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The Autumn 2013 magazine from Kerith Community Church. Packed with news, reviews and info from the heart of the community.

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  • kerithcommunity church magazineissue 12

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  • simon benham senior pastor

    Hello and welcome to the12th edition of our Life inKerith (LinK) magazine.

    Our church has a history ofgrowth: more people of allages coming to our meetingson a Sunday; more nationsrepresented by the people inour church community; moreinitiatives which serve thelocal community; and morecountries where we'repartnering with otherchurches and organisations.

    Growth is great, but just as Ifound when my children wereyoung and they seemed toneed new shoes every sixmonths, growth needs roomto expand if its to continue.

    This is one of the reasonswhy in September, we'restarting a new site inSandhurst - to give us spaceto grow in both the Bracknelland Sandhurst areas.

    In this issue you'll read allabout our new site, as well ashear what God is doing in thelives of a whole host ofpeople in our community.I hope you find it interesting.

    Simon.

    Welcome to the 12th edition of linK.

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  • neW looK

    3

    A Journey of Discovery 4-5

    Kerith Sandhurst 6-7

    Kerith Kids 8-9

    Interview: Andy Partington 10-11

    This is Ray Foley 12

    Serenje Bikers 13

    Its a Small World 14-15

    Gossip the Gospel 16-17

    Alpha: Gary Grant 18-19

    Precious Gem 20

    Coffee Break 21

    Review 22-23

    Diary Dates 24-25

    Kerith Contacts 26-27

    CONTENTS

    TEAM

    LINK Chief EditorBeccy Oliver

    Copy EditorSuzanne WhittonConsulting EditorsSimon Benham Penny Lander Colin BoyleMagazine CoordinatorKara ChallisEditorial ContributionSuzanne Whitton Penny LanderSimon Benham Helen Cottee Beccy Oliver Karen MehtaMatt CooperRuth PoveyNatalie JonesArt DirectorMike Charlton Head of PhotographyJohn MitchellPhotographiccontributionSarina Cooper Lorraine Hart Stephanie CroninProof CheckingRuth PoveyDiane BryanClive ChallisGlynis Challis

    www.kerith.co.uk

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  • Central line

    Group for the deaf and hard of hearing

    Womens book club

    Womens writing group

    Midweek small groups

    Midweek group for the retired

    Friday night youth event

    TMTL Deaf Hope

    Childrens Ministry

    Unique Womens Ministry

    United Mens Ministry

    Life Groups

    Bubblesunder 2s

    Raindrops2s

    Puddles3s

    Ripples4s

    Splash5-7s

    Plunge7-9s

    Quench9-11s

    Hydrate

    Freedom in Christ

    The Alpha Course

    The Marriage Course

    Bracknell

    Sandhurst

    Wokingham Binfield

    Discovery Workshop

    Simply Events

    Activate

    Football Club Golf Club Events

    ExpositionWomens dayretreat

    Fourteen

    Youth ministry

    LifeLife Unleashed

    Schools Work

    Sunday youth meetings Yrs 7-9

    Networking within localsecondary schools

    Saturdays

    Encounter

    Sparklers

    Kerith Courses & Academies

    Midday bible study group

    Parent and toddlergroup

    Intermediate discipleship

    Introduction to the Christian faith

    Building great relationships

    Bereavement CourseCoping with the death of a loved one

    Evening theology study course

    Realise your spiritual gifting

    Money managementCAP Money

    Year training in theology and practical service

    Kerith Academy

    Life within Kerith

    KerithKids

    Half term holiday club forprimary school children

    A JOuRNey Of DISCOveRy

    INvest

    W

    The Parenting Children CoursePractical skills to help with parenting

    SerenjeSupport for thecommunity of Serenje inZambia on the impact ofHIV/AIDS

    Womens annual Kerith event

    REAL conference

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  • International hub

    OakwoodYouth Challenge

    District lineKerith

    CommunityChurch

    Partner organisation, outwardbound activity and leadershiptraining centre

    LithuaniaHelping establish firstLithuanian Willow CreekLeadership Summit

    AlbaniaDeveloping leaders andsupporting youth eventsin churches

    PolandSupporting leaders intwo churches

    EstoniaSupporting leaders andtheir ministries

    Sound, lighting,projection & recording

    Website, graphics,set designand literature

    Support for adults with learningdisabilities

    support and advice to help break the cycle ofpoverty in the local community

    Feeding local people in crisis in partnership with a national charity

    Free debt advice through a national charity

    Support groups for children with disabilities and their families

    Social Justice

    Hilltop

    Bracknell Area FoodBank

    Social Justice Outreach

    advice and support through nationalcharity cap to those who are looking toget back into employment

    CAP Job Club

    partnering with national charities working in prisons and supporting ex- offenders

