“All About Heaven”, HCT event with David & Gill Oliver

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,
Time: 7pm,
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.

Find out more – All About Heaven-February25-2024

Update from a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024

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

Resources from HCT’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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

Join us for the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

“GO AND DO LIKEWISE” (Luke 10:37)

The Good Samaritain – Luke 10:25-37 by  JESUS MAFA from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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.

2024 JANUARY
– 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 

– Saturday 20th St Margaret’s Church, Warnham, (10am)
– Sunday 21st: HCT United Service at St Mary’s Parish Church (6pm), led by Cornerstone Methodist Church
– Monday 22nd: St John’s Broadbridge Heath (7.30pm)
– Tuesday 23rd: St Mark’s Church, Holbrook, with Horsham Eco Churches (7.30pm)  Based on the Good Samaritan and loving your neighbour, “Lord, turn our churches into ‘inns’, welcoming those in need.” Tis will be an  hour of worship and prayer,  contemplating  why we need to turn our churches into inns, and what local Christians are already doing together.
– Wednesday 24th: Trafalgar Road Baptist (12.30pm)
– Thursday 25th: United Reformed Church, Springfield Road (7.30pm)

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.

You can download the reflection booklet from HERE

The parable of the Good Samaritan is found in Luke 10:25-37   Read the chapter and passage (NIV) and also listen and watch a dramatization on Bible.is HERE

Resources for the week can be found on the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s website: https://ctbi.org.uk/resources-for-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2024/

All change at Horsham Churches Together

A note from Richard

This Friday (5th January 2024) I will be setting aside my responsibilities as the Development Coordinator for Horsham Churches Together. As I reflect on more than 2 years of service with HCT, I feel immensely privileged to have had the opportunity to serve alongside the Churches and Church leaders the town and villages of Horsham. I accepted this role with a strong sense of Christ’s leading, and I leave it in the same way, with confidence that there is a new season ahead for HCT. The Holy Spirit is on the move in Horsham, and I leave this role with a sense of excitement and anticipation for what God has in store for us as His people. For myself, my next step is to take a couple of months sabbatical during which I am confident that He will show me something of His plan for my own future.

My heart is always to encourage others in their faith and service, and so I am grateful to leaders, forum members, and so many others in Churches, charities and other organisations in Horsham and West Sussex who have been such an encouragement to me during my time in this role.

I am especially grateful for the friendship and support of Clive Urquhart and Michael Hogg, who provide vision and strategy to HCT. I am also hugely grateful to our administrator Anna Pisani, and to Karen Park who gives so much time and energy to leading Horsham Eco Churches.

So, thank you all for your support and your continuing friendship. My prayer is that God will continue to bless and inspire you in His service.

Be blessed and encouraged in Jesus.

Richard

You can keep in touch with Richard via Facebook or through the contact form on his website at www.crossblog.org.uk

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2024

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated between 18th and 25th January each year. In Horsham, we aim to hold a series of events during the week. This year, our programme of events will include our next joint HCT service will be hosted by St Mary’s Church, Horsham and led by Cornerstone Methodist Church at 6pm on Sunday 21st January.

A Downloadable Flyer for these events is available here

A Downloadable Flyer for these events is available here

Christmas Carol Service in Horsham Market

It was wonderful to see so many people at the Christmas Carol Service in Horsham Market on Saturday morning (16th December). Wonderful music from the Slinfold Concert Band, and Rev Simon Shorey from St Mark’s sharing the Good News of Jesus. Thanks to the Horsham Market team and especially Sam Albrow who provided the PA system.  Nine different Churches represented amongst the leading and stewarding team. Horsham Churches working together to share the message of Christmas!

 

 

Family Friendly Service on Sunday 3rd December

Duggie Dug Dug is something of a legend, offering activities for children and families across the UK for many years. He’s returning with his team to St John’s in Broadbridge Heath (RH12 3LD) for a family friendly Nativity Service to launch the programme of Christmas activities . The event starts at 10.30am and you can just turn up – no need to book! After the service, at 11.45, there will be a Mini Christmas Market with snacks and gifts available. Great way to kick off your family Christmas!