create! I believe we could see hundreds or people coming to our big launch Sunday on January 19th; it’s a God given opportunity to create the most exciting Sunday morning we’ve had for years.
The season we are in now is all about that
The activities we will be doing over the coming year are all about getting us ready for that and making the most it; it’s our number one top priority for the year ahead. Let’s recognise the season we are in and make sure we embrace it and enjoy it.
To help us all to maximise the opportunity this new start creates, we’ve made some big and exciting plans, so let’s all be ready to get involved.
Welcome Church Fun Day
The first step in our big plans is the Welcome Church Fun Day tomorrow. (Sat 28th September, 11am – 4pm, Schifano’s Field in West End).
This date also coincides with our church’s 140th birthday.
The Fun Day has something for everyone: BBQ, Ice Creams, Candy Floss, Teacup Rides, Inflatables, Magic with Peanuts the Clown, Live Music, Tractor Rides, Assault Course, Games, Competitions and more.
Do pray that the sun comes out for us, at the moment it’s looking GOOD! 🌞
We’ve given the full details out lots of times on Sundays, so I won’t repeat them here, but if you have any questions please ask. And if you’re reading this and you’re not from Welcome Church and you want to come – you can. Just reply to this post and I’ll send you the details ASAP – we would love you to join us.
Just do one thing
For this event we want everyone to do one thing: bring someone with you.
Bring a person, bring a family … just bring someone. It’s an easy invitation to make, so let’s all be on the front foot with it. And it’s absolutely not too late to ask people, you can even do it on the day.
Making a Triple Jump
The world record for the Long Jump is 8.95 metres. But the world record for the Triple Jump (also known as the Hop, Skip and Jump) is an incredible 19.29 metres – that’s a whole lot further.
We are thinking of this launch as a triple jump.
Hop: bring people to the Fun Day
Skip: bring them to our Fireworks event (9th November)
Jump: invite them to the Big Launch in January
Of course we have lots of other things going on too, not least our Carol Service for Woking at HG Wells on 15th December with the Cobham Brass Band and our amazing new Welcome Stories initiative.