    Prison Ministry

    charity shop supporting Kerith social Justice projects

    K4

    Konnections

    Debt and Money Advice (CAP)

    partnering with a national charityto support struggling primaryaged children

    Early Intervention

    Creative Arts

    Volunteers

    Car Parking

    Welcome Team

    Refreshments

    Tech teamPhotography and illustrativemedia

    ImagingVideo editing and animatedproduction

    Media team Graphics Team

    Sunday meetings and productionsDrama

    OnePlus

    Keriths outreachwork

    Events

    Facilities

    Courses

    www.kerith.co.uk

    Resound Adult worship bands

    WorshipRevolutionYouth worship band

    BRACKNELL

    SANDHURST

    Support for thoseparenting alone

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  • When I was a child I was always fascinated bybonsai trees - the ones where you take a treeseed, such as an acorn, and put it in a tiny pot sothat what grows is not a majestic oak tree, but aperfectly formed miniature oak tree instead. Thesize of the pot determines the size of the tree.

    One of the things God has been teaching us isthat the same principle applies to churches - if achurch wants to reach its full potential then itneeds to keep making space or the growth willbe stunted.

    That was what we did as a church, when wemoved from our original town centre location toour current site in 1964. We have done it manytimes since: building the Kerith Centre in 1989;K2 in 1999; going to three meetings on a Sundayin 2010; and moving all the staff off-site to makemore space for children's work, at the start ofthis year.

    each time we've made space, God has filled itand that's what we're going to do again with ournew site in Sandhurst - make space to grow inboth locations.

    Making space is part of our history and willalways be part of our future

    If you're not currently part of Kerith, then knowthat we've made space for you to come. There isspace on a Sunday, space in our small groups andspace on our courses. you can then become partof the adventure - creating space for the next setof people wanting to join us.

    Why Kerith Sandhurst?by Simon Benham, Senior Pastor

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  • Ben and Heather, please tell us somethingabout yourselves.

    We have been married for two years and live inBracknell. I (Ben) grew up in Kerith andHeather has been coming for 7 years. We are both on the the staff team here atKerith - Ben heads up Kerith Academy and I(Heather) work with the Operations andCreative Teams.

    You are going to be heading up the new sitein Sandhurst. What is your vision for thisnew venture?The vision for Sandhurst and Bracknell are thesame - one church, one vision - to love Godand love people. Above all we want to impactmore people through our Sunday meetings andSocial Justice Projects, but we also want tomake it easier for those who live in the area toinvite people to a local church. We aim to bring together the best aspects ofbig church such as quality meetings and avariety of ministries, with the best bits ofsmall church including deep community. Therewill also be more opportunities for volunteersto get trained up and grow in areas that theyreinterested in but ultimately, were passionateabout sharing the gospel and showing the loveand grace that Jesus offers, to as many peopleas we can.

    Can you explain a little about what isactually going to happen in September?We will launch on Sunday 15th September at10am in Sandhurst School and the format willbe exactly the same as our meetings inBracknell, including the same message. Wewill worship, hear vision for whats ahead inthe Reveal video and provide kids church forthe under 14s. Other ministry areas and mid-week activities will begin to start in Septemberand will grow as we do. We have exciting plansfor a CAP centre, life groups and social justiceoutreach happening very soon!

    How are you feeling about overseeing thenew site?excited and a little daunted! At Kerith we havenever done multi-site church before so werestepping into the unknown but weve got agreat team who are committed to Sandhurstand are deeply passionate about the new site.

    Exciting timEs arE ahEad

    for KErith as wE launch

    our multi-sitE church in sEptEmbEr.

    hElEn cottEE caught up with thE

    nEw lEadErs of KErith sandhurst ,

    bEn and hEathEr pococK.

    If youd like to get involved and join the adventure,please contact either Ben at [email protected] or Heather at [email protected]

    www.kerith.co.uk 7

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  • Lydia has an inspiring vision for thechildren, sparked from Psalm 1:3.Mydream is that they would be little trees,planted by the brook named Kerith,reaching out roots into life-giving waterand drawing on Jesus. Never witheringand not dropping leaves, but bearing fruitin every season.

    In keeping with Lydias vision, someexciting changes have beenimplemented.

    The 9-11s have now got their own space,especially created for this in-between agegroup to explore Jesus in fresh, diverseways.

    The comfy beanbags and snacks haveproved especially popular! In this smallgroup setting they are encouraged to buildfriendships and really be themselves.

    They also take part in worship with theadults. epic!, I believe was the quotefrom the official spokesman, aged eleven.

    They are like trees planted along theriverbank, bearing fruit each seasonwithout fail. Their leaves never wither,and in all they do, they prosper.

    one rainy thursdaymorning, ruth povey hadthe pleasure of chattingwith lydia harris-lane,Keriths childrens pastor,whose passion for kidswork is utterly contagious.lydia explains, childrenare like little sponges - allthat they soak up in theirformative years will staywith them throughout theirlives. its so important thattheyre soaking up Jesusand stories from the bibleto carry them.

    under 2s 3s 4s 5-7 7-9 9-112s

    In addition to all of this, there has been a re-branding of the groups.This fluid theme now runs right through from 0-11s, on both theBracknell and Sandhurst sites. All gathered under the umbrella term,Kerith Kids, the new names are as follows:

    Psalm 1:3

    One of the major changes we are introducing is an electronic registrationprocess. A unique bar-coded card will be given to all parents; oncescanned, an individual sticker for their child will be produced. This shouldmake it so much easier for parents to sign in and pick up their child on aSunday morning.

