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Notices for Bulletins

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ESTHER PRAYER
For those of you who haven't heard already, the monthly Esther Prayer meetings to pray for our city have now stopped. 
Simon Orton led these prayer meetings for the last 5 years and they have been a very rich source of prayer, worship and blessing; we are deeply grateful to Simon for his leadership and for all that God has done through these times together.
We had been asking the Lord for a few months if it was right to continue with Esther Prayer, but in the light of Simon's wife Fiona going home to be with the Lord in April, and his subsequent time off to restore his batteries it became right on several fronts to bring this meeting to a close.
JUNE ONWARDS...
JULY ONWARDS...
GROW ALPHA SOUTHAMPTON / MONDAY 14 OCTOBER / 7.30PM-9.00PM / ST MARY'S CHURCH
We would love to invite you and your key Alpha team to the launch of Grow Alpha! 
Grow Alpha is a training experience specifically for churches who have run or who are currently running Alpha but would like to see its impact increased.
What to expect - Doors open at 7pm offering a chance to meet with other local church leaders and Alpha teams. Talks will start promptly at 7.30pm and wrap up by 9.30pm with time for drinks and questions until 10pm. The evening will include worship and active teaching sessions, including time for discussion and practical application for your Alpha.
The evening is free to attend with nibbles and refreshments provided. You can register by completing the
form online here!
CITY WORSHIP NIGHTS / MONTHLY / CENTRAL HALL
CityWorship are nights of unforgettable encounter and worship, bringing people together from across the wider Southampton region. Hosted by Southampton churches, with worship led by one of the UK’s leading worship teams King’s Village, these nights are for everyone; for young people, for those inside and outside the church - a space for everyone to unite together. 
Dates for your diary: 28 Sep / 26 Oct / 23 Nov
OTHER INFORMATION...
FINANCE TRUSTEE NEEDED FOR CHARITY CRY
Care and Relief for the Young (CRY) is a charity that helps local churches in developing countries work to transform the lives of the poorest of the poor young people in their communities.  Based in the offices of Kings Community Church we have a turnover in the region of £1m which includes the sales of our eight shops.
We are currently looking for a Finance Trustee to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on financial matters. We have a dedicated Finance Manager and so this role is to help oversee the financial work of our charity, not to be involved in the day to day running of the finance department.
CRY trustees meet about five or six times a year in the evening at Hedge End. We are looking for someone who would have a passion for helping the charity provide for the needy children in our world and who has experience of financial controls – i.e. an accountant.   Preferably we would like someone with an understanding of charity finance, pensions and legal requirements but this is not essential.
If you are interested in learning more then please contact CRY’s Chair of Trustees, Ian Chiddle, at ian.chiddle@btinternet.com .Thank you so much for your interest.
SUPPORTED LODGINGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Do you know someone with a spare room? Could they help support a young person?
Some young people who have been forced to leave home due to family problems, or who have been in care, find themselves struggling to cope alone. Step by Step and our team of Hosts bridge the gap between home, or being in care, and living independently.
Could you provide: A comfortable single room? Emotional and practical support?
Access to shared facilities; kitchen, bathroom, living area?
We are looking for Hosts in Southampton.
Contact for some more information: fi.wilkinson@stepbystep.org.uk (07515051889)
https://www.stepbystep.org.uk/get-involved/spare-room/
CARAWAY NEWSLETTER / SPRING 2019
Caraway's recent newsletter is now out, which you can see here!
You can see more information about Caraway and subscribe to the newsletter here: https://www.caraway.uk.com/get-involved/
STREET SUPPORT SOUTHAMPTON
A short video outlining the services supporting those who are sleeping rough in Southampton - featuring Society of St James, Two Saints, Salvation Army, Southampton Street Pastors and more! Video here!
SOUTHAMPTON HOUSE OF PRAYER (SoHOP) UPDATE:
Praying for the church/ praying for the nation
In February we had a wonderful time praying for all the churches in Southampton and ended up with a long list, and many prayers prayed. Some specific prayers were written down as believers from across the churches met and prayed. We will be passing these on to the churches concerned.
During March we are praying for the nation. There is a national day of prayer called for 29th March. We believe we are at a crucial moment in history where the destiny of our nation can be affected. We are not praying politically but praying for God's will to be done and the destiny that He has for us to be released into the conjecture and uncertainty. We are also particularly praying for the people and government of Southampton at this time.
You are welcome to drop in and join us during the day on Saturdays, or sign up to join an evening, night time or early morning session. See 
sohop.org
BIBLE COURSE
A notice for church leaders: are you concerned about how little some of your people engage with the Bible? If so, the Bible Course, provided by Bible Society would be good. It is an 8-week course that works best in small groups. Those who have completed it say it is ideal for new believers right through to mature Christians. If you want to know more please contact Chris Hardwick (chris50.hardwick@btopenworld.com), who can give more information or provide you with a sample manual and DVD.
MIRACLE STREET
Steve Lee has presented the BIG STORY of Jesus Christ across the UK, Europe and in other parts of the world, full-time, since 1987. 
Over the decades, he has trained others, created projects and initiatives and raised up several generations of the Miracle Street team. In what is now his fourth decade, Steve's entire focus is on proclaiming this BIG STORY Indoors, Outdoors and Online.
