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SOUTHAMPTON DISTRICT
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Scroll down this page to see what is happening at St Francis’ in the next few days and weeks …
On Tuesday 13th June, St Francis’ Church family celebrated its “30th Birthday” –
the worshipping congregation of Valley Park having been founded on Trinity Eve –
Saturday 13th June 1987.

Our Vicar is retiring.Peter Hutchinson

Rev’d. Peter Hutchinson, Vicar of Valley Park since spring 1993, is retiring at the end of June. 

On Sunday 25th June, Peter will celebrate his final services at St. Francis’ and we will mark these with an open Church Family Barbeque commencing at around 12.30 p.m.

There is a general invitation to all in Valley Park who have been touched by Peter and Sue’s ministry during the past 24 years, to attend one or other of these events, and take the opportunity to say farewell to Peter and Sue.  If you would like more details of these events please contact one of the Churchwardens – their contact details are contained on the weekly Church Pew Sheets which may be found at the rear of the Church Nave.

During the early part of the season of Trinity we are following the teaching theme “To the ends of the Earth”, in which we will be looking at the early church in the 2nd half of the book of Acts of the Apostles.
This week’s theme is:

Week 1 – Being Called

Some of our house groups are following up on the teaching themes in their study groups; here are some questions to prompt further discussion within those groups:
Key Readings are:   Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 13, verses 1 – 12 and Matthew, Chapter 9, verse 35 – Chapter 10, verse 14.
–   Before Saul and Barnabas are called what happens?
–   Is it important that Paul does not go alone?
–   Are we prepared to identify aspects of our life or world that are not of God or the Kingdom?
–   Jesus gives direct instructions to help with the harvest, God needs a body to do his work.
Happening this week at
St. Francis’.
Note:
St Francis’ School Breakfast Club (7.30 a.m. – 9.00 a.m.) &
St Francis’ After School Club (3.30 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.)
held each weekday in School Terms.
Saturday 17th June:
10.00 a.m.:  Reset Church after Birthday party for Rev’d Peter Hutchinson.
Sunday 18th June:
First Sunday after Trinity:
8.45 a.m.:  Said Holy Communion;
10.00 a.m.: Morning Worship;
4.00 p.m.:  Messy Church
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Monday 19th June:
7.00 p.m.:   Informal Evening Prayer, Chapel.
Tuesday 20th June:
Wednesday 21st June:
7.00 p.m.: Valley Park Ladies meeting, Large Meeting Room.
Thursday 22nd June:
Friday 23rd June:
Saturday 24th June:
Sunday 25th June:
Second Sunday after Trinity:
Rev’d. Peter Hutchinson’s Last Sunday Services in Valley Park,

8.45 a.m.:  Said Holy Communion;
10.00 a.m.: Parish Communion;
12.30 p.m. approx.:  Church Family BBQ to say farewell to Rev’d. Peter Hutchinson.

MESSY CHURCH

Craft, Activities, Afternoon Tea, Celebration.
The fun way to do church
for all the family.
Next Session:
This Sunday 18th June
4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Theme:
“The Lost Son”
More:

St Francis Rendezvous Cafe - New Poster - Sept 2016 - Option Final
Café next Open:
This Wednesday 14th June
:
10.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon.

Now an Information Point for Health and Benefits Information.
More:

MEN’S BREAKFAST 
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Join us for a “Full English”, fellowship and
Thought for the Day

Next Breakfast:
Saturday: 8th July
8.15 a.m. for 8.30 a.m.

All Menfolk Welcome.

Glitter and Glue

glitter ad glue Glitter and Glue is an hour of
craft,  messy play, stories and
songs for  the under fives
and their parents/carers.
Glitter and Glue is held monthly –
all pre-school children and
their carers are welcome.
Next Session:
Friday 7th July
10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
More:

INFORMATION:

St Francis’ Church in action: 
To find out more about what else we are doing through the coming year please click on the link: Copy of Church-planner-2017-V3.2.
What were we doing in 2016?   To read about the Ministry, Mission and Witness we undertook, and how we used the Financial Resources gifted to us in 2016, please click on St Francis Annual Report 2016.
What are our strategic plans for Ministry and Mission in the coming months?  
To read our latest Parish Mission Action Plan (pMAP) please click on St Francis Valley Park – pMap 2017 – 2020 – Final 2-4-17.
Safeguarding those at risk:
To find our policies on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults please click here;
Data Protection: 
To read our Data Protection Policies please click here.  Please let the Parish Office know if you no longer wish us to hold your information.
To contact us:
For our contact details please click
 
here.   


 Image result for Copyright free Annual Meeting imagesOur Annual Church Meetings were held on
Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Click here to find out who are our newly elected Churchwardens, Pro- (Deputy) Wardens, Deanery Synod/Methodist Circuit/URC Provincial Synod Representatives and Members of the Parochial and Ecumenical Church Councils, and click the relevant links on the left on this page to read our Annual Report and Accounts, and our strategic plans (pMAP) for the coming year.


Delta:
Growing in Faith;  Changing Lives.

Our Church Discipleship Course – Delta – has now drawn to a close after 10 weeks of study by over 60 members of our Church family. 

However, if you would still like to refer to the study materials from the 10 weeks of the course please click here and scroll down the displayed page.

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