As we welcome a new year, it is time to reflect on the last year and start looking ahead. We are grateful to you all as we grow as followers of Jesus, as a community, and how we engage in loving mission through acts of loving service to those in Bitterne Park and beyond. Over the next few months, we look forward to sharing where we have gotten to with our plans and what we hope to achieve by God’s grace for 2023.
Looking to the month ahead – a little earlier than usual as things will look a little different on 1st January…
Services in January
This Sunday, 1st January, there will be no 10:45 service – we will have just one service, with communion, at 9am. On Sunday, 8th January, we will celebrate the new year and the return of our regular 10:45 service by sharing a breakfast of pastries together in the café at 10am. We would love to see you all then. Our worship evenings will start back up again in February.
Alpha is back
We are really looking forward to running our first Alpha course of 2023 this month. The first session will be on Wednesday, 11th January, with the course running for eight weeks. Alpha is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is exploring faith and has questions they want to ask. If you know of anyone who tried church this Christmas, please invite them to join us on 11th January – a warm meal will be provided. If you want to know more or find out how to help, please contact email@example.com, or people can book in via our website here.
The wellbeing café will continue to run on Wednesdays from 13:00-15:00. Everyone is welcome to come for a hot drink, cake, and chat. We will be starting again on the 4th January. We look forward to seeing you there!
With prayers and best wishes for 2023,
The Ascension Staff Team
” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeramiah 29:11 (NIV)