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Diary Archive & Events

"Refresh”- an evening of Worship, Encounter and Ministry with Rev Valerie Elliot at 6.30pm on Sunday 12th January at All Nations Christian Centre, RG1 6JE. Valerie is a dynamic speaker with a sharp edge for prophecy. She currently serves on the UK Council of Churches in Communities International and on the Steering team of the Charismatic and Pentecostal Leaders Conference.

Service of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday 19th January at 6.00pm at Emmanuel Methodist Church, 448 Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1EE, with guest preacher the Bishop of Reading, Olivia Graham. This is organised by Churches Together in West Reading, Tilehurst and Southcote, with music from the Band of the Salvation Army.

"A Church for Shepherds or for Kings?”  - the annual University Chaplaincy lecture will be given by Neil MacGregor, former Director of the British Museum and writer and presenter of the BBC's History of the World in 100 Objects and Living with the Gods. Through art, Neil will be looking at the contrasting representations of the shepherds and the wise men, posing the question of attitudes to poverty and power in the Christian Church. Lecture will be on Monday January 20th 7.30pm, Van Emden Lecture Theatre, Edith Morley building. Free booking will be available soon on the University Events website https://www.facebook.com/events/574966763071359/
 
Reading AGLOW Encounter Evening on Monday, 20th january, 7.30pm, at Southcote Family Church, RG30 3BL. Speaker is Andrea Rogers ,who after suffering for many years with chronic fatigue, turned to Jesus Christ to help her.  She believed that the many promises in the Bible, had the power to heal her body and bring about positive changes in her life!  She loves to introduce others to the Jesus who transformed her life! We welcome all women for friendship, encouragement and healing. Cost:£3 on the door, includes refreshments.  Free for first-timers. More info:  www.facebook.com/readingaglow

"Why is the UK church losing interest in overseas mission?" - Tim Heaton, AIM on Tuesday 21 January,  12.30-2.30 pm at Southcote Family Church.   This event, including lunch, is being organised for church leaders by the Evangelical Leaders’ Forum (ELF). For catering purposes, please email dominic.squibb@yahoo.com.

 Quiet Day with God! on Wednesday, January 29th, 9.30.am (for 10.00.am start) until 3.30.pm.  In the New Year we are planning another Quiet Day for Christian leaders as an opportunity to spend time with God.  It will be held at The Cold Ash Centre, The Ridge, Thatcham, RG18 9HU.  Cost: £15 per head. Bring money on the day. Bring your own lunch. For further details or questions contact Margaret Brown on margaret1@brownshouse.com, or Steve Prince (SPrince@brooksidechurch.org.uk)
NOTE: Places are limited, so booking is essential.

ADvVANCE NOTICE
Keeping It Together (Mental Health First Aid for Church Leaders) - a day’s course on mental health awareness for church leaders of all kinds. The material will be of value to everyone and no-one is excluded. The entrance fee includes professional training from Dave Burke, a pastor who is now focussing his ministry on teaching these courses. The event is to be held on Wednesday, 18th March  from 10:00 to 16:00 at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square. Please book early as spaces are limited and previous courses have been quickly filled. You can find out more and book direct by clicking on this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/81466116347



Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers required for ReadiFood Supermarket Collections
Waitrose  - Reading - Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March
To volunteer, paste in: http://www.fcg.org.uk/readifood/Waitrose Click on Supermarkets, then go to supermarket sign-up. Choose Waitrose branch and View to find sign-up 

Head of Communications and Development, Latin Link (London Street, Reading) - a hugely varied role for a confident communicator and fundraiser, with great opportunity for creative input and collaborative working. Latin Link works to see vibrant Bible believing Christian communities in every part of Latin America and partners with churches to send and receive people to and from Latin America. Full application pack can be downloaded from website www.latinlink.org.uk/vacancy-hocd or by email from HR@latinlink.org.uk   Closing date is midnight 19 January..

Maternity cover, staff post, at Wycliffe Baptist Church to support volunteers and lead ministry with our 8-13s, until September/November 2020. The post is up to 20 hours a week; core times being Sunday morning, Monday evening, Wednesday afternoon, Friday evening (monthly); 2 weekend residentials (Feb. half-term and summer term) as well as a week-long youth camp (last week in July). Remaining hours to be agreed.  Someone with passion, gifting, skill and experience with this age group, with the interpersonal skills to encourage others to invest time and energy 'curating' a positive peer group is required. If interested contact Jane Farnworth (jane@wycliffe-church.org.uk)

Job Opportunities at Lower Earley Baptist Church, Maiden Place, Reading:
Church Administrator - 20 hours per week (5 days). (Flexible working may be possible)
Facilities Operative - 6 Hours per week with additional hours as necessary
For a full Job description and application form please contact the Church Operations Manager, email: contact@lowerearleybaptistchurch.org.uk or phone 0118 935 3598.

