What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Sunday Series

We are two weeks into our Sunday series “Walking on Water”. This next Sunday Andy will be sharing on “Getting out of the Boat”. Come and join us for our 10am start at Tree Tops Academy.


The Big Question – Equipping and Outing

What is The Big Question?

The Big Question is a chance for ordinary church members to adopt a lifestyle of speaking about Jesus and discipling others. Volunteers are invited to partner with God in sharing His love to our broken world by engaging in conversations with people on the street.
Each month there will be an equipping night followed by a morning of going out in different parts of Maidstone.

How can you be involved?

We need volunteers from different churches in Maidstone to help in three different areas:
– part of teams going out
– prayer support
– follow up (discipleship)

It is essential for those who will be going out to attend an equipping session prior to doing so.

Equipping Evening

When: Tuesday 21st January 2020 | 7:30-9pm
Where: Jubilee Business Centre | 11 Ashford Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DA

Outing

When: Saturday 25th January 2020 | 9:45am – midday
Where: Meet at the Jubilee Business Centre for a time of worship and prayer before going out in pairs.

Maidstone Churches Annual Winter Shelter

Maidstone Churches are joining forces, to love and serve the homeless by washing sleeping bags this cold winter!

What’s involved?

We need volunteers to pick up, wash and dry weekly, 1-2 sleeping bags and return them to Jubilee Resource Hub (9 Ashford Road, ME145BJ) by the Wednesday following the Sunday celebration.

If you didn’t get to sign up, let Jutta know you would like to help and she will send you more information on where to pick up sleeping bags and when to have them returned to the hub.

jutta.neumann@restoringhands.org.uk

What a great opportunity to love and serve those in need!

If you’d like to find out more about Maidstone Shelter and the wonderful work they do, visit their website here: http://maidstoneshelter.org.uk/


The Feast – Starter | Ladies Ministry

We’re looking forward to the 22nd January, spending time together as ladies for a ‘starter’! We’ll be meeting at Christ Church, Parkwood at 7:30pm. Please book on by clicking this link, £2.50 per person.
Bookings close this Wednesday 15th January.

Have a read of this article post for more info on what ‘The FEAST’ is all about!


Shopping on Amazon?

Support Jubilee Church with every purchase made on smile.amazon.co.uk with just one click:  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1115331-0 add Jubilee Church as your nominated charity and amazon will make a donation for every purchase made through it- every little helps in the building project!


Make your donations go further!

If you are eligible for gift aid, here is a link to our updated Jubilee Church Gift Aid declaration. Simply click on the link below to fill out the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnug3ZCu9KN0utngWi2wh57q6WTmEA1XZJtF7Lqcrs3Xl00Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


Want to connect in?

Homegroup is a great way to get to know people without the bustle of Sunday! Contact us at office@jubilee.co and we’ll get our pastoral team in touch 🙂


Join our Mailing List!

If you’d like to be added into our mailing list, please contact us at office@jubilee.co

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up

Sunday Series

We have launched our new Sunday series “Walking on Water” with Darren sharing on “Jesus walks on water”. This next Sunday Dan will be sharing on “Is it really You, Lord?”. Come and join us for our 10am start at Tree Tops Academy.

Maidstone Churches Annual Winter Shelter

Maidstone Churches are joining forces, to love and serve the homeless by washing sleeping bags this cold winter!

What’s involved?

We need volunteers to pick up, wash and dry weekly, 1-2 sleeping bags and return them to Jubilee Resource Hub (9 Ashford Road, ME145BJ)

If you didn’t get to sign up, let Jutta know you would like to help and she will send you more information on where to pick up sleeping bags and when to have them returned to the hub.

jutta.neumann@restoringhands.org.uk

What a great opportunity to love and serve those in need!

If you’d like to find out more about Maidstone Shelter and the wonderful work they do, visit their website here: http://maidstoneshelter.org.uk/


The Feast – Starter | Ladies Ministry

We’re looking forward to the 22nd January, spending time together as ladies for a ‘starter’! We’ll be meeting at Christ Church, Parkwood at 7:30pm. Please book on by clicking this link, £2.50 per person.

Have a read of this article post for more info on what ‘The FEAST’ is all about!