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  • Wed love you to get involved in making all this happen!There are various serving opportunities available, includingteam teachers and helpers but were also looking for helpwith the practical side of Sundays, such as welcoming andsetting up rooms. Or maybe youd like to get involved morecreatively, with worship, dance workshops, puppets ordrama sketches? Whether exploring outdoors or gettingcreative with craft, the children are thriving and growing.Look out for Messy Church too!

    To find out more about volunteering,please contact: [email protected]

    www.kerith.co.uk 9

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  • yeldall manor is a christian drug and alcohol

    rehabilitation centre, set in 38 acres of

    berKshire countryside. for over 30 years,

    yeldall has been helping men to overcome

    serious drug or alcohol addictions,

    returning to society to live neW lives

    - drug, alcohol and crime free.

    they offer tWo consecutive

    programs, lasting up to eleven

    months in total, folloWed

    by aftercare for life in

    the community.

    three years ago,

    andy partington

    began WorKing at

    yeldall manor. andy

    and his family are part of

    Kerith and have a great

    story leading up to their

    arrival at yeldall manor, in fact

    andy had spent a great deal of time

    there before. Karen mehta Went

    along to meet him.

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  • I grew up at yeldall, living there between the ages of 5 and 18. MyDad was the Director then and for a while we lived in the mainhouse and then later in a lodge on the estate. We used to eat ourmeals together with the residents and in the holidays I used tohelp out with some of the work on the estate. I loved living there, Ihad a great childhood.

    so andy, Whats your history With yeldall?When you left home andyeldall, What did you do?At the age of 18, I spent a yearwith youth With A Mission(yWAM) and then I did a Degreein Theology at the LondonSchool of Theology (LST).I met my wife Mickey whilst Iwas studying at yWAM and shewas studying nursing at KingsCollege, London. Aftergraduating, I spent a yearworking in Parliament as aresearcher for an MP. We weremarried in 2000 and we spent ayear with yWAM, helping to leaddiscipleship training schools. Ithen returned to LST for afurther 3 years, finishing asDirector of Training. During thatperiod we had our first twochildren - Daniel who is now 11and Jemimah who is 7.

    the next step Was quite abig change for you both,Where did you feel god Wasleading you?I really enjoyed my time at LSTbut we felt God was calling usto grow in our own practicalexperience, both in terms oflocal church leadership andoverseas missions. We didntsee how these two things couldgo together but in the space ofa few months I met two guyswho had applied for jobs inenglish-speaking churchesoverseas. That led me to look atthe Christianity Today website tosee if there were any churchesin developing nations looking fora Pastor. I immediately saw anadvert for an InternationalChurch in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Iapplied for the position and wemoved to Bolivia in August2006. Bolivia was an amazing

    time of growth for us! I got thechance to develop my preachingand leadership skills and to growin my understanding of cross-cultural mission anddevelopment issues. Duringthis time we also grew as afamily, with Phoebe (who is now5) and JJ (who is 4) joining us!

    hoW is that churchcommunity in santa cruzdoing noW?Really well. It typically serves amixture of missionaries - expatbusiness people and englishspeaking locals, particularlystudents. While we were therewe introduced simultaneoustranslation to Spanish and, as aresult, saw an increase inSpanish-speaking localsbecoming a part of the church.

    so after a 13 year absenceyou find yourself bacK atyeldall, What is that liKe?Its great to be here! It is achallenging time to be offeringservices in the area ofrehabilitation, with evershrinking budgets in localauthorities. But we have a greatreputation, a good success rateand are managing to attractreferrals from across the uK.yeldall is about change, not justthe external changes thatrecovery can bring, but apermanent change from theinside brought about by anencounter with Jesus Christ.

    as the current director ofyeldall, hoW do you see thelinKs With Kerith?The residents and staff at yeldallManor are regularly part ofKerith on Sundays. The program

    introduces the men to a varietyof church environments,allowing them to experiencedifferent styles of worship andteaching. Kerith is one of thechurches regularly visited and isa really popular choice withresidents. Some have gone onto make it their home churchafter finishing at yeldall.

    hoW have the linKsdeveloped?Links with Kerith grow naturallyand relationally. As a family weare part of the community and Iam involved with Alpha. About adozen residents at yeldall haveattended the Alpha Course andit has been really positive forthem. Kerith people have also joined inwith fundraising events; thatsreally important for the ongoingwork at yeldall.After finishing at yeldall, GarySkull became part of the staff atKerith. One of his jobs was tofind a contractor to maintain thegrounds at Kerith. As part oftheir rehabilitation, the men atyeldall work to maintain thesubstantial grounds on site,whilst learning the necessaryskills along the way. yeldall nowfulfills the maintenance contractat Kerith.

