May 2019 News
FOCUS ON…International Day
On the 26th of May we will be going to Jubilee International Day in Enfield, Jubilee is a church in our Newfrontiers family. Here Adrian Warnock, who preached at GodCentral when we met in the Harlow Playhouse, explains the reasoning behind this annual celebration.
“International Day is one of the highlights in our Jubilee church calendar. Once every year we celebrate our diversity by dressing up in national costumes of the many countries we represent as a congregation. There were 25+ countries represented in a feature when each of them came up to the front in typical dress, to the sound of a typical piece of their music. After telling us a little about their nation, and praying, they read Psalm 86:9-10 in their own languages:
“All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.”
As part of the day, we also have a special collection. This dates to when we needed to cover our first year’s rent for the Cinema back in the spring of 2005. Each year as we have grown since then, God has been gracious to us and our special giving day has raised more than enough to cover our rising rent for ever more of the screens for a growing congregation and children’s ministry. We have also been able to pay for publicity, equipment, and contributions towards the work of churches in needy parts of the world.
God has been abundantly gracious to us year after year. We give out of gratitude. But as a result, it seems more grace keeps coming, and hence we are more grateful.”
MAY PRAYER FOCUS
1. Thanks and praise to God for numerical growth on Sundays
2. Favour and Presence of God in all GodCentral meetings
3. New people on Sundays & Alpha
4. Mid-week groups
5. Under 16’s work including the growth of ‘Champions’ & Duggie Dug on the 9th June