Notices for Bulletins

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SEPTEMBER...
THE KING'S SCHOOL OPEN MORNING / SATURDAY 23 SEPTEMBER / 10.30AM-12.00PM
We warmly invite you to The King’s School Open Morning on Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 10.30am to 12.00pm.  This is a great opportunity to tour the school, meet with staff and pupils and ask questions.  At 11.15am there will be a short presentation by Mrs Bowden, Headteacher, who will share the vision of the school and explain how we can support your child/children through their education in a Christian environment. 
We would love to see you there - no need to book! Visit the
website here!
CITY PRAYER FOR OLDER PEOPLE / WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER / 1.00PM - 3.00PM / SHIRLEY BAPTIST CHURCH
Join others to pray for Older People's Ministry across the city, it will be wonderful to see you there. At The Link, Shirley Baptist Church, Church Street, Shirley, SO15 5LG.
REFORMATION 500 CONFERENCE / FRIDAY 29 - SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER / KING'S COMMUNITY CHURCH, SOUTHAMPTON
KCC are holding the Reformation 500 Conference on 29th – 30th September 2017. The conference will start at 10am on the Friday and finish at 4pm on the Saturday. Terry Virgo has agreed to give some Bible readings over the two days in which he will unpack parts of one of Luther’s favourite books, Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Other speakers will include Andrew Wilson, Joel Virgo, Glen Scrivener, Mike Reeves and Andy Johnston. Those who have been invited to speak are not simply gifted preachers and communicators of the Gospel but they all have a particular interest in Luther, the Reformation and historical theology.
The price of the conference is £30 (£35 if bookings are made after 31st June 2017)and includes tea, coffee and biscuits but not lunches or overnight accommodation. 
For more information and to book in, click 
here!
OCTOBER ONWARDS...
CITYWIDE WORSHIP AND PRAYER NIGHT / TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER / 7.30PM-9.00PM / CITY LIFE CHURCH, 286 BURGESS ROAD
All are invited to a citywide prayer night at City Life Church on Burgess Road. Prayer will be focused on young people and students in Southampton.
Refreshments from 7.00pm.
SOUTHAMPTON CITY MISSION SPONSORED BIKE RIDE / SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER / 10.00AM
Join us for our annual family friendly sponsored bike ride in the New Forest ending with a barbecue at Calshot beach. 15 miles for families or 40 miles for a challenge!
Click here for details and registration.
REAL LIVES / TUESDAY 10 - SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER / 7.30PM - 9.00PM / ABOVE BAR CHURCH
Real Lives is an opportunity to hear real stories from lives that have been changed by Jesus.
Above Bar Church will be transformed into a cafe style setting with refreshments and live music.
Every evening, we will be interviewing a different guest, followed by a short talk explaining the Christian faith. 
OVER THE TOP CONFERENCE / FRIDAY 13 - SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER / FREEDOM CHURCH, ROMSEY
We have a great range of speakers which is really exciting, but particularly, we wanted to let you know that we now have Chip Kendall leading our Kids Program on the Saturday 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm. We are so pleased to have Chip and The Praise Ship Orbitron team join us, and our heart is that as many children as possible, receives the opportunity to join the fun. 
The program is free for children with an adult attending the conference. 
To book your tickets visit 
www.freedomchurch.uk/conference 
PARENTING WORKSHOP / WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER / 7.15PM - 8.45PM / LAKESMERE HOUSE, ALLINGTON LANE
Key stepping stones for helping children thrive during the primary stage. Tickets are £5 and you can reserve your place by emailing Dasha (d.murdock@thekingsschool.eu)
There will also be another worskshop in January where the focus will be more for parents of those in senior school.
CAP - FUND YOUR CHURCH ROADSHOW / SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER / 10.00AM - 4.00PM / THE EVERYDAY CHURCH, LONDON 
Does your church need more money to fund its work? Why not go along to the Fund Your Church Roadshow and let CAP's Church Funding team show you how. See more details on the flyer here!
CARE FOR THE FAMILY EVENT - PARENTING TEENAGERS / TUESDAY 7 NOVEMBER / 7.30PM-10.00PM / KING'S COMMUNITY CHURCH, SOUTHAMPTON
At Parenting Teenagers – getting them (and you!) through, Rob and Katharine share some practical strategies to help you understand this time of change. Discover how to best support your teen as they begin to explore who they are while facing all the pressures of life as a teenager today.
For more details and to book a ticket, see the
website here!
INSPIRE HER LADIES DAY / SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER / 10.00AM - 4.00PM / JAMES STREET CHURCH, ST MARYS
A day to be inspired, pampered and refreshed. A series of talks from different speakers to encourage you. Includes lunch, drinks and afternoon tea. £15pp. For more details and to get your tickets, contact Allison Strudwick (allison.strudwick@gmail.com).