    hoW do you see the future?My desire is to always stayopen to Gods leading both forus as a family and for yeldall. If Iever feel uncertain, I rememberIsaiah 9:6 and the governmentwill be on his shoulders. Jesusleads and my job is to lead asthe first follower.

    www.kerith.co.uk 11If you would like to find out more about the work at yeldall, please visitwww.yeldall.org.uk

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  • Could you tell us a bit about your background? I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. I hated school and left at13, started working and started drinking. When I was 16 I startedtaking drugs too. I was moving from job to job and I always wantedto better myself, but it was the money I was after to fund mydrinking and drugs. I moved to england with my partner for a freshstart, but it never happened. I had a selfish, chaotic and destructivelifestyle and ended up in prison. It was there that I decided lifeneeded to change. When I was released from prison I moved toyeldall Manor.

    What was your first Sunday at Kerith Community Church like? I thought I was coming to rehab, not church! We were driven to adifferent church every Sunday and after my first experience ofKerith, I absolutely hated it - it looked like sober people doingkaraoke! But I came back a second time and signed up for theAlpha course.

    How did you feel when youfirst encountered Jesus? People were encouraging meto commit myself to Jesus,but I like to know all the factsbefore making a decision.One morning I was awakeearly, having been challengedthat weekend by a friendabout making a final decision.Looking out of the window Isaw white writing fading intoblue sky: Im waiting for you.I heard it as well. The next Sunday, before the speaker had finishedasking people to respond if they wanted to become a Christian, Iput my hand straight up!

    How has being a part of Kerith and knowing Jesus changedyour life? Kerith is a family; theres always someone to talk to, encourageyou and to get advice from. Ive forgiven everyone I needed to. Imvery grateful for the environment Im in, the people Im around andhaving God in my life. I want to use my past for my future - Ivebeen in lots of difficult situations and I want to help people whoare struggling. If I can stop drinking, anyone can!

    Do you have a favourite Bible verse? I have a few, but one is Joel 2 verse 25 - I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten.

    Rays story is a perfect example of the wayGod has used the partnership between Yeldalland Kerith to redeem a life, placing a youngman in a church community to encourage andchallenge him.Matt Cooper met with Ray....

    I will repay youfor the years thelocusts haveeaten.

    thisis

    rayfoley

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  • Bracknell to

    This vision has captured the hearts of many within theKerith community. One such person is Ralph Hazell. Thisis his story:

    This spring I joined Howard and Elizabeth Reece-Smithof the Kerith Community, and their friends Douglas andCarol Aspinall, on a 2,300 mile cycle ride (at about 100miles a day), from Bracknell to Istanbul.

    I thought the first day went reasonably well, consideringour pacemaker set an impossible pace towardsPortsmouth, my chain came off, and the others got lostwhen Elizabeths tyre punctured. And all of this in athunder storm! On our second day (our first in France), we all got lost.Often! I fell off and hurt my knee, Howards gears brokeand Elizabeth suffered yet another puncture.This, we realised was always going to be a gritty monthof extreme endurance, well beyond anyones comfortzone. But it was also such unplannable fun

    Ill long chuckle at that Victor Meldrew moment in theYMCA dorm in Basle when a late arrival began to wakeus up one by one as he tried to find his allocated bunk.Someone finished the job by hissing loudly at himtheres a bed over there by the window, youre wakingeveryone up, go and lie on it, youre just so ridiculous!

    And then there was that moment in Serbia when a straydog prepared to leap out at me, but instead leaptbackwards into the ditch in shock when I blew myearthquake whistle at it! The best bit was that the dietwent out of the window - we got to eat what we likedand we drank endlessly in that heat!

    Yes, we cranked all the way to Istanbul, and in doing so raised some much needed funds to kit out the 100-bed dormitory. At present we've raised over12,500! Thank you for your support.

    If youd like to hear more tales from these intrepidcyclists, take a look at Ralphs blog:http://ralphoncycling.wordpress.com

    Over the last 5 years, Kerith hasbeen supporting a small townin Zambia called Serenje. One of the specific projects weare funding is the building of adormitory for the girls whoattend the local secondaryschool. At present, these girlslive on their own in poorconditions in the town wherethey are vulnerable to attack.Few complete their education,ending up back home withunwanted pregnancies orinfected with HIV. The dormitory will be a safeplace for them to stay, enablingthem to finish their studies andfulfil their dreams.

    Istanbul

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  • Duncan: We first became part of Kerith (then Bracknell Baptist Church) some 25 yearsago. As a young married couple, we were keen to find a church to belong to.

    Sharon: It wasnt long before we got stuck in running the youth work (with Simon andCatrina Benham as our deputy leaders!) and since then:leading a Life Group; working in kids work; the WorshipTeam; Tech Team; the Parenting Course; and mostrecently, Alpha.

