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News of events happening around our local area, and further afield

Page updated 24th January 2020

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Is open again at Open4Coffee in St Aldhelm's Church Lounge on Thursdays from 10.00 - - 12 noon.

Pray for the UK
Nationwide Prayer Meeting, 25 January

Beginning in May, Franklin Graham will share the Gospel during the eight-city Graham Tour. This evangelistic outreach will also feature live music by Michael W. Smith and the Planetshakers, plus prayer for our nation. On Saturday, 25th January, churches across the UK will simultaneously stand together in Jesus’ Name and ask God to draw people from all walks of life to Himself during the tour. Will you and your church join them?

During this nationwide live stream from London, we will enjoy a time of prayer and worship, and we’ll hear an encouraging message from God’s Word.

Mark your calendars now and plan to bring your family members and friends. Let’s ask the Lord to soften hearts and open doors for the Gospel before the Graham Tour begins.

Visit GrahamTour.org.uk for more information..

Supporters' evening
Sunday 26 January 2020, 6.30 p.m.
St Aldhelm’s Church, Spa Road, Weymouth, DT3 5EW

The twentieth century saw six great ideological movements develop, all of which have sought to crush the Christian faith. These ideological movements have now spilled over into the twenty-first century with much greater force. The six are: communism, Maoism, Hindutva, Buddhist nationalism, lslamism, and secular humanism. At the same time, the Christian faith is growing rapidly within these contexts, except the secular humanism which shapes the West. How are Christians responding? What should be done to assist them? These issues will be explored by Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Fund.

Caroline Kerslake, International Director of Projects, will give an update how Barnabas Fund is supporting our suffering brothers and sisters around the globe. 

There will also be an opportunity for fellowship and to peruse our bookstall, staffed by Rosemary Sookhdeo.

Conquest - a course for men

Prayerhouse Weymouth, are  running a ten-week  DVD based program on Purity on Mondays starting Monday 3rd February (please note the change to the start date) from 8 pm at Hope House, 2 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT4 7JS.

Conquer is an excellent course for men who might have struggled or are struggling with sexual purity. This is a quality series and it will  change the way we think and behave in our lives. It is for single guys, husbands, dads, age 16 and upwards who are wanting to live life and be more like Jesus. Purity is a way of life that is achievable and possible, but we all sometimes need help to get there and overcome habits, get free and maintain a clean living and a life of integrity. A man's program for men who want to stand up and be counted.

To register please email.     View the trailer.

Refresh Witness Services 2020
The Refresh Witness Services that start at 6.30pm have been arranged for the first three months and are as follows:

January 26th - St Aldhelm's. February 23rd - Ebenezer Church. March 29th - Easton Methodist Church, Portland.

Healing on the Streets
Please note that, for the foreseeable future, this ministry will only operate on the first Saturday of every month, meeting beside St Mary’s Church in St Mary’s Street in Weymouth from 10 am-12 noon.

The next meeting will be on: Saturday 1st February 2020

They will postpone until the next Saturday if the forecast is bad. God willing, by this method, HOTS should get one session in each month.

Ladies' Day
A day for ladies to come together for worship, prayer and conversation with guest speaker, Jo Soper from Exeter Network Church, will take place at St Aldhelm's Church on Saturday 1st February from 9.30 am to 3 pm. Drinks are provided but please bring your own lunch. Tickets £5 available from Eventbrite on Facebook or Cherry Clarke.

Spring Harvest 2020. Theme: Unleashed – The Acts Church Today

Booking lines are now open for the following: 

Minehead week 1    4 - 9 April

Minehead week 2 13 - 17 April

Skegness         13 - 17 April

Harrogate         14 - 18 April

To book for Minehead & Skegness call Butlin’s directly on 0330 100 9330 or book online.

Prices vary depending on the type of accommodation. Please help yourself to a brochure from the ‘Hub’ desk.

BMS 2020 Day of Prayer

On Sunday 9th February Christians across the UK will gather together for the BMS World Mission Day of Prayer. Head to bit.ly/DayofPrayer2020-news to get some prayer points, and some inspiration for how to pray.


BMS 2020 Day of Prayer

On Sunday 9th February Christians across the UK will gather together for the BMS World Mission Day of Prayer. Head to bit.ly/DayofPrayer2020-news to get some prayer points, and some inspiration for how to pray.


Spring into Life

A team of 5 from Oddments theatre Company will be arriving on Sunday 2nd February to take a play and workshop based on Pilgrim's Progress into many of our local schools. Please pray for both the actors and the children and staff who will hear the message. 

We are looking for people to -

*volunteers to join a local team to accompany the team into schools 

*volunteers to join a local team to go into schools to take a follow up assembly

*offers of hospitality to give the team an evening meal 

Please contact Cherry if you would like to help.

Stay Awake
A day of inspiring and encouraging talks, workshops that will allow you to go further with Jesus, praise and worship throughout the day and the opportunity to meet other local Christians. The last hour (18:00-19:00) is a time for community whilst we all share some delicious Papa John's Pizza together, for free! What more could you want?

Everyone is welcome. Tickets and more information can be found on the Stay Awake website, email or phone Jasmine de Kretser on 07531266224.

Saturday 15th February from 10:00-19:00 at The Thomas Hardye School, Queen's Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2ET, UK.


Alpha course
An Alpha course will be starting at St Aldhelm's in the early Spring and taking a break for Easter. If you would like to come along or want more information please contact Anni Douglas or on 07809 467717 or .


The Big Green Event
A one-day festival of thought and action to join up faith and the environment and inspire us to make a difference’ at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 22nd February from 10:00 am – 16:30 pm.

The Keynote Speaker is Right Reverend  Nick Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury and lead bishop for environmental affairs.

Workshops and presentations by Br. Clark Berge SSF, from the Hilfield Community.

Visit the website.