Our next Alpha course takes place every Wednesday, 18th SEPTEMBER – 27th NOVEMBER – you are invited!
Ever wondered, what’s life all about and what am I doing here? Is there a God and what proof is there that he exists? If you’ve got questions, try Alpha!
No question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish – no pressure.
Alpha is an 10-week course that explores the basics of Christianity. Meeting once week, each relaxed evening starts with a cuppa and cake, where you have a chance to meet and catch up with others on the course. After that we listen to a short DVD video which covers a range of questions such as:
Who is Jesus?
How can I have faith?
How does God guide us?
We then split into small, informal groups and this is the important part of the evening as this gives you the chance to discuss the talk, share your thoughts and ask questions, in a supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere – every question asked is valued and respected.
Who is Alpha for?
Those that don’t know what they believe
Those seeking a refresher on the basics of Christianity
The course will start on 18th September at 6.30pm, then be at 7.30pm thereafter. If you are interested in finding out more, or registering your interest so that we can have sufficient material, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact: Jessie Wallace 01324 712740 or Ian Lawson 01324 711578.
At Brightons Parish Church we’re trying to become truly “intergenerational”. It’s not straightforward and it’s not easy. As we work on this we will have successes and sometimes it will be less successful however, with prayer and being open to God’s leading, we will continue to make progress! For some more ideas, check out this link:
Last Sunday (31st March 2019) we held our Annual Business Meeting and the accounts were presented for 2018. Click here to download these – the narrative will give you a flavour of what happened last year and the accounts the financial needs of our congregational to support our “ministry of reconciliation” (see sermon for 31st March 2019 for more info – click here).
Come and join us at our Easter Fun Day, which takes place in the church on Saturday April 20.
It promises fun for all the family. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Easter Story through lots of activities. Crafts, egg-speriments, egg rolling, treasure hunt, Lego challenge, baby play, prayer garden, computer game and more…..
On Sunday 17th March, Scott spoke about knowing our spiritual temperaments so that we can know more of our crucified and glorious Saviour, Jesus Christ. For some general info on spiritual temperaments, click here. This is based on the book ‘Spiritual Pathways’ by Gary Thomas.
The latest edition of Bright Lights from March 2019 is now available to view and download – if you wish to find out more about or follow up any items, please email email@example.com. Read and enjoy!
Thanks to our able Communications Team and the four young people who have joined them (to help edit the Sunday audio – thanks Adam, Aidan, Jack and Stuart!), we now have the first two sermons up from Rev. Scott Burton, our new minister – more to follow!
The sermons are accessible via the “Sermons” tab at the top, or via this link:
On Sunday 18th November at the 11.00 am Service, Rev Scott Burton preached as Sole Nominee. The sermon that Scott preached can be found at https://www.brightonschurch.org.uk/sermons/. After the service, the congregation voted 204 to 12 in favour of calling Scott to be our new Minister.
Scott was delighted to accept and, accordingly he is now the Minister Elect for Brightons Parish Church. This will be Scott’s first charge having just completed his probation at Aberlady linked with Gullane.
From now until Monday 3rd December, the congregation has the opportunity to sign the call for Scott, indicating our support for him going forward. The call will be available on Sundays 25th November and 2nd December but will also be available to sign in the Small Hall during the week as and when organisations are meeting.
There is much still to do regarding the arrangements for Scott’s ordination and induction but, for now, we give thanks to God for this clear call and we continue to lay all the arrangements into His hands.