Volunteer Vacancies at CommuniCare - which is a Christian led Charity offering information, advise and support to those in need. We currently have 2 volunteer adviser vacancies, one on a Monday afternoon and one on a Thursday morning. If you would be interested in understanding more about these roles, please contact the CommuniCare Manager on 0118 9263941 or Francesca.yates@communicare.org . Details can also be found on the CommuniCare website under the ‘Volunteering’ tab. www.communicare.org.uk

Honorary Treasurer for Christian Community Action in Reading - a talented individual with skills in finance and governance is sought to join the vibrant team of unpaid trustees on our board. CCA is a local social action charity in Reading. Since 1992, CCA has worked with thousands of local individuals and families by providing information, support and practical help in overcoming poverty and disadvantage. Applications welcomed from a committed Christian who would like to play an active role in our work. For more details please email trustees@ccam.org.uk
 
Volunteers needed for FIRST STOP at Reading Minster. Are you bit of a night owl? Our volunteers support a SCAS Paramedic Friday and Saturday nights 9pm to 3am, helping the night-time visitors to Reading Town Centre.  Whether they have had an accident, have a medical condition or maybe just had too much to drink, we are there to prevent them from having to go to A & E and to ensure they get home safely. We ask volunteers to commit to one evening every 4 weeks. No medical knowledge required. Training given. If you think you may be interested, please give Becky a call on 07909228609 or email firststopreading@gmail.com

Volunteers (dads & other men) required to run "Manmade” - a rites of passage course for 15 – 18 year-old boys, based on Biblical principles that work – which include being part of a male community, sports, outdoor and bonding activities & talks. It has been developed by Boys Brigade, Urban Saints, Youth for Christ, Christian Vision for Men and Soul Survivor. If you can help to run a course in Reading this Autumn, ring Jeff on 07889-035012 For more details go to: 2ndreading.weebly.com/manmade

Sea Cadet Chaplaincy Vacancies in Reading - The Sea Cadet Corps provides active learning and support for 10 to 18-year-olds. Those wishing to become a chaplain in the Sea Cadet Corps must be Licensed to Minister in Churches which have a Line of Authority through which their training and competence can be verified by the senior member of that Church who has granted the Licence to Minister (e.g. Bishop, Superintendent or Regional Minister) and can be either an Ordained or Lay Minister. For more information contact Jim Horton, Area Chaplain, on 07545-896146 or email: frjim50@gmail.com. This website may also be useful.  http://chaplain.org.uk/

Volunteers for ENGAGE BEFRIENDING Do you have a spare hour during the week? Isolated, older people are waiting for someone to visit them to provide company and friendship. We would love to welcome you on our team! Please email engage@themustardtree.org.uk for more information.
 
Team Leader for Urban Saints, who is highly motivated and talented to deliver our vision at a local level. We are at an incredibly exciting time in our 113-year history; launching vision and strategy to reach the 95% of young people who don’t engage with church. This is a critical post and essential to our mission. For the right person, it is an amazing opportunity to be part of Urban Saints’ future and share in this exciting journey. For more information on the role go to:  https://www.urbansaints.org/reading

Just Around the Corner - a youth work charity based at Rehoboth, Forest Road, Wokingham, RG40  5QY.
 Volunteer/Paid Vacancies in mentoring for individuals with a heart for children and young people to be part of our team in providing 1:1 mentoring sessions to young people in a variety of different areas, depending on the skillset and interests of the applicant, i.e. horticulture, arts & crafts, pottery, small animals and equine. Training will be available to all mentors. Hours can be agreed around applicant’s commitments. Please email: admin@jacoutreach.org to further discuss this role.
Volunteer cleaner/s to help us keep our site clean and tidy by coming towards the end of each week. Hours can be agreed around other commitments. To find out further details or ask for a volunteer application form, please email  office@jacoutreach.org
Horticulture & Site maintenance volunteers to help with the general upkeep of the site and grounds and continue making Rehoboth a lovely place to come for the young people. Volunteers will be under supervision. Hours can be agreed around other commitments. To find out further details or ask for a volunteer application form, please email office@jacoutreach.org

Couples Counsellor for Reading Lifeline who wish to actively increase capacity to support couples who have lost a baby or are struggling with infertility.  We can offer a friendly team, fulfilling work and help with supervision costs to a qualified counsellor, who is looking to extend their couple work and have some training in this area. Contact: Clinical Lead Rebecca Jesty (rebecca.jesty@themustardtree.org).

Volunteers for REinspired which is an ecumenical Christian organisation that supports local schools in the delivery of the Christian part of their Religious Education. Our sessions are planned in response to which area of the syllabus the teachers would like support with, and are interactive, creative, experiential and fun! We have been able to start a dialogue with the new Maiden Erlegh School in Reading and a team of volunteers is needed. No previous experience is necessary, and all sessions are planned and scripted beforehand. Training events for volunteers to go over session materials and techniques for working with youngsters are planned.. All sessions are syllabus based and are designed to both broaden the young people’s understanding of Christianity, and support the teachers in the delivery of the syllabus. For more information contact: Carrie King, Team leader, REINSPIRED , St Nicolas Church, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley, Reading, RG6 7JN or Tel: 0118 9663929.

Volunteer Support Group Facilitator opportunities at Reading Lifeline which offers specialist counselling and a support service for women and their partners affected by baby loss. With your help we could reach into the community through our support groups. Training will be given. If you have a heart for this, please contact rebecca.baker@themustardtree.org for an application form. [Reading Lifeline is a part of The Mustard Tree Foundation (www.themustardtree.org), and is located in central Reading.]

Rail Pastors still urgently needed to patrol Reading West and Twyford Stations and be available for vulnerable people for a couple of hours during the day and early evening. If you are interested in knowing more about this amazing ministry, please contact Sally Leonard, Coordinator, on 07970-710-080 or email reading@streetpastors.org.uk 

Prayer Pastors urgently needed to support Reading Street Pastors - on a Friday and/or Saturday Night at St Mary's, Butts.
If you would like to be part of this initiative, then contact Sally Leonard on mobile 07970710080 or at reading@streetpastors.org.uk 

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Tyndale Baptist Church
2-4 Cressingham Road
Reading Berkshire RG2 7JE
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