POPUP Groups

POP-UP Groups 2017

What is a Pop-Up group?

A Pop-Up group is a short-term small-group that meets for about 12 weeks to try something new while exploring a fresh aspect of the Christian faith.  

Pop-Up groups are all about variety. Naturally, every Pop-Up group will involve the Bible, discussion and prayer in some way.

Some groups will do in-depth bible study, others will be based around a hobby or activity, like a book club or crafts or board games or sport of some kind.

Others might be about serving the church or the community in some way or just spending time together socially. There are loads of possibilities.

Pop-Up groups are also a great way to make new friends, to try something new, learn a new skill, get out in the community and to grow in your faith.


What happens when the Pop-Up group finishes?

Everyone takes a break for about a month and then signs up for another one, if they want to.

Pop-Up groups will generally break at Easter, Summer and Christmas.  These breaks come either at naturally busy times in the church - when lots is already happening - or during the holidays when people are away.


How do I join a Pop Up group? 

Take a look at the list of Pop-Up groups on offer in this leaflet.  Choose a group and tick the box of the Pop-Up group you'd like to join.  Put your contact details on the bottom and hand the form to Barbara Leppard who will arrange for the group leader to contact you.  Alternatively speak to the leader of the group you want to join.

If you would like to invite someone along who isn't a church member that's fine, but please ask the group leader first because some groups have limited spaces.

The Autumn term's Pop Up Groups start in the week beginning in 11th September 2017 through to 15th December 2017 (but check the start date with the group leader)

      

Practicing The Way

This is an opportunity for all the church membership (Christ’s Apprentices) to take part and prepare for the Lord’s transformation of Weston.

This is a series meant to reshape the way we live as followers of Jesus. Becoming an apprentice of Jesus requires that we actively work to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and carry out his Kingdom vision for the world. We want to follow in his steps so closely that we become covered in the dust of our Rabbi. Listen along as we discover how to practice the way of Jesus, together, in Weston.

Group 1: For Men—contact Daron

When: Sunday evenings at 7:45 to 9:00pm

Where: The Church Centre

Group 2: For All—contact Julie

When: Tuesday evenings at 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: The Vicarage

Group 3: For All—contact Sarah

When: Tuesday evenings at 7:30 to 9:30pm

Where: Youth Room in Church

Group 4: For All—contact Tony

When: Wednesday evenings at 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: 54 Fullerton Close

Group 5: For All—contact Tony

When: Thursday afternoon at 1:00 to 3:00pm

Where: The Church Centre

 

Here are some other groups which will be meeting besides the above groups:

Pray First –contact Daron

Prayer is stressed over and over again in the New Testament as a vital prerequisite for the release and experience of God’s power. Philip Hughes Come and join us to prayer for God’s power to be released over Weston.

When: First Sunday of month from 5:00 to 6:00pm

Where: The Church Centre


Following Jesus and living in the Kingdom of God –contact Colin

This Pop-up will be taking a close look at the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew Chapters 5, 6,and 7, and how this way of living is only possible if someone knows Jesus personally as their Lord and Saviour.  Lifts available

When: Monday evenings at 7:30 - 9:00pm, ending with refreshments

Where: 113 Archery Gardens

 

Pray for the transformation of Weston by the love of God –contact Dennis

God says, "If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Come and pray together for the transformation of Weston by the love of God.

When: Tuesday mornings at 10:00am

Where: 3 Poulner Close

 

Totally embarrassing group –contact Colin

This is for members who have often thought ‘not for me’ or ‘not in the evening please’ can remain speechless, songless, or as talkative as they wish, but who will never be put on the spot and can come and go in the daylight.  Lifts available

When: Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 - 4:30pm, ending with refreshments

Where: 113 Archery Gardens

 

Prayer and Praise –contact Theresa

Come and spend an hour and a half praying and praising God together.

When: Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm 

Where: 3 Garrets Close


Freedom in Christ –contact Daron

Through His victory on the cross over sin, death and the devil, Jesus has already set us free. But sometimes we don't feel free! Perhaps we feel "stuck" in habitual sin, negative thoughts, fears, unforgiveness or condemnation. Maybe we are bogged down by the "cares of life". But we do want to grow, mature and bear fruit.  The good news is that when Jesus said that knowing the truth would set us free, he meant it!  This course will help you grasp the amazing truth of your new identity in Christ, teach you to uncover and resist the enemy's deception, and help you move on so that you can become the person God created you to be.

When: Thursday evenings at 7:00 to 9:00pm

Where: The Vicarage

 


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