This Sunday at G2, we’re going to be thinking about the ‘Sabbath’. Put simply, Sabbath is a day of rest in which we retreat from our work and focus on God. We’ll be thinking about what it means for us today to have a Sabbath and how we can rest well together as a Church community. The meeting on Sunday will be a little different to usual and we will be thinking about this idea in more ways than one. Make sure you arrive early/ on time to start at 3.45pm, otherwise you will miss out on what we’ve got planned. Also, just to make sure you’re in a restful mood, you might want to bring your slippers with you. See you all on Sunday,
Josh, Anna & Hannah
Just before Christmas we had an offering at G2 to help resource ‘new initiatives’ at G2 in 2014. We also pledged to give half of the income to Hope Café, a new project based in Tang Hall working to help local people.
The total income for the offering was £1,970.97, we’ve rounded up the amount we’re giving away to £1,000 which will go to Hope Café this week.
Also in December we were able to give a small donation of £100 towards Christmas gifts for young offenders at HMYOI Wetherby where Iwan Matheson works as a volunteer chaplain.
Here’s a quote:
… when you listen to a song watch out for the lyrics and make sure they don’t go against the Bible’s teachings, and if they do be sure respond to it in the correct way.
Last Sunday at G2 we gave.
We were supporting new initiatives and we pledged to give half away to Hope Cafe. You will be inspired to know that the total given so far (including Gift aid) is:
A BIG thank-you to everyone who has given so far. If you haven’t given yet you still can – we’d love to be able to give more than £1,000 to Hope Cafe. You can bring your gift on Sunday or send a pledge to Paul.Millard@belfrey.org.
This Sunday at G2 we are giving.
Giving is good for us because every time we give, we grow. We grow in being more like Jesus Christ who held nothing back and gave everything for others. We grow in our trust and dependence on God as we demonstrate that our finances are not our security.
The giving today at G2 is to support new initiatives. There are quite a few new things brewing at G2 ranging from ideas for new cells, to outreach projects, to hopes for church planting. We want to be able to resource all these projects and the people behind them. Of course we can do many things for free, but some things will need some cash to get them going or make it good! This might mean funding some training, renting buildings, buying equipment or releasing peoples time.
At the moment it’s small beginnings. But we think more is coming … a lot more. So, the offering today is also a step of faith. Watch this space!
The money received today will be divided equally between the “G2 Growth Fund”, which is for the things mentioned above, and the Tang Hall Hope Cafe which is a new local project providing practical help to people in need (including Foodbank).
Lastly, we want to encourage everyone to give today. As the sayings goes, “its the taking part that matters.” Please pray and give what you can afford. There are yellow envelopes for putting your cash or cheque in (made out to ‘St Michael le Belfrey PCC’). If you pay tax there is a Gift Aid declaration to fill out.