This is the last edition of the Church Family News Extra to be published. Over the last few years it has served Cromer Church well, as a means of communicating monthly to the whole church family, highlighting key activities and events in a more detailed way than was possible in our previous-style Welcome Sheet. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Gary Dickenson, for his work every month in putting this publication together.
With our new Cromer Church Weekly Update (alongside our new-look Welcome Sheet), we can now communicate in a detailed way every week - with a highlight from the leadership, details of upcoming events, mission partner news, and stories and pictures of what God has been doing amongst us. In short, the information you need that has been in our Church Family News Extra, is now all in the new Weekly Update. It is important, therefore, if you wish to receive all the news you can about our church life, that you are signed up to our Weekly Update.
The easiest way to receive this, is to have a copy delivered to your email inbox at the end of the week. If you have an email address, and have not yet signed up to receive our Weekly Update, please do so by following this link. (You can also sign up to receive the weekly Welcome Sheet by email by following this link.) Alternatively, if you don’t have an email address, then you can receive a paper copy of the Weekly Update when you come to our services on a Sunday. In order to print no more paper than we need, however, we are now going to ask you to sign up if you would like to receive a paper copy (and don’t have email). You can do this on the 11th and the 18th June, at any of our Sunday services. From 1st July, everyone should then have the information they wish to receive in the most effective way.
On a different note, we hope you are being encouraged by our theme of ‘Sharing Jesus’ this term, whether it be in our Sunday talks, small groups, or the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative. We pray that every one of us would continue to pray daily for the 5 people we want to come to know Jesus, so that we would each have stories to share over the coming months and years of how God has transformed many lives.
If you are interested, please don’t miss the opportunity this month to explore the topic of Missional Communities, as John McGinley from Holy Trinity Leicester, leads a day for us on Saturday 24th June. He will be helping us to engage with the bigger picture of why being a missional church is so important in today’s culture, as well as helping us think through the implications and practicalities of developing genuine missional communities in order to grow missional disciples (a key part of our 2025 vision). Further information is in our Weekly Update. A specific invitation will be going out to current small group leaders, but anyone is welcome to attend, and please see details in the weekly update of how to sign up.
Finally, we hope to see as many of you who would like to come, on Sunday 2nd July at our Beach Picnic from 12.30 p.m. Please bring your own picnic, as we gather together with others from church, and invite other family or friends to join us, for an afternoon of relaxation, fun and some games.
With our love and prayers for you all,
James and Katie.