What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Sunday Series

As you are hopefully aware, we have entered a new, unprecedented season as a nation and also as a Church body, in dealing with Covid-19.

In light of this, we will be connecting on Sundays using Zoom. The meetings will still be recorded and uploaded onto the website under the AM Celebration podcast feed. Each week we will also share the slides from the meeting, so you can go over them and use it in your times with the Lord throughout the week.

This past Sunday, Siji shared on our final character of the “Heroes of Faith” series – Gideon. We were encouraged not to fear or be anxious, but to spend our time in God’s Word, resting in His promises. Click on the link below to view the slides.

From now on, the link to connect in on Sundays will remain the same. So join us at 10:30am from wherever you are via https://zoom.us/j/831517712?pwd=Z3pSSEJiR3MxNlhjTTZQYzBUVTQvUT09.


Power Hour of Prayer

The Power Hour of Prayer will still be continuing using Zoom to connect in. A link will be emailed through from the office in time for you to join the meetings at 7:30pm. The next one will be on Wednesday 1st April.

Use this link to connect in this Wednesday at 7:30pm: https://zoom.us/j/899598833

Words of life


Words of life – Encouragements from the Word

As mentioned this past Sunday, we will be posting encouragements from the Word on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook and now also on the website. These are just one way to spur one another on to truth and hope in Christ Jesus. Use these as a foundation for your times with God or conversations with others during the week.

Although we are physically separated at this time, we are one in the Spirit and members one of another (Romans 12:5). Let us spur one another on in our faith and pursuit of the Lord.


Conversations with …

This week is the start of “Conversations with …”. Each week, there will be a number of these sessions which will each consist of a brief 15 minute talk followed by a chance for you to connect with others and ask questions.

Joining instructions in the form of a Zoom link will be sent out either at the start of the week or on the day of the session.


Prayer for our Parkwood Home

As a Jubilee family, we have been praying more specifically into various areas of our new home-in-process in Parkwood.
If you haven’t received one of the leaflets handed out, please ask the Welcome Team on a Sunday morning.

Prayer points
– Wisdom for the elders & project team as they lead the project.
– For the right building contractor to be appointed.
– Favour with the local contractors.
– Finance.
– Safety of those who work on-site.
– For the project to run smoothly from start to finish with no delays.

Join us as we trust God together to see our new home built to be a place where He is glorified and made known to the community around us.


Jubilee Family Weekend Away

Our Jubilee Family Weekend Away is approaching soon! Come and join us for a time where we can make memories, have fun and relax together, build friendships, spur one another on and encourage one another in our walk with Jesus.

Click here to register.


Ladies Garden Party

As we reach the end of our first year of The Feast, we want to warmly invite you to a Ladies Garden Party.

This will include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, seasonal selection of cakes, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or freshly brewed coffee.

There will be garden games for your enjoyment, beautiful grounds to explore and an inside venue should the weather misbehave.

WHERE
Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Lenham

WHEN
11th July 2020, 2-5pm

COST
Twenty-five pounds pp (available to pay in installments)

DRESSCODE
Wear your Summer best

Book online here: https://jubilee.co/book/the-feast-ladies-garden-party/


Newday 2020

ABOUT
Newday is a movement that seeks to equip and empower young people to live out the amazing plan that God has for them, wherever they are.
Each Summer, Newday hits Norfolk full force, with thousands of young people traveling and camping for six days. It is an event not to be missed.

WHO
The camp is for teenagers from Year 7 – 13 (finishing year 7 in 2020).

HAVE QUERIES OR WANT TO GET INVOLVED AS AN ADULT?
Chat to Ben or Kaat!


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

Words of life | Anxiety and fear

Words of life | Anxiety and fear

Philippians 4:4-8 (NIV)

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Reflection:

This is a well known scripture. I am sure many of you have prayed it through, stuck it up on the fridge or encouraged little ones with it. Rightly so! It speaks straight to the heart of what many of us face, namely, anxiety. 

