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Creative Art Day January 23rd with Sandie Skyrme

A great day to look forward to in the New Year, book early, so as not to be disappointed.  No experience is required, Sandie is an amazing teacher and has a God anointed ministry through the creative arts and it is truly a wonderful day.  You will be amazed how God ministers through these arts and the time spent together.

‘I Will Lift My Eyes To The Hills’ Psalm 121.

You will explore with Sandie Acrylic Painted & mixed media canvasses, Clay relief & sculpture, using air hardening clay and found objects and also creative textiles using collage & machine embroidery.

For further information and booking form,  please visit the Events section of the website.

 

 

‘Winter Warmer’ Christmas Fayre

This event is fast approaching Saturday 9th December 12.00noon – 4.00pm.  FREE Entry!

Over the past few years, it has been a great resource to meet and get to know, our neighbours in the local community.  We are very much looking forward to this years event, rooms filled with a wonderful selection of craft stalls, wreath making, tasty refreshments (soup & roll, burger in a bun, cakes etc), face painting and bouncy castle. There is something for all the family!

We would love for you to join us.

 

What a Fantastic Weekend!

Wow!! That sums up the Ladies 2017 House Party.
A weekend of amazing worship led by Jo and the worship group, leading us into the awesome, presence of the Lord. Inspired and anointed by the Holy Spirit was the word which Emma brought, touching everyone of us. A big Thank You to our lovely husbands Steve & David, without their hard work we would not be able to run the weekend. The photos sum up the weekend, food, laughter, crafts, line dancing & Saturday night fun. It was a joy and privilege to see so many ladies (70 in total) having a wonderful time and enjoying the presence and touch of the Lord.

Thank you for all your prayer support without it our efforts come to nothing.

It is indeed a weekend not to be missed!

                   

LADIES HOUSE PARTY      

This coming weekend 10th – 12th November, will be our 5th Ladies House Party. Wow!  where has the time gone.  It has been an amazing journey and experience for us as a Team, from the initial vision, through to planning, organising and running the weekends.  A privilege and joy for us (as well as hard work and a few moments of panic), to see how the Lord has taken, moulded and grown us and this ministry (which is ongoing as, we are a work in progress), touching and blessing so many ladies. Thank you Lord.

Please pray for the coming weekend and all the Ladies who will attend, that the Lord would once again minister and touch their lives.  Pray for those for whom it is their first Ladies Weekend, that they would quickly feel at home and that everyone will get to know each other and feel welcomed.   Please pray for our worship band led by Jo and also Emma Wotton as she shares God’s word with us, looking at Proverbs 31 ‘A Masterpiece in Progress’ .  Our prayer is that through the fun and laughter, all the crafts, wonderful food, and the worship and teaching sessions, we will all leave having been encouraged, challenged, changed and strengthened in our walk with the Lord.

Thank You

Creative Art Day ‘Woven Threads of Gold’

Yesterday we had 12 people attend the ‘Woven Threads of Gold’ Creative art day and what a wonderful day of ministry through crafts, reflective activities and lunch.  Everyone felt it was truly a day of blessing and below are examples of the creativity that took place.  Thank you to Sandie, who continues to allow the Lord to work through her, using her artistic skills to teach, encourage and bless others.

          

      

The windows have been completed on schedule and what a fantastic result.  Thank you to the glaziers who were excellent.

        

New Windows!

Monday morning we are all very excited as the windows arrive.

   

The team have been here all week and by Thursday afternoon, we look like this!

       

Please pray for the glazier team as they continue to replace the windows in the dining room and main meeting room over the next week. Pray also that the weather will remain good.  We thank the Lord for the blessing of being able to replace the windows and the huge practical benefits beside the aesthetic improvement.

 

 

 

Autumn Events:

Coffee & Shop Thursday restart after the summer break, this Thursday 7th September 10.00am – 1.00pm we look forward to you joining us.

‘Woven Threads of Gold’ Creative Art Day with Sandie Skyrme- Tuesday 17th October – Further information and booking form under ‘Events’

‘Winter Warmer’ Christmas Fayre – Saturday 9th December.  If you would like to book a craft stall, please contact the Office.

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The Main House and Annexe have now had their “Spring Clean” and we are welcoming our first group for the Autumn period, International Christian Ministries from Bristol.  A lovely warm afternoon, greets them for their first visit.  Perfect for their BBQ and Camp Fire this evening.

Thank You.

A big Thank You to those who attended the Tents Down Day.  A lot of hard work on a beautifully sunny day, however, all tents were packed away by 3.00pm.

Tents Down Day – Saturday 26th August 10.00am

It is hard to believe that we are on the last week of our Summer Camps for 2017. This means that next Saturday 26th August is Tents Down Day – If you are available, please, please, come and help. As the saying goes, many hands make light work.  It has been a summer of blessing and I am sure you will hear stories of what the Lord has been doing over the 5 weeks. Thank you in advance.

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Summer Camp!

Week 1  (18-30 yrs) – 30 young adults spent 5 days, relaxing, having fun, attending workshop / seminars,  worshiping and enjoying free time and chatting with friends.   Different guest speakers shared and taught from the word of God each evening.  I think it is fair to say that campers returned home, having been: challenged, encouraged, uplifted and recognizing that their  faith and walk with the Lord has grown and moved on.

