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News from Churches Together in Kent
Ride and Stride, Jongikaya Zilhe, Summer Missions, Harvest Resources etc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBO3Df02iEY&feature=youtu.be

RIde and Stride. Every second Saturday in September, Ride & Stride happens across Kent. Hundreds of people do a sponsored bike ride in aid of their local church and the historical church buildings of Kent.
Find out more information here from the Friends of Kent Churches. Or watch the delightful little video, above. It's not too late to get involved...
The Scripture Union beach mission in Minnis Bay, north Kent, is an amazing example of churches working together in mission. It has been running now for 123 years. Amazingly, it ministers to over 1000 children and young people each summer time. The SU team organize things, with help from Gold Hill Baptist Church and the fiv churches in Westgate. Pictured is local organizer, Tessa Hinge, who's been helping for 30 years. With age groups from pre-school up to 17 years old, all church buildings are used and now there's a tea tent for parents too. "It's bringing al the churches together, touching children for just a fortnight". said Tessa.  George Kalu, a local minister, added that "It brings enthusiasm to the area and inspiration to the churches about what is possible".

20 of the young adult helpers this year came up through the mission. This is an amazing example of what smaller churches can achieve when we work together in mission. Churches Together in Westgate is only five churches, but together, with some outside help, great things are possible. More info about the holiday club here.
It was good to be at the Welcome Service for Rev. Jongikaya Zilhe, the new Methodist Co-Chair for London, with responsibility for South East London, including Bexley and Bromley. With a very African feel to the occassion, it was a time of great joy and celebration.

Please do continue to pray for Kent's denominational leaders, who continue to meet over breakfast four times a year, for prayer, fellowship and discussion. This involves regional leaders/representatives from the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist,  Society of Friends and United Reformed Churches. The Salvation Army are also a part of this group.

Christian Aid Harvest appeal for Malawi.  At Harvest, we all reflect on the food we’re fortunate enough to have on our tables. With your support, poor farmers in Malawi will be able to create a plentiful bounty for their own families, both now and in the future.  So please, Give Peas a Chance!

 You can download or order our Harvest resources for your Harvest service – sermon notes, posters, all age talk, children’s activity sheet and lots more.

Tunbridge Wells Youth for Christ are looking for a full time youth worker. You'll have to hurry though. The deadline is 1st September. Details here.

The Diocese of Rochester wishes to appoint an experienced full time youth worker who will assist in creating community cohesion and reducing anti-social behaviour in the Swanscombe Greenhithe and Ebbsfleet areas. This is an exciting opportunity to impact the lives of young people positively by bringing together those from the established communities and new neighbourhoods. For information contact Sarah Cabella by email or on 01634 560000. Closing date 16th September.
Education Sunday 2017 is on 10th September, with the theme "Gathered in my Name". Nationally co-ordinated, ecumenically prepared resources can be downloaded here.
Seeking Sanctuary is an ecumenical mission with great expertise in helping asylum seekers in The Jungle. They have released a briefing paper on the current status of the refugee situation in the Calais area. You can read their briefing paper here.
Tehilla House of Prayer in Thanet is starting a 2 term weekly prayer training course on Thursday 28th September.We will be following a study manual by Alistair Petrie called Sacred Trust which looks at how to pray effectively for your local community and area.This is open to whomever is interested in praying for their communities. More information from Honor Todd by phone on 07801 355628.
Churches Together in Kent to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
There will be a service of worship at Canterbury Cathedral on Sunday 15th October, 3.15pm, with both Catholic and Protestant participation. It would be great to see a good number of folk attending, showing our unity as we look forward to the future of the Body of Christ.  There are also five lectures being held in Canterbury in the Autumn, following themes of the Reformation. More information here. They are sponsored by the Canterbury Diocese and the East Kent Methodist Circuit.
'Behind closed doors' is a report commissioned by Churches Together in England into  gender-based violence, human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Lots of folk looked last month, so I thought I'd leave it in a bit longer.... You can download the report here.
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