    Duncan: We have been members of many different LifeGroups throughout our 25 years as part of Kerith. Whenour children were very young, we led a group of our ownfor a while and then after a break, took it back up.

    Sharon: Many of the serving groups we have beeninvolved in have also been community based - werecognise that this is a need for people in a large church.

    Sharon: We currently serve on the New to Kerithstand on Sundays at the Bracknell site; its here that weoften meet people hungry for a place to call home.One of the things we are both passionate about isseeing peoples lives enriched by being part of acommunity; we love helping people to find a group that will suit their needs.

    Duncan: When we were asked to take on this role - overseeing not only Life Groups butall Small Groups - we saw it as a great opportunity to support and develop communityalready active in the church. Its difficult to survive as a Christian without having asupport network of good people who are looking out for you. We see it as a vital part ofbeing a Christian.

    Duncan: We will be a support for all Small Group leaders there for people to come toif they need us. We will give direction when required and will be encouraging leaders totry something new in their groups!

    Sharon: yes we will. We have recently run a course for new Life Group leaders and havesix new groups in Lightwater, Bracknell, Sandhurst, Maidenhead and Binfield.

    smallAt Kerith Community Church, we arepassionate about community. What iscommunity? Its a place where peoplefeel they belong, are able to be honestand real with one another and find

    the support they need to do lifewell. Duncan and Sharon Klitgaard haverecently taken on the role of leadingKeriths Small Group community.Suzanne Whitton met with them both,to find out more about their new role.

    How long have you been partof Kerith Community Church?

    Talk us through your historyof Small Groups over theyears

    Whats led you to this point ofleading the Small Groupcommunity at Kerith?

    What will your role look like?

    Will you be overseeinggroups at Kerith Sandhurst aswell as Bracknell?

    We need a placeother than the Sundaygatherings where wecan build deeperfriendships, care andpray for one another,grow in our knowledgeof God and the Bibleand reach out to ourfriends who are farfrom GodThe Peach and the CoconutSimon Benham

    Its a

    World

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  • If youre looking to join a SmallGroup, then please head over tothe website where you can findmore about whats on offer atKerith:www.kerith.co.uk/smallgroupsalternatively, please contactDuncan and Sharon:[email protected]

    Whats your vision for thefuture of Small Groups atKerith?

    Duncan: Traditionally, Small Groups have been aone size fits all model. We recognise that this isno longer flexible enough a traditional Life Groupmight be for some people, but not everyone.Whatever the format, there will always be onecommon denominator God is at the centre and aspiritual element is essential. ultimately we wantpeople to grow and to develop a deeperrelationship with Jesus.

    Sharon: We want people to get the most out ofthe kind of group they feel comfortable with thismight even be a course. A Small Group is a placefor people to feel a part of something, included, anenhancement to their church life experience. www.kerith.co.uk 15

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  • However, we are separated from God by sin

    (rejecting God and going our own way) and the

    only way to fix this broken relationship is to live a

    sin-free life, which none of us can do.

    God has made a way for us to get back to this

    relationship by sending his son, Jesus, both fully

    man and fully God. Jesus lived the perfect life we

    could never live, and then died on the cross,

    paying the penalty for our sin and making a way

    for us to be forgiven.

    Now we can step back into a relationship with this

    God of love....

    1. Accept that youve messed up, that youve

    sinned and you need a saviour.

    2. Believe that Jesus was who He said He was, that

    He died for your sin and that God now freely

    offers you His forgiveness as a gift.

    3. Choose to follow Jesus, making Him Lord of

    your life.

    Heres a prayer you could say to God if you want

    to become a Christian now:

    Lord Jesus, Im sorry Ive gone my own way and not

    yours. Thank you for dying on the cross for me. I want

    to put you first in my life and I choose to follow you.

    Amen

    Gossipthe Gospel

    god loves usand createdus for arelationshipWith him.

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  • liam parKer, Keriths youth pastor said:

    in the spring term of2013, our hugelyentrepreneurial youthgroup, life, embarkedon a major newventure - to explainthe gospel message toall the young people ofbracknell!

    The LIfe team worked the campaignaround their genius strapline: Gossip theGospel. Their strategy was to film 3personal stories from LIfe members andrelease them on you Tube, over 3consecutive weeks. The publicity would becentred around the image of the youngperson for that particular week, with QRcodes on the postcards and loads of viralmarketing sending the recipient straight tothe you Tube site hosting the short video.

    The tag line, This is our story - whatsyours?, expressed the excitement that LIfemembers have for sharing their faith withthose around them; and invited some greatand challenging conversations with friends,families and even teaching staff at theirschools!

    Dan, aged 15: The first day back at schoolafter my video was released, it turned outthat all my friends had seen it! It was a greatopportunity to chat through some of whatthey had heard, with the normal banterthrown in as expected!.

    Amazingly the videos began to be shown in anumber of Bracknell schools. Dan even foundthat it was being shown in his Re lesson!

    So many conversations and questions havebeen sparked by the initiative to 'Gossip theGospel'. for a demographic that often getsbranded as being without conviction orresolve, the young people at LIfe areshowing us that this is far from the truth!