Firstly, Paul recognises that we do feel anxious at times. Fear and doubt creep in, our thoughts of hope are stolen from us and our mind runs down a path shadowed by despair. His instruction is clear: “In every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” If need be, do this over and over and over again. His promise is true, His peace will guard your heart and mind.

Secondly, Paul directs us to place boundaries in our thought life, a list by which our thoughts should be characterised. Maybe that means placing guards on social media, news broadcasts and controversies (1 Tim 6:4).  Start your day in God’s Word, not in Facebook; play worship music at home; let prayer and thanksgiving be the last act of your day before you close your eyes. Paul puts it better, “If anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things,” and, “Put it into practice.”

Prayer outline:

  • Express your anxiety, share with Him how you feel. 
  • Rejoice and give thanks to God.
  • Tell Him what you need and what your requests are .
  • Ask Him for the grace to change habitual thinking and to have His Word replace negative thoughts.

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Sunday Series

As you are hopefully aware, we have entered a new, unprecedented season as a nation and also as a Church body, in dealing with Covid-19.

In light of this, we will be connecting on Sundays using Zoom. The meetings will still be recorded and uploaded onto the website under the AM Celebration podcast feed. Each week we will also share the slides from the meeting, so you can go over them and use it in your times with the Lord throughout the week.

Last Sunday, we had our first “Zoom meeting” with 98 devices that connected in. Dan encouraged us from Psalm 91 to make God our refuge in this time and to hold on to His promises and His word.
Click on the link below to view the slides on what was shared.

This coming Sunday we will resume our series on “Heroes of faith”, as Siji encourages us from the faith of Gideon.
A link will be sent out again to connect you to the Zoom meeting at 10:30am.


Power Hour of Prayer

The Power Hour of Prayer will still be continuing using Zoom to connect in. A link will be emailed through from the office in time for you to join the meetings at 7:30pm. The next one will be on Wednesday 1st April.


Prayer for our Parkwood Home

As a Jubilee family, we have been praying more specifically into various areas of our new home-in-process in Parkwood.
If you haven’t received one of the leaflets handed out, please ask the Welcome Team on a Sunday morning.

Prayer points
– Wisdom for the elders & project team as they lead the project.
– For the right building contractor to be appointed.
– Favour with the local contractors.
– Finance.
– Safety of those who work on-site.
– For the project to run smoothly from start to finish with no delays.

Join us as we trust God together to see our new home built to be a place where He is glorified and made known to the community around us.


Jubilee Family Weekend Away

Our Jubilee Family Weekend Away is approaching soon! Come and join us for a time where we can make memories, have fun and relax together, build friendships, spur one another on and encourage one another in our walk with Jesus.

Click here to register.


Ladies Garden Party

As we reach the end of our first year of The Feast, we want to warmly invite you to a Ladies Garden Party.

This will include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, seasonal selection of cakes, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or freshly brewed coffee.

There will be garden games for your enjoyment, beautiful grounds to explore and an inside venue should the weather misbehave.

WHERE
Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Lenham

WHEN
11th July 2020, 2-5pm

COST
Twenty-five pounds pp (available to pay in installments)

DRESSCODE
Wear your Summer best

Book online here: https://jubilee.co/book/the-feast-ladies-garden-party/


Newday 2020

ABOUT
Newday is a movement that seeks to equip and empower young people to live out the amazing plan that God has for them, wherever they are.
Each Summer, Newday hits Norfolk full force, with thousands of young people traveling and camping for six days. It is an event not to be missed.

WHO
The camp is for teenagers from Year 7 – 13 (finishing year 7 in 2020).

HAVE QUERIES OR WANT TO GET INVOLVED AS AN ADULT?
Chat to Ben or Kaat!


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

On Sunday 8th March, we looked at 4 different kinds of faith Abraham showed in his journey with God: saving faith, obedient faith, persevering faith and sacrificial faith. We all need each of those at different points in our lives, but thankfully we serve a God who loves to give good gifts to His children, one of which is faith.

Next Sunday we will be looking at Moses with Mel. come join us at Tree Tops Academy for 10am to find out how we can learn from Moses’ journey of faith.


