We are rather amazed to report, as of 11 September 2014 15:50:34 BST the purchase of our building has been completed.
While we are still doing the sums we can be confident that this has been achieved without having to borrow any money, nor take out any loans nor mortgages.
All rather amazing – we thank God.
(Apologies for not posting it sooner!)
We are pleased to announce that contracts have been exchanged, and completion should be achieved sometime next week.
It is remarkable that we are in this position ahead of schedule, with sufficient funds to finish the deal. We thank God for this miracle.
On September 28th there will be a Gift Day, and we hope that much if not all of the remaining financial shortfall can be covered.
We still have to sort out legal costs, and a number of pledges will not become active until 28th September.
From our mid-week meeting: it is good to report a number of interesting conversations were had with various passers-by on London Road.
Topics of discussion included – “where do we come from?” “hasn’t science disproved Christianity”, “I believe in Jesus but am not keen on church”. Some people took the booklets and pamphlets offered and read them with great care.
The Bible says “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news” Romans 10:15
Ben Alltimes, our community chaplain, will be leading our team of volunteers giving out literature and talking to passers-by on London Road during this week.
In the midst of an up-and-coming High Street we hope and pray for opportunity to discuss the things that will last for ever. May the Holy Spirit convince people of the good news of Jesus Christ.
Maybe you are looking here because you have come to Brighton as a new student. Brighton offers a very rich and varied experience for students from all over the world – hopefully a great time is ahead of you!
If you are looking for a church you will find information about us on the rest of the site and especially here.
When you choose a church remember, it’s not all about music, and smaller/growing churches like ours also have a lot to offer in the way of solid Bible teaching, and opportunities to build relationships in the church family, and get actively involved in developing, maturing, and serving.
If you would like more info – drop a line to our student worker Ben Alltimes
A swiss pastor, wishing to give an all-round course of instruction to his flock once wrote:
“Our wisdom,in so far as it ought to be deemed true and solid Wisdom, consists almost entirely of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves” John Calvin (1509-1564)- Institutes of Christian Religion, Book 1, Chapter 1.
We’ve been following his outline and have been looking briefly at who God is : (1) Creator, (2) Trinity (3) Ruler (4) God who is good. And now we are looking at who we are – humanity (1) in the image of God (2) spoiled by sin, (3) redeemed by Christ.
These can all be followed via the talks and sermons page.
Representatives of the 15 or so churches in the Mid-Sussex Group (MSG) of Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC) met together at Christ Church, Haywards Heath for a combined prayer meeting on Wednesday evening 23/7/14
Trevor Archer, FIEC director for training, gave an update on the wide range of FIEC initiatives and activities. Across the UK church attendance at gospel churches is at best staying level, and otherwise facing decline. We need to grasp the opportunity to re-evangelise the UK, and time money and effort is being expended in doing so.
Trevor also spoke briefly and encouragingly from a text in 1 Peter. David Sprouse of Cuckfield Baptist Church chaired the meeting.
We also had bullet points for prayer from each of the churches. We broke up into groups of 6 or so to pray together.
It was really good to be together and meet up with people for whom we pray, but whose faces we see only on special occasions.
Our July meeting coming up to review the “buying the building” progress, and also the “Vision morning” in which we looked ahead together for next five years.
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Two new preaching series start tomorrow. In the morning we will be looking at Main points of the Gospel– #1 “God the Creator”, from Acts 17.
In the evening we will be looking into Mark’s gospel. This time it is Mark 1:1-8 – the beginning of the gospel.
Goodbye Stephie Holmes – ceramicist
Last Sunday we had the sad pleasure of saying good-bye to two talented and creative Christian young women.
Stephie had been with us for 4 years during her course at Brighton University. She leaves to take up a career in her chosen craft of Ceramics.
Katharine Kofoed-Nielsen nee Crompton
Katharine had been with us for three years during her Masters at Brighton University, and her two years as Associate Worker. She leaves to get married and serve God in Peru.
She doesn’t look too sad about it, does she?