    "Gossiping the Gospel of Jesus is the primarycall of all Christians. I challenge every one ofus, if we have a faith, to follow the exampleof our young people and be willing to shareour story of how God has made a differencein our lives.

    "At LIfe the aim is for the young people to haveconfidence to pass on the story of Jesus in themost loving and authentic way possible. Overthis year we have taken our mission to lovepeople with practical help and greatconversations to local high streets, old people'shomes, halfway houses, schools and more!

    The LIfe team filmed Jess, Alice and Dan asthey shared their story of God breaking intotheir lives and uploaded the videos onto varioussocial media sites.

    Alice, aged 15: "Although it was very strange towatch myself on video, I have found 'Gossip theGospel' really fun and it has helped me be moreopen with people about my faith, as well ashearing other people's stories."

    Jess, aged 17: "I think that 'Gossip the Gospel'is such a good way to talk about faith and itsimpact in a really chilled way, especially forpeople who haven't ever experienced churchbefore. It has been so fun to see all the positiveresponses. I just really want more people to getexcited about the impact it's having howeversmall or big it is." Liam Parker, youth Pastor

    the Gospel

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  • Suzanne Whitton asked Gary to tell us a bit about himself..

    I bought my first toy shop back in 1981, a decision made off the back of gettingthe sack from my previous job! The store was located in Amersham,Buckinghamshire and at the time, wasnt thriving. Over the last 32 years, wehave not only made a success of the Amersham site but opened a total of 84stores across the uK, our latest one being in Glasgow.for many years, I had no interest in attending church or finding out what mywifes faith was all about school Re lessons had convinced me that Christianitywas part of history and not for the present day. It was in 1991, when my wifefinally managed to drag me along to a church event that I gave my life to Christ.from that day, things began to change. for the first 10 years of my business life, I had run my stores with little regard forothers or moral values. As soon as I became a Christian, I knew that certainthings about my business would need careful consideration: honesty; productranges; and Sunday trading.The changes I put in place made no business sense at all, particularly in aneconomic climate such as this. People scoffed, wondering why we would choosenot to open on one of the busiest days of the week and why some of the mostpopular products didnt appear on our shelves. In reality, our business continuesto thrive which is sadly not the case for many other popular retail chains.

    Come along to hear more of Garys story: from his life as a hard-working lad witha paper-round, to the reason why he got the sack from that job! It promises to bea very entertaining evening.

    ALPHA LAUNCH EVENT

    The ever-popular Alpha Course will bereturning for another 10-week term in Octoberof this year. Alpha is a basic introduction tothe Christian faith and a safe place to bring allof your big questions. Prior to the start of the course, we will behosting a launch event at the Kerith Centre onSaturday September 28th. The guest speakerat this evening will be Gary Grant - founderand owner of the popular toy shop chain The entertainer.

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  • PRECIOUSGEM

    Since finding out that Ruby has additional needs, the thing I have been mostworried about is that Ruby is accepted for who she is; that she is safe andsupported to achieve all that she can.Michelle looked around for support groups and came along to Konnections - thefriday morning special needs respite and support group run at Kerith. Sheimmediately felt at ease

    Michelle and herdaughter Ruby havebeen coming along toKerith for about sixmonths. Karen Mehtaspent some timelistening to their story.

    If youd like to find out more about what goes on at Konnections, please visit the special needs section of our website at www.kerith.co.uk/social-justiceeveryone is welcome!

    Michelle had experienced greatdifficulty in finding the rightnursery school for Ruby; in factshe had tried three differentschools before she was happythat the right care would beprovided. As the time to find asuitable primary school drewnearer, Michelle knew that sheneeded to make some bigdecisions: Rubys additional needs werebecoming more apparent as shegot older, I was sure that sheneeded a special school..itsreally hard to explain, but Imher Mum and I just knew shewouldnt cope in the localprimary school - she neededmuch more help than that.Michelle turned to Konnectionsfor help with completing thenecessary paperwork I had been up since 2am, soworried that somehow I wouldlet Ruby down. Despite myappointment at Kerith being ona very busy day, with peoplecoming in and out for foodbank,funnily enough I felt quite calm.

    We managed to do what weneeded to and the right peoplewere there to help. Michelle and Ruby came alongto some of the Kerith easterevents and felt really at home.When an opportunity came in ameeting to make a commitmentto follow Jesus and become aChristian, Michelle felt it wassomething she wanted to do.They have both been comingalong to Kerith ever since.Before having Ruby, I wantedto find a church to be part of,but couldnt find the right place.By coming along toKonnections, I got to see all theother things that went on atKerith and just felt that it was asafe place for Ruby and a churchI could belong to.As a next step, Michelle wouldlike to give thanks to God forRuby publicly, at one of theregular Thanksgiving meetingsat Kerith. i love ruby so much and i just want tothank god for her and all he has donein this last year.

    it was so great to see other mums just trying to do their bestlike me, all in the same situation. i met someone who had a sonwith the same condition as ruby - that was a first! everyonewas just so lovely.

