Preachers for our Sunday Services in September are
Sunday 8th September Rachel Bainbridge
Sunday 15th September Jake Parker
Sunday 22nd September Eric Parker
Sunday 29th September Greg Bridges
Sunday 6th October James Burke
Please note that speakers are subject to change at short notice. All our sermons are also available online should you have missed one, the sermon page can be viewed in the 'Resources' area or directly from the 'Home Page.'
Weekly speakers will be posted on here each month for you to view along with other events taking place at The Ark.
Anniversary Service, Sunday 29th September.
The Arena, (in construction above), was completed at The Ark 10 years ago on this week. Before the building of the Arena the congregation used to meet in the Auditorium.
Please join us on this special Sunday as we look back with gratitude and look forward with expectation for the next 10 years! Pastor Greg Bridges, previously a leader at The Ark, will be our guest preacher.
You are invited to stay into the early afternoon as their will be food and an opportunity to chat to others. Everyone welcome.
We will also be having an extended prayer time before our morning service, from 9:30-10:00am which will take the place of our Prayer Breakout event in the evening.
More photos from The Ark history books on our facebook page.
Discipleship Bible Course
A new one-off discipleship Bible course open to all this Autumn starts on Sunday 6th October at 19:30pm. Here are a few details of the course, 'Perfected in Love.'
Perfected in Love
Discovering God in 1 John
According to the Apostle John, ‘God is love’. So why is love lacking in our experience as Christians? We often struggle to love others and we can feel unloved ourselves. As we look into John’s First Letter we’ll be getting to grips with His love so we can grow in our own, considering how we can be sure of salvation, and reminded we are His children going home.
1.Approaching the God of light – 1 John 1:1 - 2:1 – Sunday 6th October
God can seem distant. How can we be reminded of what he’s like? How can we be certain of his forgiveness? Are we walking in His light?
In this study we’ll consider these questions and look at how the answers should impact our lives and change our relationships with other Christians.
2.Objects of our affections – 1 John 2:3 - 2:27 – Sunday 13th October
This session will focus on what John calls God’s new, old command: to love one another. So often our love for others is lacking. We’ll explore the implications of failing to love each other, as well as the tension between love for the world and love for people.
3.What is Love? – 1 John 2:28 - 3– Sunday 20th October
For unbelievers this question is at best an enigma. By God’s grace Christians bear witness to the answer; we know what love is. But what difference should this love make to our lives? Put simply, how should we love one another?
4.Relying on love – 1 John 4:1 - 5:4a – Sunday 3rd November
For God’s love to be perfected in us, we need more than ‘head-knowledge’. We need his Spirit within us; his power to love. This study will centre on how we can rely on this love and consider the knock-on effect for our relationships with others.
5.Know you have eternal life – 1 John 5:4b - 5:23 – Sunday 10th November
In this final chapter John says, ‘faith overcomes’. In the closing session we’ll be thinking about eternity as more than a vague hope, but as a certain reality. To move towards perfection in love, we need to keep in mind the goal.
Please come along and join us.
Housegroup Leaders Meeting
A Housegroup Leaders' Meeting will be held on Sunday 17th November here at The Ark 19:00
Please see our Facebook page which also has lots of information on it.