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BIBLE READING TOGETHER WEEK IN THE ROYAL AND PRIOR, RAPHOE

We are so thankful. What an amazing school, what great staff and what a wonderful opportunity to read the Bible with all 565 pupils in small groups throughout this week!

We read Mark Ch1 together launching them into reading the rest of the book throughout the coming weeks!

Thanks to everyone who was involved, from printing the resourse to volunteering.

What a week it’s been!!! 
What an absolute joy!

We start our first church groups through our Bible Reading Together programme this weekend. With a GB in Donegal and a youth group in Derry! 

This wonderful programme is open for any school across the North West from Limavady to Derry and Strabane, and across Donegal. We can come and do Bible Reading Together with RE classes helping pupils discover the Bible for themselves. 

If you’re interested get in touch with Andrew andrew@exodusonline.org.uk 
Also available for church youth groups!

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BIBLE READING TOGETHER AT THE ROYAL & PRIOR COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL RAPHOE

From the 18th –  22nd of October we will be in The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School in Raphoe  reading  the Bible in small groups with all 565 pupils.

We had this opportunity in 2019 and it was a real success so we are thrilled to be back again.

In partnership with The Royal’s wonderful chaplain, Mrs Chambers, we will have a team of volunteers in helping every pupil engage with the Bible for themselves.

We have designed a specific resource that helps young people read the Bible for the first time. It takes them through the Book of Mark in a fun, interactive way.

During the class, we are doing an introduction of how to read the Bible and then reading Mark Ch 1 together in small groups . At the end of each class, they will each leave with a gospel of Mark and the Bible Reading Together resources so they can continue to read the rest of the book with their friends, family or on their own.

Please pray for our team in the North West as they deliver this incredible resource!

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Hope at Chapel Lane launch night

What a privilege to meet together in a building with such a rich history of revival. As we prayed together, the cry of our hearts was ‘Lord, do it again.’

As Mitch reflected on mighty moves of God from the past, David Legge encouraged us from Isaiah that God wanted to do a new thing and James Burnett helped us dream about what God could do, we surrendered ourselves once again, knelt with humble hearts and prayed, Lord do it again. 

Oh Lord we need you, our city needs you, this land needs you. Lord, do it again. 

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Crown Jesus appoints new Graphic Designer

This week we were delighted to welcome Bianka Paculanang to the team as our new Graphic Designer. 
 

Please pray for Bianka as she settles in to the team and that God will use her gifts and talents to help us communicate the good news of Jesus simply and effectively. 

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New Field Ministry Apprentice

Please pray for our new field ministry apprentice, Joe Ambrose! Joe will be serving alongside the SUI team until June 2022.

As the Field Ministries Team look ahead to the coming months, it is clear the opportunities to go back into schools or to facilitate residential retreats and camps are once again possible. We’re excited about the gifts that Joe will bring to the table as we continue to (1) Develope new resources, (2) Facilitate retreats/camps, and (3) Explore new opportunities for the future. 
 

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Youth Initiatives Volunteer Leadership Training Weekend

Usually over the last weekend of September Youth Initiatives gathers the young volunteer leaders from across the 6 NI branches for a residential training weekend. 
 

While we find ourselves still unable to do residential weekends we were able to gather over 100 volunteers aged 15 to 25 for 3 days of training and fellowship from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September. 
 

The weekend looked at how when we understand each other better we work stronger together as teams. Personality Types, Love Languages and Conflict Management styles alongside a team building games sessions is how we engaged with this years volunteer leaders. 
 

Time was also spent building relationships through shared meals, board game stations and conversation. Prayer and worship time began and ended each day as well as attending a variety of churches and sharing brunch together on Sunday. 
 

Please pray for these volunteer leaders as they help us run 37 youth programmes across our 6 NI branches in this coming year. Pray for their personal growth and development and that they know more of who God has called them to be.

 

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Mid Term Kids Camp in Ballymun

Running from October 26th – 29th 10:30am to 3:30pm daily in Ballymun. SPORTS Across Ireland runs multi-activity camps throughout the year during school holidays. These camps are open to children ages 6-14, and are held at the Trinity Comprehensive Sports Grounds. Sports section of camp includes 1 hour sessions of basketball, football and assorted games. Dance camp has different steps and fun games. Arts & crafts has different crafts, dances and games. Camp time is: 11-3:30pm, with a lunch break in the middle. At the end of each day there is a presentation with prizes.
Leaders are mostly from the local community. We aim to build faith, character and self esteem into each youth of today, tomorrows leaders. SAI has daily competitions, giveaways and gospel presentation at the end of each day. At SAI, we believe and teach that ‘everyone’s a winner – just as they are’! To volunteer contact Dan at 086 381 4226 or email dantabb777@gmail.com

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New Chairperson for SU Ireland

Welcome Alison Gill

We are excited to announce that Alison Gill has been appointed as the new chairperson of Scripture Union Ireland. Alison has been a long-term volunteer and supporter of our ministries. She has served as the leader of Greystones CSSM for the past 11 years, working alongside countless volunteers, as well as being an integral member of the Scripture Union Council. Having been involved in so many aspects of our work, we are delighted to have someone at the helm who is fully committed to and passionate about the vision of our organisation. We are extremely hopeful for what the future holds as she supports the leadership team, wider team and ministry of SU Ireland. Please remember her in your prayers.

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We also want to offer our thanks to Dirk Van Der Flier who has served as our chairperson for the past 13 years. His leadership and work behind-the-scenes has been greatly valued. We look forward to his on-going involvement in our work and ministry in the years to come.

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We are hiring: Children’s Evangelist

**Children’s Evangelist**

We are currently recruiting for a talented and creative individual who is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus with primary aged children. The ideal candidate will have strong creative skills, a genuine love for children, excellent communication skills, and enjoy both leading from the front and planning and developing content. They will have experience in Children’s ministry and belong to a local church fellowship.

Please pray 

  • for those considering applying for the role as they seek God’s direction for their future, 
  • that God will bring the right person to our attention through this process
  • for wisdom and discernment as we make decisions and an appointment 

 

 

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HOPE Chapel Lane

We are looking for volunteers to serve at our exciting new location; Hope at Chapel Lane. 
 

*Alpha

*Praying on the streets

*Maintenance and cleaning 

*Catering 

*Welcome team at events 

If you are a Christian, an active member of your local church family, and want to see lives changed by the good news of the gospel, we’d love to hear from you. Email info@crownjesus.org for more info on volunteering.

(Necessary checks will be completed and references will be sought.)

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