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  • PRECIOUSGEM

    How did the idea of acoffee bar come about? Many adults with a learningdisability have becomeisolated as day centres anddaytime courses have closed.People need somewhere safeto meet and so when the ideaof a coffee bar came to us, wedecided to give it a go.

    What makes it special? It's their coffee bar and wehelp them choose and enjoywhat they want to do. It'slovely to see them at the crafttable, colouring or doing ajigsaw with their carer. K2 hall has space around thetables for wheelchairs and wehave an accessible toilet pluseasy parking. We serve goodcoffee and great cakes. As they

    pay for their Carers, the factthat they can get a drink and acake for 1.50 and free refillsmeans it's affordable.Gary, who's here today, comesnearly every week to the coffeebar with his carer; he lovesmusic - they all do. Several willbring CDs and they love todance in their wheelchairs. We always make time to talkand interact - if you do stop totalk, they understand and lovesome attention. As SundayHilltop only meets monthly, itis lovely to be able to buildrelationships weekly at thecoffee bar.

    How many customers doyou get? About 20 each week; weve had40-50 different people visit

    since we started. Some of thehomes use this as their placeto meet and everyone who hasvisited loves it!

    I hear Hilltop's Sundaynumbers have gone upsince April? Yes, we were getting around40 but had 60 at the lastHilltop. Some were peoplewho used to come and somewere new.

    So what's next?We want to involve youngeradults with a learning disabilitymore. And we will soon havelaptops that can be used forcustomers to gain computingexperience and to sort outtheir benefits with their Carers.

    Hilltop is our group for adults withlearning disabilities and their Carers.Hilltops weekly coffee bar opened inApril and has proved an instant hit.Penny Lander dropped into the coffeebar one Thursday morning to chatwith Hilltop leader, Hazel White ...

    The Hilltop Coffee Bar is open everyThursday in K2 from 10:00am to12:00pm, term time only. New volunteer staff are alwayswelcome - just go to www.kerith.co.uk/social-justicefor more information.

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  • Its a strange thing to write a book about living an extraordinary life. It can somehow have the power to make you feel anything but extraordinary. In fact on a very regular basis the question slithers through my mind Who on earth am I to be talking about this this?

    But that, my friend, is entirely the point. Who am I? Who is anyone? Where does this niggle inside us to do something noteworthy come from? Were we created to drudge through lives with little regard for our dreams, our eternity or the people around us; or could it be the case that there is something greater planted in each one of us that pushes us on to live a life that matters, to be someone that makes a difference in the world? Is this in fact what God created us for?

    This book is my journey into the discovery of 'extraordinary'; it is the shrugging off of the every-day in favour of something bolder. This book embraces the idea that every person has dreams and desires planted in their heart, and that these dreams can be and should be fulfilled.

    We only get one life, let's make sure we make it an extraordinary one.

    About the author:

    Helen Cottee is a writer and blogger who is passionate about communicating the message that people are extraordinary creatures. Her words are fuelled with a passion for Jesus and a desire to see lives changed and made whole. Helen is part of Kerith Community Church in Bracknell, UK and has been part of their creative arts team for over 13 years. She loves writing, singing, eating cheese and dancing round the kitchen with her children. For more information and to get in touch visit www.helencottee.com

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    But that, my friend, is entirely the point. Who am I? Who is anyone? Where does this niggle inside us to do something noteworthy come from? Were we created to drudge through lives with little regard for our dreams, our eternity or the people around us; or could it be the case that there is something greater planted in each one of us that pushes us on to live a life that matters, to be someone that makes a difference in the world? Is this in fact what God created us for?

    This book is my journey into the discovery of 'extraordinary'; it is the shrugging off of the every-day in favour of something bolder. This book embraces the idea that every person has dreams and desires planted in their heart, and that these dreams can be and should be fulfilled.

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  • DIRECTORY

    Alpha is an opportunity to explore themeaning of life through a 10 week coursedesigned as a basic introduction to theChristian faith.Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699Register via www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected] Leader: Caroline Hanbury

    The Freedom in Christ course is designedto help you take hold of the amazing truthabout who you are as a follower ofChrist.Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699 Register via www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected] Leaders: Rob & Stacey Omokaro

    The marriage course is an evening coursethat is run over seven weeks. Each weekincludes a meal together, a talk and timeto discuss together.Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699Register via www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected]

    The Parenting Children course is an eveningcourse for any parent or carer of children upto ten years old. Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699 Register via www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected] Leader: Caroline Hanbury

    We are a large and friendly toddlergroup for all pre-school children(including babies) and their carers.We meet on Monday afternoon orTuesday or Wednesday mornings.Phone: 01344 862699 Email: [email protected] Leader: Susannah Mills

    For advice on handling your money betteron a day to day basis join the CAP Moneycourse.Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699Email: [email protected] Leader: Helen Dodwell

