Welcome to 2017—and a very happy New Year to you all.
I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I will be using Nicky and Pippa Gumbel’s reading the Bible through the year in 2017 and having enjoyed it for the past couple of weeks wanted to recommend if to you.
The approach is based on reading small sections from the Psalms, OT and NT each day and each reading is accompanied by a few thoughts from Nicky Gumbel.
It’s really good and I know of a few people who are enjoying it—so if you are looking to engage with the scriptures this year its worth taking a look at it. You can start the programme at any time. You will be able to find it in the app store or ask me for more details.
News in brief — keeping you informed
NG Prayer Event—Wednesday 25th January at 7.45pm. The first gathering together for the NG Network in 2017 will be an evening of prayer hosted here at Hope. This will be a great time to get together and pray for each other and new year. Please note that this will be in place of both Wollaton and Youth Table on this date.
Offering for Aleppo — We are delighted that the Christmas offering for Aleppo raised almost £350 and will be made up to £400. This will be split equally between World Vision and Preemptive Love. Thank you to everyone who was able to give to this cause.
Verse to Live By—latest book by David Shearman— if you’ve not yet taken a copy of David’s latest book then we have them available in office at the price of £6.00each—please speak to either Stephen or Mary if you would like a copy.
Foodbank Hampers—we are delighted that 107 Christmas hampers were distributed to families and individuals in need over Christmas. A big thank you to all the Foodbank team who made this possible.
Hope Website — the church website has been rebranded and launched and you can view it at—www.hopechurchnottingham.org—it’s a fantastic site and big thanks to Richard Cook and Paul Beswick for putting this together. You can view all our latest sermon teaching on the site too.