Sermon on the work of the Church- 19 March 2017

Reading:

1 Corinthians 12:12-26

 

In his sermon today, our minister, Peter, spoke about what it means to be a part of the body of Christ, and how, in large and small ways, members of our congregation have contributed to the body over the last year.

If you would like to listen to the sermon, please click on the audio player below.

 

Annual Stated Meeting – Monday 23rd March 2015

Annual Stated Meeting

The Annual Stated Meeting of Newhaven Church will be held on Monday 23 March 2015 in Newhaven Church. The programme for the evening will be:

6.30 pm Pot luck supper (if you can’t make this don’t worry, come for 7.30pm)
7.30 pm Annual Stated Meeting:

  • Opening worship
  • The Minister’s review
  • 2014 Annual Accounts
  • Group discussion – Our goals for the next five years
  • Formal ASM business – to receive the 2014 Annual Accounts
  • Closing worship

 

Colin MacNeill

Session Clerk,
On behalf of the Kirk Session

Our Annual Stated Meeting will be on Monday, 31st March 2014

The Annual Stated Meeting (ASM) of the Congregation will take place on Monday 31st March at 7.30pm. Why not make an evening of it by joining us at 6.30pm for a potluck supper!!

In our recently published Annual Report for 2013, the Kirk Session looked back to summarise some of the many activities that have been undertaken by Newhaven Church over the past year, and looked forward to how we can further develop in 2014 through to March 2015.  We urge members, regular attenders and all people who are even vaguely interested in or connected with Newhaven Church to read the Annual Report and reflect upon it!

This year’s Annual Stated Meeting, which will be held on Monday 31st March 2014, will give all members and regular attenders the opportunity to reflect upon our Church’s activities, to have discuss on the way forward, to ask questions of the Kirk Session and to voice support or otherwise for it. We will discuss the Church’s 2013 accounts, have group discussion, and discuss formal ASM business which will include the re-designation of the Development Fund.

We hope that as many members and regular attenders will attend this very important event in our Church year. It’s a time for fellowship and celebration of where we have been together, and a time for support, encouragement to each other and the seeking of God’s blessing for the times ahead.

Annual Stated Meeting – thanks

Annual Stated Meeting 2013

Thanks to all who attended our Annual Stated Meeting last night.

We had a busy but fruitful evening and it was good that we could be together to take stock of our collective progress and look ahead to see how we can better fulfil our mission, vision and aims. It was great to hear all of the work undertaken by the congregation (often on a voluntary basis), and to hear of the many ideas being generated by our congregation on the night, which will fed into Session in the development of our strategy.

Particular thanks to all of those who presented, played music, kept us well fed, and those involved in planning and preparing for the event.

Image of Newhaven Lighthouse at dusk

17/03/13 sermon – The importance of not living in the past (Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8)

Today (Sunday 17th March 2013), in Peter’s absence, we welcomed Rev. Ian Scott (Locum Minister of Broughton St. Mary’s) who read Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8 (NRSV) and considered the importance of not living in the past. To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

[audio https://newhavenchurch.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/17-03-2013-sermon.mp3]

To see the Bible reading online, please follow these links to the BibleGateway website:

Tomorrow evening (Monday 18th March) at 7.30pm we will indeed be looking ahead and discussing our vision and strategy for Newhaven Church over the next year. For further information, please visit our Annual Stated Meeting page.

A preview of our reading and hymns for this Sunday 17th March 2013

This Sunday morning’s reading

This Sunday (17th March), we welcome Rev. Ian Scott (Locum Minister of Broughton St. Mary’s), who will be reading Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8.  To see these readings online, please follow the links to the BibleGateway website: Isaiah 43:16-19 and John 12:1-8.

Our hymns for this Sunday will be:

  • Be still for the presence of the Lord
  • Father, lead me day by day
  • Breathe on me, breath of God
  • All my hope on God is founded

 

Please follow this link to hear our song of the week: ‘Everything’.

Annual Stated Meeting

Don’t forget that we will be discussing our Church’s vision and strategy at our Annual Stated meeting on Monday 18th March at 7.30pm (6.30pm for Pot Luck Supper).  To find out more about this important event, please visit this page which provides more information on our Annual Stated meeting.

Our Annual Stated Meeting will be next Monday, 19 March 2013

Annual Stated Meeting – Vision and Strategy

The Annual Stated Meeting of the Congregation will take place on Monday 19th March at 7.30pm. Why not make an evening of it by joining us at 6.30pm for a potluck supper!!

In our Annual Report for 2012, the Kirk Session explained how we should look back upon the shared journey of Newhaven Church through 2012, and discuss and form a Vision and Strategy for the next stages of that journey. We urge members, regular attenders and all people who are even vaguely interested in or connected with Newhaven Church to read the Annual Report and reflect upon it!

The Kirk Session’s plans asks a lot of the Congregation and its faith, and if they are to be anything more than words on a page, the Vision and Strategy need the support of the Congregation. This year’s Annual Stated Meeting, which will be held on Monday 18 March 2013, will give all members and regular attenders the opportunity to reflect upon the Vision and Strategy, to discuss it, to ask questions of the Kirk Session and to voice support or otherwise for it.

We hope that as many members and regular attenders will attend this very important event in our Church year. It’s a time for fellowship and celebration of where we have been together, and a time for support, encouragement to each other and the seeking of God’s blessing for the times ahead.

Colin MacNeill, Session Clerk

Image of front page of the annual report

Hot off the press – our 2012 Annual Report is now available!

annualreportfrontpageNewhaven Church’s 2012 annual report is now available online and in print. A big thank you to all who contributed to the sections within the annual report, Suz Edwards for collating the information and Elaine Greig for putting it into the new format.  I’m sure that once you’ve read the report, you’ll agree that the progress made by our Church over the past year has been remarkable, and we would like to thank all who attend Church and those of you who commit to helping in any way.

Let’s pray that 2013 can be as productive for us in working towards our aims of serving Christ, each other and the community.  We will be discussing the way forward through our vision and strategy for the next stages of the journey at the Annual Stated Meeting on Monday 18th March 2013 at 7.30pm, and all are welcome.  Why not make an evening of it by joining us at 6.30pm for a potluck supper!  It’s a time for fellowship and celebration of where we have been together, and a time for support, encouragement to each other and the seeking of God’s blessing for the times ahead. For further information, please visit this link to our Annual Stated Meeting news story.

If you would like to read the annual report, please follow this link to the resources section of the website.