Shopping on Amazon?

Support Jubilee Church with every purchase made on smile.amazon.co.uk with just one click:  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1115331-0 add Jubilee Church as your nominated charity and amazon will make a donation for every purchase made through it- every little helps in the building project!


Make your donations go further!

If you are eligible for gift aid, here is a link to our updated Jubilee Church Gift Aid declaration. Simply click on the link below to fill out the form.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnug3ZCu9KN0utngWi2wh57q6WTmEA1XZJtF7Lqcrs3Xl00Q/viewform?usp=sf_link


Want to connect in?

Homegroup is a great way to get to know people without the bustle of Sunday! Contact us at office@jubilee.co and we’ll get our pastoral team in touch 🙂


Join our Mailing List!

If you’d like to be added into our mailing list, please contact us at office@jubilee.co

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-FOUR

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-FOUR

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NIV)

6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

Thought:

rejoice! Isaiah’s prophesy of the messiah is a beautiful piece of scripture. Today we can rejoice in the Saviour that we have. Meditate on some of the names that He is called in this section of scripture! I rejoice in the line ‘of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end! Hallelujah! Jesus our Saviour will reign and does reign for all eternity!

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-THREE

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-THREE

Matthew 2:19-23 (NIV)

19 “After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.”

Thought:

how many dreams has Joseph had now? Each one changed his life in some way. Because of his obedience to the things God showed him and spoke to him Joseph time and again evaded evil, and God directed the way he should go. God still speaks to us in this way, he directs our paths.

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-TWO

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-TWO

Matthew 2:13-14 (NIV)

13 “When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” 14 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.””

Thought:

Herod was a man feeling threatened! He didn’t want a usurper to his throne. He took control of the situation and murdered the baby boys of the right age. But God protected his son and Joseph took Mary and Jesus and escaped to Egypt! Our human insecurities cause us to sin! Obedience also has its price, but a price worth paying.

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-ONE

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY-ONE

Matthew 2:9-12 (NIV)

9 “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”

Thought:

all the way through the Nativity story we can see the Holy Spirit at work! Here is no exception. God knew the evil in Herod’s heart and begins by warning the Magi to thwart those plans. Before that they bow and worship the child and bring expensive gifts to Jesus. These gifts were gifts to honour a King! Gold a precious and valuable metal to represent kingship, frankincense an incense to represent the priestly role of Jesus and myrrh used as an anointing oil to represent his death. Although born in an animal shelter, Jesus is recognised as a King by these men. In the midst of humble beginnings there is no doubt as to Jesus’ royalty. Today he is still the King of All Kings. Hallelujah!

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY TWENTY

Matthew 2:1-8 (NIV)

“After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: 6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.””

Thought:

the Nativity story is not a lovely fluffy moment in time. It also had an evil man with his own agenda. Herod was given the role by the occupying Roman army and was given the title King of the Jews! Thankfully God’s plans are way above any thoughts of man’s and he orchestrates his plans to come to pass. He did it then and still does today! 

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY NINETEEN

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY NINETEEN

Luke 2:33-40 (NIV)

21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. 22 “When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.””

Thought:

one visit to the temple that must have evoked so many emotions. Simeon’s words confirmed Jesus was indeed the Messiah and the salvation of mankind and made Mary and Joseph marvel. Yet he also made it clear that it would come at great cost to Mary his mother. Jesus’ purpose wasn’t fully known to her at this point; Jesus destined to be the sacrifice for sin. We can, like Anna, rejoice at the birth of the baby and be ever thankful for the sacrifice of the man!  

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY EIGHTEEN

Light Of The World | Advent Series | DAY EIGHTEEN

Luke 2:21-32 (NIV)

21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. 22 “When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: “a pair of doves or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.””

Thought:

I think this is one of my favourite moments in the story.  Jewish custom dictated that the first born male was consecrated. Mary & Joseph taking Jesus to the temple, encounter Simeon – who was directed by the Holy Spirit to be there! Simeon had a promise from God – he wouldn’t die until he had seen the messiah! God fulfils His promises! With Jesus in his arms he thanks God for the fulfilment of his promise! Jesus is the light of the whole world not just the Hebrew nation!