CHRISTMAS FAYRE / SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER / THE KING'S SCHOOL, FAIR OAK
A new Christmas Fayre is being held at the King’s School, Fair Oak on Saturday 18th November 2017, with all profits from stall fees and admission going to the Christian charity Equip, which works in Rwanda (www.equip.org) providing vocational education for young people. Anyone wishing to have a pitch to sell crafts should contact bob@equipuk.org . The fee for a pitch will be £5 plus the contribution of a gift for a raffle prize. The Fayre will run from 11am – 3pm.
SCN LEADERS RETREAT DAY / THURSDAY 23 NOVEMBER / 9.30AM - 5.00PM / MARWELL HOTEL
SCN invites you to its 2017 Leaders Retreat Day at Marwell Hotel. Mark Melluish will be coming to speak to us and it's a great opportuity to meet other leaders in Southampton.
The day costs £45 per delegate and includes lunch and use of the facilities at the venue.
You can book in by emailing James asking for a booking form (
james@scn.org.uk). 
OTHER INFORMATION...
THE DEAKIN AND WITHERS FUND
The Deakin and Withers fund is specifically for the benefit of female Church members – who find themselves in difficult financial times.  This is not a crisis fund but is designed for the relief of persons who are in need, suffering hardship or distress.
If you know women in your church who would benefit from this fund, please refer them to the website where all the details are available including criteria. 
www.sycf.org.uk/apply/individuals/deakin-withers-fund/
SOUTHAMPTON STREET PASTORS NEED YOUR HELP
Due to demand we need more Street Pastors and Prayer Pastors - can you help with filling our training places for 15th September?
We are excited to announce that the next round of training starts Friday evening, 15th September. We are looking for volunteers to pray or go out on patrol at night time, at schools in the day, and in the community during the evening.
Our volunteers say it builds their faith when they have so many encounters on the streets and can be there to help people in the moment when they need it most. 
Not only have we been helping people in many practical ways but it is becoming more and more apparent that people are open to God and are willing to hear who He is and how much He loves them. From the beginning of this year there have been 33 occasions when Street Pastors prayed with people on the street along with 24 answers to prayer. Nearly 20 bibles have been handed out during the same period along with 4 individuals being signposted towards Alpha.
If you have any queries or would like a presentation in your church then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at the office on 023 8033 3387 or by email and we would be happy to help, office@southamptonstreetpastors.org
BABY EQUIPMENT BANK 
The new Baby Equipment Bank at “Oasis of Life Church” is now taking donations of baby equipment.
It will work on the same basis as the SCM Basics Bank – taking in equipment as donations, cleaning, storing and giving away for free to those in need.
The Baby Equipment Bank will be happy to accept the following items:
·  Cots, beds, Moses baskets, basinets
·  Baby bed linen and towels
·  Pushchairs, prams, buggies (strollers),
·  Changing mats, changing units, , changing bags
·  Baby baths and toiletries
·  Highchairs, Bumbo seats
·  Sterilisers, bottles
·  Safety gates, car seats
·  Baby monitors
The Baby Equipment Bank can be contacted on:
babyequipment@rccgsouthampton.org or 07879 236456 
RECOVERY ADDICTION PROGRAMME / VICTORY CENTRE, PORTSWOOD 
This full-time structured addiction recovery programme runs Monday to Friday at The Victory Centre, Portswood.  
It is for men and women with any addiction who are at a point in their recovery journey where they seriously want to be free and to live a new life free from addiction.  They access the course daily whilst living in their own accommodation.  This enables their family to receive support while they go through recovery and for ongoing support once the course has finished.  It also enables any daily issues which arise through their social networks, lack of life skills or money management to be dealt with as they arise and worked through in a supportive environment.
Anyone interested should contact Dawn the Living-Recovery Manager on: 07736167600
Further details on http://www.victoryhrc.org/
JOB VACANCIES...
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
Navigators UK are part of a global partnership working in more than 100 countries with the commitment to help individuals and communities of believers to know Christ and make him known.
We are looking for a part time Finance and Administration Assistant to join our small and highly committed support team based in our national office in Southampton. The role is 15 hours a week, to be worked 3 hours a day Monday to Friday. This can be mornings or afternoons.
You will be assisting with routine but crucial financial processes which require accuracy and a high degree of confidentiality, as well as other important administrative tasks. You will identify with the values and ethos of the Navigators.
The job description, person spec and application form can be found
here!
Closing date for applications: 24 September 2017. Interview date: during the week of 2 October.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR COUNSELLORS AT FIRGROVE
At the Firgrove Centre in Shirley, Southampton we are looking to expand our team of counsellors. Firgrove has been working in the City for over 30 years now and demand for our counselling in the area of baby loss or unplanned pregnancy is growing.
We are currently looking for part qualified/qualified counsellors who have a passion and a heart for supporting women and men through the following areas of grief:
Miscarriage / Termination / Stillbirth / Post Adoption
So if you think this is something you would like to explore please contact our Centre Leader, Bren Dittrich, by phone on 023 8078 3134 or email firgrove@talk21.com.
For more information about the work of Firgrove check out our website www.thefirgrovecentre.org.