Man Up – Sunday 3rd December 2017

Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.

Our next meeting is on Sunday, 3rd December at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with Martin Fair leading us.  We will be continuing with the sixth in our series looking at John’s first letter.  Our series title is:

“What makes Christians so different?”  

In week 1 in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness.  His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.

In week 2 we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.

In week 3 looked at obedience, lifestyle and consistency and saw that obedience to Christ’s commands and brotherly love are great indications of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as he causes us to be more and more like the Lord Jesus.

In week 4 we looked at words of warning from John.  We saw that we must not love the world, that is society organised apart from God.  John warned us about the lust of the flesh (our appetites); the lust of the eyes (appearances) and pride of life (boasting), which should be carefully avoided.

Last week we looked at what John has to teach us about believing in Jesus and being steadfast in that belief.

This week we are looking at what it means to be children of God.  John sets out the privilege we have, as well as the responsibilities, since we are children of the living God, having been born again into new life.

Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.

Man Up – Sunday 26th November 2017

Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.

Our next meeting is on Sunday, 26th November at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with Roger Adams leading us.  We will be continuing with the fifth in our series looking at John’s first letter.  Our series title is:

“What makes Christians so different?”  

In the first week in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness.  His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.

In the second week we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.

In the third week looked at obedience, lifestyle and consistency and saw that obedience to Christ’s commands and brotherly love are great indications of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as he causes us to be more and more like the Lord Jesus.

Last week we looked at words of warning from John.  We saw that we must not love the world, that is society organised apart from God.  John warned us about the lust of the flesh (our appetites); the lust of the eyes (appearances) and pride of life (boasting), which should be carefully avoided.

This week we are looking at what John has to teach us about believing in Jesus and being steadfast in that belief.  Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.

Love Southbourne – Christmas 2017

Love Southbourne returns this Christmas with two community carol events…

On Friday 15th December there will be carols & refreshments on the grass at the Bourne end of Manor Way [map]

On Saturday 16th December we will be switching on the Christmas tree lights outside St. John’s Church, with carols and refreshments [map]

Come along and enjoy some festive songs and treats… All Free!

You are also welcome to join in with the St. John’s Church Christmas services – full details can be found here.

Christmas at St. John’s 2017

All are welcome this Christmas at St. John’s Church, Southbourne. For more details, please do not hesitate to get in touch. You can download our Christmas flyers at the end of this page.

Sunday 17th December 
10.00am Morning Praise
6.30pm Traditional Carols with refreshments & mince pies
Christmas Eve
10.00am Morning Praise
3.30pm Christingle – Children invited to dress as nativity characters
11.00pm First Communion of Christmas
Christmas Day
10.00am Family Celebration with Communion
Flyers

Worship Training Day – Saturday 18th November

Join Christian songwriter and worship leader Chris Bowater for a day of worship, sharing and discovery.  Open to everyone who is interested in going deeper into the heart of worship, whether you are a worship leader, musician or worshipper…

There is no fixed charge, but donations are welcome to cover costs. Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be served

All welcome, no need to book.

 

 

Man Up – Sunday 19th November 2017

Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.

Our next meeting is on Sunday, 19th November at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with Matt Luff leading us.  We will be continuing with the fourth in our series looking at John’s first letter.  Our series title is:

“What makes Christians so different?”  

In the first week in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness.  His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.

In the second week we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.

Last week looked at obedience, lifestyle and consistency and saw that obedience to Christ’s commands and brotherly love are great indications of the Holy Spirit’s work in our hearts as he causes us to be more and more like the Lord Jesus.

This week we are looking at words of warning from John.  How should we relate to the world?  How can and should we be in the world but not of the world?  Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.

Man Up – Sunday 12th November 2017

Man Up, the group just for men. Every Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Church Centre.

Our next meeting is on Sunday, 12th November at 8 p.m. in the lounge at the St. John’s Church Centre with Ian Maclennan leading us.  We will be continuing with the third in our new series looking at John’s first letter.  Our series title is:

“What makes Christians so different?”  

In the first week in this series the apostle John emphasised that his account of Jesus is as an eyewitness.  His purpose in writing is to proclaim Jesus and encouraging the believers in their fellowship with the Father and the Son.

Last week we focused on light and darkness as well as considering some false teachings which John was keen to refute.

This week we will be looking at obedience, lifestyle and consistency.  Can someone be a Christian without obeying Christ’s commands?  Is it OK to hate a brother and claim to be living in the light?  John answers these questions next in his letter.  Come and join the conversation at 8 p.m. on Sunday in the Church Centre.