This year’s Week of Prayer is going to be held in Felixstowe from 17th -25th January. The overall international theme has been chosen by Christians from the Middle East and we shall be posting daily devotions from Tuesday 18th on our Facebook Page.
Our Community Prayers on Monday 17th will be led by John Gillett of Open Doors who will give a picture of what life is like for many Christians in the Middle East and tell us about the work of Open Doors and its partners in various locations. It will be on Zoom on our usual third Monday of the month.
Meeting ID: 848 7948 3232
As in previous years, we plan to hold a Pilgrimage to many of our churches, taking to opportunity to pray outside at each location we visit. We are planning holding this event as it is an outdoors, but this may be subject to change. Please monitor social media and this web page for possible changes before 22nd.
Unfortunately our keynote event of the week, the United service, had to be changed from a face to face service to a live broadcast on YouTube as had been the cast for of our major services in the last 18 months. Details are below. Connection information will be circulated shortly.
Please note that this service will be signed for the deaf and hearing impaired. There will also be a social time on Zoom after the service – details on the advert above.
As in previous years we shall be producing the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland’s daily devotions on our Facebook page from Tuesday 18th to Tuesday 25th. They have been produced by Christians in the Middle East. Please use them in your personal devotions or at church prayer times. The complete set can be downloaded and printed below:
The complete CTBI booklet with the devotions in it is below should you wish to take a look at that.
Walton Parish Nursing has restarted its group for working age people who experience challenges to their physical abilities. Details are below.
Churches Together in Felixstowe is joining with Felixstowe Methodists in praying for the UN Climate Change Conference’s 26th Annual Summit in Glasgow between 31st October and 12th November. The UK, together with partners Italy, will host the event many believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control. The local Methodist Churches will be holding daily prayers from 10am to Noon each day and everyone is welcome.
For more information on the Conference, please take a look at the official website https://ukcop26.org/
Our October prayers were led by Lorna Bellamy from Walton Parish Nursing and here are the slides with the prayer points if you would like to share them or pray through them.
Here’s a request for assistance from BOOST which those interested in it’s ministry may want to become involved in:
“At Boost we have found our way through to the Persimmon Homes national Community Champions awards finals and so we want to get everyone voting as we are in with an opportunity of receiving £20,000, £50,000 or £100,000. We are one of only 3 Suffolk finalists who are all in different categories of the awards. So, we are asking every one we know to send the voting link to everyone they know friends, family, church family, work colleagues etc. anywhere in the world that you know anyone please ask them to vote. You can vote once a day so, if you see posts on social media etc. please keep voting, liking and sharing as you never know who will see it and three organisations have to win those prizes. The funding will clearly support young people in our local school through the work of Chaplaincy that Josh is undertaking.”
Here is the link: https://bit.ly/3oGLC2Q . You’ll need to scroll down to the BOOST entry to vote.
Delayed from its usual date, the annual Day of Prayer meeting will be in Kirton Methodist Chapel Garden on 1st October. Details below.
We had an evening session again and Neil Winton, the chair of Felixstowe Town Pastors led us. Here are the prayer points and video he showed us. Feel free to use the materials in your church services, prayer meetings or home groups.
The whole presentation is available in the following PowerPoint file.