Ladies’ Ministry

Our next ladies’ time together will be a “main course”: an opportunity for spiritual input, equipping and discipleship, where we can be encouraged, challenged, and built up.

WHEN: Saturday 14th March | 9:30am
WHERE: The Vine, Loose
COST: £1 pp, payable on the day, but please let one of the core team know if you’re coming, for catering purposes (Barbara, Holly, Ibi or Kim).


Jubilee Family Weekend Away

Our Jubilee Family Weekend Away is approaching soon! Come and join us for a time where we can make memories, have fun and relax together, build friendships, spur one another on and encourage one another in our walk with Jesus.

Click here to register.


Prayer for our Parkwood Home

As a Jubilee family, we have been praying more specifically into various areas of our new home-in-process in Parkwood.
If you haven’t received one of the leaflets handed out, please ask the Welcome Team on a Sunday morning.

Prayer points
– Wisdom for the elders & project team as they lead the project.
– For the right building contractor to be appointed.
– Favour with the local contractors.
– Finance.
– Safety of those who work on-site.
– For the project to run smoothly from start to finish with no delays.

Join us as we trust God together to see our new home built to be a place where He is glorified and made known to the community around us.


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/


Maidstone Easter Play

On Sunday 29 March 2020 the Churches in Maidstone have the opportunity to continue our journey together and present Jesus to our town in a new way, by bringing the Easter story to life.

Maidstone Easter Play will be an immersive, outdoor production, where the audience become the Jerusalem crowd, following actors from across the churches as they dramatize the final events of Jesus’ ministry, all within the Town Square, behind the Lockmeadow Centre.

There will be 2 performances of 90 minutes, at 11am and 3pm.
We won’t be having our normal celebration at Tree Tops Academy that morning. So please come along to the play and bring your friends.

If you want to get involved, please contact the office at office@jubilee.co.


Rutland Woods Work Party Dates

As a Church, we are very blessed to have these beautiful woods as a space to be outside, enjoy nature, learn about campfires and all sorts of bushcraft.

Over the next few months, there will be some work parties to make sure it is a safe and enjoyable place for everyone. There will be a variety of jobs to suit all abilities and plenty of hot drinks and snacks will be provided.

These dates are Saturdays and the work parties will be from 9am – 1pm:
– 28th March
– 25th April
– 5th September

If you are keen to join and spend some time in the woods, please let Tim Biddlecombe know at tim.biddlecombe@jubilee.co.


Flame Christian Foundations – New Courses

Christianity for Beginners
A workshop specifically written for the new believer. It runs for 7 weeks, covering foundations of the Christian faith.

WHEN: Wednesday evenings between 15 April – 20 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) | 7:30-9:30pm
COST: £10 pp
QUERIES: Ray Skilton 07711 213293 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email ray.skilton@jubilee.co
Brian Bennet 07845 988370 (call, text or WhatsApp)

Life in the Spirit
This workshop is aimed at the born-again Christian who has a burning desire to have a closer walk and fellowship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

WHEN: Monday evenings between 13 April – 18 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) | 7:30-9:30pm
COST: £10 pp
QUERIES: Ray Skilton 07711 213293 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email ray.skilton@jubilee.co


Ladies Garden Party

As we reach the end of our first year of The Feast, we want to warmly invite you to a Ladies Garden Party.

This will include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, seasonal selection of cakes, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or freshly brewed coffee.

There will be garden games for your enjoyment, beautiful grounds to explore and an inside venue should the weather misbehave.

WHERE
Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Lenham

WHEN
11th July 2020, 2-5pm

COST
Twenty-five pounds pp (available to pay in installments)

DRESSCODE
Wear your Summer best

Book online here: https://jubilee.co/book/the-feast-ladies-garden-party/


Newday 2020

ABOUT
Newday is a movement that seeks to equip and empower young people to live out the amazing plan that God has for them, wherever they are.
Each Summer, Newday hits Norfolk full force, with thousands of young people traveling and camping for six days. It is an event not to be missed.

