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Geoffrey’s House Group: Joshua

from Geoffrey

Hi  folks,  I  hope  you  have  enjoyed  the  Bank  Holiday  weekend.  I  now  attach  the  timetable  for  our  Joshua  studies.
I  appreciate  that  some  of  you  will  only  be  able  to  attend  1  or  2  sessions,  but  you  will  be  very  welcome,  whenever  you  can  manage  it.  I  have  included  the  May  22nd  on  the  timetable  just  for  the  sake  of  completeness.
Jean  very  kindly  led  our  opening  prayer  last  time.  Just  a  reminder  —  if  any  others would   like  to  do  an  opening  prayer,  let  me  know.  It  doesn’t  have  to  be  long  or  complicated!  You  will  see  that  the  Joshua  series  has  12  sessions  and  we  may  well  later  decide  to  have  a  break  halfway  through  with  something  else,  before  resuming Joshua.  Look  forward  to  seeing  you  here  in  June.  Geoff.


Meetings once a month on Thursdays, from 7.30pm – 9pm, ending with light refreshments.

Group Leader: Geoffrey Scarlett

May 22nd: Session 1 — God’s Call and my insecurity : Joshua 1.
June 26th: Session 2 — Life-changing Faith : Joshua 2.
July 24th: Session 3 — Remembering what God has done : Joshua 3,1 — 5,12
August 21st: Session 4 — Claiming God’s Victories : Joshua 5,13 — 6,27
September 25th: Session 5 — Defeat, Confession and Victory : Joshua 7 — 8
October 16th: Session 6 — Deceived : Joshua 9.

Many thanks to all volunteer hosts.  May we also pray for Colin’s house group and members.


Geoffrey’s New House Group Course

On Thursday 22nd May at 7:00pm. we will be starting a new study course based upon Old Jestament book of Joshua.  This will be slightly different for us as we usually have studied courses set on a theme, rather than biblical study.  Graham and Geoffrey looked around for something different based upon the Old Testament and we then choose Joshua.  This promises to be interesting if I remember when I last read some of the things that happened in the book of Joshua.

We would be very pleased to see new faces in our group.  We are trying to encourange many of our friends to view church as more than a Sunday Morning thing both in terms of secular and pastoral activities, and particularly in terms of being in one of the small house groups, where is far more easier to get to know different people.  Geoffrey’s group normally meets about once a month in the evening.  There are about 10 of us.  We enjoy meeting in one of four or five homes, where we enjoy hospitality, tea, coffee and cakes.  We do not lack noisy and excitable friends as well as quiet listeners.  I prefer these small discussion groups to Sunday Morning Worship where I tend to fidget.  Small groups are more about people.  Please come along, you are very welcome.

Geoffrey’s House Group

We completed the last week of the advent course yesterday.  Twelve of us attended.  May we take the opportunity to thank Geoffrey for his efforts and to Pam for hosting us.  Many people think that church members are indoctrinated into a single fixed doctrine of belief.  The thoughts and ideas expessed here clearly exposed a wide range of interpretation and belief.  We will be reconvening to start a five week session course between February and April to which you are welcome.  Please speak to Geoffrey for more information.

Pam's mum made this knitted nativity scene.
Pam’s mum made this knitted nativity scene.