March 2012

The Sun says “God is in Control”

When I was speaking about building relationships at the training day recently, we talked about how to bring great questions into conversations with our friends in a natural way. What an opportunity the last few days have afforded us to ask, “Do you think prayer makes a difference?”
The sight of the footballer, Muamba collapsing has reminded us of the unpredictability of life. And suddenly in this time of crisis, the world begins to look to God as they yearn for some kind of meaning and hope.
The front page of yesterday’s Sun led with the headline, “God is in Control” and the Daily Star said “In God’s Hands.” The BBC has an article on its website basically devoted to analysing whether prayer works. You can read it here:

The nation is talking about it. Are we?

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Love Actually- Weekend Away in March 2013. Jenny Baker, Bekah Legg and Fiona Castle all speaking.

Grab the last chance to book for our weekend away in the fabulous Four Pillars Hotel , guaranteed to give you opportunities for relaxation, pampering, creativity and inspiration. The theme is ‘Love Actually’ as we will be reminded that our faith, our lives and our outreach are all rooted in love. Set aside Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March as your time- you will not regret it! For those who have booked already, we are looking forward to seeing you there! Please choose your seminars from our two polls in the ‘community’ section of the website so that we have an idea of numbers for our planning. For details of how to book, pay or to read the full programme click on ‘Read More’.

Jenny Baker will be joining us and giving our keynote address on the Saturday. Many of you will have heard Jenny through her work with Sophia Network or at Spring Harvest. Fiona Castle, Sarah Mckerney all the Activate team will be there leading workshops and seminars. The programme is-
Friday 1st March

Arrivals, welcome by the team,
chocolate fountain, use of the spa
6.30 Welcome drink in bar
7.00 Buffet Meal followed by;
Worship and Sheila Bridge speaking
10.30 Film and Popcorn – ‘Love Actually’

7.30am-9.30 Breakfast
8.00 Devotions – Caroline East
9.30 Meeting all together with Worship
– Jenny Baker speaking
11.15 Coffee and muffins
11.45 2 seminar options
Communication Actually – Bekah Legg
Confidence Actually – Susan Ainsworth
1.00 Lunch

2.00 2 seminar options
Marriage Actually – ‘Time For Marriage’
Friendship Actually – Fiona Castle & Mandy

3.00 Free time, use of spa,
reflective walk round the lakes

6.30 Evening gala dinner
followed by Jenny Baker speaking

8.30 Searchlight Theatre Company-
‘Keep Taking the Tablets’

7.30-9.30 Breakfast
8.00 Devotions- Julia Crellin
9.30 Easy Like Sunday Morning-
Craft tables – cards, jewellery,
Easter crafts,knitting,

writing for Activate on the web or social media,
newspapers, reading groups, hand cream,
prayer area.

11.00 Worship and
Sarah McKerney & Riannon Goulding speaking

1.00 Lunch
Free to use spa, enjoy the lakeside walks and drive home!

We have tried to keep the costs as low as possible with a twin room price of £185 per person for the weekend, including all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch and full use of the spa facilities.The Four Pillars is situated just outside Cirencester, with easy road and rail links. We will be happy to organise a lift from the nearest train station if you let us know. The hotel is surrounded by beautiful lakes and is a haven for wild-life. The facilites, bedrooms and spa area are all very contemporary and designed with light and relaxation in mind. A single room is £295 for the weekend.If you are ready to book then go ahead and pay the full payment below, remembering to tell us who you are sharing with, if it is a twin room. You can also tell us who you would like to be near, and we will do our best! We will be happy to offer a 10% discount for groups of ten or more, please contact us.
We have now sold 135 spaces, so if you are still pondering, book fast!

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Paypal may be a little temperamental , so please be patient! Please contact us through the website contact button if you would like help. You can only book one place at a time, but we will make sure that there is space for you and all your friends if you book before the 14th of February. If you have a different amount to pay than the buttons below, please pay using the ‘donate to us’ button on the home page, right under the Activate heading.

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