WHO
The camp is for teenagers from Year 7 – 13 (finishing year 7 in 2020).

HAVE QUERIES OR WANT TO GET INVOLVED AS AN ADULT?
Chat to Ben or Kaat!


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

The Feast – Ladies ministry update

The Feast – Ladies ministry update

We ladies kicked off the year, feasting on good company at our January ‘starter’ event. The purpose of the evening was to deepen our existing connections and provide a chance to forge new ones. Faced with an array of food platters, from cheese boards to cakes to exotic fruits and jerk chicken, we gathered around with no other agenda than to enjoy one another’s company.

“I haven’t really enjoyed being amongst a big group of people for a long time, but I really enjoyed the ladies’ evening. It was so lovely just to be free to chat and catch up with old friends and new. It was such a relaxed environment, with some structure if you wanted it but no pressure at all!”
Beth Caddick

The next event (a ‘main course’ this time) is on Saturday 14th March 2020, 930am-12noon at The Vine on Boughton Lane. Please let one of the team know if you would like to attend.
Also, bookings have opened for our afternoon tea at Chilston Park Hotel on Saturday 11th July at 2pm. Visit jubilee.co for more information.

The Big Question

The Big Question

An article by Trevor Warner

Some of the most important questions in the world revolve around the meaning of life and what happens after we die. As Christians, we believe that God loves us and wants us to spend our lives in relationship with Him, now and for eternity.

As Christians, we are aware that we don’t deserve this unity, as we have done things in our lives that reject God, hurt others and hurt ourselves. However, the beautiful, amazing love of God was to give His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to pay for the wrong things we have done and provide the only way for us to go to be in relationship with Him. If we put our faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection, He forgives us and we can be assured of an eternity spent with Him.

A number of churches in Maidstone were challenged in 2019 by how we are helping people think about where they will spend eternity. We recognised that we are not asking people this question on the streets. So we decided to go out on the streets of Maidstone and ask people the following, “If you died tonight, would you be certain that you would be with God in heaven?”
This question gets right to the heart of the issue that we all have to think about. It is the Big Question.  

Many of us have never talked to people on the streets. It is something that we might even find scary. So The Big Question team held an evening of equipping to give us tools for how to begin this conversation. We were reminded that we are going out to share God’s message of love and hope with a world that so desperately needs it.

On one Saturday morning in January eight of us planned to go out on the street. We gathered together to pray for the morning before going out into the town. We sought God to lead us to people, and guide our conversations. I went with another man and we started praying about who we should talk to. I stopped one young man who showed a lot of a surprise on his face when I asked him the Big Question. He shared that he had stopped going to church because God wasn’t answering his prayer for a job. I offered to pray for him and this young man agreed. I prayed for him on the street. Another team met a lady at a bus stop. They started talking to her and were able to lead her in prayer to become a Christian.

So why not come and ask people in Maidstone the Big Question and trust and see if God will move among those who are looking for hope in their lives and asking the important questions of life.

Unlock the Bible: Trip to Brogdale Farm

Unlock the Bible: Trip to Brogdale Farm


At the start of the very wet and windy half-term, Unlock the Bible took a trip to Brogdale farm to see in nature some of the principles and imagery God shows us in His Word about grafting and pruning. Here is what Esther Simmons had to say about the experience:

“Trees and fruit are used all through the Bible as an illustration of life. I had been thinking lots about what Jesus says about fruit, how He has created us to produce fruit, so I was interested to get some more insight into this picture. Tim Biddlecombe taught us about the botany principles of grafting and pruning. Being given some understanding of the natural world and the practices of farmers to aid fruit production, shone a light on the picture Jesus uses to describe our relationship with Him in John 15.

One phrase that has stayed with me, is something Tim said that he’d tell fruit farmers in reference to pruning fruit trees so that all the branches receive enough light.

‘You’re not farming fruit, you’re farming light.’