Week 2  (12-15 yrs) of Summer Camp is well under way with 42 campers and 24 team. Week leaders Zoe & Dan.  The new tents are great and campers report them being cosy!
After a morning of Team Building Challenges, there is now an afternoon of fun and competition, with giant inflatable slides and obstacle course, followed by swimming, for those who are brave enough!
In the evening Celebration Steff is looking at various aspects of ‘Friendship’ with stories in the Bible (Shadrach,Meshach and Abednego; David & Jonathan; Ruth & Naomi; Jesus & Peter; Paul & Barnabas).

Week 3 (15-17yrs) – 64 campers and 36 team will be arriving on Saturday 5th August for their week.  Week leaders Adam and Vicky.  The speaker is Tim Moody.

Week 4 (11-14yrs) – 56 campers and 27 team will be arriving on Saurday 12th August for their week.  Week leaders Julia and Andy.  The speaker is Paul Scott.

Week 5 (11-15yrs) – 84 campers and 26 team will be arriving on Saturday 19th August for the final week of camp for 2017.  Week leaders Anita, Matt & Maddie.  Different members of the team will be speaking during the evening celebrations.

Please pray for all week leaders and their teams, along with the speakers that each one will know the Holy Spirit guiding and leading them through the week.  Pray for the Lord’s protection over Hill House, the site, tents, all the activities, campers and team.

‘And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, and come with him into the presence of God the Father to give him your thanks’. Colossians 3:17

Thank you for all your support.

 

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan for the end of September has been postponed.  We will keep you informed of any future dates.

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Thank you to all who came to help and support us on Sunday with the Tents going up, in preparation for the Summer Camps.  Between 70 and 75 people came which is amazing.  When the work was finished we had a BBQ and finished the evening with prayer and celebration for all that this summer holds.  Please continue to pray for all the week leaders and their teams, that each week will experience many, many blessings as they give and minister to young people.

 

  

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Main House Windows

The windows have been repaired and painted, the scaffolding removed, to reveal how beautiful the house now looks (especially with clear blue skies all around).

School Residentials

The school residential programmes have gone very well and next week sees our last school for the summer term.  Where has the time gone!!

The beautiful weather has just added to the fun and excitement of a fun filled, busy programme of:  scavenger hunt, survival skills, team building and archery, wide games, disco, camp fire, high ropes, kayaking, raft building, football, croquet, volley ball, pool challenges, design & build challenge, great food and so the list goes on.

Thank you for your prayers over this very busy period.

 

Tents Up and Celebration Day – Sunday 16th July

We want to provide an opportunity for all those who have been involved in Hill House over the years to meet with the current teams running Camp, help put up the tents, celebrate and Pray for the 5 weeks of Camp.

So we have moved the tent pitch to Sunday the 16th July. Starting at 1:30pm at Hill House with the NEW! tents, followed by a BBQ at 5:30pm and Prayer/Celebration at 6:30pm for an hour. There may even be an opportunity for a dip in the pool!

Please join us for any part of the day but particularly for prayer and celebration.

We would be grateful if you could respond if you are coming, so we can estimate food. Many thanks.

 

Baptism

We have just said goodbye to our friends from Kennington Community Fellowship, South London.    After 4 amazing days, their visit was fittingly ended with a baptism in the pool and great celebration.

     

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Steart Marshes Open Day

We started the day off excited about the opportunity to represent Hill House Christian Centre, in providing refreshments for visitors attending the Open Day at the Marshes.  It was overcast but warm and we loved creating a welcoming environment for our customers to enjoy their coffee and cakes.  Then the drizzle and rain came, but we were not deterred and nor were the visitors.  At the end of the day, we can now say, it was a day filled with laughter, meeting and chatting to lots of lovely people from near and far and building good relationships with our neighbours.

Here are some photos of the day.

                

 

 

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We thank the Lord for His protection:

Early this Sunday morning a herd of approx 20 cows made their way into the Family Camp field, while everyone slept.  Thanks to some campers who were awoken, the cows were herded off the site and met by the farmer.  No one was hurt or damage caused to any tents, a couple of cars had minor dents, thank you Lord.

       

 

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Bank Holiday Monday:

Some of the Hill House Team will be at Steart Marshes Open Day 10.00am – 3.00pm.  We are delighted to be hosting the Refreshments Marquee, so come along and enjoy lovely cakes and cookies and all the activities that are being put on for the day.  Visit http://www.wwt.org.uk/news/all-news/2017/05/wwt-steart-news/steart-marshes-open-day/  for further information.

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May Bank Holiday Weekend means one thing!  It is Family Camp!

It was a glorious day as families arrived and set up for Family Camp.

All survived the thunderstorm of last evening and are sat enjoying bacon butties before a full days activities.

   

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The house now clad in scaffolding and work underway.

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Spring is well and truly here!

            

Scaffolding goes up tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd May).  Over the next couple of weeks, all the windows in the grey building will be repaired and painted.

Please pray for good weather and safety for all those carrying out the work.

 

 New look Annexe lounge / meeting room.

New goals in use:

The new goals seem to be a big Hit!

Comments from Jacob (Steve & Kay’s son) and his friends: “The goals are an awesome addition.  They’re a great improvement on the last ones, as they’re much more permanent and they’ll be used by almost everyone who visits Hill House”.

      

Bagley Baptist Church Weekend  football match.  They say: “Great improvement on old goals”; “solid”; “good quality”; “more professional”.

      

Funding from Magnox Socio-Economic Scheme:

We are delighted with new goals, which have been purchased with the assistance of funding amounting to £829.00 from Magnox Socio-Economic Scheme.  These goals will be used by a great number of our weekend and midweek groups and a great benefit for our school residentials and summer youth Camps.

We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to Magnox for their generous assistance and support.

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