What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Christmas Carol Service 22 December 2019

Our last Celebration for 2019 will be our Christmas Carol Service on the 22nd December 2019, 10am at Tree Tops Academy (ME15 9JR, Furfield Close entrance). Come and join us in Celebrating Christ Jesus! Bring friends and family – the more the merrier.

Celebration will resume as normal in 2020, on January 5th.

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 Sunday, 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/


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series has started! Click the above image to view all our recent Light Of The World posts! You can also follow the Advent series via our twitter or facebook.


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 this Christmas?

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 🙂


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Catch up on all things Jubilee right here!

If you have any questions about this post’s content, feel free to send your queries to office@jubilee.co


OUTREACH


Blessing the shoppers of Maidstone this Thursday

Together with a number of Maidstone churches, we will be blessing shoppers in the town this Thursday evening. Come dressed in festive outfits!

If you do not want to give out the gifts, why not come and pray?

When? Thursday 12 December, 6pm – 7.30pm.

What? A special Christmas event for the church in Maidstone to bless the town. It is General Election night and a great time for the church to spread some Christian hope, love and cheer along Week Street.

How? Spend 45 minutes in the Town Centre giving a small gift with the times of all the churches’ main Christmas gatherings. We meet 6pm at the Maidstone United Reform Church, Fremlin Walk entrance, for tea, coffee and hot chocolate, small-time of fellowship with other church members, and then a quick briefing and prayer before we head out to Week Street.

Who? As many people as possible from different Maidstone churches.


ARTICLE


Thoughts On Voting

Seven Principles to help guide Christians in the run-up to the 2019 General election


Jubilee’s own Andy Faulkner gives us seven principles to help guide Christians in the run-up to the 2019 General Election. Click here or on the image above to go straight to the recorded message.

As mentioned in the video, Engage 19 is a useful and impartial resource that explains the position of each party on a variety of issues that are likely to be important to British Christians and links to party manifestos on their own websites.

Spoiler alert: we won’t tell you how to vote, but we will tell you that it’s your responsibility to vote and to think it through carefully. Watch the video for some helpful advice as you prepare.


EVENT


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series is well underway. Follow the journey of Christ Jesus, the true meaning of Christmas by clicking here


EVENT


The 0 – 4 children’s group will have their last Seedlings Celebration on the 8th December 2019, and on the 15th December, they will be having a ‘Jesus’s Birthday Party’! — More info below:


15th December | Seedlings room at Tree Tops Academy | 10:30am
Please RSVP to Anni! If you don’t have her contact details, please email office@jubilee.co to let her know your child/ren is joining the party!


EVENT

POD This December

Upcoming events:
The Sprout & Thrive children will be singing Christmas carols at our Christmas family service on 22nd December. Lovely Joani will be organising this musical contribution!

Therefore, POD will not be running on 22nd December (all children will be in for the family Christmas service) and 29th December there will be no Celebration.


EVENT


Mens Ministry – This Friday!

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out this Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Make sure to sign up with Siji or Steve today!


DONATE


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can 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


JUBILEE LIFE


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


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series has started! Click the below images to catch up with Day one and Day Two of the advent series.








The 0 – 4 children’s group will have their last Seedlings Celebration on the 8th December 2019, and on the 15th December, they will be having a ‘Jesus’s Birthday Party’! — More info coming soon.


Mens Ministry – yes, you read right

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out on Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Sign up with Siji or Steve Spaces are limited so first come first served


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!


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can 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


Star Kids – 115 Kids Sponsored!

A big thank you for the successful launch of Star Kids 2019. As of Sunday, we now have 115 kids who will receive a gift this Christmas! We have remaining, 14 international children to sponsor so if you missed out on getting a tag this Sunday, or if you’d like to help out Starkids in other ways, contact Anna at starkids@restoringhands.org.uk

DO YOU HAVE LOCAL TAG NUMBERS: #5 #8 #11 #28 #29 – You were so quick to grab a tag we didn’t quite catch your name! Please let Anna know you have the tag number so we can make our list and check it twice!


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series will be starting this Sunday! Come along to Celebration December 1st and hear about this series we’re launching by Susie Steele for the Christmas period.


LAST CHANCE TO BOOK! Care For The Family – “Left to their own devices?”

Last chance to book on for Care for the Family‘s event – “Left to their own devices?” November 28, 2019 held at St Luke’s Maidstone, ME14 5AR.

From Care for the Family:

“Last week, a BBC article highlighted that for many children and young people, there is often no escape from the school bully at the end of the day. The bullies are still able to reach them through social media and online chats wherever they are.

