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At 7:30 pm on Monday June 28th 2021 ther will be a BBQ to promote The Forge to local churches; this is a local annual men’s event that was attended by 200+ pre-lockdown.
It’ll be at the venue for The Forge, New Lodge Farm, 49 Lower Woodcote Lane, SM5 4BY which is about 15 mins drive from Sutton Station.
Church leaders or church reps who would like to join us should let us know asap by email to either Suneel Shivdasani firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Forge is a men’s event for churches to draw in those they know outside the church. Dads can bring their lads (13+), so youth workers may also be interested as an event for ‘Lads and Dads’.
The website for the event is www.Theforge.zone. Ticket prices are currently £15.
Hong Kong: If you want to know more about why over 1,000 Hong Kongers are expected to move to Sutton, and how churches in the borough can be involved in supporting them, please take a look at this video from a recent Sutton Borough church-wide prayer evening.
In September 2021 there will be an event in Beddington to welcome people from Hong Kong, as described in this leaflet.
If your church is organising a family event for Hong Kong arrivals, Richard Choi (who is part of a Chinese Church co-ordinating the welcome) would love to hear of it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Families came to our leaders breakfast talking about work they are hoping to do with the London Borough of Sutton and how local churches can engage; see this flier. There will be a launch and lunch on 28th July; further details to come.
There is also a Job being advertised with a closing date of 4th July; see details here.
The Tazza coffee shop in Sutton is advertising for a full-time manager; details are available here.
"Depression is the illness/condition no one likes to talk about." This 5-week course is intended for current and past sufferers of depression, and carers who care for a loved one who is suffering from depression. Click the picture for details.
The course will be held at Sutton Baptist Church, 21 Cheam Road, Sutton SM1 1SN
The fee is £25 in total, this includes a hot meal, it starts at 7pm & finishes 9 45pm
To register your interest, please email: Workingwithdepression@hotmail.com.
Grace Filled Marriage: Local church leaders Claire and Steve Musters (from River Church Sutton) have recently released Grace-Filled Marriage. Filled with authentic stories from them, as well as other couples such as Glen and Emma Scrivener, Patrick and Diane Regan, Will and Lucinda van der Hart, as well as sound biblical teaching, it is a book for all couples to help encourage them in their marriage - whether they have been married for years, have had some bumps along the way or feel they have a strong marriage, but it is also helpful for those planning on getting married.
Claire and Steve have stock of their book available and are very happy to organise discounts for bulk buying — and can also discuss delivery to local addresses or pick up from them. Do get in touch with them if you want more information or to buy books: via email email@example.com. To find out more info see: https://clairemusters.com/bookshop-2/
Claire has also written a 30-day devotional on disappointment and loss, which she wrote as her mum journeyed to be with Jesus just before Covid hit. She obviously had no idea what was about to hit us all, but has found it has been incredibly timely — for more information see https://www.waverleyabbeyresources.org/product/every-day-insights-disappointment-and-loss/. She also has stock of this book available - as well as all the other books she has written: https://clairemusters.com/writing/.