Although it was a windy and rainy day we did manage to get outside to have a go at pruning a vine without getting too wet. It was a powerful picture to see a vine before and after being pruned and to understand the reasoning behind deciding what to cut off and what to leave. The person pruning needed to get rid of old branches that would hinder the growth of the vine and identify which branches would produce fruit for the next couple of years.

Learning about wood stock for grafting was particularly interesting and gave me another framework in which to understand the larger narrative of the Bible. It was a very insightful trip! Thank you Tim, for sharing your knowledge, and to the Unlock the Bible team, for organising it for us.”

– Esther Simmons

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Sunday Series

Last Sunday, we were encouraged by Dan as he shared about Noah and the voice of hope we can be to those around us. Next Sunday we will have Andy unpacking the faith of Abraham and how we can learn from him.
Come and join us for our 10am start at Tree Tops Academy to find out more.


Jubilee Family Weekend Away

Our Jubilee Family Weekend Away is approaching soon! Come and join us for a time where we can make memories, have fun and relax together, build friendships, spur one another on and encourage one another in our walk with Jesus.

There is a new opportunity to pay for the weekend in installments. The first one is due on the 10th March, so click here to book on now and register your space for the weekend.


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/


Ladies’ Ministry

Our next ladies’ time together will be a “main course”: an opportunity for spiritual input, equipping and discipleship, where we can be encouraged, challenged, and built up.

WHEN: Saturday 14th March | 9:30am
WHERE: The Vine, Loose
COST: £1 pp, payable on Sunday to any of the core team members (Barbara, Holly, Ibi or Kim)

Prayer for our Parkwood Home

As a Jubilee family, we have been praying more specifically into various areas of our new home-in-process in Parkwood.
If you haven’t received one of the leaflets handed out, please ask the Welcome Team on a Sunday morning.

Prayer points
– Wisdom for the elders & project team as they lead the project.
– For the right building contractor to be appointed.
– Favour with the local contractors.
– Finance.
– Safety of those who work on-site.
– For the project to run smoothly from start to finish with no delays.

Join us as we trust God together to see our new home built to be a place where He is glorified and made known to the community around us.


Maidstone Easter Play

On Sunday 29 March 2020 the Churches in Maidstone have the opportunity to continue our journey together and present Jesus to our town in a new way, by bringing the Easter story to life.

Maidstone Easter Play will be an immersive, outdoor production, where the audience become the Jerusalem crowd, following actors from across the churches as they dramatize the final events of Jesus’ ministry, all within the Town Square, behind the Lockmeadow Centre.

There will be 2 performances of 90 minutes, at 11am and 3pm.
We won’t be having our normal celebration at Tree Tops Academy that morning. So please come along to the play and bring your friends.

If you want to get involved, please contact the office at office@jubilee.co.


Flame Christian Foundations – New Courses

Christianity for Beginners
A workshop specifically written for the new believer. It runs for 7 weeks, covering foundations of the Christian faith.

WHEN: Wednesday evenings between 15 April – 20 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) | 7:30-9:30pm
COST: £10 pp
QUERIES: Ray Skilton 07711 213293 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email ray.skilton@jubilee.co
Brian Bennet 07845 988370 (call, text or WhatsApp)

Life in the Spirit
This workshop is aimed at the born-again Christian who has a burning desire to have a closer walk and fellowship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

WHEN: Monday evenings between 13 April – 18 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) | 7:30-9:30pm
COST: £10 pp
QUERIES: Ray Skilton 07711 213293 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email ray.skilton@jubilee.co


Ladies Garden Party

As we reach the end of our first year of The Feast, we want to warmly invite you to a Ladies Garden Party.

This will include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, seasonal selection of cakes, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or freshly brewed coffee.

There will be garden games for your enjoyment, beautiful grounds to explore and an inside venue should the weather misbehave.

WHERE
Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Lenham

WHEN
11th July 2020, 2-5pm

COST
Twenty-five pounds pp (available to pay in installments)

DRESSCODE
Wear your Summer best

Book online here: https://jubilee.co/book/the-feast-ladies-garden-party/


Newday 2020

ABOUT
Newday is a movement that seeks to equip and empower young people to live out the amazing plan that God has for them, wherever they are.
Each Summer, Newday hits Norfolk full force, with thousands of young people traveling and camping for six days. It is an event not to be missed.