Next week at Left To Their Own Devices? Katharine Hill and Philip Jinadu address this challenge and share insights on how parents can equip their children to make wise choices and develop resilience online. Plus they’ll share useful tips on how to keep a close connection with your child and enable them to thrive in the digital world. There is only one week left to book your ticket – don’t miss this vital parenting event.”


The Princess Project – Christmas Fair

The Princess Project charity will be running a Christmas Fair to raise awareness and funds to continue the amazing work they do.

Did you know that they offer love, support, and encouragement to mums by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs?

Why not come along on Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm at Christ Church, ME15 9JW. You can chat to them on twitter @princess_proj and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/princessprojectuk to find out more!


The 0 – 4 children’s group will have their last Seedlings Celebration on the 8th December 2019, and on the 15th December, they will be having a ‘Jesus’s Birthday Party’! — More info coming soon.


Mens Ministry – yes, you read right

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out on Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Sign up with Siji or Steve Spaces are limited so first come first served


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!


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can 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


Light Of The World

“Light Of The World” our December Advent series will be starting next week! Come along Sunday December 1st and hear about this series we’re launching for the Christmas period.


Star Kids Launch this Sunday

This Sunday we will be launching Star Kids! Putting a smile on children’s faces locally, and internationally by donating a gift to those who would go without this Christmas. Pick up a tag this Sunday! If you aren’t able to make it this Sunday Celebration and would like to sponsor a child or help in some way, please contact Anna at starkids@restoringhands.org.uk


Care For The Family – “Left to their own devices?”

It’s not too late to book on for Care for the Family‘s event – “Left to their own devices?” November 28, 2019 held at St Luke’s Maidstone, ME14 5AR. We really encourage those with children to book on to attend this course, as the content is so relevant to family life today. If you missed out on a postcard or brochure this past Sunday, you can find out more and sign up here: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/owndevices


The Princess Project – Christmas Fair

The Princess Project charity will be running a Christmas Fair to raise awareness and funds to continue the amazing work they do.

Did you know that they offer love, support, and encouragement to mums by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs?

Why not come along on Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm at Christ Church, ME15 9JW. You can chat to them on twitter @princess_proj and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/princessprojectuk to find out more!


Mens Ministry – yes, you read right

Men – We will be getting together for a meal out on Friday 13th December at Kokoro 7.30pm. Spaces are limited so first come first served


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!


Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know that you can 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

As announced on Sunday, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association are being hosted at ‘The Life Church’ on the 13th November 2019, 13 Brewer Street Maidstone ME141RU

You are invited to come and “discover how you can help reach thousands of searching hearts online.”

Find out more on their page www.facebook.com/SearchforJesus


Care For The Family – “Left to their own devices?”

It’s not too late to book on for Care for the Family‘s event – “Left to their own devices?” November 28, 2019 held at St Luke’s Maidstone, ME14 5AR. We really encourage those with children to book on to attend this course, as the content is so relevant to family life today. If you missed out on a postcard or brochure this past Sunday, you can find out more and sign up here: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/owndevices

Equipping Evening:
Wednesday 20th November. Time: 7.30pm-9pm. Location: CAST office, 4 Buckland Road, Maidstone, Kent ME16 0SL. 
First Outing:
Thursday 21st November. Time: 9.45am-midday. Location: CAST office, 4 Buckland Road, Maidstone, kent, ME160SL
Who? We will need volunteers from different Maidstone churches to help in three different areas: a) Follow Up (discipleship); b) Prayer Support; and c) Part of the teams going out. 
Where? We plan to meet in different locations every month at different times of the day. The first location is along the River Medway between Lockmeadow and The Range.
Format of morning: 9.45 arrive followed by welcome, prayer and worship. 11am go out in pairs. 11.50am return to base for report back.


If you would like to get involved with “The Big Question”, please contact:
Neil by emailing: office@jubilee.co


Light Of The World


“Light Of The World” our December Advent series will be starting soon!
– Watch this space for more info –


The Princess Project – Christmas Fair


The Princess Project charity will be running a Christmas Fair to raise awareness and funds to continue the amazing work they do.

Did you know that they offer love, support, and encouragement to mums by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs?

Why not come along on Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm at Christ Church, ME15 9JW. You can chat to them on twitter @princess_proj and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/princessprojectuk to find out more!


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!


Join our Mailing List!

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


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 🙂

What’s Coming Up

What’s Coming Up


Light Of The World


“Light Of The World” our December Advent series will be starting soon!
– Watch this space for more info –


Care For The Family – “Left to their own devices?”

It’s not too late to book on for Care for the Family‘s event – “Left to their own devices?” November 28, 2019 held at St Luke’s Maidstone, ME14 5AR. We really encourage those with children to book on to attend this course, as the content is so relevant to family life today. If you missed out on a postcard or brochure this past Sunday, you can find out more and sign up here: https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/events/owndevices


The Princess Project – Christmas Fair


The Princess Project charity will be running a Christmas Fair to raise awareness and funds to continue the amazing work they do.

