If you missed the ‘All About Heaven’, HCT event at Kingdom Faith last Sunday, 25th February with David and Gill Oliver, you can catch up with the recording, on the Kingdom Faith YouTube Channel – Part 1 (60 mins) and Part 2 (50 mins).
This is an HCT event, hosted by Kingdom Faith. Save the date! –
“All About Heaven”
Date: Sunday 25th February 2024,
Place: Kingdom Faith Church, Foundary Lane, Horsham.
Entry is free, but please book your place on line www.kingdomfaith.com/allaboutheaven
This impacting event will move you deeply and leave you enthused, prepared and longing for your heavenly destination. Very few Christians have ever heard a talk on present heaven. As a window into heaven gets opened you’ll discover the Biblical answer to many of the questions surrounding the death of your loved ones and your own ultimate destination including:
Why do so few Christians talk about heaven?
What does happen when we die?
Where exactly do we go?
What will we be doing there?
Why some Christians are actively afraid to talk about it?
David Oliver is based in the Salt & Light family of churches where he works across the churches internationally in a prophetic role. When David & Gill faced the death of their son Joel at the age of 38, following a short and brutal fight with cancer, David set about researching and writing on heaven. Through a thorough and practical examination of scripture, this evening will answer questions, allay fears and have your hearts skipping at the thought of being there. The official tour guide takes the words of Jesus, John, Paul, Daniel and others and explores what scripture says; the possibilities and the facts.
Thank you to all those who participated in hosting and attending gatherings for prayer across the churches in Horsham district, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024. It was such a blessing to be able to meet, pray, fellowship, walk and worship together.
At the various gatherings it is understood that at each of the times of prayer between 3 to 8 different churches were represented with gatherings of between 12 and 30, with a larger number for the United Service on Sunday evening hosted by St. Mary’s and led by Cornerstone Methodist.
Please continue to pray for unity and look out for further opportunities as Horsham Churches Together to gather, pray, worship, fellowship, learn, serve and witness together in mission and ministry.
Revd. Michael Hogg – HCT
For a couple of resources from the week check out our Blog Post on our website Here
Our thanks to all those who took part in the WPCU between 18th to 25th January 2024. Here are a couple of resources from that week:
On Friday 19th January 2024, there was the opportunity to take part in self-guided prayer walks around the Horsham town centre, led by Rev Pete Dibdin. The prayer route guides can still be used for anyone wanting to walk and pray around the town at their convenience. Download either the mobile friendly or the printable guides Here(link to Life Community Baptist’s website)
Check out a recording of Sunday’s (21st January 2024) Horsham Churches Together Annual United Service, hosted by St Mary’s Church Horsham and led by Cornerstone Methodist Churches – click on the image below
The ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ takes place each year from the 18th to 25th January. It is an opportunity for Christians from local churches to come together in prayer.
Horsham Churches Together will be celebrating the week with a series of events Join us if you are able.
– Thursday 18th: Brighton Road Baptist Church (7.30pm)
– Friday 19th: Prayer Walk – Horsham Town Centre (meet at 12 noon, Carfax Bandstand) As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, there will be the opportunity to take part in self-guided prayer walks around the Horsham town centre. Rev Pete Dibdin, Life Community Baptist Church, will be at the steps of the Carfax bandstand between 12:00pm and 12:20pm with printed prayer walk guides, you can get more information and download a print and mobile versions of the Guide. HERE
Each year ecumenical partners in a different region are asked to prepare the materials. In 2024, the churches of Burkina Faso are inviting us to join with them in a process of self-reflection as they consider what it means to love our neighbour in the midst of a security crisis. Using the parable of the Good Samaritan the reflections explore how we find our common identity in the experience of God’s love. As well as the need to place love at the centre of the quest for peace and reconciliation.
2nd July 2023, as Horsham Churches Together, people came from the Horsham District to gather for our second in a series of Prayer and Worship events, at Kingdom Faith Horsham.
A word was brought that it was like the Redwood trees, giants of the forest. These trees often grow to well over 300 feet and many can be found standing strong at 20 feet or more in diameter. However, unlike most other smaller trees, the Redwoods have shallow but widespread root systems, intertwining with the roots of other Redwoods. This increases their stability and survival during strong winds and floods. The trees grow in close proximity to each other so they can share nutrients and physically support each other. A reminder that there is power in connection and in community with one another and the importance that we need one another as we move forward as Horsham Churches Together.
A word with another underground natural phenomenon was given, an aquifer – an underground mass of rock, containing water that can be extracted. Each church in Horsham Churches Together is like a well. Each well goes down to the water in the aquifer. Jesus is that living water. As we come together to worship there is a flow of this living water that comes together like a river that God wants to flow out into the town and surrounding villages an area to bring salvation and healing into many people’s lives.
The Bible, God’s word, often communicates using story and metaphor as a way of explaining spiritual truths in human terms. One such metaphor is that Jesus is the ‘Rock of Salvation’ who gives us ‘Living Water’. Many times in the Bible, Jesus is represented as a ‘Rock’ and stability. In the New Testament, Jesus Himself speaks of ‘Living Water’, the Source of Life, not just as natural drinking water, but also as a symbol, spiritually for salvation (for the Holy Spirit). “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink…” John 7:37. Jesus contrasted our natural need for water with our spiritual thirst. Everyone gets thirsty naturally and there will be a spiritual thirst within us as well for reality, truth and purpose that is found only in Jesus.
The church, as the body of Christ, are ‘water carriers’ for this ‘Living Water’, found in Jesus. Our continued prayers are for the Horsham District to come to Jesus and be satisfied in Him the ‘Living Water’.
SUNDAY 7TH MAY 2023: HCT were excited to be part of the celebrations organised by Horsham District Council. Our wonderful team of volunteers provided free craft activities for children close to the stage in West Street, helping children and families to decorate more than 200 crowns and window decorations.
7TH APRIL 2023: around 400 people from Churches across Horsham and the wider community joined us for our Good Friday Service in the Carfax. Music was led by the team from St John’s Broadbridge Heath, and the message was given by Rev Sam Maginnis from Horsham Team Parish (Holy Trinity and St Leonards)