See more about Miracle Street here!
http://www.miraclestreet.com/
YOUNG LIFE
City Life Church are working with Young Life and it would be great to have more churches involved and supporting this work. For more details, please contact Paul Woodman at City Life. See a video with more information about Young Life here!
ROOM NEEDED
Can you help with a Christian lady who is looking to rent a 1 bedroom flat to rent in the Shirley area. Please contact Shirley Warren Action Church on 023 80787930 if you can help.
SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATION NEEDED
I'm looking for something short term for myself with possibility of a guest or 2 on occasion staying visiting someone in hospital.
If you think you might know someone who can help, i'd be very grateful.
Happy to pay around £400 per month. If you think you can help please contact Catherine on jelly_bean01uk@hotmail.com or 07805 497580.
BRASS PLAYERS WANTED
Brass players wanted to join a session band. We rehearse once every few weeks on a Thursday evening and ideally need additional Trumpet, Sax and Trombone players. Please contact Conroy Williams if you are interested. conandjo@hotmail.com
VACANCIES...
BEYOND THE STREETS VACANCY
Beyond the Streets is a small charity with a big determination to see routes out for women in prostitution in the UK. We have an exciting opportunity for a Services Manager to join our team, overseeing two teams working with women who are selling sex. This post is based in Southampton and will require regular travel to east London. This post is restricted to female applicants only under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
More details here!
SOUTHAMPTON CITY MISSION - SCHOOLS WORKER
This is an exciting opportunity for an engaging individual who is passionate about sharing the good news of Jesus in a school context to join our team. You will make a significant contribution to the preparation and delivery of Question of Faith days, Assemblies, Transition Support and other input to schools across Southampton. You’ll also lead teams of volunteers and assist with their training. 
Full details on the website here!
THORNHILL BAPTIST CHURCH VACANCIES
We are currently recruiting for two roles at TBC: A Children's and Family Worker five days a week and a Worship Director 1 day a week. You can see more details about both of these roles here.
For more information contact Sian Tomlin, the church secretary.
CARETAKER ROLE AT NEW COMMUNITY
New Community / Central Hall, is a thriving church, conferencing and events venue in the centre of the city, supporting a multitude of events throughout the year. These range from orchestral productions and choral performances, to more modern music and corporate events. Central Hall is a hive of activity throughout the week, with an on-site cafe, and we also host a new primary school for children aged 4-11 Hope Community School. We are looking for and afternoon Caretaker/Maintenance Person. This role will cover afternoon and early evening hours ideally 2.30-6.30pm daily, and sometimes be responsible for the closing of the building. You will need to undertake maintenance/caretaking activities & ensure that Central Hall and the school are safe and maintained to an excellent standard throughout the week. We are looking for a reliable, hands on person with strong DIY skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. You will also oversee the work of the Cleaning Operative so some cleaning will be required as part of the role. In addition to these responsibilities, you will also be required to complete room set-ups for various events and clients. This is a key role and you will be a valuable and important part of the team.
Training where relevant will be provided, however, experience in a similar role will be advantageous. Email tim.roberts@newcommunity.org.uk for details.
BUILDINGS MAINTENANCE MANAGER
It's wonderful to have buildings to meet in - but they do need looking after! We're like to appoint a buildings maintenance manager to help us look after St James', the Parish Hall and 133 Church Street. We anticipate the role might take around 5 hours a week (but more than than to start with), with the person sometimes being available during the working day to meet with potential contractors etc. 
If you're interested in the role, please contact 
Theresa here or one of the church wardens.
More information online here!
INTERN POSITION FOR MISSION TO SEAFARERS
We are seeking a compassionate and highly motivated individual to join our small team that offers a range of welfare services to seafarers promoting social, physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
You must be able to embrace diversity, be an effective communicator, flexible in your approach and able to adapt quickly in unfamiliar environments.  
The successful candidate will provide an effective port welfare service in line with the Mission’s core purpose and provide physical, moral and spiritual support to seafarers and their families.
The Mission to Seafarers is an international Christian maritime charity.  It has become one of the largest port-based welfare operators in the world working in 200 ports and 50 countries. Our frontline staff visit ships, offer hospitality, drive minibuses and engage a range of other welfare activity.  Seafarers spend up to nine months away from home and the Mission offers a friendly face and a helping hand to those in port. We help seafarers who are stranded or abandoned, assist with justice cases and support their families.

More details here!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SCM BASICS BANK
SCM Basics Bank would like to hear from anyone interested in volunteering for the following roles:
- driving the Basics Bank van, particularly on Fridays
- warehouse sorting team on a Thursdays in Millbrook 
Training, support and expenses are provided for these voluntary positions. 
Please contact SCM on 02380 550435 or dave@southamptoncitymission.co.uk if you would like to know more.  
VOLUNTEER FOR COMMUNITY CHURCH CAFE
The Community Cafe is looking for some extra help from the local community. See the video here to find out more and how you can get involved.
VOLUNTEER FOR SAFE FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN
Safe Families for Children is a Christian charity that partners with local churches to provide support to families who are struggling or in a crisis. Volunteers are trained and equipped to offer support to families either through hosting children, befriending or providing resources. Safe Families has funding in place to work with Southampton City Council over the next 3 years, and there is lots of opportunities to get involved. If you would like to find out more please visit www.safefamiliesforchildren.com