WHO
The camp is for teenagers from Year 7 – 13 (finishing year 7 in 2020).

HAVE QUERIES OR WANT TO GET INVOLVED AS AN ADULT?
Chat to Ben or Kaat!


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

Testimonies from our Walking on Water series

Testimonies from our Walking on Water series

We recently did a Sunday series on the theme of “Walking on Water”, looking at the passage in Matthew 14:22-33. There was a challenge to let go of the familiar and step out of the boat, looking towards Jesus, accepting His invitation to come.

Here is a testimony from Gillian Liversedge and a poem written by Sarah Ashdown.

“Who knew that such a well-known Bible story, taking only a few verses of Matthew chapter 14, would contain so much truth to discover.
I remember clearly hearing Darren, as he started the series, getting me to think about where I would have been, in the boat, on that wet and windy night. Knowing myself, I’m pretty sure I’d have been somewhere safe and relatively comfortable, tucked up with a blanket and a hot drink. Yet, as I listened to the preaches during the series, I found myself repeatedly praying that I would, with God’s help,
become more and more a person who would, instead, be asking Jesus to call me out of the boat, day by day, to deepen my relationship with Him. To ‘be more Peter!’ I’m so aware that, for Peter, he was in
many ways doing something normal, an everyday action (rowing the boat to get from A to B.) It was in the day to day that he had this opportunity. Over the course of the series, and since, I’ve found myself looking for opportunities to encounter Jesus more deeply, in my day to day. Scary, yes, but much, much more. It’s wonderfully exciting!”

Gillian Liversedge

“Faith”

by Sarah Ashdown

He tells me that faith, though flimsy to hold, is all I will need to step out of the boat.
I taste a turn in the weather,
So I scrape mine together with a tentative grip
As it threatens to slip through my fingers.

It’s enough, He says, as I top up my jar assessing my faith through the glass.
It appears unremarkable, a seed barely visible,
a prayer on a thread hanging cynical and I can’t quite believe that I’m not going to sink as I smell the doubt blow back in on the wind.

I think of Peter whom gravity mocked, though faith would uphold even those known as the Rock, who could be forgiven for their hesitation having lived all their lives with a name that threatened to sink them.

As doubts barge in like adolescent tempers, I search for my reflection amidst the turbulence for any resemblance to the heroes of old who stared hard in the face of no reward,
who left what they knew for what was unknown.

And I think of the man that Jesus sent home
with nothing but words to escort him,
“don’t be afraid, just believe” and how he pocketed these
as something inside came alive and he walked his longest mile where faith and doubt would meet and clash and one would win and one would bow.

I think how faith suffers as it reads of no hope
Yet tenaciously grabs for the edge of His cloak and
keeps reaching.
Keeps trusting.
Keeps turning the page for the story to change for a shield it must raise, and a will it must bow for His perfect course must be allowed
to transform from the inside out.
How precious to Him, our surrendering
Of all that burns at His refining,
The unbelief we’re sacrificing.

As earth surrounds a seed
His Hands close in to accept what I release, and He holds it Holy like an offering in the hands of a Priest.

Sarah Ashdown
What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Sunday Series

We have now looked at two of our heroes of faith, learning about Enoch this past Sunday. Ben shared with us how we can practically put things into place to help us walk with God daily. This Sunday 1st March, Dan will be unpacking the story and character of Noah.
Come and join us for our 10am start at Tree Tops Academy to find out more.


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 Big Question: Equipping and Outing – February

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: Wednesday 26 February 2020 | 7:30-9pm
Where: Family Trust, 4 Buckland Road, Maidstone, ME16 0SL

Outing
When: Thursday 27 February 2020 | 9:45am – midday
Where: Contact Mel or Steve for info

Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash


Men’s Evening of Worship and Prayer

On Friday 28th February, the men are invited to join for an evening together of worship and prayer. As the new men’s ministry launches, the best place to start is at the feet of Jesus, seeking His face.

