January 2015

January 2015

A New Year—new challenges
This new year brings new beginnings and challenges – for CFSR. We need to find a new place to meet. There will be time needed to hear from God; time to search for a solution that can accommodate up to 300 people; financial planning and implications; and a willingness to change!
But this provides us with an opportunity to review the past and consider the future ministry and direction of CFSR. We want to use the month of January to encourage all of us to pray to hear what God’s plan and purpose is for our congregation. We are asking for this to be our prayer focus for this month.
We are asking as many of the congregation as possible to join together in the Church - primarily to listen to God on Saturday 10th, 17th & 23rd from 12 noon until 2:00pm for prayer and fasting. At the end of the month – on Saturday 31st January from 10:00am to 12 noon – we will meet together to share what God has been saying to us as we begin to take practical steps in “Moving Forward”.

DateTopicRefSpeakerOther info
4th Jan 2015A new beginning ?2 Peter 3:8-13Ivor GCommunion
14thEntering in!Jez Heasman
21stGreat & PreciousVariousMark Teyler
28thThe Supremacy of Christ 1Colossians 1:1-14Alex McCann
1 FebruaryThe Supremacy of Christ 2Colossians 1:15-23Ivor GreerCommunion
Small Groups: 
Women's Evening StudyMonday7:00pmCommon GroundsJenny (077 447099)
Tuesday Small GroupsTuesday7:30pmVariousCheck with Ivor (012 617499)
Women's Morning StudyWednesday 8:30amAnnelise's placeConfirm with Carol (077 301150)
Living StonesWednesday12noonBread of LifeIvor (012 617499)

Other Weekly events:

  • Men's Breakfast: every Friday morning from 7:15am

Come for food, good conversation and connections

At Bread of Life Cafe (No 601 on rhs of street opposite Common Grounds)

Monthly events:

  • Prison Ministries Prayer Focus: second Tuesday each month at 4:00pm

At Greer's House, Angkor High School Road (for directions click on "Maps")

  • "Voices Together": Friday 9th from 6:30 to 8:30pm

At Eli School (RHS off Route 6 towards Airport)

  • SPECIAL "Moving Forward": Review of month of prayer on future direction of CFSR  10:00am to 12noon

At SR True Light Church, Saturday 31st January 2015


... See PRAYER FOCUS FOR January:

Looking at the needs of North Korea (Christians in prison; leader Kim Jong-Un; those helping with Christians fleeing to China).

Also the work of  CFSR - reflecting on our first 8 years and considering God's plan for the Church in 2015 and beyond.

Prayer points
1. What are the key elements for our weekly Congregational meeting? eg Praise & Worship; Sunday School; preaching;
fellowship; etc

2. When should we meet? Currently 4pm Sundays; any alternatives?
3. Where should we meet? Another church; a school; a hotel; a restaurant; design & build; etc
4. Financial factors of various options.
5. Should we consider smaller gatherings with less frequent "Combined" meetings?
6. Consider having a small committee to work on practicalities and report to back to Leadership / Church.

Any people to suggest /offers to serve?