    COuRSES MEETinGS & GROuPS

    Freedom in Christ

    A 3 week training course to help you todiscover your spiritual gifts. Find out more:Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699Register via www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected] Leaders: Geoff Hawke & Mark Ridgway

    An informal opportunity to explorethe Bible, led by Ben Davies.12.50pm Wednesdays.Find out more:Phone: 01344 862699 Email: [email protected] Leader: Ben Davies

    EncounterMidweek Bible Study

    Small midweek groups that meet inpeoples homes. We seek to get to knowGod more and do life together.visit: www.kerith.co.uk Visit the Life Group Stand in Reception after a Sunday meeting for a chat.Email: [email protected] Leaders: Duncan & Sharon Klitgaard

    Life GroupsDoing Life Together

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    DiscoveryWorkshop

    A 5 week course facilitating how to deal withyour grief.Find out more:Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699Register via www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected] Leaders: Pete & Alex Moon, Sue Davis

    BereavementCourse

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    SPARKLERSParent and Toddler Group

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    We welcome all children from birth to final year of primary school, including those with disabilities. To find out more come along any Sunday to K2. Find out more:Phone: 01344 862699visit: www.kerith.co.ukEmail: [email protected] Group Leader: Lydia Harris-Lane

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    investEvening course aimed at helping you to grow your relationship with God through the study of the bible and its practical application. Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699 Email: [email protected] Group Leader: James Evans

    RECRuiTMEnTMeet people and get involved with themany projects and ministries that make upKerith Community Church.Phone: 01344 828808Email: [email protected] Leader: Sue Ranger

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    The ParentingChildren Course

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  • Serving the whole of Bracknell communitywith practical help and support to familiesand individuals alongside other services inthe area.Pick up a form from Kerith Centre ReceptionPhone: 01344 862699 email: [email protected] Leader: Lorraine Wade

    A book club for all women who enjoyreading or want to be motivated to readmore books. Meets bi-monthly. Group Leader: Ope Olugbile

    A women's writing group for those whowould like to grow in the art of writing.Meets third Tuesday of the month.Group Leader: Jacqui Webber-Gant

    A group serving the deaf and hard ofhearing in the Kerith community.Pick up a form from Reception.Phone: 01344 862699 email: [email protected] Leaders: Mark & Alex Hooper

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    Deaf Hope

    Restoring dignity reviving hope. Partneringwith a national charity to feed local peoplein crisis. FePhone: 01344 862699 email: [email protected]

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    Social Justice Outreach

    HILLTOP is for adults who have a learningdisability and is a place where they arewelcomed and valued.Sundays, once a month from 5pmand Thursdays 10am until noon.Pick up info from Kerith Centre Reception.Phone: 01344 862699 email: [email protected] Leader: Hazel White

    Hilltop

    unique is the ministry for all women.www.catrinabenham.com (blog)Phone: 01344 862699email: [email protected] Leader: Catrina Benham

    uNIQueMinistry for Women

    Look out for these large events forwomen coming together to share fun andfaith.

    SIMPLy eveNTS

    exPOSITION

    This is a day for you - time for rest andenjoyment, for personal reflection &prayer.Group Leader: elizabeth Pudner

    fOuRTeeN DAy ReTReATS

    ACTIvATe

    Open 10am -5pm daily except Sundaysand Bank holidays.K4 sells good quality clothing,accessories,household goods and much more.Please bring your valued donations to theshop during trading hours.To volunteer pick up an application formfrom shop manager, Rob [email protected]

    K4Charity Shop

    free debt advice from award winningcharity Christians Against Poverty (CAP), for anyone struggling with debt. Appointments freefone: 0800 328 0006 Centre Manager: Lisa Rutland

    CAPDebt and Money Advise

    A community of young people school years 7-13.Phone: 01344 862699email: [email protected]/youthGroup Leader: Liam Parker

    youth & LIfeat the Kerith

    A number of different groups that seek tosupport both children with disabilities andtheir families.Phone: Anja Davies - 01344 828802email: [email protected] Leader: Anja Davies

    Konnections

    OnePlus Support for sinlge parents

    TMTL is a group dedicated to the retired.Thursdays from 1.00pm.Phone: 01344 862699 email: [email protected] Leaders: Roy Buck, Bill Dick, Dave Barker.

    Theres More To Life

    A group for single parents which meetsevery second friday night to pray, supportone other and have fun.Phone: 01344 862699email: [email protected] Leader: Sarah Hardy

    free support and advise for anyone lookingto return to employment. Club open onWednesdays 10am- 4pm in the K2 Buildingon the Kerith Bracknell site.Phone: 01344862699email: [email protected] Club Manager: Richard White

    CAPJob Club

    A mixture of evening and daytime events tobuild friendships. our faith and to have alaugh.Phone: [email protected] Leader: Matt Ranger

    Mens events

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    Kerith Sandhurst Sandhurst SchoolOwlsmoor RoadSandhurst Gu47 0SD

    Tel: +44 (0)1344 862699 email: [email protected]

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