WHEN: Friday 28th February 2020 | 7:30pm
WHERE: Christchurch, Parkwood | 46 Wallis Ave, Maidstone ME15 9LB

Ladies’ Ministry

Our next ladies’ time together will be a “main course”: an opportunity for spiritual input, equipping and discipleship, where we can be encouraged, challenged, and built up.

WHEN: Saturday 14th March | 9:30am
WHERE: The Vine, Loose
COST: £1 pp, payable on Sunday to any of the core team members (Barbara, Holly, Ibi or Kim)

Prayer for our Parkwood Home

As a Jubilee family, we have been praying more specifically into various areas of our new home-in-process in Parkwood.
If you haven’t received one of the leaflets handed out, please ask the Welcome Team on a Sunday morning.

Prayer points
– Wisdom for the elders & project team as they lead the project.
– For the right building contractor to be appointed.
– Favour with the local contractors.
– Finance.
– Safety of those who work on-site.
– For the project to run smoothly from start to finish with no delays.

Join us as we trust God together to see our new home built to be a place where He is glorified and made known to the community around us.


Maidstone Easter Play

On Sunday 29 March 2020 the Churches in Maidstone have the opportunity to continue our journey together and present Jesus to our town in a new way, by bringing the Easter story to life.

Maidstone Easter Play will be an immersive, outdoor production, where the audience become the Jerusalem crowd, following actors from across the churches as they dramatize the final events of Jesus’ ministry, all within the Town Square, behind the Lockmeadow Centre.

There will be 2 performances of 90 minutes, at 11am and 3pm.
We won’t be having our normal celebration at Tree Tops Academy that morning. So please come along to the play and bring your friends.

If you want to get involved, please contact the office at office@jubilee.co.


Flame Christian Foundations – New Courses

Christianity for Beginners
A workshop specifically written for the new believer. It runs for 7 weeks, covering foundations of the Christian faith.

WHEN: Wednesday evenings between 15 April – 20 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) | 7:30-9:30pm
COST: £10 pp
QUERIES: Ray Skilton 07711 213293 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email ray.skilton@jubilee.co
Brian Bennet 07845 988370 (call, text or WhatsApp)

Life in the Spirit
This workshop is aimed at the born-again Christian who has a burning desire to have a closer walk and fellowship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

WHEN: Monday evenings between 13 April – 18 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) | 7:30-9:30pm
COST: £10 pp
QUERIES: Ray Skilton 07711 213293 (call, text or WhatsApp) or email ray.skilton@jubilee.co


Jubilee Family Weekend Away

Our Jubilee Family Weekend Away is approaching soon! Come and join us for a time where we can make memories, have fun and relax together, build friendships, spur one another on and encourage one another in our walk with Jesus.

Click here to book on now and register your space for the weekend.


Ladies Garden Party

As we reach the end of our first year of The Feast, we want to warmly invite you to a Ladies Garden Party.

This will include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, seasonal selection of cakes, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam and a choice of loose leaf tea or freshly brewed coffee.

There will be garden games for your enjoyment, beautiful grounds to explore and an inside venue should the weather misbehave.

WHERE
Chilston Park Hotel, Sandway, Lenham

WHEN
11th July 2020, 2-5pm

COST
Twenty-five pounds pp (available to pay in installments)

DRESSCODE
Wear your Summer best

Book online here: https://jubilee.co/book/the-feast-ladies-garden-party/


Newday 2020

ABOUT
Newday is a movement that seeks to equip and empower young people to live out the amazing plan that God has for them, wherever they are.
Each Summer, Newday hits Norfolk full force, with thousands of young people traveling and camping for six days. It is an event not to be missed.

WHO
The camp is for teenagers from Year 7 – 13 (finishing year 7 in 2020).

HAVE QUERIES OR WANT TO GET INVOLVED AS AN ADULT?
Chat to Ben or Kaat!


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