Did you know that they offer love, support, and encouragement to mums by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs?

Why not come along on Saturday 7th December from 10am – 12pm at Christ Church, ME15 9JW. You can chat to them on twitter @princess_proj and visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/pg/princessprojectuk to find out more!


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!


Join our Mailing List!

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


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 🙂

Family Overseas: Part 5 – Ken & Jen Walton

Family Overseas: Part 5 – Ken & Jen Walton

I can’t quite believe that it has been 18 months since being in the UK, It feels like it was only a few
months ago that we left, but so much has changed.

We are currently living and working in the beautiful city of Cape Town which is far from what we ever imagined or expected. We started our journey in KwaZulu Natal, which was home to both of us. However, after a month of being back, the company Ken was working for renegotiated his contract causing us to have to look for alternative work. We saw God’s incredible kindness and faithfulness even in the uncertainty of the future and He lovingly provided a job for Ken in Cape Town, managing an amazing coffee shop called Truth. Definitely worth a visit.

 

So within a week of accepting the job we had packed up our things and made the great trek down to Cape Town. We ended up staying with a friend of ours during the initial trial period who has and still is a wonderful help at getting us acquainted with this incredible city.

We are settling into a church which, believe it or not, is called Jubilee! We actually went to several others first as we thought it was just such a strange coincidence. The transition has not been easy especially when we have been so spoilt by being part of such a wonderful church family. I had forgotten how long and how much time it takes to develop friendships, let alone deep ones.

God has also provided me with the most amazing teaching job. I am teaching Grade R boys at a fabulous school with the most amazing staff team. It all began when I was walking down the road one day and I heard children playing in a playground. The school over the road from where we were staying, which I thought was only a secondary school, turned out in fact to go right from Grade R to 12! So I popped in one day to hand in my CV in the hopes of doing some supply work. There I met a wonderful woman by the name of Jo, who has been a real woman of peace and a door opener for me. Later that year after many locum jobs – one being at a very orthodox Jewish school, I was offered a job teaching Grade R at SACS and I am just loving it. God is so kind and knows just what we need and love.

We had another big life change in January this year when Ken’s adopted daughter, Thandeka, cameto live with us. There have been highs and some lows along the way as we learn to navigate this newchapter of our lives. However, we know that this is part of His plan for both her and for us and so werely on His grace, wisdom and love to lead us each step of the way.

We love and miss our wonderful Maidstone family and if you are ever in Cape Town do come andvisit. We have great coffee 🙂

– Ken & Jen

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Family Overseas Part 4: The Moores

We arrived in Canada 6-months ago to the biting cold of winter, with temperatures dropping to -15 at night.

We arrived in Canada 6-months ago to the biting cold of winter, with temperatures dropping to -15 at night. In our first few months we’ve experienced 2ft of snow, a flood and a severe wind storm, so we certainly know what Canadian weather can be like! Thankfully we are now in spring, and everything has come to life!

Canada felt like home from the start and we were welcomed into the church and the community. We have already made some fantastic friends and feel at home in the church here. There are many similarities to Jubilee, and it’s great to see God doing similar things on opposite sides of the world!

We have a lovely home in a great area and feel really settled. One of the words God gave us before we moved was that he was moving us to wide open spaces to give us room to breathe, and it certainly feels like it! We have a great outside space with huge skies and Toby now has the giant trampoline he has always wanted! We were very fortunate to be given a minivan when we got here. It’s a bit of a banger, but starts nearly every time! We’ve been doing some adventuring around Ontario already, though the huge roads in our temperamental van are a little daunting! Our 2-hour trip north for Abby and Jacob’s wedding was exciting to say the least!

Both kids are doing well and Toby is now part of a Christian school in Brantford. It’s been very different as he now takes a big yellow school bus, something that felt very alien when we moved! We visited the Christian school when we first arrived, and instantly fell in love with the culture and education on offer. The only trouble is it cost a lot of money each term to send the kids there, as it is not one of the public schools. The day after our tour of the school, we prayed that God would show us if it was the right thing for us to sacrifice some finance for the sake of the kid’s education. The very next morning I got a call from my boss who gave me a pay-rise for the exact amount needed for the school fees! God is good!

God spoke very clearly to us that we should be here, and so we obediently came, but as for what’s next we are still waiting to find out. We can see a number of areas where we can help, but for now the leadership of the church wants us to rest and listen to God.

Please pray for more guidance from Him and a deeper settling for the kids (and us!) We are still on Facebook etc. so do say hello 🙂

 

All our love

Will, Lyds, Toby and Megan